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Windows 7: Why has Firefox become so bad?

09 Nov 2010   #1

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Why has Firefox become so bad?

Please read this post and this post of mine before you post a reply.

Why has Firefox become so bad?

It's becoming more and more bloated and less like what it was intended to be (fast and functional) when it was first released to compete with IE.

It takes up insane amounts of ram memory. It also crashes so easily whenever the flash plugin crashes.

Compare it to another browser like Chrome and the consumption and stability differences are so vast, even though Chrome was created after Firefox.. Chrome consumes 1/5 as much memory, doesn't lag at all even when many tabs are open and doesn't crash at all even if its flash plugin crashes.

I hate to use Chrome over Firefox but it's proving to be superior to Firefox in the most important areas of memory consumption, lag speed and stability. Chrome has major problems ensuring that downloads do not become corrupted, which is a nail to its heart.

Firefox, please take care of the important core issues before fiddling around with issues concerning user-created plugin...

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09 Nov 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

If I hear the word "bloated" one more time I'm gonna go postal.

Here ya go...

Crazy Browser
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09 Nov 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
Why has Firefox become so bad?

It's becoming more and more bloated and less like what it was intended to be (fast and functional) when it was first released to compete with IE.
It's fast and functional for me.
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09 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Personally I don't think it's slow when browsing but I did notice that the latest builds of FF 3.6 got slower starting up, but I guess it's to do with your hardware more than anything.

In my experience with Firefox 4 I think it's lost it's usability a little compared to 3.6, I wish they'd thought more about the Orange button.

It's the UI of Firefox 4 that pushed me to another browser, I'm glad it did because after using Chrome, Firefox to me now is a speck in the dust.
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09 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by G1LLY View Post
Personally I don't think it's slow when browsing but I did notice that the latest builds of FF 3.6 got slower starting up, but I guess it's to do with your hardware more than anything.

In my experience with Firefox 4 I think it's lost it's usability a little compared to 3.6, I wish they'd thought more about the Orange button.

It's the UI of Firefox 4 that pushed me to another browser, I'm glad it did because after using Chrome, Firefox to me now is a speck in the dust.
My 1 year old computer runs Firefox as fast as my 6 year old computer, even though it has about 3 to 4x the specs of my old computer.
It's not the hardware, it's firefox.
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09 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The true bloat usually shows up with Add-ons and such. On it's own, it's still small, lightweight and fast.
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09 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

What is happening is that FF is reaching the dreaded version "4.0"

Mozilla killed Netscape with version 4.0. It was so buggy and "bloated" (at the time) that it made IE 4.0 look good and they completely lost their user base. I was a 100% loyal Netscape user utill 4.0 stabbed me in the eye.

They seem to be doing it again with FF. They just cant get past that magic number for some reason. They need to start over again with a new browser "Water Weasel 1.0" or something and just skip 4.0 altogeather

Edit: "Earth Ermine"? "Sky.. uh... Scallop"?
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09 Nov 2010   #8

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
What is happening is that FF is reaching the dreaded version "4.0"

Mozilla killed Netscape with version 4.0. It was so buggy and "bloated" (at the time) that it made IE 4.0 look good and they completely lost their user base. I was a 100% loyal Netscape user utill 4.0 stabbed me in the eye.

They seem to be doing it again with FF. They just cant get past that magic number for some reason. They need to start over again with a new browser "Water Weasel 1.0" or something and just skip 4.0 altogeather
Water Weasel for the World Wide Web: WWWWW
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09 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Granted, Chrome is faster (always was) but
Have you counted your Plugins recently?
Start Firefox with the switch -P (Profile manager) create a new profile and see if it's still slow and sluggish.

-DG
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09 Nov 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Firefox...is slow? I use Firefox and I find that almost all web pages load faster than a blink of an eye, even multimedia heavy one.

Isn't Chrome the browser that opens up a new process for each tab? I prefer my single 100MB~150MB Firefox process than 10 x 150mb~ Chrome processes (just for a simple browsing session too~)

The newer Firefox versions have a 'plugin container', so if Flash crashes in Firefox, only the Firefox plugin container crashes, not the whole Firefox.
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