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Windows 7: bye bye Firefox

31 Jul 2010   #1
reasoner

Win7 64
 
 
bye bye Firefox

I recently ditched Firefox for IE8

Firefox was so slow loading, especially Google and Yahoo - also not a day went by in which I didn't get a ffox dialogue box saying, "Aren't we embarassed - ffox just crashed."

IE8 has yet to crash and does everything ffox does only faster and smoother

IE8 - a nice surprise

reasoner


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31 Jul 2010   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's unfortunate that you experienced these problems. I can say that I certainly don't see those issues on my machines. Oh well, I'm sure that IE8 will meet your needs as it's used by a majority of users.
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31 Jul 2010   #3
reasoner

Win7 64
 
 

only by trying a variety of browsers can you figure out which one is right for your machine - that's pretty much how computing goes: get it, try it out, kick the tires, and figure out what works and what doesn't

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31 Jul 2010   #4
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

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31 Jul 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reasoner View Post
also not a day went by in which I didn't get a ffox dialogue box saying, "Aren't we embarassed - ffox just crashed."
This is the reason I like Chrome. I still get crashes, but every tab, add-on, and plug-in has its own process, so when one happens I usually just have to hit refresh on that page and I'm right back to what I was doing in 2 seconds or less.
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01 Aug 2010   #6
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I recently left firefox for chrome because Mozilla have yet to fix the long standing memory leaks.
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01 Aug 2010   #7
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

I use FF on my XP Pro sp3 and my win98SE.
slow yes but kewl as hell
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01 Aug 2010   #8
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
I recently left firefox for chrome because Mozilla have yet to fix the long standing memory leaks.
yeah....Thats not a good reason to switch....

On the latest stable release, I've seen some processes for it get up to 800MB. Granted you have leave a tab open a long time before that happens and all you have to do is kill that process for that one tab and reload the page, but the problem is still there. Just wanted to make sure you knew.
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01 Aug 2010   #9
angeloelibz24

64-Bit Windows 7 - Home Premium Edition; Linux Mint 11
 
 

Completely the opposite here. My IE8 has been slow as hell, despite the fact that my Firefox has TONS of add-ons running.
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01 Aug 2010   #10
housry23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try Chrome if you don't like FF. I was a FF fan until the 3.5 releases. I switched to Chrome and have never looked back especially now that they have extensions. It opens, loads and pretty much does everything faster than FF. I still use FF on 1 site that seems to not be optimized for Chrome's engine. I have recently tried out FF 4 beta 2 and it is a big improvement, but until support for my favorite add-ons is available, I'll stick with Chrome.
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