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The Browser Wars Continue

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Picture 2Firefox 3.5 is to be released tomorrow morning Pacific time. You can check here for the news. Since I last mentioned Firefox, Safari 4 has been released as well as Internet Explorer 8. Safari 4 stills seems buggy to me. Frequently when I launch it, it just hangs. I changed the home page from Apple’s livepage to the super-simple Google.com to no effect. It was noticeably faster than Firefox 3, but it also lacked Firefox add-ons so I moved back.

Internet Explorer 8 was a disappointment to me. I don’t browse as much in Windows as I do with the Mac, but one thing I could not put up with was the inability to turn off searching from the address bar, even though there is a seperate search bar in IE8. IE7 and previous versions had this feature. Nothing is so frustrating as typing in a local IP address of something that may or may not be up in the address bar and having MSN Live search in vain for 192.168.1.xxx. Dumb! Typical Microsoft. They was probably some revenue involved there. Computer user, Microsoft must really hate you.

It seems like the most noticable change might be a speed increase for java enabled pages. A complete list of changes can be found here. So check it out tomorrow at firefox.com!

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Written by walueg

June 29, 2009 at 2:19 pm

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