Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 6.0 Beta 1 (web browser) Released by

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 10, 2011 - 3:50pm

Firefox is proud to announce the release of Mozilla Firefox®, Portable Edition 6.0 Beta 1 in 17 languages. It's the first beta of the upcoming 6.0 version of 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. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. And, as always, it's open source and completely free.

Update automatically in the Platform 2.0 Beta 5 by clicking 'Check for Updates' if you have a previous Firefox Portable Beta or Release Candidate.

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Mozilla 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... 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 Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is available for immediate download from the Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 6.0 Beta 1 homepage. Get it today!

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Why would 6.0 beta be "the first beta (after an earlier test) of the upcoming 5.0 version".

Surely 5.0 was released some time ago and one would expect this to be a beta of the upcoming 6.0 version.

Or am I misreading something?



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Twas a CopyPasta error.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

This might not be an easy thing to do or time consuming but is there a chance for portableapps to introduce file updates as little updates rather than a complete download of the whole app? something like diff of the new version.

It's not what you know, its what you can prove.

I cannot get Firefox 5.0 to pick up the 5.0.1 update because it wants to keep foisting the beta for 6.0 on me... Ideas?

I am not happy.

Whats the folder you installed it in?
Firefox Portable 5.0.1 hasnt been released yet so you cant update to it.
My guess is that you installed it to FirefoxPortableText which is the dev channel and currently updates to Firefox 6. The normal firefox should be installed to /PortableApps/FirefoxPortable.

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... is for the Mac only. Thus why I cannot download it on my Windows 7 boxes...

Glad I figured it out.