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There is still some time until the Beta is released. However, at this time, it is basically a patch for Firefox 4 and Mozilla may have a tough time justifying the version upgrade. The company still complains that not enough people are using the developer channels - apparently there are not quite 100,000 users who have signed up so far. Mozilla wants at least 1 to 4 million developer/beta testers for its Firefox browser.
Tom's Guide Source: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/firefox-...ews-11039.html
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So it's like Chrome now, a new version every week...
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So it's like Chrome now, a new version every week...
As has been said for nearly 6 months or so now, I believe?
    
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complaining about not having enough testers ? why should we use buggy insecure software ?
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Mozilla should just slow the <insert swear here> down.
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complaining about not having enough testers ? why should we use buggy insecure software ?
It's not the bugs - it's all of the features that they want to add in that will end up turning Firefox into a jumbo sized turd of bloatware. Firefox 3.6 works fine enough, does everything I want, and though there is some bloat, I have come to accept that, if only because resumed downloads are actually functional, unlike the brokenness that FF2 was in this regard . But I see no reason to go to FF4, I have no need for "enhanced social networking experiences", and if I want "cloud computing", I will use Citrix which does it right and is heavy duty, rather some weak HTML monstrosity of bloat and bugs...
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complaining about not having enough testers ? why should we use buggy insecure software ?
The point of testers is to PREVENT "buggy insecure software," dude.
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It's not the bugs - it's all of the features that they want to add in that will end up turning Firefox into a jumbo sized turd of bloatware. Firefox 3.6 works fine enough, does everything I want, and though there is some bloat, I have come to accept that, if only because resumed downloads are actually functional, unlike the brokenness that FF2 was in this regard . But I see no reason to go to FF4, I have no need for "enhanced social networking experiences", and if I want "cloud computing", I will use Citrix which does it right and is heavy duty, rather some weak HTML monstrosity of bloat and bugs...
>intentionally using outdated software

Let me guess; you use Windows XP?
    
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complaining about not having enough testers ? why should we use buggy insecure software ?
Buggy...Maybe, that's why they want testers.
Insecure...No? It's not MS we're talking about here, how could it be more insecure than FF4 when its based off FF4...And how many people here use Chrome beta or dev? This is the same thing.

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Mozilla should just slow the <insert swear here> down.
Blame Google for doing the exact same thing, it's no different than when Slackware jumped a few release numbers to seem as mature as the other distros out at the time.

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It's not the bugs - it's all of the features that they want to add in that will end up turning Firefox into a jumbo sized turd of bloatware. Firefox 3.6 works fine enough, does everything I want, and though there is some bloat, I have come to accept that, if only because resumed downloads are actually functional, unlike the brokenness that FF2 was in this regard . But I see no reason to go to FF4, I have no need for "enhanced social networking experiences", and if I want "cloud computing", I will use Citrix which does it right and is heavy duty, rather some weak HTML monstrosity of bloat and bugs...
FF4 feels a lot less bloated than stock FF3.6 to me, I couldn't stand stock FF3.6 after I used Chrome and Pale Moon.
    
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