Gearing up for Firefox 3

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    It's also interesting to read some of the supporting links on that CW article and this little bit of HaHa factor:

    Firefox 3.0 accounted for 0.98&#37; of browsers used to connect to Net Applications' customer sites in the hour before the open-source browser's launch. By 9 a.m. Wednesday, Firefox's share had grown to 4.3%, after which it slipped somewhat during the next two hours to 4.2% and then to 3.7%
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee View Post
    Just accept that the awesomebar feels a little weird initially and use it. You'll get used to it quickly and it's way, way better than the old functionality.
    I really like it, but some sites where I know the name I type it and press ctrl+enter to attach the .com or shift+enter for .net or I just use keyword searches. i mainly use it to browse my history and tags to see if a site is on there, not for sites I know by heart.

    I also like out of order searching for tags (which it didn't have in the RC 3)For example if you have a title that is something like "welcome to newegg" and you start typning "newegg welcome" it gives you that page alright. same with tags.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Whatever.
    I don't know why I found this gracious response so funny.
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    Because it's a typical teenager response when they can't think of anything to say... which happens often on some species of teenagers. It's also a good candidate for a slap, which I must add, if I were her father would do it everyday on general principle.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Because it's a typical teenager response when they can't think of anything to say... which happens often on some species of teenagers. It's also a good candidate for a slap, which I must add, if I were her father would do it everyday on general principle.
    And some non-grown people cannot forgo posting insults or try to do it sarcastically or post something sarcastically they don't mean just to be rude to someone.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    That was unnecessary, Mario.
    All the buzzt!
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    Will this cycle ever end.

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    Of course it was unnecessary. Some things should be kept in my mind and I shouldn't be too outspoken. But I have my flaws.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I thought if I showed enthusiasm the thread would end. It appeared to work at first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizen View Post
    I thought if I showed enthusiasm the thread would end. It appeared to work at first.
    GD threads inherit from threads about religion, best languages, and arguments.

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    please stop bickering...
    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Mozilla's download counter cites over 11 million downloads and counting.
    Th vulnerability also affects FF2, so there's no reason not to upgrade based on that issue and...
    FF3, despite its all news features, bells and whistles, performs faster and eats less memory than FF2, which makes it a good upgrade for those who just want the functionality of FF2.
    I've been using FF3 since the beta and found little issues.
    Wow.Does that counter on that link shows realtime information or just approximation from previous datacollected?.I doubt the count can't be realtime because i see no refreshing.

    I see a similar counter in gmail homepage.
    Anybody have some idea about this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevesmithx View Post
    Wow.Does that counter on that link shows realtime information or just approximation from previous datacollected?.I doubt the count can't be realtime because i see no refreshing.
    It keeps refreshing all the time for me, so I'm guessing it's pretty accurate.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    It keeps refreshing all the time for me, so I'm guessing it's pretty accurate.
    Thank you Elysia.
    I see it now.
    But usually my status bar shows "Connecting to..." during updates while watching Live cricket scorecard.But it's absent here.
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    It's probably done with a combination of javascript and server side scripting. Ajax-like. It allows the contents of the webpage to change without needing to refresh. Just by altering the webpage DOM structure and content.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    We Must Not Let The Reds Win!

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    The internet was fine before FireFox and will continue to be fine after FireFox 3.

    It's not an "zomg ff3!!!!1111oneoneone" event

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