Firefox 4 just works

Following my rant about Internet Explorer 9 this morning I noticed that Firefox 4 had now been released so I decided to update my 3.6 version. The update took less than half the time, there was no disabling of security software or restart required, it checked my add-ons for compatibility and automatically updated those as well. And all the pages I have tried to view display perfectly. A flawless, hassle-free update, just as it should be.

Remind me again why Microsoft is so successful?

Julian Moss, G4ILO, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Cumbria, England. Contact him at [email protected].

6 Responses to “Firefox 4 just works”

  • Matt W1MST:

    Wow, Julian. You’re lucky. The minute I installed FF4, my browser started crashing about every 15 minutes. So many times, in fact, that I started having second thoughts and pondered switching back to 3.6.

    Maybe it’s a add-on compatibility problem?

    Have you used Firefox for Android? It’s not of the same caliber as FF for the PC/Mac. I’ve taken to using the Dolphin HD browser on my mobile and have been pretty happy.

  • Jim N2EXH:

    They have become the IBM of whom they used to make fun, only not as good.

  • n2kze:

    [email protected] just did the upgrade and had to upgrade a login program I was using.there were 3 other issues only one of which I need to look into. The new program seems to move much faster as promised.

  • Rich k2tft:

    4 is GR8! All other versions leading up to it were also. I think folks are just afraid to try any non microsoft stuff. Win7 runs this gizmo but all my other programs are NON….

  • Kyle N4NS:

    You guys realize that IE9 is ONLY for Vista and Win7……right?

  • Jon W4JRK:

    I could not agree more. I updated Firefox yesterday and it was as easy as described. It updated my Ham Info Bar in no time and everything works well. I like Firefax better as its not as much of a memory hog as IE!

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