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Topic # 22950 13-Jun-2008 08:12
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YAY!  no more memory leaks!  I've been running the beta's and release candidates for a few months now and I've been very impressed.  It's far snappier to load and open tabs, and much quicker at rendering pages. 

Check out the Mozilla blog for more info: http://blog.mozilla.com/ and sign up for download day so we can all help to set a world record :) http://www.spreadfirefox.com/en-US/worldrecord/

Let the countdown begin. 

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  Reply # 138798 17-Jun-2008 19:03

Yea, can't wait to download it!

I have also been using the beta's and RC's for over a year now i think (back in the early alfas as well i think).

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  Reply # 138805 17-Jun-2008 19:44
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If anybody out there can't get a timer or just can't take the time to count, here is a pretty detailed count down counter that I made.




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  Reply # 138810 17-Jun-2008 19:57
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manhinli: If anybody out there can't get a timer or just can't take the time to count, here is a pretty detailed count down counter that I made.


wow, that's dedication!

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  Reply # 138815 17-Jun-2008 20:13
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gehenna: YAY!  no more memory leaks!  I've been running the beta's and release candidates for a few months now and I've been very impressed.  It's far snappier to load and open tabs, and much quicker at rendering pages. 

Yep, it blows IE7 completely out of the water.  IE8 was also given a less-than-complimentary review in the latest PC World.

Having tried Firefox 3 for the past 2 or 3 weeks, I will never bother with MS IE* bloatware again.

Firefox 3 is just so much faster I cannot believe it.  Even on really simple things like when you press the back arrow, it is instant instead of pausing like IE does.  Also, after nearly 3 weeks now, Firefox has not crashed at all.  IE7 crashes at least once a week on average in my experience, and when this happens, all my saved pages and favicons disappear Yell

Firefox has not lost one single piece of data so far Cool

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  Reply # 138819 17-Jun-2008 20:35

manhinli: If anybody out there can't get a timer or just can't take the time to count, here is a pretty detailed count down counter that I made.
For all the mac users on this forum:

I made a countdown widget. (counts down to 5AM tomorrow morning)



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  Reply # 138835 17-Jun-2008 21:35
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bahahah lmao
I already got it.

http://9down.com/Firefox-3-0-Final-27584/

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  Reply # 138846 17-Jun-2008 21:53
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Even so, I would rather wait because:
  • it would overload the server before it's official release, which is just a sad thing to do to Mozilla's servers.
  • it wouldn't help break the world record
  • it ruins the fun Smile
Seriously, Mozilla has to mirror to other sites to even out the load. Now it's completely overloaded.




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  Reply # 138848 17-Jun-2008 21:56

mmm indeed it looks like it's the final....
but it's been sitting there since the 13/06/08 !!!


Well incase there site goes down you can download what was on that link from here: http://adriels.com/firefox3/

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**NOT CONFIRMED TO BE REAL RELEASE**

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  Reply # 138855 17-Jun-2008 22:14
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Kind of as a note, if RC 3 doesn't need any more bugs to be fixed, it basically IS the final.

So, all of us Firefox 3rc3 users could be running the "final" release! Laughing


EDIT: TechnoGuy's Firefox 3 file is exactly the same as Firefox 3rc3! (as well as many of my other downloads too)...




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  Reply # 138858 17-Jun-2008 22:22

lol it is, haha thats funny, well I will see if it's the same as the one that comes out tomorrow.

Im going to help Firefox break the world record!!

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  Reply # 138859 17-Jun-2008 22:25
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Who doesn't say software can't be cute?

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  Reply # 138863 17-Jun-2008 22:53
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I quite like how Mozilla is going to redesign their website at launch!

They've even got a "Firefox v.s. IE" comparison!




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  Reply # 138876 18-Jun-2008 05:25

mmm, ok it's 5:25 AM here and the firefox site isn't loading :(

I guess it's over loaded.Cry

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