RSS Feed

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

Mozilla Firefox ESR Portable 60.3.0

Tired of Firefox's rapid release schedule breaking extensions? Firefox ESR is here to help

by Mike Williams

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 1 ratings
License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 30 October 2018
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 6624
Developer: Mozilla
RSS News Feed: http://blog.mozilla.com/about_mozilla/feed/
Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/firefox
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Firefox
Give your PC a boost with iolo System Mechanic 18 for only $24.95, saving 50%, only from store.downloadcrew.com
Firefox Extended Support Release Portable
Tired of Firefox's rapid release schedule breaking extensions? Firefox ESR is here to help

Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) is, essentially, a slower-moving, more stable version of the regular browser. While standard Firefox sees a major release every 6 weeks or so, Firefox ESR will only move a whole release number every 54 weeks, meaning that you're much less likely to find some new tweak has broken your favourite extensions.

Of course this doesn't mean the browser will see no movement at all for an entire year. Every time standard Firefox is updated, Firefox ESR will incorporate all the latest security updates in its own minor upgrade, so the program will be every bit as safe to use: you just won't have all the latest features.

If you're a home user then this probably means that Firefox ESR isn't for you. The version number alone tells you a lot: 52.0 is of course based on Firefox 52, so you'll be missing out on all the new interface tweaks, tab options and assorted browser speeds which Mozilla have added in the past few months.

If you're managing Firefox deployment in a business, though, or anywhere else with a large number of users, then it's a different story. You really don't want to have to get into huge firefights because a browser update has caused problems, stability is far more important - and if that sounds like you then opting for Firefox ESR could be a very good idea.

Note that this is the portable version of Firefox ESR.

Verdict:

If you can live without the latest browser features then Firefox ESR will repay you with improved stability and fewer compatibility issues

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
Firefox Extended Support Release 60

Mozilla Firefox ESR 60.4

Open Source

Tired of Firefox's rapid release schedule breaking extensions? Firefox ESR is here to help

Avant Browser 2018

Avant Browser 2018 build 7

Freeware

Try this alternative web browser which boasts more features than the competition

Ghostery for Safari

Ghostery for Safari 5.4.10

Freeware

Discover the web sites that track you and then take back control

Modify Headers for Firefox

Modify Headers for Firefox 0.7.1

Freeware

Control the information your browser sends to web sites

Other Download Articles From This Category
GPU-Z

GPU-Z 2.16.0

Freeware

Easily monitor your GPU load, temperature, fan speed and more

NirLauncher

NirLauncher 1.20.64

Freeware

Get all the very latest NirSoft tools in a single, easy-to-use package                                                                                                                      

Mozilla Thunderbird Portable 60.3.3

Mozilla Thunderbird Portable 60.3.3

Open Source

Major update to the portable version of the popular email client, but with a limited number of new features

calibre Portable

Calibre Portable 3.35.0

Open Source

Manage, view, convert, sync and remotely access your e-books with this all-in-one portable management tool

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $24.99
RRP: $59.99
Saving 58%
Buy Now
Offer Ends In:
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.18.102

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

What's New in Version 2.18.102 

• Introducing stickers! You can now download and send expressive stickers in chats. Tap the new "sticker" icon while in a chat to get started. You can also tap the "+" icon to download more sticker packs. If you'd like to create your own stickers for WhatsApp, visit whatsapp.com/stickers to get started.
• You can now easily search for GIFs right from within a chat. Just tap the "sticker" icon in a chat and then tap the "GIF" icon at the bottom.
• Consecutive Voice Messages will now play in sequence, so you don't have to press play on each message.

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: