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

11 May 2010   #11
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
64-bit version too
and what good is that? flash are still sitting on their a**es doing nothing


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11 May 2010   #12
manhunter2826

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

64-bit?

^Wow, that I did not know -- it's not mentioned in the article?
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11 May 2010   #13
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
64-bit?

^Wow, that I did not know -- it's not mentioned in the article?
"Also on the Firefox 4 plan is support for 64-bit processors. Operating systems have now made the jump in earnest, but not all software has followed suit." (In the article)



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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
64-bit version too
and what good is that? flash are still sitting on their a**es doing nothing
Yeah, they are. But you recall what Steve Jobs said about Flash. Besides others have had some of the same criticisms that he discussed.
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11 May 2010   #14
manhunter2826

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

^Thanks Win7.
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11 May 2010   #15
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote:
Mozilla’s Firefox browser is a lot like an aging athlete: It’s far easier to stay in shape than it is to fall out of shape and recover. Firefox is in that latter camp, a slightly plump browser that aims to be as buff as a sprinter—even “super-duper fast” in its next version.

When it comes to browsers, the success of Google’s Chrome reveals thin is in. Minimalist matters. The challenge for established browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox is that they have to slim down a bit. However, that’s easier said than done when you have a bunch of plug-ins, add-ons and an established user base you can’t afford to alienate.

With that backdrop Mike Belzner, vice president of engineering at Firefox, delivered a Webcast outlining plans for Firefox 4. The message boils down to three words (Techmeme): Performance, power and personalization. Firefox needs to be fast, tidy and support new technologies such as 64-bit, Direct2D on Windows and other items.

Gallery: First looks at Firefox 4
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Firefox 4: Can it become 'super-duper' fast? | ZDNet
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11 May 2010   #16
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Always been a fan of Firefox... Looking forward to the new version and possible the 64-bit version... GL
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11 May 2010   #17
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 
Mozilla's Firefox 4 roadmap: faster, friendlier, more s

Mozilla's Firefox 4 roadmap: faster, friendlier, more secure

Quote:
Firefox Director Mike Beltzner has presented his plan for Firefox 4, the next major update of Mozilla's browser. Guiding the development of the new version are the questions "Who uses Firefox?" and "What do they want from it?"
Source: Mozilla's Firefox 4 roadmap: faster, friendlier, more secure

Yay!!!

~Lordbob
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12 May 2010   #18
johngalt

 

It's about time they started seriously looking at x64 builds. Of course, without Flash, that makes it a bit less fun, but hey, that's Adobe's fault, not Mozilla's.

Not sure if this is still true or not, but ISTR that they were gonna scrap Fx 3.7 and the current trunk builds of 3.7 would be moved to the 4.0 trunk - but I haven't seen that happen yet (and it has been several months). I wonder if that is true or not?

Fx still has me b/c of the customizability, but Chrome is coming in close now with its feature set and the explosion in extensions for it. The main two reasons I still use Fx now are 1) Weave, and 2) NoScript.....
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12 May 2010   #19
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
It's about time they started seriously looking at x64 builds. Of course, without Flash, that makes it a bit less fun, but hey, that's Adobe's fault, not Mozilla's.

Not sure if this is still true or not, but ISTR that they were gonna scrap Fx 3.7 and the current trunk builds of 3.7 would be moved to the 4.0 trunk - but I haven't seen that happen yet (and it has been several months). I wonder if that is true or not?

Fx still has me b/c of the customizability, but Chrome is coming in close now with its feature set and the explosion in extensions for it. The main two reasons I still use Fx now are 1) Weave, and 2) NoScript.....
Wouldn't HTML5 support cover the 64-bit Flash issue?
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13 May 2010   #20
johngalt

 

Only for those sites that decide to convert to using HTML5 - anyone still using Flash (and I guarantee that there will be more than a couple) will leave x64 users out in the cold.
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