We all know that Chrome has become famous for its light-speed update cycle. The Mozilla foundation has been hard at work to emulate that model, and is now in the process of taking a big step that even Google has yet to make. Firefox will be losing its version number. This comes in addition to the Chrome-esque Nightly, Aurora, and beta channels.
Technically, there will still be build number details, but they will be buried deep in the code where only developers and enthusiasts will see them. The new About window will just indicate the date of the last update, and whether or not the install is current. Users that need the version for support or development uses will find be able to find it in the about:support page.
With Chrome’s Dev Channel around version 15, we have to admit the numbers are getting a little pointless. But is removing them from the About page the right path for users?