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Firefox 4 is (almost) here

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Mark Holtz, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Mark Holtz

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    I guess the folks at Mozilla decided to push out a release candidate ahead of the anticipated IE9 release at SXSW, as the Firefox 4 RC has been officially released. It appears to still support profiles, and I was able to load up the AdBlock Plus, Xmarks, and LastPass extensions that I always use. (Yes, I run FF 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, and Minefield on the same machine).

    Based upon the nightlies that I have been using, there are some definate UI changes from the 3.x series of Firefox. One big thing is that Firefox 4.x will still run on XP, unlike IE9.
     
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    I find that Microsoft blatant attempt to get users to go to Win7 if they want Internet Destroyer...Explorer 9 to be idiotic.
     
  3. Mark Holtz

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    According to the Microsoft Life Cycle Page, Windows XP is in extended support now, with end-of-life being April, 2014. In Microsoft's eyes, why support a product that is dead?

    Of course, I can point to all of the installs and companies who are still happily running XP, and see no need to upgrade this year. (Maybe because they don't have a upgrade budget.... again... for the third consecutive fiscal year).
     
  4. Stuart Sweet

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    I'll upgrade to Firefox 4, especially on the Mac, because you can start Firefox in private browsing mode on the Mac and you can't do that with Chrome. On the PC, though, I've pretty much migrated 100% to Chrome.
     
  5. Stewart Vernon

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    I have been running the Firefox 4 beta for a while now... there were some strange glitches with some Webs sites I frequent... but most of those seem to have been ironed out now.
     
  6. Drucifer

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    Still no Multi-Rows Bookmarks for FF4. So I'll wait.
     
  7. dpeters11

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    But it doesn't require Windows 7. It'll work on Vista as well, though some features do require 7. Honestly though, if you're on XP, IE 8 should be good enough.
     
  8. machavez00

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    FF4 was released today. One less browser option for those still using PowerPC Macs.
     
  9. Stuart Sweet

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    I went to getfirefox.com and they are still offering up FF3.6. Where are you getting the release version of FF4?
     
  10. dpeters11

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    Try mozilla.com.
     
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  12. Stuart Sweet

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    Gotcha, thanks :)
     
  13. naijai

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    Download it yesterday and i still prefer IE9 to Firefox but i'll still use it because there are some sites that aren't IE9 freindly yet even with the compatibilty button but overall very good and i like the overall look of it. wish i could get the metro theme back though
     
  14. Greg Alsobrook

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    Just downloaded a little while ago. Loving it so far!
     
  15. Stuart Sweet

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    Got it as well. Interesting way it handles javascript popups.
     
  16. FYRPLG

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    just downloaded..
    Were did favorites go?

    sorry found bookmarks over on top right thanks
     
  17. machavez00

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    FF4 fails Acid3 test
     
  18. klang

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    Does V4 install over the top of V3 or can you run both?
     
  19. scooper

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    I did an update on 2 PCs - one running WinXP Pro and the other running Win2000 Pro
    No issues so far.
     
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