Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jun 2008 23:18 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones I've seen superlative after superlative concerning the release of Firefox 3.0, and in all honesty, it is making my stomach ache. Yes, Firefox 3.0 is a great release. It has a slicker interface (the UI on Vista looks quite pretty) and the use of native widgets in Linux is a very, very welcome addition. On top of that, it actually delivers what I was craving for the most from my favourite Windows web browser: much improved performance. But does Firefox 3.0 change the web, or alter the way we use the intertubes?
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real improvements
by JrezIN on Sat 21st Jun 2008 00:27 UTC
JrezIN
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2005-06-29

Well... if you remember... Firefox 3.0 was actually meant to be Firefox 2.0... but due marketing, well...

Visuals... native look... well, everything is important in the end. but for me, Firefox 3 is the end of a long waiting for a not so crash and leaky release... and its also much faster...

It does still leaks after sometime and several tabs open... and still has jerky flash playback when opened for some hours... but still, the different in performance AND stability is SO big that Firefox became finally usable again (I had ditched it for Opera for a long time before 3.0's betas.).

I'm very happy with the actual results (I mean, finally some real improvements), and I hope that FF3.1 mostly fixes these remaining leak issues and the jerk playback and interface freezes and slowing down after sometime opened. Also, the (very) high usage (and interference with other opened apps) of disk for the new DB system should be fixed too.

...In the end, WebKit "competition" is doing nice for gecko too...

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