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Windows 7: Mozilla releases Firefox 7 -- get it now!


27 Sep 2011   #1

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Mozilla releases Firefox 7 -- get it now!

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Mozilla has placed the final, stable build of Firefox 7 on its FTP servers. This latest build has one major game-changing improvement to speak of, which should ensure that Firefox performs more efficiently and doesn’t gobble up system resources when left running in the background.

Version 7.0 also sees improved graphics performance in Windows, but as with the recent releases of Firefox 5 and 6, other changes are relatively minor, with a slightly tweaked Address Bar and faster bookmark and password changes during Firefox Sync operations being the most notable, visible tweaks of interest to end users.

The game-changing improvements in Firefox 7.0 surround its memory usage and optimization. Mozilla claims that Firefox 7 reduces memory usage by at least 20 percent, and as much as 50 per cent in some cases, while still delivering improved startup and page-loading times, as well as overall responsiveness.

Of equal importance is the fact the memory leak that has plagued earlier versions has finally been addressed with the Javascript garbage collector, which has been tweaked to run more frequently to free up memory no longer in use. It means the browser can now be left running for an extended period of time without quietly eating up more system resources in the background.

Better still, you’ll now be able to free up system memory simply by closing unwanted tabs as opposed to having to shut the browser down and restart it.
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Mozilla releases Firefox 7 -- get it now!

BTW, Those of you running Norton, they have already released an update to accommodate the new browser version. You'll have to run live update & then reboot. It appears Norton is staying on top of things when it comes to FF updates.

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The full Firefox 7.0 release notes can be found here, for those interested in technical details. The update should be available to current FIrefox users now, and you can always get the latest version manually at getfirefox.com.
Also: Thunderbird has released an update, Ver 7.0


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27 Sep 2011   #2

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As big of a fan of firefox as I have been over the years. I've actually disabled updates and started using a older version again.
There are only two main reasons I haven't moved to chrome along with many
1 - my two favorite plugins are not available for it
2 - I simply do not like the difference in the interface.

If mozilla wants my loyalty back they are going to have to step up compatibility with plugins through these massive number of updates they've been releasing in an attempt to copy chrome.
Sadly my stance is there was nothing wrong with it before, they tried to fix something that wasn't broken.
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27 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

I just have readed this on Corrine's Twitter account. Downloading it right now.
Now it's up to date.

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27 Sep 2011   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
As big of a fan of firefox as I have been over the years. I've actually disabled updates and started using a older version again.
There are only two main reasons I haven't moved to chrome along with many
1 - my two favorite plugins are not available for it
2 - I simply do not like the difference in the interface.

If mozilla wants my loyalty back they are going to have to step up compatibility with plugins through these massive number of updates they've been releasing in an attempt to copy chrome.
Sadly my stance is there was nothing wrong with it before, they tried to fix something that wasn't broken.
Which plugins are they? Try using compatibility reporter.
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27 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

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27 Sep 2011   #6

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

yeah I did that already, I had no choice.
...that's actually the complaint.
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27 Sep 2011   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
yeah I did that already, I had no choice.
...that's actually the complaint.
Well then ... Houston!! We have a problem!
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27 Sep 2011   #8

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lol don't take it the wrong way I'm still using FF, this is just the first time since I began using it (while still in beta)
that I've had a solid complaint like this.
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27 Sep 2011   #9

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Happens .. had similar annoying issues with FF5 when that waste of a version number came out! Since then it has been alright .. won't getting FF 8 beta though, don't see any need to.
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27 Sep 2011   #10

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lol my old xp laptop is running an ancient version like 3.something works great though.
Then again I'm not very hard on that old machine.
It's like dating a older woman, yeah you may want it, but you're afraid you might hurt her.
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