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Mozilla has released a public beta of Firefox "Lorentz," a test version of Firefox 3.6 designed to minimize crashes by running Flash, Silverlight, Java, and other plug-ins as processes separate from the core browser. The open sourcers call these "out of process plug-ins," or OOPP, and they're also under test with the developer …

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why dont they just automate the crash report

flash done it. EOS.

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Yay

It even looks like the screen that Chrome gives in similar circumstances- which makes things less confusing, I suppose.

In any case, it's a good move, and always nice to see browsers pinching the *good* ideas from each other- to make things better for the userbase. Jolly good show, hurumble! (etc.)

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Documentation

Can someone post a link to documentation ?

If this is supposed to improve security I would like to know whether the plugins are running in a proper sandbox so that they cannot read or write something they are not supposed to do.

Good idea, it seems, so far.

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Uh...

Um the article didnt mention security at all. Its only crash protection.

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also available on OSX

as title.

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FF 3.6.3 Issues

I would like to complain here that FF 3.6.3 on VISTA sometimes has pretty strange behaviour. First, it takes a lot of time to start up, and then I even managed to LOCK UP my VISTA laptop after looking at a DivX video embedded into a webpage. (Also fiddled with the cookie flusher at that time)

Now I know that DivX is crap, but I certainly should have a chance to launch the Task Manager in order to kill FF !

The power button is in my opinion not part of the Task Manager....

@Mozilla: Could you please look into this and publish a fix soon ? Thank you.

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Maybe try this

If it's locking up the whole OS, I'll betcha it's your video driver, or perhaps some memory/bus timing settings in your BIOS. Might even be a bad cap on your vid card or motherboard. Just my two cents-- it's entirely possible I'm wrong. ;-)

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@Maybe try this

I don't know what it was, but I never had such trouble before. It seems to me that FF and/or DivX do something really weird. A friend of mine told me of something similar with FF.

The issue with slow startups of FF is new with 3.6.3. Mozilla should really look into this and publish a fix for it in 3.6.4 quickly.

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