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Windows 7: Firefox 4.0, the Next Major Version of Firefox


10 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 
Firefox 4.0, the Next Major Version of Firefox

According to Mozilla’s current plans, the next major release of its open source browser will be labeled Firefox 4.0.While the moniker is bound not to be a real surprise for quite a consistent number of Mozilla watchers, the fact of the matter is that the browser vendor has not officially announced that Firefox 4.0 would be the successor of Firefox 3.6. At one point, Mozilla was planning two upgrades to Firefox 3.5, namely versions 3.6 and 3.7. Firefox 3.6 was delivered earlier this year, and it looks like Firefox 4.0 will be next.

”As many have heard, I've been working with various stakeholders in order to put together a product plan for the next version of Firefox, which is looking like it will be called Firefox 4. I'm happy to say that it's at a point where I'd like to present it to the community in order to set expectations and focus, as well as in order to gather more feedback and thoughts,” revealed Mike Beltzner, director of Firefox.

Full read: Firefox 4.0, the Next Major Version of Firefox - It?s quasi-official - Softpedia


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11 May 2010   #2
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

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Firefox 4 roadmap unveiled; beta expected in June

For quite some time, Mozilla has been hard at work on Firefox 4. What was initially planned to be Firefox 3.7 has officially been rolled into Firefox 3.6.4, which is currently available in beta form, featuring out-of-process plugins. Firefox 4 is expected to be an all-out overhaul and evolutionary version of the world's second most popular browser.
On beltzner.ca, an early product plan for Firefox 4 has been made public. The roadmap is not set in stone, however, the slide show gives the world an unheard of, detailed, glimpse into what will make up Mozilla's next major release. As seen in slide 27, the first beta is expected towards the end of June, with the final release coming in November. Keep in mind, this is all subject to change.


Here's some of what we can expect from Firefox 4:
  • Speed - it will be "super-duper fast"
  • Power - it will support " 5 and beyond"
  • Empowerment - users will be allowed to fully control their browser, its data, and their web experience
  • Completely re-vamped user interface allowing layout customization and less chrome
  • Improved stability and security
  • Ability to install add-ons without restarting browser
  • Better tools for developers
  • 64-bit support
  • Hardware acceleration
  • Multitouch support
Source -
Neowin.net - Firefox 4 roadmap unveiled; beta expected in June
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11 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 
Firefox 4

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Mozilla hopes to release Firefox 4 in October or November, a new version that has speed among its top goals.
"Performance is a huge, huge, huge thing for us," said Mike Beltzner, vice president of engineering for Firefox, in a Webcast on Tuesday about plans for the browser. "We created the performance story, and we've got to keep at it."
Among other features planned for Firefox 4--and Mozilla emphatically cautions that plans can change--are support for high-speed graphics and text through Direct2D on Windows; a tidier user interface with more prominent and poweful tabs; support for several newer Web technologies; 64-bit versions; and compatibility with multitouch interfaces.
Performance means any number of things in a browser. Among them: the time it takes to launch the program or to load a Web page, the responsiveness of the user interface to commands such as opening new tabs, and the speed with which Web-based JavaScript programs execute. Firefox programmers also will work on more perceptual speed improvements, Beltzner said, such as changing the order that Web page elements appear on the screen and the appearance of the page-loading progress bar.
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11 May 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

At least a 64-bit version
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11 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

They should skip over 4.0 and go to 5.0. Netscape/Mozilla don't have a good history with the 4.0 version number
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11 May 2010   #6

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Their sights on Chrome -- especially with regards to speed

Thanks for the link Windows 7.
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11 May 2010   #7

Windows 3.11
 
 

Beta in June
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11 May 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
At least a 64-bit version
Already is,

Firefoxownload - Mozilla x86-64

Nice to play around with, but not much point if you want Flash.
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11 May 2010   #9
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
They should skip over 4.0 and go to 5.0. Netscape/Mozilla don't have a good history with the 4.0 version number
Interesting info
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11 May 2010   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

64-bit version too
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