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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don't like it..
by xushi on Tue 17th Jun 2008 19:21 UTC
xushi
Member since:
2005-08-29

Nope...

Don't like it.. since the early versions, the RCs, and this one, it's just not worth it.. Too different, more complicated, too much like the new IEs, and just.. well, not a simple browser anymore.

But congrats to them anyway.

I'll stick to Safari, Konqueror, and Opera, which also has a new version recently.

Edited 2008-06-17 19:23 UTC

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RE: don't like it..
by Al2001 on Wed 18th Jun 2008 04:01 in reply to "don't like it.."
Al2001 Member since:
2005-07-06

It looks practically the same on the surface to me. The new features are there if you want them but they certainly don't get in the way.

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RE: don't like it..
by sargek on Wed 18th Jun 2008 14:24 in reply to "don't like it.."
sargek Member since:
2007-07-12

I feel better now that I've read someone doesn't like it either. I tried it and although it seems faster than FF2, I don't like the interface: it looks/reminds me of IE7 which I despise because of the horribly designed interface. Why did FF choose to put the "back" history arrow on the "fwd" button? Oh yeah, because the "back" history is related to the "fwd" button. How foolish of me to not see that.

So, just like you, I have dumped FF and switched to something else, which for me is Seamonkey.

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RE[2]: don't like it..
by BringBackAnonymous on Wed 18th Jun 2008 17:46 in reply to "RE: don't like it.."
BringBackAnonymous Member since:
2008-06-17

I've been using FF 3 for something like a month now (started using beta 5 when I installed windows 2008), and I felt the same way as you at first. But now whenever I go back to my laptop running FF 2, I notice how all those little details really have improved FF3 and wish my distribution would hurry up and package it. I really miss the speed of FF3, and even the new placement of buttons and the awesome bar. I recommend giving it a try for a little while and seeing if it doesn't grow on you like it did on me.

Also, that history dropdown menu's placement does make sense; it's the full history, both forward and backward. So if you have some pages available forward in your history, your current page will be in the middle of your dropdown list. On the windows theme at least, the dropdown arrow is contained inside a sunken area containing both the forward and backward buttons to hint that it encompasses both forward and backward history.

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RE[2]: don't like it..
by bousozoku on Wed 18th Jun 2008 23:05 in reply to "RE: don't like it.."
bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

I feel better now that I've read someone doesn't like it either. I tried it and although it seems faster than FF2, I don't like the interface: it looks/reminds me of IE7 which I despise because of the horribly designed interface. Why did FF choose to put the "back" history arrow on the "fwd" button? Oh yeah, because the "back" history is related to the "fwd" button. How foolish of me to not see that.

So, just like you, I have dumped FF and switched to something else, which for me is Seamonkey.


It's not a back history button any longer. It goes both ways, when you're in the middle of your progress. The "keyhole" bit looks more than a bit odd, but it's all whatever. The Mac OS X people did us a favour, though. The forward/backward buttons still give the list, if you hold them down, even though the Windows version doesn't do that any longer.

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