Re: [atig-nz] Important notices re software updates


 

Hi.

This came from another list about the firefox 57 roadmap.

The new system is coming and its going to be slow and will remain like that to 58, then get better on 59.

At least mozilla deem it necessary to release a comprihensive report at users.

While a little slower waterfox uses the same engine and so I may just use that though I am adicted to the mozilla suite so would much rather stay with that.




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Subject: Re: [atig-nz] Important notices re software updates
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2017 20:10:13 +0000
From: Kenny Dog hurrikennyandopo@... [atig-nz] <atig-nz@...>
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Hi guys


If you are wondering also where NVDA is up to regarding fire fox 57 and where we might be at from a users prospective the following blog may give you a idea at https://www.marcozehe.de/2017/11/07/firefox-57-nvda-users-perspective/


If you decide to go down to the fire fox version 52 that is mentioned please do.

If you decide to ride the changes and test please report any bugs so they can be fixed quicker.

We can also use other compatible browsers like chrome, edge etc until it is sorted out.

Gene nz

On 10/26/2017 11:25 AM, Michael Law mlaw@...<mailto:mlaw@...> [atig-nz] wrote:

A couple of notes to be aware of regarding software updates:

Windows 10 upgrade –

Microsoft have now officially announced that the free upgrade to Windows
10 for people who are using adaptive technology will come to an end at
the end of this year. So your choice is to either upgrade to Windows 10
for free before the end of this year or if you aren't in a hurry to
upgrade to Windows 10 you can pay for the upgrade at some stage after
the end of this year. This announcement and other details about the Fall
Creators' Update to Windows 10 that has just been released can be found at

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/accessibility/2017/10/17/windows-10-accessibility-update/



Mozilla Firefox –

See the below post for detailed information, but the “in a nutshell” version, the forthcoming Firefox version, while being compatible with your latest version of JAWS (or any screen reader for that matter), will be much slower than you would be used to. Your options are to install a different Firefox version that will forestall the update, or switch to something else like chrome. Details in the following blog post:

http://blog.freedomscientific.com/2017/10/25/important-information-for-users-of-mozilla-firefox/

Michael Law
Adaptive Technology Specialist
Blind Foundation
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