Firefox 3 to become speediest browser


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Now that Mozilla's locked down Firefox 3's final feature set with Friday's push of release candidate 1, it's official: while Firefox 3 boasts some great new features like a smart address bar and better bookmarks manager, the best reason to upgrade will be for the performance improvements. Firefox 3 is noticeably faster and more stable than Firefox 2 to the casual user and Mozilla engineers have numbers that show it will be the fastest browser on the market. Tech site TechWeb reports:

Mozilla VP of engineering Mike Schroepfer claims that Firefox 3 is 9.3x faster than Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 and 2.7x faster than Firefox 2 in terms of JavaScript performance. In terms of Gmail message load time, he claims Firefox 3 is 6.8x faster than IE7 and 3.8x faster than Firefox 2. And he says Firefox 3 beats Apple's Safari, which is also faster than Firefox 2.

Barring major bugs, RC 1 could become the final release of the third major iteration of the 'fox, slated to officially drop in June. Check out our complete field guide to testing Firefox 3 if you want to make your extensions work with the RC. If you're already using Firefox 3, be sure to type about:robots into the address bar to discover a fun little Easter egg. For a detailed list of what Firefox 3 has to offer, check out its release notes.

source:http://lifehacker.com/391547/firefox-3-on-track-to-be-speediest-browser

i m anxiusly waitin for the final release


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actually the RC1 is the final release and it is going to be released in june if any major bug doesn't gets discovered


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actually the RC1 is the final release and it is going to be released in june if any major bug doesn’t gets discovered
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What do you mean “going to be released in June”? It’s already out there available for download from http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-rc.html


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What do you mean “going to be released in June”? It’s already out there available for download from http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-rc.html

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he meant the final release of firefox


#5

It will be interesting to check if their claim to beat Safari holds any water or not.


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It will be interesting to check if their claim to beat Safari holds any water or not.
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people are already saying that its faster than safari


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Im lovin' RC1.. No doubt the best firefox so far.. way to go mozilla! mo9bu.gif


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lolz at the pic ya i cant wait to upgrade

hope all the extensions i use get updated soon to the latest version not that i cant use them till they are updated but still i don't like using incompatible and beta software's ( i dont like the term beta)


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Im lovin’ RC1… No doubt the best firefox so far… way to go mozilla! http://img418.imageshack.us/img418/3202/mo9bu.gif
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nice pix lol !! :D


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lolz at the pic ya i cant wait to upgrade

hope all the extensions i use get updated soon to the latest version not that i cant use them till they are updated but still i don’t like using incompatible and beta software’s ( i dont like the term beta)

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most of the extentions i use work with RC 1 of firefox


#11

RC 1 is Final Release of Firefox ??? i mean no mOre BETA ... rite ?? :o


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RC 1 is Final Release of Firefox ??? i mean no mOre BETA … rite ?? :o
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no RC 1 is not the final relese there will be a release after this which will be the final release

but yes no more betas


#13

koooooooooooooooooool :D


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no RC 1 is not the final relese there will be a release after this which will be the final release

but yes no more betas

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rc1 is the same version that will be released as the final version (they will remove the RC tags) until any big bug is discovered


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most of the extentions i use work with RC 1 of firefox

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most of extension i use didn’t (15 of them) only 3 or 4 worked

by the way i will not need a few extensions with firefox 3 coz they will be adding those functions by default like autocomplete manager and open book etc


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rc1 is the same version that will be released as the final version (they will remove the RC tags) until any big bug is discovered
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so we can say that it is “final version” of Firefox ? ;)


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so we can say that it is “final version” of Firefox ? ;)

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ya it is


#18

hmmmmm.. ok.


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hmmmmm… ok.
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Barring major bugs, RC 1 could become the final release of the third major iteration of the 'fox, slated to officially drop in June
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http://lifehacker.com/391547/firefox-3-on-track-to-be-speediest-browser

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On Friday, Mozilla released Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1, which means exactly as the tag says: unless any major bugs are reported, Firefox 3 RC1 is going to be the final version of Firefox 3, which is planned for June.
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http://tech-buzz.net/2008/05/18/firefox-3-release-candidate-1-now-available/


#20

for those who want to try firefox 3 rc1 without installing or messing with your current firefox 2 installation try portable firefox 3 rc1

make sure when you install it and run it firefox 2 isn't running coz it will open one more window of firefox 2