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post #91 of 234
I like firefox because it's really easy to use and I like the customization opetions compared to IE, feels faster to me too.

I used opera for a while, was great.. just used FF on my laptop now because I don't see a need to change.
post #92 of 234
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Originally Posted by hectuero View Post
If it's not on the official Mozilla Firefox FTP release site, it's not a release (you can also find the latest beta release here). Firefox codenames are only used to describe them when in pre-beta states. As you can see, the last release named Namoroka was Oct 14, 2009. Firefox 3.5.7 is the latest release that's not considered "old". I have no idea what you're talking about with version "3.6.6", no such release exists, nor has any Firefox release been compiled within the past six days except 3.0.17.
you that.
And what is this then? It's the latest 3.6.X release, it's at 3.6.6 today and it's called namoroka. You can actually download firefox 3.5.8 from there too.
post #93 of 234
Chrome; more streamlined.
post #94 of 234
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Does it boost browsing speed? I could care less about 'infections', I haven't had a website do that to me in (literally) years. Speed and general performance though is very VERY important to me.
Yes it does boost speed. Less code to load = good!

I'm obviously a little more concerned than website infection than you are. But with the use of Flash and Java website attacks and cross site scripting attacks are more common than ever. Flashblock and Noscript will protect you from 99% of that junk.

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Flash is one of the buggiest, slowest, most unstable pieces of software in widespread use, and, yes, should die. Hopefully HTML5 will help accomplish that.
I just looked up what "qft" means (thanks for making me have to learn something Sduibek ) and qft on your HTML5 statement hectuero!! HTML5 can't get here fast enough for me. Now to pray for its widespread use & implementation!
post #95 of 234
Opera (10.10 and the new alpha): it feels more integrated and faster than Firefox. I update the urlfilter.ini to have pages look like they do with adblock in FF and Javascript enabled on a site-to-site basis. I have my emails and my browsing in one window (which, btw, uses less resources than FF alone). Thunderbird 3 uses waaay too much ram for my liking. Then there's speed dial. The FF extension sucks major ass compared to the original. PLUS - it looks better. No matter what skin I use, FF just looks quite old.
post #96 of 234
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FlashBlock will definitely boost browsing speed because flash videos never have to load unless you explicitly allow them too (of course, AdBlock will get rid of most of the ones that you definitely don't want to load). Flash is one of the buggiest, slowest, most unstable pieces of software in widespread use, and, yes, should die. Hopefully HTML5 will help accomplish that.
Considering your love of Flash, you really need to click the link I posted.
post #97 of 234
I use Safari. It's fast and easy to use.

-Chris-
post #98 of 234
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And what is this then? It's the latest 3.6.X release, it's at 3.6.6 today and it's called namoroka. You can actually download firefox 3.5.8 from there too.
Nowhere there does it say 3.6.6 either. It says 3.6b6pre, which means it's a pre-release version of 3.6 beta 6. The reason it's called Namoroka is because it's not an actual (beta) release of Firefox and is considered unstable (like alphas, but unlike betas). What you're running is not a release, it's a nightly build. Nightly builds are compiled, well, nightly! They are NOT releases. If they were, they'd be in the releases folder, not the nightly one.

I realize this may be confusing. Also, you shouldn't be running a nightly build in the first place. The only reason you should run a nightly build is if you're a Firefox (or Firefox add-on) developer or are checking for a specific bug.
post #99 of 234
allways fun to have the latest software And the latest "nightly build" seems to be somewhat suck, as it won't quit when I press the exit button, and the CPU goes up to 50% usage.
post #100 of 234
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allways fun to have the latest software And the latest "nightly build" seems to be somewhat suck, as it won't quit when I press the exit button, and the CPU goes up to 50% usage.
Ahahaah. Case and point. I'll just suggest you run the latest 3.6 beta. It crashes sometimes, but Firefox is good about restoring your crashed session. Oh and the close button works too!
post #101 of 234
90% of the time I use Firefox, it's okay, but a little on the slow side.
Sometimes the address bar auto-completion slows everything down due to hdd activity and I've had a few crashes with the Adobe Reader plugin.

I also have the dev channel of Chrome and it's blazing fast, I don't use it as much because it lacks AdBlock, but now with plugin support there might be a suitable alternative, I haven't searched for it yet tho.
post #102 of 234
I use Windows very occasionally in a virtual machine but when I do, it's usually Chrome for its slick appearance and speed. Should I need to surf the web seriously, there's no alternative to Firefox.
post #103 of 234
Firefox. There's just no alternative. I tried Opera and Chrome (and IE of course).
post #104 of 234
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Originally Posted by hectuero View Post
Ahahaah. Case and point. I'll just suggest you run the latest 3.6 beta. It crashes sometimes, but Firefox is good about restoring your crashed session. Oh and the close button works too!
Firefox actually recommends the 3.6.X beta over the 3.6.X nightly build. When you install the 3.6.X nightly it opens a tab that says it isn't recommended and points to the beta
post #105 of 234
Firefox and no other.
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