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Firefox Goes to 11. Exactly. One Louder.

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Another new Firefox is upon us.

Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...

Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?

Nigel Tufnel: Exactly.

Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?

Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?

Marty DiBergi: I don't know.

Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?

Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven.

Nigel Tufnel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.

Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?

Nigel Tufnel: [pause] These go to eleven.

That's the classic exchange from the 1984 film "This is Spinal Tap." Now Firefox has gone to 11.

For this new version, Firefox has learned some new tricks. The new Firefox will now support migration of bookmarks, history and cookies from Chrome. With Sync, now add-ons can be synced across all signed-in computers – no need to go hunting for each and every one on a fresh install.

Check out all the changes in the release notes here. Find the downloads at the links below:

Windows

Mac OS X

Linux

Linux x64

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    A Bad Day , March 13, 2012 7:58 PM
    andy_newtonIt's so resource hog that it makes the hardware hot. So the fans had to spin faster to compensate, that's why it's so loud.


    ...

    What are you running? Crysis written in Flash on IE6?
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    mobrocket , March 13, 2012 6:19 PM
    i like firefox cus they are the browser of the people...
    they challedged IE dominance and allowed community addons
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    icepick314 , March 13, 2012 4:45 PM
    been using Nightly for awhile at 13b1...it's only 64bit Firefox for Win7

    been working nicely for awhile with most addons working nicely...latest being DNT+

    I heard of Waterfox 64bit but I prefer to use regular version instead...and also wanted to see memory is problem....which I haven't ran into so far...

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    TheViper , March 13, 2012 4:51 PM
    Icepick, Waterfox works perfectly. All bookmarks, passwords, add ons, etc... And they carry over on your Ff profile so you don't need to reinstall anything.
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    RealBeast , March 13, 2012 5:08 PM
    Eleven? Ah yes, I have all of my equipment set to eleven as the default level.
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    mesab66 , March 13, 2012 5:47 PM
    Aaaaah... Spinal Tap - a classic! Break Like the Wind! that Stonehenge model! Now, where did they say that stage was again?
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    g-unit1111 , March 13, 2012 6:14 PM
    "The Gospel According To Spinal Tap - this collection of religious rock songs begs to answer the question on what day did the lord create Spinal Tap and couldn't he have rested on that day?"

    What a classic. :lol: 
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    mobrocket , March 13, 2012 6:19 PM
    i like firefox cus they are the browser of the people...
    they challedged IE dominance and allowed community addons
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    A Bad Day , March 13, 2012 7:58 PM
    andy_newtonIt's so resource hog that it makes the hardware hot. So the fans had to spin faster to compensate, that's why it's so loud.


    ...

    What are you running? Crysis written in Flash on IE6?
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    cookoy , March 13, 2012 8:49 PM
    Not rushing to get this one as the new features are not useful to me. But definitely going for 13.
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    notsleep , March 13, 2012 9:50 PM
    i'll wait until version 100 before i try firefox again. :) 
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    tmk221 , March 13, 2012 10:38 PM
    chrome ftw!
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    confish21 , March 13, 2012 10:53 PM
    Great article! Ty Marcus!
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    11796pcs , March 14, 2012 12:56 AM
    Opera FTW
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    Marcus Yam , March 14, 2012 1:17 AM
    confish21Great article! Ty Marcus!

    You're welcome! I had fun with this one, clearly. :) 
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    mortsmi7 , March 14, 2012 2:08 AM
    icepick314been using Nightly for awhile at 13b1...it's only 64bit Firefox for Win7been working nicely for awhile with most addons working nicely...latest being DNT+I heard of Waterfox 64bit but I prefer to use regular version instead...and also wanted to see memory is problem....which I haven't ran into so far...

    The only difference between Firefox and Waterfox is one is 64-bit and blue and updates a few days after FF does. It even has the same bugs as FF. Supposedly its faster than FF but who the hell can tell without actual testing. I use it.
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    coupdeforce , March 14, 2012 2:00 PM
    Probably still doesn't have a status bar option. If I still need an extension to have a status bar then I'm staying with 3.6. Firefox is clearly run by immature idiots now. When are they going to stop inflating the version number for every new minor release?