Firefox 3.0 Beta 1 Now Available

Tuesday November 20th, 2007

The Mozilla Corporation today released Firefox 3 Beta 1, which is now available for download in a variety of languages. The beta includes updates to the default theme, the new places site management features, improved security architecture, and Gecko 1.9. Release notes with a more complete list of features, are also available.

#6 Re: Mac 3 beta version

by lc99

Tuesday November 20th, 2007 6:34 PM

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ME TOO! I have not been frustrated with this computer (a Powerbook Al, 12", 512MB RAM, G4 @ 1.33GHz, OS X 10.4.11) until today. The last thing I expected from Firefox 3.0b1 was a runaway condition. I had several tabs open (the same as I always do), and after browsing for a while, the VM reported kept increasing ... up to 1 GB!! Brought the little computer to its knees. I tried closing a few tabs, which took almost 1/2 hour just to get the GUI to respond. The time was still wasted, I eventually sent a kill (TERM) signal to Firefox. Will try to see whether anyone has an open bug on this problem. I'm figuring that it's either a JS runaway, memory leak, etc. (frustrated;) Larry.