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Old 12-26-2006, 08:06 PM   #1
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Question Firefox 2.0.. Is it good?


hey to everyone-
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I have mozilla firefox as browser and was thinking about installing firefox 2.0
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Does anyone use it, and can anyone tell me of any problems they might have experienced with it. I'm just trying to make a decision wether I should use it or not.
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:20 PM   #2
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2.0 fixed quite a few security bugs and tends to run much faster than the 1.5 branch, as a matter of fact Mozilla recently released a bug fix for 2.0.

So if you can I would definitely suggest installing it.
 
Old 12-26-2006, 09:42 PM   #3
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Firefox 2.x performs a lot better than 1.x for me. The memory leaks seem to be getting some attention and there aren't much of an issue in 2.x (unless of course you use lots of extensions).
 
Old 12-26-2006, 09:57 PM   #4
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I haven't installed 2.0 into my Linux OS yet, but from my experience with the 'other guys' OS, I recommend upgrading to 2.0. It works equally well and better in all areas. One thing worth mentioning is that at first, most of my extensions and ALL of my themes were labelled as 'Not Compatible with FF 2.0' upon installation. Within about 3 or 4 days however, Firefox took care of the situation on its own using it's built-in auto-check-for-updates function. Finally about 90% of all my extensions and stuff were updated and functioning well (and I use a lot of them). This may have been due to that fact that I first downloaded 2.0 slightly before the official release, and so newly developed extensions may have not been quite online yet.
The short answer: use 2.0
 
Old 12-27-2006, 01:50 AM   #5
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Does anyone use it
Heh I'm sure there is at least one person using it. (Take me for example)

I'm using Fi.. um.. IceWeasel [FireFox 2.0] with Debian Unstable and have, so far, not experienced any problems.
 
Old 12-27-2006, 02:50 AM   #6
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Been using it here for awhile, and it gets the general thumbs up. The only thing I didn't much care for was the phishing/blocklist stuff, but I suppose I can turn that off in about:config. I've got really limited bandwidth, and when I start FF, I have to sit and let it do its thing while it downloads the latest blocklists, because this maxxes out the available bandwidth. It seems to average 3-5 minutes, give or take, which translates into starting the browser before I know I'll need it. After that, it's OK. If you're on DSL or cable or something, you probably won't even notice it.

Start FF and pay attention to where it connects and what it downloads. On something like Windowz that gets eaten alive by malware, it's probably a great idea, but on linux, for me, it's overkill.
 
Old 12-27-2006, 01:22 PM   #7
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thanks for the input everyone
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I've installed ff2.0.1 with no problems so far...
but I haven't noticed anything different happening. My browser still looks the same.

QUERY:

How do I get the ff icon with the fox on it to my desktop to open up my browser??

btw- I'm running MANDRIVA-2006.
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:49 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by jayjwa
Start FF and pay attention to where it connects and what it downloads. On something like Windowz that gets eaten alive by malware, it's probably a great idea, but on linux, for me, it's overkill.
I've never known any Firefor version to "download" anything by itself, other than updates. However, as far as it connecting to places behind one's back, it has been known to happen. I had Kaskersky Anti-Hacker installed on Windblowzz, and it allowed me to see every port and connection used by every application running on the system (and trace or disconnect or whatever), and I discovered FF had some connections established in the background from the moment I opened it till the moment I closed it. No traffic, just connections, usually to 'www.AAAscreensavers.com or similar..
The solution, for those in need of one, is to use a similar port/conection viewer like Kaspersky Anti-Hacker, note the HTTP address or IP address of the offending connection, and add it to the HOSTS file (On Win XP, I think it is at
/Windows/System32/Drivers/Etc/HOSTS)
From this point on, if that connection is attempted by anything, it will simply be redirected to your Loopback address (127.0.0.1).
A hint is to make the first line of the HOSTS file into something you recognize, for xample:

127.0.0.1 John's HOSTS file.com

And then, ANY connection in existence which is actively rerouted to the HOSTS file will appear in a connection-viewer as "John's HOSTS file.com" and you can rest assured that there is no actual connection to the web.
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Old 01-22-2007, 09:54 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by >>BLACKHOLE<<
Does anyone use it, and can anyone tell me of any problems they might have experienced with it.
I couldn't keep from laughing at this question.. sorry, with over 100 million downloads, I'm sure someone's used it by now..
 
Old 01-22-2007, 10:39 PM   #10
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To get a desktop icon, for KDE, right click on the desktop, select "create new/link to application", in the window that appears there will be a square to the left of the box you type Firefox in, click the square and scroll down to firefox, in properties of icon put path to firefox folder in command path. For example, if you installed it in /usr/local, the command path should be- /usr/local/firefox/./firefox.

I will now put instructions for installing Firefox 2 for others looking at this thread because these instructions seem to be hard to find, but I found them on Mozzila's site somewhere.

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First, download the latest release to your home directory with your browser or download manager.

bash$ cd ~
bash$ wget http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/.../firefox-<version>.tar.gz


Next, extract the contents with an archiving utility such as Ark or tar.

bash$ tar zxf firefox-<version>.tar.gz


Now you must select the installation directory. If you are the only user, the extracted files could stay where they are, but If this is a multi-user system, the firefox directory must be moved to a publicly accessible location such as /usr/local or /opt.

bash$ su
<password>
bash# mv firefox /usr/local
bash# chown -R root:root /usr/local/firefox


The installation is more or less complete, but it's recommended that the firefox script be available somewhere in your path to avoid the inconvenience of having to enter the full path. This can be accomplished by creating a symbolic link in the relative 'bin' directory.


For the personal installation:

bash$ mkdir bin
bash$ cd bin
bash$ ln -s ../firefox/firefox .


Or the mult-user installation (as root):

bash# cd /usr/local/bin
bash# ln -s ../firefox/firefox .


Many Linux distributions already include /usr/local/bin and ~/bin in their global environment variable path, which can easily be verified by running 'firefox' from the shell or the desktop environment's (run) menu. If execution fails (command not found), you can adjust the path by appending "/usr/local/bin:$HOME/bin" to the existing PATH variable in /etc/profile and/or /etc/bashrc.


You may also need to change permissions for the firefox folder:

chmod -R a+x /usr/local/firefox

Last edited by Junior Hacker; 01-22-2007 at 10:43 PM.
 
  


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