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Upgrade offer to be issued to Firefox 3 and Firefox 3.5 users

March 11th, 2010

Editor’s note: On Mar 11, Mozilla announced over 100,000,000 downloads of Firefox 3.6 to date. Firefox users on prior versions will be offered an upgrade to Firefox 3.6. For more details, check out Mike Beltzner’s Dev News announcement, reposted below.

In the past 50 days, Firefox 3.6 has been downloaded over 100,000,000 times by people looking to improve their web experience, and install the world’s best web browser. Mozilla believes that the user’s choice of web browser matters, and is extremely proud of how many people have chosen to use Firefox.

Starting today, users running older versions of Firefox will be offered the choice of upgrading to Firefox 3.6. We’re presenting this upgrade offer for our users who may not realize that a new version is available

As always, users will be able to choose between:

  • deferring the decision for 24 hours (“Ask Later”),
  • declining the offer (“No Thanks”), or
  • accepting the free upgrade (“Get the New Version”).

The offer screen will only appear after 60 seconds of keyboard inactivity to ensure we don’t get in the way of anyone’s activities. If a user declines the offer and later regrets that choice, they’ll be able to get it again simply by selecting “Check for Updates” from the “Help” menu.

Firefox 3.6 has already been chosen over 100,000,000 times by users, and we’re proud to offer it to the remaining Firefox user base. It’s fast, stable, compatible with over 90% of the thousands of Firefox Add-ons, and contains new features such as lightweight themes and plugin version checking.