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Download the new Firefox 3.5 Web browser
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Posted on 06/30/2009 1:04:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Get your hot, fresh Web browser from Firefox today.

Firefox 3.5, the latest version of the competitor to Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, was released today. Developed by open-source company Mozilla in Mountain View, Calif., Firefox has revitalized competition among Web browsers since the first version came out in 2004.

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: firefox; mozilla
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1 posted on 06/30/2009 1:04:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

I guess I will update it, but mostly I use Chrome now. It’s so fast & convenient.


2 posted on 06/30/2009 1:06:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

every new ff update gets more like IE with all the stupid default settings. I’m going to hold off getting that. By the way, how does mozilla make money?


3 posted on 06/30/2009 1:08:43 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: JoeProBono

I installed the 3.5 beta several weeks ago.

It’s at least 30 to 50 percent faster.

Noticably so.


4 posted on 06/30/2009 1:09:40 PM PDT by angkor
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To: demshateGod

They have a fountain in front of the office, and they collect the coins people throw in it.


5 posted on 06/30/2009 1:10:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: JoeProBono

how does this compare to safari 4.0.1?


6 posted on 06/30/2009 1:11:25 PM PDT by seton89
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To: demshateGod

“Mozilla Corporation makes all that money because of the Google Search box on the top right. If you search with that box (which I do all day long) and you click on the Google ads on the results page Firefox gets ~80% of that. They also have Amazon in the search box, and other services that I’m sure kick them back some affiliate fees. Brilliant.

What an amazing business: make a kick-ass browser for $10-15M a year in expense and make $72M (and growing) in revenue. It’s such a good business that the folks at Flock.com are trying to do a similar thing by building a wrapper with value-added services (like bookmarking tools) on top of Firefox. “


7 posted on 06/30/2009 1:11:45 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: nickcarraway

Google? Blanch. Is your private information safe?


8 posted on 06/30/2009 1:14:09 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: nickcarraway

chrome is good?
havent tried it yet


9 posted on 06/30/2009 1:20:25 PM PDT by Mr. K (physically unabel to proofreed (<---oops))
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To: JoeProBono

GOOGLE IS A DISASTER. Just do a Google search for Fox News and see what you get... ABC NEWS! ! ! !

They are a branch of the left and I kill that link wherever I find it. You can get by without them just fine.


10 posted on 06/30/2009 1:22:15 PM PDT by Huebolt
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To: Huebolt

I’m not a fan of Microsoft, but I’ve made the switch to Bing for internet searching.


11 posted on 06/30/2009 1:24:35 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: Huebolt

Not to burst your bubble - but I just did that, and the entire first page was Fox...

That said, I do think Google’s a branch of the Dems, but you could say that about many of the new technology moguls..


12 posted on 06/30/2009 1:24:49 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country and the Tea Party! Take America Back! [I hate the TRAITORS in the enemedia.])
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To: JoeProBono

I happen to be reading this thread on 3.5...
;o)


13 posted on 06/30/2009 1:25:19 PM PDT by astyanax (I'm here to spread peace, love and happiness... so get the f*#% out of my way.)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

I agree with you on Bing...I like it.


14 posted on 06/30/2009 1:26:18 PM PDT by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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15 posted on 06/30/2009 1:26:18 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: nickcarraway

The previous versions crashed/froze regularly...hopefully 3.5 is more stable. I’ve been enjoying Opera 10 Beta.


16 posted on 06/30/2009 1:27:31 PM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: JoeProBono

I cringe every time I read/hear Upgrade/Update.

They can create more problems than they solve.

==

The problem with Firefox is that many times the extensions/add-ons aren’t updated to work with the newer version.

Sometimes, the author just doesn’t update. Other times, the author updates — after a while.


17 posted on 06/30/2009 1:31:42 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: JoeProBono

I am glad to hear 3.5 is faster. I think I will give it a try. I like Firefox, but IE8 seems to be quicker than Firefox, at least on my machines.


18 posted on 06/30/2009 1:31:57 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: Huebolt

No, you google Fox News and you get Fox News. You’re delusional.


19 posted on 06/30/2009 1:35:20 PM PDT by cydcharisse
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To: Mr. K

I tried Chrome.

I didn’t care for it. It didn’t have enough tweaking options.

And I didn’t like that it kept a list of all the sites visited on the main screen.


20 posted on 06/30/2009 1:36:09 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Huebolt
Just do a Google search for Fox News and see what you get... ABC NEWS! ! ! !

I just Googled FoxNews and it came up with a list of various Foxnews items/sites -- and no ABC News.
21 posted on 06/30/2009 1:38:55 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Huebolt

You “kill that link wherever you find it”? Say what?
A search for Fox News comes up with Fox News. Seriously, I think some of this “evil agent of the left” paranoia goes off the deep end a bit. Bill Gates gives more to Democratic concerns than to Republican/conservatives ones. Warren Buffet is his buddy. Oops, can’t use Bing or Live, then. Yahoo! is left leaning, can’t use that either. AOL Search, then? Nope, way too liberal. Alta Vista? Nope, that’s “powered by Yahoo.”

Just do what I do: Use Google (or any of the others), but never click on any sponsored links (e.g. Google AdSense). I search for free; they don’t get paid. Simple.


23 posted on 06/30/2009 1:56:26 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: demshateGod

every new ff update gets more like IE
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I’ll bet Mozilla didn’t copy the bug in IE8 where it hangs opening a site in a new tab but opens the site perfectly in a new window...


24 posted on 06/30/2009 2:02:10 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: TomGuy

What make FF great are the add-ons. Everything from ad blockers to custom scripts that redesign websites on the fly . I use Chrome mainly for accessing my web crm tool because of the speed but if FF 3.5 is faster it may become my exclusive browser.


25 posted on 06/30/2009 2:13:37 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: JoeProBono

I downloaded it this AM when I saw the /. article about it. I’ve seen some pretty significant improvements in speed with 3.5. Shoulda been on the beta.


26 posted on 06/30/2009 2:15:47 PM PDT by zeugma (Will it be nukes or aliens? Time will tell.)
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To: Callahan

My favorite add-on — Tab Mix Plus — sadly doesn’t work in 3.5. Hope there’s an update soon.


27 posted on 06/30/2009 2:17:35 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: JoeProBono

They were desperately trying to release it before the end of June. Just made it, barely.


28 posted on 06/30/2009 2:18:02 PM PDT by CedarDave (Obama's EPA wants to get rid of cows: They emit CO2 from the front end and CH4 from the rear.)
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

Google is no doubt part of the left media. Their CEO was just interviewed about the economy and he said in so many words that “Everything is wonderful thanks to Obama and it will get better and better.” Google is a stinker.


29 posted on 06/30/2009 3:01:37 PM PDT by Huebolt
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

BTW, I was on my daughters school computer when I did the search for Foxnews. I swear to God almighty it came up with ABC NEWS. A .edu slant perhaps?


30 posted on 06/30/2009 3:04:35 PM PDT by Huebolt
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To: zeugma

Sure does seem a lot faster, and scrolls much nicer, as well.


31 posted on 06/30/2009 3:19:19 PM PDT by papasmurf (Save us from 0bama, I prayed. Then I heard, "the 2nd, I saved")
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To: Neidermeyer

Oh, I’ll never go back to IE. I mock and scorn people who are still using that junk.


32 posted on 06/30/2009 3:41:40 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: JoeProBono; ShadowAce; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Malsua

You guys know anything about e-mail problems at excite.com?

I have three PC’s and all of them are having problems retrieving mail. Their help site is useless and I can’t find anything on the web via Google.

Also, how would one download e-mails and contacts from a site like that to import them or read them on another e-mail client.
Thanks in advance


33 posted on 06/30/2009 4:33:48 PM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: raybbr
No problems here - try it.< http://www.safe-mail.net/
34 posted on 06/30/2009 4:45:06 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Looks interesting. Right now my problem is that neither my wife nor I can get our excite e-mails. To report a problem takes over 24 hours for a response.

I can’t find anything about it on the web. If other people were having problems it would show up on a forum somewhere.

I plan to switch everything over to a yahoo account because ever since excite went with their new e-mail system last year it’s been a little buggy. Now, it may take a day to get to the e-mail.


35 posted on 06/30/2009 4:50:19 PM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: raybbr
Can't find anything current but they sure have a shaky history
36 posted on 06/30/2009 5:01:21 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Thanks for that. I never thought of putting “2009” in the search. Duh!


37 posted on 06/30/2009 5:04:47 PM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: Huebolt

The first Google result I get when searching for Fox News is www.foxnews.com, then www.foxnews.com/video, then elections.foxnews.com.


38 posted on 06/30/2009 5:06:42 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: JoeProBono
I'm using Firefox 3.5 right now and under Windows Vista Home Premium (SP2), the rendering speed is amazing--in some cases pages fully render a couple of times faster than under Firefox 3.0.11.
39 posted on 06/30/2009 5:30:18 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Huebolt

I never said that Google wasn’t part of the left media.


40 posted on 06/30/2009 5:32:43 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: nickcarraway

Dittos to that. I’ve been using Chrome for awhile and am very happy with it.


41 posted on 06/30/2009 5:33:55 PM PDT by webschooner
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To: raybbr

Excite’s mail is free, but the free version does not support POP, so you cannnot DL it to another client. If you start to pay for it, then you can set up your client to receive it.


42 posted on 06/30/2009 6:51:04 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: JoeProBono

Can I uninstall the older install setups for Firefox?


43 posted on 06/30/2009 7:17:04 PM PDT by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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To: swmobuffalo

Firefox install will handle it.


44 posted on 06/30/2009 7:26:24 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

so I can just delete the icons in my download folder?


45 posted on 06/30/2009 7:33:26 PM PDT by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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icons?


46 posted on 06/30/2009 7:37:34 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

It says that Cooliris will be disabled. I’ll wait till Cooliris releases a version compatible with the 3.5.


47 posted on 06/30/2009 7:41:55 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: JoeProBono

Yes, you know the ones that show what has been downloaded.


48 posted on 06/30/2009 7:47:27 PM PDT by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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Let the download/install handle everything.


49 posted on 06/30/2009 7:52:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

ok


50 posted on 06/30/2009 7:54:15 PM PDT by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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