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 Post subject: newer version of firefox = fast on windows but slow on linux
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:18 pm 
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Hey Linux users..

Have you noticed the newer version of firefox is slowing down our linux box ? I remember firefox 2.0 to 2.5 runs really fast on linux. But starting version 3.1, its slowing down my linux box - I've even tried swiftfox 3.5 beta 4 but its the same deal. However, it runs really fast on winXP.

Hmm.. maybe its time to seek alternative browser that will run fast on our linux box. Opera ?


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:51 pm 
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I can't wait for chrome on linux.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:40 pm 
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teh 1337 haxxor wrote:
I can't wait for chrome on linux.


This. I like Chrome better than Firefox too. If Opera 10 Beta wasn't so buggy, I'd be using that. Firefox is nice, but my fiance uses it and always logs me out of my shit (like Facebook, Gmail, Flickr, etc.) It gets annoying, so I've been looking for a separate browser.

I haven't noticed much of a slowdown, and if my firefox-loving fiance did, she'd ask me what's up with the internet.

Frankly, I've played around with every browser on the market lately (save for IE8) and haven't seen either that are noticeably faster than the others. It's all about features. Opera's supposed to be best with older computers than any other, Chrome is supposed to be the fastest, but Firefox 3.1 vs Chrome doesn't feel too different. It could be that I'm running my own DNS services in a virtual machine though. :?

Trying out new browsers is fun though. You learn quickly what features you love, which ones you can't live without, and which ones bug the hell out of you.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:24 am 
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Get her own PC / log on. Don't blame the browser for something that isn't it's fault. :?

Chrome is okay... but honestly, FF still has it beat IMO.

I agree I haven't noticed any one browser be measurably faster than another.


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I like chrome for the fact that every tab is it's own process. Open a PDF and the whole browser does not lock up while it downloads. The interface is minimalist, which is another plus, no useless buttons everywhere. If a script crashes or the browser has an issue you only have to close that one tab. Very cool feature.

Firefox is still teh win because of the extensions. I will not browse the web without adblock and the element hider add-on. Once Chrome embraces extensions I think we "may" have a winner. FF is becoming slower as more features are added, having 15 extensions loaded at a time will make it even worse.

Opera has limited extensions and ad blocking capability making it useful in a pinch. What Opera has are mouse gestures, awkward at first but mandatory once you get past the learning curve.


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Lodis4 wrote:
What Opera has are mouse gestures, awkward at first but mandatory once you get past the learning curve.


When I used Opera, I too became hooked. When I switched to FF I missed it but not for long.....
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/39


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:47 am 
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On a slow machine, like my 1GB 1.6 GHz single-core netbook, Chrome absolutely owns. There is a huge difference in performance ... both for the browser itself and for concurrently running applications. I believe that this is because Chrome uses considerably less RAM than Firefox.

In terms of usability and extensibility, though, Firefox still has the crown imo. Extensions are key for efficient and entertaining web browing.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:58 pm 
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hey thanks for your replies :) I learn from all of those.

so now on this mandriva2009.1 linux, I'm using OPERA and OMG its sooooooooooooo much faster !!

and on my newly-installed win7-64bit, I'd installed CHROME :)

cheers !! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:44 pm 
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CrashTECH wrote:
Get her own PC / log on. Don't blame the browser for something that isn't it's fault. :?


I wasn't knocking Firefox for that. I was just saying why I don't use it regularly.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:19 am 
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I am just saying that not using a browser because she does and logs you out of stuff is kinda silly lol. Especially when it is currently the "best".


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CrashTECH wrote:
I am just saying that not using a browser because she does and logs you out of stuff is kinda silly lol. Especially when it is currently the "best".


... and when it allows multiple profiles for different users.

C'mon, TLG, get your admin hat on! ;)


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Based on the thread in TBR he's wearing a 'hat' but not his admin one...


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Jipstyle wrote:
CrashTECH wrote:
I am just saying that not using a browser because she does and logs you out of stuff is kinda silly lol. Especially when it is currently the "best".


... and when it allows multiple profiles for different users.

C'mon, TLG, get your admin hat on! ;)


I'm looking into this now. I had no idea about multiple browser profiles. At least I've found that I love Google Chrome because of it. Same goes for Opera.


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In Firefox has anyone tried the Anycolor add-on? Under Personnas there is one skin that has girls legs in fishnet stockings across all the toolbars. :shock: WOOT!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:09 pm 
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I realize this post is older...but I want to ask which distros you folks are using?
I run Ubuntu or Xandros, or Sidux...and the first thing I install is always
'prefetch' (no quotes.)

By installing prefetch...and letting it index your system...firefos flies when it opens. (2 or 3 seconds for me)
Glenn


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:41 am 
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In this Mandriva2009.1, Opera 9.64 is still much much faster and much more responsive than Firefox 3.5.1 !

I really don't know what the heck happened to Firefox ever since 2.5 ! I remember it was FAST but starting 2.5, its been slow !


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