Firefox 4 is here!

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    Mar 24, 2011 6:04 AM GMT
    It seems pretty fast so far. I have to wait for some of my extensions to be updated, but no biggie. What do you think so far?
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    Mar 24, 2011 6:56 AM GMT
    It's more or less the same, in terms of look/feel. The app tab feature is kinda cool. But it's really just a fancy bookmark type of thing. I've noticed that sites do load faster, so that's a plus. But I'm still wondering why they didn't implement multi-threaded tabs. Guess we have to wait for FF5.
  • momewrath

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    Mar 24, 2011 2:39 PM GMT
    I gave up on Firefox long ago... I used to be a fan, but then it just got slow. Been using Chrome 99% of the time ever since I realized how much better it was.

    However, if Firefox has got better with this release, I may go back a bit more often. I never wanted to hate Firefox. It's just wound up that way after it became such a resource hog with several recent releases.
  • rnch

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    Mar 24, 2011 2:47 PM GMT
    YAWN
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    Mar 24, 2011 2:50 PM GMT
    momewrath saidI gave up on Firefox long ago... I used to be a fan, but then it just got slow. Been using Chrome 99% of the time ever since I realized how much better it was.

    However, if Firefox has got better with this release, I may go back a bit more often. I never wanted to hate Firefox. It's just wound up that way after it became such a resource hog with several recent releases.


    Firefox becomes slow after a while and it seems to have something to do with all the updates, and sometimes it seems those updates are coming every other day. I have found that if you sometimes uninstall the browser and then download it again, Firefox will work with the speed it once had. Of course that does mean you are starting over and have to go and find all your add ons. I like Chrome, but I prefer all the add ons that Firefox has.
  • momewrath

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    Mar 24, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
    mixtape said

    Firefox becomes slow after a while and it seems to have something to do with all the updates, and sometimes it seems those updates are coming every other day. I have found that if you sometimes uninstall the browser and then download it again, Firefox will work with the speed it once had. Of course that does mean you are starting over and have to go and find all your add ons. I like Chrome, but I prefer all the add ons that Firefox has.


    Yeah.... it's definitely a pain to have to do all that just to get things sped up all the time. The extensions, while some were a bit useful, was a big part of the speed problems.

    Chrome does allow extensions and apps to be installed now. I've yet to install any into Chrome, so I can't yet vouch for how well Chrome still runs after a few are installed. I really should check it out...
  • needleninja

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    Mar 24, 2011 5:10 PM GMT
    OMG FIRE FOX IS SOOOOOOO LAST YEAR.
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    Mar 24, 2011 5:12 PM GMT
    no thanks Im using Chrome 11 Beta
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    Mar 24, 2011 5:12 PM GMT
    Ha! I read that quickly as Figure 4 is here! icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 24, 2011 6:46 PM GMT
    Okay, just downloaded it and it is running fast but the thing I would like to see most from Firefox 4 is an end to the frequency of their updates. There's just too many of them.
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    Mar 24, 2011 9:23 PM GMT
    Yeah I need to try Chrome or even Opera. Hopefully there are similar extensions.