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Windows 7: Mozilla and Their Future

18 Sep 2014   #1
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 
Mozilla and Their Future

I have always used Firefox since the day it came out as Phoenix. Today I am having a real hard time trying to figure out what in the heck they are doing. I was using Fx 33 Beta 3 and then MajotGeeks came out with Fx32 Beta 4. I installed it and then it updated automatically to a different build of Beta 4.
The Mozilla Firefox Download site still has Beta 3 as a download:



Today they have come out with Fx 32.0.2 but Fx 33 Beta 4 is nowhere to be found on a Mozilla Site except the FTP:\ site.

The version of Fx 33 Beta 4 was crashing so many times that I removed it and went back to using the Final release. No wonder Chrome is surpassing Firefox in usage.

If you go to Mozillazine and look at today's build and then click on the Prior Beta 3 Build, the link takes you to Fx 31 Beta 3. This is just nuts.


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18 Sep 2014   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Strangely enough I have just today returned to Firefox after several years with Chrome, I am past the Daily Build phase so am just interested in the final release. Wa suprised how much the basic look and feel was similar to Chrome, (shared history I suppose), but am impressed so far. The issue with chrome is that they appear to be depriciating a lot of older technology support, in that a few of my media sites were not working, all are working fine in FF.

If the content providers decide to hold out onto technologies like Flash and Silverlight, while Google reduces support we may see an upturn in market share. I'm all for advances in technology such as HTML5 but browsers have to support the older tech untill the vast majority of providers are fully conforming to the "New" standards
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18 Sep 2014   #3
C-11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
I have always used Firefox since the day it came out as Phoenix.
I have too, til v29 came out.

I now use Pale Moon
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If I were to describe Pale Moon browser in a sentence, it would be, “Pale Moon browser is a stripped-down version of Firefox, that leaves out certain features, to focus on speed of browsing”.
Firefox vs Pale Moon Browser - Which one is better?
Download the Pale Moon browser
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18 Sep 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I played with Mozilla Firefox new din and ling browsers and gave up and went back to Firefox 28.0.
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18 Sep 2014   #5
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

Pale Moon is my back up browser. I used Nightly builds from Fx 3.0 thru about Firefox 20. It go to be too much of an ordeal. So I moved on to the Beta Builds which was working out OK until this mess.
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18 Sep 2014   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I suppose Firefox's goal is to perform like Chrome and after looking briefly at it look like Chrome

Now that Chrome has entered the 64 bit world there might be a small opening to expand users if they get it right while Chrome might possibly struggle working out the new bugs that Internet explorer has also handled very well in 64 bit but fall some what short in 32 bit with third party add-ons,
ie11 is supposed to change that with flash built in but all it does is complicate flash uninstall imho :/
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19 Sep 2014   #7
cyrilhubert

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I used to use FF due to its great plugins but now I don't even use it anymore. I did not know that there are so many versions already.
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19 Sep 2014   #8
TheOneBobbyGunn

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

If you're having issues with Firefox I'd suggest uninstalling with RevoUninstaller using the Advanced uninstall to remove all traces of Firefox, and then download a fresh copy from Mozilla's main site, not from a third party site. You can get back the look of Firefox 4-28 with Classic Theme Restorer, and Classic Toolbar Buttons. I was just updated to 32.0.2 today, and it has been flawless (as all versions have been for me). Here's a screenshot of 32.0.2 with those two Add-ons.

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19 Sep 2014   #9
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

The above is what I do but I do not have a problem with the Browser, my problem lie with Mozilla. It appears that Mozilla is not going to release a Beta 4 as Majorgeeks has Fx33 Beta 5 ready to download.
Mozilla still has Fx33 Beta 3 postedf??? I think that I will stay with 32.0.2 until Fx 33 goes final.

Mozilla Firefox 33.0 Beta 5
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19 Sep 2014   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If I wanted Firefox to look like Chrome I would use Chrome.

When Mozilla quiets screwing up Firefox and settles down I will update to the newer one.
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