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Rapid Fire: Firefox 9 Beta is Already Out for Download

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November 14, 2011 8:03:59 PM

I am skipping 9 and waiting for 10 which should be out later tonight
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November 14, 2011 8:10:39 PM

When tha --- are they gonna release the x64 version??? They've been testing it since version 3! :( 
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November 14, 2011 8:18:35 PM

x64 please, and make changes that count
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November 14, 2011 8:29:38 PM

And when they release x64 people will complain a lot of addons aren't working :p 
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November 14, 2011 8:31:00 PM

I am skipping 9 and waiting for that chick's boobies, which should be out later tonight
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November 14, 2011 8:37:30 PM

Considering that Mozilla keeps 4 release branches (Stable: 8, security and stability bugs only; 9: beta, major bugs; 10, alphas, stabilizing features; and 11, nightlies, development) going all the time, claiming that by using version 9 you're on the edge is stupid.

As for the x86-64 version, the Mozilla code has been able to run in 64-bit ever since Mozilla Suite 1.0 in 2001, and I've used a 64-bit build of Firefox since 1.5. Problem is, not only was the 64-bit version of Visual Studio quite late in coming in an acceptable fashion and costly (you need to pay for the OS and the compiler suite), there were too many plugins still stuck in 32-bit for Firefox to run in a useful fashion in 64-bit Windows until very recently... At least on Windows.

On OS X and GNU/Linux, you use a recent build of GCC, and you're set. Still, you need to dedicate people to support it. On OS X, you get an iDrone, and it's alright (eventhough OS X support was quite bad until version 3.0); on Linux, distros do that for Mozilla. And on Windows...?
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November 14, 2011 8:37:50 PM

gerchokasWhen tha --- are they gonna release the x64 version??? They've been testing it since version 3!



Exactly, where is the 64 bit version..... might have to wait for it when I build my first 128bit pc. :-(
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November 14, 2011 8:52:36 PM

The only good thing about all these Firefox releases, is we get to keep seeing that picture that Tom's uses in each article. ;) 
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November 14, 2011 8:55:25 PM

SteveLordThe only good thing about all these Firefox releases, is we get to keep seeing that picture that Tom's uses in each article.


Don't mess with success.
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November 14, 2011 8:55:39 PM

soo-nah-meeI am skipping 9 and waiting for that chick's boobies, which should be out later tonight

I see what you did there.
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November 14, 2011 9:24:32 PM

These articles about new browsers are appearing every couple of days, not that we don't like looking at the picture in the article :) 

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November 14, 2011 9:32:02 PM

otacon72Well downloaded FF8 and it crashed 3 minutes later. Wasn't even due to Flash this time around. Still hogs memory and yup still crashes because of Flash.


I downloaded FF8 and got a weird story about some socially awkward teenage amnesiacs in a flying school hunting a sorceress. Oh... wait. You mean THAT FF8.
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November 14, 2011 9:33:13 PM

The version numbers have become as meaningless as Chrome, news sites need to stop reporting each one as if it is important. They come out every few weeks, we get it.
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November 14, 2011 9:34:57 PM

otacon72Well downloaded FF8 and it crashed 3 minutes later. Wasn't even due to Flash this time around. Still hogs memory and yup still crashes because of Flash.


I believe you need to reformat or get a new computer. I've used firefox for 7 years and never experienced reoccurring crashes. I'm sick of seeing FF haters immediately point out crashing and memory hog because they have faulty computers.
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November 14, 2011 9:37:28 PM

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...enables JavaScript to show developers when users choose to opt-out of behavioral tracking with the Do Not Track privacy feature...

Wait, so they've explicitly implemented a way to track which users say that they don't want to be tracked? Rather ironic I think.

jn77Exactly, where is the 64 bit version...

It decided that Windows wasn't worthy and has been living with Linux for the last few years.
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November 14, 2011 10:55:45 PM

OMG! OMG! OMG! I've waiting ALL my life for firefox9!!!

It's sooooooooooooooo much better han ff8!

Anyone else here pissed their pants like I did?!

I can't believe it! ff9 is finally here!!

Mozilla you guys rock! You are the smarting people in the world! Spending years doing a complete re-write of your browser that is so totally not ff8!

Oh!!! I tinkled again!
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November 14, 2011 11:19:49 PM

Geez. They need to cut it out. Are they trying to out-version Internet Explorer and Opera?
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November 14, 2011 11:22:34 PM

Seems time for a browser grand prix. Not that long ago Firefox 4 came out. And I still remember using Firefox 3. But since then i switched to chrome. And right now I'm not as pleased with it, so back to Firefox for me.
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November 14, 2011 11:24:01 PM

I can't wait for FF20. Should be out in, what, six hours at this rate?

... seriously. FF, Google, enough with the version number nonsense. Major changes = major version. Not "Fixed typo in menu - OK, time for currentbrowserrev+1.0!"
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November 14, 2011 11:31:16 PM

AnonymousAnd when they release x64 people will complain a lot of addons aren't working

Well, the latest version of Flash is for 64-bit. And I think it'll only be for power users; regular ones will continue using the 32-bit version.
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November 14, 2011 11:32:05 PM

SteveLordThe only good thing about all these Firefox releases, is we get to keep seeing that picture that Tom's uses in each article.

So is that why they keep releasing new FF versions with new version numbers? lol
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November 14, 2011 11:49:41 PM

If it crashes all the time. send them a bug report. Help them out.
Once i got 64bit windows i put 64bit flash and java as well as FireFox in the beta. It is always improve and maybe not a finally release but I dont care. Send them feedback and stuff. If Chrome wins then the race stops and their is no challenge for any company to innovate. Open source is software by the people for the people. It will only get better if the community is there to make it better. I like all news up the minute changes being made in software development.
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November 15, 2011 12:46:06 AM

I am sorry but whoever says that FF8 is a memory hog and keeps crashing,needs to check his computer for problems.I use FF and Chrome for years and i love both browsers so there is no bias in my following statement:

FF8 is by far the best version that Mozilla has released since the premiere of FF4 and the introduction of the fast update cycle.It is very stable,it is fast,it is a lot more responsive that the previous versions,the memory management is absolutely efficient and way better than the competition,the plugins always work and have never crashed and all the 60 addons which i use since FF4,are still fully compatible and functioning properly with no problems.

The only thing that FF8 still lacks compared to Chrome,is the snappiness factor which becomes more apparent when you have opened many tabs (30+ at least). Unfortunately that problem will be resolved once the Electrolysis project is completed,but until then Chrome simply excels in this department.

As far as the 64bit is concerned,i am using the FF11 x64 nightly with a bunch of addons and plugins.It is a bit faster and snappier than FF8,very stable too,it consumes more memory than FF8 does but that it is to be expected since it is an experimental release,so not that well refined.Finally it has some new features which will be introduced in the future,upcoming updates of the browser but if you are in a bit of harry,you can start using them with no problems right now.

So if you are a FF user,do upgrade to FF8,it is a very worthy update.If you are a Chrome user,do give it a try,you wont be disappointed by its abilities and features.As someone above correctly said,we need to support Firefox because without him there wont be no competition and with no competition the Internet and our web experience wont evolve.
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November 15, 2011 12:48:48 AM

otacon72Lots of FF fanboys in here I see...lol Sorry the browser you use only gets worse as time goes by instead of better.

The fact that some experienced crash and some did not means that some are morron and some are not. I am always the latest.
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November 15, 2011 1:08:08 AM

Faster JavaScript and HTML5 update, I would try it : )
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November 15, 2011 1:19:45 AM

AnonymousAnd when they release x64 people will complain a lot of addons aren't working


As a person who is using the 64-bit build of Firefox 11 alpha 1, All of my add-ons worked perfectly fine once i overrode the compatibility checking
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November 15, 2011 1:20:35 AM

trialskingI am skipping 9 and waiting for 10 which should be out later tonight


i'll wait for firefox 20. that should arrive in the next 3-4 months. if not at least it should be a nightly build by then lol
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November 15, 2011 1:21:55 AM

jn77Exactly, where is the 64 bit version..... might have to wait for it when I build my first 128bit pc. :-(


you want 64-bit? download the nightly build
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November 15, 2011 2:01:42 AM

In case you guys think it's unstable, let me tell you: with all the versions of FF I've used, 1.5 to 8, I've never had an issue. On my current i5 machine, 8GB RAM, geforce 550ti, and win 7 64-bit SP1, I haven't had an issue, and I recall going all the way back to 3.6. Ditto for my AMD E350 netbook with 4GB RAM and win 7 64-bit SP1. Ditto for my 3.2GHz Pentium 4 XP SP3 machine with 1GB RAM. I really don't know what's causing your problems. I just had to disable addon compatibility checking and it's all fine.
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November 15, 2011 2:18:27 AM

The only reason I look at these FF articles anymore is to see that chick again
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November 15, 2011 2:48:46 AM

any bugs found?
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November 15, 2011 3:03:16 AM

Great.
I like firfox. i used since 2004 and there is firfox 1.0 or 2.0 ;) 
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November 15, 2011 3:37:49 AM

I hope Firefox 9's rendering engine can use more than 1 CPU core. FF8 doesn't.
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November 15, 2011 5:32:05 AM

You know... you could simply google the ff girl and save the photo to your desktop.

- Okay, so the real reason mozilla retarded marketing team of crack whore monkeys are doing major revisions numbers is so they can send out a press release and get websites to state "A whole new firefox has been released" every month - because it means there are articles about them?!

Gee, Tom sometimes does announcements when Opera does a .xx release. There are more changes to Opera from 11.50 to 11.52 then there is of ff4.0 to 4.5 (er I mean 9).
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November 15, 2011 6:40:17 AM

Can't wait for the 64 bit version of Firefox so that it can use more than 2.1GB of RAM.
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November 15, 2011 8:10:31 AM

I like this news ..Its good to know about it..
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November 15, 2011 9:43:28 AM

Desperation to try and stay hip and alive in the web browsing market. Thats all i see,
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November 15, 2011 2:40:46 PM

mitch074Considering that Mozilla keeps 4 release branches (Stable: 8, security and stability bugs only; 9: beta, major bugs; 10, alphas, stabilizing features; and 11, nightlies, development) going all the time, claiming that by using version 9 you're on the edge is stupid.



Umm, not so much. IME...

8 (Stable) is very stable, it is very unlikely you will run into problems.
9 (Beta) is also very stable, still unlikely you will run into any problems at all, but you shouldn't be surprised if you do.
10 (Aurora, Alpha) Stable-ish, you will probably run into a few problems, can be used for everyday browsing, but expect to be interrupted by bugs a few times a day.
11 (Nightly) generally unstable, hit or miss how many bugs you'll run into.

I almost always use the beta as my main browser; so far I have not run into any problems at all. Aurora and nightly get too annoying to use as your main browser with how many bugs it still has, not that their intended to be your main browser anyway...
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November 16, 2011 12:28:44 AM

Welcome to the world, Firefox 4.0.0.0.3.1.

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