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Old 11th November 2011
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Default Mozilla wants users to upgrade to latest version of Firefox

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Mozilla will once again attempt to persuade users running older versions of the open source Firefox web browser to upgrade. From 17 November, users running the 3.6.x branch of Firefox will receive a notification suggesting that they upgrade to the current version, Firefox 8.
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iirc, 70% of all FF users upgrade within two weeks of a new version. 100% of Chrome users do without realizing it due to auto upgrade. The same is true of Safari and Opera. Who wouldn't?

On broadbandreports.com, a few people don't upgrade cause they don't like a change in the UI. One guy said he hated the orange color of the FF button in the corner and that's the reason he won't upgrade(!). But any product will have crazies and laggards and you can't do anything about them.
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Who wouldn't?
OpenBSD users for instance. Opera 10.50-10.52 doesn't work even in current due to the insufficient Linux emulation layer. I use older version as my main browser (my default browser is NetSurf. I use FF 3.5 because my wife needs Java plug-in which was not working on FF 3.6. Also somebody needs to port the software and test (I know strange concept for Windows users). Usually things like FF 8 are not back ported to older version. Right now I have several machines
still running OpenBSD 4.8 because I had no time to upgrade.
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Well, the answer isn't "because it's broken". If the port is working, there's no reason not to upgrade.
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But any product will have crazies and laggards and you can't do anything about them.
Not everyone who "fails to upgrade" is either crazy or a laggard.

Several reasons why someone might not change to new software:
1) New software upgrades are time consuming and expensive.
2) New software does not run on old hardware.
3) New software runs slower on old hardware.
4) New software uses up too much disk space compared to old software.
5) New software has more bugs than old software.
6) New software is less secure than old software.
7) New software is less usable than old software.
and there are probably many more "rational" reasons...
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and there are probably many more "rational" reasons...
Corporate standards may be set on older versions.
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Not everyone who "fails to upgrade" is either crazy or a laggard.

Several reasons why someone might not change to new software:
I'm talking about upgrading the browser which is either autoupdated or takes less than a minute to do so. Most of your points are invalid, too, but I'm really not in the mood to go into it and it's OT.
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I'm talking about upgrading the browser which is either autoupdated or takes less than a minute to do so.
Autoupdate of browsers on BSDs? You must be kidding right? Have you actually tried to use any BSDs?
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Was talking in general terms, not just BSD terms, but before anyone else brings up any other special conditions, I agree with @jggimi.
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