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    Firefox 6 released early (a.k.a. Firefox 5 is now EOL'd)

    Although Firefox 6 is officially scheduled to be released on 16/08/2011, you can now download the final version from Mozilla's FTP servers. As you can see from the list below, v6.0 has quite a few exciting new features.

    Download Links:
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    Windows:  en-GB / en-US / Other Languages
    Mac OS X: en-GB / en-US / Other Languages
    What's New
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    * about:permissions, a permissions manager. The user can choose what information can be shared with other sites, e.g. passwords
    * New tab scrolling feature
    * Domain highlighting in address bar
    * 133 bugs fixed.

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    They really need to slow down with these major releases!

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    That's ridiculous! A new major release 2 months after the last one? Major version changes used to involve major changes, not incremental changes. I miss those days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    That's ridiculous! A new major release 2 months after the last one? Major version changes used to involve major changes, not incremental changes. I miss those days.
    The gap between 4 & 5 was smaller!

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    Keeping up with the jones, although they're not. It's stupid really, the only reason the numbering is like it is, is to pander to the absolute idiots that equate a higher number to a better product when comparing 2 or 3 very different items.
    Those same people would probably assume their 1.8ltr Mondeo is therefore quicker than a 1.6ltr F1 car. Mozilla should stick to their original plans and guns and do it their way. Trouble is they want to keep up with Google.

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    Looks like they are doing a chrome - Google Chrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    I have to say Chrome is getting flakier and flakier for me, I was on the dev stream 9 months ago until it go so unstable and buggy I switched to beta and now the beta is just as bad... back to normal for me now.

    I think mozilla's versioning is pointless, I really think its a bad idea tbh.

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    Chrome is getting flakier, I agree, in fact all browsers are starting to get stupidly flakey

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Chrome is getting flakier, I agree, in fact all browsers are starting to get stupidly flakey
    99 Flake with some ice cream ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Chrome is getting flakier, I agree, in fact all browsers are starting to get stupidly flakey
    Thats because they are not supposed to be browsers anymore, they are aiming to be operating systems according to most of their media. The most inefficient and flakey OSes in history the rate they are going including Windows ME. Just wait till Chrome's update cycle includes driver packs and you'll need a whole extra net connection just to keep downloading the updates in the background.
    Last edited by SYNACK; 14th August 2011 at 04:52 PM.

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    ffs again if only ie had a spellcheck id ditch firefox im fed up of the updates oh and the sync has failed for an unknown reason. at least if its going to fail give me an error code or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    if only IE had a spellcheck
    Speckie?

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    I've been using nightly versions of firefox for as long as I can remember ... been using what will be firefox 8 for the last month or so

    AT sums it up well: angrytechnician.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/this-is-not-a-major-version-increase/ (I'm Paul in the comments)

    firefox jumped from 3.6 to 5 in a matter of months. Then it jumped from 7 to 8 overnight. I'm sure there's been a lot of changes under the hood but the only difference I can see between my machine running 8.01 and our training network running 3.6 is the more chrome-like interface - the ability to move tabs on top and condense the menu bar into a button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    I think Mozilla's versioning is pointless, I really think its a bad idea tbh.
    Apparently Mozilla are now thinking of removing the version number altogether. I wonder if they have been reading Jeff Atwood's blog recently?

    http://www.ghacks.net/2011/08/14/moz...refox-version/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Apparently Mozilla are now thinking of removing the version number altogether. I wonder if they have been reading Jeff Atwood's blog recently?

    Mozilla Plans To Hide Firefox Version
    What on Earth? What kind of bizarre thinking is that?

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