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Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 available for download

By Julio Franco
Nov 2, 2009
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  1. LxTrix

    LxTrix TS Member Posts: 92

    I like trying the firefox betas but they always seem to crash when i do.
  2. jurrasstoil

    jurrasstoil TS Rookie Posts: 27

    I'll wait for the next final to give the new firefox another try.

    I've used 3.5 for quite a while and wasn't happy with it at all. It got slow and unstable when it was open for a longer time and the few additional features were not worth this hassle, so I went back to 3.0.15 and am pretty happy with it.
  3. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 446

    Eh, it crashed on me one too many times. I have XP 64bit pro.
  4. Mrelreydelmundo

    Mrelreydelmundo TS Rookie

    Am downloading it now
  5. rgdot

    rgdot TS Rookie Posts: 16

    3.5 is a memory hog, I have seen or heard about it from too many people, it can't be 'just my experience'
    3.6 beta seems better, somewhat, but mozilla guys are already putting themselves in danger relative to Chrome
  6. Souljacker

    Souljacker TS Rookie Posts: 24

    All of the addons I use are still working, I imagine a lot don't, but the likes of linky, adblock plus, stumbleupon and flashgot work.

    Love the feature that lets you preview tabs using aero peek.
  7. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Guru Posts: 679   +46

    Does beta 1 imply a better 2? Im glad to see there overall support for there browers continues, I can't believe they could make it any faster as it was already the fastest one I use. Lately iv been falling for safari brower, maybe I wont tho if this is the future for firefox. It can only get better.
  8. ken777

    ken777 TS Rookie Posts: 103

    Firefox is getting a lot better, but I wish they'd hurry up and supported threading like Chrome. I'm tired of having a single tab getting stalled on something and making the entire Firefox process unresponsive.
  9. Shalimar

    Shalimar TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Once again FF FTW (and not just because I help make it).

    IE users need to get with the program!

    :)
  10. Puiu

    Puiu TS Addict Posts: 1,049   +94

    What older versions did you use?
    Here are some pros: better security (much better that IE8); better support for newer versions of html, CSS, etc; better javascript engine; here are some addons: download status bar, downloadthemall!, built in IRC client (don't remember the name now), FireFTP, AdBlock Plus, Noscript, VideoDownload helper, etc (there's something for anyone!) + themes.
    Here are some cons: it can use a bit more memory that IE (especially if you have many addons), if you have many addons loading times increase (i only keep 3 or 4 at max just to be sure) - no other cons i can think of right now. FF 3.6 solves most of the loading times problems but i'm waiting for the final release not the beta
  11. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    The full screen video feature is extremely useful, especially for JTV and other streams :) Hopefully this will leave beta soon.
     
  12. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    I take it you've never used Chrome? :)
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