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Firefox 4 sees 7.1 million downloads in first 24 hours

By Emil ยท 28 replies
Mar 24, 2011
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  1. Firefox 4 was downloaded 7.1 million times in the first 24 hours since its release earlier this week. This is in addition to the more than 3 million users who were already running the Release Candidate that became the final version after Mozilla decided the bugs weren't critical enough to warrant further delays.

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  2. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 798   +318

    I was one of those 7.1 million, and I must say, flash is a bit buggy in FF4

    Also, I think I spent about 10 minutes trying to figure out how to import my old bookmarks from a .json file.
  3. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,549   +235

    Interesting... many more aware users care to have Firefox updated... but for IE9, they wont see all the downloads until they start pushing it out through windows updates... for the less aware people. Does that make sense?
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Yeah, I'm getting some crashes too. Nothing consistent, but more than before.

    But then a new Flash update popped up this morning, so maybe that will fix it.
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    And I'm back on FF! Yay! :D

    Dunno whether it was the wiped hard disk, or a few changes they made prior to releasing it, but its now working and not a crash in sight.

    Come to think of it, my whole system seems to be running better, and its not BSOD'ing nonstop, so probably had nothing to do with FF to begin with. :haha:
  6. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 798   +318

    One more thing I'd like to add is, on my rig at least, IE9 is actually faster.

    Another bug I've noticed is, FF4 sometimes fails when confronted with captcha.
  7. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    On my machine, IE9 is faster than Chrome and Opera. Firefox is even faster than IE9 (though sometimes it is hardly noticeable).

    People will have to understand that, we've gotten to point where speed difference is negligible. From now on it will always come down to which browser you feel comfortable browsing with. And most people find that browser to be Firefox, as much as that might hurt you.
  8. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,041   +793

    See I'm almost in the same boat,

    I have both as well and well... They are neck and neck?

    IE9 loads gamespot faster but Firefox 4.0 loads techspot faster?
    Its soo close! well speed wise anyway, I prefer Firefox for the customisation though and it can handle more tabs that IE9 without crashing regularly.
  9. i download firefox 4, try for 5min,,, and back to 3.6.16

    unable use in old PC P4 HT 3.3Ghz / 2 GB RAM / Win 7 Pro / Nvida 5200 250MB
  10. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    I think that's a fair observation, Firefox users are likely more passionate about their choice of browser than the average user.
  11. I like it but I have been crashing quit a bit today :(
  12. bugejakurt

    bugejakurt TS Booster Posts: 157   +15

    Great upgrade from Firefox but IE9 is better...
  13. IE9 seems faster and less buggy than FF4.
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,494   +2,293

    Oddly, I'm quite satisfied with FF3 ! or (?). That would explain my apathy. Well, that and I don't particularly care whether I become part of a Mozilla statistic. I really don't see any advantage in being part of a log jamb at the Mozilla server. Hey, even if don't get it for two months, I don't see that counting as brand disloyalty. Nothing for the bean counters to worry about, really.

    I think "recaptcha" is powered with a cross site script. While that might explain the problem, I don't pretend to have a sollution. Um, sorry
  15. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 798   +318

    That's quite alright because I do have a solution. Any sites using a form of captcha or recaptcha, I browse with IE9. It might be a bit of a crap solution, but it works and I actually quite like IE9.

    Another thing that FF4 does that really annoys me though, is the removal of the bookmarks toolbar. Being able to just click my more frequently used sites was infinitely better than having to hit 'alt' and scroll through the 'bookmarks' menu and submenus.
  16. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 798   +318

    Also, I'm not sure if it's FF4 or just Techspot, but I seem to be getting a lot of errors when I try to post via the front page.
  17. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 827   +32

    You aren't alone Lurker. It's not just FF4...been having the same issue in Chrome (let's see if this will post, lol)
  18. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,158   +829

    Why don't I have any error? And I play a lot with Java scripts... I'm glad for Mozila


    They did released 1 day early FF4 (Unoficialy?) and at the next day it was made public and updates from within FF3 were working, do they count? Were those numbers taken into consideration for the 24 hour release? something tells me they weren't.
  19. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 798   +318

    You're complaining because you haven't suffered any errors?
  20. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,494   +2,293

    I have errors, but I'm ascribing that to the 100 or so tabs in 4 other Windows of porn I have open also. Sloooow going it be.
  21. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 798   +318

    That's not an error. That's a side effect from a fapping frenzy. You can't expect your rig, let alone mere browsers to be happy with 100+ tabs of porn
  22. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    They didn't remove the toolbar. You just have to enable it manually:

  23. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 798   +318

    Why should I be forced to hunt for that? Who seriously thought that all of the users who had grown quite accustomed to that toolbar should be forced to dredge through menus and submenus hunting down an option to re-enable a useful feature?
  24. mistermindless

    mistermindless TS Rookie

    u only need to right click on the home button or refresh button to enable bookmarks toolbar..
  25. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 798   +318

    And I'm expected to instantly know that when I install the latest iteration of their browser, am I?

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