Firefox 3 Is Ready. Sorta. Kinda.

Firefox 3 Is Ready. Sorta. Kinda.

We love living on the edge.  We sometimes take a chance and drink milk from a carton so old that the lost child pictured on it has already been found. We've even been known to participate in beta tests of buggy software. But we're  a little leery of monkeying around with web browsers until they're finished, because we don't even trust them not to tell gangsters all our passwords even when they're working properly. So even though Mozilla calls the latest work-in-progress iteration of the Firefox browser a "release candidate," instead of a "beta test," we're going to let some other brave soul monkey around with it until it's ready. Someone like Lifehacker, with their Top Ten Firefox 3 Features. We like number one a lot:

It's not flashy, and it doesn't have any social networking features, but Firefox 3's actual performance is the best reason anyone should consider upgrading, or making the switch to the 'fox. Firefox's engineers claim that their third major release is 9.3 times faster than Internet Explorer 7 in JavaScript performance, and 2.7 times faster than Firefox 2. This means snappier browser performance when you're using webapps like Gmail, Remember the Milk, and more. Even more important, especially for Mac users, is the improved memory usage and more than 15,000 improvements that make for a less crash-prone browser. I've seen noticeable speed-ups in page loading in Linux, XP, and Vista, but the real reason I've switched over to using Release Candidate 1 is that I haven't had to cross my fingers every time a Flash-based video loads.

Call us when it's ready, Mozilla, we'll be all over it. We're too busy monkeying around with SproutBuilder and spilling stuff in Google Labs to pay attention just yet. You guys can't even make up your mind if it's called "Firefox 3" or "Gran Paradiso" anyway. "Release candidate." Hmmm. Is that like being eligible for  parole?
0
+ -

Those are pretty promising numbers in performance increases. I'll always stand by Firefox!

Also, classic opener about the milk picture! : )

0
+ -

 Download RC1 ifyou would like a taste of it.

0
+ -

 Im loving RC1!!!

0
+ -

If only the remaining incompatible add-ons (e g, Google Toolbar, del.icio.us bookmarks) get updated soon !...

Henri

0
+ -

mhenriday:
If only the remaining incompatible add-ons (e g, Google Toolbar, del.icio.us bookmarks) get updated soon !...

Henri
 

 

We will get then eventually. Just a matter weeks as I see it.

0
+ -

"Grand Paridiso" is the code name of the browser. Firefox2 was "Deer park"

0
+ -

Laggerzero:
"Grand Paridiso" is the code name of the browser. Firefox2 was "Deer park"
 

Bon echo was Firefox 2, Deer Park was Firefox 1.5. 

 -Dev

0
+ -

I have never used Firefox read about it but just never got around to it.

0
+ -

Are you still on IE then? 

0
+ -

Still on IE

0
+ -

Hey, a new guy!   Welcome Henri! Smile

Update your profile so we know a bit more about you dude! 

0
+ -

I have run firefox since day 1 although I always keep IE on tap to outta habit there used to be a lotta sites would balk at firefox of course that was several years ago RC1 seems pretty snappy of course none of the ad-ons and skins work right at least not enough to mention yetas squid said a few weeks

0
+ -

rapid1:
I always keep IE on tap to outta habit there used to be a lotta sites would balk at firefox
 

Yup, I can never get rid of Internet Explorer.  Just an hour or so ago I had to use it to view a certain page.  It still has the greatest compatability as far as I can tell.  But I use FF all the time if possible, of course. :D

0
+ -

Never, ever use IE anymore. If FF can't load it, i don't go to it. I think my entire family also uses the fox after I talked so much about it. : ) 

0
+ -

 Some flash website don't work awesome for FireFox, so I use IE like 1% of the time. Then again I always use beta firefox's

0
+ -

I wont do it, I wont do it..... Ahhhh, just couldnt resist installing it..... and it works to! Looking forwards to running this and the new notebook flavour Ubuntu on an atom powered eeePC 901:)

Login or Register to Comment
Post a Comment
Username:   Password: