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Firefox 10 Aurora Released, Gets WebGL Anti-Aliasing

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November 15, 2011 7:09:17 AM

I thought they just released the final version of 8???????
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November 15, 2011 7:12:33 AM

HAHAHAHAHA another 1
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November 15, 2011 7:19:02 AM

what is a "Developer Version" ?
November 15, 2011 7:22:59 AM

64 bit whar art thou
November 15, 2011 7:35:48 AM

I myself have been using Nightly 11.0a1 and having used the recent builds the end user wouldn't even notice a difference between 9/10/11. Only difference is misc. features.

Not too many issues either. Unless you count that one time Nightly deleted all my bookmarks...
November 15, 2011 7:47:40 AM

de5_roy64 bit whar art thou


There is a 64bit version of firefox out. As far as I know it is only available in the 11.0a1 Nightly flavor.
http://nightly.mozilla.org/
November 15, 2011 8:00:24 AM

de5_roy64 bit whar art thou


Why do you need the 64bit version? Did you run out of RAM in Firefox :p ?
November 15, 2011 8:22:52 AM

JOSHSKORNwhat is a "Developer Version" ?

Still in the development stages, not for regular use. Its not even beta.
November 15, 2011 8:29:54 AM

amdfangirl said:
Why do you need the 64bit version? Did you run out of RAM in Firefox :p ?

actually, yes. T_T
right now i have over 40 tabs open in ff - 40 of them from tom's,
overall memory load is nearly 60% (2gigs of ram on this ol' pc), cannot multi task. if i try even a little, pc slows down.
all this with images disabled. if i enable image loading the usage will jump to 70%+, faster slowdown - learned that the hard way.
i am still clinging to ff, hoping they'll get their memory leak problems right.
not gonna use chrome, tab sandboxing is nice...but not enough to switch to chrome (or opera).
November 15, 2011 8:33:07 AM

alyoshkaI thought they just released the final version of 8???????

They did - this is not a final version of anything. Perhaps reading the first line of the article might make things more clear next time.

This is the only "version" of Aurora that has crashed on me badly. In fact it crashed so badly that it couldn't recover and I wasn't able to start it again. I decided to remove it and install the beta instead. I was in the middle of some important work and running an alpha-grade browser for work is not the smartest decision I've ever made.
November 15, 2011 8:34:35 AM

de5_royactually, yes. T_Tright now i have over 40 tabs open in ff - 40 of them from tom's, overall memory load is nearly 60% (2gigs of ram on this ol' pc), cannot multi task. if i try even a little, pc slows down.all this with images disabled. if i enable image loading the usage will jump to 70%+, faster slowdown - learned that the hard way.i am still clinging to ff, hoping they'll get their memory leak problems right.not gonna use chrome, tab sandboxing is nice...but not enough to switch to chrome (or opera).

You do realise that the 64-bit build will use more memory, not less, right? Perhaps it's time you added another 2 GB to that old rig.
November 15, 2011 8:54:51 AM

I want multithreaded Firefox. I hate when a bad designed web page eats 100% of a processor, and all the tabs freeze.
November 15, 2011 8:55:35 AM

randomizerYou do realise that the 64-bit build will use more memory, not less, right? Perhaps it's time you added another 2 GB to that old rig.


You do realize that it doesn't matter how much memory you have, a single instance of Firefox in 32-bit mode will not be able to use more than 2 GB.
November 15, 2011 8:56:47 AM

randomizer said:
You do realise that the 64-bit build will use more memory, not less, right? Perhaps it's time you added another 2 GB to that old rig.

darn. i thought the 64 bit version would use similar anount of memory, or may be manage it better.
you're right, i gotta add more ram.
November 15, 2011 8:57:33 AM

randomizer said:
You do realise that the 64-bit build will use more memory, not less, right? Perhaps it's time you added another 2 GB to that old rig.


Most definately it will use more RAM, it will just be able to address more than 4GB of RAM for Firefox, that's all.

marraco said:
I want multithreaded Firefox. I hate when a bad designed web page eats 100% of a processor, and all the tabs freeze.


Well if it is multi-threaded and already eats up 100% of your CPU, how will that make a difference? It will still use up 100% of your CPU regardless. Multi-threading just makes it scale with more cores.

sharpless78 said:
You do realize that it doesn't matter how much memory you have, a single instance of Firefox in 32-bit mode will not be able to use more than 2 GB.


It should be able to access up to <4GB of RAM. Close to. But to have an internet browser eat up 4GB of RAM is crazy when my desktop idles at using 124MB of RAM...
November 15, 2011 9:14:26 AM

Version 10, 11 ?? You mean they're skipping version 9.

Hard to believe Firefox 3.6 was last year.
November 15, 2011 9:33:59 AM

I've been on the Aurora channel of Firefox for months, so maybe I can clarify a few times.

For most of this year, it has been that there are four different "channels" of Firefox. The main one is the final release one that most people use - it is currently version 8. The other three channels are Beta (currently version 9), Aurora (currently version 10), and Nightly (currently version 11).

Every six weeks, a version moves up the channel. More specifically, in about six weeks, version 9 will become the final release, version 10 will become Beta, version 11 will become Aurora, and version 12 will be introduced to Nightly.

Hope this helps,
Vic
November 15, 2011 9:34:49 AM

Sorry, there's a typo there; I meant to write "clarify a few things."
November 15, 2011 10:03:15 AM

New releases come out every few weeks now, there's no reason to report on each stable release, let alone every stable, beta, and aurora release. Just have a monthly changelog or something :) 
November 15, 2011 10:16:48 AM

de5_royactually, yes. T_Tright now i have over 40 tabs open in ff - 40 of them from tom's, overall memory load is nearly 60% (2gigs of ram on this ol' pc), cannot multi task. if i try even a little, pc slows down.all this with images disabled. if i enable image loading the usage will jump to 70%+, faster slowdown - learned that the hard way.i am still clinging to ff, hoping they'll get their memory leak problems right.not gonna use chrome, tab sandboxing is nice...but not enough to switch to chrome (or opera).


Dude! close some tabs! no one needs that many open!
November 15, 2011 10:40:44 AM

What is WebGL Anti-aliasing?

Anti-aliasing for Farmville, Cityville, Fishville etc on facebook???????????? :D 
November 15, 2011 10:44:48 AM

Goldengoose said:
Dude! close some tabs! no one needs that many open!

hehe i close tabs as soon as i finish reading the pages. but ff releases ram slower after tab closing than when it shuts down.
sometimes i need 40+ tabs open - to read 2-3 review articles (for example, sb-e reviews from different websites) with all the pages opened at once, it makes page navigation easier for me. :) 
Anonymous
November 15, 2011 10:51:52 AM

maybe they have something big coming to counter chromes native languages support. just have to wait and see
November 15, 2011 11:03:46 AM

de5_Roy said:
hehe i close tabs as soon as i finish reading the pages. but ff releases ram slower after tab closing than when it shuts down.
sometimes i need 40+ tabs open - to read 2-3 review articles (for example, sb-e reviews from different websites) with all the pages opened at once, it makes page navigation easier for me. :) 


There tends to be a print button. Press it and refuse to print anything. Bam, all the review on one page.
November 15, 2011 11:34:30 AM

amdfangirl said:
There tends to be a print button. Press it and refuse to print anything. Bam, all the review on one page.

awesome! thank you. :) 
November 15, 2011 11:49:12 AM

i have FF Aurora running on Pentium 3 with 500mb of ram. It seems fine. i do not have crashes. I wish i had more RAM. I feel Aurora is for fine tuning, kind of like your final draft and then beta testing is later.
Anonymous
November 15, 2011 12:27:44 PM

My 3.6 under Ubuntu is now running slower because I installed version 9. The flash player is buggy in 9....I haven't seen a useful update since 3.6. 4,5,6,... there is always something wrong. On windows = same problem 4 and 5 buggy I haven't installed any new one since then.
November 15, 2011 12:27:47 PM

8 is the release, 9 is the beta, 10 is aurora, 11 is nightly. Whenever a new version comes out, increment everything. Its not hard. The AA has been on nightly for weeks.
November 15, 2011 2:04:07 PM

I'm using nightly 11.0a1
November 16, 2011 12:35:02 AM

What's the new feature? A changed font?
December 22, 2011 6:31:05 PM

good good after every patch firefox getting so much better include memory hungry monster.
thank you for the great review.
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