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Mozilla Puts Out Firefox 5.0 Web Browser
Phoronix ^ | June 22nd | Michael Larabel

Posted on 06/25/2011 10:48:50 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing

It was only in late March when Mozilla released Firefox 4.0, but under their new development practices that are similar to that of Google's Chrome web-browser, Firefox 5.0 was released yesterday.

Firefox 5 is delivered under what Mozilla refers to as a "rapid release development cycle" and this release carries over 1,000 improvements in just about three months of development. Among the changes this time around is the Do-Not-Track privacy feature for the Android port of Firefox, improved add-ons, CSS Animations support, and many other new features.

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1 posted on 06/25/2011 10:48:55 AM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing; ShadowAce

Just upgraded.


2 posted on 06/25/2011 10:52:17 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

must be all internal changes, cuz’ I’m using it right now, and it’s almost indistinguishable from 4.


3 posted on 06/25/2011 10:52:17 AM PDT by kittycatonline.com
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

My Firefox updated automatically to Firefox 5 four days ago


4 posted on 06/25/2011 10:53:00 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

>>Mozilla Puts Out Firefox 5.0 Web Browser<<

Was it on fire?


5 posted on 06/25/2011 10:53:06 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I got an alert that it was out there yesterday. Anybody using it yet? I am using 4.0.1 and just wondering if it is worth up grading? I like the way I have it set up now and wonder if my add-ons will need up grading also?


6 posted on 06/25/2011 10:53:47 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Among the changes this time around is the Do-Not-Track privacy feature for the Android port of Firefox

QTWeb (Which is what I'm using right now) has had this feature for years now. And it's less of a memory hog.
7 posted on 06/25/2011 10:54:01 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: kittycatonline.com

Yeah...I upgraded yesterday, and didn’t notice anything different!


8 posted on 06/25/2011 10:58:03 AM PDT by goodnesswins (...both islam and the democrat plantation thrive on poverty)
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To: kittycatonline.com

I’m not seeing the difference either.


9 posted on 06/25/2011 11:00:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: goodnesswins

I gave up on Firefox when it was in the 3’s and constantly crashed/froze. I take it you don’t have these issues with later versions?


10 posted on 06/25/2011 11:02:54 AM PDT by Magic Fingers
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To: freedumb2003

Except for the NY Post, there’s a definite paucity on plays on words.


11 posted on 06/25/2011 11:03:50 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Magic Fingers
I gave up on Firefox when it was in the 3’s and constantly crashed/froze. I take it you don’t have these issues with later versions?

I just went to 5.0 this week and noticed no difference from 4.x.

I love Firefox and use microsoft only as a backup.

12 posted on 06/25/2011 11:06:14 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I installed it on my laptop earlier this week.

So far, I have been impressed with the speed. And, most of the extensions I use have been upgraded to work with v5.

It does lock itself into memory, so when it is ‘closed’ or ‘exited’, its core is still in the memory, from what I can tell in the WinXP Task Manager list.


13 posted on 06/25/2011 11:09:25 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: arderkrag

I also use QTWeb. I like it as a fast loading browser when I want to view a video, etc. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles, so I use FF for my main web surfing.


14 posted on 06/25/2011 11:11:52 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Red_Devil 232

I just updated it last night, and now my RealPlayer won’t work with FF...for what that’s worth. Otherwise, I don’t see any difference.


15 posted on 06/25/2011 11:16:15 AM PDT by M1903A1
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To: freedumb2003
Not on fire, but smoking hot.


16 posted on 06/25/2011 11:16:58 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I upgraded a few days ago, I dont notice anything different either..looks the same as the previous version


17 posted on 06/25/2011 11:21:36 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: M1903A1

It seems several are having problems with RP and FF5.

One bloggers issued this ‘fix’:

http://serbatop.blogspot.com/2011/06/realplayer-browser-record-plugin.html

FYI


18 posted on 06/25/2011 11:22:18 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I updated and don’t notice much difference. I tried the App Tabs feature and promptly hated it. No matter what I set my browsing settings to, FF5 would NOT save my app tabs from session to session.

Meh, is the best word to describe this update.


19 posted on 06/25/2011 11:23:45 AM PDT by WIladyconservative
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To: Red_Devil 232

My Firefox upgraded without me asking it to. I haven’t noticed any layout changes or problems with add-ons.


20 posted on 06/25/2011 11:27:15 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I had some speed/memory trouble with 4.0.1. The upgrade helped a lot.


21 posted on 06/25/2011 11:29:20 AM PDT by Crawdad
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To: SmithL

Mine asked if I wanted to upgrade. I declined until I heard from others.


22 posted on 06/25/2011 11:38:21 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: SmithL
My Firefox upgraded without me asking it to. I haven’t noticed any layout changes or problems with add-ons.

Mine did as well. That surprised me since I normally disable automatic upgrades of programs.

23 posted on 06/25/2011 11:39:16 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Larry Lucido

Lucky tomcat!


24 posted on 06/25/2011 11:43:04 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I just now updated and lost my Google Toolbar, AGAIN. Every time they release a newer version, the Google add-on is not compatible until just before they release an even newer version, and then the newer version isn’t compatible again. I don’t get it.


25 posted on 06/25/2011 12:00:33 PM PDT by Gumption
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I have it. I’m on an older machine, using XP, and the only difference I see is that if 1 tab gets hung up, you’re stuck until it clears up or you kill the window. Any other windows you opened thru or with it also then shuts down. I see no big diff...


26 posted on 06/25/2011 12:01:04 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I saw a google ad regarding Google Chrome, and it had a really pro-gay message. Anybody else see this?


27 posted on 06/25/2011 12:12:12 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I seem to remember hearing the words “hate” and “homophobia”.


28 posted on 06/25/2011 12:13:22 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: kittycatonline.com

Rendering and loading was abysmally slow under 4. Better under 5 but still not close to 3.x.

Just ordered a Dell XPS laptop with an i7 processor so that should speed things up a bit :)


29 posted on 06/25/2011 12:17:56 PM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I need to learn how to post links, but if you use google and type in “Google Chrome supports gays”, you will see a whole list of hits. It is aimed at teens, with the title “It gets better”.


30 posted on 06/25/2011 12:24:37 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: Larry Lucido
> Not on fire, but smoking hot.

Wow... and they say computer nerds don't get any... that cat is surely enjoying the afterglow...

31 posted on 06/25/2011 12:40:41 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: M1903A1

Real Player? Now, there’s a blast from the past.


32 posted on 06/25/2011 12:58:44 PM PDT by don-o (Please say a prayer for FReeper Just Lori.)
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To: Crawdad
I had some speed/memory trouble with 4.0.1. The upgrade helped a lot.

Good to know, I slowed right down when I upgraded to 4 - now stuck on Chrome - will pop back into Firefox and see what's going on now.

33 posted on 06/25/2011 1:24:37 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: None

with my XP system , 2 gig ram, its uses a tad more memory(40mb range) but is more stable after the browser reaches 650-700+mb memory with perhaps 50-60 tabs open. Firefox 4.0 would make the whole system wobbbly and slow at 600-650mb ram range. So yes 5.0 is a better spinning top or is more stable with more tabs open. Start up times with many tabs open is faster also.


34 posted on 06/25/2011 2:11:45 PM PDT by RBIEL2
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To: Larry Lucido

I’d love to rub the kitty.


35 posted on 06/25/2011 2:27:53 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Gumption

Well..do you KNOW anything about GOOGLE? I’m not surprised Firefox “loses” it....I sure wish EVERYTHING GOOGLE would go away.


36 posted on 06/25/2011 3:20:34 PM PDT by goodnesswins (...both islam and the democrat plantation thrive on poverty)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

———————I saw a google ad regarding Google Chrome, and it had a really pro-gay message. Anybody else see this?———————

I didn’t see the ad you refer to, but it wouldn’t surprise me.

Google has done a lot of things over the past few years leaving little doubt about their progressive ideological worldview. Yes, a progressive corporation.


37 posted on 06/25/2011 4:23:09 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2739940/posts


38 posted on 06/25/2011 4:36:22 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah, mine updated automatically, and it seems exactly the same.


39 posted on 06/25/2011 8:44:06 PM PDT by scorpa
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To: scorpa

Notedly slower to start and had to rehack my weather addon again but once it’s running I’m not seeing any huge differences. I’d say none at all, but I did find one very minor cosmetic change in how it handles tab rearrangement with a particular number, in a particular res and situation.


40 posted on 06/26/2011 6:31:07 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (Stupid should hurt.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Yeah, that’s it.


41 posted on 06/26/2011 1:26:49 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: Kaslin

Did it to me too.
I hate that automagic upgrade crap. It should always be optional.

I mean it’s running ok, but still, it’s my computer, not theirs.

There oughta be a law!!


42 posted on 06/26/2011 1:29:38 PM PDT by djf ("Life is never fair...And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not." Oscar Wilde)
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To: djf

Why should there be a law? We have too damn many of them already.

Check Tools/Options/Advanced/Update

You can turn off the automatic updates there.


43 posted on 06/26/2011 1:41:20 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Gumption

I got rid of Google in Firefox and wished I could get rid of it in IE


44 posted on 06/26/2011 3:40:40 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I tried Google Chrome, but had absolutely no use for it. So I got rid of it.


45 posted on 06/26/2011 3:43:43 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Fresh Wind

I am a mainframe systems programmer for over 25 years, working mostly with IBM and various third party software vendors.

Do you know what would happen in the mainframe world if some vendor said “Well, you have to plug this IP address or this URL into the software so it can do automatic updates whenever.”

As a systems person, I know what I’d say. And I know what the management team responsible for RAS would say, the user community would probably chime in also, and tell the vendor to take a flying leap, cancel all licenses, and make darn sure that all traces of the product was scrubbed from the host before the weekend!

And I work with people on the server side taking care of SAP and Oracle, and they would tell them the same thing.
We will do it on our time WHEN WE ARE READY and WHEN WE ARE AWARE OF ALL THE POSSIBLE RAMIFICATIONS!

PERIOD!


46 posted on 06/26/2011 3:51:38 PM PDT by djf ("Life is never fair...And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not." Oscar Wilde)
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To: djf

Don’t lump me in with them. I bloody well chose it and manually updated it.


47 posted on 06/26/2011 4:43:40 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (Stupid should hurt.)
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To: Fire_on_High

I wasn’t lumping anyone.

Thing is, since the advent of PC’s, there has been an explosion of people using computers who know almost nothing about them. And the software has evolved with a “lowest common denominator” mentality, trying to make it “easy” for everyone.

Big businesses pushing out millions of dollars of products and services every day simply do not tolerate the surprises.


48 posted on 06/26/2011 4:56:11 PM PDT by djf ("Life is never fair...And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not." Oscar Wilde)
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To: djf

Mark for more info...


49 posted on 06/26/2011 4:58:46 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (I Stand With Sarah!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

All Points Help Bulletin:

Just picked up a used emachine computer with Windows 7 installed. Naturally, when I downloaded Firefox, it loaded the newest version, but I’ve got a few problems that are giving me the itch.

1. My mouse wheel won’t scroll pages any longer (works in other applications and programs).
2. Can’t change the font on FR with the tools in the Options tab.
3. Posting window on FR is automatically minimized down to almost nothing.
4. Cursor is invisible.
5. Enter key doesn’t create space between paragraphs like normal.
6. Forms on some web pages (such as Yahoo and Facebook) are so small, that I can’t type in them.

Any help would be appreciated.


50 posted on 06/30/2011 7:40:26 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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