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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i don't really get it.
by stabbyjones on Sun 22nd Jun 2008 23:33 UTC
stabbyjones
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2008-04-15

i switch between ff3, iceweasel, epiphany, opera 9.5 (and IE7 at work).

none of these programs are exciting. the media attention of firefox over other browsers seems really strange to me.

as a fulltime windows user i was an avid fan of opera, but now i'm too lazy to try and get sound in 9.50 to work with flash in debian. ff3 doesn't really feel like a 3.0 to me. and i use an xp vm for my uni website to upload assignments in IE.

i've found that the browser that is winning all my time lately is epiphany. simple and quick and i can get everything working with a lot less fuss.

i don't want a media darling, just a browser. it's almost like the next release of nautilus (let's say a small bugfix release) in GNOME getting massive media fanfare. it's a browser, not something that will make you special or stand out from the crowd.

it's great that open source software is getting attention but this is one application out of the thousands that go by unnoticed by the majority of computer users every day.

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