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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Comment by moleskine
by moleskine on Fri 20th Jun 2008 23:28 UTC
moleskine
Member since:
2005-11-05

I guess I must be the only person on earth who hasn't upgraded to Firefox 3.0 then. Firefox 2 works perfectly well for me, and so do all the extensions I use. It will be a while before all the extensions work as well on 3. It's only hype if you choose - choose - to get caught up in it all. Stay apart, run what you want how you want it. Then you keep a nice clear head. Yes, in a month or two I may upgrade, but there again, I may not. Besides, Opera 9.5 is pretty darn good and enough to be getting on with.

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RE: Comment by moleskine
by kaiwai on Fri 20th Jun 2008 23:51 in reply to "Comment by moleskine"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I guess I must be the only person on earth who hasn't upgraded to Firefox 3.0 then. Firefox 2 works perfectly well for me, and so do all the extensions I use. It will be a while before all the extensions work as well on 3. It's only hype if you choose - choose - to get caught up in it all. Stay apart, run what you want how you want it. Then you keep a nice clear head. Yes, in a month or two I may upgrade, but there again, I may not. Besides, Opera 9.5 is pretty darn good and enough to be getting on with.


I haven't upgraded either; I'm running Solaris, and Firefox 3.0 crashes with gmail if I have the flash plugin installed, it also crashes on numerous other websites. Opera, the whole browser freezes when I go to geekzone.co.nz forum - none of this is present on Firefox 2.0.14 (which I'm running now).

Until Adobe/Firefox fix their problems, and Opera fix the fact that a whole browser can be frozen because of a script on a website - I'll be stuck in 2.0 land for a while.

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RE: Comment by moleskine
by StephenBeDoper on Fri 20th Jun 2008 23:57 in reply to "Comment by moleskine"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

Heh, until last week my laptop was still running FF 1.5.

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RE[2]: Comment by moleskine
by buff on Sat 21st Jun 2008 00:00 in reply to "RE: Comment by moleskine"
buff Member since:
2005-11-12

Your laptop will probably be a lot happier since Firefox 3 versus 1.5 uses a lot less memory, faster rendering too to benefit lower powered CPUs.

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RE: Comment by moleskine
by helf on Sat 21st Jun 2008 06:29 in reply to "Comment by moleskine"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

FF3 sucks. It screws around with my bookmarks all the time. Half the time, when I choose "bookmark all tabs" it says "OK!" and promptly doesn't do it. And I don't notice because I've already closed it out...

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

I just checked my primary OS's repositories; no Firefox 3 package. Flash doesn't work with version 2 anyhow so who's to expect Adobe to have 64bit Flash plugins for version 3?

I'll upgrade when it is in the repositories and there is a compelling reason. I'm actually thinking of downgrading to 32bit FF just so Flash will work and it'll be the only thing that isn't compiled against 64bit libraries on this box.

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Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06

nspluginwrapper will do the trick for 64bit Firefox.

http://gwenole.beauchesne.info//en/projects/nspluginwrapper

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