Mozilla Firefox is taking another page out of the Google Chrome handbook. Not only does Mozilla’s web browser now include tabs at the top of the screen and a rapid release schedule. It also installs updates in the background without asking you to do anything — assuming you’re running Windows.
Firefox 12 hit the streets today, and like the past half dozen or so updates to the web browser there aren’t any really major changes. But one small and helpful change is silent updates for Windows users.
Like Google Chrome, Firefox will now download updates in the background as soon as they’re available and install them without asking you to check any boxes or restart the browser.
Then the next time you do restart the browser you’ll boot into the updated version of Firefox.