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Posted on 06/30/2009 1:04:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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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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I guess I will update it, but mostly I use Chrome now. It’s so fast & convenient.
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?
I installed the 3.5 beta several weeks ago.
It’s at least 30 to 50 percent faster.
They have a fountain in front of the office, and they collect the coins people throw in it.
how does this compare to safari 4.0.1?
“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 Im 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. Its 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. “
Google? Blanch. Is your private information safe?
chrome is good?
havent tried it yet
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.
I’m not a fan of Microsoft, but I’ve made the switch to Bing for internet searching.
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..
I happen to be reading this thread on 3.5...
I agree with you on Bing...I like it.
The previous versions crashed/froze regularly...hopefully 3.5 is more stable. I’ve been enjoying Opera 10 Beta.
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.
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.
No, you google Fox News and you get Fox News. You’re delusional.
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.
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.
every new ff update gets more like IE
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...
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.
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.
My favorite add-on — Tab Mix Plus — sadly doesn’t work in 3.5. Hope there’s an update soon.
They were desperately trying to release it before the end of June. Just made it, barely.
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.
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?
Sure does seem a lot faster, and scrolls much nicer, as well.
Oh, I’ll never go back to IE. I mock and scorn people who are still using that junk.
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
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.
Thanks for that. I never thought of putting “2009” in the search. Duh!
The first Google result I get when searching for Fox News is www.foxnews.com, then www.foxnews.com/video, then elections.foxnews.com.
I never said that Google wasn’t part of the left media.
Dittos to that. I’ve been using Chrome for awhile and am very happy with it.
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.
Can I uninstall the older install setups for Firefox?
Firefox install will handle it.
so I can just delete the icons in my download folder?
It says that Cooliris will be disabled. I’ll wait till Cooliris releases a version compatible with the 3.5.
Yes, you know the ones that show what has been downloaded.
Let the download/install handle everything.