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#1 rdf8585

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 10:56 PM

Even though I have more than enough RAM (1 GB) for the basic tasks I use my comp for, I can't wait for Firefox 1.0 .... using IE 6 now and it's hogging 49,240 K of RAM ... that's insane ... Firefox can't use up that much, can it?

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 11:44 PM

Firefox 1.0 PR with 4 extensions:
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Posted 08 November 2004 - 09:03 AM

Care to share which exensions?

Edited: I thought that PR is not the final version. Should I wait until it has been offically released?

Edited by JEservices, 08 November 2004 - 09:04 AM.

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 02:20 PM

No need to wait. FF works fine. But also no need to bother with the Nightly builds.

The extensions are such a matter of personal choice. The bare bones is adequate. But if you miss some tweaks from your previous browser or just like the looks of some of the extras -- grab em. Many of the extensions have been around since the days of the Phoenix and are up to date and very stable.

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 05:13 PM

One of the main design approaches of firefox was to keep its bloat (size) down by making it designed for one purpose....web browsing.

They allowed though the 3rd party developers to create extensions that you plug into it to add extra functionality. Unfortunately that starts to bloat it up a bit :thumbsup:

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Posted 08 November 2004 - 05:54 PM

JEservices,
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Edited: I thought that PR is not the final version. Should I wait until it has been offically released?

Correct, PR (Preview Release) isn't the final version, which, I think, is due out this month.
I was having problems with Windows Media Player and Firefox v0.9.3, so I decided to try v1.0. Been using it for a little over 2 months, and I haven't had any problems at all with it.
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Posted 09 November 2004 - 11:36 AM

FF 1.O is out this morning, as scheduled. You may have problems downloading it, because many people have the day marked on their calendars, and Mozilla.org may be flooded.

There is a good thread here at BC on Firefox extensions, and a list of all availble at Mozilla.org, as well as a good "getting started" FAQs page.

Cheers,
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http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-5443931.html


Note: you might also try CNET download site:

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-5443931.html

They just updated the d/l to 1.O

Edited by jgweed, 09 November 2004 - 11:45 AM.

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