Author Topic: Who is testing the bon echo firefox?  (Read 3487 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline polonus

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 33926
  • malware fighter
Who is testing the bon echo firefox?
« on: April 22, 2006, 10:47:23 PM »
Hi folks,

I am typing this thread inside my pre-relaese 0.3.0.0 pre-Update to Flock 0.7 pre (Cardinal) Pocket Flock version. So testing it since it was launched. It has some nice new features.
But there is also a test version for the Firefox Browser 2.0
also known as the bon echo firefox, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/bonecho/
Who of us is testing this?

polonus
Cybersecurity is more of an attitude than anything else. Avast Evangelists.

Use NoScript, a limited user account and a virtual machine and be safe(r)!

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 48610
  • 64 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Who is testing the bon echo firefox?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2006, 04:51:56 PM »
I've been using Bon Echo since May 16th 
The latest versio is now 3.

Mozilla Firefox - faster, more secure, easier to use and sporting a new look,
this latest Firefox release sets a new standard for web browser innovation.
Mozilla Firefox project (formerly Firebird, which was formerly Phoenix) is a redesign of Mozilla's browser component,
written using the XUL user interface language and designed to be cross-platform.
It is small, fast and easy to use, and offers many advantages over other web browsers,
such as the tabbed browsing and the ability to block pop-up windows.

Features in Firefox include:

- Easy migration: Switching to Firefox has never been easier now that Firefox imports data like Favorites,
history, settings, cookies and passwords from Internet Explorer. Firefox can also import settings from Mozilla 1.x, Netscape and Opera.
- Smaller Download: Continuing efforts to make this the most efficient browser, the Windows version of Firefox is now only a 4.7 MB download,
making downloading Firefox a breeze for dial-up and broadband users alike.
- New Default Theme: A new default theme provides a bright new look for Windows and Linux users.
SmartUpdate: A new SmartUpdate feature notifies users of new versions of Firefox to ensure that the browser is always up to date.
- Help: A new online help system makes this one powerful, friendly browser.
- Extension/Theme Manager: New Extension and Theme Managers provide a convenient and secure way to manage
and update the hundreds of add-ons that set Firefox apart from other browsers.
Mozilla Firefox also includes numerous bug fixes and incremental improvements, including faster page load speed.
- Popup Blocking: Stop annoying popup ads in their tracks with Firefox's built in popup blocker.
- Tabbed Browsing: View more than one web page in a single window with this time saving feature.
Open links in the background so that they're ready for viewing when you're ready to read them.
- Smarter Search: Google Search is built right into the toolbar, and there are a plethora of other search tools including Keywords
(type "dict " in the Location Bar), and FastFind (start typing the first few letters of some text in the page and Firefox takes you there).
- Privacy and Security: Built with your Security in mind, Firefox keeps your computer safe from malicious spyware by not loading harmful ActiveX controls.
A comprehensive set of privacy tools keep your online activity your business.
- Hassle-Free Downloading: Files you download are automatically saved to your Desktop so they're easy to find.
Fewer prompts mean files download quicker.
- Fits Like a Glove: Simple and intuitive, yet fully featured, Firefox has all the functions you're used to -
Bookmarks, History, Full Screen, Text Zooming to make pages with small text easier to read, etc.
- S M L XL XXL XXXL: Firefox is the most customizable browser on the planet. Customize your toolbars to add additional buttons,
install new Extensions that add new features, add new Themes to browse with style,
and use the adaptive search system to allow you to search an infinite number of engines. Firefox is as big or small as you want.
- Setup's a Snap: At only 4.7MB (Windows), Firefox only takes minutes to download over a fast connection.
The installer gets you set up quickly, and the new Easy Transition system imports all of your settings -
Favorites, passwords and other data from Internet Explorer and other browsers - so you can start surfing right away.
- A Developer's Best Friend: Firefox comes with a standard set of developer tools including a powerful JavaScript and
CSS error/warning console, and an optional Document Inspector that gives unheard of insight into how your pages work.

Home page:
http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
Free Security Seminar: https://bit.ly/bobg2023  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 11 Pro v24H2 64bit, 32 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, Avast Free 24.4.6112, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq -- My Online Activity https://bit.ly/BobGInternet

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 89212
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: Who is testing the bon echo firefox?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2006, 05:11:29 PM »
What would be interesting would be what extensions become incompatible with the Firefox 2/Bon Echo Firefox.

Going from version 1.0 to 1.5 killed a number of my extensions and it took a long time for the compatible version of the extension to be updated. This left me with a less than flexible user experience, losing some of your favourite extensions, some of them security related made this even worse. The same to a lessor extent happened with the 1.5.0.1 and later updates.

I know this time I won't be jumping on the firefox/bon echo bandwagon too soon and let the broken extension issues to be resolved by their developers.
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 24.4.6112 (build 24.4.9067.762) UI 1.0.803/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security

Offline bob3160

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 48610
  • 64 Years of Happiness
    • bob3160 Protecting Yourself, Your Computer and, Your Identity
Re: Who is testing the bon echo firefox?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2006, 05:28:11 PM »
Quote
This left me with a less than flexible user experience, losing some of your favourite extensions, some of them security related made this even worse.
On my system, I'm not having any extension compatibilities. What ever I had installed for FF is now running under Bon Echo.
I've gained by making the upgrade but, it is still a beta and there fore still under development.
Each user has to make his/her own decision whether or not to use a program still being developed.
Some of us are more adventurous than others. :)

Free Security Seminar: https://bit.ly/bobg2023  -  Important: http://www.organdonor.gov/ -- My Web Site: http://bob3160.strikingly.com/ - Win 11 Pro v24H2 64bit, 32 Gig Ram, 1TB SSD, Avast Free 24.4.6112, How to Successfully Install Avast http://goo.gl/VLXdeRepair & Clean Install https://goo.gl/t7aJGq -- My Online Activity https://bit.ly/BobGInternet