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Firefox 4 is (almost) here


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#1 ONLINE   Mark Holtz

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:54 AM

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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Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:14 AM

I find that Microsoft blatant attempt to get users to go to Win7 if they want Internet Destroyer...Explorer 9 to be idiotic.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 06:39 AM

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).
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:21 AM

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.
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 02:48 PM

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.

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 07:44 PM

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

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 08:02 PM

I find that Microsoft blatant attempt to get users to go to Win7 if they want Internet Destroyer...Explorer 9 to be idiotic.


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.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:36 AM

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

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:20 AM

I went to getfirefox.com and they are still offering up FF3.6. Where are you getting the release version of FF4?
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:25 AM

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


Try mozilla.com.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:26 AM

http://www.mozilla.c...=win&lang=en-US

There's a green button labeled "Firefox 4 Free Download"

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:32 AM

Gotcha, thanks :)
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 11:27 AM

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

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 11:30 AM

Just downloaded a little while ago. Loving it so far!
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 11:38 AM

Got it as well. Interesting way it handles javascript popups.
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 11:53 AM

just downloaded..
Were did favorites go?

sorry found bookmarks over on top right thanks

Edited by FYRPLG, 22 March 2011 - 11:55 AM.
update.


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Posted 22 March 2011 - 02:21 PM

FF4 fails Acid3 test

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 02:33 PM

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

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 02:48 PM

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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Posted 22 March 2011 - 02:53 PM

FF4 fails Acid3 test


But does it really matter?

http://limi.net/arti.../firefox-acid3/




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