Jesus, am I using windows here or what????

Joep L. Blom jlblom at
Sat Jul 3 07:52:09 UTC 2010

Pete Vander Giessen wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 3:17 PM, Ray Parrish <crp at> wrote:
>> Could someone please tell me how to undo the crap that has been foisted
>> off on me today by this "upgrade"????
> Hi Ray,
> The Ubuntu maintainers chose to push Firefox 3.6 to users because
> security updates have been discontinued for Firefox 3.0, and the
> expectation with Canonical supported apps is that they will receive
> security updates.
> If you really want to roll back to an old version of Firefox, the best
> thing to do would be to install it manually.  Instructions here:
> As the page mentions, you'll be foregoing security updates, and it
> would probably be a better idea to:
> 1)  Install the Firefox version in the Ubuntu repository.
> 2)  Clear the cache/history, or (worst comes to worst) create a new
> profile.  Instructions for that stuff at the above link, too.
> If you're unhappy with the direction that the Mozilla foundation is
> taking Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera are both also available.  I
> still tend to use Firefox as my primary browser, but the Chrome
> extension ecosystem is getting good enough that I'm a little tempted
> to switch.
> ~PeteVG
> " ... the original aphorism being 'In comparison with the ancients, we
> stand like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants.' The image was a
> commonplace by the time Newton used it, his one contribution being to
> erase any sense that he himself might be a dwarf."
> ~ Lewis Hyde
I switched 3 days ago to chrome and, although it lacks somewhat the 
smoothness of FF and the plugins (called extensions) are still not many, 
it works without a problem using much less real estate.

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