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Windows 7: Firefox 4.0 RC out

10 Mar 2011   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rocky90 View Post
so if this RC is the only one and is going to be the RTW build, will i be able to upgrade from the RC to the RTW when its released?
I was using FF 4.0 Beta 12 and was able to upgrade to FF 4.0 by going to "Help" ------------ "About Firefox"

These are the steps that I took

1. Downloaded the FF 4.0 installer file
2. Used MozBackup and backed up Firefox
3. Backed up the FF ReminderFox addon
4. Downloaded and installed the FF update from the "Help" menu
5. Made sure everything was okay
6. Uninstalled FF 4.0 using Revo Uninstaller set to "Moderate" which is the default.
7. Cleaned files and the Registry
8. Installed FF 4.0 using the installer file downloaded in step #1.

I took those steps above in order

1. To test FF 4.0 before doing a clean install
2. Doing a clean install of FF 4.0.

When I update any software from a Beta version to a general release (RTW) I always do a clean install of the general release.

After I did the update from Beta 12 through the FF menu I installed it cleaned by files and regsitry

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10 Mar 2011   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I'm running the RC plus Minefield x64 and they are both doing fine. I notice no real difference in speed between them although Minefield seems to have a smoother feel somehow.
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10 Mar 2011   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Remind me, will this be released for 64-bit systems? If not, I'll probably just stick to Minefield x64 until Firefox 5.0 (or whatever number the next version is).
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10 Mar 2011   #24
Commodore Pet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1

I asked the same question. We will have to use Minefield until Firefox 5.0 if you want 64 bit.
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10 Mar 2011   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Commodore Pet View Post
I asked the same question. We will have to use Minefield until Firefox 5.0 if you want 64 bit.
correct, FF5 is coming in a few months
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10 Mar 2011   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

For more details click on link.


Product Priorities for 2011

Our product priorities for 2011 are determined by our overall organizational context and the vision we're trying to achieve. They represent our understanding of what's required in order to produce a web browser that will be both successful in the market and representative of our vision of the web.
  1. Ship our new technology to users in smaller bundles, more frequently
    1. Four technology shipment vehicles in 2011, including Firefox 4
    2. Achieve a regular cadence for shipping
  2. Develop a product that is responsive from "click to render"
    1. No more than 50ms delay between user action and application reaction
    2. Provide optimizations to hide network latency
    3. Obtain metrics from users in addition to our test infrastructure
  3. Expand the Open Web Platform to include Apps, Social and Identity
    1. Design and implement open systems for Identity and social interactions
    2. Design and implement Web Application Framework
    3. Implement missing pieces of CSS/HTML required for compelling Web Applications
  4. Never lose the user's data or state
    1. Continue to improve stability
    2. Mitigate the cost of application failure
    3. Interact with cloud-based storage to allow users to "take it with them"
  5. Shine the primary UI until it gleams
    1. Determine and optimize top 5-10 user interaction flows (ie: search for restaurant)
    2. Improve tools for customization/restoration of old functionality so we can remove it from primary UI
    3. Improve user interface polish so that Firefox feels modern, graceful and elegant
  6. Support modern operating systems and platforms
    1. support Firefox Windows 64-bit builds
    2. OSX 10.7 system integration
    3. Android 3.0 tablet integration
    4. ensure JIT performs well on modern ARM CPU families
  7. Plan for a future where Desktop, Mobile and Web Apps run on a common platform
    1. Need to design and architect towards this eventual outcome
    2. Implementation of this is not a priority
Firefox 5

  • Account Manager
  • Simple Sharing UI
  • UI Animation
  • 64 Bit on Windows
  • ...anything that improves responsiveness and is ready
  • ...anything that improves stability and is ready
  • ...anything that polishes the user interface and is ready
  • ...anything else serving product priorities and is ready
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10 Mar 2011   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


Waiting for IE9 Final ...........
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11 Mar 2011   #28

Win7 Ultimate x64

Took a little customization to get it to look like I wanted but 4.0 is growing on me. Been a loyal FF use for a long time now and I can definitely say this is an improvement speed wise.
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11 Mar 2011   #29

Win7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
Did they fix the Text Rendering issue yet
Going into about:config and changing gfx.font_rendering.directwrite.enabled from true to false made it look a lot better for me. I hope its all sorted in the final release.
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11 Mar 2011   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)

Very nice UI liking it so far.
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