- Firefox 3.6.28 is the supported, default, and primary at PALCS for the remainder of the school year
- It is planned to upgrade to Firefox 10 ESR after the last day of school.
- In late April Firefox 3.6 reached end of life, meaning there are not further updates, fixes, or patches for that browser series. Regardless of this, PALCS is finishing this year out with Firefox 3.6
- Internet Explorer is still a supported browser platform for the students and the only browser to be used with PLATO.
- Firefox has been aggressively prompting users to update to their latest version since the rapid-release schedule began. The Mozilla update server is currently blocked for student computers and staff at Enterprise or our Ideas Center (AIC). However there currently is no filter solution at Pittsburgh, Performing Arts, any of the wireless, or at teachers homes, which results in no control of the update warnings for these computers.
Below are some bullets with guidance on what you should do for the remainder of the school year:
- Ensure that you are running Firefox 3.6.28. Check this from Firefox Menu Bar: Help>About Firefox. The Firefox version will be listed (screenshot). If you are running a version higher that 3.6 (Firefox 12 is the latest), please re-install 3.6. Note: You can also have multiple versions of Firefox installed (my blog post from January illustrates this).
- Manually turn off Firefox updates. Do this from the Firefox Menu Bar: Tools>Options>Advanced>Update Tab: Be sure the check box for Firefox is unchecked. If you do not do this step, you may be automatically upgraded to Firefox 12. Using Firefox 12 in Moodle can be problematic, specifically when attaching Standards, Anchors and Keystones to Moodle Activities. Click on closeup of Update Tab image at right to view the location of the Options box and Update Tab.