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Firefox 1.5 RC2

by omerta2177 / November 16, 2005 12:03 AM PST

I just downloaded the most current version of Firefox and am wondering when they come out with 1.5 RC2 will it be easy to upgrade to it or will I have to do a clean installation and re initiate all my favorites and all that good stuff.

Also I hear they want to make this available before the end of the year so does anybody have insight into when exactly it might be out?

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I don't know
by PudgyOne / November 16, 2005 1:22 AM PST
In reply to: Firefox 1.5 RC2

I don't know where you got your version of Firefix, but I'd go here to download it

Hope this helps.

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Beta version
by byker49 / November 16, 2005 1:54 AM PST
In reply to: I don't know

Omerta, you have the beta version for developers and testers. You need version 1.07

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It's coming...
by John.Wilkinson / November 16, 2005 2:18 AM PST
In reply to: Firefox 1.5 RC2

Firefox 1.0.7 is the current version, but version 1.5 RC2 is currently available for download from the Mozilla website. Release Candidates represent a near-finished project that is being tested to see if any minor bugs remain, especially with using third-party extensions and themes. If you want you can download/install it now, or wait for the final release which is expected this month as long as no problems arise.

When upgrading from 1.0.7 to 1.5, you'll have to uninstall the old version before installing the new. (If you want, you can install both of them side-by-side into different folders/directories and use them both, but there's little reason to do such.) Once you have 1.5, you'll no longer have to uninstall and reinstall Firefox for each new will update itself automatically. This includes, to my knowledge, going from 1.5 RC2 to 1.5 (release version).

However, you never (with 1.0.7 or 1.5) have to worry about losing your favorites and settings. Those are stored in a default profile in another directory, which is not deleted upon uninstalling/upgrading Firefox. On the flip side, you will have to reinstall and themes and extensions when going from 1.0.7 to 1.5, but not from then on.

Hope this helps,

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by omerta2177 / November 16, 2005 8:06 AM PST
In reply to: It's coming...

Yeah John that helped a lot. I am currently using the most recent version of firefox but was implying about the new 1.5 RC2 version mozilla is working on. I will definitely go with that when it is ready to go but I dont want to run it in test mode as it is right now. Thanks.

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