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Ok, I'm going to apologize again. I'm cheating in today's newsletter. I wrote an article for WebProNews that I figured WPW users would want to dissect. It involves the official release of Firefox 4 and my first impressions towards the browser.

I can't post the full article as it's too long, however, I will provide some of the more important parts of it:

While Firefox 4 could be obtained yesterday, today marks the official release of the Firefox 4 (RC) download. For those who are keen towards browser advancements, these past couple of weeks must feel like heaven. We've taken a couple of steps towards the implementation of HTML 5 with the release of Google Chrome 10, Internet Explorer 9, and Firefox 4. Is Mozilla's latest release up to the challenge?

Firefox 4 is fast. I could really leave it at that three word sentence and be done. Instead, I'll dive into a bit more of the details behind the heightened speed. I'm not going to get caught up in comparisons to other browsers. The load times for the three latest versions of Chrome, IE, and Firefox are very close. In fact, depending on where you want to look, each one performed better than the other in certain benchmarks.

Firefox 4 is much more javascript friendly than the previous version. I've it put through the paces on some extremely javascript dense sites, and the difference between 4 and 3.6 is like night and day. I put the browser through my ESPN3.com test. Firefox 4 was like a cheetah in comparison to 3.6, and IE9 wouldn't even load ESPN3. Due to this test, I know which browser will be used at home as I access my most used site.

Another cool feature Mozilla provides which could add to the speed of browser usage is "Mozilla Sync". This allows you to save the data on your browser then transfer it to other computers and mobile devices. It certainly beats the old methods of emailing passwords to yourself, or writing them down.


There are a couple of more additions to Firefox 4 that will take some time before full judgement can be rendered, specifically with the security capabilities added onto this version.

At first use, I can find zero reasons why someone shouldn't use Firefox 4. On the flip side, there's no reason beyond some Firefox add-ons, that I would recommend this browser over Google Chrome. Due to IE9 failing my ESPN3.com test, I'll probably switch off between Firefox and Chrome at home.

How has your experience using Firefox 4 been? Even though it's still early, first impressions mean a lot. What have yours been like?

The ideas presented in the WebProWorld newsletter editor's note do not reflect the thoughts, and ideas of the WebProWorld community.

| JohnnyV |

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