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 StephenBeDoper on Fri 20th Jun 2008 23:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by moleskine"
StephenBeDoper
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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[3]: Comment by moleskine
by cptnapalm on Sun 22nd Jun 2008 19:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by moleskine"
cptnapalm Member since:
2006-08-09

I'm going to have to disagree with this.

My experience is with OpenSolaris on a 650Mhz UltraSparc IIe laptop with 1GB of RAM. FF3 is slower to start, slower to render and much more sluggish to use than FF2. FF3 is actually pretty painful and frustrating. I uninstalled it 15 minutes after first loading it up and went back to FF2.

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