Migration timeframe

Shawn Steele Shawn.Steele at microsoft.com
Thu Dec 3 02:43:51 CET 2009

Yea, I don't get why people don't update.  99.99% (Ok, I haven't seen that many).  ALL of the machines I've seen with virus type problems were way out of date.  Another couple I know are low bandwidth so only update sporadically (but they do update so they haven't had problems).

Anyway, sane or not, I don't think all of the people will update as quickly as we'd like :(  And the list's thrown out #s like 5-10 years for a transition, so it seems like we recognize that as well.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gervase Markham [mailto:gerv at mozilla.org] 
Sent: ,  02,  2009 1:56
To: Shawn Steele
Cc: peter at peter-dambier.de; idna-update at alvestrand.no
Subject: Re: Migration timeframe

On 01/12/09 23:21, Shawn Steele wrote:
> Hmm, for some reason people ask me for computer help when it acts up, 
> and most of the friends/acquaintances machines' s I've seen with FF 
> don't seem to update it very often :(

If they are on Firefox 3 or above, it should update itself, unless someone has disabled that.

In Firefox 3.5, at least, the pref is:
Edit | Preferences | Advanced | Update tab Check all three "automatically check for updates" boxes and select "Automatically download and install the update".

(I would do the same for an IE user :-) )


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