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Firefox 4 goes for gold!




Soon after Microsoft officially released IE9, Mozilla also made a major release with Firefox 4. Within a day, FF4 doubled IE9’s downloads at 7 million. Bus is that enough?

I downloaded FF4 a week ago on my Mac and then on my PC a few days ago when I got back.

The new FF4, while better in the back-end and a few more, did not have that very obvious face-lift compared to the previous version (the way IE9 had changed compared to IE8).

So I’ll just throw the question to those who have been using FF a lot — is it really better, is it faster, and what’s the coolest new additions you liked best?



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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35 Responses

  1. drealmarlon says:

    Because of im using unlicenses xp i choose to use firefox,mas mabilis kesa chrome at compatible sa adds on like internet download manager,at flash player 10 para sa nba league pass.

  2. nameless says:

    Go for the open source :D

  3. Benchmark says:

    Right now I am using FF4! It got a little facelift. I tried using the tab views…its great, if you are an addict surfer (a lot of tabs as I could say).

    I notice that it is much faster than the old FF.

  4. Mozilla Firefox 4 is obviously super fast, from starting up to loading pages.

    Cool additions are the sleek interface and Sync feature. :)

  5. plsburydoughboy says:

    when I downloaded it, Greasemonkey wasn’t compatible with it yet. That may have changed since then, but there may be compatibility issues with older extensions and scripts like that.

    Using a small netbook, I do appreciate the extra real estate. They did a good job reorganizing everything so that you can still access the bookmarks but you still have a lot of space carried over.

    FF4 also seems less likely to crash, although I haven’t really put it through the wringer. I still use Chrome first though. It’s still ahead in terms of speed and stability.

  6. bennix says:

    I am using FF4 right now.Smooth naman ang performance and medyo mabilis compared to Chrome and IE 9.

    Please read my short review here:
    http://www.bennixville.com/2011/03/new-sleeky-and-fast-firefox-4.html

    ty. yuga.

  7. jlapitan says:

    @yuga punta kb sa launch ng ff4 sa AIM? Ngtweet ako sau about that..

  8. Noir says:

    I use Palemoon 4 :D (which is FF4 optimized )

  9. Yeah, it’s definitely faster.

  10. DeNc!o-H says:

    I’m using Firefox 3.x.x before but switch to Google’s Chrome due to I find the latter more faster compared to Firefox.

    Will download FF4 to see if it’s really faster than Chrome.

  11. Mozilla really competes or don’t want to be left. http://learner-spot.blogspot.com/

  12. goodha67 says:

    tried ff4 and the layout is similar to chrome. switched back to ff 3.6.16 because half of my important add ons did not work on ff4. ive noticed also ff4 did have less crashes than previous ff version nevertheless both had faster restore of pages. my 2c worth.

  13. Totem says:

    Yep.. It’s much faster than 3.6 and less likely to crash.. The reason why I choose Firefox over Chrome is because of the add-ons and rendering of pages as well..

  14. notAlone says:

    Yup, FF4 is definitely faster than FF3.x. For those having problems with their addons, just install the FF extension Addon Compatibility Checker (http://bit.ly/gp3FLr). Most of the time, the “old” addons still have complete functionality, their devs just haven’t certified it to be FF4

  15. Nonoy says:

    Yes, it’s faster.

  16. adam says:

    It’s faster as compared to its old version.

  17. Gumz says:

    fastest… customizable…

  18. Karlo Corpuz says:

    Talagang madodoble niya ang downloads on ng IE9. IE9 is not compatible for XP. It’s exclusively for Windows 7. It works great on 7! I’m using it right now

  19. milanaorly says:

    teehee, halos magkaparehas ang opera 11, chrome 10 at ff4.. amp

  20. Rey says:

    WEEE!!! May alternative browser na ako para sa IE9. Well para sa akin, as a modem user, mas mabilis ang IE9 kumpara sa FF4. I’m not using Chrome anymore.

  21. Jon says:

    Definitely better. Faster and less of a resource hog. In the office, the terminal I use runs XP. Firefox 3 and other previous versions hogs a lot of RAM after a while. Memory leak issues. Now with version 4, it is definitely faster. I also like the new interface.

    I would have gone with Chrome a long time ago if it weren’t for some of the plugins/addons I use. Glad to see that this version is definitely an improvement. The best feature I like with this is Firefox sync. Now, I can access my tabs, history, bookmarks from my office PC anywhere, even on my Android phone, as long as you have Firefox mobile installed. :)

  22. Kenneth says:

    Ever heard of PaleMoon? :-D

  23. neon says:

    firefox4.0 in windows 7 is faster than firefox4.0 snow leopard.

  24. frenchy says:

    FF4 really seems faster than Chrome and IE9, but because it isn’t compatible yet with the plugins that I use for my work, I had to revert it to FF3.6. However, I am using IE9 now for my regular surfing.

  25. oktnxbai says:

    FF4 looks and feels like a poor man’s Chrome. Nice try Mozilla.

  26. jhonX says:

    Its the fastest browser right now…

  27. Downloading and installing Mozilla Firefox 4 wasn’t a mistake!

    I feel Safari-ish when I saw the UI, but still lagging when I tried to play a game here:

    http://www.masterofthewebgame.com/ph

    Try it yourself!

  28. angelo says:

    Firefox is faster than its predecessor but very slow compared to the chrome, from start up to loading and rendering of pages..

  29. Gerald says:

    It’s definitely faster.

  30. techguy says:

    I’m a Microsoft employee but I use FF4. Love the new look and speed. ^_^

  31. lou says:

    i use safari browser… based on my experience mabilis xa with a very low specs like what im using for daily browsing dowloading expt for phoyo editing i use my laptop sa bagal ng takbo ng pc safari lng ang mabilis mag load for me..

    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

    System Manufacturer iQon.ie
    System Model S651MPRZ
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~2814 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F6f, 10/6/2004
    SMBIOS Version 2.3
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS2
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS2\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = “5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)”

    as u can see yan ung specs ng pc n gngmit ko now for regular daily browsing.. btw im using adsl un lng minsan tlga ngpapabagal my toyo minsan adsl

  32. Treckster4147 says:

    FF4 looks like chrome… rip off interface

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