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Found this:

Mozilla paused the rollout of the new stable version of the Firefox web browser that it released yesterday. The organization published Firefox 78.0 and Firefox ESR 78.0 yesterday, and has made the new version available via the browser's internal updating system and as a direct download from the official website.

The rollout had to be stopped because of a bug that some users of the browser experienced after  installation of the new version. According to the official bug report -- Search engines are gone with v78.0 -- , all search engines were gone after the upgrade to the new version.

Mozilla plans to release Firefox 78.0.1 later today to the public. Firefox users who use automatic updates in the browser may notice that the browser is upgraded from an earlier version straight to Firefox 78.0.1 and not to Firefox 78.0 as expected.

Pure speculation on my part ... the internal updater is on hold because 78.0.1 is on the horizon:

LandzDown Lounge / Liverpool -- Premier League Champions !!!
« on: June 26, 2020, 11:31:39 AM »
Premier League, Champions League, Club World Cup and Uefa Super Cup within 13 months.  Not bad.

Justice for the 96
15th April 1989, 3.06pm
Hillsborough, Sheffield

At long last.  RIP.


Web News / Windows 10 version 2004 -- List of Known Issues/Status
« on: June 19, 2020, 05:54:46 PM »
Here is Microsoft's list of known issues and fix status:

What about WinPrivacy and WAR?

I suspect you are out of luck and will have to find alternatives.  Even if you find a mirror download link that still works AND you have your license keys, those programs haven’t been updated in 3 years and their usefulness is questionable.

If you ever decide to reinstall WinPatrol Plus, you'll need your license key.   8)

WinPatrol doesn't use signatures or definitions, so there really isn't anything that requires updating.  If it were still being actively supported, one could hope for new features, tweaks, etc.  Some folks still find the program useful as a startup manager, for taking a snapshot of critical system resources, or for providing alerts if any changes occur.

A program that required frequent updating and is no longer supported would be quickly outdated.  If a program did not require frequent updating, it can be used for a longer period of time.  IMO, WinPatrol is still 'safe' to use if you like what it does.

WinPatrol 35.5.2017.8:

Link seems to work, be careful of any suggested add-ons should they be offered before downloading.

If you have your license key information, you may be able to upgrade WinPatrol Free to WinPatrol Plus. 

WinPatrol WAR was a subscription service, only links I can find (MajorGeeks, etc) re-direct to the WinPatrol store, which isn't online.

WinPrivacy had a free version initially, but never used it, don't know if went subscription only or not.  Regardless, can't find any links for downloading.

LandzDown Lounge / Memorial Day 2020
« on: May 24, 2020, 01:35:04 PM »
For mitch, the Phantom Phixer, who kept the F4s flying ... for Ghost, we remember, always.  “Hit my smoke”.

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go. Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always. Take what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own. And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind."

Major Michael Davis O'Donnell
“Letters from Pleiku”
1 January 1970
170th Assault Helicopter Company
Dak To, Vietnam
(Shot down 24 March 1970)

Memorial Day (originally called Decoration Day) is a day of remembrance for those who have died in the service of the United States. Freedom is not free.  All gave some, some gave all.  Honor and remember those who paid the ultimate price, and be grateful for their sacrifice.

In 2020 it seems especially fitting to remember Medal of Honor recipient Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins, who in 1966 was a sergeant first class serving with detachment A-102, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces in the Republic of Vietnam ... and who died 17 April 2020 at the age of 86 after a 23-day last battle against the complications caused by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Adkins was awarded the Medal of Honor for acts of valor during the North Vietnamese attack on Camp A Shau (9-12 March 1966).  He and 16 other Green Berets were holed up in a small undermanned and unfortified reconnaissance camp next to the Ho Chi Minh Trail, 50 km SW of Huế and 2 km E of the Laos border.  The citation in part reads:  “During the thirty-eight hour battle and forty-eight hours of escape and evasion, fighting with mortars, machine guns, recoilless rifles, small arms, and hand grenades, it was estimated that Sergeant First Class Adkins killed between 135 and 175 of the enemy while sustaining eighteen different wounds to his body.”

Adkins was credited with running through exploding mortar rounds to drag several wounded comrades to safety, and later exposing himself to sniper fire to carry wounded comrades to a more secure position.  Within the communications bunker, he single-handedly killed numerous insurgents ... ultimately, the camp was overwhelmed and the order was given to evacuate.  Adkins and a small group of soldiers destroyed all signal equipment and classified documents, dug their way out of the rear of the bunker, and fought their way out of the camp.  He and his group were unable to reach the last evacuation helicopter because of his efforts to carry a wounded soldier to the extraction point (leave no one behind).  Adkins rallied the remaining survivors and led the group into the jungle, evading the enemy for 48 hours until they were rescued by helicopter on 12 March.

With many of his A Shau comrades in attendance at the White House ceremony, Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins received the Medal of Honor from President Obama on 15 September 2014. During the presentation, President Obama commented “I have to be honest, in a battle and daring escape that lasted four days, Bennie performed so many acts of bravery we actually don’t have time to talk about all of them.”

The Special Forces team suffered 5 KIA and 12 WIA (100% casualties).  Adkins told a news conference at Fort Benning that he couldn’t accept the honor alone.  "The medal doesn’t really belong to me. I’m just a keeper of it for those other 16 in the battle, especially the five who didn’t make it."

Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins became the 16th member of the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) to wear the Medal of Honor.

FireFox latest
Edge Latest
IE (turned off)
Chrome Latest
Opera Latest
Pale Moon latest

Don’t forget to remove Opera from your specs signature  ;D

Do you use all of those browsers on a regular basis?

So if I ditch the whole folder and want to reinstall Opera later, it will just create everything new? 

If Opera is reinstalled...what happens to the extra stuff that was left over like in application data and such?  Do they just overwrite it?

First question ... Yes, it will be like any other fresh install, Opera will put anything it needs wherever it needs it.

Second question ... a fresh install will leave all those other things alone. It won’t overwrite them since they are remnants from prior versions of the browser.

When Opera updates, it leaves the older version folder and the older launcher.exe behind. 

launcher.exe.xxxxxxxxxx.old ... If memory serves, the "xxxxxxxxxx" is a timestamp.

If you don’t use Opera (and I assume that is the case since you uninstalled it), it is safe to nuke the entire folder, not just the launcher executable.  Then again, there is nothing malicious involved in leaving the folder alone.  Your choice.  You can always reinstall Opera.

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