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On this subject (5, Interesting)

NoGuffCheck (746638) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773648)

Have they released any info on new signups as a result of the Firefox 1.0 NY Times Advert?

IDN Problems Fixed? (5, Informative)

michaelhood (667393) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773650)

From changelog: International Domain Names are now displayed as punycode [wikipedia.org] .

(wiki linkage mine).

Re:IDN Problems Fixed? (-1)

thedustbustr (848311) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773676)

Spoofing concerns


Because Punycode allows websites to use full Unicode names, IDNA could leave their users open to phishing attacks. IDNA makes it possible to create a spoofed web site that looks exactly like another, including domain name and security certificate, but in fact is controlled by someone attempting to steal private information. See Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications for more.

Wow, what a fix.

Re:IDN Problems Fixed? (3, Informative)

michaelhood (667393) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773729)

Did you even read the wiki?

The encoding is applied separately to each component of a domain name which is not representable solely within the ASCII character set, and a reserved prefix 'xn--' is added to the translated Punycode string. For example, bücher becomes bcher-kva in Punycode, and therefore the domain name bücher.ch would be represented as xn--bcher-kva.ch in IDNA.

Compare an ASCII 'punycoded' URL http://xn--tdali-d8a8w.lv/ (http://xn--tdali-d8a8w.lv/) (working) and its full Unicode counterpart that does include Latvian characters with appropriate diacritics: http://tûdaliò.lv (http://t%C5%ABdali%C5%86.lv) punycoded URLs are prefixed with xn-, and look like nonsense to those of us looking at Latin character sets. Look at the difference between those two sample URLs. Which one is easier to train to identify? Do you have a suggestion for a better solution to IDN spoofing concerns?

Re:IDN Problems Fixed? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773758)

Yes, I have a solution: all browser developers, give up on the silly idea of having non-ASCII domains. Kill this feature!

"Wow, what a fix." (2, Insightful)

game kid (805301) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773730)

I guess the parent means the code itself is displayed as opposed to the punycode results. It's tougher to spoof letters with Unicode when the punycode source is displayed instead. (...right?)

Mirrors (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773652)

If the downloads for Firefox become overloaded today/tomorrow, Coral cache mirrors:

http://download.mozilla.org.nyud.net:8090/?product =firefox-1.0.1&os=win&lang=en-US [nyud.net] Windows
http://download.mozilla.org.nyud.net:8090/?product =firefox-1.0.1&os=linux&lang=en-US [nyud.net] Linux

no mac link? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773677)

damn haters.

Re:no mac link? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773682)

Post it yourself, bastard.

Re:Mirrors (5, Insightful)

iethree (666892) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773707)

it would me much more convenient (and probably less bandwidth-intensive) if they allowed us to update Firefox through the built-in update feature.
At least Micro$oft doesnt make you totally re-download IE everytime they patch it.

Re:Mirrors (1)

taylortbb (759869) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773801)

They do, Go to:

Linux:
Edit\Preferences\Advanced\Check Now

Windows:
Tools\Options\Advanced\Check Now

(The check now buttons say for updates beside them)

Re:Mirrors (4, Insightful)

PReDiToR (687141) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773828)

I did that, I found that Session Saver and Foxy tunes have updates available, but Firefox doesn't.

I guess they haven't put the updates on the server yet?

Screw it, I downloaded the whole thing and it took 20 seconds. I closed FF, Zipped up ProgFiles\MozFF and DocSet\User\AppDat\Moz, installed FF 1.0.1 and loaded it up.

Took less thAn 2 minutes to do all that, I'm updated and no extensions broke.

Pretty cool. Didn't even need a fricken reboot like IE would have.

first post (-1, Redundant)

asa (33102) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773653)

first post

--Asa

Re:first post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773679)

Not.

GNAA HONORS GREAT NEGROS (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773658)

The GNAA (Great Negro Association of America) would like to commemorate Black History Month by honoring great Negros in history. We would like to commemorate Malcolm X [wikipedia.org] , an excellent example of the great negro. Malcolm X stood up for what he believed, and so does the ECFA.

About GNAA: The GNAA is slashdot's oldest and most famous mass-troll group. The current ECFA/GNAA combined organization (called "ECFA") is the result of the 2004 merger of the ECFA and the GNAA. The ECFA (Euthanasia for Canis Familiaris Association) serves as sole holder of the GNAA trademark, copyrights, and all other legal ownership. In Q1 2005, ECFA announced that the acronym GNAA now stands for Great Negro Association of America. Note that the ECFA is based solely in the United States. The future of the international GNAA is uncertain, and it will likely cease operations altogether. Please note that the United States ECFA takes memberships from all over the world. The combined organization is committed both to celebrating black history and to the improvement of our society through eliminating overpopulation of animals to improve their lives and the lives of humans.

About ECFA: The ECFA (Euthanasia for Canis Familiaris Association) is an organization committed to improving our society, leaving it better than we found it. We use the Slashdot trolling capabilities of the GNAA to spread our message of improvement.

Do you want to Commemorate great negros [wikipedia.org] ?
Are you sick of overpopulation of household pets [wikipedia.org] ?
Are you willing to take radical measures [aapn.org] to keep these pests at bay?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions, the ECFA(Euthanasia for Canis Familiaris Association)/GNAA is for you!

You can work toward the noble of goal of INCREASING OUR SUPPLY OF O2! OVERPOPULATION of DOGS is RAPANT in this country. Did you know that DOGS turn BENEFICIAL O2 into CO2 simply to gain their energy to bark, drool, and howl? They ACTUALLY BURN OUR OXYGEN SUPPLY WITHOUT PRODUCING ANY BENEFIT!!! One dog easily waste the Oxygen output of ten mature trees!

This country has MANY UNWANTED, ABANDONED DOGS that WE ARE PAYING MONEY TO KEEP ALIVE. We are FEEDING them our food supply while making the homeless STARVE! Are you TIRED of having your TAXES increased? Humane Societies cost our country over $100 million annually. By using a Dog Killing Gadget, a dog can be turned into beneficial food, helping us all. We let children go hungry yet feed our **UNWANTED** dogs like royalty.

We hunt deer when they become overpopulated. Why should dogs be any different? We don't have deer pounds to send 'homeless' deer to. Yet for most people, dogs are personified to the extreme. We advocate treating dogs like the animals they are.

We are also temporarily supporting Great Negros to please our former GNAA members and to keep our distribution channels open. We have been and always will be committed to the eradication of dogs. The takeover was all for the trolling channels, never for the content.

WANT TO SUPPORT ECFA (Euthanasia for Canis Familiaris Association)? Simply participate in our propaganda campaign to exterminate dogs. You can become a member of our slashdot trolling team, our usenet trolling team, or you can be a member of our local campaigning - by simply handing out brocures or posting signs outside humaine socities. If you have MOD POINTS, alternatively you can moderate this post UP to support our cause.

Important Note: The ECFA has recently "connected" with the GNAA to form one ECFA. Stay connected. Please note that since we are moving to a larger demographic (the untold scores of people who deal with dog messes, noises, and annoyances daily), most of the current GNAA content is offline. In fact, we're pulling all of it except the "early post", which is now a ECFA-style "early post". The traditional GNAA "early post" will continue to be posted on all SCO stories, as insisted by upper GNAA management and its core team of fans. The illicit images and language will not be a part of the new combined organiztion. We do not condone any sexual lifestyle or race.

==Brought to you by the GNAA Trolling Group, now a division of ECFA.

/. rendering (0)

damiam (409504) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773660)

I believe this also contains the fix for the various Slashdot rendering bugs. Can someone confirm this?

Re:/. rendering (2, Informative)

vurg (639307) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773675)

Nope, the center column still goes off to the left.

Re:/. rendering (4, Informative)

damiam (409504) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773697)

Oops. On further exploration, I see that it's fixed in the trunk, and the fix will be included in the 1.1 release (I guess must have misread that to say 1.0.1). In the meantime, there's always the SlashFix [hardgrok.org] extension.

Re:/. rendering (5, Funny)

bunratty (545641) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773684)

Firefox 1.0.1 is supposed to have only security and stability fixes. Unless an unstable engineer feels insecure about Slashdot fans complaining about the Slashdot bug, I don't think it'll be fixed until Firefox 1.1.

Re:/. rendering (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773685)

No slashdot fix here, boys and girls.

This is 1.0.1, not 1.1 -- get your binary straight.

seems like only yesterday (-1, Troll)

caryw (131578) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773662)

Seems like a blink of the eye since 1.0.
They removed default compatibility for international domain names. I wonder how much of an impact this will have on foreign adoption of Firefox over IE.
- Cary
--Fairfax Underground [fairfaxunderground.com] : Where Fairfax County comes out to play

Re:seems like only yesterday (2, Informative)

michaelhood (667393) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773689)

Hello FUD.

From changelog:
International Domain Names are now displayed as punycode. To show International Domain Names in Unicode, set the "network.IDN_show_punycode" preference to false.

It's just no longer the default, which is what most have been crying for, right? Better security by default so our less web-savvy family and friends don't get owned online?

Re:seems like only yesterday (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773705)

IE doesn't use IDN, except in some places like Japan, and now they're vulnerable to phishing scams.

Re:seems like only yesterday (4, Informative)

jdkincad (576359) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773739)

They removed default compatibility for international domain names. I wonder how much of an impact this will have on foreign adoption of Firefox over IE

None. IIRC they just turned off IDN support, and did not remove it. If someone needs it, the can turn it back on.

IE has no IDN support without third party software, so Firefox is still a better choice if you need IDN support.

Re:seems like only yesterday (4, Informative)

jeffg (2966) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773745)

They removed default compatibility for international domain names.

Your statement is misleading.

Support for IDNs is still present, it's just that after inputting a URL using an IDN domain name like http://www.göögle.com/, it is displayed as the punycore representation in the address bar: http://www.xn-ggle-5qaa.com/

The merits of this work around are certainly up for debate (hint: the debate started years ago).

I wonder how much of an impact this will have on foreign adoption of Firefox over IE.
Seeing as no currently shipping version of Microsoft Internet Explorer supports IDNs... you can probably stop wondering. :)

Hooray! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773666)

Hooray!

How do I automatically kill history in Firefox? (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773667)

Let's say someone is finished browsing pr0n for the night and wants to clear the cache, history and cookies automatically on browser exit. Is this possible with Firefox via a setting or script?

Yeeehaaa (but...) (4, Insightful)

A_Non_Moose (413034) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773669)

from tfa:

You can now make links opened by other applications open into a new tab, reuse an existing tab, or open a new window.

Does it play well with Tabbrowser extension?

Usually any app that does this kills off my saved session. (grrrr).

Here's hoping.

And, isn't msi support supposed to be available?
(if it is there I did not see it)

Re:Yeeehaaa (but...) (1)

athakur999 (44340) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773761)

1.0 already has this feature about how to handle incoming links from other applications. Is there something improved about it in 1.0.1?

Following the trend... (1)

wot.narg (829093) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773672)

Yes, if we follow the trend of every release above 1.0 getting 25,000,000 downloads, soon, we shall take over the world!

[Yes, I realise that is totally misleading statistics :P)

How does this get posted instead of... (2, Funny)

astyanax (8365) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773673)

the breaking news about Mandrake acquiring Connectiva??

Re:How does this get posted instead of... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773709)

Scroll down, idiot.

Re:How does this get posted instead of... (1)

dhakbar (783117) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773798)

The other 2 replies fail to see the humor in your post, but I did.

Pat yourself on the back, buddy.

Ah, so this software does have vulnerabilities too (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773678)

And everyone praising the software, just to find out that

a) there are vulnerabilities out there
b) there's no patch - full install!

Give me Internet Explorer any day...

Re:Ah, so this software does have vulnerabilities (0, Flamebait)

Jedbro (27646) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773773)

Oh yeah, so you are saying I could either
1) Download a 10 to 20 meg patch for IE... or
2) Download a 4.5meg Firefox release and have a faster, better, secure, more complaint browser...

Damn that is a tough choice.

What's new in 1.0.1 (0, Redundant)

IO ERROR (128968) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773681)

  • Improved stability
  • International Domain Names are now displayed as punycode.

    To show International Domain Names in Unicode, set the "network.IDN_show_punycode" preference to false.

  • Several security fixes.

Does this fix some new types of pop-ups? (0, Offtopic)

stroustrup (712004) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773686)

Example: Click on any news story at www.rediff.com [rediff.com] and it throws a pop up even in firefox.

Re:Does this fix some new types of pop-ups? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773710)

Running 1.0.1 now, "Firefox has blocked popups..."

So yes?

Re:Does this fix some new types of pop-ups? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773717)

No it doesn't.

Firefox 1.0 here.

Re:Does this fix some new types of pop-ups? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773723)

Just upgraded and I didn't get any popups. Hope it's fixed because I've received popups on some sites as well.

Re:Does this fix some new types of pop-ups? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773725)

Apple Safari blocks that.

Re:Does this fix some new types of pop-ups? (1)

Mad Merlin (837387) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773749)

> Example: Click on any news story at www.rediff.com and it throws a pop up even in firefox.

On a side note, I didn't see any pop-ups on that page when using Konqueror 3.3.2.

Re:Does this fix some new types of pop-ups? (1)

Mr Ambersand (862402) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773792)

I don't know about firefox, but using Mozilla-stable 1.7.3 on NetBSD-i386 all I got was a dialog box askign me if I wanted to set my pop-up preferences (which I hadn't yet).

I reloaded the site after setting the preferences and didn't get anything.

Re:Does this fix some new types of pop-ups? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773800)

I just installed FF before the story hit /. I don't get pop-ups at rediff.

Re:Does this fix some new types of pop-ups? (1)

MattJakel (815179) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773832)

I'm still running 1.0 and it doesn't throw a popup. Is this bug platform-dependent or what?

Hmmm, no thanks. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773688)

Let me know when 1.0.2 is released.

Check Updates... (3, Interesting)

adam31 (817930) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773702)

How come it doesn't work in the Options->Advanced->Check for Updates tab?

It says no updates available... Do I need to actually update from the site?

Re:Check Updates... (5, Informative)

asa (33102) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773722)

We'll be turning on the application update mechanism starting next week. Given the daunting task of updating all 27+ million people who have downloaded and are using Firefox today, we've elected to stagger the update over several days.

--Asa

Re:Check Updates... (2, Insightful)

mcn (112855) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773768)

Thanks. But this delayed mechanism may not be acceptable to general users. We (IT users) may understand the rationale behind. But in order for FF to be accepted widely, the "automatic update" or "check for update" should work before any announcement of such updates.

Re:Check Updates... (1)

ICA (237194) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773802)

Those same people you are referring to probably won't hear about the update either, and almost certainly won't go into their tools menu to manually check for an updated.

Re:Check Updates... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773835)

I did a manual update check, and it said 1.0 was available -- and did the whole download and installation. I'm already using 1.0.

Re:Check Updates... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773751)

"[They] won't be turning on the app update for at least a week. [They're] metering things out so that [they] don't kill [their] infrastructure and [they]'ve got an update bug from 1.0 that causes some nasty server load and [they] need to schedule around the time that load peaks."

Whew! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773704)

It's about time they fixed those security issues. I was getting tired of using Internet Explore in the meantime.

Editorialship (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773706)

Presumably this fixes the window injection vulnerabilities.

How hard would it have been to have read the release notes and given us a definitive answer?

It'd be nice if XSLT+XML = HTML kept info on prev (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773708)

If you download a page which uses XSLT, fill out a form, and then submit; and it is an error condition, if you hit 'back', it doesn't keep your values -- it blanks them out!

*arggh*

Re:It'd be nice if XSLT+XML = HTML kept info on pr (2, Interesting)

Lord Bitman (95493) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773752)

I submitted a feature request / bug report regarding the lack of a true "back" button which actually keeps a true page history instead of just a list of URLs (ideally the server would have no idea you hit "back" and would recieve no request at all).
It turns out problems like this are actually put there on purpose because banking sites have threatened to block Firefox if it doesnt do this.

As for why there's no about:config option, that's for Jesus to figure out.

Re:It'd be nice if XSLT+XML = HTML kept info on pr (1)

Mad Merlin (837387) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773806)

Why is that? Because of the possible security issues when used on a public computer?

Re:It'd be nice if XSLT+XML = HTML kept info on pr (1)

EMR (13768) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773764)

This also happens with regular HTML pages w/o XSLT+XML when doing posts, in both IE and Firefox.

OS X-specific fixes? (4, Informative)

moosesocks (264553) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773714)

Any word on if this includes fixes for the massive memory leaks in the OS X port? I know they were on track for 1.1, but it's possible they could have made their way into 1.0.1......

But can I upgrade using Software update? (-1, Redundant)

g0_p (613849) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773721)

To date I have not been able to get any software updates for my firefox browser since I downloaded it. Does anyone know if the software update works properly at all?

Re:But can I upgrade using Software update? (4, Informative)

bersl2 (689221) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773763)

They are going to enable that in a few days, after those who know about the upgrade have cleared from the servers, lest they be fried.

This version doesnt fix some new type of popups (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773742)

Try this site: It shows a sarcastic popup saying "your browser has successfully blocked a popup!" http://www.indianmasala.com/
How insulting!

Re:This version doesnt fix some new type of popups (1)

ebingo (533762) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773822)

In fact, it seems like it's a pop-up that pops another one.
But here, Firefox still blocked the first and the second one. I had to ask Firefox to show me the blocked windows to see what it was about and understand what you meant.

Actual list of changes (4, Informative)

timealterer (772638) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773743)

Here [squarefree.com] is the full list of changes and related bugs for Firefox 1.0.1.

You'll note that it's quite terse - this is not the 1.1 update from trunk that will get us rendering fixes, etc. that we'll see in June or so. Almost all security fixes here.

Is a .0.1 dot release really newsworthy (1)

Bustback (765432) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773747)

Firefox 1.0.1 has been officially released by the Mozilla Foundation

I'm all for keeping up with the latest releases of software, and frequent sites like version tracker to keep all my little gems in tip top shape, but I can't seriously recall when the last time a .0.1 dot release was even remotely newsworthy.

Let's see how long it takes before a 1.0.1.0.0.1 release makes the news.

Re:Is a .0.1 dot release really newsworthy (3, Informative)

homeobocks (744469) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773775)

As I mentioned in the story, 1.0.1 contains fixes for 9 security holes, some of which allowed spoofing.

Re:Is a .0.1 dot release really newsworthy (1)

Bustback (765432) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773813)

I'm on OS X - that was 9 security holes fixed that I didn't need to worry about in the first place. Still not newsworthy IMHO (humble opinion being the operative words).

Dual Boot (1)

schnits0r (633893) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773766)

Anyone who has set up a dual boot system like myself, does anyone know if 1.0.1 Windows settings will still be compatible with 1.0 in linux?

What's Firefox? (-1, Offtopic)

nate nice (672391) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773777)

I just quickly checked my \programs folder and I didn't see it in there. Did they change the name of the Internet from Explorer to Firefox now? Maybe I should pick up the new Windows Service Pack this weekend. Is it in that I'm guessing?

Re:What's Firefox? (2, Funny)

ICA (237194) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773812)

Wow, I'm guessing this was an attempt to be funny, but it missed so badly I had a hard time figuring out what it was trying to say. Thanks for the useful post.

404 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773782)

I went to download it and got sent to getfirefox.com, which game me:

Not Found

The requested URL /pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/1.0.1/win32/en-U S/Firefox Setup 1.0.1.exe was not found on this server.


Great...

It's not on the FTP site either

Someone jumped the gun?

Major crashing Bug (2, Informative)

kyhwana (18093) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773786)

Is anyone else getting the type a URL into the URL bar crash?
It doesn't matter what URL I try to enter, with tabs or without, *boom* it crashes.

Re:Major crashing Bug (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773804)

Probably the "corrupt profile" thing that's plauged Mozilla since like forever.

Re:Major crashing Bug (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773824)

That's a big problem for FF. It is still Mozilla. Strip away the hype and underneath it's just Mozilla with a cute icon.

hmm.

I gave up with Firefox already on the Mac (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773791)

I used it for a while on the Mac, but too clunky. To it's credit it does start to display pages faster than Safari, and ad block is nice but it's just too ugly and depressing a browser. The interface still feels like it is struggling with non-standard Mac ways of drawing windows, the windows feel kind of 'floppy' and Unixy. Very un Mac like. And then if you hit the Expose button a mysterious tiny window appears. Not cool. If you read the console logs, there are tons of warnings about obselete code in Firefox.

Downloadable themes are all truly horrible as well...(pink cats' paws anyone ?)

Maybe this fixes some bugs, but I feel Firefox needs to come a longggg way yet for Mac users IMHO.

why am i hearing this on slashdot ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773808)


and why does the so called "auto update" (thats buried deep in the advanced options menu unlike IE on its toolbar) tell me there are no updates ?
if you are going to have an autoupdate feature you could at least make it work or remove it until it does !

How can I find out? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#11773809)

I wonder what version I'm using?

Too bad it still doesn't fix the RAM problem (2, Insightful)

Kip Winger (547075) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773811)

I downloaded it a few minutes ago, and despite its claims of being a faster browser, it still has the issue of it consuming 48,324K of RAM to simply view this webpage, after a fresh install and start of it. I don't have many bookmarks, RSS feeds, or anything. Opening up a few tabs instantly balooned that amount to 69,424k.

Even the original Mozilla, which is bloated, uses a mere 20,482K to open slashdot.org, while it can open up my loads of e-mail only using 24,223K of RAM. Using Thunderbird in addition to Firefox, since they don't share the same instance of the Gecko rendering engine, causes another 28,292K of RAM to be used. Internet Explorer 6 even with SP2, on the other hand, only consumes about 3,840K of RAM to open up slashdot.org, and Outlook Express only consumes 2,248K.

I recall it even being worse on Linux due to the fact that it loads quite a large amount of libraries with it, that runs slowly under older machines even under Fluxbox or the ultra-minimalist evilwm.

Whatever Firefox does, it should have made it a priority before the 1.0 Release to clean up the amount of RAM it abuses to do what it does. Even after waiting months for 1.01, it seems to have gotten worse than I recall, and I haven't put it in debug mode or developer mode or anything -- I disabled anything like that in the Custom Installation.

But fortunately, I've got 1GB of RAM, and there's barely any spyware, so I'm ok with it now. I just wish I didn't have to put either Dillo for Linux or IE6 on Win98 for those old late Pentium Is / early Pentium IIs I fix up for people in my spare time, since Firefox is a nice browser despite its flaws. Too bad it won't run decently on anything less than a Pentium III with 256MB of RAM.

Re:Too bad it still doesn't fix the RAM problem (1)

Bustback (765432) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773833)

Funny how it takes 48,324k to render 74k of text, as of this post.

Now, where'd the other 48,250k go?

A few bugs in this release (4, Informative)

CaptBubba (696284) | more than 8 years ago | (#11773816)

After installing 1.0.1 on WinXP I could not navigate anywhere. Everytime I would hit enter after typing something into the location bar firefox would crash.

I've gone back to 1.0 and there are no problems. here's a link to the windows 1.0 versions [mozilla.org] in case anyone else similarly needs to revert back.

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