Skip to comments.Why Firefox 4 Is Winning the Browser Battle
Posted on 03/23/2011 2:48:16 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
Microsoft may have seen fit to boast about the 2.35 million downloads its new Internet Explorer 9 browser received in its first 24 hours, but Mozilla's Firefox 4 has since essentially blown such figures out of the water.
In fact, not only did Firefox 4 claim a million downloads in its first three hours and almost 7 million in its first day--surpassing by far Internet Explorer 9--but by Wednesday, the day after its official release, it had already claimed almost 2 percent of the worldwide Internet browser market, according to research firm StatCounter.
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I'm also disappointed FF4 isn't 64-bit.
Last comment, I noticed that after installation, the FF4 welcome page runs an HTML5 video. I have an i7, and yet my CPU was almost pegged while that video ran. I don't know if it's a bug with HTML5 or something else but Flash still runs fine.
I downloaded IE9 first as a RC then as a finished product. No problems with website rendering.
I have been playing with IE9. Generally, I really like it. What I don’t like is that there isn’t an ad-blocker that is half as good as the worst one available for FF. If there was, I’d probably use it IE.
I don’t follow the Windows builds but the Linux target is available as 64 bit. An odd font problem that was occurring in FR’s edit box actually cleared up for me in 4.0
Just downloaded Firefox 4 a little while ago..so far so good, took me some time to get used to it, like I prefer the tabs for web sites to be underneath the toolbar..so once I figured out how to fix that under options it looks really nice, different but nice
Biggest problem with Firefox is the same problem with every other browser in the world other than IE. They do not run ActiveX.
Being that I am in the CCTV business and virtually no camera systems operate on anything other than ActiveX, I never use any other browser but IE8.
“winning”? Is that like a Charlie Win?
I downloaded FF4 and still have no idea how. Unless it directed me away from the FF3 link somehow.
Go to View—Toolbars, uncheck tabs on top. I just downloaded FF4 and it seems fast.
That's a feature!!!
ActiveX is also a ginormous security hole. I have a number of network cams, and I agree that it's a pain that they're only supported by IE but the problem is with the cam people, not firefox. I'm glad FF doesn't support activeX.
You mean your FF3 "magically" upgraded itself to FF4? That would be strange. I had to actually go the the FF site to download it, even though I have automatic updates enabled.
I do not. I will try that out. Maybe it will solve my incredibly annoying problem. Seriously, it's hard to even see what I'm typing.
The other thing is they transposed the ‘open link in new tab’ and ‘open link in new window’
When you right click on a hot link.
as a developer, I have to use FF. However, I find it a memory hog. Does FF4 address this?
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