Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 9th Nov 2009 14:20 UTC
Editorial Hands up if you use Firefox. Have used it? Know about it? Heard of it? 'Sites up and down the World Wide Web today will be celebrating five years of Firefox. When I sat down to write this I worried about having to list the history of its features and landmark events and the news of the past five years. Other sites will be comprehensively doing that, there is nothing I can add to that list that Google can't surmise. Instead I will be telling you what Google does not know, my story of Firefox and what Firefox has meant to all of us.
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Firefox needs a good cleaning
by bousozoku on Mon 9th Nov 2009 15:38 UTC
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I used Phoenix, starting at version 0.4.0, and it wasn't bad. I had been using Chimera, which is now Camino, on Mac OS X--the inspiration for Phoenix.

Both Chimera and Phoenix were quick and light but now, Phoenix has gained a lot of weight and had to change names to protect its original name and reputation. Camino is still quick and light but as of Firefox 2.0, I gave up the crashing of that era Camino.

Firefox really does need a good cleaning. I'll try other browsers but I always return. Chrome developer preview 4 is good, but I really don't want a Google search when I type "osnews" to get the bookmark and then, have to hunt for it in the first 50 results. My browser should be efficient, like Firefox, regardless of the JavaScript speed.

Perhaps, with the change to one tab, one process mentality, Firefox will be cleaned and much less error prone. It's still surprising that they can fix security issues so quickly.

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