TLWIR 18: Ubuntu Rapid Release, Acer, and The Philippines' Bold Move
Sep 23, 2011, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I only use one web browser: Firefox. I love Google and their products: I use Gmail and Google Docs extensively. However, when I find a product that I love, I stay loyal to it. (Unless they screw me over!) Firefox was the first browser that I fell in love with. As good as Chrome is, you will have to, in the words of Charlton Heston, pry Firefox from my cold, dead hands. It is very clear to me that Chrome does provide one VERY good thing, ample competition for Firefox. Firefox was always good, but the quality greatly increased when Google's Chrome browser began to put a lot more heat on the Firefox development team. One influence that I REALLY like is how Firefox shifted to a rapid release cycle, mirroring Chrome's approach to software updates. The basic philosophical concept that Firefox and Chrome are trying to get people to accept is this: we are trying to move away from the old concept of software versions. In Firefox's and Google's minds, there is really only ONE version of any software that you should be running: the latest one. The reasons for this are obvious:
"the latest version will be the most secure because it has fixed all of the security holes in the previous versions (in theory, at least).
"It will have all of the latest features."