Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th May 2009 22:42 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Tabbed browsing is pretty much the norm by now, with even someone like me (who disliked it vehemently for a long time) finally giving in and start using tabbed browsing (thanks to Chrome, by the way). Well, apparently, Mozilla thinks its time to move on. They believe tabbed browsing has become obsolete, and are asking users to come up with a better alternative.
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Bloat?
by strcpy on Wed 20th May 2009 16:27 UTC
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2009-05-20

I would rather see them do something about the feature creep.

Despite of the perhaps provocative title, this is a honest opinion: the performance of Firefox starts to be unacceptable on all my computers, which are admittedly somewhat old but are capable of handling all my other computing tasks. How can it be that a web browser takes more resources than a whole operating system running a decent window manager and all? Makes you sad, really.

I see that there is an increasing demand for a true lightweight browser. Sadly, none of the promising alternative browsers are yet capable of handling the ever-increasing complexity of the modern WWW. Midori, Netsurf, Dillo, Links, ... -- all good options to contribute nevertheless.

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