Currently Chromium 128, and Firefox 127. They always seem to go shoulder to shoulder.

  • Lemminary
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    No, it’s a PR move. Why would anyone use Firefox 12.0 when Chrome is so obviously more advanced with a fast release cycle sitting at version 120+?

    • @radix
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      Backing this up with some history:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox_version_history

      In March 2011, Mozilla presented plans to switch to a faster 16-week development cycle, similar to Google Chrome.

      Firefox 1.0 was in 2004, and it took until March 2011 to get to version 4.0. Then by the end of 2011, they were on version 9.

    • @[email protected]
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      Let’s use hash values for versioning. Big numbers go bigger! Joking aside, I totally believe that there are people who would think bigger numbers means more advanced, and it’s depressing.

      • @hushable
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        that’s the reason why we got Xbox 360 instead of Xbox 2

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          My memory is hazy here, but I was under recollection that Microsoft opted not to call it the Xbox 2 because it coincided with the release of the PlayStation 3, and since three is more than two, obviously the PlayStation is better. And as much as I absolutely hate Microsoft, I almost can’t blame them. Remember that a&w lost to McDonald’s because people thought a 1/3 lb hamburger was less than a 1/4 lb hamburger. People are fucking stupid.

        • Resol van Lemmy
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          Yeah I never seemed to understand the naming scheme for Xbox consoles, because what came after the 360 is… the Xbox One. It’s technically the third one.

          And then there’s Nintendo with all their silly home console names. It didn’t get consistent until the Wii and Wii U, and even then, that was thrown out the window immediately after. At least the handhelds were pretty consistent in their naming.

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        One of the reasons why the 1/3rd pound burger lost to the 1/4 pound burger, was because people saw the 1/4, and thought that the quarter-pound was larger for some inexplicable reason.

        I would be very surprised if there wasn’t at least some marketing suggestion focused around “number that looks big is better”.

      • DarkThoughts
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        I still despise Mozilla for changing the version numbering. It’s so fucking stupid. 90% of the “major updates” are just minor shit while the minor updates are just tiny bug & security fixes. But I guess when you plan to not really move the browser forward, then you wouldn’t have gotten any real major updates anyway.