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After Two Weeks, Firefox 5 Is Already Used by More People than Firefox 4

Steve
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After Two Weeks, Firefox 5 Is Already Used by More People than Firefox 4

I wonder why Roll eyes
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Firefox 5 has been available for about two weeks now. It's the first release under the new rapid development cycle at Mozilla and was pushed as a security update for Firefox 4. It shouldn't be much of a surprise then that Firefox 5 already has a bigger market share than the Firefox 4 it's replacing.

More Here......http://news.softpedia.com/news/After-Two-Weeks-Firefox-5-Is-Already-Used-by-More-People-than-Firefox-4-209641.shtml
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Heloman
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Re: After Two Weeks, Firefox 5 Is Already Used by More People than Firefox 4

The answer to your query is in the very next sentence in your quoted link:
"Compared to previous releases, even the relatively recent Firefox 4, that's a huge improvement in adoption, but one to be expected since Firefox 5 was pushed via the automated update channel."
That's why I'm using FF5 . It was included in my normal package updates :-)
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Re: After Two Weeks, Firefox 5 Is Already Used by More People than Firefox 4

Same here, but I M$ users don't get this help. They have to update it themselves (or via the update link in the browser) rather than it being automatically sent to them.
Heloman
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Re: After Two Weeks, Firefox 5 Is Already Used by More People than Firefox 4

True, of course.
But having recently bought a new box with Win7 pre-installed I occasionally boot to Windows just to keep it updated. Last time I did so and opened FF, it informed me that FF5  was available and just to click here. Which I did.
Sooner or later I'll get bored/need the space and I'll wipe Win7, as I did with XP previously........