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Old 10-06-2004, 12:26 AM   #1
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Downloaded Firefox and its.....


Got firefox and I am not sure what all the hype is. Its just as slow as mozilla, tough to get mpegs to play and takes way to long to start. It does have the cool delete all button feature. Opera blows Firefox and Mozilla away, at least on my systems.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 12:55 AM   #2
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The best part of FireFox are the extensions that you can download for it. They add so much more to the experience.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 01:00 AM   #3
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the best part of firefox is the pwnzrship of it. opera sucks. and as a linux user you have to ask yourself "opensource or shareware?"

bad things about opera-
crappy popup blocker
too many features/bloated
unintuitive interface
ugly overall
lack of community support
horrible rendering methods and times. maybe its just me, but with IE/FF everything worked fine. with opera on most pages it would stop loading images half-way and just stop. i left it alone to load a page for 5 minutes and it wouldnt budge(i have 3mbit DSL)
 
Old 10-06-2004, 01:19 AM   #4
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Maybe I have to play around with it some more. Ill try the extenstions and yea, I know what you mean about the images not showing up but I think ive fixed that. It loads really fast and webpages load way faster than any other browser ive tried. What the heck do I do to get mpegs and other vidoe formats to play?
 
Old 10-06-2004, 01:21 AM   #5
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if you enable pipelining, firefox is faster. although opera is better at cache management and retrieves cached things faster. its really just a race of milliseconds.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 10:30 PM   #6
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On my winbloze system Opera is also faster than mozilla also. Especially downloading, Its much faster. I still really like mozilla and firefox because mozilla has some cool features like when you go to save a file and the same filename exists it dosnt revert back to the old directory after you change it, In opera it does and it pisses me off so bad and mozilla automatically switches to a newly created directory when you are saving a file. I visited the opera forums and theres no way to change that. I do like the delete all feature in Firefox like Opera has but when I need to download something I usually switch to Opera, but If im just browsing I use Mozilla, or firefox.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 02:41 PM   #7
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How long does firefox take to start?
It's pretty darned fast on my p3-450.

I used Opera for a while, I liked it a lot but I went back to firefox after a text-input problem was fixed.

The thing I LOVE about opera browser on a laptop is the z and x keys moving forward and backward. Easier than mouse gestures on a laptop, or the "mouse rocker" feature.

--Shade
 
Old 10-07-2004, 10:05 PM   #8
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On Linux, 1.8 gig P4, 512mb ram it takes like 3 or 4 seconds about the same on the 3 gig P4 winbloze box, but Opera starts immediately, no delay at all on both systems.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 10:12 PM   #9
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firefox opens a bit slow for me also, and i have problems with pdfs. any ideas making pdfs not crash it?
 
Old 10-08-2004, 09:47 AM   #10
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Go to PluginDoc. They have everything you need to install plugins for Mozilla/FF, including PDF.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 10:11 AM   #11
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For me firefox is slower than IE, it keeps my prcessor running at 100% all the time, and it seems to be worse than IE in general. Any ideas? I'd like to use firefox because of all the bugs in IE, but right now its my only choice.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 09:42 PM   #12
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holy cow, i just went in a forum on this site, using firefox, and everything was waaaaaaaay to wide. i hate sidescrolling. interesting, not sure why that would happen, idears?
 
Old 10-09-2004, 12:33 AM   #13
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That has happend to me also, but whebn It did, I was doing nothing different.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 04:14 AM   #14
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Nice logo though for firefox
 
Old 10-09-2004, 04:51 AM   #15
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They say Firefox is waay faster then Mozilla. But here, Mozilla is equally as fast if not faster. And it's alot more stable. Firefox crashes on me once a week or so, Mozilla has never ever crashed on me. The only reason I use Firefox is the features (rss, the new search thingy, autoscrolling, better extension support etc...). I wish Mozilla would be updated with those features. I have used Opera but I don't like adware (especially ads that take up half my screen, that thing is enormous) and it has a very unclean interface. I admit that Opera starts way faster.
 
  


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