Technology Tales

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A Firefox a day?

1st December 2007

No sooner have we received Firefox than they have already started talking about Apparently, the latest update broke support for a tag that I have never used: canvas. This is stuff that makes you wonder about their quality control.

Because the was a security update, Ubuntu volunteered it to me without any effort on my part. However, I am using Ubuntuzilla so I didn’t get the update coming through to my browsing world without further intervention. Launching Firefox using the gksu command allowed me to update the thing like I have been doing on Windows: Help > Check for Updates… I have got a more permanent check set up now thanks to my issuing the following command: -a installupdater -p firefox

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