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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support 220

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An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 32 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions include a new HTTP cache for improved performance, public key pinning support, and easy language switching on Android. The Android version is trickling out slowly on Google Play. Changelogs are here: desktop and mobile.
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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

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  • Looks Interesting (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Somebody Is Using My (985418) on Tuesday September 02, 2014 @06:42PM (#47812415) Homepage

    This stuff looks interesting. I can't wait until they fold it into Palemoon.

    Because coolness of the technology aside, everything else about Firefox is increasingly pissing me off.

  • by AbRASiON (589899) * on Tuesday September 02, 2014 @07:17PM (#47812753) Journal

    I post in EVERY Slashdot firefox article, whining for the same thing.
    LESS focus on UI / features, MORE focus on stability / performance.
    I've been using FireFox since the name it had before FireFox (I've forgotten it) - I think I used it since version 1 or god knows what.

    For about the last 12 months, maybe 18, Firefox has become completely unstable for "extreme" browsers like me. I run anywhere from 30 to 150 tabs open at a time. I'd say a nice average would be around 60 tabs. When I'm researching something (often multiple things) I like to google what I'm reading, middle click open in the background the first 5 results. Then when on a forum, I'll middle click open 5 more results and so on. I like having those tabs queued up in the background for me to read.
    You might think "well there's the cause of your stability problem!!" except this never used to happen. 18 months ago you could hit 200 tabs without FF crashing. Now, I'm scared to open more than 60. This is across multiple machines too.

    I've even tried switching to WaterFox, no dice - I'm still able to crash FF regularly and I run very few addons either.
    It's good to see the http cache changes, so they are working on performance but stability should be the #1 focus.
    Oddly enough, I get exactly the same symptoms in Firefox for Android as I do Windows for fucks sake. If I hit enough tabs (about 8 on my Galaxy S3) - FF for Android shits the bed, presumably because it's out of ram and can't page well or something. Worst part is FF for Android doesn't remember my open tabs either. Miserable.

    They've fiddled and fucked with the UI, replicating Chrome as much as they can (ugh!) for years, now can they stop? If I wanted ugly goddamn chrome I'd install it.
    PLEASE fix the stability, PLEASE make it faster. I don't care how much ram it uses, I just want a modern experience with my browser.

  • Haha, sad pi (Score:4, Insightful)

    by viperidaenz (2515578) on Tuesday September 02, 2014 @07:35PM (#47812905)

    Firefox mobile: Android 2.2 and ARMv6 processor chipset no longer supported

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 02, 2014 @08:35PM (#47813217)

    If you have that man tabs open at the same time, you don't need a better browser. You need to learn to focus.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 02, 2014 @10:22PM (#47813797)

    IT DOESN'T FUCKING MATTER IF YOU AREN'T EXPERIENCING THESE PROBLEMS! Why do you freaks always insist on denying that very real problems exist just because you haven't personally experienced them? Do you know how bad it makes you and all Mozilla supporters look?

    These aren't isolated problems that people are reporting, either. The reports are numerous, widespread, yet still quite consistent. Firefox is slow. Firefox suffers from memory leaks. Firefox has a shitty UI these days.

    ALL OF THOSE COMPLAINTS ARE LEGITIMATE, AND ALL ARE FACTUAL!

    The more you shitbags deny that these problems exist, the faster users run away from Firefox. Less than 10% of web users are using Firefox these days, and this number keeps decreasing. The fact that cockmongers like you feel the need to belittle anyone who raises these very serious and real concerns will guarantee Chrome, IE and Safari a victory over Firefox.

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. -- Albert Einstein

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