Do You Use Beta Releases As Your Primary Browser?

You may have seen the news circling around the tech world that Firefox 4 Beta 1 is now available for download. While I certainly understand and appreciate the need for a beta process, it got me thinking… do a lot of people use beta releases of browsers as their primary browser?

As a general rule of thumb I always opt for the stable release of any product as I don’t want to have to deal with the ‘unknown’ that beta products can introduce. The only exception would be if the beta release offers compelling features I need or want. That said, using a beta browser seems like it would only introduce problems, especially with an add-on heavy browser like Firefox. Keeping on the latest stable build seems like the way to go.

So what do you think? Do you use beta releases as your primary browser?

  • http://fabworker.com/ Keshav Khera

    Hmm, yeah. I use the Chrome Developer build as my primary browser. However, I bet a lot of people use the stable one.

    The reason, as you mentioned, is that Chrome Dev often gets new features in advance. So I like to check them out.