Firefox 8 beta now available for download

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#1

Firefox 8 beta now available for download.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/11/xAAYm.jpg[/newsimage]Mozilla knows it caters to some pretty hardcore fans. Folks who want the latest Firefox browser before it's officially launched - bugs and glitches be damned. Keeping with tradition, the company has posted an early version of Firefox 8 ahead of its official November 8 release.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/firefox-8-beta-now-available-for-download-54206/](http://www.myce.com/news/firefox-8-beta-now-available-for-download-54206/)


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#2

Not sure why the thread is titled Firefox 8 Beta is now available to be downloaded.

Its been available on beta for a good few months now - with firefox as soon as the previous version goes official the next version switches from Nightly Alpha to Beta.

Firefox 8 Final is now available should have been the correct title.

I just wish the Final x64 version would be released too.


#3

[QUOTE=Justin_Massoud;2610758]Firefox 8 beta now available for download.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/11/xAAYm.jpg[/newsimage]Mozilla knows it caters to some pretty hardcore fans. Folks who want the latest Firefox browser before it's officially launched - bugs and glitches be damned. Keeping with tradition, the company has posted an early version of Firefox 8 ahead of its official November 8 release.


Read the full article here: http://www.myce.com/news/firefox-8-beta-now-available-for-download-54206/


Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.[/QUOTE]

And the downside is your plugins will not work…so anyone wanting to FF8 final should check with their installed plugins to make sure it works before making the jump. Plugins not working is a sure fast way to kill the browsing experiences… :Z


#4

[QUOTE=coolcolors;2610823]And the downside is your plugins will not work…so anyone wanting to FF8 final should check with their installed plugins to make sure it works before making the jump. Plugins not working is a sure fast way to kill the browsing experiences… :Z[/QUOTE]

:iagree:


#5

These days with the major changes in versions there are few plugins that doesn’t work compared to the old days IMHO.

Seems to be working better now when they release new versions so often.


#6

I upgraded to FF8 last night. I have about 20 addons.

not one of them were incompatible.


#7

Yah the plugins thing is a non-issue. In the plugin file they can put max version to run on. When firefox change the numbering system, it cause some issues with people who coded them as max version 5.xx or something like that. Now that they know firefox is pumping out the version numbers, they can just set the maxversion higher. It’s not like the updates to firefox are actually breaking the plugins.

I too would like to see a 64 bit version though.


#8

[QUOTE=Zod;2610834]Yah the plugins thing is a non-issue. In the plugin file they can put max version to run on. When firefox change the numbering system, it cause some issues with people who coded them as max version 5.xx or something like that. Now that they know firefox is pumping out the version numbers, they can just set the maxversion higher. It’s not like the updates to firefox are actually breaking the plugins.

I too would like to see a 64 bit version though.[/QUOTE]

Not sure where your usage experiences come from but plugins only work when the programmers get to test their plugins to work with FF and if the FF changes the programming plugins have to play catchup to work. So saying non-issue is quite disingenuous to all users of plugins. No plugin is 100% working if the plugin programmers don’t test to see if it work in new browser that is why plugin break. That is a fact what worked in previous browser will not work in a new browser especially when the browser programming has been changed or updated. We need to know not everyone uses plugins but those that do will experience plugins breaks if the browser changes programming enough that will require a reprogramming of the plugin to work. That is why FF has the updated addons option on there otherwise why would they even have that feature???


#9

[QUOTE=Zod;2610834]

I too would like to see a 64 bit version though.[/QUOTE]

You do know a little searching does pull up a X64 mozilla that FF has released and a newer version they are programming???