Firefox 4 looks set to have just one more beta pushed out before Mozilla shifts the forthcoming browser to its Release Candidate stage, making the whole thing ready for showtime within the next few weeks. "There are currently fewer than 20 'hard' blocking issues which have been identified as requiring beta coverage  and only …
One article for every beta and sub-version they put out?
It's a shame that the much superior Opera that smart people will be using, doesn't get this much attention.
I'm guessing this "news" is written by a Firefox fanboy, that assumes it's the best browser because someone told him once.
There's an article about IE9 today, as well ;)
Wow, you're right
El Reg never write articles about Opera Betas!
@ Anonymous Fanboi
I use Opera, but you are the sort of drooling fanboi that reminds me why I never visit the Opera website.
Respective number of users perchance?
Well it could be a conspiracy it you really squint I suppose...
Grow up AC
You might think you're smart and advocating Opera but actually your noise is having the opposite effect. After all who would wants to use Opera if it turns them into an obnoxious, militantly stupid zealot?
Seems too buggy for RC yet...
Just dumped the current beta. Very sluggish at times - seems well short of prime time to me.
Works pretty well for me.
Some earlier betas have had some pretty ropey, intermittent behaviour - (possibly gc related) pauses, weird focus problems. The latest beta 11 has been pretty good for me though.
As long as I can make it look like 3 I'll be happy
Hotmail also seems to be broken in the latest beta
Hotmail breaks and fixes itself daily. I think it's actually a living entity now...
/tinfoil hat on
I wouldn't dally on it, seems like ms' attempt to get people back on ie, it's fucked daily in any other browser. (chrome/ firefox/ opera)
rather than making Firefox 4 work with Hotmail, Mozilla could just use the fact it doesn't work in their marketing to promote Firefox 4 as the most secure version yet? :D
(I use Hotmail, but not as my main account. It's the one I use to sign up to things if I think I'm going to get spam in return)
Every Firefox Beta?
I think Firefox 4 is almost to the status of Duke Nukem Forever in that it's taking forever to be released. Firefox has been plagued by bugs which keep pushing back the expected release date. That's the real news, the reason beta releases get so much coverage at El Reg.
@ Every Firefox Beta?
It's called RESPONSIBLE development, backing of a release date till bugs are fixed... unlike a certain monopolistic giant that didn't need to bother with such /trivial/ things in the past.
Opera is better
I find it particularly distasteful that a newsworthy article on Firefox gets headline space when Opera is such a fantastic browser that even looking at the Opera icon gives me a deep warm glowing feeling inside. Seriously Reg, why can't we have Opera stories every day? :P
I do believe that was sarcasm on AC's part. Unless you're Opera fans, in which case you may continue with the Great Crusade.
Full of proprietory FAIL? Just a thought.
You know I'm right.
Yes, Opera, is 'better' BUT....
A lot of sites do not work right .. even simple ones like http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/england/ where you scroll to the bottom, and select the part of the country you want - it changes color, and then opens a new page - opera does nothing at all, not even color...
It is a shame that they have this great program, but refuse to make it more attractive to the public or advertise it more... I have given up on their forum, they are just too snobbish about feature requests, and change features and functionality to only their own agenda...
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