Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Firefox 3

Now I don't know how many of you out there use FireFox as your browser, but I will say, "If you don't, you really should consider it, seriously." Unfortunately, maybe not today. It seems that today, the public "release date" for FireFox 3, has "broke[n] some of its servers". I am a bit confused about this, as I have been using FF3 for several days, if not a week or so. Well, ever since Hubband turned into a FF3 junkie and had a hard time going from FF Beta 2.something to Beta 3, depending on if he was using his computer or mine. Oh, this from Devoper Mozilla might explain it
This third FireFox 3 Release Candidate is a public preview release intended for developer testing and community feedback.

I guess that really shouldn't surprise me; one day many years ago I turned on the computer and it looked all different than it had the day before. When I asked Hubband about it, he told me he was a beta tester for Chicago, more commonly known by its public name of Windows 95. Seems like Hubband has always been Beta whenever possible; it just stopped being possible for some things.

We have been a FireFox household pretty much from its Phoenix days and I honestly don't know much about IE at all. Well, except that for some dumb reason Blogspot hasn't been able to deal with FireFox and Hubband had to do "computer magic" to make special IE stuff happen for blogging purposes. Maybe that will change in the very near future....
[Probably the thing I like best about FireFox is the Add blocker feature. I hear people talk about pop-up adds on their computers, I don't think I have ever seen one of those. Even when I pull up a newspaper page the embedded adds are blocked. Well, I also really like the Earthquake add-on.]
Just don't try to load it from some other site unless you like taking chances; or getting Rick Rolled (please note this is a Wikipedia explanation link, not an actual "you will be RR" link.)
Future Tense review

Geekiness signing off for now...

3 comments:

Jayhawk said...

I have been using FF for quite a long time but, not being very adventurous, am still using (ack) 1.5 at this point. I downloaded 2.0 at one point but one of my most-treasured plugins (Measurit) didn't work so I degraded back. I'm sure the plugin has since been upgraded, but...

I am a firm believer of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Ther verison I am using works nicely for me.

The problem arises when I make web pages and forget to test them in IE.

hubband said...

I hear you - I'm still using MS-DOS for exactly the same reason. I have to confess, however, that I finally broke down and bought a television recently, despite the fact that my Motorola was just fine...

Jayhawk said...

Ouch.