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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RE: Indeed
by OfficeSubmarine on Mon 9th Nov 2009 17:40 UTC in reply to "Indeed"
OfficeSubmarine
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2006-12-14

I'm in the same boat with firefox in linux. The irony being that I switched to it in the first place because opera, at time, was doing a poor job keeping opera even running in modern distros.

But now firefox just feels slow on linux, even swiftfox does. I've heard the excuses, compiled with all the flags that are supposed to speed it up, and it's just not performing well. Where chromium, with the same functionality in terms of installed extensions, just flies. And it's not even officially in beta yet!

I love firefox, and I'm glad it's around. But I hardly ever even use it anymore. It's become like IE in wine used to be. Just something around for that rare site which breaks in my main browser.

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