Firefox 3.5 RC3 is up!

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  1. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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  3. clevin macrumors G3

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    Hopefully this is last RC.

    PS, beta tag was gone since RC1, they are, after all, release candidates.
     
  4. kristoffer4 macrumors 6502a

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    How is memory / CPU usage compared to FF 3 or Safari 4?
    When I update will I have to install all my adons again? :rolleyes:
    Is flash any better?
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    The addons I have installed required updates but this was all done via the built in addon update feature, i.e. it asked me if I wanted to update them, I said yes, it was done.

    As for memory usage it is more than Safari 4 for similar (simple text+few images, small amount of testing and with 5 addons installed) pages however it is nothing to worry about, using ram will in use is a good thing as it is keeping pages/resources in the cache for faster browsing.
     
  6. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Not from my daily usage tests.

    I did the same things in both browsers with the same webpages simulating a standard 30 minute period of my day and then left it for a further 30 minutes. At all points in this FF ram usage was close to double that of Safari 4.0.1.

    However we are still only talking about 130mb vs 70mb. So nothing to worry about.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    So far I've been uber-pleased with FF3.5, things like speed comparisons to Safari 4 notwithstanding. It's a very nice browser, and the Moz team should be really proud of their accomplishment with an accelerated development cycle. :)
     
  8. Aronnax macrumors regular

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    And you use it with five Firefox addons installed ... and there are some Firefox addons that use a lot of ram ... many other use nearly nothing.

    And you can do (should do it, when you compare both) the same with Safari addons ... and so on.
     
  9. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Mine didn't have any beta tags since a few updates ago. Probably RC1.
     
  10. MacAndy74 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Is there an add-on for Firefox that allows it to handle / show RSS Feed updates like Safari? :eek:
     
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  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Wizz is one and Sage is another, but I don't find the ones I've tried really lived up to the level of simplicity that the RSS button has on Safari.
     
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  14. TCU macrumors newbie

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    Is it just me or did they take out the multitouch tab scrolling feature in the RC's??
     

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