Longtime subscriber Chet wrote to ask about the need to update Internet Explorer and Firefox:
Is it wise to update every time you get an email…for instance I’m still using IE8 and am hesitating to go to IE9…and now it seems FIREFOX, MY BROWSER OF CHOICE, (V3.6.18) is updating every 10 minutes!
I still haven’t gotten around to v4 and they are up to v5. Is it better to wait awhile rather than jump right in as soon as they announce something?
Chet (long time fan and subscriber)
I immediately wrote back to Chet to tell him that it’s time to update to Internet Explorer 9 and to Firefox 5.
I usually wait a couple weeks for any "growing pains" to be resolved with IE updates, since I don’t normally use IE.
Firefox, however, I always update immediately. That’s even more important now, since Mozilla has announced a new support process.
Instead of providing support for older versions for an extended period, Mozilla has announced that when a new version is released, they will immediately discontinue support of the old version.
You have to go to the Mozilla site to download version 5 of Firefox – http://www.mozilla.com/firefox