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    News - Firefox 7 hits the airwaves

    New release of Mozilla's popular web browser claims to use up to 50 per cent less memory.
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    Re: News - Firefox 7 hits the airwaves

    So, with the current release schedule, I should get FF8 beta thrust apon me in the next week or two...
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    Re: News - Firefox 7 hits the airwaves

    As long as they don't break the only extension that stops me from going FF free, I have no problems with the version number bonanza.

    It is ofcourse the Ctrl+E fix!
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...rtcut/?src=api

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    Re: News - Firefox 7 hits the airwaves

    I'm not really a fan of the frequent major version changes, as they are usually only small changes that would previously have been point releases. Especially when they are being released so closely together too.

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    Re: News - Firefox 7 hits the airwaves

    Be nice if it stops locking up, since the last update its been lockup city..

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    Re: News - Firefox 7 hits the airwaves

    Personally I'm just sick of updating firefox, just to be told "unfortunately, you're still not using the latest version"...

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    Re: News - Firefox 7 hits the airwaves

    This lust for version numbers phenomena of late is just daft. Thunderbird tells me there is now a version 7 out. 6 didn't seem much different from 5 (or should it be 4?) so I'm guessing this is really TB5.2. Same goes for Firefox. We've had the version number system in place for years, and it has worked well. We do not need whole version number changes for incremental updates.

    Just because Google's doing it, doesn't mean you have to too.

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    Re: News - Firefox 7 hits the airwaves

    Wait? People still use FireFox?
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    Re: News - Firefox 7 hits the airwaves

    And Chrome, and Opera, and Internet Explorer. The life of a web developer, I'm afraid

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    Re: News - Firefox 7 hits the airwaves

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    So, with the current release schedule, I should get FF8 beta thrust apon me in the next week or two...
    hopefully, its been on a2 for ages
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    Re: News - Firefox 7 hits the airwaves

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Wait? People still use FireFox?
    Why not? I'm used to it, it works for me, and it isn't IE.

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    Re: News - Firefox 7 hits the airwaves


    Who needs HTML anyway...
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    Re: News - Firefox 7 hits the airwaves

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Wait? People still use FireFox?
    Yeah, me and 99% of Hexites use it I believe.
    What do you use ?

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    Re: News - Firefox 7 hits the airwaves

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Yeah, me and 99% of Hexites use it I believe.
    What do you use ?
    Chrome

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    Re: News - Firefox 7 hits the airwaves

    I agree the numbering system is simply ridiculous now, but I'll be staying on 3.6 for as long as possible as I much prefer the interface. I also use Chrome (well SRWare Iron) but mainly as a compatibility browser if a known safe website isn't happy with NoScript for instance. However, I find it bogs down much more than FF with quite a few tabs open and is a real memory hog in such a scenario - probably due to having a separate instance for every tab but running in single threaded mode disables add-ons. I keep giving IE a chance but I'm yet to find a reason to use it over the alternatives.

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    Re: News - Firefox 7 hits the airwaves

    silly numbering, as above.

    However if they have indeed fixed many of the memory/performance bugs, I'll be a very happy bunny.

    Since my FF memory usage is currently sitting at 1,867,164K, according to Task Manager

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