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20.0 Beta 4 (Mar 11, 2013)
A marked improvement in speed with this version over 19.x and earlier releases. A lot of performance boosting work from the Snappy project (https://wiki.mozilla.org/Performance/Snappy) is really making Firefox faster and use less memory with each release. Why is there no native 64-bit release? See http://goo.gl/lL9sy. 32-bit browsers on 64-bit OSes aren't going to hit that 4GB ceiling any time soon.
2013_01_29 (Jan 30, 2013)
Parted Magic is an invaluable tool in the toolbox of any tech who's worth their mettle. As someone who actually donates to the project on a regular basis--because PM helps save systems I work on--it is well worth what many pay-to-use apps cost. Throw money at Patrick because he is very deserving of your support. He keeps the apps and kernel fairly current and is very responsive to requests for bug fixes or app updates.
18.0 (Jan 8, 2013)
It's pointless to continue to whine about the rapid version releases. Who cares. I care that the final product is fast, stable, and works with the sites I visit. As someone who actually beta tests Firefox and reads (and submits to) Bugzilla, I know what immense performance improvements went into 18. These improvements were the result of the Memshrink and Snappy projects over the course of a year. New tools are being built to make Firefox even faster and we'll see some of that in version 20. Did you Extension/Add-on break with a new version? Why not complain to the Extension / Add-on author and not Mozilla. The authors, not Mozilla, are supposed to use the latest SDK and even Mozilla makes the SDK work at least two version of Firefox AHEAD of time. Overall, 18 is a major speed boost over the previous versions and my add-ons and extensions work just fine.
2.15 Beta 4 (Dec 17, 2012)
A marked improvement over the 1st beta. Not crashing on me and it is noticeably faster than 2.14. One way I can tell is when I am logged into my eBay account. If I click on items the Activity Summary (Buy, Lists, Sell), they open smoothly and fast. Previous versions would lag, stutter or just not look fluid. Rendering is near instant now and I'm using an ancient Latitude D610. Suck on that Chrome. Some real good stuff coming up in version 2.17 (a.k.a Firefox 20).
2.15 Beta 1 (Nov 28, 2012)
Well, I hate to write a bad review but this version was crashing on me left and right and I have to go back to 2.14. I think it might be related to hardware accel but I am going to wait a few betas and see if it is a regression or bug that gets fixed. Can't use it right now. Speedwise, it seems even faster than 2.14.
2.15 Beta 1 (Jul 19, 2011 - 12:07 PM)
I am neither for nor against what LulzSec does because, in reality, it's a free-for-all and there are no rules. Everything is fair game. LulzSec doesn't use lawyers and nonsense extra-judicial justification for what they do. But it is hella funny. It's ok for big entities (Governments, Media Empires, and Security / Cyber Security "contractors") to do what LulzSec does in *secret* but when LulzSec does it and publicly, not secretly, announces their deeds, albeit a bit juvenile, it's suddenly wrong? When governments DDoSed Wikileaks, that was ok but retaliation for the illegal shutdown of a finance stream to an entity that commited no crime? All IS fair in love AND war. Prove it? Notice that when James Murdoch refers to the illegal phone hacking (as stated by Parliament) he calls it "illegal phone interception" and not hacking. Gee, no lawyer coaching there. Last I checked, interception is a term used by law enforcement, not the media. Oh those clever Murdochs just using corporate-speak to dodge culpability. Hey LulzSec, light 'em up.