While it was originally scheduled for last week, some last-minute issues preventing the software non-profit organization from releasing it until today. Also, for some reason, Firefox for Android doesn't want to update from within itself, but triggering an update from the Google Play store works. This might be temporary and/or happens with every Firefox for Android update; I'm new to this platform.
With Firefox 49, VentureBeat is reporting that Mozilla is allowing a “small initial set of compatible add-ons” to be enabled alongside multi-process. If you don't have any non-compatible add-ons installed, then you should see Multiprocess Windows enabled in about:support. Otherwise, it will be disabled and you won't see any difference.
Interestingly, Mozilla is promoting "Refresh Firefox" at their site if you have the latest version. This basically cleans all the add-ons out of your user profile, but maintains browsing history, bookmarks, and the like. It might have been around for a while, but, if it's new, it times nicely with the multi-process rollout. On top of cleaning out old, crufty add-ons, a user should see a bigger jump when Mozilla's enhancements are (I'm guessing) enabled.
Mozilla has also changed a few things here and there, too. While many of our readers will probably have hardware acceleration for video, they have just added in SSSE3 enhancements if GPU support isn't available. I'm not sure all of the use cases for this, but I'd expect it would help in virtualized environments and certain, older PCs (ex: Intel Atom and Via Nano). I'm just speculating, though.
Nerdfags favorite browser,
Nerdfags favorite browser, for the rest of the 99% of us there is Chrome..
Why use just one browser? Day
Why use just one browser? Day to day, I have Firefox, Opera, and Chrome running at the same time, doing different things. Occasionally Edge, too. They each do some things better than the others.
Please tell me how many woman
Please tell me how many woman do you use day to day… 🙂
Edge means you are a windows
Edge means you are a windows 10(consumer version) user, so you like phone OSs on your PCs/Laptops! Browser features are mostly there to enable more intrusive ads and the HTML5 standard is compromised to serve the ad industry. Any Google product is there for the ads and nothing else. The video ad industry needs to be taxed heavily and the money used to fund thorium based power plants. Browsers need top level settings to only allow single image ads with no sound or video(that includes no video ad buffering that steals users’ data allotments)! And web page Z ordering enforced in the HTML# standards to not allow for any ads that cover any text! So web pages only have two Z levels, foreground for the text and background for the ads, with ads only able to be seen where there is no text displayed!
So how about a review of that windows 10 enterprise version that individual users can rent for $7 bucks a month, and be sure to show the readers all the necessary tools/methods to turn off all the consumer crapware and spying that can be done with the enterprise version. It looks like that individual enterprise version has all of the necessary functionality that windows 7 pro/ultimate offered with ways to turn off all the phone style app crap and only use the desktop application ecosystem.
Please tell me what isn’t a
Please tell me what isn’t a “phone OS on the PC” then… And I’m talking latest versions. Win10 is the desktop version of the OS just try booting it in a phone. It uses the same core as the OS but then again that same core is used in the server version as well. OSX (or macOS now) is the desktop version of Apple’s OS which probably also shares core features with iOS, watchOS and tvOS and whatever. And Linux… well they ALL share code on the kernel level be it Android, ChromeOS, Mint, Debian, Ubuntu (which has a phone version) and so on. So basically ALL OSs are “phone OS on the PC” because their mobile variants share code on the lowest level with their desktop variants. If you think the above is untrue/unrelated then please elaborate on your definition of the so-called “phone OS on PC”…
UWP will take over from win32
UWP will take over from win32 and then everyone with 10 will become a universal windows peasant(UWP)! UWP is TIFKAM renamed all over again! So enjoy your crappy phone app style ecosystem. At least with a full Linux distro like Mint users can choose their own DEs and other downstream desktop applications while Android just imprisons the Linux Kernel to Google’s Android nefarious needs. Google’s ART is just a VM to simulate a universal phone VM, with that VM locked to Google’s walled garden, the same as M$’s UWP will become once M$ gets enough fools onto 10.
Linux Mint, and other full Linux distros, not locked to any closed crApp ecosystems will be what will have to replace windows 10, once windows 7, and 8.1 go EOL. I’m installing Linux Mint on my oldest laptop to do any secure online transactions with, while I’ll keep windows 7 for other stuff. I plan on turning off windows update once M$ starts pushing the cumulative updates to 7, and 8.1, in October 2016. I’ll only update my windows 7 laptops some time after the cumulative update is pushed, until the researchers can verify if there is any spyware is baked in to the cumulative updates for 7/8.1!
Sure, if you don’t care about
Sure, if you don’t care about addons or privacy or customizability, but then why are you even on a site like this?
Then just use TOR with Tails
Then just use TOR with Tails Linux or better yet disconnect your PC from the internet altogether. For the rest of us non-tinfoil-hats there are normal browsers and operating systems.
That’s not an argument, and
That’s not an argument, and privacy is not binary. You’ve probably provided your SSN to someone or some organization at some point, yet you don’t post it on a sign in your front yard.
Do you know Chromium is a
Do you know Chromium is a free software? I’m not sure if Google is supporting the LGBT lobby but I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t fire their CEO for financing with private funds a campaign against the LGBT lobby contrary to Mozilla…
Google supports the LGBT
Google supports the LGBT lobby as well:
They probably would fire their CEO for that, as would almost any public-facing company if it was bringing too much bad publicity.
I wouldn’t bet on that.
I wouldn’t bet on that. Firing a competent CEO for a bad publicity for and from the LGBT lobby that represents a minority of its user base… this sounds rather stupid like the Mozilla Foundation board did.
You make me think about Leah Rowe from libreboot spreading her crap everywhere on the web without any proof to justifiy her accusation. She won’t kill or hit the Free Software Foundation with her crap.
Many stupid people tried to hit Linus Torvalds too for naming a crap by its name but none of them have done more than he did.
Only people without balls know more than anyone else how they suck IRL…
All corporations suck and the
All corporations suck and the fools that allow corporations to get so big suck also even more! There are no competent CEOs in America only overpaid and over compensated jerks! I say that no CEO of any publicly traded company should be paid more than the lowest paid professional worker. And the LGBT is not so radical compared to the most radical lesbian groups that have at times even done the same sorts of discrimination against transsexuals! But boycotts are a civilized method to get ones transgressions against another satisfied with the courts the final way. All large corporations should be avoided by boycott if the government refuses to do its duty and step in and break up all the large corporations!
Enjoy your Scam-merica where the little crooks are angry at the big crooks for stealing more! Abject Moralism rules in America be it on the left or on the right with those that only want to smite and punish. What a puritanical state of affairs in America with that pendulum that swings to the left at one moment and then to the right at the next all driven by the need to punish by the Left and right wing abject moralists.
“the fools that allow
“the fools that allow corporations to get so big suck”
Indeed. Americans shouldn’t be allowed to be so fat and hollywood produce the worst sh!t ever sold in the world.
“the LGBT is not so radical”
Cheating on your biological nature by the mean of a surgery is a pretty radical change. Your sex is well defined by your DNA, nothing (yet) could change that. The sexual desire is pretty undefined by the brain of deviant people like LGBT. It is from my POV a mental disorder and should be treated as such with obesity.
Just let people live their
Just let people live their lives how they want. All I see are excuses to view your fellow humans as some lesser class (which, unfortunately, is itself a human problem).
If you don’t like social
If you don’t like social rules please find a tree to live on… (or a gay country) 😉
You are a trans-o-phobe so
You are a trans-o-phobe so you have issues, but folks have inalienable rights in this Republic’s Democratic Constitution. So leave those trans people alone to lead their lives. The US is a nation of laws not bound by the will of the majority alone, the individual has rights that can not be abridged by any tyrannical majority. The individual’s rights and liberties are defined in the Constitution and as long as the individual knows their own rights end where others’ rights begin then existence will be less full of strife. Social Rules are not bound by law and there is the bill of rights to consider as well as the laws on the books, laws that come under the proper amount of judicial review as allowed in the Constitution!
P.S. Watch out for those Corporations In the US, they overpay their management(steal from investors) and are a constant threat to democracy and the democratic processes. Watch out for the Communists, Capitalists, Fascists and Nazis, as they are all not concerned at all with Democracy. Communism/Fascism/Nazism are an emergent result of unchecked Capitalism and as such they require unchecked Capitalism to exist in an unchecked state to create much of the tyranny that exists in the world past and present as the direct result of unchecked Capitalism’s intrinsic fallibility.
This thread hasn’t a damn
This thread hasn't a damn thing to do with Firefox. Please circle back to the topic or this will all disappear.
Make it disappear anyway,
Make it disappear anyway, boss. Please. All the way up to the first insulting and abusive OP.
PCPer doesn’t need to be polluted with this garbage.
Chrome is just other Internet
Chrome is just other Internet Explorer –> C R A P
Chrome is better than Firefox
Chrome is better than Firefox with per process tabs. Firefox is not relevant anymore. A free crap is mainly a crap before being free! Mozilla should learn this before writing any line of code.
I prefer single process
I prefer single process browsers; they just seem more stable. Firefox is much better at handling hundreds of tabs than Opera is, and no browser can even come close to the range of addons available for Firefox.
Actually Firefox isn’t stable
Actually Firefox isn’t stable and will only crash with too many tabs open sucking so much memory.
Firefox users needs addons only because Firefox is not relevant by itself like video games with DLC.
Addons developers represent a threat that users should be aware of. More you add people in the ring of trust, more you risk they betray you but if you’re gay it doesn’t matter… 😉
Are you implying that other
Are you implying that other browsers do by default what Firefox can do with addons? Not only is that not even close to true, but even if it were true, you would just end up with a ridiculously bloated browser if it tried to be capable of everything that any user could possibly want. There is no such thing as one perfect browser for everyone; different people need different things from their browser, and addons are the best solution to that.
“More you add people in the
“More you add people in the ring of trust, more you risk they betray you”
Sure, but Google, Microsoft, and Apple have already proven to be malicious. Addon devs at least have a chance of being decent people, and open-source addons can be checked before use.
It’s funny that some people think that any software that comes from a big company is inherently good, even when it meets every definition of malware (Win10, for example).
“Sure, but Google, Microsoft,
“Sure, but Google, Microsoft, and Apple have already proven to be malicious.”
A known ennemy is better than an unknown friend.
“Addon devs at least have a chance of being decent people”
In the other way, addon developers have at least one chance to abuse ignorants.
“open-source addons can be checked before use”
Wrong. Uneducated people can’t check any open crap which is only open for a tiny group of programmers.
“It’s funny that some people think that any software that comes from a big company is inherently good”
Where did you find this in my comment?
“Actually Firefox isn’t
“Actually Firefox isn’t stable”
Says you. I’ve never suffered a Firefox crash that wasn’t caused by Flash, and those are crazy rare.
By the way, I only use two add-ons, AdBlock Plus and The Drumpfinator. Both of them were made for Chrome first.
Finally, your homophobic garbage is weak, sad, pathetic, and wholly unnecessary.
FireFox + NoScript FTW.
FireFox + NoScript FTW.
You rang Scott?
SSSE3 and VIA
You rang Scott?
SSSE3 and VIA Nano (2008)