Mozilla Firefox®, Portable Edition 3 Beta 4 has been released. It's the fourth beta of the upcoming Mozilla Firefox 3 web browser bundled with a PortableApps.com launcher as a portable app, so you can take your browser, bookmarks, settings and extensions on the go. It's also a great way to test out all the new features of 3.0 without affecting your existing Firefox installation. This new release updates Firefox to Beta 4 and has an updated launcher. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Suite. And it's open source and completely free.
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Mozilla Firefox 3 Beta 4
Mozilla Firefox 3 Beta 4 is the fourth test release of the upcoming 3.0 version of Firefox. With tons of new features, security enhancements, performance upgrades and more, it's one of the most widely-anticipated releases this year. And, thanks to the PortableApps.com packaging, you can try out all the new features without impacting your locally-installed copy of Firefox. For more on what's new, read the Mozilla Firefox 3 Beta 3 Release Notes.
New In This Release
This release updates Firefox to 3 Beta 4 (release notes) and has an improved launcher that will clean up the new extensions directory used on the local PC.
PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format
Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.
Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is available for immediate download from the Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition 3 Beta 4 homepage. Get it today!
Somehow I missed this. I think you were quicker than Lifehacker on this.
Works fine as new install, upgrading from 2.0.x shows XUL failure..
doesn't work for me,
doesn't work for me, upgrading from 3b3 or clean install, not -safe-mode either
As always, support issues go in the forums, not as comments on a news story.
And I really like the new features/look etc.
You guys ROCK! =)
You guys ROCK!
I have tried this on the library computers a dozen times. Though it starts up with a nice splash screen (love the artwork by the way), it either immediately fails and crashes, or it just won't connect to the net (even after playing with setting). However, it will run mysteriously well on a friends Win98 machine and Vista machine. Also runs unusually well through Wine on Debian Etch, Ubuntu Feisty, and Knoppix, but nothing else in the Linux department. Will continue to test as best I can on some of my friends other computers. I like testing beta and experimental software, especially when it's not my computer!