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Netvibes (heart) Firefox 3


The “web 2.0” has already seen many applications apply more and more demand to web browsers, challenging their memory management, speed, stability and standard supports. Thus, the major browsers have been working very hard over the past several months to update and optimize their lead products.

In this context, we are very happy to welcome the brand new release of Firefox 3 today.

Beyond lots of new features (detailed list available here) Firefox 3 is definitely faster and lighter than the current Firefox version. So far, tests using the SunSpider framework have shown Javascript, which Netvibes is intensively using, to be running up to 3 times faster which should result in immediate benefits to our users. Memory consumption seems to also be better managed which should improve heavy and lengthy usages.

For all of these reasons, the Netvibes team is recommending to its Firefox users to migrate to this new release.

Finally, to totally enjoy Netvibes on Firefox, don’t forget to install the netvibes addon to immediately add and share content directly from Firefox.

Edit: Firefox website are down right now because of the number of downloads. It is easier to download Firefox 3.0 on the japanese website.

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21 Responses to “Netvibes (heart) Firefox 3”

  1. #1 | Mitko | June 17th, 2008 at 21:20

    You can download the new FF 3 from http://www.filehippo.com without any problem :D its sweet!!!

  2. #2 | L.Rawlins | June 17th, 2008 at 21:45

    I heart Opera 9.5, which despite no mention here at Netvibes or seemingly anywhere else on the internet has also made significant steps since launch.

  3. #3 | Chris | June 17th, 2008 at 22:17

    You can welcome opera 9.5 also.

  4. #4 | Geo | June 17th, 2008 at 22:40

    Opera 9.5 is good. but FF3 is great!!!

  5. #5 | FLX | June 18th, 2008 at 09:33

    be sure to also download from one of the official websites like getfirefox.com to contribute to the world download record!

  6. #6 | Runuts | June 18th, 2008 at 11:20

    Be sure to also check that all your FF plugins are compliant with the new version. MinimizeToTray isn’t for instance…

  7. #7 | JP | June 18th, 2008 at 20:38

    Is netvibes faster in firefox (3) than IE 7 ?

  8. #8 | Regretful Morning | June 19th, 2008 at 02:37

    Thanks for the additional DL links!

  9. #9 | Derek Giromini | June 19th, 2008 at 03:57

    Shouldn’t Netvibes be some anthropomorphized spice plant instead of a girl?

  10. #10 | mic burns | June 19th, 2008 at 10:20

    Excellent!! FF3 is a lot fast with Netvibes / Facebook so far. Very noticeable. Page load times are so much better.

    Also, only had issues with a couple of Addons which weren’t yet compatible – one of which was TabMixPlus (there is a version available, but it hasn’t been updated yet, you can find it here: tmp.garyr.net/tab_mix_plu…

    <3 Netvibes

  11. #11 | Manuella | June 19th, 2008 at 13:22

    what happened with meebo?
    i can’t access it !

  12. #12 | zfor | June 20th, 2008 at 11:46

    Yes, Firefox 3 is significantly faster than IE7. FF3 was 7-8 times faster on my machine as IE7 in the Sunspider test.

    A remark for those migrating from IE7 to FF3: FF3 offers you to import IE history. If you do so, you will have to delete all Netvibes cookies in FF3, otherwise you won’t be able to log in. It seems that Netvibes doesn’t work with imported IE cookies under FF3.

    Developers: couldn’t you solve this issue? It’s really annoying

  13. #13 | Daniel | June 21st, 2008 at 13:55

    FF3 rocks :]

  14. #14 | Thomas | June 26th, 2008 at 14:35

    I´m using Firefox 3 and I have to say that it works very good. Thanks for the Download Link.

  15. #15 | data | June 26th, 2008 at 14:35

    yes, i have download it, so easy to use

  16. #16 | Torben | June 27th, 2008 at 02:05

    I don´t know, why people use the IE. Bad security and not so much functions like the firefox. I use it too and I like it very much.

  17. #17 | Youtube | June 29th, 2008 at 22:10

    firefox number one. I love Firefox. :)

  18. #18 | kredyt mieszkaniowy | July 5th, 2008 at 08:22

    Very good article, i would like to put this article ablut firefox into my page, can I ??

  19. #19 | alcarcalimo | July 7th, 2008 at 02:15

    The Install Netvibe addon link doesn’t work, please fix this.

  20. #20 | Otel Rehberi | July 17th, 2008 at 19:13

    im gonna check it firefox great. i thought my old days with ie :S. it was time waster

  21. #21 | Oteller | July 21st, 2008 at 20:38

    now using firefox3 internet is faster than old.