I am running with Firefox 3.0 beta 4 since it is available (so since 2 weeks) and the progress made concerning memory management are so huge that you cannot start using it NOW, especially if you are always keeping Firefox open for hours or days. I am now able to say that Firefox is on par with my other favorite browser Opera 9.5, speed and rendering time are very close. I still prefer Opera through as I always keep 25 tabs open.
It is time now for me to test the Beta 5!
Firefox 3 Beta 5 is available in 45 languages as a public preview release intended for developer testing and community feedback. It includes new features as well as dramatic improvements to performance, memory usage and speed. You can download it HERE
Why You should not use Firefox 3.0 Beta?
- If you can not live without your favorite extension, note that Google toolbar is not compatible, but web developer is.
- You can not start the old Firefox 2.x.x and the new Firefox 3.x at the same time, bookmark is shared
For all developer out there reading my blog, I recommend You to read what the Firefox team has done to track down all memory leaks and reduce memory usage, this article is worth reading!
Download Firefox Beta5 NOW: