Friday, March 14, 2008

Firefox 3 Beta 4 - first impressions

I've been using the new Firefox 3 Beta 4 for the last couple of days. Pages load noticeably faster and the default interface is quite nice. The location bar has some funk which is potentially nice.

Downside: this bad boy is a crashing fool -- sometimes as often as every 10-15 minutes. I've worked with a lot of beta versions of Firefox (and Netscape as well) and have never seen a browser more prone to heading south.

Of course since the good news that it loads really fast does help.


Dan Brekke said...

You using a Linux version? I'm on the Mac OS, so maybe I'll give it a shot, too.

Dr Ralph said...

The initial post was based on my Windows experience. I've since then installed on the Linux box (I'm using it now) and it seems much better behaved.