All new and shiny

On the interwebs, there’s a fierce war going on to win our loyalty.
It’s something you probably use every day, and on several computers. At home, at work and on your mobile phone.

I’m obviously talking about a browser.
On your work it probably still is IE6 (at teast at my place!) while you’ve been upgraded to IE8 on your home-machines. Your mobile browser could be anything, from Opera to Safari to anything that’s out there.

I’ve been a happy Fx-user (Firefox) ever since the 0.9-series and am happy to see there’s been great improvements since.
To day, 3.5.7 is the main version of Fx, and it has some issues.
It starts slowly, is very resources-hungry and can be quite cumbersome around JS.
There’s hope on the horizon!

Just upgrade to the 3.6RC1 3.6RC2-version, and the problems described above should be gone. The only thing is that not all of your favorite plugins still work, but it’s a minor price to pay for a fa better browsing experience.
Try out all new stuff, and see the world slightly faster and slightly better. 🙂

UPDATE: Oh well, there’s even an RC2 out. HOT!
UPDATE2: The final is there!

6 thoughts on “All new and shiny”

  1. At work, I am luckily administrator of my own PC and even running Windows 7 as of a few weeks ago 😀

    Still a happy FF user, even though I agree it could use some less memory. Not really having performance issues otherwise. But … if FF3.6 is in RC stage, that means the real release is imminent, nice! 🙂

  2. *envy* So you can just clear the entire PC and install your own OS?
    Well, that’s not going to happen on the machines I have access to. 😉

    RC2 is out, and there’ve been few changes, at least none I could find on the RC1 -> RC2 change on windows.

  3. Yes, the only requirement is that ‘it does not hinder my productivity’, which is why I am not using linux as desktop OS at work 😉

    I saw in the meuktracker that there are actually no changes between the windows versions of FF RC1 and 2. Still, I’ll just wait until there is a production version. Probably in the next month or so 🙂

  4. Not to be the wiseguy, but have you tried Chrome yet? Especially the beta 4, which since recently has extensions (I especially love feedly, although that of course is not something exclusive to Chrome).

    However, I’ll have to give Fx3.6 a try as well ^_^ I am, of course, admin on my own laptop, but customer tend to have IE6 or 7 only. The horror of IE6 really never ceases to amaze me. Why people put up with it I have no idea…

  5. Hi there Timmey, I know Chrome as well, and have been giving it a try on several machines as well, yet it cannot convince me as much as my trusty Fx has done.
    Call me chauvinist, but Fx still wins, even though I’m not entirely sure why. (i.e.: I’m indifferent. 🙂 )

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