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    Firefox 3.5 is out.

    Not really security news since nothing in the change log mentiones about security issue's being (found) fixed.

    http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.5/releasenotes/

    This is for all those who are (still) stuck with firefox ..
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    This is for all those who are (still) stuck with firefox ..
    Meh. Firefox is still ok in my book. It is getting rather bloated, but at least they patch their holes relatively quickly. I would switch to Opera if more than a few of the pages I visit regularly would display correctly. I would switch to Chrome if their EULA didn't make me shudder. I would use IE if I had a steady supply of Tylenol 3. I do use Safari when I am on a Mac... But whatever... Firefox works for now... I just wish they would come out with a FF lite edition...
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    I have to agree that they do patch faster now. But it doesn’t matter if you consider their low programming standards.. (don’t mind me saying that)..

    I also have to agree that Opera has *few* (or maybe little more) pages that don't show up well, i used to send reports to opera and they did work on it.. and in not long time too..
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    Just the Boring Facts, etc etc etc

    Here's what is new in this Version.

    What’s New in Firefox 3.5

    Firefox 3.5 is based on the Gecko 1.9.1 rendering platform, which has been under development for the past year. Firefox 3.5 offers many changes over the previous version, supporting new web technologies, improving performance and ease of use. Some of the notable features are:

    • Available in more than 70 languages. (Get your local version!)
    • Support for the HTML5 <video> and <audio> elements including native support for Ogg Theora encoded video and Vorbis encoded audio. (Try it here!)
    • Improved tools for controlling your private data, including a Private Browsing Mode.
    • Better web application performance using the new TraceMonkey JavaScript engine.
    • The ability to share your location with websites using Location Aware Browsing. (Try it here!)
    • Support for native JSON, and web worker threads.
    • Improvements to the Gecko layout engine, including speculative parsing for faster content rendering.
    • Support for new web technologies such as: downloadable fonts, CSS media queries, new transformations and properties, JavaScript query selectors, HTML5 local storage and offline application storage, <canvas> text, ICC profiles, and SVG transforms.

    Developers can find out about all the changes and new features at the Mozilla Developer Center.




    And a Interesting write up entitled>

    FireFox 3.5: Excellent for fans, but competition getting tougher.
    http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-10276351-12.html

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    Support for new web technologies
    I suppose that was meant to be humorous, right?

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    Well I was using OPera 10 Beta but as westing says, most of my pages dont display properly. FF was leaking major memory so I removed it now only to find out that IE8 creates a process for every tab I open ??????

    If I add the 4 up that I have its over 100mb ...

    Is there no decent browser out there?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cider View Post
    Is there no decent browser out there?????
    K-Meleon, it uses the Gecko engine, it's lightweight, there are a heap of FF addons that have been ported to work with it like ABP, no script etc etc.

    If you don't mind getting your hands dirty you can even mess around with the macro's and make it do interesting things.

    and you can change the user agent string easily, so if your doing web dev etc you can flick from one user agent to another with a few mouse clicks.

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    Thanks T, will give it a shot.

    Jsut checking out this release of FF.

    Hopefully with this K-Meleon it will render pages correctly
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    Np. i've been using it for a few years now, so if you need any help or anything just shoot me a PM.

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    Nice T, southern hemisphere definately has some brains :P

    Its running at 21mb versus over 100mb...

    Thanks
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