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Monday, 15 August 2011 09:38

Firefox 6.0 available

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Official launch tomorrow

Firefox 6 will officially launch tomorrow, August 16th and it will replace Firefox 5. Firefox 5 was born on June 21st and it was released a mere three months after Firefox 4. This time around, Firefox 5 will be replaced by version 6 less than two months after version 5 appeared.

 

Firefox 6 for Windows is 13.3 MB download and we can report that it works just fine. A few of our favorite web pages work like a charm and this includes this one you are reading. Firefox 7 is well under beta, and if Mozilla foundation continues at this speed, you might see the official version well before the end of the year.

You can download the Windows version here, and in case you need the one for other operating systems you can do a quick web search.

The official version via Firefox update should be available tomorrow, August 16th.


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-1 #1 JAB Creations 2011-08-15 10:42
Adds support for server-sent DOM events, Web Sockets and HTML5 dataset & data-* attributes.

Server-sent DOM events are useful for having the server contact your computer (the client) when a new message is received in a chat room for example instead of your computer constantly pinging every X milliseconds (which also wastes server resources).

Web Sockets: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Sockets

From a web designer/developer's perspective this counts as Firefox 4.2 though before M$ fanboys jump in keep in mind that IE9 does not support HTML5 video element (H.264 = Hollywood commie patent trolls); Flash will be used for video in to the 2020s, likely the 2030s because of IE10.
 
 
+2 #2 Harry Lloyd 2011-08-15 11:25
I guess they feel most people think IE is better because of a higher number, so they want to catch up quickly.
 
 
+2 #3 Bl0bb3r 2011-08-15 12:10
I though Google started this version frenzy when they moved from version 6 a year ago to version 15 today. IE?... who's that?

I'm just moving to 5.0.1... better to have a stable and extensible browser than the latest one.
 
 
+3 #4 JAB Creations 2011-08-15 12:12
Quoting Harry Lloyd:
I guess they feel most people think IE is better because of a higher number, so they want to catch up quickly.


Understandable; IE had absolutely no development for five years, IE9 is still behind the other browsers (and I keep finding bugs with newly implement features that have existed in other browsers for years). It's simply time to move people away from Microsoft products as a whole.

A good way to demo IE9 against other browsers is to show non-technical people WebGL demonstrations. Keep in mind that Chrome = Google and Google is essentially in the business of marketing, if you don't know what that implies time to look up what Facecrook does with people's information.
 
 
+2 #5 chyll2 2011-08-15 13:05
that was fast!
seriously, I dont think I have the need to upgrade since ver 5 is still good (even ver 4) but will still try the ver 6.
 
 
0 #6 clikes2004 2011-08-16 04:38
I understand calling it something like 5.#, but 6 already? What could possibly be that different? I still feel like I just got five.
 
 
0 #7 BorgOvermind 2011-08-16 09:08
They change versions like socks.
Maybe they should stop copy-pasting from others and try to come up with some new stuff.
 
 
0 #8 Ferdinand 2011-08-16 13:24
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
I though Google started this version frenzy when they moved from version 6 a year ago to version 15 today. IE?... who's that?

I'm just moving to 5.0.1... better to have a stable and extensible browser than the latest one.

Each final version of Firefox has been tested for 6 weeks in nightly, 6 weeks in aurora and 6 weeks in beta. Unless you run into extension problems I would suggest you keep up to date. If you want a good reason besides security: Firefox 6 lowers memory usage when using panorama. Firefox 7 lowers memory usage overall(40%) and increases graphics performance.
 
 
0 #9 romulous 2011-08-17 08:32
Oh brother! Now even more of my plugins will not work, GREAT! :sigh:
 

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