Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Jul 2007 16:06 UTC, submitted by netpython
Internet & Networking Mozilla's Firefox web browser has made dramatic gains on Microsoft's Internet Explorer throughout Europe in the past year with a marked upturn in FF use compared to IE over the past four months, according to French web monitoring service XiTiMonitor. A study of nearly 96,000 websites carried out during the week of July 2 to July 8 found that FF had 27.8% market share across Eastern and Western Europe, IE had 66.5%, with other browsers including Safari and Opera making up the remaining 5.7%. The July market share represents a massive 3.7% rise since a similar survey in March.
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Firefox on Linux
by asdx24 on Sun 15th Jul 2007 20:09 UTC
asdx24
Member since:
2007-05-17

This is really cool but I really wish Mozilla developers focuses more on non win32 systems, Firefox in my Linux systems crashes all the time, while on win32 is fine and I really wish they will fix the damn issues with the RAM suckage.

Other than that, I really like Firefox.

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RE: Firefox on Linux
by sappyvcv on Mon 16th Jul 2007 01:15 in reply to "Firefox on Linux"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

I agree. When I use firefox on Ubuntu, it crashes probably once a day, though I don't really use that box that much, so it would likely crash more with more usage. Default install, nothing special about it.

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RE[2]: Firefox on Linux
by chemical_scum on Mon 16th Jul 2007 04:44 in reply to "RE: Firefox on Linux"
chemical_scum Member since:
2005-11-02

When I use firefox on Ubuntu, it crashes probably once a day, though I don't really use that box that much, so it would likely crash more with more usage. Default install, nothing special about it.

When I was using Firefox on my last system (Dapper with Mozilla binary 2.02) FF would crash quite often especially after using a lot of Flash.

My new system (faster box more RAM, Feisty 2.04 default install patched) FF has not crshed on me once since I set it up about a nonth ago with about a reular daily one to two hours browsing. Also FF seems to be consuming less RAM now.

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RE: Firefox on Linux
by Havin_it on Mon 16th Jul 2007 03:05 in reply to "Firefox on Linux"
Havin_it Member since:
2006-03-10

I also found a lot of bugs/issues with the binary distributions of Firefox, but these have evaporated since I started building it from source on Gentoo. Those who have such problems might consider building from source on their own distro; yes it takes some time, but I suspect it is the cure for a lot of the bugs.

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RE[2]: Firefox on Linux
by OStourist on Mon 16th Jul 2007 07:07 in reply to "Firefox on Linux"
OStourist Member since:
2007-06-19

firefox 2.0.04 almost never crashes on my Fedora 7 linux
I suspect broswer plugins may be behind a lot of the crashes linux users are reporting..

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RE: Firefox on Linux
by cobbaut on Mon 16th Jul 2007 08:18 in reply to "Firefox on Linux"
cobbaut Member since:
2005-10-23

Strange, i also use firefox on Ubuntu, and this laptop is always running with firefox always open (on average two windows with about fifteen tabs). It never crashed on me the past ten months or so.
It used to crash a lot on Ubuntu 6.06, but not on 6.10 or 7.04.

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RE[2]: Firefox on Linux
by sappyvcv on Mon 16th Jul 2007 10:02 in reply to "RE: Firefox on Linux"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm running 7.04 from a fresh install. Desktop with an AMD Athlon XP 2500 and 512mb of DDR memory. Nothing fancy.

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