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#23099 18-Jun-2008 08:15
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OK, just finished downloading FF3.....

So far...Im impressed. Its fast. Although that could also be because Telecom may have finally fixed my ADSL issue too (6mbps instead of 1mbps now).

Whats everyone elses thoughts on FF3 so far ?





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  #138895 18-Jun-2008 08:30
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I'm liking it, I've been using it since beta 2.  FF3 seems to be a lot quicker and is handling loads of tabs with ease - although I'm getting the odd stall when opening a link within a page to a tab.  Still, at least it's not crashing!  I've installed a few extensions and I do like the new add-on manager. 

 
 
 

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  #138903 18-Jun-2008 08:59
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Having been a loyal IE user since about 1997 I have come to realise that FF3 blows IE7 completely out of the water.  IE8 was also given a less-than-complimentary review in the latest PC World.

After using Firefox 3 for the past 2 or 3 weeks, I will never bother with MS IE* bloatware again.

Firefox 3 is just so much faster I cannot believe it.  Even on really simple things like when you press the back arrow, it is instant instead of pausing like IE does.  Also, after nearly 3 weeks now, Firefox has not crashed at all.  IE7 crashes at least once a week on average in my experience, and when this happens, all my saved pages and favicons disappear Yell

Firefox has not lost one single piece of data so far Cool

I am still using RC2 at the moment but will download the final version once their server stops getting hammered so much.  There was one small issue I experienced with RC2 in that I couldn't successfully install the Adobe Flash Player addon until I uninstalled the previous version.  Having done that, everything has just worked, sweet as.  FF3 imported all my IE7 favourites and even the browsing history.  I was not expecting it to be so easy Smile

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  #138907 18-Jun-2008 09:12
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grant_k: Having been a loyal IE user since about 1997 I have come to realise that FF3 blows IE7 completely out of the water. 


To be honest I'm surprised you were using IE while FF was available, even in its version 1 and 2 phases.  It's always been more secure than IE, and faster at rendering most sites.  Granted, IE7 resolved a lot of the security issues in prior versions, but it is still a lumbering oaf in comparison.  I only use IE for those sites that require it to render properly - such as OWA.  Glad to see you've made the leap though, hope you stick with it :)



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  #138909 18-Jun-2008 09:23
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gehenna: To be honest I'm surprised you were using IE while FF was available, even in its version 1 and 2 phases.

Ah well, old habits die hard ya know Smile

IE was doing the job for me and until V6 it hardly ever used to crash.  With IE7 I really liked the Tabbed Browsing and other enhancements such as Print Preview, so I stuck with it, even though it crashed fairly regularly.

At the same time, Firefox 2 got a bit of publicity for having Memory Leaks so I figured I would wait until it matured a little more.  Which I am quite sure is now the case with the advent of FF3.

gehenna: Granted, IE7 resolved a lot of the security issues in prior versions, but it is still a lumbering oaf in comparison.

I couldn't agree more Smile

gehenna: I only use IE for those sites that require it to render properly - such as OWA.  Glad to see you've made the leap though, hope you stick with it :)

Yes, I will definitely keep IE available on my PC because there are quite a few .MHT saved web pages I have kept over the years.  And as you say, there is the odd site that needs IE, but for everything else, there's Firefox Cool

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  #138912 18-Jun-2008 09:54
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Firefox 3 has been great, have been using it since beta form. It is fast and I do like the new look/feel. The address bar thing is cool. And the plugins are always great.




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  #138914 18-Jun-2008 09:57
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Well geekzone loads about 3 times faster than it did with FF2.  So far I'm impressed with FF3.




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  #138919 18-Jun-2008 10:06
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I don't notice a huge amount of difference with it in terms of speed, it looks a little different, and I've had to switch to a new tab plugin, cos I had tabs at the top and so had to scrabble for a replacement plugin for tabbrowser preferences to shift the tabs to the bottom.

Other than that can't see much difference.




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  #138932 18-Jun-2008 10:58
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I'm about to start testing it on OS X 10.5.3 after using the beta briefly.

First impressions are it's much faster and almost in the same league as Safari (I run the nightlies, which now have SquirrelFish - a blindingly fast JS engine).  

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  #138938 18-Jun-2008 11:21
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SightUnseen: I'm about to start testing it on OS X 10.5.3 after using the beta briefly.

First impressions are it's much faster and almost in the same league as Safari (I run the nightlies, which now have SquirrelFish - a blindingly fast JS engine).  
Wow thanks for the tip mate! I just got the nightly of Safari (WebKit) and it is faster then the old Safari and Firefox 3, now when I click on a link in this forum I almost instantly get to the requested page!!! That is just amazing!

I also have Firefox 3 now, but will only use it at uni. (only because I have to)

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  #138955 18-Jun-2008 13:13
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You want my thoughts?

After installing it this morning and playing with i all day i'm not impressed with it at all, I was expecting to be pleasantly surprised with it but wasn't, but then i've been using Opera which already had features FF3 has finally got plus more.

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#138980 18-Jun-2008 15:46
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FIREFOX 3 SEEMS SMOOTH AND KINDA LIKE BEING IN A WARM BLANKET. BIT JAGGERED ON THE GRAPHICS RE SLOW TO LOAD AS PER THE ICON GIFS ABOVE, BUT OVER ALL a+++ SO FAR....AND I,M AN IE7 STALWART

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  #138981 18-Jun-2008 15:53
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Does all that was promised, I still keep Opera as an alternate though.

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  #138983 18-Jun-2008 16:00
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Lovely :)

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  #138985 18-Jun-2008 16:09
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I still prefer IE7 - I prefer the default font that IE7 uses, no open new tab like in Opera and IE7, and the page down overlap (the repeated part of the screen) is too small.  Apart from that, it seems ok. Haven't checked out the RSS reader - it seems to store RSS pages in bookmarks, which is not my preferred location.  When IE8 has reload tabs on restart, all my 'wanted' features will be in IE.

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  #138995 18-Jun-2008 16:37
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FF3 rocks, the awesomebar lives up to its name

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