Firefox 4 is a BEAST.

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  1. CocaCola

    CocaCola New Member

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    Just downloaded it.

    - It's faster.
    - It's more compatible with a buncha stuff
    - It uses less memory.

    Firefox fans, come here and discuss how much better we are than chrome and opera

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    I love firefox but hate it when i put the computer to sleep then come back and its eating up memory
  3. CocaCola

    CocaCola New Member

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    I think there's something you can do to fix that. But I'm not totally sure. A setting somewhere.


    Well, I've used it a bit more, here's my other musings/observations:

    - It feels a bit "chromier".
    - It loads different. Instead of loading up small stuff quick, and then laying on stuff like flash a second later, it just puts all the loading time in first. You wait 2 seconds and then BAM, get the full unadulterated webpage.
    - Opening up a new tab has a slick animation

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    - Most cool addons don't work ... yet

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    Are you guys using the beta? I can't find a link for it(nonbeta).
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    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    The beta was released yesterday. The Full version won't be released for a while.
  6. CocaCola

    CocaCola New Member

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    Yeah, it's in beta 1. A tad buggy on some webpages. But it's pretty un-problematic for a beta.
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    I've been using it since it was released and so far no issues, it's working fine and it's pretty fast, too bad 95% of my addons don't work :/

    At least noscript and adblock work though

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    Well I just now installed it after seeing this thread. Initial impression is that you're correct, it looks a lot like Chrome, and the reason I don't use Chrome is because I don't like the look.

    It does seem to run quite a bit faster, to the point where there's virtually not a wait time in between pages so I don't know whether it loads it all at once or the small stuff first.

    I don't really use add-ons beyond AdBlock, so that's not a problem.

    Guess I'll stick with it for now. It's pretty sweet.
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    I use the theme nasa night launch and that works fine so I don't have to put up with it looking like chrome.

    But it can't handle a few of the pages I visit daily. It just crashes.
    So I'll wait until it's out of beta. Then it should be more stable.
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    im thinking of getting firefox 4 but i need to know how many MB so my computer wont be so slow from all these programs..

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