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News Bug mars Firefox 3.0 launch

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 20 Jun 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Kierax

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    *sigh*

    They really should have caught that.
     
  3. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    No kidding. :(
     
  4. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Compared to Internet Explorer, who the **** cares? I'm happy.
     
  5. Orionche

    Orionche Guest

    Its just one bug (albeit a serious one) thats probably gonna be fixed in a matter of days (hopefully). Doesn't seem like too big of a deal to me. Don't think the whole userbase is gonna be infected with something... :\
     
  6. Leitchy

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    I was dispapointed to hear that Google stopped supporting and updating my beloved "Google Sync" addon, but I heard Mozilla's "Weave" will have similar features ( a more stable beta will be released in the coming weeks ).

    Until then, I've had to use Foxmarks to automaticly sync up my bookmarks between computers which is fine for now, and a manual password exporting utility to deal with my extensive list of passwords.

    Enjoying Firefox 3 though, despite the bug!
     
  7. cjoyce1980

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    at least mircosoft do fix there bugs, this has been a flaw with firefox since v2.0.

    i dont have a fav browser i just use the one comes with the OS and i know if this was apple or microsoft there would of been i much more strict testing policy which probably would of eliminated this flaw.

    dont get me wrong i love open source stuff as much as the next guy, but your code is only as good as your testing..... and mozilla's aint to good lately
     
  8. TreeDude

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    It still requires some user interaction in order to for it to be exploited. I think most of us should be ok. At least it was not something that was fixed in 2.0.x and then reintroduced in 3.0.
     
  9. TreeDude

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    Are you kidding? Do you think that bugs just magicly appear? No, they are there from the start. MS is still fixing bugs in IE6 (which was released like 7 years ago) and IE7. They usually have at least 1or 3 critical updates every month. I think Mozilla is doing a far better job. Once a flaw becomes known they usually fix it in just days. Not to mention that FF doesn't have ActiveX, that is one big security flaw gone right there. You go ahead and keep using your bloated and flawed browser though.
     
  10. Mentai

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    I'm not concerned. Every browser has exploits, just some are found sooner than others. I find mozilla patches things up generally quicker than microsoft though.
     
  11. Dreaming

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    Personally my experience so far has been that the release candidate seemed to work better :/. I think I had RC2. In the past few days I've had it crash once (where I had to end the process through task manager), and none of my addons work (yet they worked with the release candidate? :s)

    Several friends have reported BSODs as well, so I really have no clue whats going on with it...
     
  12. TreeDude

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    Thats odd. FF should never cause a BSOD. Something else has to be wrong. I have been using FF3 since beta 1. It was rock solid for me since beta 4.
     
  13. DriftCarl

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    work and home upgraded to version 3 :)
    im not too bothered about the bug, i was using version2 before and it was in there so its not like the security has got worse.
    I think it is great though, I already like the improved address bar finding the exact web page I want, just typing bit tech in the address bar brings up this lovely website in a much more efficient way than the previous version did.

    I also like the dragging and dropping feature on version 3 too on web content, very handy to copy stuff from 1 window to another.
    And the software actually fits with my xp and vista themes alot better.
     
  14. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    FF3, on linux it is running great, although the new UI is a bit... bland.
    FF3, on the microsoft Windoze eXPeriment had a hiccup or two after it erased all my profile data and bookmarks to when i had the FF3beta installed.

    Also the fact that i can't use "unsecured" add-ons pisses me off
     
  15. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    I haven't downloaded FF3, except at work yesterday, to verify reports that none of the ford websites work on it.
    I don't think I'll be using it at home. I'll stick to IE7.
    It does everything I need, so why clog my PC up with another bit of software?
     
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    I tried (although briefly) the mobile version of the beta 4 FF and thought mozilla were on the right track.
    When I installed the final one and connected to a site with lots of Flash going on (Escapistmagazine) the memory use went to ~110 MB!!That hadn't happened to me with FF 2 and I wasn't using a lot of tabs either.Right now I have iGoogle and bit-tech opened and it uses ~65 megs,WTF!?Very disappointed...:(
     
  17. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    apart from occasionally giving me a FF crashed message when i close it, im enjoying FF3 :)

    what bug? as long as there's code, there will be bugs. nothing new.
    (no offence bittech)
     
  18. Dreaming

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    http://fragsoc.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=970

    I don't know if it's directly the new firefox version as it hasn't hapened to me, just (twice now) it has stopped responding. Release candidate was running for much longer without issues. Maybe I should have uninstalled then reinstalled? I just installed over the top...
     
  19. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Could be flash causing it.
     
  20. LordPyrinc

    LordPyrinc Legomaniac

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    All software has its bugs and security flaws. Users give an unrealistic expectation that all bugs are going to get fixed. In reality, that's just not the case. The bugs that are identified as being high priority that could potentially affect a large amount of the user community tend to be fixed first... (if the money is there to pay people to fix the problem).

    Last time I checked, Firefox was free for download. If that's still the case, then bug fixes are pure charity work by some dedicated people. Firefox users need to stop whining unless they are willing to work for free to help fix the bugs.
     
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