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- June 18, 2008 at 12:18 pm #2542
Firefox 3.0 has been officially released, just two weeks after RC2. :thumbsup
I had not taken the plunge on RC2 for fear of losing settings, but definitely going to give it a try now. Installing Firefox 3 *will* overwrite your existing installation of Firefox. You won’t lose any of your bookmarks or browsing history, but some of your extensions and other add-ons might not work until updates for them are made available. Most extensions should have a FF3-compatible version by now, but if you’re not sure give the Firefox addons site a browse prior to upgrading.Firefox 3 is based on the Gecko 1.9 Web rendering platform, which has been under development for the past 34 months. This new platform includes more than 15,000 changes to improve performance, stability, rendering correctness, and code simplification and sustainability. Firefox 3 is built on top of this new platform resulting in a more secure, easier to use, more personal product with a lot more under the hood to offer website and Firefox add-on developers.
Interesingly: even Mozilla’s servers were overwhelmed by the number of downloads. Appears to work fine now though.June 18, 2008 at 10:33 pm #2543
Update: wow, I’m really digging FF3. A couple of extensions have not been updated for use with FF3, but it’s no big deal as the two most important add-ons work: web developer and firebug.
The one thing that was most frustrating for me during the past few months of FF2 usage was the disgustingly slow speed of my system with lots of tabs open… it would consistently eat up 400MB of RAM 😮
Now it feels blazing fast…Firefox 3 FAQ wrote:Q: Firefox 3 feels blazing fast even though I have a zillion tabs open. How does it do that?
A: Firefox 3 represents nearly three years of development and includes significant performance improvements to run today’s most demanding Web applications. Firefox 3 uses significantly less memory and is overall two to four times faster than Firefox 2.July 2, 2008 at 1:38 am #2544
ive tried this but for many days it got crashed so I have to install the mozilla that i am using before coz my pc got a problem in firefox 3
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