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    Firefox in NY Times


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    thats pretty cool - I'm not there though

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    I'm not in it, but Jeremy Cook is. I'm going to pretend I'm him

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    Definition of ironic: I had to fire up IE to view that image as nothing showed up in Firefox!

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    everything showed up fine for me in FF

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    The problem is that, at least on XP, FF leaks memory like a popped balloon leaks air. As a result, after a while, things start failing. Currently FF is using 270MB of virtual memory, of which about 200MB is physical. Last time it got to 570MB virtual with over 400MB physical before uncermoniously crashing (not surprising on a machine with 512MB of physical memory).

    I downloaded the tabbed browser extension so that I could save the session and restart the browser more often, but this is slightly annoying for a product that is supposed to be out of beta.

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    Lotta' bugs in FF.

    It seriously is NOT a release quality product, no idea what the devs were smoking when they pushed it out the door like that...

    It's still my fav. browser, has been since version .3, but it's still a beta, if you get down to it.
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    I love "The Funk Family." Anyone else find cool names?
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    i dont like browsers that come prebundled with spyware. I'll keep my opera.

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    >>i dont like browsers that come prebundled with spyware.<<

    :roleyes:

    The problem is that, at least on XP, FF leaks memory like a popped balloon leaks air. As a result, after a while, things start failing. Currently FF is using 270MB of virtual memory, of which about 200MB is physical. Last time it got to 570MB virtual with over 400MB physical before uncermoniously crashing (not surprising on a machine with 512MB of physical memory).

    I downloaded the tabbed browser extension so that I could save the session and restart the browser more often, but this is slightly annoying for a product that is supposed to be out of beta.
    I've never had such problems - FF never crushed on me

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

    there are two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness. - franz kafka

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermi3
    I love "The Funk Family." Anyone else find cool names?
    There is a 'DATE Ken'.
    The word rap as it applies to music is the result of a peculiar phonological rule which has stripped the word of its initial voiceless velar stop.

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    Say How can you tell?

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    Can anybody tell me why Firefox is better than Mozilla for web browsing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoD
    i dont like browsers that come prebundled with spyware. I'll keep my opera.
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    There are too many sites that don't display properly in FF. I know that is not the fault of FF per se, it is non-compliant coding at the sites, but the sites work with IE, and they aren't going to change for a minority browser.
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