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Mozilla Corporation has released a new version of Firefox in order to remove a bug found just a week after an updated version of the browser was released. Firefox 3.09 was released last Wednesday. It fixed nine security holes, one of which was considered "critical". It was also meant to be more stable than previous versions. …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Dead Vulture

    Bit slow there reg

    This is old news

  2. Big Bear


    That explains why one machine went to 3.0.9 and another went up to 3.0.10 - no admin rights the first machine so no auto-update including no “Check for updates” option… I set it up during a paranoid phase of my life…

    On a side note, I don’t hear the usual squealing slagging off the browser under scrutiny that normally occur when this kind of story breaks for certain other browsers! What’s good for the goose has killed the penguin, obviously.

  3. Anonymous Coward

    Is it news at all?

    Firefox seems to have the patching process very well sorted. It works unobtrusively and you crack on with your browsing

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It may be slightly old news

    but it is good that it is reported, and people keep up to date with the latest version.

  5. Alistair

    Please don't call it a "glitch"

    El Reg, you are catching the beeb disease.

    A glitch is a transient analogue phenomenon that effects electronic circuits. What the Firefox crew inserted is what's technically known as a bug. Although these days the term "pepperoni slice" would be more appropriate.

    Please make better use of your NUJ-issue thesaurus.

  6. Anonymous Coward

    @Big Bear

    "On a side note, I don’t hear the usual squealing slagging off the browser under scrutiny that normally occur when this kind of story breaks for certain other browsers!"

    --Why would anyone? Mozilla was made aware of a problem and fixed it in a very timely fashion. Not weeks after it had been exploited to death or users had grown hoarse complaining about it.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    "Why would anyone" - why would anyone for the other browsers, but they still do.

    can we have a hypocrit icon?

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    If you're going to be pedantic, it was actually a regression fault caused by accidentally reintroducing a previously known bug.

  9. Wize


    Very true.

    Firefox lets you install an update with the option of restart the browser now or wait for you to restart it.

    Anything MS does demand an instant reboot with annoying popups if you don't do it straight away.

  10. JP Strauss
    Black Helicopters

    I'm getting sick of the MS/everyone else debate

    Why don't we just all whip out our penises (penii?) and see who the real men are once and for all?

  11. nigel
    Dead Vulture

    Windows launch set to replace command line MS-DOS

    Also there is a flood coming, see if your pet can get space aboard the arc.

  12. Wibble

    They were quick

    That bug was a right PITA for web developers; couldn't view source and the only workaround was to remove the invaluable HTML validator addin.

    Nice to see them fix it so quickly.

  13. David Viner Silver badge

    Killing the MS reboot demand - whose PC is it anyway?

    The MS "Reboot Now/Later" annoyance can be killed (on XP anyway) by running the following in a command prompt:

    net stop wuauserv

    This stops the Windows update service. You can also create a batch file containing the above line and make a short cut to it from the desktop. After updating windows click the "Restart Later" option and then run the line or batch file, and you won't be annoyed (well, not by that particular pop-up anyway). The windows update service will start as normal after the next restart (which you will do when YOU want to do it and not at Microsoft's nagging insistence).


  14. Anonymous Coward
    Gates Halo

    From FireFox to DampSquib in three years

    It's caught the mange, I fear.

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Down

    Yes, but...

    Have they fixed the crap new URL bar?

    Firefox 2 FTW.

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