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Anyone tried FireFox 5 yet?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by deanhills, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. deanhills

    deanhills Member

    I'm thinking of changing to FireFox 5 from FireFox 3. I'm very happy with my FireFox 3, but just want to hear from those who have tried FireFox 5. Are the changes significant enough for someone to want to change from FireFox 3 to FireFox 5?
  2. angelica12

    angelica12 New Member

    no i not tried yet, I'm still on 3.6.17.
  3. Dynash

    Dynash It gets better. NLC

    It's pretty much Firefox 4, they're just trying to increase their version numbers for marketing.
  4. AboutWeb

    AboutWeb New Member

    I'm using Firefox 5. Don't know the difference, just my plugins are not working here :))
  5. Sain Cai

    Sain Cai Beautiful Daddy NLC

    I have FF5 and notice no difference between the supposed faster FF4 and FF5. In fact ever since I switched to FF4+ several pages seem to hang when loading (like Facebook), where it takes a while to load and then does the "Not Responding" deal. Clearing Cache and whatnot also seem to take far longer to do then FF3 did (even when removing a single day of cache).

    I am seriously considering returning to FF3
  6. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member NLC

    FF5 works fine for me. Starts up a bit faster than FF4, but no other noticeable differences.
  7. worlditsme

    worlditsme New Member

    Im using FF5 at the minute, but have found that some of the add-ons, in particular SlingPlayer, are not supported on this version.
  8. website_hosting

    website_hosting New Member

    not for marketing.. they are doing that because they can implement new functions much faster with a faster cycle.
  9. SiberForum

    SiberForum New Member

    Yea, fifth is faster and seems to be less resource consuming. AS always, firefox kicks everyone's a**. I mean other browsers, certainly.
  10. Dynash

    Dynash It gets better. NLC

    It is also for marketing. Firefox 6 and 7 will be out in a matter of weeks. There are noticeable updates to them, but nothing that they haven't done before with smaller version numbers, rather than, what is easier to say, release candidate numbers (1,2,3,4,5,6,7 etc). It's because Safari is on version 5, Opera is on version 11, Chrome is on 13 (14 not far off, right?), IE is on version 9 (with 10 around the corner). It's all marketing because people see a version number, the higher it is, they think "oh it must be better".

    The only browser I've seen released periodically, with version numbers increased with actual HUGE changes and new features [big ones, like extensions/turbo/speed dial (with live extensions etc)], is Opera.
  11. Jodel

    Jodel New Member

    Does it seem like they come out with a new version every month. I just got the message to upgrade to FF4. They all look the same
  12. deanhills

    deanhills Member

    OK. That is all I needed. I'll stick with what I have. Thanks for the comment.
  13. EXBInt2010

    EXBInt2010 Member

    I am now with Firefox 5. hm.. I don't much changes between FF4' & FF5's interface. In terms of the PC resource, both FF4 and FF5 use more resources compared to FF3. I tried to open 6 tabs at Chrome and Firefox and I noticed Firefox use more resources.
  14. core-boy

    core-boy New Member

    Firefox uses more resources than Chrome so its better not to compare them... I have been using FF4 from its first RC... and I am NOT with it... it consumes a LOT of resources and takes a LOT of time to start and not to mention crashes :(
  15. deanhills

    deanhills Member

    I've heard however that Windows don't refresh easily with Chrome, which can be a pain when you are in the process of working on a Website. Or do you have a different experience?
  16. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member NLC

    I miss Phoenix/Firebird

    Going from the old internet explorer to those was like WHOA WTF DUDE

  17. jb088

    jb088 New Member

    I have the firefox 5 installed on my iMac and do not have any significant changes I can take note of. The one thing probably in it is faster browsing though I think it is negligible.

    Most of the upgrades they made are geared toward plug-ins and hardware acceleration. I will try to post some updates with how they fair with heavy pages with a lot of plug-ins.
  18. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member NLC

    I just installed Firefox v126.0 ... Firefox v235.1 is coming out in a few hours. I think at this point they're just recompiling with new version numbers.
  19. theraptor

    theraptor Active Member

    The thing you have to realize is that chrome uses a separate container for each tab, while firefox puts them all into one container. Thus, when viewing resources for them, with firefox you will have 1 process with 300,000kb mem, while with chrome you will have 5 processess with 100,000kb mem each. Also, chrome can't handle JS / AJAX properly (I've been waiting a long time for them to fix this).
  20. stuffradio

    stuffradio Super Moderator#1 NLC

    I'm using Firefox 7. It's called Aurora. Still has the memory leak though.

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