All this "Firefox crashes....uses tons of memory.....can't do this or that".
TBH - I don't agree. I've been using FF since 3.5 and allowed all the upgrades. It doesn't crash. The only times it will crash is if your installation of Windows in borked. I know this having worked in IT Support for over 5 years and seen FF installed on unstable Windows and stable Windows.
I'm running it on Win7 64 Bit and I get no memory leaks or crashes. I was previously running it on a 4 yr old PC with Win7 32 bit. Again, no issues.
It is still a cleverer browser than IE. IE, quite frankly annoys the hell out of me. Chrome isn't compatible with enough things I do. (It doesn't work with Citrix gateways very well - if you know what that is). It is more configuarable - and allows you more things that you want to do. Not what Microshaft wants you to do.
I like having a removable separate search bar. I hate sharing it in Chrome. Horses for courses though. As for a quick release schedule. Rapid Application Development - allows issues to be dealt with much faster, than IE, which moves like a slow-dinosaur.
It's the choice browser for Linux users. Or rather, the most commonly installed browser there. I don't think this browser is being 'killed' at all.
I was using firefox since it was called Phoenix, so that is a while back, before then i use Netscape. I have seen how Firefox have gone downhill, more so since after version 2 which was fine. Version was okish, but after 3.5 it really went downhill and got worse in 4 not better.
I think Mozilla have lost me as a user to be honest unless they speed it up, stop having compatibility problems with the extensions every time they update the browser and stop it using so much memory,
Desktop machine now powered by windows 7 pro 64bit , laptop by ubuntu
On ADSL24 using C&W network.