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Windows 7: Firefox 5.0 to Launch 16 Weeks after 4.0, Firefox 6.0 Just 6 Weeks aft

14 Apr 2011   #101
mick823

Win 7 Professional and Windows 8 Professional
 
 

I have been using the latest Firefox 6 (code named "Nightly") since it came out several days ago. It is beta software so some problems can be expected. So far it has been relatively problem free but that could change on the next daily update. I don't know much about underlying architecture but I do know it is fast.

link: http://nightly.mozilla.org/




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14 Apr 2011   #102
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

I installed it yesterday to see what it was like. It runs nicely, so I've made it my backup browser (was using IE8 for that previously) :

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mick823 View Post
I have been using the latest Firefox 6 (code named "Nightly") since it came out several days ago. It is beta software so some problems can be expected. So far it has been relatively problem free but that could change on the next daily update. I don't know much about underlying architecture but I do know it is fast.

link: Firefox Nightly Builds
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15 Apr 2011   #103
Manigue

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zirro View Post
64-bit build has now been updated on Nightly Builds.

I am impressed how stable the 64-bit build is. Its now my preferred browser.
I agree !

Haven't had one error or freeze. Use it daily.
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16 Apr 2011   #104
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Plus 1 on that Manigue. It's running like a dream and I've made it default. I've run Minefield for ages now, as the only x64 browser at the time, and it would occasionally update and render itself unusable.
Hopefully the change of name and icon signals a change in the overall reliability of this build
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18 Apr 2011   #105
Farron

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Might give this a try, even though it is still only in Alpha. They sure are working fast though aren't they.
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18 Apr 2011   #106
Farron

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

WOW! Just 16 weeks? And the 6 weeks after that for 6.0? Seems a bit fishy to me, i'll believe this when i see it
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19 Apr 2011   #107
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mick823 View Post
I have been using the latest Firefox 6 (code named "Nightly") since it came out several days ago. It is beta software so some problems can be expected. So far it has been relatively problem free but that could change on the next daily update. I don't know much about underlying architecture but I do know it is fast.

link: Firefox Nightly Builds
Yeah. I was using Minefield x64 and have been for some time. Initially it seemed to be a separate project to the mainstream builds and it updated nightly.
There would be occasions when an update would be glitchy but it would usually be fixed the next day.
Suddenly it no longer says Minefield at the top but Nightly instead. It's still a x64 browser and uses Adobe "Square" flash
I don't see the problem with these nightly or beta builds. You don't have to do anything. They just update all the time.
I use it as my default browser with Chrome as an alternative. It seems easily as fast as Chrome.
ATM a couple of unimportant (to me) addons are not working with today's build but I can live with that and they'll probably be fixed tomorrow.
That's usually as bad as it gets.
I'm on the nightly testing program and get regular emails and a digest of problems and am also contributing my issues or successes to others.
Today I got a mailing about Aurora builds and I'm not clear about what they are yet. I've got work now but I'll have a check later.
I would recommend the x64 build. It's fast and stable
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19 Apr 2011   #108
mick823

Win 7 Professional and Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Installing the Nightly Tester Tools 3.1.6 and using the "force addon compatibility" option will make your add-ons work in most cases. Install the Nightly Testers Tools, restart the browser to complete the install, Select Tools > Nightly Testers Tools > Force Addon Compatibility. Just click on "Force Addon Compatibilty", Restart the browser and double check that there is a checkmark to the left of the entry. Your add ons will install but there is no assurance that it will work right.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...-tester-tools/


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19 Apr 2011   #109
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by biggles1000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
It's probably just a play on version numbers. Like Google Chrome, they want to increase numbers as fast as possible. I doubt there will be any significant differences between these versions.
yeah, totally agree with the chrome bit. i mean, what are they on now? something crazy like 11... it took Opera many years to choose to be 11 and IE is only on 9 ATM. Google need to have a real think about their version numbering. Anyway, let's hope firefox 5 is an even faster and more solid browser
Chrome gets quite a few new features. Chrome 10 brought new JavaScript engine, sandbox for Adobe Flash (which greatly increases security with Flash), GPU accelerated video and bunch of other stuff.

Chrome 9 before it had a few large features added to it as well, such as WebGL which adds 3D graphics capability to Chrome.
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19 Apr 2011   #110
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I still have to add the app tabs almost every day.
I still have to set Google Toolbar Options almost every day (I know it is not in Firefox, but it is something needed like Flash for me).
With the rates of Firefox going bad at this rate (like their releases), I will have to set the Firefox settings almost every day.
It is so bad for me for thinking to switch to another browser, but I am thinking that (I am a user who has never used IE after IE 5, I tried Opera for a few months, other than that, I have been a Firefox user. Shortly, they are not going good for me).
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