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    Firefox 9 is out!



    Firefox 9 is scheduled to be released later today (Tuesday 20th December), but if you want to beat the rush you can grab the final build directly from Mozilla's FTP servers.

    Changelog (Full Changelog / Release Notes)


    • Added Type Inference, significantly improving JavaScript performance
    • Improved theme integration for Mac OS X Lion
    • Added two finger swipe navigation for Mac OS X Lion
    • Added support for querying Do Not Track status via JavaScript
    • Added support for font-stretch
    • Improved support for text-overflow
    • Improved standards support for HTML5, MathML, and CSS
    • Fixed several stability issues



    Download Links

    Windows
    en-GB (14.4MB): ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/re...etup%209.0.exe
    en-US (14.6MB): ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/re...etup%209.0.exe

    Mac OS X
    en-GB (30.6MB): ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/re...efox%209.0.dmg
    en-US (30.8MB): ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/re...efox%209.0.dmg

    Linux (32-bit)
    en-GB (15.8MB): ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/re...ox-9.0.tar.bz2
    en-US (16.1MB): ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/re...ox-9.0.tar.bz2

    Linux (64-bit)
    en-GB (17.6MB): ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/re...ox-9.0.tar.bz2
    en-US (17.8MB): ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/re...ox-9.0.tar.bz2

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    Another one so soon??

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    Another full installer pack for an incremental upgrade, maybe they are looking for jobs with Apple on the iTunes team.

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    Remind me... It was version 5 at the start of this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Remind me... It was version 5 at the start of this year?
    Not even the start of the year. Version 5 was 6 months ago. version 4 was March, and version 3.6 was 2010.

    I'd be amazed if any schools stuck with Firefox with this new release cycle. Combined with the constant updates to Flash, Acrobat, and Java, its starting to get ridiculous.

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    I have to have Firefox on a few machines because the CMIS for our website only works properly in Firefox ( )

    However since version 7, it's been telling me that the Symantec add on doesn't work and is disabled. Fortunately, the firefox users are me and the publicity manager. I've set the firefox home page to our CMIS for both of us and we both use IE in school for everything else.

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    There is the memory hog issue as well. Chrome seems to be better than Firefox.

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    Not seems to be, it is better.

    Silent updates (winning), better stability, better compatibility. Job jobbed in my opinion

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    Glad I gave up on FF and resorted back to IE9...
    Though bet my linux box will be needing an update again... **sigh**

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Glad I gave up on FF and resorted back to IE9...
    Though bet my linux box will be needing an update again... **sigh**
    Surely that is just going back into the dark ages aswell? IE9 IMHO still can't be called a proper browser!

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    I've just started playing with Chrome again... our website CMIS seems to be playing with it so far... if this continues, I shall be recommending that Firefox is dumped at school!

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I'd be amazed if any schools stuck with Firefox with this new release cycle. Combined with the constant updates to Flash, Acrobat, and Java, its starting to get ridiculous.
    Is the release cycle actually any different? I thought it was just a different numbering system in the same way the kernel has gone from 2.6 to 3.0 to 3.1. The releases haven't changed - just the numbers. If you think it's weird - why is windows 7 version 6.1 ? is doesn't even round up to 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    why is windows 7 version 6.1 ? is doesn't even round up to 7.
    Because it sounds better then Windows 6

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    why is windows 7 version 6.1 ? is doesn't even round up to 7.
    Basic arithmetic needed here - what is 6 + 1.... ?

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    and firefox nightly bumps itself up to version twelve

    I got a popup from avg earlier complaining about Firefox ... apparently its memory usage had jumped up to over 350mb!

    I've always loved it but my love is starting to wane. Opera works fine on my phone but apparently my processor isn't good enough to run firefox mobile ...

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