November 21st, 2007 at 03:20pm ibrahimo
Don’t even think of replacing your current Firfox with this, no, just give it time this is still Beta. I downloaded it yesterday and I didn’t want to quickly write any post just saying its out, i wanted to have a look at it first. Make sure its a real Beta. This is a real Beta release. Thank God.
Although you will hear praises all over the net of how great this version is, but still some things don’t change, yes you guessed it, MEMORY usage. Its still not fully dealt with, of-course I already told you before of an add-on for Firefox 3 that helps with this problem, but i was wishing that maybe the issue would be resolved directly by Mozilla. After using this beta for couple of hours Firefox ended up eating 825,636k of my memory (as shown in the pic below) . So the issue is still there. Am not saying that there was no improvements at all, of-course there are several enhancements. (Continue reading after the jump)
Firefox now uses the Gecko rendering engine, which makes things smoother, but not as smooth as we want yet!. In addition of security features that alerts you while visiting insecure websites and allows you to automatically virus scan your downloads with your Anti-Virus scanner (as shown in the pic below).
I am sure tho, the most beloved new feature by web surfers would be the “PLACES” feature, where it makes it easier to find websites you have visited recently or more often or even starred them for later browsing.
Download it and give it a try…
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