Firefox 4 Coming Tomorrow?

Firefox 4 Release DateThe long wait is over – almost.  Firefox 4 is set to be released tomorrow, March 22.  Mozilla has yet to really announce the date yet, so the lack of a big marketing blitz is somewhat puzzling. However, going from the release schedule this does seem to be the case.

Firefox 4 has suffered some setbacks as far as an official launch goes, but I think the public at large will be happy with the fact that they took a little ‘bit of extra time to work all the major bugs out.  Firefox 4 will also mark the last big release cycle Mozilla will do with the browser, so we may not have long drawn out countdowns any longer.  The reason for this is that the Mozilla team is opting for smaller and quicker releases, such as Google Chrome and other browsers like it have been doing.

When Firefox 3 came out, it had a record setting 8 million unique downloads the day it was released, back in 2008.  Will Firefox 4 be able to come close to that number? I guess we will see tomorrow!

* – image above from the Mozilla Firefox 4 t-shirt design contest.

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4 Responses to Firefox 4 Coming Tomorrow?

  1. wilberfan Mar/21 at 12:01 pm #

    Just in time to score two-thirds lower on the Peacekeeper benchmarking site than the latest Chromium and Opera…

    Don’t get me wrong, I LIKE Firefox–been using it for years–but I use it a lot less than Chromium these days…

  2. gardner monk Mar/21 at 7:29 pm #

    No big deal.

    The reason most of us use FF, to begin with, are the addons.

    When I installed v4 most of my addons weren’t available. So my response is . . . whatever.

  3. Zak Mar/23 at 12:45 am #

    Yeah, I will be sticking with FF3 too until the add-ons I want get supported. Every other browser is practically better than FF out of the box these days anyway. The gecko rendering engine is getting worse and worse.

  4. kay Mar/24 at 2:23 am #

    Loved FF until the new one down load.I want my old ff back.Can’t use tool bars and having a lot of trouble with this one. HELP