Firefox 4 Beta 1

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  1. pbmcmlxxi

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    What's new in 4 that 3.xx doesn't have?
     
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    Thanks pjb.....
     
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    Thought there would be more features added since it is a major release. Opera adds more features in its minor releases. Guess you can only add so many features onto a browser. Lots of under-the-hood changes though.
     
  7. funkydude

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    Looks like Opera now :D
     
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    You're kidding, you meant like chrome, right? :p

    Thanks.
     
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    I played with the Alpha, it probably looks the same...


    Post some screenshots for others to see... :)
     
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    I get this on those links:

    Forbidden

    You don't have permission to access /images/uploaded/1060_win_visual_tabs.png on this server.
     
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    links work for me confirmed
     
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    Last time I tried Firefox was 3.3, startup times are improved

    (tested after a few re-boots, so pre-fetching also picks up FF, checked that all HD activity was zero before cold/repeat start).
     

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    Just tested FF 4 Beta 1 and I thought I was the only one who felt that it resembles my beloved Opera.:oops:

    Anyway, it tested well, is, and will be another great browser.:thumb:
     
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    Will FireFox 4 start each tab in it's own process?
    That's what I would like to see.

    IndexDB will be interesting to see if it will be a potential problem.
    If so, cleaners will have to clean this or someone create an add-on to block writes to this, similar to Noscript.
     
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    Not in this beta release. They're still working on process separation (Electrolysis).
     
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    What's the point of that since Firefox already includes an isolated process for plugins? That was introduced in 3.6.4.
     
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    It's another security measure from how I understand it, plus a bit more crash protection....and I don't want it, not one bit. I'm okay with plugin separation, but not tabs having separate processes. It's one reason I haven't gone back to Chrome, which is otherwise a nice, speedy browser.

    I don't want to hear anything about systems having loads of RAM, I don't care. It's ridiculous to have a bunch of processes running for any program, let alone a browser in which some people sometimes will load up 5 or more tabs. Why is it alright for a browser to do this, but load up a security program that has a bunch of processes running and people start screaming?

    I know Mozilla is going to do it anyway, but I hate it.
     
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    You'll get over it eventually.
     
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    Process seperation is the only thing I like about Chrome, otherwise it's no good.
    If FF had it sooner, then Chrome would be a much smaller userbase.

    How much longer before FF 4 is mainstream?
     
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    That was rather rude, but oh well *shrug* I guess I just don't see the necessity of the feature. I think plugin separation alone is good enough. As far as Chrome, the only crashes I ever had with it brought down the entire browser, not just a single process. So I never got to see any "benefit", only a bunch of processes taking up resources.
     
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    Now now, saying Chrome is no good besides process separation will just get you spanked by the "speed freaks", who will all too happily post their charts comparing browsers :D As far as FF 4 being officially released, I'm willing to put money on an early to mid September date. Mozilla isn't much on keeping their browser in Beta stages for very long.
     
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