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Old 03-22-2011, 10:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Firefox 4 FINAL - Available now!

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It seems that Mozilla has been busy seeding its FTP servers because Firefox 4 FINAL is now available for download.

* Windows download (US version)
* Mac OS X download (US version)
* Linux download (US version)

For different versions you’ll need to either wait (or know how to navigate around an FTP server (… ftp://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozil.../releases/4.0/ … you didn’t get this from me … .

Lots of new stuff in this release, including:

* Newly redesigned user interface
* JaegerMonkey JavaScript engine
* Hardware acceleration
* Built-in sync feature
* Support for HTML5, CSS3 and WebGL

I do need to pass on a word of caution though. This from Mike Beltzner, Mozilla’s director of Firefox:

As part of Mozilla’s open source process we post our builds publicly for testing and verification. These builds are part of our open development process. While we appreciate everyone’s excitement about the Firefox 4 release, these builds are currently NOT FINAL, and are still going through QA testing. Firefox 4 is expected to launch tomorrow morning as the QA process is complete and the first run experience and interactive launch events are ready. In the meantime, we would prefer that people download and test the Firefox 4 release candidate from: Mozilla | Firefox web browser & Thunderbird email client

I’ve downloaded and installed the code on a number of systems and it seems to me to be the final release (neither I nor my PCs have burst into flames or anything). The ‘first run experience’ page still says RC but that will change tomorrow.

Enjoy!

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Yuck. I tried the beta a while back and didn't like the UI so I went back to 3.6, and it looks like I'll be sticking with 3.6 for a while.
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I have downloaded and installed 4 but am still using 3.6. I will piddle with 4 until I get it into the kind of shape I want it before switching completely over. I may have to wait on a few of my favorite extensions to be updated first.
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'll have a look. I hope they have kept it simple and havn't given it all the stupid pretty's and effects.
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IMO, it looks a lot like Opera. But I just do all my news on FF, so I'm not loosing much.
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I like 4.0 layout, it's the exact same if you know what to do.... ABP works fine on it, I don't really have many add-ons.
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Yeah, Jo had that problem. Not all his add-ons were transferrable. I don't know of which though.
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Default Re: Firefox 4 FINAL - Available now!

I like 4.0, the interface is much more modern that the previous versions. I was considering switching to Chrome but 4.0 is enough of an improvement to get my to stick with Firefox.
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I've used 4 now and i think it is a good improvement but i think i need to get used to it.
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I'll have to get used to the new position of "open in new tab." It's a little annoying to keep accidentally opening up a new window.
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