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Firefox 3.7 Beats IE, Chrome and Opera

Let us end this week with one more win in the Firefox column.

Browser Comparison

Over at Download Squad, they have been doing some really interesting browser testing.  In a 4-way HTML5 speed test, Firefox 3.7 beat Internet Explorer 9, Opera and Chrome.  The Video really speaks for itself, but if you want to learn more – be sure to check out this post over at DownloadSquad.com.

Firefox Movie Remake

Did you know there was a Firefox movie?  Yes, there was – it was about jets and Clint Eastwood.  What I want to know is when will we see a modern day remake about Mozilla?

I know I’d pay good money to see it.  Maybe insert some covert Google Chrome or Microsoft spies into the mix?  We have next summer’s blockbuster in the making.

Firefox 3 Solves the Memory Problems?

This is a ‘bit of news that might have been missed by some. It looks like Firefox 3 continues to gain praise for having a significant reduction in the amount of memory it uses over Firefox 2.

Over at Ars Technica this is what they are saying:

During intensive browsing with approximately 50 tabs, I have found that Firefox 3 generally consumes less than half of the memory used by Firefox 2.0.0.12. Firefox 3 is also snappier and more responsive when switching between tabs and performing other operations that typically lag in Firefox 2.0.0.12 when the browser is experiencing heavy load.

This is great news for any Firefox fans out there. Over the recent years the memory problems seem to be the big sticking point for a lot of people. Has this mountain of an issue finally been solved?

+ Firefox 3 Goes on a Diet, Eats Less Memory than IE and Opera

Firefox 2 RSS vs IE RSS

Here is a nice comparison between Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer’s RSS functions.

In general, we felt that RSS reader was a very personal choice to be made by the user, and that we did not want to compete with existing RSS readers that exist, which are very competent in a variety of ways. Rather, we wanted to allow users to easily subscribe to feeds using their favorite reader.

The UI presented is not intended to be one for consuming the content, but rather previewing the content before subscription (since many feeds have non-descriptive titles). I think this is where the confusion arises, because the presentation is similar to Safari’s and IEs and so people may expect reading functionality.

Personally I kind of like what Microsoft is doing more right now – but I have a feeling that by the time Firefox 3 rolls around, they should be beating them hand over fist.

Firefox Market Share Myth

You mean it is all just a myth made up to protect us from the government’s lies about our browsing experience? OK, maybe I am a little off base here.

One of the persistent pieces of “common knowledge” out there is the idea that Firefox is slowly grinding Internet Explorer into the ground. Along with this “common knowledge” is the assumption by some Web developers that since the Firefox Revolution is nigh, there is no real reason to take Internet Explorer into consideration. Sadly for the Firefox fans out there, this simply is not true.

+ Learn More About the Firefox Market Share Myth!

Bill Gates on Firefox

In an article I mostly skimmed over because it was mostly filled with Microsoft pats on the back, I did run across an intresting nugget of information.

Bill Gates is one of the people with Firefox on his computer, so I asked him for his opinion.

“I played around with it a bit, but it’s just another browser, and IE [Microsoft’s Internet Explorer] is better,” Mr Gates told me, and challenged my assertion that Firefox’s ‘market share’ is growing rapidly.

“So much software gets downloaded all the time, but do people actually use it?” he argued.

Yes, Mr. Gates people do actually use it.

Firefox Gains, IE Loses

This is some good news for anybody who is a fan of Firefox.

Mozilla’s Firefox gained half a percentage point in market share at the expense of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer during August, continuing the steady climb of the open-source browser, a Web metrics firm said.

Firefox now owns 11.8 percent of the global browser market share, said Net Applications, a jump of .5 percent from July’s 11.3 percent. Internet Explorer, meanwhile, now accounts for 83 percent of browsers used to surf the Web; that’s down from July’s 83.5 percent.

[Read More About Firefox’s Gains!]

How To Make Firefox Look Like IE

Now I don’t know why you would want to do it, but it is possible.

We all know someone that is just a little too comfortable with that blue “e” but maybe there is something we can do about it. People love to use themes for Firefox and you will be able to use them to make it look like an entirely different browser. You can tell from the screenshots just how realistic it looks in both the Luna theme and the Classic Windows theme. I know plenty of people that would not be able to tell a difference.

Maybe this is the way you trick those family members that are scared of Firefox into using the better browser?

+ Read More at CyberNet News!

Switch to Firefox!

Need a few good reasons to switch your browser of choice? Well thanks to Switch2Firefox.com you now have a good step by step resource on how to do so.

More people are interested in switching from IE to Alternative Browsers than ever before. See why they made the change and how easy it was. Discover the 101 features that Mozilla offers over IE 6.0. Learn all the great ways browsing the web with Firefox can give you a better digital life. And understand how firefox can make your life easier and your possibilities endless.

+ Learn More About Switching to Firefox!