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Windows 7: Firefox 3.6 Beta Available for Download

27 Oct 2009   #1
v0id

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Firefox 3.6 Beta Available for Download

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Firefox 3.6 Beta Available for Download Tomorrow, October 28
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The wait for the first Beta build of Firefox 3.6 is over. Mozilla has confirmed officially that it will push Firefox 3.6 out of Alpha and into Beta tomorrow, October 28th, 2009. In this regard, the successor of Firefox 3.5 advances to the next step in its evolution, although the beta stage should have come earlier according to the initial plans made public. In fact, Mozilla was aiming to deliver Firefox 3.6 Beta ahead of the general availability deadline of Windows 7, namely ahead of October 22nd. This obviously wasn’t the case.

Responsible for the delay of Firefox 3.6 Beta’s availability were a large number of blockers, bugs critical enough that they were capable of pushing back the release. Mozilla postponed Firefox 3.6 Beta until it managed to deal with all blockers, and with all the bugs now resolved, it gave the green light to the next development milestone for the next iteration of its open source browser.

Ahead of the official release, Mozilla started combing candidates of Firefox 3.6 Beta for any show stoppers, but no bugs severe enough to postpone the Beta were found. This means that testers and early adopters will be able to download and start running Firefox 3.6 Beta on October 28th.

With the release of Firefox 3.6 Beta, Mozilla becomes the third-party browser developer to tailor its product to the new, evolved Windows Aero graphical user interface in Windows 7. Testers will notice that Firefox 3.6 will make use of Aero Peek, Thumbnail Previews via the Taskbar (Superbar) and Jumplists in Windows 7 just as Internet Explorer 8 does, with the mention that Firefox 3.6 is a work in progress, and the experience might not be as smooth.

According to Mozilla’s current plans, Firefox 3.6 will only have one Beta development milestone and will advance straight to Release Candidate in mid-November 2009. If all goes well, end users could be running the finalized version of Firefox 3.6 by the end of the following month.
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27 Oct 2009   #2
dragotron

 
 

Interesting.. but will it have 64bit support? Sorry, I just got Win64 and am looking all over for on of my browsers that support it...
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27 Oct 2009   #3
Sparatan117

Windows 7 x64 build
 
 

I'm not interested unless they made it faster. it seems like every release firefox gets slower...
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27 Oct 2009   #4
tuckeratlarge

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

+1 for 64bit
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27 Oct 2009   #5
sirdan

Win Xp/7
 
 

Isnt the 64bit (beta) version exist already?
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27 Oct 2009   #6
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sirdan View Post
Isnt the 64bit (beta) version exist already?
Do you Minefield?
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27 Oct 2009   #7
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dragotron View Post
Interesting.. but will it have 64bit support? Sorry, I just got Win64 and am looking all over for on of my browsers that support it...
Whats the point of a 64-bit browser without many addons supporting it, heck even Adobe Flash still doesn't work in 64-bit browsers (only on Linux does it work).
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27 Oct 2009   #8
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Don't see much point in using the 64 bit. You can get some here though.

Firefox download - Mozilla x86-64
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27 Oct 2009   #9
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

I hope this is my savoir, 3.5.3 crashes my explorer, lets hope this one doesn't, and hope it doesn't crash when i go to use a proxy like it did in the alpha.
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27 Oct 2009   #10
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Using it now. A few of my addons dont work in it which is to be expected but im sure theyl be updated.
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