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Old 07-05-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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I know it's been out for a while, but what are your thoughs ?
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:27 PM   #2
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what is this Firtefox you speak of? ;p

all kidding aside, I've been using 3.5 back when it was still called 3.1. I like it because it renders webpages a bit better than before (according to acid3 at least). I haven't really been able to test out/use the <audio> and <video> tags though.
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:31 PM   #3
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what is this Firtefox you speak of? ;p

all kidding aside, I've been using 3.5 back when it was still called 3.1. I like it because it renders webpages a bit better than before (according to acid3 at least). I haven't really been able to test out/use the <audio> and <video> tags though.
Damnit ! Typo in this title, and another one in my CSI thread, arrggg ! Makes me look like I'm drunk. Well, I was yesterday, but not now...
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Old 07-05-2009, 07:09 PM   #4
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I decided to be nice and fix it for you. ;p
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:40 PM   #5
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I'm using the version out of the Ubuntu repositories on Jaunty right now. Unfortunately, there are a few areas where it seems the maintainers are a bit sloppy.

#1 - I'm only using this because I enabled proposed-updates and picked through the updates, looking for the three packages I needed to upgrade to get Firefox 3.5 installed. Given how low-risk moving from Firefox 3.5b4 to the final release is, it should be approved for universe pretty quickly. As of now, two days and counting...

#2 - While this is definitely Firefox 3.5, it actually calls itself Shiretoko and the menu entry still says 'Preview Browser'. Maybe this will be fixed when it actually hits universe.

#3 - It seems no one thought to update the Ubuntu Firefox Modifications, not even in Karmic. The upshot being that they're still marked as incompatible with Firefox 3.5.

The browser itself seems great, but the handling of it in Ubuntu isn't exactly smooth.
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I hope Redshift updates soon...
Other than that it's a great browser.
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