Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Mar 2008 22:21 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones A new version of Mozilla's popular Firefox Web browser is ready for download with improved security and memory use as the tiny company takes a stab at Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer. The program's creators told Reuters on Thursday that the privately-held company's trial version of Firefox 3 browser is ready for the masses to use after months of development.
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beta impressions
by buff on Sat 22nd Mar 2008 00:59 UTC
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2005-11-12

I downloaded the nightly build and it looks like some decent work went into Firefox 3. The memory usage appears to be much better. It is running about 50% below Firefox 2. It looks like a Kool release. It is pretty amazing how eight years later XUL appears to work well using native widgets now. I guess good things can take awhile.

I can see how XULRunner is ready for desktop widgets and such. I saw in Fedora 9 builds recently the inclusion of XULRunner. I look forward to seeing how Redhat will integrate this. I have always liked the speed at which a GUI application can be strung together with XUL and some javascript. Now that the performance is decent it seems like XUL desktop applications are ready for serious development.

Edited 2008-03-22 01:05 UTC

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