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    Question Firefox To Drop Version Numbers Entirely.

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    Firefox = Google ... take a hike uh? Okay ...

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    I couldn't agree more with the article,version numbers are irrelevant.IMHO.
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    There is a reason Chrome is gaining popularity. FF is no longer the new innovative kid on the block with a clean interface and low profile. While I still like and use FF, it's becoming bloated and irrelevant, and dumping version numbers (on the public face) is a reflection of that. Its been clear for a while that they don't want to be the browser choice of the enterprise, just the choice of the home user. This move just drives the point home. Unfortunately, they are also relegating themselves to always being in second place, at best. When vendors choose to use a browser as their application's front end, its always IE. And that alone will keep IE in first place in the browser wars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Brown View Post
    When vendors choose to use a browser as their application's front end, its always IE.
    Really? If you think about the world's largest and most successful browser based applications, I think they want to work across all platforms. E.g., Salesforce.com, Gmail, Facebook...

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    There is a long discussion thread about this here that is up to 161 comments: Removing Firefox Version Number - mozilla.dev.usability | Google Groups.

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    To us in the UK, having a car registration plate that also shows the year of manufacture is a bit of a status symbol, with the exception of the rich who prefer personalised ones. FF seems to fit the latter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jscher2000 View Post
    Really? If you think about the world's largest and most successful browser based applications, I think they want to work across all platforms. E.g., Salesforce.com, Gmail, Facebook...
    I think you misunderstood what I'm referring to. I'm not talking about public facing things like you mentioned, I'm talking about commercially available applications for businesses. As an example, some hospital systems use a virtual ICU product for a doctor to remotely monitor ICUs at night. (http://visicu.mediaroom.com/index.php?year=2010&s=38). The software is built on 100% Microsoft products, including the user interface which is built on a highly customized version of IE. There are lots of these type if GUI front ends built on IE's development platform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
    Hi Loungers,
    Read more here.
    "Firefox To Drop Version Numbers Entirely."
    This is very misleading, they are not dropping the version number, just making it harder to find.
    What's the big deal?
    Do you "Believe"? Do you vote? Please Read:
    LEARN something today so you can TEACH something tomorrow.
    DETAIL in your question promotes DETAIL in my answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Brown View Post
    I think you misunderstood what I'm referring to.
    I see what you mean now. If one only needs the application to support Windows, embedding IE and using COM objects or .Net assemblies certainly is the way to go for maximum convenience and power. Other browsers are not as conveniently architected for embedding, and don't have as privileged access to the OS. But then again, they are web browsers...

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