Mozilla retires Firefox 4 from security support

Joshua Isom jrisom at
Thu Jun 23 14:33:56 UTC 2011

On 6/23/2011 8:08 AM, Admin Cyanide wrote:
> The major difference is that when updating Microsoft's OS from a major
> version to another you have to pay.
> I'm not flaming, I just want to focus on the fact that this products
> have not the same constraints.
> What is surprising is why it is not a 4.1 release, I'm not following
> Firefox development but I'm surprised how fast they've gone from a major
> release to another.
> What has been changed in FF 5 that needs this release number change ?

Blame Chrome.  Just like there was no Netscape 5 because of IE6, the 
version number is marketing to make it look like Firefox is updating 
more often and faster than competitors.

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