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Firefox 3 Day - Today!

Postby KristopherWindsor » Jun 17, 2008 21:11

It's Firefox 3 (release) day!
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/
:-)
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Postby dabooda » Jun 18, 2008 8:43

hush...what are you trying to do, start a flame war?

DaBooda out...

P.S. WhooHoo!!
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good

Postby roook_ph » Jun 20, 2008 21:44

hope this one has flash support
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Postby DaveUnit » Jun 21, 2008 14:56

Firefox has always had flash support...
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Postby Sisophon2001 » Jun 21, 2008 15:22

I run FireFox under Linux, and have had version 3 for several days. I am happy to tell you the Flash plug-in works, but an sad to report that if you open more than three tabs with flash windows, then the system slows to a near stop. Not good. I hope you have better luck with your operating system.

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Postby DaveUnit » Jun 21, 2008 15:26

I've noticed that flash problem under windows but not under linux. Overall Firefox 3 is a very nice improvement on Firefox 2.
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Postby KristopherWindsor » Jun 21, 2008 19:05

I think that "problem" is due to the CPU use of each Flash window open. If each Flash file wants 50% of the CPU, 50% * 3 > 100% => slowdown. I don't see a solution for that. ;-)
But Flash files that are CPU-friendly such as http://bike.toyspring.com/game.php?g=128690 will not cause the freezing effect; I can open that in five different tabs without a slowdown. :-)
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Postby Deleter » Jun 21, 2008 21:31

I'll be happy with it once all of my addons I had for ff2 work under ff3...
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Postby joseywales72 » Jun 22, 2008 11:54

Not sure where I have read but (probably on Digg), an hardware accelerated version of Flash plugin is in the works. If it is realized, our flash related woes would come to an end. Btw, flash related slowdown can be observed in IE7 too. (Being it already slow, you cannot pinpoint the culprit to flash)
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Postby marcov » Jun 22, 2008 21:13

Hmm, the first experience is sobering. The new "security" stuff blocks an entire domain because somewhere on a wiki page on a subdomain (xx.yy.org) for a short while a link to malware existed. We are still trying to get it delisted after days.
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Postby Lachie Dazdarian » Jun 24, 2008 21:10

Well, I downloaded and switched. Import bookmarks from IE was a pleasent surprise. Don't like how bookmarks look like in FireFox though.

I better not regret this.
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Postby DaveUnit » Jun 24, 2008 21:13

well it's not like it'll be hard to switch back lachie. I think you'll like how firefox is a good broswer unlike ie. :P
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Postby Ravey » Jun 25, 2008 18:03

Opera is definately my favourite web browser between IE, FireFox and Opera. Though i'll try FireFox3.
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Postby adhay » Jun 27, 2008 21:39

According to Spy Doctor, no new infections since installing FF3 on the 18th. With FF2, I regularly fixed 50-100 imperfections. FF3 is generally faster than FF2 which beat IE7 hands down.

My only complaint is a hotmail inbox formatting anomaly which (so far) I easily live with. Perhaps it's an improvement:)
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Postby duke4e » Jun 28, 2008 1:59

firefox is only powerful because of it's extensions.

BUT i really like some of those extensions and that's why i like firefox. if opera had the same extensions, i'd use opera.

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