Firefox 4.0

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Firefox 4.0

Postby mapleleaf » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:33 pm

FF 4.0 (final) was released earlier this morning.

If you haven't already d/l it then here is a link for you

http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla ... %204.0.exe

IMHO, the release is premature due to the number of unsolved bugs BUT due to market pressure Mozilla had to release FF 4.0 and particularly with the Gecko2 rendering engine with the flash player and CSS transformations.

I have already switched over to developing my web site with FF4.0 and currently working on my 3D video by combining the flash-mode and html5-mode into one aspect rather than separating them. That is to say html5-mode with a fallback to flash-mode.

This would then allow FF user still on 3.6 and user of FF 4.0 to view the 3D video cube.

The video in the html5-mode does appear to be much better than that of the flash-mode most likely due to the CSS transformation used which apparently causes a slight interference/aberration with the flash player.


mapleleaf

Update:

here is an interesting link for those interested

http://glow.mozilla.org/

Some interesting info, IMHO

Firefox 4 Hits the Ground Running and Eclipses Internet Explorer 9
Boston, USA & Dublin, Ireland; Wednesday, 23rd March 2011, 2011: Mozilla Firefox 4, which was launched yesterday (Tuesday 22nd March), has already taken 1.95% of the worldwide Internet browser market according to StatCounter, the free website analytics company. The firm's research arm StatCounter Global Stats reports that on the first day of its release Firefox 4 scored higher globally than Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 9 which was launched more than a week ago.*

"Firefox 4 has really hit the ground running and has eclipsed the launch of IE 9," commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. "Although IE 9 has undoubtedly been hampered by its lack of compatibility with Windows XP." By yesterday IE 9 had taken just 0.87% of the worldwide market.

When all versions of each browser are taken in to account, Internet Explorer still leads the global market with 45% followed by Firefox with 30% and Chrome with 17%. In the US, IE (all versions combined) leads the market with 48% followed by Firefox on 26% and Chrome on 14%.

On a monthly basis, StatCounter figures show a steady decline in the IE global market share from 55% in February last year to 45% this year. In the same time frame Google's Chrome has risen steadily from 7% worldwide to 17%.



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