What is the higest version of Firefox for 2000?


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Sid Elbow

What is the higest version of Firefox for 2000?
I have 12.0 on a Win2K system and FF repeatedly pops up a window telling
me that it's out of date. If I then let it check for updates it tells me
that the version I have is the highest one that will work with Win2K and
that I should update my OS (like many, there is a reason I'm running
Win2K on that particular machine).

Having decided I don't want to upgrade my OS I wish I could stop FF from
nagging me with the message. I have it set to "Don't Check for Updates"
but that doesn't stop it.
 
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Andrew Rossmann

I have 12.0 on a Win2K system and FF repeatedly pops up a window telling
me that it's out of date. If I then let it check for updates it tells me
that the version I have is the highest one that will work with Win2K and
that I should update my OS (like many, there is a reason I'm running
Win2K on that particular machine).

Having decided I don't want to upgrade my OS I wish I could stop FF from
nagging me with the message. I have it set to "Don't Check for Updates"
but that doesn't stop it.
I have an old Win2K system with FF12 on it, and it does not give me any
warnings about being out of date. I don't remember if the update check
is turned on or off.
 
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Sid Elbow

I have an old Win2K system with FF12 on it, and it does not give me any
warnings about being out of date. I don't remember if the update check
is turned on or off.
Interesting. The update check is definitely turned off on mine. I wonder
if there's something in about:config that affects this.
 
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generic

Interesting. The update check is definitely turned off on mine. I wonder
if there's something in about:config that affects this.
I'm on my Win98 system and running Firefox 3.x. In about:config there
are several lines that say "update". Dont know if that affects it, and
it's version 3.x too.

I never allow ANY software to automatically updgrade.

1. Nothing gets upgraded, or automatically done to my computer without
me personally doing it manually. I may not want the upgrade, and who
knows if it's malware.

2. I'm often busy and it never fails that those upgrades always want to
occur when I dont have time for that sort of thing, and if FF was
upgrading, I could not use it.

3. Just because software has an upgrade dont mean I want it. I still
use some software made in the 90's because the newer versions are too
damn complicated and bloated. (Same way I feel about the newer versions
of windows).

4. I hate being told what to run on my computer. It's my computer and
my choice. And with some software, they are gonna want money for the
upgrade too.

5. Firefox seems to have gone upgrade crazy. It seems every couple
months there is a new version lately.... WHY?
 
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Sid Elbow

5. Firefox seems to have gone upgrade crazy. It seems every couple
months there is a new version lately.... WHY?
Because Mozilla made a deliberate policy change a while back. They used
to release updates in major revisions at discrete and fairly long
intervals. Then (for security reasons I think .... plus a bit of "look
Microsoft, we can do it too") they decided on the current frequent
(every week or two) release with just a few updates.

You're not the only one to complain - the Mozilla groups are full of it.
Falls on deaf ears though I'm afraid.
 
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Andrew Rossmann

Interesting. The update check is definitely turned off on mine. I wonder
if there's something in about:config that affects this.
I checked and it's still set to 'Check for updates, but let me choose
when to install them'. This is in Options/Advanced/Update.
 
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Mohan

What is the higest version of Firefox for 2000?
This is definitely OT, but a similar question on the "Last Windows 2000
compatible version of Kerio Personal Firewall".

I was using "Sygate 5.6" that served very well all these years, but
after reinstalling the OS for some reason, downloads were fine but
anything to upload, including sending mail didn't work! I tried Kerio
and things have improved. But the version 2.5 I found is too dated: a
2003 build. Can any one using it suggest its last compatible version
(Filehippo.com seems to archive older builds), or suggest any other
make and version?

--
 
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generic

This is definitely OT, but a similar question on the "Last Windows 2000
compatible version of Kerio Personal Firewall".

I was using "Sygate 5.6" that served very well all these years, but
after reinstalling the OS for some reason, downloads were fine but
anything to upload, including sending mail didn't work! I tried Kerio
and things have improved. But the version 2.5 I found is too dated: a
2003 build. Can any one using it suggest its last compatible version
(Filehippo.com seems to archive older builds), or suggest any other
make and version?
Look it up on http://www.filehorse.com
They seem to be more detailed. I've pretty much switched to them for
older file downloads.
 
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generic

Because Mozilla made a deliberate policy change a while back. They used
to release updates in major revisions at discrete and fairly long
intervals. Then (for security reasons I think .... plus a bit of "look
Microsoft, we can do it too") they decided on the current frequent
(every week or two) release with just a few updates.

You're not the only one to complain - the Mozilla groups are full of it.
Falls on deaf ears though I'm afraid.
Like all I want to do on my computer is keep upgrading stuff
constantly..... I sure can relate to the complaints. Not only the
constant upgrade hassle, but the addons and extensions have to be
upgraded at the same time, and I've found that several of the ones I
used to use are just gone. I can only imagine the guys who write them
are sick of having to re-write them constantly.

And one other thing, I have had other software where an upgrade meant
downloading a small .zip, opening it, and replacing a few program files.
(Usually the .exe). Why does FF make us download the whole damn program
again? Being on dialup, this is more than a hassle!
 

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