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Baz

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Firefox 4 now available to download, official release tomorrow (Download Squad)

Mar 22nd 2011 9:15AM So, like, that's it?

Okay, there's probably a lot 'under the hood' I'm missing, but aside from an IE / Chrome'ified GUI, I'm not sensing a lot of difference.

It still takes a lot longer to start up than my recently updated IE or the version of Chrome I tried months ago and I'm not sure I'm seeing any real faster rendering of pages, either.
Frankly, if it wasn't for a few Add-ons (Adblock Plus, DownloadHelper and, most especially, Tab Mi Plus) - none of which have anything to do with the default FF4 - I'd be looking elsewhere for my browser...

Pity.

Firefox 4 to be released March 22, will it beat IE9? (Download Squad)

Mar 18th 2011 9:32AM Really? No, really? FF4 will definitely be released March 22, or is Mozilla still working with the 'moving target method' of software releases?

I hope, after all this time of perpetual tweaking to be better than the competition, it didn't lose sight of its Add-on writers and leave us with a FF that is incompatible with these - and crash-prone to boot.

Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 released (Download Squad)

Feb 24th 2011 9:05AM @shang.dat -

I've let it install 'optional' and 'recommended' updates in the past (along with the 'crucial') and the History seems to suggest these all installed without issue - so a 'wait and see' attitude to see what eventually pops up seems to be the only real automated update route.

Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 released (Download Squad)

Feb 23rd 2011 10:55AM @rickay -

as noted in my original email, I did the 2 files update, allowed it to reboot and then went back in and used "Check for Update". According to it, I don't need any - and there's no sign in my install history of a failed previous update. Weird, huh?

I suppose I could go to MS Download and go that route, but really, maybe I'll just wait and see what happens...

Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 released (Download Squad)

Feb 23rd 2011 9:06AM Like rickay above, my device is kept up-to-date - I had two files for download (one of which was called Update for Windows 7) and one was optional and both small. That installed and Windows Update run again, it shows no further updates available.

That said, my System Information page does not show SP1 next to the OS information and my understanding is that it should. So...?

Switching to Mac? There's an app for that (Download Squad)

Feb 7th 2011 9:31AM Less available is the app that is used before switching to Mac asking 'Why?' Given what you do with your computer, is it really worth the additional cost - not just of the hardware but of switching your favorite software and the learning curve?

Most recently, I was looking at upgrading from my netbook to something with marginally more screen real estate, more powerful processor and more RAM - but sticking to a netbook-like footprint. Honestly looked and considered the 11" MacBook Air, but for $CDN500 less I got a slightly heavier 11.5" notebook with 2 more USB ports, a dedicated ethernet port, newer i5 processor, larger (albeit 'slower') storage and a 2 year warranty - and all of my familiar software installed without issue, saving me even more bucks.

Apple - works fine and lovely to look at, but...really?

The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's iPad newspaper, becomes Apple's first subscription app (Download Squad)

Feb 3rd 2011 8:57AM Another Rupert Murdoch / New Corp / FOX News product? Another reason not to buy into Apple's view of what's an appropriate App.

20-line Firefox fix will half start-up time, hopefully coming to nightly builds tonight (Download Squad)

Jan 24th 2011 5:36PM @SilverWave

Jeez. Angry much? Or just lost all people skills and civility in favor of online commentary?

That, BTW, is a rhetorical question.

20-line Firefox fix will half start-up time, hopefully coming to nightly builds tonight (Download Squad)

Jan 24th 2011 5:17PM @SilverWave

????

Hey, its Mozilla offering to fix their browser - and I'm sure our 'free' use of it gives them (and their advertising partners) all sorts of info about us and our browsing habits - but I'm not beyond appreciating their work. And I do.

That said, promises of fixes and features for FF are legion - and oft delayed.

I'm just sayin'...