Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jan 2006 17:59 UTC
Opera Software "With Opera recently releasing their web browser completely free of Ads, it is a good time to let the truth be told. Not only is Opera faster then Firefox in all performance areas, it is much more secure and more compliant."
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RE: It's also more ....
by vasko_dinkov on Wed 4th Jan 2006 20:02 UTC in reply to "It's also more ...."
vasko_dinkov
Member since:
2005-09-13

I've tried Firefox at each of its dozens of releases since it was called Phoenix and have always hated its SLOWNESS!

Slow rendering engine, slow and irresponsive interface, extremely slow startup time.

The most annoying scenario is when you set Firefox as your default web browser (not only for www links but also for HTML documents). The long wait for Firefox to start once you've double-clicked a HTML document is a real nightmare for someone that opens scores of local HTML documents in his/her everyday work.

This is the main reason why I didn't switch to Firefox even back when I wasn't using Opera, and I still don't have any plans to do so. Yes, I now use Opera because I have thoroughly tested all popular browsers personally (as part of my job) and I am convinced that this is the best browser nowadays. Of course, this is just my own opinion..

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RE[2]: It's also more ....
by GatoLoko on Thu 5th Jan 2006 03:33 in reply to "RE: It's also more ...."
GatoLoko Member since:
2005-11-13

The long wait for Firefox to start once you've double-clicked a HTML document is a real nightmare for someone that opens scores of local HTML documents in his/her everyday work.

Someone that opens scores of local HTML documents in his/her everyday work don't close the browser. That way is faster even if the browser is the fastest loading.

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RE[3]: It's also more ....
by renox on Thu 5th Jan 2006 15:54 in reply to "RE[2]: It's also more ...."
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

Depends: if the HTML pages includes images, Firefox tends to increase memory and never free it which makes it slower over the time which is annoying..

Also annoying is that it tend to get very slow if it hits the 300 MB+ memory usage even on a box which has 1 GB of RAM: Firefox memory usage suck but Windows XP memory handling suck too.
There is no reason why a 300MB app should be slow on a PC with 1GB of RAM..

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