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

30 Mar 2011   #41
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The copy of 3.6 I installed never had it to begin with. With the 4.0 upgrade install you now see the Bing option in the list. Guess which one is now 3rd in line?! Not Bing!


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30 Mar 2011   #42
Karln

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

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Firefox 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0 to Ship in 2011

It would be something if they were really true next version upgrades.
I have to agree! I saw another similar blog suggesting a 7.0 version by the end of the year. It sounded more like a gimic however just to say: "we're working fast on development of the next... blah blah blah".
Yes. A big number it reassures the newbies.
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30 Mar 2011   #43
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
The copy of 3.6 I installed never had it to begin with. With the 4.0 upgrade install you now see the Bing option in the list. Guess which one is now 3rd in line?! Not Bing!
Ah didn't realise you were on 3.6, I was looking at 4.0 when I posted, sorry for the error
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30 Mar 2011   #44
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Karln View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Firefox 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0 to Ship in 2011

It would be something if they were really true next version upgrades.
I have to agree! I saw another similar blog suggesting a 7.0 version by the end of the year. It sounded more like a gimic however just to say: "we're working fast on development of the next... blah blah blah".
Yes. A big number it reassures the newbies.
Of course! They wouldn't have it any other way!

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
The copy of 3.6 I installed never had it to begin with. With the 4.0 upgrade install you now see the Bing option in the list. Guess which one is now 3rd in line?! Not Bing!
Ah didn't realise you were on 3.6, I was looking at 4.0 when I posted, sorry for the error
That's quite alright. One other reason why I stayed with Opera or one of the other browsers ove FF was never having the option to add Bing as default but could only see a Google tool bar addon? Google or Yahoo as default?

It was never very inviting not having the same options or more even over IE. At least Opera offered Bing. I think Mozolla finally wised up a little!
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30 Mar 2011   #45
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

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FF big draw is the Add-ons. Still waiting on a bunch for FF 4.0 to be updated. If each of these FF version break a lot of Add-ons you can kiss FF good bye.

Jim
Firefox will be around long after the Chrome fad dies off. Mozilla, unlike Google does not track your every move on the Net. I am using the same extensions on 4.0 that I did on 3.6.
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30 Mar 2011   #46
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I wouldn't doubt Chrome will fall into obscurity at some point as well as the Google OS. When upgrading to 4.0 it will depend on what addons you are presently running on 3.6 or another previous version. Here 3 were not carried over to 4.0 as indicated by the installer.
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30 Mar 2011   #47
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

It is a very easy process to make most addons compatible. The only extensions I really care about are Adblock Plus, Tab Mix Plus and Stylish. They all are compatible and with stylish one can make Firefox look and act the way the user wants it to. All of the Browsers out there are about equal in speed, so it all boils down to preference. I have been using Firefox since it was called Phoenix and I am just used to it. I currently use 17 extensions and I only had to force compatibility on one of them. 2 Pane Bookmarks.
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31 Mar 2011   #48
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Karln View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post

I have to agree! I saw another similar blog suggesting a 7.0 version by the end of the year. It sounded more like a gimic however just to say: "we're working fast on development of the next... blah blah blah".
Yes. A big number it reassures the newbies.
Of course! They wouldn't have it any other way!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
The copy of 3.6 I installed never had it to begin with. With the 4.0 upgrade install you now see the Bing option in the list. Guess which one is now 3rd in line?! Not Bing!
Ah didn't realise you were on 3.6, I was looking at 4.0 when I posted, sorry for the error
That's quite alright. One other reason why I stayed with Opera or one of the other browsers ove FF was never having the option to add Bing as default but could only see a Google tool bar addon? Google or Yahoo as default?

It was never very inviting not having the same options or more even over IE. At least Opera offered Bing. I think Mozolla finally wised up a little!
I have been using Bing on FF for quite awhile. I am still using FF 3.6.16 with Bing. Just waiting for Norton to fix their Identity Safe toolbar (scheduled for May) then I will switch to FF 4.0

Jim
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31 Mar 2011   #49
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

There's an option to add Bing onto the previous versions. I had Bing on at one time but never got to that for the last 3.6 install.

That was when Bing was still new when finding the option. Now that Bing has been around for a period of time Mozilla apparently decided to include it in the 4.0 release.

GTX11 does have a few things correct there about browsing speeds. Having had several browsers on at the same time while making some comparisons with under a dozen they were averaging about the same when seeing each load the same page.

As for preferences the list of them was narrowed down rather fast as to which ones would remain or be removed entirely. Chrome, Flock, bloodfire tossed. Opera, FF, Ice Weasel(couldn't find a Konqueror for Windows), and Netscape Navigator 9(last version) were to remain while the last two are still subject to removal at any time.

Note these were all compared several months ago along witn IE 8 well before the 9 beta was first seen. Unfortunately due to continual problems of one type seen at a site I frequent I may have roll back to IE 8 temporarily rather then the need to open a second browser's window.
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31 Mar 2011   #50
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

Well I thought I had more than a few things correct. I do not use Google for anything nor Bing. I use IXquick for searching as it works without tracking my searches. One can use whatever search engine they want to. The choice is not Mozilla's but the end users.
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