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Mozilla Firefox 4 Features Surface

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    Although Firefox 3 is still in research and development, Mozilla is already working on new features for the fourth version of its increasingly popular Web browser. Webware spoke with Mozilla vice president Chris Beard, who mentioned two specific new concepts for Firefox 4 that will evolve the online experience and add greater integration with content stored on computer hard drives. One of the new features is called "Prism," a next-gen software technology that would allow users to run Web-based content offline. For example, users would be able to visit websites and still access non-dynamic content even when they don't have an active Internet connection. The other big feature already unveiled for Firefox 4 is called "Weave." This is an option that would basically create a set of online preferences and settings that is stored for each user instead of each computer. In other words, users would be able to bring up their bookmarks, font settings and privacy preferences no matter which computer they use. This feature is set to be in its first stages in Firefox 3, but Firefox 4 will reportedly allow users to access these profiles on other browsers as well. Beard told Webware that these are just a hint of some of the "crazy ideas" the development team is working on for the next-next-gen browser.

    Source: TG Daily, Webware
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    Firefox 4 and firefox 3 not even release yet!! :confused:
    I like the sound of the online profiles, then I could keep the bookmarks between my laptop and PC the same, and when I format my PC they are always the things I forget, lol!
    Cant see the point in the offline stuff though. Most of us nowadays have an "always on" connection anyway.
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    i love mozilla
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    Firefox 3 is out in beta. i'm using it right now.
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    I know, Im trying it out too, but its just the fact that they are talking about firefox 4 before the final build of 3 is even out yet, lol!
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    ya kinda retarded. but they do the same thing with cars at auto conventions. they show all these new cars for next year and the year after, so its not really different.
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    +1

    thats for sure.
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    Maybe its to stick one in the eye of IE but then again whats revealed beforehand invariably never turns up in the finished product!! I'm sure they can't be that far away from FF3
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    profiles would be a great idea!

    Mozilla rules!
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    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

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    jbunch, I love that picture you have for your avatar.

    Firefox 3.0 is too buggy and not as compatible with stuff Im viewing. Nice to see the new features.
    jbunch07 says thanks.
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    thanks War im glad you like it!
    haha reminds me of me when i was that age!

    when is 3.0 expected to be released?
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    It's an online settings profile... MS could program that in one day. It's not an original concept, many applications already have this.
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    Not bad... I too wish they released 3.0 first, though. :p

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