Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Aug 2012 00:20 UTC, submitted by Markus Su
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla's Dave Mason, when asked by derStandard.at what the most scary part of Firefox' roadmap is: "It has to be Firefox OS which is a huge step for Mozilla. It is exciting and scary at the same time. This is the first time we had to partner with some other companies to get to the end results so that's a hard transition for us." I commend Mozilla for attempting this. I've been trying out Firefox on my Nexus 7 today, and it's really, really good (save for the interface, which needs some serious Holo love). If this is an indication for what Firefox OS is going to be like - good on 'm.
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RE[2]: Firefox Browser
by bassbeast on Tue 14th Aug 2012 01:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Firefox Browser"
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Nope, because ARM and X86 are frankly as different as they can possibly be. while a few tricks might port over I'm betting most won't, the arches are just too different.

Personally I'd just be happy if they'd do something about their damned near constant CPU spiking. I've tried regular, ESR, and PaleMoon and frankly ALL of the gecko browsers are prone to CPU spiking, especially on low power or older chips. launch a new tab? 100% spike, scroll? Adds a 20%-30% CPU spike. This is my results on both an AMD Spempron 1.8GHz single and an AMD E350 Fusion dual, in both cases it spikes B.A.D. Compare this to anything based on webkit, Chrome, Chromium, Comodo dragon...no major spikes. The webkit browsers use a little more memory but a LOT less CPU, and since the memory is powered no matter what but CPU spikes mean more power i personally would rather them use more memory.

So I wish them luck on MozOS but I've already moved most of my customers on X86 to Comodo Dragon or Chromium. I think its a shame but the other poster was right, it seems like ever since Chrome suddenly exploded on the scene the guys at Moz have been doing everything to ape Google (down to MozOS) except building a decent browser.

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