You know they're speeding up their release cycle, right? Now a release doesn't wait for features to get finished, only the finished items get shipped. Looks like it's going to be about a release every 2 months, so that'd make around 6 releases per year..
But it doesn't really fit the previous upgrade path (with addons becoming incompatible every major version), so they'll have to improve that. I heard something about automatic updates (similar to chrome's updates I guess).
I don't think the changes between versions of firefox are significant enough to be called by a whole version number for 4,5,6 and probibly 7 as well. Further I would personally prefer if the releases would work right instead of occurring at "regular cycles" as is the new policy.
Considering how bad ff4 was I wouldn't download a beta unless I was a greasemonkey programmer.
I guess I should see what has been added and decide whether to make the great leap forward and keep up with the times, or stay here at 3.6.22 and yell at the kids to stay off my lawn. (Funny, I think I may have 3.6.23 at work. I wonder why I haven't been updated here at home?)
danfrank wrote:i rarely update at all, any program , even when prompted the only one that is set to automatic is norton...
That is 90s behaviour. You better update often because of the security fixes and because no one supports old versions. Unless you have a slow PC that cannot handle new software, but well, not updating is like not changing cars.