Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Aug 2012 00:20 UTC, submitted by Markus Su
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla's Dave Mason, when asked by derStandard.at what the most scary part of Firefox' roadmap is: "It has to be Firefox OS which is a huge step for Mozilla. It is exciting and scary at the same time. This is the first time we had to partner with some other companies to get to the end results so that's a hard transition for us." I commend Mozilla for attempting this. I've been trying out Firefox on my Nexus 7 today, and it's really, really good (save for the interface, which needs some serious Holo love). If this is an indication for what Firefox OS is going to be like - good on 'm.
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RE: Why?
by bassbeast on Tue 14th Aug 2012 01:17 UTC in reply to "Why?"
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While I personally switched over to Comodo Dragon if you want to keep FF and figure out WTH is causing the crashes here is what you do:

Go download a program called "Dependency Walker" which is just a zipped .exe, nothing to install, and run it. When it starts point it to the FF .exe and I bet you'll find several RED entries on the list below the main window. Those red entries are .DLLs that FF is trying to call the DW can't find which means FF can't find them either. I wouldn't be surprised if on one of the bazillion updates FF has had lately one or more .DLLs got screwed and its causing the browser to crash.

That said look into Comodo Dragon. It'll copy your bookmarks and passwords from FF if you wish, is rock solid stable no matter how many updates come out (I've updated mine from 6-20 without a hassle), supports the most used extensions like ABP and readability, supports low rights mode in Win 7 for safer browsing (even after 6 years FF still doesn't support LRM) and it has some nice optional security features like Comodo Secure DNS and site inspector.

Like you I was an old school FF user, and used the Moz Suite before that. But ever since Chrome came out the quality of FF has just gone downhill IMHO and after one freeze too many I tried around a dozen different browsers before settling on Dragon. While I'll always look fondly back on my time with FF my customers come to me expecting me to recommend the best most reliable tool for the job and FF just ain't it anymore.

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