First Look: Mozilla Firefox 4 web browser

First Look: Mozilla Firefox 4 web browser

Summary: Mozilla Firefox 4 is now available as a free download. As these First Look screenshots show, Firefox 4 has taken some cues from Chrome and Internet Explorer 9 to make a cleaner and more nimble web browsing experience.

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  • Mozilla Firefox 4 is now available as a free download. As these First Look screenshots show, Firefox 4 has taken some cues from Chrome and Internet Explorer 9 to make a cleaner and more nimble web browsing experience.

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    If I were the competition, I wouldn't fear Google RAISING ad rates - I would be scared out of my socks that they would drastically LOWER ad rates, undercutting the competition and forcing them to drop their rates to compete.

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    Henaway
  • Google = Evil Empire

    Hopefully there are enough people out there with their eyes open to stop the merger. If they can't see how horrible Google is when it comes to privacy now, then they are delusional.

    Moreover, this 'opt-out' nonsense needs to be changed to 'opt-in'. I don't know a single person that is sick and tired of being bombarded with unsolicited junk via e-mail, web advertising, phone calls, snail mail or whatever. Someone needs to but some boundaries around companies like Google that make their fortunes from advertisers.

    I challenge anyone to turn on the 'prompt for cookies' and visit Google or a Google advertisers sites. The number of cookies you get prompted about are so overwhelming you can't help but turn 'enable' back on. Thanks Google but no thanks. I'll stick with yahoo, alta-vista, dogpile, live or any other search provider until the day comes that Google is scrutized just a little bit more on their business practices.
    GeiselS
  • Good, keep both of them in front of the govt

    both pose their own risks in their market growth. Put both together for a real data breach scare of global proportions, whether it's the desktop cache to the internet cache of problems.
    Boot_Agnostic
  • RE: First Look: Mozilla Firefox 4 web browser

    "Similar to Internet Explorer 9, you can pin websites for easy access. Only in IE9 the pinned icons are on the Taskbar, while in Firefox 4 they are located on the tab bar."

    With a bit of a technical difference as well: The app tabs in Firefox are always loaded while they are visible, while the sites pinned to the taskbar from IE have visible icons even when they are not loaded.
    CobraA1
  • Thumbs down . . .

    Very dry review, of the type "take as many screenshots as possible and put them online" type. Not very interesting at all.
    CobraA1
  • RE: First Look: Mozilla Firefox 4 web browser

    Don't really see a lot of difference other than my addons don't work again.
    A bit faster, home is now of the far right, a few other cosmetic differences as far as general useage goes.
    I use FF on Win7 and WinXP.
    MoeFugger
  • RE: First Look: Mozilla Firefox 4 web browser

    So while everyone else is combining search/address bars, buttons and reducing the overall footprint of the interface, FireFox is still taking up way to much room on the screen by default. I like FireFox overall, but the amount of screen real estate it absorbs has always been an irritation of mine.

    Other than that, it appears that all browsers are beginning to look more and more alike with each release. Might as well be Microoglox Web Browser.
    ShadowGIATL
  • RE: First Look: Mozilla Firefox 4 web browser

    First look! I've been using Firefox for years! Where have you been! Hello!!!!
    james347