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checking out chromium source the other night, their release versions are nuts, i just got around to compiling the first stable branch of the 8 series, and they are already up to 12 in the dev channel, if this keeps up, by the end of this year chrome/chromium will be up to 120, they release a new dev branch number 3 or 4 days.
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It is all Google's fault.
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It is all Google's fault.
its microsofts fault, they went from 1.0 to 2.0, to 3.0, then 3.1, then 3.11, 3.5, then 3.51, dos didn't fare any better...as soon as we all thought we had a handle on MS's release scheme they go and release 95, 98, 2000, then Me, Xp, Vista, and now 7...
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The numbers may go from 4 to 7, but will performance, features and quality match the pace?

Unlikely.

So companies are basically downgrading the relevance of the version release number in an attempt to make it seem like their faster/more mature/some how better? Great. there's a decimal and sub version numbers for these kind of minor updates guys.
You speak as if any notes have been released.
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The computer market is changing. There's more and more people using computers that don't care or don't know how to find out what the version number actually stands for (changelogs etc.)

That's why the version number is becoming a "marketing asset" for the less knowledgeable people.
"I need a browser. I probably should pick the most advanced one, so i'll take IE8 over FF4"
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Just do what Slackware did and jump forward.
    
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I think i will stick with using 3.6 for a long time. 4.0 sucks and looks horrible. So 3.6 is fine with me. Hell i still use netscape in 2011 and never had any problems.
That speaks a lot about your concern in security matters.
   
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I think i will stick with using 3.6 for a long time. 4.0 sucks and looks horrible. So 3.6 is fine with me. Hell i still use netscape in 2011 and never had any problems.
You are just comedy gold all day erryday.
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The computer market is changing. There's more and more people using computers that don't care or don't know how to find out what the version number actually stands for (changelogs etc.)

That's why the version number is becoming a "marketing asset" for the less knowledgeable people.
"I need a browser. I probably should pick the most advanced one, so i'll take IE8 over FF4"
Yea I get that but still people the majority of people don't know the difference between Internet explorer and firefox. I beg them to switch to Firefox or chrome and they never bother to. And the funny thing is it's free. So I secretly download one and switch their default browser to one and I even have the decently to copy over the data (like their bookmarks, and saved passwords) and they will come back to me and like say "*** did you do that for." Me: "Chrome has a lot better security and faster then IE8. And they say "I don't see a difference put it back to Internet explorer I don't know how to operate this thing." And then me: "Just give it a try and if you don't like it I'll take it off."

3 days later... Yea that program you put on my computer is crap can I have my internet explorer back. Yea sure but do me a favor and please let me update it to version 9.

The problem is most people have problem adapting to new things they like for stuff to stay static most people don't care to learn new things. That's where people like us come in and we don't understand because we thrive on learning new stuff. Well at least most of the people I've met at these forums. Anyways I'm getting off topic

p.s. usually I do this about 5 or 6 times and they finally realize "This program is actually cooler". I'm a persistent bastard I know.
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I think i will stick with using 3.6 for a long time. 4.0 sucks and looks horrible. So 3.6 is fine with me. Hell i still use netscape in 2011 and never had any problems.
What was the last beta that you used? It has changed ALOT since the earlier ones.
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