Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jan 2006 21:16 UTC, submitted by Varg Vikernes
Mozilla & Gecko clones Here is a page discussing various myths surrounding Firefox. "We have all seen these banners before or heard people say 'Firefox is faster, Firefox has lower requirements, Firefox is secure, Firefox defends me from all spyware, etc.' How misleading is it? Read on." Flame away. And be gentle. That's an order. And here's a rebuttal.
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Still a better browser
by siki_miki on Wed 25th Jan 2006 23:44 UTC
siki_miki
Member since:
2006-01-17

With any firefox I tend to have problems with rendering (even showing) some websites, possibly because of non-standard HTML, but pages work in IE and opera. Example: http://qstrip.blog.hr/

Crashing? Happens but rarely.
It is much younger browser than Opera, IE, so I still expect it. But it is much more stable and mature than in 0.3 version when I begun using it.

It may also be slower (because UI is written in high-level language), but that is completely irrelevant today.
What IS relevant is it's extensibility. With it you can do things by far not possible on any other browser, and thus it's the best browser.

Extensions aren't a BIG security risk because a) not many people use same extension, b) not many extensions are related to HTML handling (aren't exposable to security risk by design).

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rhetoric.sendmemoney Member since:
2006-01-22

I am using the latest firefox and that example site works
just fine for me. Is it a subtle rendering issue? Maybe I am just missing it.

Don't take the above as sarcasm as that is not how I mean't it. ;)

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RE[2]: Still a better browser
by smitty on Thu 26th Jan 2006 00:11 in reply to "RE: Still a better browser"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

The site looked fine for me too. (FF 1.5.0) Of course, I don't read that language, so maybe I'm missing something obvious.

I've had very few rendering problems with FF since the .9 version, and that is the main reason I've stuck with Firefox. Opera often seems like a better browser (for someone with certain advanced needs but not a huge extension user) but I can't use it because it doesn't render some websites very well.

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RE: Still a better browser
by abraxas on Thu 26th Jan 2006 01:16 in reply to "Still a better browser"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

What's wrong with the way it renders? I am using Firefox 1.5 on Linux and nothing seems wrong with the way it is rendered.

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RE: Still a better browser
by juhl on Thu 26th Jan 2006 01:24 in reply to "Still a better browser"
juhl Member since:
2006-01-10

Site renders just fine - where's the problem?

$ uname -a
Linux dragon 2.6.16-rc1-mm2 #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Jan 20 22:02:24 CET 2006 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux
$ firefox --version
Mozilla Firefox 1.5, Copyright (c) 1998 - 2005 mozilla.org

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RE[2]: Still a better browser
by remenic on Thu 26th Jan 2006 18:36 in reply to "Still a better browser"
remenic Member since:
2005-07-06

Can't find any oddities in that website. Looks just fine.

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RE[3]: Still a better browser
by Finalzone on Thu 26th Jan 2006 19:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Still a better browser"
Finalzone Member since:
2005-07-06