Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Feb 2010 22:25 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "One of the most interesting Mozilla Labs projects has now stagnated. Is the project dead? Does it have a future? The Mozilla developer who led the project tells all. Back in the summer of 2008, Mozilla began development of an experimental add-on called Ubiquity, providing new command mash-up capabilities for the Firefox browser. After just over a year of development, Mozilla is now pulling back on the effort, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been successful. The current release of Ubiquity is version 0.1.9.1, and was released on January 20th of this year. To date, Ubiquity has garnered more than 420000 downloads, according to the Mozilla add-ons site. So what is happening with Ubiquity now?"
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JOKe
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2005-10-27

haha sorry dude ok I dont want to say that firefox is something BAD or something like this I really like firefox and firefox is my primary browser for development because of firebug but it has a lot of problems.
- it starts REALLY SLOW on my XP machine dont know why.
- when I use it for... 3 days without shutting down which is normal it cannot stop and if I see the memory usage it is 500mb+ sometimes even 750mb+ sometimes when I try to close it it takes 50% of my CPU and it cannot stop the memory just goes up goes up ... (maybe saving some sessions dont know) Anyway I dont like it for daily usage.
- I really like firefox because it is free software and I hope that Firefox 4 will be something different but If I was the "owner" of firefox I definitely will rewrite it from scratch with lighter version of gecko engine without XUL and etc.
- with chrome it starts very fast it has good plugins some of them are great and they are not available on firefox which is lets say strange for me.
- I use Safari just for 1 special site which is rendered best on safari ;)


P.S. I use a lot of extensions for all browsers so maybe this is the problem I have firebug, web developer, collorzilla, colored tabs, Meassure it and XMarks but even if I remove all of them the speed is not so much improved.

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