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#1 Max_Real Qnx

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 07:04 AM

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The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.

User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.

Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.

Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.

Customization. Everyone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.

Technical:

Title: Firefox 4.0 Beta 2
Filename: Firefox Setup 4.0 Beta 2.exe
File size: 9.06MB (9,499,736 bytes)
Requirements: Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / Windows7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7 64
Languages: en-US
License: Open Source
Date added: July 28, 2010
Author: Mozilla Organization
Homepage: www.mozilla.com/firefox/
MD5 Checksum: EC2374BBF3DA1D05541B95E78E25C4A0

Change Log:

- Tabs are now on top by default on Windows and OSX - Linux will be changing when the theme has been modified to support the change.
- You can turn any tab into an "App Tab" by right-clicking on it and selecting "Make into App Tab" from the context menu.
- Web developers can animate content using CSS Transitions.
- Responsiveness and scrolling improvements from the new retained layers layout system.
- JavaScript speed improvements due to engine optimizations.
- Changes to how XPCOM components are registered in order to help startup time and process separation.


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Posted 01 August 2010 - 09:44 AM

Hi,

What's your impression regarding version 4, is it worth upgrading?

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 11:30 AM

Hi,

What's your impression regarding version 4, is it worth upgrading?


Hi Nuno Brito :D

If you use Windows XP operation system, Internet Explorer 8 too many problematic on this system. I am currently using Windows 7 x86. However, this software working better than Explorer 8. This program is open html pages faster and although more than one tab page open, the program does not more force the computer. So I think to use this software until published Explorer 9. I'm a the former Netscape user and so this program comes closer to me, as an alternative.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 11:36 AM

I use firefox whenever possible. My only complain is the memory usage. Sometimes it gets a real memory hog. Lately I've also been having troubles managing the bookmarks, don't know if this is related to firefox itself or one of the plugins that I've been using.

Might try this soon, thanks for letting us know about the new beta.

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 12:12 PM

Yes, now I checked and saw the memory usage is 185 MB. This is a big problem for computers with less physical memory. I hope Mozzilla Team can find a solution for this problem :dubbio:


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Posted 01 August 2010 - 12:35 PM

Well.. one solution would be the use of databases to keep the contents of each tab.

Thought a bit slower than keeping all in memory when switching tabs, it would certainly save a whole lot of memory.

They're already using SQLite as a database solution to maintain the bookmarks, I wonder what keeps them from trying this approach.




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