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(10-04-2011, 06:38 AM)Arthur Wrote: [ -> ]OPERA!
That's right.
But Chrome versus Firefox, Chrome wins in speed. And JavaScript.

I second this comment, Opera is probably the faster web browser nowadays, but I have found it still has a few cross-browser compliance issues, but I love the way the browser ignores flash, wish is truly annoying and slows down your surfing time.

I mean, when you use Opera, flash movies are displayed with a "play" buttons instead of reproduced automatically; this save from noisy, irrelevant flash advertising bothering around tons of web pages.

And of course, Chrome is faster than Firefox, and SRWare Iron slightly faster than Chrome because it doesn't report your activities to Google, as Chrome does.
So I'm running Firefox 7 on Fedora 15 right now, and oh my God, it's so damn fast. Much faster than Chrome on Windows, I can tell you that. This is on the same machine that freezes when it's running Firefox in Windows. I guess the operating system makes a big difference. I haven't had Firefox lag once since I installed it.
Still being a loyal Firefox user... Read my signature. :D Still because its tons of extensions... Don't wish to repeat all the things again... Well, just a few comments about the new Firefox 7: I was experiencing serious memory leaks beforehand. After I read a page with many images (like The Big Picture of the memory usage of Firefox would climb to 800MB, and even worse, it never drops. After I upgraded to Firefox 7 and disabled a few extensions, the problem disappeared. I guess it was disabling extensions that helped, but Firefox 7 indeed uses less memory. Now the average memory usage is 280MB, the peak usage is 400MB, and I almost never run out of physical memory (933MB) anymore. Well, beware that I have 14 enabled extensions, and 13 disabled ones.

As for Chromium, it's probably good but it seems to use an awful lot of memory. Hmm, at least on Gentoo it seems so, maybe because of the massive amount of bundled libraries Chromium comes with. Chromium seems to include forked versions of WebKit, expat, ffmpeg, hunspell, libjingle, libvpx, mesa, npapi, protobuf, skia, sqlite, yasm, and speex... And, I could not stop cursing Chromium for upgrading every 3 days and taking 2 hours to compile every time on my computer. :D

By the way, as a user who never met a frozen Firefox (and a user who almost never use Windows...), well...
13 extensions? I only have like two enabled. Three, tops. What extensions do you use?
(10-19-2011, 11:41 PM)Zack Wrote: [ -> ]13 extensions? I only have like two enabled. Three, tops. What extensions do you use?

Gee, MR Tech Toolkit no longer works for Firefox 4+...

I enabled a few more addons.

Application: Firefox 7.0.1 (20111004131335)
Operating System: Linux (x86_64-gcc3)

Total number of items: 28

- Adblock Plus 1.3.10
    Ads were yesterday!
- Add to Search Bar 2.0 (Disabled)
    Add any search on any page to the Search Bar.
- BetterPrivacy 1.67 (Disabled)
    "Super-Cookie Safeguard"
- Certificate Patrol 2.0.14 (Disabled)
    Monitor and compare certificates your application adopts for encrypted HTTPS web sites.
- CoLT 2.5.2
    Makes it easy to copy link text and locations.
- Console² 0.8 (Disabled)
    The next generation error console.
- Context Menu Image Saver 20110828
    Save images to custom locations directly from the context menu.
- DOM Inspector 2.0.10 (Disabled)
    Inspects the structure and properties of a window and its contents.
- Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus 1.1.2
    Helps you create element hiding rules for Adblock Plus to fight the text ads.
- Extension List Dumper 1.15.2
    Dumps a list of the installed extensions.
- Firebug 1.8.3
    Web Development Evolved.
- Flagfox 4.1.7
    Displays a flag depicting the location of the current server
- FlashGot 1.3.3
    Enables single and massive ("all" and "selection") downloads using the most popular external download managers for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and FreeBSD (dozens currently supported, see Extension's Home Page for details). FlashGot offers also a Build Gallery functionality which helps to synthetize full media galleries in one page from serial contents originally scattered on several pages, for easy and fast "download all".
- HttpFox 0.8.10
    An HTTP analyzer addon for Firefox
- LastPass 1.75.0
    Last Password you will ever need
- Lazarus: Form Recovery 2.3
    Recover lost forms with a single click
- Locationbar² 1.0.6
    Formats and linkifies addresses in your Location bar.
- Mason
    Help to customize almost everything in Http
- Mozilla Archive Format 2.0.2 (Disabled)
    Save exactly what you see, in a single file. MAFF (based on ZIP) is compact and exceptional for video and audio. MHT (Internet Explorer's format) allows easy exchange with IE users. Store many tabs, find original, and more!
- NoScript 2.1.5rc4
    Extra protection for your Firefox: NoScript allows JavaScript, Java (and other plugins) only for trusted domains of your choice (e.g. your home-banking web site). This whitelist based pre-emptive blocking approach  prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even unknown!) with no loss of functionality… Experts will agree: Firefox is really safer with NoScript :-)
- Read It Later 2.1.3 (Disabled)
    Save pages to read later.
- Redirector 2.6 (Disabled)
    Automatically redirects to user-defined urls on certain pages
- Scriptish 0.1.5
    A Script Extension Manager for Firefox
- Session Manager 0.7.7
    Saves and restores the state of all windows.
- SmoothWheel (AMO) (Disabled)
    Scrolls the document smoothly when scrolling the mouse wheel
- Stylish 1.2.3
    Restyle the web with Stylish, a user styles manager.
- Tab Mix Plus (Disabled)
    Tab browsing with an added boost.
- WOT 20110704
    Web of trust.
Very secure. You seem to have a lot of ad blocking extensions. Do you block ads here?
(10-19-2011, 11:28 AM)Zack Wrote: [ -> ]So I'm running Firefox 7 on Fedora 15 right now

Good point to consider! Maybe Firefox has best performance when it's ran on Linux operating systems, I haven't tried it though.

However I can see in my FTP a Mozilla directory that has inside folders for Firefox and its extensions. I was wondering why, but probably the owner of this server has installed it on top of everything or, who knows.

I have Slax installed on a USB memory stick so I have to give Firefox a go to see its performance from another approach.

(10-20-2011, 01:08 AM)Zack Wrote: [ -> ]Very secure. You seem to have a lot of ad blocking extensions. Do you block ads here?

Oh, hmm, sorry, I forgot to add to whitelist. Honestly my first thought when reading your post is: "Wait, NiftyHost has ads?"... :S

Well, I thought every Firefox user has Adblock Plus & Element Hiding Helper installed... It's not a lot, really.

I only see a big banner with "advertise here", though...
Yep. Now it will count your pageviews so we're more likely to get an advertiser.
I used to use Google Chrome as my main browser on all of my devices but now I've switched to Firefox.

Here's a couple of reasons why:
  • More sites are displayed correctly
  • Much more personalization options compared to other browsers such as Google Chrome and Opera.
  • I find that Firefox is much more stable and uses much less RAM than Google Chrome
  • Many add-ons available.

I'd recommend that anyone who hasn't tried Firefox, to do so. I bet that you'll stick with Firefox!
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