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Firefox 4 – Version Switches and News

Firefox 4 is Coming Soon!

Firefox 3.7 will soon become Firefox 4.  Now to help make some sense of this, let me break it down.  Right now the latest version of Firefox is 3.6.2.  Once Firefox 3.6.4 has been released, then Mozilla’s main development will switch to Firefox 4.  Everything that has been Firefox 3.7 since then will now be re-numbered to Firefox 4.

So right now, other than a new interface – what does Firefox 4 bring to the table?

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Are You As Fast as Firefox 3.5?

Fastest Firefox Ever! As a part of a new marketing campaign, the fine people at Mozilla want to know how fast are you?  They are asking for anybody and everybody to start sending them a video of your speediest skill, no matter what it might be.

How do you participate?  Here are the details from Mozilla:

It’s easy to participate in Fastest Firefox. Pick your talent (knitting, flipping burgers, brushing your teeth, whatever!) and make a video doing your thing—FAST! Follow the steps below and update before 6-21-09.

  1. Make a 30-second video (home-movie style is perfect) of your fastest talent.
  2. Click the button below to upload your video.
  3. We’ll compile as many of your clips as possible into a single community video, so check after the Firefox 3.5 launch to see if yours made it!

Firefox 3.5 is two times faster than 3.0. And ten times faster than 2.0, or so they report via this new web site where you can learn about this speed run challenge. 

Firefox Does Not Go Any Faster

I feel somewhat vindicated today. Why? Well after reading this post over at Windows Skills, I feel like the world makes a little more sense. I had never noticed any difference when installing these extensions or programs that were suppose to make Firefox faster. Turns out they might not do a thing.

There are many articles and tools which promise to increase your browsing speed. Well, I usually don’t like spending too much time on this but today I decided to try a small tool and show you the results. I’m sure the guys at TotalIdea did a good job looking for ways to improve our browsing speed if we use their freeware application so I didn’t spend more time looking for something else.

Read things over for yourself, leave your comments and let me know what you have to say on the subject. Can you really get Firefox to go any faster that it already does?