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47717768
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join:2003-12-08
Birmingham, AL
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[FireFox] The most stable version

What is the most stable version of FF for you?
For me it is 14.0.1. Other versions up to 16.X have issues crashing, but not often.


hortnut
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join:2005-09-25
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At first I resisted upgrading to each new version. Ran 3.6.x for a long time. Then installed 10.x.x in its own directory and used profile manager. Had separate shortcuts for the different executable versions.

Finally just gave in and went with the upgrade cycle, with an exception. Would wait a week or so before upgrading to the next one, in case there were problems. Like they had with 16.0 recently.

Now I am at 16.0.1 on Windows 7 Pro on an i5 with 8 gigs of Ram. Have 32 Add-ons installed.

Cannot remember last time FF crashed on me. And it is my primary Browser. There are only a couple of sites that require IE.


Grail Knight

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join:2003-05-31
Valhalla
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reply to 47717768
I like v16.0.1 which has not crashed at all.

I also like v17.0b2 as well.
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chrisretusn
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join:2007-08-13
Philippines
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reply to 47717768
For me, all have been stable. Running 16.0.1 right now.
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dandelion
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join:2003-04-29
Germantown, TN
kudos:5
reply to 47717768
I have kept 11.0 For some reason decided not to continue updating at the moment though may have to later.


Woody79_00
I run Linux am I still a PC?
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join:2004-07-08
united state

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reply to 47717768
Probably the 10.0.9 ESR (Extended Support Release) is probably the most stable version.

I don't really use Firefox anymore though. Mozilla insistence on treating its users as beta testers by pretty much forcing version upgrades every 6 weeks just drove me away all together. I know i am not the only 1 either because Firefox global usage has been on a decline since they started this nonsense.

I am now pretty much a full-time Opera user. Opera has a solid release schedule, they don't release major version upgrades every few weeks, instead they patch bugs, release minor versions, and major versions don't come as often. When new versions of Opera do come out they show significant gains in the HTML 5 test, and good quality features and improvements...Firefox is just trying to play a version number game.

Firefox lost me and a lot of other users as seen by their decline in the browser share by continuing this release cycle.


howardfine

join:2002-08-09
Saint Louis, MO
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said by Woody79_00:

I don't really use Firefox anymore though. Mozilla insistence on treating its users as beta testers by pretty much forcing version upgrades every 6 weeks

Chrome does the same.
quote:
Firefox global usage has been on a decline since they started this nonsense.
Global usage is back to where it was 3 years ago but increased last month.
quote:
Opera has a solid release schedule, they don't release major version upgrades every few weeks
Because they use a different versioning schedule. It has nothing to do with the numbers. They hold back all features until some major change is completed. Firefox and Chrome release new features and upgrades when they are completed. iow, if feature A is ready to go in Opera, you won't see it until the over-arching upgrade is completed which could be in about a year. In FF and chrome, otoh, when feature A is done, it's released. It goes through all the same testing everything gets. It's just never put on hold waiting for something else.
quote:
When new versions of Opera do come out they show significant gains in the HTML 5 test
While FF and Chrome show incremental gains.
quote:
Firefox is just trying to play a version number game.
Again, version numbers are not marketing. It's a release point. A naming system.
quote:
Firefox lost me and a lot of other users as seen by their decline in the browser share by continuing this release cycle.

Then what would explain Chrome's triple-growth while they do the exact same thing?


MarkRH
Premium
join:2005-02-08
Oklahoma City, OK
reply to 47717768
In and of itself, I've never had a stability issue with Firefox of any version. Every once and awhile I've had a bad add-on give it fits. (Some auto form content saving add-on really dragged it down.. when FF 3.X was current) and some problematic Flash updates but those just crashed the plug-in, not the browser.

Kind of like a WordPress blog. My webhost just upgraded to PHP 5.3.17 which caused my blog to go whacky. Turns out it was one of the plug-ins. Disabled that plug-in and the blog now works fine.

Anyway, FF 16.0.1 has been rock solid thus far with the latest Flash Version running in Protected Mode. (Win 7 Pro/SP1 64bit).

Mele20
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join:2001-06-05
Hilo, HI
kudos:5
reply to Woody79_00
Where did you get the idea that Opera is not playing the same insane game that all other browsers seem to be playing? Opera has deteriorated considerably since 11.0. The current version is a complete mess. I had Opera as my default browser until Fx 4 was released and then I began using it most of the time but still used Opera and kept up with all the updates. The current version is awful. Opera stopped being a great browser with 10x. In other words, it became as bad as the others when Opera decided to defensively move to a rapid release schedule to try and compete with the other browser that were doing this insanity.

For me, on XP Pro, the most stable version of Fx is version 4.0.1. I have version 10.0.9 on a virtual machine running XP Pro also and it is not stable. Plus, Session Manager is not working right on it but it works fine on Fx 4.

It will be interesting to see how Fx 10 is on a new computer when it arrives (Windows 7 Pro).
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evoxllx

join:2007-06-07
Winter Park, FL
reply to 47717768
Firefox nightly is the most reliable.

»nightly.mozilla.org/


DelmarPip
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join:2011-10-15
Brownsville, TX
hey does the nightly version you are usin crash everytime you go full screen on youtube videos ?


La Luna
RIP Lisa
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join:2001-07-12
Warwick, NY
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reply to 47717768
I use the latest version, currently at 16.0.2. Works great. The only issue I have with the last few versions is that the internal updater refuses to work. Other than that, no problems at all. I see no problem with the number of updates, and I certainly wouldn't use an old, insecure version.

FourWheelKid

join:2006-03-03
Broussard, LA
reply to 47717768
Aurora (18.0a2 (2012-10-30) here. Solid as a rock.

redwolfe_98
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reply to 47717768
FF 3.0 was the only version of FF that i did not have any issues with..

FF 16.x is the only version that i have used that has crashed while i was using it..


ZZZZZZZ
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PARADISE
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reply to 47717768
They've all been stable for me..............the only issue I have right now with 16.02 is that I have to enable WEBGL in about:config to upload any images to DSLR..........for some weird reason ,otherwise it crashes FF.
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Santa Fe
Living With Diabetes.
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join:2000-08-22
Freight Yard
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reply to redwolfe_98
You mean I have to update my copy of Phoenix .5?
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capdjq
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join:2000-11-01
Vancouver
reply to 47717768
I'm using Version 17.04 beta. Even that is stable.