Firefox users offered a free upgrade

Editor’s note: Mozilla announced a free upgrade for Firefox 2.x users on Monday, January 19th, 2009 at 3:03 pm EST. Check out the Mozilla Developer News announcement, reposted below, for more details.

Earlier this month, Mozilla offered an update for all Firefox users – a free upgrade to Firefox 3.0.5, the very latest and best browser from Mozilla offering more speed, requiring less memory, and providing the safest and easiest web browsing experience available.

Firefox 2 users last received a “major update” in December, prior to the final release of Firefox 2. As of this point, Mozilla will no longer be actively issuing security and stability updates to Firefox 2. Additionally, Firefox 2 will no longer have Phishing Protection as of January 20.

We strongly recommend that our users upgrade to Firefox 3.

If you’re running Firefox, you can select “Check for Updates” in the “Help” menu to receive an update right now. This is what the offer will look like:

Firefox 2 Major Update Window

If you don’t receive an offer for some reason, you can download Firefox 3 from

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