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    From Dreamer@VERT/SETXBBS to All on Sat Nov 9 22:15:00 2013
    I was reading Slashdot this evening, when I wound up on an old thread
    about how slow Mozilla used to be compared to MSIE. A user commented
    with some quotes from searchengineworld, and he noted the following
    unrelated comment from the website:

    "Mozilla and Opera enjoy a deeply loyal and active user base. MS on the
    other hand is involved in court cases. We believe that there are few
    companies on the planet today are more despised than Microsoft by it
    own customers."

    I got a good laugh from that. This was 2002, btw. :)

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Dreamer on Sun Nov 10 08:57:03 2013
    Re: Old quote
    By: Dreamer to All on Sat Nov 09 2013 10:15 pm

    I was reading Slashdot this evening, when I wound up on an old thread
    about how slow Mozilla used to be compared to MSIE. A user commented
    with some quotes from searchengineworld, and he noted the following unrelated comment from the website:


    mozilla firefox still has that memory hole issue though.
    i can have a few tabs open and leave it for a few hours and it's eating up 3 gigs of ram
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Dreamer on Sun Nov 10 08:51:28 2013
    Re: Old quote
    By: Dreamer to All on Sat Nov 09 2013 22:15:00

    I was reading Slashdot this evening, when I wound up on an old thread about how slow Mozilla used to be compared to MSIE. A user commented
    with some quotes from searchengineworld, and he noted the following unrelated comment from the website:

    "Mozilla and Opera enjoy a deeply loyal and active user base. MS on the other hand is involved in court cases. We believe that there are few companies on the planet today are more despised than Microsoft by it
    own customers."

    I got a good laugh from that. This was 2002, btw. :)

    Although I don't use IE, it seems that IE has gotten better over the years. However, I think the bit about Microsoft is still generally true. These days, many people have complained about the drastic changes made to the user interface with Windows 8, and although many still aren't very happy with it in Windows 8.1, I think people are getting used to it.

    Nightfox

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Mro on Sun Nov 10 08:54:04 2013
    Re: Old quote
    By: Mro to Dreamer on Sun Nov 10 2013 08:57:03

    mozilla firefox still has that memory hole issue though.
    i can have a few tabs open and leave it for a few hours and it's eating
    up 3 gigs of ram

    It's too bad that Firefox still has that issue. Firefox was my favorite and main web browser for a long time, but these days I tend to use Chrome.. I still prefer Firefox's UI over Chrome, but Chrome generally seems faster, and that's what I like about it. Also, in one of the recent versions of Firefox, they removed the option to hide the tab bar if you only have one tab showing - That was one option I always enabled, so I'm disappointed that they removed that feature.

    Nightfox

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  • From Dreamer@VERT/SETXBBS to Mro on Sun Nov 10 12:29:00 2013
    Mro wrote to Dreamer <=-

    Re: Old quote
    By: Dreamer to All on Sat Nov 09 2013 10:15 pm

    I was reading Slashdot this evening, when I wound up on an old thread
    about how slow Mozilla used to be compared to MSIE. A user commented
    with some quotes from searchengineworld, and he noted the following unrelated comment from the website:

    mozilla firefox still has that memory hole issue though.
    i can have a few tabs open and leave it for a few hours and it's eating
    up 3 gigs of ram

    At the time, they were comparing another Mozilla-based browser that
    was light weight...I forget for the moment what it was.

    I've been using SeaMonkey, and I haven't had any memory problems with
    memory management, except for Adobe Flash. I occasionally have to
    exit and reload, or kill the plugin directly, if I leave it running
    more than a day.

    This is on Linux; I haven't used Windows in years, and can't speak to
    that.


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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Mro on Sun Nov 10 15:14:00 2013
    Mro wrote to Dreamer <=-

    mozilla firefox still has that memory hole issue though.
    i can have a few tabs open and leave it for a few hours and it's eating
    up 3 gigs of ram


    Yeah, but you can close Firefox and open it up and the problem goes away.
    You can't make IE not suck by re-opening it.



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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Nov 10 19:44:39 2013
    Re: Re: Old quote
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Mro on Sun Nov 10 2013 15:14:00

    mozilla firefox still has that memory hole issue though.
    i can have a few tabs open and leave it for a few hours and it's
    eating up 3 gigs of ram

    Yeah, but you can close Firefox and open it up and the problem goes
    away. You can't make IE not suck by re-opening it.

    Ideally you shouldn't have to close Firefox (or anything) at all if you don't want to.

    Nightfox

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Nov 10 21:42:33 2013
    Re: Re: Old quote
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Mro on Sun Nov 10 2013 03:14 pm

    Mro wrote to Dreamer <=-

    mozilla firefox still has that memory hole issue though.
    i can have a few tabs open and leave it for a few hours and it's
    eating up 3 gigs of ram


    Yeah, but you can close Firefox and open it up and the problem goes away. You can't make IE not suck by re-opening it.


    ie isnt so bad anymore. it's comparable to chrome.
    i'd rather not have a browser eat up system memory like a madman.
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  • From Android8675@VERT/SHODAN to Poindexter Fortran on Mon Nov 11 10:00:23 2013
    Re: Re: Old quote
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Mro on Sun Nov 10 2013 03:14 pm

    Buddy of mine keeps like 50 browser tabs open on Chrome, he said Firefox just can't handle it and if Chrome crashes you can run it and continue working in much less time than firefox.

    (he's in IT, works from home, the bastard)...
    --
    Andy/Android8675


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  • From Khelair@VERT/TINFOIL to Android8675 on Tue Nov 12 12:51:45 2013
    Re: Re: Old quote
    By: Android8675 to Poindexter Fortran on Mon Nov 11 2013 10:00:23

    Buddy of mine keeps like 50 browser tabs open on Chrome, he said Firefox jus can't handle it and if Chrome crashes you can run it and continue working in much less time than firefox.

    There's an app, that I've not yet trusted to use (it stores all of
    the relevant data [unencrypted, I believe] in the cloud, so that you can access it from any machine with the relevant browser) called TabCloud.
    You can save every session that you have open from browser crash or
    unexpected shutdown and restore it from absolutely anywhere with net
    access when you've got it installed and active.
    I've got the same browsing habits as your friend, and an IT
    developer friend of mine came across this-- he's even worse than me with
    the 50+ browser tabs-- and recommended that I use it. I'm just too damn paranoid. I'd check it out, I've never had a bogus recommendation from
    him.


    -- Greetings, NSA, and best wishes


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  • From S/370@VERT/ECBBS to Mro on Mon Nov 25 23:41:28 2013
    Re: Re: Old quote
    By: Mro to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Nov 10 2013 21:42:33

    Firefox was awesome back in the 1.0PR days. Around 2.0 was when it went to hell though, especially on Linux. I would use dillo if it weren't for the rendering issues and lack of plugins.

    ...hmm...maybe I should develop a dillo plugin myself...

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