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    Default Firefox questions.

    At the moment Firefox is available as one of two different versions.
    I have 1.0.4 installed and running. Should I bother upgrading to 1.0.5?
    Also what is the difference between a plugin, an extension and an add-on?
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    Yes, you should definitely upgrade to 1.05, as it has some security fixes.

    A plugin for a web browser typically allows you to view/play some specific type of file. For instance, Quicktime (to play mov files), Flash (to play swf files), and Acrobat (to view PDFs) are all plugins that work within the browser to show you that type of file.

    An extension is a program that extends the functionality of your web browser in a certain way. For instance, the Adblock extension for Firefox allows you to disable advertisements in the web sites you view. The SessionSaver extension saves the sites you are viewing when you close Firefox, so that the next time you launch Firefox, it will show you those same sites.
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    Ok. Thanks Osc.
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    Following the advice from Osc I have Firefox 1.0.5 installed and running. But now I've read this http://www.help2go.com/postt15126.html I wonder if I've done the right thing.
    Will someone please reassure me that Firefox 1.0.5 does cut the mustard.
    Thank you.
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    As I said in that topic I had a lot of problems with it due to Roboform, which is a password manager of my dads. Although it does seem to be a very poor release as 1.0.6 is out very soon. I think whooze said there was a beta/tester for 1.0.6 which may be worth a go, but I am waiting for the complete version. Whether other people agree or disagree is up to them, but I doubt very much whether I personally would be able to get it to run with some of the software already on my system and will have to wait until both parts are updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy9663
    Will someone please reassure me that Firefox 1.0.5 does cut the mustard.
    I think it does. I read there are some problems with the latest upgrade for some people. I'm not sure what they are in detail but I'm not experiencing any personally. Everything works OK, including all the installed extensions. Roboform not being compatible was a problem but there is now an updated version of the adapter that will work with 1.0.5 (and hopefully 1.0.6)

    http://www.roboform.com/browsers.html

    Any problems arising maybe depend on what extensions are installed.

    1.0.6 is due any time now so, fingers crossed, all will be well for a while after that.

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    I believe the problems with 1.0.5 are very specific. If you are having no problems with it you are fine. It wasn't tested properly for some web sites, and those are the ones causing the problem. 1.0.6 will be out soon, Firefox isn't perfect, but at least when they have a problem they admit it and get it fixed as soon as possible. Charlie

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    Thank you all.
    My main worry was, and still is, my home PC security.
    I'm going to run with 1.0.5 but will update to 1.0.6 as soon as it is available as a general release.
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    1.0.6 is now the version. 1.0.5 had more bugs than "A Bug's Life"
    I suggest any firefox user to upgrade ASAP
    Take control of your life. Leave others to control their own.