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Mozilla Plans to Force Firefox 3.5 Upgrade

Mozilla plans to push 12 million users of Firefox 3.5 to a newer version next month by automatically upgrading their browser, according to PCWorld.

“While it will continue to “dangle the carrot” of Firefox 4 to those users — Mozilla started offering an upgrade to Firefox 4 to people running Firefox 3.5 and Firefox 3.6 last week — it will “force 3.6 on 3.5 stragglers not choosing to update to Firefox 4 or 3.6 (give them the stick),” wrote Christian Legnitto, the Firefox release manager, in a message posted to a developer mailing list .

Later, Legnitto said his choice of the word “force” was ill-advised, and noted that only Firefox 3.5 users who had left the default automatic updates setting enabled would be moved to Firefox 3.6 automatically.”

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