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Firefox 3.0 RC 1 takes the lead on speed.

The Mozilla dev team claims to have squeezed more performance out of Firefox 3.0. The betas were fast, so has the team been able to get more out of their code?

Over the past few months I have benchmarked several incarnations of Firefox 3.0 beta. My last benchmark of Firefox 3.0 (using the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark), which looked at Beta 5, showed the browser to be the fastest of the pack, comfortably beating all the competition.

UPDATE: I just upgraded: there is no "back page" button, and most of my extension are GONE: chatzilla had an updated version however.


SECOND UPDATE: the first update problem was MY fault :-)


FireFox 3.0 RC 1 news blog.

The Beta is available here !

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gmoon
gmoon

12 years ago

What's the current state of FF3? Is it stable enough to replace V2.xxx? I ask because FireFox 2.x has begun prodding me to upgrade to V3.... (and I pointedly avoid betas or initial releases of anything.)

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 12 years ago

Thanks. If I don't read about any security holes on /. , I'll upgrade in a month or two...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

As far as I know (although I haven't heard much lately) it is better then it was.

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 12 years ago

So a definite maybe? ;-) I'd do it in a second, if it didn't replace the older version....

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I have been running V.3 for awhile now (which doesn't mean anything at all) and last I heard from Znet, it was better....but I don't know how much better.

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gmoon
gmoon

Reply 12 years ago

I'll have to look into it... At least you aren't having any overt problems, so that's cool.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

None that I can blame on the browser anyways LOL

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

12 years ago

Is that your picture, or do you run Vista?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

No, I lifted that off the ZDNet site

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 12 years ago

Ah. I can't wait until 3.0 comes out.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Careful installing it when it comes out, unless you don't mind it "making itself the default browser" during the install, rather then at the first running of it.

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 12 years ago

Hmm... That's kinda cocky of Mozilla. I don't care, though. I hate Internet Explorer.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, I just have to have Flock as my default because my wife prefers it...I don't mind clicking a button to get FF :-)

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 12 years ago

Flock? I haven't heard of that.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Flock: the social browser it is a fast little thing and very much like the old FF. Some of the extensions even work if installed through Flock.

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 12 years ago

Hmm.. Which do you prefer?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

back a version or so, I was using Flock, but now am almost exclusively using FF, and have also downloaded and worked with version 3 Beta

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CameronSS
CameronSS

12 years ago

Do you have any idea when the finalized Firefox 3.0 will be released?