Firefox 8 Release Candidate Published for Download

Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by MajorDomo, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. MajorDomo

    MajorDomo Stay [H]ard

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    Firefox 8 will be ready for download on Monday, but if you are the impatient type, you can download the Release Candidate immediately. This is the fifth Firefox version released this year.

     
  2. SockMan!

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    I'll wait a few more days for the actual release to come out.
     
  3. teletran8

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  4. JimmiG

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    Might as well wait for Firefox 28, which is coming out this Thursday....
     
  5. JokerCPoC

    JokerCPoC Gawd

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    Of course Javascript isn't working for more than FF 6.0, still, No I'm using Nightly v10.0a1.
     
  6. wra18th

    wra18th [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yeah, noticed that as well. Well at least they are consistent.
     
  7. Eisenblut

    Eisenblut [H]ard|Gawd

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    I run 10.0a1 Nightly and I like it.
     
  8. txaggies07

    txaggies07 Limp Gawd

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    Any real differences from firefox 4 yet, or are they just releasing for the sake of releasing?
     
  9. NeoNemesis

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    Maybe they are trying to catch up with IE. Most people don't realize that the numbers don't matter so they naturally think the highest number is better. It could be a ploy to get these people to switch to Firefox.
     
  10. heatlesssun

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    This. That's part of the trick with the fast version incrementation, it makes people think that things are progressing faster than they actually are.
     
  11. Daggah

    Daggah 2[H]4U

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    It's certainly making my life harder at work, bah! SCCM never works as well for third party software.
     
  12. Negative Decibel

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    Are there noticeable changes yet?
     
  13. Term-X

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    I heard they changed the text size of one word in Help Topics, for easier reading.
     
  14. tubular

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    Oh this is just stupid. These are not WHOLE NEW versions, these are small changes. gah
     
  15. Greene420

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    I don't get why this isn't 5.4. That's basically all they have done with 6, and 7... etc... they are just small, almost unnoticed changes that do not condone a new version.

    I LOVE firefox, been using it for a while for obvious reasons... but these new releases are getting annoying every month now. Its getting to the point where they are using Apple advertising tactics.... make some flashy and new, and all the tech blogs talk about it, hence giving you free advertising and more users potentially.

    It's getting annoying though....
    Yep.

    In the end, at least they are making it easier to upgrade WITHOUT having to redownload all my daily-used privacy/block plugins that makes FF #1 IMHO.
     
  16. Ryokurin

    Ryokurin [H]ardForum Junkie

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    It's more than just that.

    - twitter search is included in the search box
    - When firefox restores tabs from a previous session it can be set to load the active tab initially and others are reloaded when viewed.
    - 3rd party add ons like toolbars won't load until you grant permission
    - reduced memory usage
    - improved html5 support

    Among other things.
     
  17. bbqrooster

    bbqrooster Limp Gawd

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    They should just jump the version number and be done it. This is crazy.
     
  18. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    Wait a few more weeks and 3 new versions will come out
     
  19. Cali3350

    Cali3350 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Chrome updates every 6 weeks everyone is like "yeah google is cool". Firefox does it they are the butt of every joke. Sad :(
     
  20. Maximuss

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    The difference is that Chrome employs silent updates; so people don't notice.
    I read the FF will include that method soon aswell.
     
  21. Ryokurin

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    Pretty much. What was the biggest change that justified a bump from 17 to 18 on chrome? They updated the javascript engine, added adjustable margins in Print Preview and added a prompt to finish downloads if you use incognito mode. Yet you don't hear anyone complain about that.
     
  22. Ryokurin

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    It will be in 10. It's just about ready to be tested in Nightly builds currently.
     
  23. MacLeod

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    Ill check it out but I'm sure Ill end up back on IE9 after a little while. It just seems to work better with everything.
     
  24. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    Finally reinstalled FF 3.6 now I get a web browser that just fucking works, doesn't change the interface every other week, doesn't cause plug-in incompatabilities, I'm looking at mother fucking webpages for fucks sake, why do we need advancements on the program that does that!
     
  25. 86 5.0L

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    Go back to Nexus then ;)
     
  26. Dion

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    Amen.. Chrome still doesn't have a pull down favorites menu..
     
  27. ComputerBox34

    ComputerBox34 Right in the Box

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    Uhm, isn't there one if you press CTRL+SHIFT+B and then click "Other bookmarks?"
     
  28. FoxhoundOp

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    Yeah, they should've stopped updating browsers at IE7. It has all the webserfin technology we need!
     
  29. RogueKitsune

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    I am using the nightly build of 64-bit Firefox(10a1 2011-11-05) and silent updates have not been implemented as of yet to my knowledge, but I haven't delved through the about:config in a while to see if there is an option for it yet.
     
  30. overthetop

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    I'm still on Lynx.
     
  31. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    What's different between 3.6 and 8? I don't mind an update if it incorporates new technology that isn't backwards compatible. But if its cosmetic changes, or they claim they "made things faster" so I shave a few nanoseconds off my clicking in between the minutes of reading?
     
  32. Meeho

    Meeho [H]ardness Supreme

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    But It's bigger! It goes to 11!
     
  33. Dion

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    Its already out on there FTP..
     
  34. cold&damp

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    I use Aurora 64bit. (9.0a2)
    Its backwards compatible with all the extensions I use, and its fast as fuck.
     
  35. Monkey God

    Monkey God Mangina Full of Sand

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    I've been a hardcore firefox user for a long time, but this "minecraft-esque" style of releasing broken shit ever more often pushed me over the edge to Chrome. Tired of hangups, lockups, and massive CPU spikes.