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Rhakios
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:55 pm    Post subject: Firefox 4 Reply with quote

Well, I'm somewhat gobsmacked and amazed to find that I'm the first person posting about this, but Firefox 4 is now final and available for download. Distros like openSUSE11.4 should provide updates from the beta (haven't looked yet), and I'm sure there will be PPAs for *Ubuntus.

There's a tour of the new browser's features here.

Of course, Firefox is not just good for Linux, it's good for other OSes too, and I'll be updating my Mac very shortly.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The openSUSE branding which has also been applied to Inkscape is quite different from that in the Firefox tour.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Firefox 4 Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:
I'm sure there will be PPAs for *Ubuntus.


No doubt.* It comes in the tin with Natty Narwhal/11.04 which I've been testing since last December. Posting from Natty Alpha/FF4 now. It took a little getting used to - Firefox 4 that is - but I like it now.

Rhakios wrote:
I'll be updating my Mac very shortly.


I think you'll like it. I installed the RC on my Mac a few days ago. Now I can upgrade to the final release - thanks for the reminder.

* Edit: Just came across this on Ubuntuforums for those who want to add a PPA for Firefox 4 in Lucid or Maverick:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1712247
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got it installed on my Mac, looks good. Now I'm thinking about my phone, some of the syncing features could be useful.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried firefox on my Android phone. Too slow starting up etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not tried the linux version. I've had to install f4 on my wife's vista box and my sister's win7 setup in the last 3 days.

I'm not overly enamoured atm. That'll probably change.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all...

I guess I gonna have to wait 2 years for Debian's Iceweasel to catch up... :(
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Firefox 4 Reply with quote

Rhakios wrote:

There's a tour of the new browser's features here.

It's good to see they're not using Flash for the videos. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed that on ff4, the right-click Open with tab and open with window options are reversed from ff3.*
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heiowge wrote:
I noticed that on ff4, the right-click Open with tab and open with window options are reversed from ff3.*
Private browsing and now this. All ideas borrowed from Chrome Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bazza wrote:
I guess I gonna have to wait 2 years for Debian's Iceweasel to catch up... Sad

Yeah, and all that time your system ain't gonna crash once ... Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firefox had private browsing long before the first Chrome release.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
Firefox had private browsing long before the first Chrome release.
Whoh, you're right! How did I miss that?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

leke wrote:
nelz wrote:
Firefox had private browsing long before the first Chrome release.
Whoh, you're right! How did I miss that?


too much smoking on the Google pipe? Wink
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