Firefox 1.0 Lives Up to Hype

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    katanna

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    OK, obvious question: Safari VS FireFox...
    what are the pros and cons of each?

    Matthew
     
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    SPEED. Pages load faster - much faster - in Firefox. :D
     
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    I see a lot of Firefox (windows) news, but very little on OS X firefox.

    To me, Firefox on windows is much less buggy and crash-prone than in OS X.

    Firefox crashes on me at least 1-2 times a day, and it has annoying bugs such as menu windows that stay up (must press escape), as well as the download window bug (if the download window is the only visible window, the entire Top bar menu doesn't work, for example: File->New Window would be nice to browse. Closing the download window (if it's the only visible window) will halt all of your ongoing downloads! These bugs don't seem to exist on Firefox for XP.

    That said, I use Firefox. Safari & Camino are so slow it's unbearable. If you don't know otherwise, try Firefox on a Mac or Firefox (or even IE) in XP.
     
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    Camino should be just as fast since it too uses the Gecko engine, but instead uses the Cocoa API for the interface, which should be faster than what Firefox uses.

    On my computer Safari and Camino are faster than Firefox 1.
     
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    katanna

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    Well, I have made my decision...
    I am staying with Safari...
    Until someone comes up with a way to integrate Safari's clean lines into Firefox, I am staying here...
    Sorry, I am so used to there being no bar on bottom, or even a line on the left hand side.
    Even thought, when I timed the two, it was 45 seconds to 25 seconds...
    Sorry, just can't give up the best...
    lol

    Matthew
     
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    That's an overgeneralization because there are too many variables and it's certainly not everyone's experience. And page loading speed alone doesn't necessarily make the overall browsing experience faster... well, maybe if you're flipping through porn pages or something. ;)
     

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