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Mozilla Unleashes Firefox 6
Datamation ^ | 16 August 2011 | Sean Michael Kerner

Posted on 08/17/2011 4:46:57 AM PDT by ShadowAce

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To: ShadowAce; rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW
Does anyone who uses the Xmarks bookmark synchronizer (on Windows 7, Mac and Linux machines, and between MSIE, FF and Safari) encounter problems with it messing up your bookmarks?

Does Firefox's own Bookmark Sync work better?

51 posted on 08/17/2011 8:04:58 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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I recently started using the FF Sync. It does an excellent job of keeping my FF bookmarks synchronized over 3 computers.

I just wish it would also sync the add-ons.


52 posted on 08/17/2011 8:17:58 AM PDT by TomGuy
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I’ve been a whole lot happier since switching from IE. The first step was admitting that I had a problem.

LOL Yes, we all had to take that first step...

53 posted on 08/17/2011 9:37:22 AM PDT by GOPJ (One ring to rule them/one ring to find them/one ring to tax them/and in indebtedness bind them.)
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To: ShadowAce

I’m still on Firefox 3.6.3 as one of the 4.0 version kept crashing. With this rapid release cycle, I never upgraded to 5. I’ll try 6 after I read more reviews.


54 posted on 08/17/2011 10:09:02 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: ShadowAce

Mozilla is really starting to annoy me with these rapid releases. About half my browser add-ons are non-functional, again. Thankfully the privacy add-ons still work, but now one of my security tabs is out of commission.

Downloaded Chrome a couple weeks ago and liked it quite a bit.


55 posted on 08/17/2011 10:11:25 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (You're either in or in the way. "Primary" is a VERB.)
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To: ShadowAce

So, has any of the releases of FF stopped the memory leaks that bloat FF to a gig of RAM after a few clicks along with periodic 100% CPU grabs?

Oh, silly me. That’s right. It’s Flash that does that or Addons. Or something. Anything that’s not FF’s fault. The Mozilla project is starting to become the Obama of software development.

BTW, I love FF for what it should do, but hate if for what it actually does do.


56 posted on 08/17/2011 11:10:22 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: KarlInOhio

The difference between 3 and 4 is huge, and so is the difference between 4 and 5. I’d suggest upgrading.

But from 5 on, what would have been a dot release gets a whole number version change. You’re not likely to see any serious differences for a few versions now.


57 posted on 08/17/2011 3:05:09 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Bookwoman

Weird, we’ve got 3 machines that are kept meticulously up to date and they’ve all been stable with FF for ages. I think *once* I had an issue restoring my full session after a power outage, and even then merely had to click through the error dialog to make it try again.

I’ll say that on OLDER gear it’s really noticeably faster loading.

Check your addons, be sure they’re all up to date and see if any are widely reported to have issues or conflicts. Also, check for malware...the last truly unstable FF (not one offs on a particular version that were ok with the next update) I saw was due to a malware issue.


58 posted on 08/17/2011 3:21:49 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (Stupid should hurt.)
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To: 9YearLurker

no more lexmark;same here,they seem to work ok if you use them constantly,but do not let them sit idle for a week to a month,as they will clog up.my canon mp530 outlived 2 lexmark all in one’s and still going.


59 posted on 08/17/2011 7:08:15 PM PDT by robsat61 (no more lexmark)
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To: ShadowAce

plmk


60 posted on 08/17/2011 9:21:24 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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