A quick timeline: Firefox 3: June 17, 2008 Firefox 4: March 22, 2011 Firefox 5: June 21, 2011 Firefox 6: August 16, 2011 Firefox 7: September 27, 2011
Do you think they've made enough changes to warrant the major build number changing 3 separate times, or do they think that having a big number makes it seem like they're making progress? Or is this just an excuse to get more cakes from Microsoft?
They decided on this insane release cycle/version update that's baffling pretty much everyone. Minor updates, instead of being a subset of a main release, will get their own release number if they fall within the release cycle. Yeah, I don't get it either.
Holy crap. I'm still on 3. I had installed 4 at one point, wasn't happy with the changes (I'm a total "I like it the way I know it" guy) and hit the System Restore. I had no idea they'd gone beyond 4! Maybe it's time to suck it up and upgrade, but I'm not sure to what!
http://www.wheels.org/spacewar/stone/rolling_stone.html A nice peek into the beginnings of the "modern" computer age ... especially if you had no idea that we have the internet and video game consoles thanks to damn dirty hippies.