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THE FREE browser Firefox seems to be able to teach Microsoft a lesson or two when it comes to fixing bugs.

This weel it has rushed out a the release of an upgrade so that it could deal with a security bug which had been spotted earlier this week.
http://theinquirer.net/?article=31350
http://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox:1.5.0.3:Overview
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Good info, Thanks
    
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Pretty easy to slam out a patch when there is no corporate application dependencies on it. Or if there is, they won't complain and just fix their apps.

MS slams out a patch that breaks a singel app and they will get roasted to high heaven.

MS moves on a slow, known schedule to be sure they can get testing done and large deployments (corps, gov't, schools) can plan deployment schedules and not just be patching willy-nilly all the time.

If Firefox became a large corp/gov't dependency, they would have to do the same thing.

(And I am just going to ignore the fallacial nature of the title and content... Can't anyone report news without slamming in some red-herring or straw man? .. Oh. Nevermind, checked source.)
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