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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 !



9 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.)

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

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

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

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.

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

None that I can blame on the browser anyways LOL

Is that your picture, or do you run Vista?

No, I lifted that off the ZDNet site

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

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.

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

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 :-)

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

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