Linked by Wes Bascas on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 11:00 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Over the weekend, the crew at Tom's Hardware was busy testing the recently-released Firefox 22 using the usual bevy of benchmarks. This roundup included Chrome 27, Firefox 22, IE10, and Opera 12, along with the new Chromium-based build of Opera Next (alos known as Opera 15).
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RE[3]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by Fergy on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 22:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

I am running nightly at home and latest here. Nothing has changed.

Something is seriously wrong with either your hardware or your Firefox profile.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I am running a 8 CPU Xeon box at work with 16GB of ram, which has uptimes of weeks. Nothing is wrong, Firefox just shits itself.

I work with 5 other developers and we all experience the same behaviour. Chrome doesn't display the same behaviour.

Also this excuse of "your profile is corrupted" you know I don't care it is corrupted or how it happened. No other software on my system does this, except for Firefox, the devs need to find out why it happens and fix it.

People keep up making excuses for why Firefox does weird things instead of getting this stuff fixed.

Edited 2013-07-04 08:58 UTC

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kwanbis Member since:
2005-07-06

No problems like you describe here. You are either using a bad plugin, or your profile is f┬Ęcked up.

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gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

Maybe I missed something (and please forgive me if I did) but you're running nightly, it's unstable and you... complain?

I'm running FF on a large number of machines ranging from Nexus 7 up to a heavily loaded dual Xeon workstation and I can't say that I share your experience.
Though, all the machines are running Fedora Linux (minus the Nexus 7) w/ the nVidia binary driver.

- Gilboa

Edited 2013-07-04 21:19 UTC

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm running a quad core i5 with 8GB here and I'm not having any serious issues with either browser under Windows 7. Though, both are prone to slowdowns with a bunch of tabs open, and occasionally Firefox does lock up on me, but usually only if my computer is already doing something crazy and other apps lock up too. I'm on the release channel for both browsers, so perhaps your issues may be related to being on the dev or beta channel?

On GNU/Linux (Crunchbang to be specific) Firefox (Iceweasel) is rock solid and fast, though I'm on version 20.0. Chromium is fast and stable too, but I'm having plugin issues with it so I'm sticking with Iceweasel for now.

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CaptainN- Member since:
2005-07-07

developers - you are probably using Firebug. That thing kills Firefox dead. The built in tools aren't good enough just yet to replace Firebug (they are getting closer though), but the way Firebug just kills Firefox, I've not been installing it anymore. It gets worse with each release. Firefox is much livelier without it.

I'd actually suggest Tom's should rerun all the FireFox benchmarks with Firebug installed, if anyone cared.

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Something is seriously wrong with either your hardware or your Firefox profile.

Why do you keep blaming Firefox's problems on the user's profiles? Ever think that Firefox is not perfect, and that it is actually not free of bugs and performance problems?

I just updated from version 21 to 22 and now I'm starting to see brief lock-ups in the Firefox GUI in my (so far) brief time with it. Yay. What do you suggest? Delete my profile and create another? At that rate I might as well just switch to Chrome or Chromium and give it a try, because it won't be worth it getting all my settings back to the way I have had them for years. If I'm going to start fresh, I might as well consider the competition.

Then again, I might just consider Seamonkey. For some reason I keep forgetting about it these days, although it's traditionally been a good browser and in my experience has always... *gasp* tended to feel even more lightweight than Firefox, in terms of speed and responsiveness. Ironic, considering one of Firefox's core missions at the beginning was to fight bloat from the original Netscape/Mozilla suite.

Well... I guess on the bright side it appears that the latest version takes up just slightly less memory. Not much, it's still a hog, but slightly.

Edited 2013-07-05 09:09 UTC

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lvl21ogre Member since:
2013-07-04

I suggest trying a profile reset first, because that's usually far less painful for users than restarting entirely. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/reset-firefox-easily-fix-most-p...

Historically, user profiles are an occasional problem in any app. The onus isn't just on the app developer, though. Sadly, it's the price we pay for being able to customize the thing so much. Mozilla do work rather hard on making sure profiles will continue working, but sometimes issues do crop up.

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CaptainN- Member since:
2005-07-07

Do you believe Chrome would be more perfect than Firefox? That hasn't been my experience. This article would seem to back that up.

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