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Wow it's fast... and I'm using my pre-existing profile, so all my old junk is loaded.
New windows pop up instantly.
Scrolling is very smooth.
And it's now much more Mac, the default theme/window, form elements, etc.

It's really worth a test drive!

And since firefox supports profiles, you can keep ff2.x around if you need to, without ff3b1 screwing up your old settings.
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Oh forgot the link:
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html
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*shrug* Looks about the same to me as the 2.x version, and it's still far slower than Safari 3 on my box.
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Wow it's fast... and I'm using my pre-existing profile, so all my old junk is loaded.
New windows pop up instantly.
Scrolling is very smooth.
And it's now much more Mac, the default theme/window, form elements, etc.

It's really worth a test drive!

And since firefox supports profiles, you can keep ff2.x around if you need to, without ff3b1 screwing up your old settings.
Agreed. Beats the heck out of Safari. Much improved and finally passes the Acid2 test. I've yet to encounter a bug in constant usage.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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Doesn't work well for me. It crashed immediately after I first installed it, and takes a few minutes to start up. It also messed with a couple of my settings on FF2. I'll stick with FF2 until FF3 is out of beta.

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Doesn't work well for me. It crashed immediately after I first installed it, and takes a few minutes to start up. It also messed with a couple of my settings on FF2. I'll stick with FF2 until FF3 is out of beta.
Odd, I had no trouble at all. I did move FF2 over to its own folder prior to the install. Did you happen to do the same?

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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I just downloaded it. When I try to open the App it tells me this even when no other browser is open. NICE!
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Did some reading on OS News and some have said it has memory issues and some reported slow downs. I tried it late last night and my iMac G5 pretty much locked. It was running so SLOW I could not even close anything. I had to hold the power button down.

After it came back up I tried again and it seemed fine and did finally pass the Acid II test. Could be something with FF2 installed. I installed it on my external drive and ran it from there. I will try it again today and see what happens.
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