March 24, 2005
Firefox users: It's patch time
If you use Mozilla Firefox (and Lord knows, you should), please note there's a new version, 1.0.2, which fixes what they're calling a "risky" security flaw. It takes just a few seconds to download and install the upgrade, so hie yourselves over there and get on it.
Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 24, 2005 to Technology, science, and math
I already got mine. Luv my Mozilla FireFox!
Firefox version 1.0.2 installed with no quirks, and seems to run fine.
It is hard to imagine how we ever created blog posts without a tabbed browser. The developer-oriented features are nice, too, for those of us who develop web sites for a living. Count me as a Firefox fan... and there's very little software of which I'm a fan.
That said... this textarea is wider than its white background in Firefox, but not in IE. Go figure.
A Firefox tip for those of us prone to typos: if autofill gives you old errors when you try to fill out a form, highlight the incorrect item and click Shift-Delete.
It takes just a few seconds to download and install the upgrade, so hie yourselves over there and get on it.
It takes "just a few seconds" if you have broadband. But quite a few of us are still stuck with dialup, at least at home.
And we don't all live out in the boondocks, either. In south Garland, I am too far from my telco CO to get DSL, or even decent 56K connects. And cable internet costs over $50/month, since I have satellite instead of cable. (If I give up satellite and switch to Comcast, they'll knock $10/month off, but I'll still end up losing some of my favorite channels for about the same total cost.)
I have read about an RF broadband solution in my area, but it's a little unconventional. Still, I may be forced to go with it since the whole Internet world seems to operate with zero regard for those of us who, for whatever reason, can't avail ourselves of the absolute latest technology.
Sorry about being cranky today. I just spent a weekend having to delete numerous huge emails from the Texas Freedom Network. A bug caused their server to send the same email out over and over, which was 175Kb because of all the graphics and flashiness. It took several minutes to download each one so I could get to any emails sent after it. So if I get a little annoyed when someone assumes I can download a 4.6Mb file in "just a few seconds," try to understand.