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Mozzarella Foundation seems to have much to celebrate these days: first of all, it has managed to secure their finances by concluding a deal with Google, and secondly, they have released a version of a browser which is very good indeed.
Unfortunately, Firefox has been a kind of an also-ran on the browser market recent days, having been eclipsed by Google’s Chrome browser and rejected by companies due to insisting on upgrading itself every other day. Indeed, a system administrator, whose employer is running Firefox, usually faces the necessity to run continual upgrades without even seeing any benefits. That’s why many chose to simply walk away from Firefox.
This situation was apparently heading to a crisis when the Mozzarella Foundation discovered that its financial agreement with Google was close to running out. Actually, Google had been bankrolling this company for a while now, but that was before Google entered the browser market itself. That’s why industry experts had expected that when the agreement ended at the end of this year, Google would say goodbye to the company.
That’s what makes everything look like going about 30% faster, and you can easily see this kind of “faster”, which is just obvious. The thing that is causing it appeared to be a major improvement in the browser’s JaegerMonkey JIT compiler. It is called type inference and was meant to be seen in version 5 of the browser, but it was pushed back. Consequently, Firefox appeared to fall behind Google’s Chrome for speed, but now those bugs are ironed out.
That’s undoubtedly good news for the company. However, the experts worry that Firefox might have lost too much ground already. Indeed, although Firefox 9 is clearly a superior product, there is almost no matter of whether it needs all the updates keeping it out of businesses.
January 2nd,2012Posted by:
Monday, January 2nd, 2012
|it wont give me option to upload this ? how come and is it ok to|
|great read thnx as always for the articles, keep up the good work|
Many people including myself just go into Firefox and change a bunch of settings; mine now runs 4x faster.
Open a new tab and write about:config in the URL window
BE VERY CAREFUL; you mess up and you may have to reinstall the browser.
|Firefox has been buggy of late but I updated to version 9.0.1 and it runs sweet, saying that I have all of the major browsers installed, but I'm a loyal mozilla fan, Firefox + Add-On's = My Browser - My way, a close second is Opera, then Google Chrome, IE and safari are none runners for me.|
|Also, the Android version was updated and it actually works now. I mean flawlessly AND you can run addons like Adblock. This update actually stopped me buying a Windows tablet to replace my Asus Transformer.|
|posted by (2012-01-03 11:18:20)|
|agree with #6, am also a loyal mozilla fan and been using this for almost a year now.|
The new version loooks good, will try that.
But yea the regular updates was just pointless !
|FF has been my favourite browser for years. I've got FF9.01 on a small netbook running W7 32bit and it flies.|
On my main computer, running W7Pro-64bit, I've been using Waterfox (64bit FF "alternative", since a fully stable release from FF is still in the wings).
For my needs, the current version of Waterfox seems brilliant. (Also have Chrome, Opera, etc, but keep using FF and its variants.)
As someone pointed out above, a few tweaks here and there in about:config can make a big difference. Even something as "simple" as modifying the browser checking for out-dated plugins and addons.
Mostly, it doesn't bother me that "new versions" keep coming out. FF is well into versions 10, 11 and 12, and more to come. Google Chrome might be at version 1000 by now.
Every browser revision can, (and often does), come with a few hiccups. Writing code for these things is complex and humans make mistakes. Just as there is no "perfect" computer operating system yet, there is no "perfect" browser.
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