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    Latest version of Fire Fox


    I have successfully upgraded to Open SUSE 12.1 and wonder how is it that I sometimes get this window telling that my browser is not up to date. I presume its the Fire Fox.

    I did a bit of trial and error clicking here and there on the FFox logo to see if I can get some info of which version it is actually! Unfortunately, I must have clicked any other keys except the right one. So I am at a lost as to what version it actually is. I believe FF is now version 16.

    Appreciate your help. Thanks.

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    When running Firefox, go to Help -> About Firefox and the version will be listed there. In order to get the latest versions of Firefox packages, you need to add the Mozilla Repository to your software sources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhismail View Post
    I believe FF is now version 16.

    Appreciate your help. Thanks.
    Just make sure it is 16.0.1 and not 16.0, in regards to a security bug. I'm sure OpenSUSE would be on top of this, but it doesn't hurt to check.

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    Thanks Dark.child. OK with your suggestion I found out its version 16.0.1 for Open SUSE 12.1. So I do have the latest version then. However, why did the crashes happened and a window telling me about that. What other issues can be at hand then? Fyi I am still working on how to get my recorded talk to play on my Open SUSE. I will post this a bit later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhismail View Post
    I found out its version 16.0.1 for Open SUSE 12.1. So I do have the latest version then.
    Yes, you have the latest version for the moment. You can always see what the latest firefox release is on their releases page:

    Mozilla Firefox Release Notes

    However, the latest release won't appear in your distro's repository until the distro devs have compiled it and placed in their repo.
    Last edited by oz; 10-24-2012 at 02:23 PM. Reason: corrected a word
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhismail View Post
    However, why did the crashes happened and a window telling me about that. What other issues can be at hand then?
    Crashes? you hadn't mentioned crashes earlier, just a window telling you that the browser wasn't up-to-date. More info (what happens, when does it happen, what error messages come up) please.

    Quote Originally Posted by mhismail View Post
    Thanks Dark.child. OK with your suggestion I found out its version 16.0.1 for Open SUSE 12.1. So I do have the latest version then.
    To check on versions, go into yast > install and remove software, search for firefox. There is a tab at the bottom that tells you about versions and which repo they are from.

    From oS 12.2 (and 12.1 ought to be the same, but that isn't quite a guarantee that it is) you should have 16.0.1-2.17.1, and for me it doesn't make a difference whether I have the Mozilla repo enabled, or not (that is 16.0.1-2.17.1, is still the most up-to-date either way).

    I don't quite get why you are getting the message about the browser not being up-to-date if it is, but it is possible that if your default browser has been changed (konqueror, Opera, Chrome, Midori...) the message might relate to that, I suppose.

    If you have apper running (and not everybody does) that should list all of the updates outstanding for your system, so if there is a browser listed in there, it would possibly pay to take that update.

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