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24 Jun 2011 15:54

I want to know what everybody else thinks of it

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25 Jun 2011 01:35

Haven't tried it. Firefox is sluggish and slow on Mac/Linux and has been for a while. It's not the browser it used to be.

I only use Windows for application development (.NET) and usually use Chrome then anyway, even though Firefox is meant to be hardware accelerated on Windows.

Chrome is only faster because it skips a few things when rendering the page - leading to incorrect layout in some rare cases. So it's not perfect either.


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26 Jun 2011 00:05

i didnt notice a difference from FF4 except there seems to be a trend developing where normally you'd get 4.1.2 they jumped to 5. same with pidgin. no 2.8.2, straight to 2.9.0 we spent years in firefox 3 series and now we've jumped to 5 in a few months time from 4's official release.

if you tune and customize FF it's really nice. i prefer it over the other browsers and when i develop i do so with a favoritism toward it. leaving other browsers with less "features" on sites. giving FF little perks.

mac itself is garbage imo, and i've never used firefox or internet at all on linux.

my biggest complaint right now is firefox went and screwed with history, so now i only keep history for current session to avoid having years stored up.
i have email, rss, adblock, script block, weather, development tools <little gear icon> and roboform password store. it's using a theme and a lot of custom code to minimize things and remove crap buttons from menu.
sorry for the long winded post, im proud of the work i've put into ff :D

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27 Jun 2011 04:10

fallenleader: whoops that was me above.

Fixed.

I copied the text and the attachment from the anonymous post and then deleted it. So if you want to in future, feel free to double-post in future if you forget to sign in. That way I can skip the copying step and just delete the first one. ;-)


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27 Jun 2011 22:46

could do that… or remember to log in, ey?


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28 Jun 2011 03:49

Currently bloat ware in my opinion, slows down the Home PC, I have resorted to using Opera.


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28 Jun 2011 17:34

eww, opera? have you tried others? chrome is pretty good.
opera's claim to speed is just precaching iirc. its a ruse.
and back just a year ago when i was testing code, it's compatibility was horrid.


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30 Jun 2011 23:53

Opera's claim to speed is legitimate if you are using it's speed boost feature. All websites go through their servers first, and files are stripped down to the bare essentials - flash is disabled and requires a click to load, images are poor quality, etc.

This allows you to actually access websites on a capped connection that would usually take several minutes to load. So it has it's uses.

Not sure how the speed of Opera compares to other browsers when that feature is disabled.


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01 Jul 2011 00:39

wow, i thought it really was all from using your idle connection to fetch links and pre load things.

it still has absolutely horrid compatibility, at least back when i was testing with it.
and, do you really want not just the government and your isp watching what you do, but the browser's servers as well?
my random surfing would drive them to suicide.


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03 Jul 2011 05:12

Yes, the lack of compatibility is what drove me away from Opera a long time ago :) I only keep a copy of it (as with every major browser) for compatibility checks when needed. Particularly when it comes to testing CSS.


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03 Jul 2011 11:41

yeah, thats exactly why i had it. for dev work.
but so few people use it and its so incompatible that i said, meh, and went on to favor FF and make compatible with IE. the rest can bite me.
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