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John ? Firefox 1.5 support

by phil66 / March 21, 2007 2:07 AM PDT

Your sticky on Firefox notes that 1.5 will no longer be supported after April 24 and to upgrade to 2.0.

My windows Firefox is upgraded to the latest 2.0 version.

My Linux Ubuntu Firefox is the 1.5 and at this time the repositories have none of the 2.0 versions.

Does this imply my Linux version will be vunerable or is Linux safe enough it will not be effected.

Thanks for the response.

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Remember we are talking "safe" vs. "bullet proof."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 21, 2007 2:18 AM PDT

Some won't grasp there is a slight difference. Any current Linux distro is very safe but if you knowingly visit bad sites then you are going to test the limits of the products.

Why not alter your behavior to stay away from such sites?


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Ok answers my ?
by phil66 / March 21, 2007 3:21 AM PDT

If I get any safer with my browsing I will have to disconnect my ISP completely.LOL


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It won't let you upgrade?
by John.Wilkinson / March 21, 2007 7:15 AM PDT

I'm running Firefox under Ubuntu (direct link), but I didn't upgrade or overwrite...I saved it to and run it from my flash drive so I can take it on the go and use it with Linux LiveCDs. Regardless, yes, it does mean that any vulnerabilities found in Firefox 1.5.x.x after April 24th will go unpatched, making you more vulnerable than if you were running 2.0.x.x under Ubuntu.


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