Will 2.0 FIREFOX be faster on Intel?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jason2811, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2006
    The current version of Firefox takes pretty long to open at startup (about 8 bounces) while Safari only takes two bounces. I tried the Intel-only build but it took the same amount of time to open and some of my extentions didn't work with it. Anyway, idoes is it possible that when Firefox 2.0 is released it open a lot faster (almost as fast as Safari)? Thanks.
  2. steelphantom macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2005
    I'm going to say probably not. For 2.0, a lot of new features are going to be added, but I don't think it will be any less of a Windows port than the current version is. I, for one, won't be using it any time soon on my Mac.
  3. thestaton macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2006
    that is your quote from your other thread. i've already explained to you that on startup items are slower. you have a macbook - I have a duo iMac. why on earth NOT set it to open on startup then after the macbook is ready to roll click on it. 1 bounce is nothing so please stop looking for something to complain about.
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Try for yourself: Firefox Beta 1 has been out for a while, Beta 2 is right around the corner...

    I found Beta 1 a bit buggy, and rolled back to Bon Echo Alpha 3 (aka Firefox 2.03a) which has been very stable and good.

    Remember to back up your Firefox profile before testing out betas (or alphas)!!! <-- I don't often use more than one exclamation mark, but I find it necessary here...
  5. yojitani macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2005
    An octopus's garden
    For a very fast browser, might I suggest Shiira? I'm using the beta version right now and it is lightening fast - it is also universal binary... (there are a few bugs, mind).
  6. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    the new 2.0 nightly build is very fast.
    I just tested JS speed, its faster than recent webkit nightly build. only second to recent camino 1.1 nightly build.

    the problem of Shiira is that it still has many compatibility problem, just like safari RSS. webkit is faster than both of them.
  7. SimonTheSoundMa macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
    You regressed to an older version?

    Check out the latest nightly builds. http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewforum.php?f=42

    I build trunk versions (towards Firefox 3.0) for G5 processors. Worth checking out. http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=444052

    As for Intel, will it be faster on an Intel machine? It depends on the CPU speed (and GPU speed soon on trunk) and how it has been compiled.

    Minefield/BonEcho here takes one bounce on my iMac.

    Also, it is not a Windows port.
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Yepp... :)

    The spell checker didn't work, at all, for me in beta 1, and there where a couple of other quirks, most annoyingly wipeing out all of my customized search engine icons**... :eek:

    Alpha 3 has been very stable for a long time, and I've gotten Sage to work, so all in all I'm more than happy with Bon Echo 2.0a3.

    Nightly builds are fine but, a bit of a hassle to upgrade all the time... ;)

    Gonna give Firefox beta 2 a try on Tuesday (if they're on schedule), though. Hopefully that is a bit better than beta 1.

    **Had backup, of course, but still...

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