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as i expected would happen, the business world has balked at mozilla's rapid release cycle.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20109 ... e-firefox/


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Good. Sign me up for the long term release. I don't like constantly updating my software. I dropped PCLinuxOS because I got tired of the rolling release idea. Just give me a solid reliable product and keep the security updates coming. I don't want things constantly changing on me. I use my computer to get work done. Not a toy to play with. (OK somestimes its a toy). Just give me a solid release with security updates and I'll check back in again in a year or so to see if its worth updating to the latest and greatest.


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Looks like the best of both worlds with this new paradigm.

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looks like firefox hasn't improved situations fast enough.

FF9 will not be included in the latest revs of Red Hat Enterprise....

http://www.internetnews.com/blog/skerne ... linux.html


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FF 5.0 was very stable on my system, whereas I experienced repeated incidents of being unable to restart FF 6.0, 7.0, and 8.0 after closing it. Fortunately, FF 9.0 is rock-solid again, and I think I know why: A fix was mentioned in the detailed FF 9.0 release notes, correcting a bug that kept Firefox in the process stack after Firefox was closed. This had something to do with how Firefox processes Java scripts and apparently Mozilla was aware of the bug, but they didn't think it caused any problems, so it remained unfixed in FF 6.0, 7.0, and 8.0.

One could argue that the Firefox release cycle is too fast. However, I'm very glad they released FF 9.0 when they did.

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I agree joany, FF 9 is more stable even in Beta than its immediate predecessors.

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I'll have Iceweasel 9.01 for M11 finished building tonight. I may just build Firefox for 8.5, due to time constraints, and the fact that we do have Iceweasel for M11. I'll try doing Seamononkey 2.6 for 8, 8.5 and 11...


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Stevo wrote:
I'll have Iceweasel 9.01 for M11 finished building tonight. I may just build Firefox for 8.5, due to time constraints, and the fact that we do have Iceweasel for M11. I'll try doing Seamononkey 2.6 for 8, 8.5 and 11...


So does this kinda mean that M11's Iceweasel might, maybe work with 8.5, if I add the repo for it?

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I surely disagree with FF9.0 having advantages over 8.0, at least in my situation. 8.0 was indeed a good and stable as I have seen while 9.0 leaves alot to be desired. 9.0 is giving me a real good look at seamonkey and opera 11.60, however. That might be their best feature in FF9.0. JMHO


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Dieselrider wrote:
I surely disagree with FF9.0 having advantages over 8.0, at least in my situation. 8.0 was indeed a good and stable as I have seen while 9.0 leaves alot to be desired. 9.0 is giving me a real good look at seamonkey and opera 11.60, however. That might be their best feature in FF9.0. JMHO


Just as a MMDV kind of thing I've found FF-9.0.1 to be more stable than FF8 was, also the locking up on Flash content not so frequent. It (9.0.1) also seemed faster initially but has slowed with increased use. The very irritating lack of TB email link clickability came with it too though. :frown:


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