Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 18.0.1 (web browser) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on January 19, 2013 - 3:01am

Firefox is proud to announce the release of Mozilla Firefox®, Portable Edition 18.0.1. It's the Mozilla Firefox browser bundled with a launcher as a portable app, so you can take your browser, bookmarks, settings and extensions on the go. This release updates Firefox to the latest release. And it's open source and completely free. It's available for immediate download and bundled on the World's Best Flash Drive. If this if your first visit to in a while, be sure to check out the new Platform 12.0 Beta 2 with a brand new modern theme and more and our tons of new apps.

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Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


FirefoxPortable_small.pngMozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured web browser that's easy to use. It has lots of great features including popup-blocking, tabbed-browsing, integrated search, improved privacy features, automatic updating and more. Plus, thanks to the launcher bundled in the Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition, it leaves no personal information behind on the machine you run it on, so you can take your favorite browser along with all your favorite bookmarks and extensions with you wherever you go. Learn more about Mozilla Firefox...

Note that Windows 2000 is no longer supported by Firefox. You can still use Firefox ESR for another month, though. Installer / Format

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is available for immediate download from the Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition homepage. You can get the German release from the German homepage and the other localized releases from the Localization page. Get it today!

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As with a previous app, getting d/l error. not sure if you know about these but I've been getting a few of these lately. As they've been fixed I ignored them, but jPortable 64 was one.

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I just checked and the english download is working fine. Is there a specific version you're having issues with?

jP64 had an issue when it was released but someone reported it and I resolved it.

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I'm in Australia and in the last couple of weeks about 3-4 times or so, I have had error/could not download a 'just released' PortableApp from Sourceforge - I'm guessing the 'local' Sourceforge mirror (for me) wasn't ready for downloads :-p

my fix: I just changed the mirror to the Japan one to download the files.

I was not using the PortableApps auto-updater, I download the files and install/update Smiling

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If you select a manual mirror, that can happen. If you set it to automatic, it will switch to another if it notices your default mirror doesn't have it.

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Six failures. English, auto mirror selection. 5 times d/l normal at 300kB/sec to 400 kB/sec until last 400K, where it hung until the loader timed out and restarted. Second time this happens, the loader gives up. Final attempt the d/l was very slow, 70kB/sec-90kB/sec. I waited it out until it hung again, no more data for over a minute, then canceled manually.

Update 1/21 19:30
Tried again, one more hang at 1MB short, but the retry completed OK. Feels like a server-side timeout.

I guess the moral is - keep trying!

Al Balmer

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Since some folks were having download issues, I re-uploaded the full batch of files for this release which should reset all the download mirrors.

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