Firefox 4 Final Beta Delayed – March Release Appears Likely

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GeneralEvilG

I solve this problem by having way too many browsers; I have IE9(Beta), FF3.6.13, FF4(Beta), Chrome (whatever it's up to now), Opera 11 and Rockmelt. I use them for different types of browsing, but I find myself using the FF4 beta a lot now. Posted on Rockmelt.

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Eoraptor

Yeah, I'm in the same spot (save rockmelt, but I don't social network) I use ff4 for my day-to-day browsing, chrome runs my Google specific suite of Gmail, Reader, news, and occasionally docs, and Opera and ie 9 serve as backups.

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schwit

adblock for Chrome was a start. Until it has Noscript it will continue to load a lot of crap that slows it down.

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DogPatch1149

Unless Firefox 4 has some dramatic improvements in speed and stability, I'll be switching to Chrome and Opera - Chrome has more extensions (especially Adblock Plus), but Opera just kills it for speed on my systems and is starting to support extensions as well.  I like 'em both.

Sorry, Mozilla, but the writing seems to be on the wall.  You've served me well, but we'll be parting ways soon.

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arosadler

Firefox 5, 6, and 7 in Beta this year? I don't think Firefox 4 will come out of Beta by the end of this year. I'm so tired of Firefox 3 that I'm starting to use Chrome on a regular basis. I don't know about anybody else, but I am about to make the switch. The add-ons have been the only thing holding me back, and that's really becoming a nonissue.

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JE_Delta

Once Google Chrome got adblockplus, I swiched.

Firefox 3 is super slow and lags on my brand new PC

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Eoraptor

while I dearly love Firefox, I think that, like its progenitor Netscape before it, the writing is on the wall. It's up against a juggernaught with a massive budget to throw at the same problem of "the better browser" and is already lagging behind on the development cycle working on the same sorts of problems. (graphic acceleration) Pretty much the only thing it's got going for it is that it's "not Google" which some people backlash against, and it has a more robust add-on jungle. But already a lot of Firefox add-on's are turning up in Chrome's store.

Come on guys