Wednesday, December 16, 2009

FireFox 3.7 Alpha Minefield

On my windows laptop machine, I have been trying a beta version of Firefox.  I have ran this program for several weeks now and it seems stable, but even if it errors out I don't care because it is really fast compared to the 3.5 version of the program.

Firefox is allowing us to use their beta version as testers, so they can monitor how much trouble we get into.  The second that you find an error, the program locks and sends the problem to Mozilla.  As testers we don't have a problem with that, because we get to use the new beta version before it is released.  Right?  Did I mention it is fast?

They are so sure of the program that they have provocatively named it "Minefield."  So when it blows up you can't say you weren't warned.  They say there is a minefield 4.0, but I haven't been able to download that yet.  Perhaps with good reason.

This program does not write over your old firefox version but rather loads as a separate instance of the program.  Since it is called minefield, your computer is not aware that they are much the same software.  The way I understand it, the basic engine of the browser is a much newer version, with the skin of the program remaining all but the same.

So if you feel like you want to play this game, you can down load the software   link  and install it.

Because this is a constantly changing working copy of the project, you will be updated almost every day from Mozilla.  When you start the program, it will check for its updates and install the very latest as you begin.  Nothing like knowing you are right out there on the cutting edge!

Have fun!

Retired Rod

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting, Rod. I wish I had the nerve to try it, but I'm still getting used to the Mac. Also, connectivity here in coastal Georgia can be sporadic sometimes, so I don't need another problem to work out. But I will jump on it as soon as the finished version is released.


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