Mozilla is implementing a series of improvements to Firefox called Silent Update, because Mozilla received feedback that Firefox updates were too obtrusive.
Since Firefox is open source and since Ubuntu updates are too obtrusive, let's copy Silent Update from Firefox to Ubuntu.
The Silent Update improvements are:
- Lessen how often the “What’s New” page is shown
- Lessen how often the update user interface is displayed
- Add-ons Default to Compatible
- Apply updates on shutdown
- Improved process flow for updating when there are incompatible add-ons