"They are hiding something"1.0 starson by TWB404
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Summary: The real problem I have with this browsers is what they have done to the cache folder. Their mission statement "Mozilla's mission is to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the web." You can read this and more about this at http://www.mozilla.org/about/mission.html. With this in mine examine the new cache folder with FF 4. They have created 16 sub folders in the cache folder. In each of these 16 sub folders you will find a folder for each piece of cache that is loaded when you go to a web site. This alone makes it impossible to check your cache and see what they are doing. But wait, it gets even worst for a company claiming to promote openness. They are breaking up into pieces and placing them randomly in to separate folders. For example, if you like to watch videos or play some of the flash games online your in trouble with this browser. If you watch a video or play a game and move to another web page and decide to come back and see the video or play the flash game again, your going to have to wait for it to download again. The files has been stored in different pieces and FF 4 can not reassemble them so it can play the video or game for you again. But wait, you thought that was bad it gets even worst for a company claiming to promote openness. I did some simple testing and found something I think borders on sinister intent. First thing to do to test this is clear out your cache and verify that it is empty. Then go to a simple sites that you know will not load your cache with to much data. Then type about:cache in your address bar and press enter. Write down 2 of the numbers under Disk cache device. They are Number of entries: and Storage in use:. Now go to the cache folder and look thru all of the sub folders and what your going to find is that neither of these numbers add up. I used a real simple site and my Number of entries was 30 and my storage in use was 1.3MB. This is where it get oh so interesting. When I went thru all the sub folders all I could find was 6 entries and they only added up to 500KB. I then ran CCleaner and it reported that it cleaned 1.3MB from my cache and even tho the cleaning process was fast I was able to count more then 6 cache entries. At first I could not believe what I was seeing so I did this multiple times using different sites and each time the numbers did not add up. For reason that escape me Mozilla has seems to have gone to the dark side and has decided to hide things from us when it comes to our cache folder!!!! I ask each of you not to even download FF 4 but if you do check out what they are doing with cache and then email them and ask them why they are doing this. Ask them what they are hiding and why are they making cache a secret and forbidden place on your hard drive. It has always been my experience that when someone or some company starts to hide from you what is going on while your surfing the web, it is for reason that are not going to benefit you. The way they have set up the cache folder in FF4 has a sinister benefit for someone and that someone will not be the users. This is the latest from a company who mission statement is to promote openness.