Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Sep 2008 11:15 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones With the recent surge in WebKit adoption, many have stated to question the usefulness of Mozilla's Gecko browsing engine, claiming that WebKit is far superior. Some even go as far as saying that Firefox should ditch Gecko in favour of WebKit. Ars Technica's Ryan Paul explains why that is utter, utter bogus. "From a technical perspective, Gecko is now very solid and no longer lags behind WebKit. A testament to the rate at which Gecko has been improving is its newfound viability in the mobile space, where it was practically considered a nonstarter not too long ago. Mozilla clearly has the resources, developer expertise, and community support to take Gecko anywhere that WebKit can go."
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RE: It's Firefox not Gecko
by Bully on Tue 9th Sep 2008 13:30 UTC in reply to "It's Firefox not Gecko"
Bully
Member since:
2006-04-07

Currently Firefox has everything in the same process: this made me switch from Firefox2 to Opera because I was annoyed by the crashes


Funny. The Opera guy (forgot his name and can't be bothered to look it up) recently said in a response to Chrome, that having every tab in a different process is not a good idea for a browser.
So, if you think it is, then switching to opera wasn't such a good i dea i guess ;)

And apart from that. Opera crashed more on me then Firefox has.

Edited 2008-09-09 13:33 UTC

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RE[2]: It's Firefox not Gecko
by renox on Tue 9th Sep 2008 18:35 in reply to "RE: It's Firefox not Gecko"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

Funny. The Opera guy recently said in a response to Chrome, that having every tab in a different process is not a good idea for a browser.
The Opera guy is defending his turf, but I disagree with him which is why as soon as Chrome has matured, I'll switch again from Opera to Chrome.

So, if you think it is, then switching to opera wasn't such a good idea i guess ;)
Nope because at the time, Opera was superior to FF2 and Chrome didn't exist..

Opera crashed more on me then Firefox has.
You're using it on Linux I guess.
On Windows, I found Opera more stable than Firefox (though not perfectly stable) and it also provide the 'one website is using 100% CPU, guess which?' "game" even though this happen less often..

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RE[3]: It's Firefox not Gecko
by Bully on Tue 9th Sep 2008 20:36 in reply to "RE[2]: It's Firefox not Gecko"
Bully Member since:
2006-04-07

"Opera crashed more on me then Firefox has.
You're using it on Linux I guess. "

You guessed wrong.

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