Firefox 8 Hits Beta Channel, Brings Twitter Search

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PhuxAche

I hate FF7. Buggy. Crashes. Hangs. Horrible. Here's hoping FF8 delivers like it used to. That's my gripe over! =P

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rook

The updates are fine, but the version numbering is ridiculous. Who are they kidding? I find it funny that 7.0.1 was released to fix the add-ons problem. They should have called it 8.

I decided to give Chrome another try.

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Holly Golightly

This update cycle is still too fast. They need to be more secure like Internet Explorer 9 and less rapid like Google Chrome. As much as the memory leak is an annoyance, I do not mind it if it means I get a more secure browser... Which is something Chrome lacks. So FireFox, please do not let me down.

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PC EliTiST

Uhm... No, the update cycle is fine. I really love Chrome being around. It caused the Mozilla's awakening.

They now implement faster their plans and ideas which they had in the closet for months or even years.

After the major overhaul at the transition 3.6 -> 4.0, Fx needed a lot optimisations which eventually got them fast. Since version 7 came out, it's quite optimised. And still we haven't seen much. In version 9/10, Fx will be the king again in every aspect. All this in very little time, in comparison to how Fx was previously, without this fast cycle being adopted.

 

P.S. By the way, what did you mean "less rapid like Chrome" ? Perhaps I didn't understand what you really meant but, Chrome ain't "less rapid" at all. You just don't see what is going on due to silent updates ( Firefox's currently developing the same behavior ). Check your Chrome Folder ( "applications" ) because there's a good chance you have over 1 GB of Chrome data ( updates ) in there.

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Holly Golightly

Crome updates frequently. A little too rapid for some people. Problem is with rapid released, you can not work on a patch that is secure. I would rather get a slightly outdated browser than to get the latest browser with all of the security holes.

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Mighty BOB!

be more [secure like Internet Explorer 9] and less [rapid like Google Chrome]

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Holly Golightly

...Exactly...

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Recidivist

By "less rapid like chrome", I don't think Holly meant Chrome wasn't rapid - quite the opposite, I think Holly meant she didn't want FF to be as rapid as chrome. Just ambiguously worded. 'Tis how I read it, anyhow.

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Holly Golightly

Yes, Chrome updates frequently. Problem with frequent updates are security holes. The slower the update cycle is, the more time they have to work out the kinks and fix out any bugs that may cause the system to be unstable. Right now IE9 has the crown in stability, and security. This was something FireFox has always been known for. Heck, it is the very same thing that made them famous. What some FireFox users want is the classic Mozilla experience. If I wanted a Google Chrome experience, then I would just download Google Chrome. But Mozilla FireFox is all about security, and I do not like Internet Explorer's closed system so...

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