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Beta build of Firefox 4 is out


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I love the new look and speed. A few of the addons work, as soon as they do I will switch to it full time.

 

Whats new?

 

* Tabs are now on top by default on Windows only - OSX and Linux will be changing when the theme has been modified to support the change.* On Windows Vista and Windows 7 the menu bar has been replaced with the Firefox button.

* You can search for and switch to already open tabs in the Smart Location Bar

 

* New Addons Manager and extension management API (UI will be changed before final release)

 

* Significant API improvements are available for JS-ctypes, a foreign function interface for extensions.

 

* The stop and reload buttons have been merged into a single button on Windows, Mac and Linux.

 

* The Bookmarks Toolbar has been replaced with a Bookmarks Button by default (you can switch it back if you'd like).

 

* Crash protection for Windows, Linux, and Mac when there is a crash in the Adobe Flash, Apple Quicktime or Microsoft Silverlight plugins.

 

* CSS Transitions are partially supported.

 

* Full WebGL support is included but disabled by default at this time.

 

* Core Animation rendering model for plugins on Mac OS X. Plugins which also support this rendering model can now draw faster and more efficiently.

 

* Native support for the HD HTML5 WebM video format.

 

* An experimental Direct2D rendering backend is available on Windows, turned off by default.

 

* Web developers can use Websockets for a low complexity, low latency, bidirectional communications API.

 

* Web developers can update the URL field without reloading the page using HTML History APIs.

 

* More responsive page rendering using lazy frame construction.

 

* Link history lookup is done asynchronously to provide better responsiveness during pageload.

 

* CSS :visited selectors have been changed to block websites from being able to check a user's browsing history.

 

* New HTML5 parser.

 

* Support for more HTML5 form controls.

Give it a run! http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/4.0b1/releasenotes/

 

 

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Just use IE you fools

I don't know why you can't admit it. Change is coming and more people are going to switch to Chrome or FF or even Opera. If IE wasn't built in barely anyone would use it.

 

 

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I don't know why you can't admit it. Change is coming and more people are going to switch to Chrome or FF or even Opera. If IE wasn't built in barely anyone would use it.

I'm not saying people don't or won't switch. What I'm saying is people's view of IE is warped and incorrect. Ask jmanz or davec. Back in the day I was big on FF. I don't care for chrome or Opera myself, but I have tried them. I have simply seen the light that you are blind to

 

 

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I'm not saying people don't or won't switch. What I'm saying is people's view of IE is warped and incorrect. Ask jmanz or davec. Back in the day I was big on FF. I don't care for chrome or Opera myself, but I have tried them. I have simply seen the light that you are blind to

Give me extensions and then we will talk.

 

 

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No. I can't wait until some hacker targets a browser like FF that has never been through the security ringer. You're all screwed

Well we will never have to worry about that since Firefox actually patches their browsers.

 

 

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I still don't know why you hate on Firefox ndboarder. Deep down you know that it is better. This reminds me of you and the PS3 and XBOX360.

You think so, but really I don't. I know it has some things IE doesn't, but I do not think it is better. I used to push people to FF like crazy back in the day. IE has come around with 8 though and as much as you don't care to admit it's more secure no browser gets beat on and hammered as much as IE. If FF, Safari, or Chrome got beat up (targetted) the way IE does the products would crumble in an instant

 

Edit: Secure isn't the word these companies typically use anymore in comparisons to MS products. Apple is most guilty in their OS comparisons. They say they are "safer" than Windows. Why? Easy, they aren't more secure, they are littered with security holes because they've never been targetted. No one wants to go after the minnows when there's a big fish around

 

 

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