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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RE: Comment by moleskine
by kaiwai on Fri 20th Jun 2008 23:51 UTC in reply to "Comment by moleskine"
kaiwai
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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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