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  • Firefox 9.0 Released

    Firefox 9.0 unofficially released by Mozilla download links included.

    Firefox 9.0 has been officially set to be released tomorrow; if you're impatient, you can download the official release unofficially right now for Linux, Mac, and Windows. Firefox is a speedy Web Browser that I use by preference. I think that it's one of the fastest, but I generally love the freedom of addons. Unfortunately, even after Firefox version 9.0, Mozilla still has not included Mac OS X Lion's full-screen application feature to their Web browser. But, it does have the two-finger navigation gestures that come included with Mac OS X Lion's Safari Web Browser.

    So are you wondering what's new in the Firefox 9.0 release? It basically looks the same as Firefox 8.0. Well, aside from the multitouch gestures, Firefox 9.0 is aimed at increasing your JavaScript rendering speeds. The speeds have been increased by twenty to thirty percent and should show a major difference on Web sites such as Facebook which use JavaScript on a lot of its functions. If you recall, Apple's Safari Web browser has a Nitro JavaScript engine, although from my experience, I think Firefox 9.0 might just have a slightly faster rendering speed than Safari does.

    Firefox 9.0 is fully compatible with almost all of the addons that worked on Firefox 8.0 and because of that, you won't have to worry about an addon crisis like we had to deal with with a recent previous version of Firefox which was just recently fixed. The update brings speed and stability enhancements and added HTML5 support as well as the new features mentioned above. You can view and read the entire list of release notes from Mozilla from this link. If you have trouble seeing your bookmark icons from your bookmarks menu, you can fix this issue by emptying your Firefox cache and restarting the browser afterwards.

    I would rank Mozilla Firefox as easily my favorite Web browser. Safari doesn't have enough addons and it isn't open source, Google Chrome just feels too loose for me and doesn't have as many addons, Internet Explorer is just plain slow, and Opera just seems to load things oddly. Firefox is my preferred browser because albeit it opens slower, it loads pages much faster than some other browsers. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox's closest competitor, opens quickly but doesn't seem to open pages as fast. It's a give or take situation, but I would recommend Mozilla Firefox to anyone. Check it out!

    Download Links:
    Firefox 9.0 for Macintosh: Link.
    Firefox 9.0 for Windows: Link.
    Firefox 9.0 for Linux: Link.

    Sources: ExtremeTech
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Firefox 9.0 Released started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Chrome has all those nice web apps though. Chrome is fastest in my opinion. But I'll probably check this out.
    1. R.Mortera's Avatar
      R.Mortera -
      Will give this a try.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Wow another update. Chrome is my favorite, I find it to be the fastest browser. Will try this one tho.

      IE sucks
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      Chrome is my favorite but I use Firefox as well.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by celeron View Post
      Wow another update. Chrome is my favorite, I find it to be the fastest browser. Will try this one tho.

      IE sucks
      Yea, it's seems like mozilla is pushing out updates everyday. I remember a couple months I had Firefox 4.0. And I agree, IE is a fail.
    1. andrewe13's Avatar
      andrewe13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Chrome has all those nice web apps though. Chrome is fastest in my opinion. But I'll probably check this out.
      Chrome is way faster. Try it out.. you'll be impressed. Made the switch last month and its WAY better/noticeable
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by andrewe13 View Post
      Chrome is way faster. Try it out.. you'll be impressed. Made the switch last month and its WAY better/noticeable
      I have to disagree. It boots up fast but it doesn't seem to have heavy rendering engines for large sites. Firefox is just the opposite of that, boots up slower but it has the heavy engine to load a page. Now with the JavaScript boost, it's been proven by my source linked in the article to have some of the best JavaScript performances of any browser.
    1. Ya_boy_andrew's Avatar
      Ya_boy_andrew -
      Pftt I don't see why ppl care so much, google chrome is the best !
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Chrome best by far. Switched yearrrrrs ago from IE to Firefox, loved Firefox. Then tried Chrome, absolutely loved it and havnt looked back. Will take a look at the new Firefox update...But at the end of the day Chrome is still gonna be my browser.
    1. duromega's Avatar
      duromega -
      I tried chrome years ago but it doesn't work for me I stay with firefox
    1. landon418's Avatar
      landon418 -
      Chrome is awesome, simple, fast, and less clutter!
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      i would use chrome if it had a Reading List compatible with iphones. it's sort of counter-productive to use the desktop safari for reading lists i set up in my phone, then use chrome for normal web browsing.
    1. Kimk69's Avatar
      Kimk69 -
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatoTheForms View Post
      i would use chrome if it had a Reading List compatible with iphones. it's sort of counter-productive to use the desktop safari for reading lists i set up in my phone, then use chrome for normal web browsing.
      True dat. I like the reading list even though you could
      Just use instapaper or something.
    1. andypropaganda's Avatar
      andypropaganda -
      I have Firefox 8 on my Mac and it has full screen mode...

      Or maybe I have the beta release. I'll have to check when I get home
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by andypropaganda View Post
      I have Firefox 8 on my Mac and it has full screen mode...

      Or maybe I have the beta release. I'll have to check when I get home
      You must have the Maximizer hack installed. That is the only way.
    1. PatrickGSR94's Avatar
      PatrickGSR94 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Yea, it's seems like mozilla is pushing out updates everyday. I remember a couple months I had Firefox 4.0. And I agree, IE is a fail.
      Yeah I don't get this, we were on 4.x or 5.x, just earlier this year. That's 4 or 5 full releases in all the years Firefox has been available. Now suddenly we're all the way up to 9?

      I'm pretty sure my copies jumped from 5 to 8, I think.
    1. redwolf's Avatar
      redwolf -
      Firefox 9.0 unofficially released by Mozilla
      what?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by redwolf View Post
      what?
      Yesterday was a pre-release. Today it has been officially released.
    1. andypropaganda's Avatar
      andypropaganda -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      You must have the Maximizer hack installed. That is the only way.
      And how would I know if I have the hack installed? Because as far as I know, I never installed said hack.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by andypropaganda View Post
      And how would I know if I have the hack installed? Because as far as I know, I never installed said hack.
      Because Firefox doesn't and has never supported Lion's full screen feature natively.