Once around the Web with Firefox 4 Beta 1
Jul 08, 2010, 12:37 (1 Talkback[s])
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"I want, I really want Firefox to become a
top-of-the-line Web browser again. It was Firefox, after all, that
broke IE's (Internet Explorer) strangle-hold on Web browsers. Even
Microsoft owes Firefox some gratitude. If Firefox hadn't pushed
Microsoft into making IE into a decent Web browser, many of us
might still be stuck with crapware like IE 6. Unfortunately, I'm
not sure Firefox 4 is going to get Firefox back into competition
with IE 8, much less, what I see as today's leading Web browser,
Google's Chrome 5.
"You see, Firefox has been getting a little long in the tooth.
Like other software programs that haven't aged well, Firefox has
accumulated more features, which has led to bloated, slow
performance. So the good Firefox developers at Mozilla have decided
to give Firefox a facelift.
"Firefox's new interface, which is now only available on Windows
7 or Vista, consists of a single large orange button that gives you
access to the rest of the browser's controls."