The new Firefox is lightning quick

October 8, 2006

Just read Scoble saying that the new Firefox, currently at RC 2 is quick. He’s right, just downloaded it then, I’ve immediately noticed the different.

Also a tip for Firefox users, if you haven’t downloaded it yet, get DownThemAll.

From their page:

“DownThemAll is all you can desire from a download manager: it features an advanced accelerator that increases speed up to 400%, it allows you to pause and resume downloads at any time and, last but not least, it’s fully integrated into your favorite browser!”

I’ve actually had it installed for a while but wasn’t using it for my downloads. I started about 2 weeks ago…downloads are just that much quicker. For example, the download of FF RC2 which was about 5.8mb downloaded on my 2mb cable connection in about 7-8 seconds at an average of 200kb/s…incredibly quick compared to the standard FF download feature…indeed, it looks like the Mozilla team hasn’t done a thing in the new version to improve this feature of Firefox either, which is a shame,anyhow: DownThemAll is highly recommended.

 

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2 responses to The new Firefox is lightning quick

  1. I am just trying out the new release of IE7, and find it interesting all the debate about this release versus the Firefox download. One of the most interesting aspects of the IE vs. Firefox battle is the development of the ecosystem of extensions or add-ons. It?ɬ¢?¢‚Äö¬¨?¢‚Äû¬¢s not just about bugs and features. Right now Firefox had a great advantage in this space but you can see Microsoft trying to catch up.
    I noticed an interesting extension called Trailfire, set up as a recommended download for IE7. See link:

    http://www.ieaddons.com/SearchResults.aspx?keywords=trailfire

    I think the ecosystem for Firefox and IE will decide who wins this battle. What do you think?

  2. TraceMonkey is a new Firefox feature that converts slow JavaScript into super-speedy x86 codes.