Whatever 8.1.2 is, it still has some of the old bugs. Uninstalling 8.1, removed the profile, although I had kept the same profile through 15 uninstall/reinstalls. I was never for a confirmation. Beside that rocky start, the installation appeared to have been clean. I had no trouble getting back to square one.
Still, moving around bookmarks is not easy. It won't take the 30 sec or longer of 8.1, but it still takes five to six seconds to complete a drag and drop. Old bookmarks seem to be deleted instantly.
and, the same 36 yrs. old definition, i.e. no protection, appear for spyware and ID Theft. However, Full Scans work, and sometimes during the scan, protected is indicated. Nothing new.
So far, in three attempts, it did not lock up, although in the second try, it brought up the profile manager. I have only one profile. The other two times, it started normally, but no ball of fire without Quick Launch.
As for resources, with Spyware scan going it was using a moderate 75 MBs. Previously, I rarely was under 100, and I am using two tabs now, up from the single homepage.
The single extra theme, which worked in 8.1, did not work in 8.1.2. Only one of the extentions which was compatible in 8.1, where in 8.1.2, i.e. forecastfox. Roboform and Mr Tech Install were not compatible.
And, as a final touch, I just tried to start 8.1.2, and, it froze on loading. May be Quick Launch is needed, after all. This is NS8.x last chance.
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.13) Gecko/20060410 Firefox/1.0.8