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Re: Firefox 4 beta 12 - how is it?
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2011, 12:53:19 AM »
so-so,doesn't worthy having a try.

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Re: Firefox 4 beta 12 - how is it?
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2011, 05:32:57 AM »
I have to say that my machine boots very long.....there you have it :)
I like to have loaded everything, I'm about to use :)
Same here.

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Re: Firefox 4 beta 12 - how is it?
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2011, 01:56:54 PM »
...and my Firefox startup time must be close to 1 minute....I love add-ons :)

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    Re: Firefox 4 beta 12 - how is it?
    « Reply #18 on: March 06, 2011, 12:51:43 PM »
    I've found that when I'm reporting large numbers of newsgroups spam posts mostly from Google Groups, switching from one browser to another often persuades their software to let me report more of them after deciding that I'm reporting them too fast to be a human.

    Back to Firefox 4 beta - where can I find a way to install it on the same computer as Firefox 3.6.*, without having one of them interfere with the other?

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    Re: Firefox 4 beta 12 - how is it?
    « Reply #19 on: March 06, 2011, 01:56:59 PM »
    Back to Firefox 4 beta - where can I find a way to install it on the same computer as Firefox 3.6.*, without having one of them interfere with the other?

    http://superuser.com/questions/160986/install-firefox-4-beta-alongside-firefox-3-6

    I'm going to try this over the next few days


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    Re: Firefox 4 beta 12 - how is it?
    « Reply #20 on: March 06, 2011, 03:13:23 PM »
    Portable version (4.0 beta 12 at time of posting)

    http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable/test



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    Re: Firefox 4 beta 12 - how is it?
    « Reply #21 on: March 06, 2011, 03:17:45 PM »
    I installed Firefox 4 beta in Ubuntu running as a virtual machine.  In Ubuntu, this browser is named Minefield.  So, it seems much like Firefox 3.6.xx.  I still have Firefox 3.6.14 in Ubuntu. 

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    Re: Firefox 4 beta 12 - how is it?
    « Reply #22 on: March 06, 2011, 03:26:46 PM »
    In Ubuntu, this browser is named Minefield. 
    no. Minefield is the name for the 64-bit build. It's also on other platforms.

    The only "rebranded" version of Firefox I know of is "iceweasel" for stupid reasons.
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    Re: Firefox 4 beta 12 - how is it?
    « Reply #23 on: March 06, 2011, 03:31:02 PM »
    In Ubuntu, this browser is named Minefield.  So, it seems much like Firefox 3.6.xx.  I still have Firefox 3.6.14 in Ubuntu.

    I believe Minefield is always the bleeding-edge (alpha) version. At the moment 4.0.12 is the stable beta, 4.0.13 is the Minefield alpha release, described by Mozilla as potentially buggy and slow.


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    Re: Firefox 4 beta 12 - how is it?
    « Reply #24 on: March 06, 2011, 03:32:31 PM »
    no. Minefield is the name for the 64-bit build. It's also on other platforms.

    The only "rebranded" version of Firefox I know of is "iceweasel" for stupid reasons.

    Isn't Seamonkey also a rebranded FF? And isn't Minefield the bleeding-edge alpha? I'm confused.

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    Re: Firefox 4 beta 12 - how is it?
    « Reply #25 on: March 06, 2011, 03:33:50 PM »
    RC is available already: ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/4.0rc1-candidates/build1/win32/en-US/

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    Re: Firefox 4 beta 12 - how is it?
    « Reply #26 on: March 06, 2011, 03:40:50 PM »
    I believe Minefield is always the bleeding-edge (alpha) version. At the moment 4.0.12 is the stable beta, 4.0.13 is the Minefield alpha release, described by Mozilla as potentially buggy and slow.
    Isn't Seamonkey also a rebranded FF? And isn't Minefield the bleeding-edge alpha? I'm confused.


    It all starts with the netscape source release.

    that source became Seamonkey; firefox was the result of turning seamonkey into a web browser rather then an integrated package (like netscape with all it's various bells and whistles). As far as I know Minefield is the 64-bit build of Firefox... anyway, Firefox and Seaweasel are certainly times of the same fork.

    Quick google reveals that minefield also has 32-bit versions, and looks more like it is in fact a alpha of firefox, why they wouldn't just call it "Firefox Alpha Version whatever" is beyond me.

    Also, why is it that they make 64-bit builds of prerelease code but ones it is in firefox they sort of push it aside and never actually build 64-bit? I mean, that just confuses people like me who like to pretend to know things.
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    Re: Firefox 4 beta 12 - how is it?
    « Reply #27 on: March 06, 2011, 03:41:30 PM »
    I believe Minefield is always the bleeding-edge (alpha) version. At the moment 4.0.12 is the stable beta, 4.0.13 is the Minefield alpha release, described by Mozilla as potentially buggy and slow.
    Yeah, I believe you're correct.  I wasn't paying close enough attention to what I was downloading.  Indeed, I do have 4.0.13.