Firefox 4 Beta 9 is crazy fast

If you haven’t tried out Firefox’s new Beta 9, please get with it.
Unlike the older versions of Firefox 4 betas, this one is actually very stable and runs superbly fast. Firefox 4 brings a ton of new updates including a total redesign, Sync tool to stay synchronized with all your mobile and PC devices, and a better way of managing tabs and add-ons.

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xino4706d ago

fast eh?
how fast is it compared to Chrome?

because I dislike Firefox now!
i used to use it until I switched to Chrome.
8It ran at normal speed, watching flash animations can sometimes slow
8it down and make it hang.
8it EATS up the damn memory!

chrome is so nice, the only problem is people have to develop tools for it and you need to look for them.

ChickeyCantor4706d ago

FF always had memory problems, at least when i used it.

Chrome is delight.

RedDevils4706d ago

True I love Chrome ever since I switch to it, both Chrome and Opera imo are much better more faster and smoother

ChickeyCantor4706d ago

the only reason people like so much, are for the plugins.

But most of them are already made for chrome.

Speed-Racer4706d ago

Well apparently just as fast as Chrome, which is pretty awesome. The new javascript engine has made a significant difference. Memory still seems a bit heavy, but never bothered me cause I have like 6GB ram ... it used to cross 1.5GB of cache sometimes and still never lagged :/ slowed pcs may feel the pinch though. I tried this on my old PC (2.6Mhz Celeron, 256MB RAM) and it works fast just like chrome... finally my parents can go back to using Fox with adblock... they keep clicking those stupid lottery ads -.-

Chrome is just too light in terms of 3rd party apps, and viewing images on the fly is a bit tedious. Also, Adblock Plus beats the rest.

dkgshiz4706d ago

Pretty average. Chrome still runs laps around Firefox. Firefox is just good for add ons.

Finalfantasykid4706d ago

I've always found firefox to be faster than chrome(I'm also using Ubuntu btw). Even if it is technically not faster(by miliseconds most likely), the two browsers seem to draw the websites very differently. If you go to a webpage for example, and then reload it, in Chrome it starts all the way from scratch(a blank white screen, and then adds the images and such), but in firefox it keeps the old screen if nothing has changed. If something changed it only redraws that part of the page making it much more pleasant to look at, and to me that is faster.

dkgshiz4706d ago (Edited 4706d ago )

My experience with Firefox was excellent until my little friend Chrome made an appearance. I have been using Chrome since it has been available on Linux and Mac. Whats nice about Firefox 4 is its supporting graphics acceleration. I'm sure Chrome will follow with it to. Still as I said, I tried the beta today and Chrome runs much better for me. Everything is like night and day compared to Firefox with Chrome. Not trying to hate on Firefox. I personally think they're support for linux has been lacking. Firefox on Ubuntu has always been a half par experience compared to it on Windows or Mac. When I scroll through websites with flash or anything I notice a lot of screen tearing on the pages and it seems sluggish. Its not my graphics card or anything. I have used ubuntu and firefox on 6 different computers and always experience the same thing. Chrome is smooth as silk and no problems.

FaSCoRP4706d ago

I agree with the add-ons pick. Adblock Plus and Xmarks are the best

Speed-Racer4706d ago

Gonna post a benchmark test later tonight


IE9 can't stop Microsoft's browser slump

The March launches of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) and Firefox 4 failed to stop Microsoft's and Mozilla's decline in browser share, new Web usage data published Sunday showed.

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Sahil4599d ago

I think IE has become a Enterprise only browser. That's why we have seen limited increases in the newer versions on IE. Enterprise rejected Vista and is slow to accept Windows 7. Both of which require a newer IE. This may slowly change as people start using IE 9 at work and may find it something they may want to use at home. But I think Microsoft made a mistake by not updating IE more frequently.

michass84599d ago

they need more marketing :)

KingLizzle4599d ago

Unfortunately Chrome seems to be increasingly bloated compared to what it was a year ago so I'm not surprised its increase has slowed. It says a lot about the current state of the market that many people now have to use multiple browsers to satisfy their needs.

fatstarr4599d ago (Edited 4599d ago )

My thoughts exactly. i dont understand how come everybody doesnt use multiple browsers i say it on a daily basis. each browser is made for something and thats what we should use it for. Firefox and opera are great for downloading. I downloaded something once at school and the comp was administrator locked down all i could use was ie. i went to download and 10 popups came up but on firefox i never seen 1 ad when i used that site.

Megaton4598d ago

Firefox 'till I die, son.

Chrome's cool, but I didn't like how it always opens new processes for everything. I also just like Mozilla more than Google.

5 Of Firefox 4′s Best Restartless Add-Ons

MakeUseOf: One great thing about Firefox 4, that I couldn’t say about previous versions of the browser, is that there is now support for restartless add-ons. Not sure what a restartless add-on is? It’s exactly what it sounds like. Restartless add-ons can be installed, uninstalled, disabled, enabled, and upgraded without you having to close all your tabs and restart Firefox.

In this article, I’ll take a look at some of the best restartless add-ons out there so you can start incorporating them into your browsing habits.

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Firefox 4 reaches 54 million downloads in 10 days

Mozilla's browser continues to break records in 10 days download getting the figure of 54 million downloads. With these results obtained greatly exceed the number of downloads of its competitor Internet Explorer 9.

With the data that show in real time glow.mozilla.org, see how Firefox 4 has got 54 million downloads. The new Mozilla browser, is downloaded about 225,000 times per hour on average, or what is the same, 3,750 times per minute.

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swishman4628d ago

i dwnlded but still feel chrome is faster, i wanna see some performance charts

ugabugaz4627d ago

Check out Peacekeeper.

Opera is fastest on my system (In most categories), followed by Chrome, and then firefox.

zeal0us4627d ago

chrome faster in some areas but mozilla better in other areas, I believe lifehacker and engadget post test results.

dkgshiz4627d ago

Mozilla launched yet again another mediocre Linux build. Good thing I'm sticking with Chrome.