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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.8 stars

    out of 714 votes

    • 5 star: 281
    • 4 star: 195
    • 3 star: 104
    • 2 star: 60
    • 1 star: 74
  • Current version:

    3.0 stars

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 2
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  • 2.0 stars

    "If you appreciate your Add-ons in 3.6., don't get this."

    October 31, 2010  |   By wooooof

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 4 beta 6

    Pros

    I didn't have the Beta version long enough to find any Pros.

    Cons

    If you like your current Add-ons in FireFox's 3.6.12, then the Beta version isn't the download to get. I read that someone here resolved the problem, but when I looked in the Beta's folder for my "regular" Add-ons, all were gone except two.

    Summary

    Continuing with my "Cons", I think it's ridiculous that the FireFox people didn't resolve the Add-on issue with their current download.
    Since someone mentioned that he figured out a way to get them in spite of getting the message that FireFox no longer offers most of the 'old' Add-ons, why hasn't FireFox integrated that solution into their current Beta download? On a side note, FireShot is my favorite Add-on, and I can't live without it. For people who are interested, play around with the program after getting it....and don't be discouraged if it's hard to figure out in the beginning. It's terrific!

    Updated on Oct 31, 2010

    I should have added a little note for those who haven't ever changed browsers. After downloading the Beta version and realizing that I wouldn't have my FireShot, I immediately uninstalled the Beta, and went right back to CNET and downloaded my 'old' Mozilla FireFox browser. All my 'old' settings were still there. In other words, for the somewhat adventurous...and even those who aren't, try out the Beta version if you're at all curious. You won't lose anything from your previous browser if you decide to go back to it. Keep the CNET Editor's bit of advice in mind though.
    Quote: "Beta or prerelease software is not intended for inexperienced users, as the software may contain bugs or may potentially damage your system. We strongly recommend that users exercise caution and save all mission-critical data before installing or using this software."

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Mozilla at it's worst!!!"

    October 23, 2010  |   By colinh25

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 4 beta 6

    Pros

    nice looking, i like the new look...

    Cons

    resource hog, bulky, slow start up... slower loading....

    Summary

    Mozilla has gone down hill..... it's worse than Firefox 3!!! it's a heavy program that slows down the computer, it 's a little slower than the 3rd version.....

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Pretty good, but just be cautious a bit"

    October 21, 2010  |   By steen_cloud

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 4 beta 6

    Pros

    Toolbars are layout are almost fully customizable.
    Faster
    A lot of add-ons for better browsing but (see below). some are actually a must.
    Like the other 4.0 betas, the new tab-related features

    Cons

    Some add-ons are marked incompatible even though are actually work (a certain add-on will let you enable them)
    Eats up a lot of RAM (can reach almost 1Gig if left alone for some time)
    Has some bugs and crashes sometimes (being a beta)

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good and faster"

    October 13, 2010  |   By lumotazz

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 4 beta 6

    Pros

    smooth and good looking

    Cons

    Not fully compatible with some adds-on,e.g. Clixsense tool bar.

    Summary

    If it adopts the same adds-on like the old Firefox,it will be great.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "I don't like the way the tool bars are displayed"

    October 9, 2010  |   By jworley1942

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 4 beta 6

    Pros

    I cannot get past the toolbar issue

    Cons

    The tool bar issue

    Summary

    Please fix the toolbar issue

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Just switched back to Firefox from Chrome"

    October 8, 2010  |   By yfan

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 4 beta 6

    Pros

    Speed has improved a lot, on my computer even outpacing Chrome. In addition, I'm loving the look, addons that do not have to be disabled with each new version, and grouped tabs - that's a killer feature.

    Cons

    Still beta, so has some kinks to work out.

    Summary

    With Firefox 4, Firefox is bringing some real competition to Chrome in terms of speed. This is a top-notch browser, and if you are looking for a browser that's open source, secure, fast, and full of surprisingly good features, FIrefox 4 is the way to go. Grouped tabs allow you to separate your tabs out to different groups and work in one group at a time, making you more efficient. Of course, there are plenty of add-ons for you to make Firefox work exactly the way you want to. But the bottom line is that this is a clean, super-fast, user friendly browser that you simply must try.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Awesome,but..."

    October 5, 2010  |   By DrMuraliRaj

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 4 beta 6

    Pros

    Really great-faster loading and searches,looks good,too.

    Cons

    As in any beta version,glitches and crashes.Also,cannot use many earlier add-ons:I especially miss delicious and better privacy.

    Summary

    Should be really great after bugs are ironed out,but eminently usable even now.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Do not bother with this-get regular Firefox 3 instead."

    September 28, 2010  |   By andreaborman

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 4 beta 6

    Pros

    Fast but another Google Chrome clone.This is not the Mozilla Geko based Firefox. It's Chrome based. But it lacks the style and character of the original Firefox we know and love.

    Cons

    Both Firefox 4 and Minefield its open source version browser only come as beta Chrome versions. Not as the Mozilla Firefox we know and like and feel at home with. Why should I or anyone else use this when we have Google Chrome and Chromium browsers.

    Summary

    This is yet another Google Chrome clone but I and most other people already have Chromium or Google Chrome which are better browsers. I love Firefox and all it's other open source browsers,Pale Moon,Safefox. And these are Geko based and have character and very user friendly for social networking. The current Firefox 3.610 is Mozilla based and I love this version. And see no need for a Chrome based Firefox as I have Chromium browser. And although I and most people like a regular Mozilla Flock or Firefox. I and a lot of other people also have a Chrome browser- Chromium or Google Chrome. So why do I need a Chrome based Firefox when I can use Google Chrome,which I am perfectly happy with?I think they have spoilt Firefox and flock by trying to turn them into chrome browsers.They really should have just left them alone. Firefox 4 works but it is bland in appearance and most Firefox add ons are not compatible with this browser and nor are the Google Chrome add ons. Also if you are looking to download MINEFIELD one of the open source browsers of Firefox-don't bother as Minefield only comes in the beta version which is the same as this Firefox 4 beta. Forget Firefox 4 beta and stick with Firefox 3 instead.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Totally Awesome!"

    September 21, 2010  |   By Colleen MacKenzie

    Version: Mozilla Firefox 4 beta 6

    Pros

    I love using Firefox & this latest version is totally awesome! I especially like the personas as you can pick whatever background you what do dress up firefox! Keep up the good work!
    Sincerely yours,
    Colleen MacKenzie!

    Cons

    Their is nothing wrong with this product!

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