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    Firefox 5 (Mozilla Release Strategy)

    I got to say, I'm not happy with the new bizarre release strategy of Mozilla relating to "Firefox", but wow is "Firefox" version 5 working really well so far.

    Every site I used to visit that had great bandwidth on its own but had slow sponsored advertisements without fixed form is now loading crazy fast.

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    I haven't tried it myself yet, but everyone who has whom I talked to says it's has a big performance increase over ff4
    And about the major version bump; I think they are trying to appeal to the masses of mindless sheep using the "chrome strategy" I've actually heard plenty of people say something like
    -Wow, chrome must be really good! They update the browser really fast!

    What I don't like though is that they aren't doing security updates for ff4 anymore. And it's only been out for, what, a month or two?
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    Didn't they say FF4 was a big performance increase over FF3? Two of the most praised versions of FF. Bet FF6 users will hate FF5. And FF7 users will make jokes about FF6... and... ad nauseam.

    Anyways, the release cycle... put an end of any hope of Firefox ever entering the corporate market and put Firefox toe-to-toe with Chrome, making now possible all and any comparisons between both products. My opinion: That's a battle FF can't win. And from here on it will be all downhill. I jumped out before I get hurt.
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    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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    Chrome is changing the browser market more than it should be able to.

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    Not without help from those who should be competing with it.
    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 think that they should have just gone with 4.5 instead of 5, following established Firefox tradition post 1.0, heh. (Wait, there was the aberration that was 3.6!)
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    They have a strategy?

    Who knew...

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    Come to think of it, 3.6 should have been 4.0, 4.0 should have been 4.5, so 5.0 is apt. All they need to do now is scrap any plans to call 5.5 6.0.
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    O_o

    Was there a "2.5"?

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    Noooo....!
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    1.5, for what its worth.

    You were saying something about tradition...
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    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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    Noooo....!
    Do I see laserlight with the "Fffffffuuuuu" face? ^_^;

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    ff5 has too many bugs that are not resolved. that should have been resolved way before they put anything out as the next ff. for example the "submit crash report" always now stays on in ff5. i fixed it by adding "Crash Reporter" then the value of "0" for the data now it stays off purrrmentaltly. honestly think the crash reporter should be removed and that will boost performance. uther wize i hast seen no increase in speed over ff3.6.16

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    Quote Originally Posted by kryptkat View Post
    ff5 has too many bugs that are not resolved. that should have been resolved way before they put anything out as the next ff.
    8 years in a programming forum and you still don't kno how the development process works?
    What have you been doing all this time? Throwing cats?
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    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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    uther wize

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