I was updating FireFox on one of XP boxes when I saw that we had rc2.
Jumped on the Windows 7 box to see if I could update. FireFox had already downloaded rc2 and was waiting for a restart of FF. Pretty neat. Just restarted FF. It came up, with the tabs intact. So I am posting this using FireFox 3.6 rc2.
So far, so good. So maybe the hangs I experienced with rc1 are now history. But, I will keep my toes crossed. The release notes do say that rc2 addresses stability issues. So this all good.
One small thing. ‘About Mozilla FireFox’ on the HELP menu doesn’t tell you the ‘rc’ version. Just says 3.6. Might be nice to be reminded of what ‘rc’ one is at.
I haven’t tried Google Chrome on this my Windows 7 rig.
But over the last 48 hours we installed Chrome on 3 of our XP boxes. My daughter, nine, who longer has a TV in her room (because she watched it incessantly) now thinks her PC is a TV. She watches a lot of ‘disney’ ilk stuff on the Web. She likes Chrome. She told me last night, that in terms of performance it is Chrome, FireFox (3.6rc1) and IE 8. That is pretty good. She does not like IE and I have not brain washed her — that not being my style. My logo, as you can see on my Web site, is “Think Free, Or Die”. So she makes up her own mind.
My wife ditched Chrome within minutes! Even uninstalled it from her XP laptop. What can I say.
I used Chrome today. I was putting up pictures of our airport on ice. You hadn’t heard about it. The Alton, NH Air Port on Ice. Frozen lake. We spent a couple of hours there yesterday. Warm. In the 40s. About 35 planes. Saw dozens of take offs and landings. No mishaps, so far. Most years we have small, non-serious ‘fender benders.’ There was even a helicopter.
Try FireFox 3.6 rc2. What do you have to lose? << smile >>
Good luck. Cheers.
P.S. We had 102 hits on this blog yesterday. Not bad for a Sunday.