Skip to comments.Firefox 4 RC
Posted on 03/22/2011 5:57:29 AM PDT by Sprite518
Help make the next version of the worlds best browser.
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It's a lot faster and has a different look to it. I had to share this with all the freepers. Hope you all like it as much as I do.
Here is the link,
Here is that link again...
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I’ve been using it for a few days now. Definitely faster than 3.6.15 or whatever iteration they last issued.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work With WinXP or Win2000.
I have XP and my wife has 2000.
And no.. I’m not upgrading.. Don’t have the money to do so.
I like the way the web pages look too. Big improvement from the previous version.
Who told you it did not work with XP? I don’t think that is correct. Lots of people still use XP. I highly doubt they would cut them out. I bet 2000 would work too, but that would be more believable that it does not work.
According to Firefox’s site it does work with Windows period. It does not specify an Operating System.
I think they’ve upgraded the rendering engine so that it handles HTML 5 code much better than the old version. Streaming video is much smoother, too.
How does it compare to Chrome? I like Chrome because it is so fast, but I love Firefox extensions.
It’s like Chrome with Firefox extensions.
I don’t know?
I had to back up to 3.6.3. One of the later updates loaded a bunch of crap, flash junk, java junk, pop-ups, etc., and created havoc.
I like Firefox, but it is becoming a glutware nightmare. [Does FF 4 fix the memory problem FF has had since version 0.7? FF claims it isn’t their fault, but FF continually consumes and fails to release memory.]
I have played around some with Chrome. It is okay, but it lacks much. It does something my other browsers (FF & IE6) won’t do — it loads video from the news networks. I have always had a problem, especially with FoxNews and CBS and their videos.
I am at XPsp2. I have stopped updating most of the software I run, simply because I know XP and my computer just can’t handle it. I’ve been looking around at the Win 7 laptops/desktops, but can’t force myself to spend the money yet — since I am retired and don’t really need a high-powered processing computer.
You are right! Here is an article about it,
If you do decide to get Windows 7, then get Professional and not home. This is because it will run your old XP stuff.
Windows 7 Professional is worth the upgrade IMHO. It’s what Windows should have been a long time ago. Very user friendly and easy to use. There is a lot less items to click on now than what Windows has been in the past.
Been using FF4 for a couple of weeks. I like it. It takes some getting used to the locations of things but it works better.
Here's my issue :)
I was planning on backing up my laptop this past weekend so I would have backups of all my vital data--my ping list being a part of that. However, my laptop power supply decided on Friday that 8 years was long enough to labor, and it died. Since my youngest son was on it at the time, I did not see any warnings about it being unplugged from the AC power. So the battery lost all interest in my business and went to sleep as well.
Luckily, I found the exact same model power supply on e-bay. It should be here by the weekend.
Been running FF4 (RC) with WIN XP for 2 days now. No problems, as of this moment.
For some reason it did check mark the “work off line” box, but this is easily corrected.
Eight years is pretty good. What brand is it?
So, in other words, no ping list, right?
Oh well, these things happen.
Thanks for the heads up - I just upgraded to Firefox 4RC
So far so good on my XP
Your welcome, but I just upgraded to Firefox 4 from Firefox 4 RC. Takes about 2 minutes. Here is the link,
It's a Sager. The machine is still running pretty good. Once the power supply gets replaced, I'll be up and running again with no problems.
I bought it in 2003, thinking it will be a 10-year machine:
I bought it in 2003. That kind of tech was just making its appearance.
- laptop form factor
- Desktop 3.2Ghz CPU
- 17" screen
- 1G Ram
- 2 160G HDD, with HW RAID available
- DVD writer
My next 10-year machine will be a real monster. :)
That’s what I meant - the FF4 - I read up on it first and a few sites were saying that the RC2 is the FF4 that they are rolling out - it’s out today.
Seems faster - I am on an elderly PC - An HP pavilion from ‘03
Running nicely on XP Pro right now. Make sure you have XP Service Pack 3 installed with the updates. Firefox 4 RC should function on XP.
I have seen several I7 laptops for under $1000.
I can’t figure out why the mfg’s only put in 4gb of ram when they can handle 8gb, considering the extra 4gb costs about $50.
One HP laptop looked pretty good, except that you had to take it apart just to add ram.
I downloaded it and tried installing it and it said “Must have a newer version of Windows”.
I see others say it works on XP so maybe I’ll try it again.
Just re-downloaded it and this time it installed with no errors or warnings.
Maybe the first download was broken.
No updated IE Tab Add-on, yet . .
Firefox 4 is here now folks. Wish I just waited a few hours! I was using the test version for the last three days and loved it. Oh well enjoy everyone.
Here use this link...
The other one that didn't work was probably the RC or maybe Beta.
This one works fine.
Now If I could only speed up my internet...
Seems like 6mbs would be fast, but I'm always ‘waiting for a response’ from websites.
I’m pretty much an Opera guy. Fast, easy to use, and intuitive.
I used to think they disappeared to. What happens is it only save it once in your bookmark system. I used to put a BM in the regular folder and also in a special folder and would only post in 1 of them.
Here are two things for you to speed up the Internet.
Google Chrome (latest addition is great... Just like Firefox). Probably the fastest browser.
Download Accelerator Plus along with Speedbit Video accelerator work great too. You have to pay if you want a premium version. Nevertheless, the free version works great.
Thanks, but I tried all that.
I even put a wireless card in my desktop, and surprisingly it did go a little faster.
But I think the real problem is that the DSL ‘node’ in my area is getting overloaded.
Especially since a couple of new housing projects has gone up.
It seems to run ok first thing in the morning, right up until about 10 am. After that you sit and wait for a response from the server.
Not sure what I can do about it except move closer to the node. But since I own my home, that’s not going to happen.
I’ll just have to live with it, or get Cable..
Give Google Chrome a try.. Last week a new version and it’s fast. I bet it’s faster than Opera.
I should also add that not all sites respond slowly.
Streaming video seems to work fine from most sites and downloads are ok.
But the ISP’s slow response is what is really causing the problem. Even ‘tech support’ from Frontier is useless.
They have the same ‘canned’ solution of removing power from the modem, waiting 30 seconds and reconnecting.
Sometimes it helps. Most times is doesn’t.. And it’s a new modem.
Have you tried running CC cleaner or Advance System Care?
CC clearner is free, but Advance Sytem Care cost about $20 a year. Well worth it IMHO.
I downloaded it awhile back for kicks. Use it occasionally, they are about equal in speed. I like Opera’s setup a little better, but use Chrome for certain websites it seems to handle better.
I'm probably going to have to install a usable theme, too. I'm stuck on a Windows Classic theme as the most efficient visually, for me. I never got excited about rounded edging, particular since it does take up more space.
For some reason, I really miss a fixed "new tab" button. Floating at the end of the last tab is just inefficient.
Sorry about the late response.. had to go to bed I work at 1am.
“Have you discussed this with your ISP?”
Yes I have and they had me do the ‘reset’ of the modem.
When I suggested they have a ‘node’ problem because of traffic they claimed it shouldn’t make any difference.
One thing I’m going to try in the spring is replace my telephone lines. Although they’re ok, I figured it was cheap and worth a shot. (I can do the work myself).
A keyboard Ctl-R habit might work for you. Back a page is Alt-leftarrow.
I like Chromium for GUI browsing, but what brings me back to Firefox is the ability to "dump" a URL (via cut 'n' paste mousepress from unrelated applications) on any idle part of a webpage, and Firefox takes me to that URL.
I do most of my browsing with a text-only browser - much faster.
Have you done a speed test before and after 10AM? A speed test would show whether you have an overall slowdown or if the slow response is on account of a necessary but usually quick/instant function (address resolution), by an external site, taking too long. It may be that your ISP's DNS is slow, while "the node" is still snappy.
http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ <-- link to one of many speedtest sites
I downloaded yesterday. Still adjusting to the changes, but will get there.
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