The firefox browser doomed?

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Re: The firefox browser doomed?

Post by therube » Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:24 pm

Sure it does.
Just copy the NP-MSWMP.dll into the SeaMonkey /extensions/ directory.
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Re: The firefox browser doomed?

Post by Davezilla » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:06 pm

therube wrote:Sure it does.
Just copy the NP-MSWMP.dll into the SeaMonkey /extensions/ directory.


OK, thanks therube. Ermm... you may have to talk me through this, my knowledge of computers tends to start & end with 'Windows for Dummies' LOL! :lol:
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Re: The firefox browser doomed?

Post by Davezilla » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:45 pm

So ... the question is "when will Firefox 4 come out of the beta phase?" How many more betas will there be, what do you reckon? :?: ;)
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Re: The firefox browser doomed?

Post by dhouwn » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:13 am

When it's done. End of this month has been stated by some Mozilla folks, but I can't quite believe that.

BTW, they plan on adopting Chrome's release cycle. Firefox 5 should release 3 months after Fx 4.
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Re: The firefox browser doomed?

Post by therube » Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:51 pm

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Re: The firefox browser doomed?

Post by Davezilla » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:09 am

"When its done" Yes, of course you're right. It's best that they get the bugs out. It is a bit of an architecture change for Firefox so I suppose it needs developing properly. Personally, I think it will be a success. I'm looking forward to a 64 bit Firefox.
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Re: The firefox browser doomed?

Post by Davezilla » Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:53 am

It seems to be doing OK here. ;)
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Re: The firefox browser doomed?

Post by GµårÐïåñ » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:48 am

You think that the maker of the product x tells you its great and doing well and that's unquestionably fact? :roll: Hmm...interesting.
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Re: The firefox browser doomed?

Post by dhouwn » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:15 pm

An interesting presentation by a Firefox dev concerning the memory usage: http://blog.mozilla.com/nnethercote/2012/01/17/notes-on-reducing-firefoxs-memory-consumption/

/edit: BTW, why is this thread in Security and not Web Tech?
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Re: The firefox browser doomed?

Post by Tom T. » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:10 am

dhouwn wrote:An interesting presentation by a Firefox dev concerning the memory usage: http://blog.mozilla.com/nnethercote/2012/01/17/notes-on-reducing-firefoxs-memory-consumption/

Using F3, I never have excessive memory-consumption problems.
Keep jazzing stuff up, and of course you add memory usage as well as footprint in disk space, etc.

Note that on pages 3 and 4 of the .pdf, the author describes the increase in memory usage between F3 and F4 as "appalling".

Aod people keep wondering why F3 is my default browser, except where diagnostics require F(whatever is the latest). :P

Also interesting: OP is from almost a year ago, eagerly awaiting F4, which came out shortly thereafter (April?) with MZ's dire warnings that "F3 will be supported for only a short period of time. Please update immediately blah blah".

And six versions later, plus two in alpha, they're *still* supporting F3.

Looks like not as many users went for the appalling memory usage, rapid-release, test-it-on-the-user theory as they thought. Much as the monstrous flop of Vista forced MS to continue support for XP through April 2014, or almost *thirteen years*, more than any other MS OS in history -- including MS-DOS versions.
dhouwn wrote:/edit: BTW, why is this thread in Security and not Web Tech?

Because, if you look at the OP and those immediately following it, issues with security, patches, hotfixes, etc. were among those given for the gloomy prognosis. ;)
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