Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jun 2008 13:51 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Any minute now, the Mozilla Foundation will officially release the third incarnation of their successful Firefox web browser - the browser that cracked Internet Explorer's monopoly and forced Microsoft to improve IE. Mozilla aims to set a world record in most software downloaded in 24 hours with Firefox 3. Update: It's out there, boys and girls. Update II: And the Firefox 3 page is up too.
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Not impressed....
by google_ninja on Tue 17th Jun 2008 15:18 UTC
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Downloaded 3.0, installed, updated some plugins, and it asked to restart. Window disappeared... and nothing happened. Waited 30 seconds, no hd activity. Popped up taskmanager, saw firefox.exe sitting at 80% cpu usage.

Browser that crashes before I can even visit a web page with it doesn't exactly inspire confidence...

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RE: Not impressed....
by sappyvcv on Tue 17th Jun 2008 15:28 in reply to "Not impressed...."
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I had the same thing happen with the Opera 9.5 beta unfortunately ;) I'm pretty sure some of the files it needs got corrupted somehow.

Edited 2008-06-17 15:28 UTC

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RE: Not impressed....
by gan17 on Tue 17th Jun 2008 15:34 in reply to "Not impressed...."
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Wow.... must be running in 1080p h.264 mode...heh

Strange really, considering the stability of the betas and release candidates. I've not had a crash yet with beta5 on Ubuntu Hardy..

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RE[2]: Not impressed....
by google_ninja on Tue 17th Jun 2008 15:43 in reply to "RE: Not impressed...."
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Yeah... core 2 duo 2.8 ghz on win 2k8 enterprise 64bit.

Second (and third) crash: Had a tab loading a page that for whatever reason is not responding. Instead of giving me a 500 or whatever it brought down the whole browser. Restarted it, and it loaded up that tab again, same thing happened. Restarted a third time, closed the tab, and its back to normal

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