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footstepsfrom#27
01-13-2011, 07:03 PM
Obviously there's a better solution than the old stand-by:

http://it.tmcnet.com/topics/it/articles/134475-february-firefoxs-month-mozilla-firefox-4-be-released.htm

January 13, 2011

February Is Firefox's Month: Mozilla Firefox 4 to Be Released

By Jaclyn Allard TMCnet Copy EditorMozilla (News - Alert) has claimed that about six weeks is the needed time for bug cleanup in the launch of a new version. However, Mozilla leadership is looking for a finalized Firefox 4 as soon as possible, but it appears that Firefox 4 Beta 9 is currently frozen because until yesterday, Jan. 13, Mozilla was looking to post Beta 9 to its company’s FTP server. The final stages, nonetheless, are still in sight, with Mozilla Firefox 4 scheduled to be released in February.

Beta 9 will become available between Jan. 14 – 18, while Beta 10 will, hopefully, soon follow, displaying the final look and feature set of the browser. Mozilla’s Senior Director of Platform Engineering, Damon Sicore, is honest in admitting that there remains close to 160 bugs in the software, a.k.a. hard blockers, hence the reason for a scheduled Beta 10.

Firefox 4 is hoping to successfully release a crash protection feature, preventing a whole browser from crashing if a plug-in fails. Therefore, extensive testing with Flash, Silverlight and other major plug-ins has been done to ensure the browser will work properly on release.

The browser recreation has had its frequent hard blockers. Take for instance, TMC’s CTO, Tom Keating (News - Alert), who wrote in a recent blog, “I'm using Firefox 4 beta and one annoyance was that although I see the back and forward buttons, I don't see the little arrow that opens the drop-down menu allowing you to go back multiple pages in 1-click. Apparently, Firefox has gone with the minimalist approach and removed the drop-down arrow for viewing your back button ‘history’.” Keating had to find his own solution to the navigation issue.

However, Mozilla has come a long way, with the end in sight, from Firefox 4 Beta 1. It was reported mid-2010 that Beta 1 included dozens of major features and improvements. Perhaps the most noticeable new feature for users with a Windows PC will be the look of the browser. The tabs were moved to the top to make it easier to focus on the web content and easier to control the tools. For users with Windows 7 or Windows Vista, the menu bar was replaced with a single button so users can get to the most used options with a single click.

Jaclyn Allard is a TMCnet copy editor. She most recently worked on the production team at Juran Institute, a quality consulting firm producing its own training and marketing materials. Previously, she interned at Curbstone Press, a nonprofit publishing press in Willimantic, CT, and fulfilled the role of Editor-in-Chief for the literature and arts journal published by the University of Connecticut. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard

Tim
01-13-2011, 07:06 PM
was that spanish or something cause I didn't understand any of it

Los Broncos
01-13-2011, 07:08 PM
I thought this was about firing our coach, damn it.

frerottenextelway
01-13-2011, 07:08 PM
I was going to Photoshop their front page (firefox.com) to be negative stories about Fox/Denver, but got lazy. Someone step up, it's gold in the making.

orinjkrush
01-13-2011, 07:09 PM
fire fox fire fox fire fox.

and eat **** explorer.

The MVPlaya
01-13-2011, 07:10 PM
chrome is better.

Garcia Bronco
01-13-2011, 07:10 PM
it amuses me that you intel guys install another browser on your machine when it comes with one.

Agamemnon
01-13-2011, 07:11 PM
fire fox fire fox fire fox.

and eat **** explorer.

Do people still use Internet Explorer? :rofl:

tsiguy96
01-13-2011, 07:11 PM
safari for mac is where its at, firefox would constantly freeze on my comp

Agamemnon
01-13-2011, 07:11 PM
it amuses me that you intel guys install another browser on your machine when it comes with one.

No it doesn't. :rofl:

footstepsfrom#27
01-13-2011, 07:15 PM
I thought this was about firing our coach, damn it.
:rofl: I know right.

The MVPlaya
01-13-2011, 07:16 PM
safari for mac is where its at, firefox would constantly freeze on my comp

chrome is still better.

HILife
01-13-2011, 07:22 PM
About damn time. I've been waiting for Firefox 4 forever.

HILife
01-13-2011, 07:22 PM
chrome is still better.

I would use chrome it noScript would work with it. noScript is a life saver. Firefox with noScript, the only true way to surf porn.

Rigs11
01-13-2011, 07:31 PM
Let's wait till he drafts a qb then give him almost 2 years to turn this franchise around.

doonwise
01-13-2011, 07:32 PM
Fox's interpersonal skills and play calling have been suspect for some time. Firing Fox was definitely the right call. I'm hoping we can get 'x' hot coach from 'x' hot university to fill the vacancy.

That One Guy
01-13-2011, 07:47 PM
I would use chrome it noScript would work with it. noScript is a life saver. Firefox with noScript, the only true way to surf porn.

You lost me with the bolded, then hooked me with the unbolded.

Tell me more...

mkporter
01-13-2011, 09:38 PM
it amuses me that you intel guys install another browser on your machine when it comes with one.

You aren't an Intel guy?