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(TG Daily)   Remember when Firefox was the safe and popular alternative to Internet Explorer? Ah, those were the days   (tgdaily.com) divider line 70
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2012-10-11 11:02:27 AM  
Groovy. And how is Chrome doing these days?
 
2012-10-11 11:24:50 AM  
"Just a day after its release, Firefox 16 has been withdrawn from sale after the discovery of a serious security flaw. The company says it is working on a fix, and hopes to ship updates today."

Of all the worst things a company could do after discovering a security hole, this is

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2012-10-11 11:45:12 AM  
Firefox 16 has been withdrawn from sale

Wait. Some people PAY for Firefox?
 
2012-10-11 11:52:59 AM  
Difference being they pulled it. MS would just pretend there wasn't an issue and go on about their business.
 
2012-10-11 11:53:04 AM  
I've been resisting going to 15.0.1. Any recommendations? Reservations?
 
2012-10-11 11:53:29 AM  

Lando Lincoln: Firefox 16 has been withdrawn from sale

Wait. Some people PAY for Firefox?


No, but some people who write articles don't know anything about their subject.
 
2012-10-11 11:54:09 AM  

abhorrent1: Difference being they pulled it. MS would just pretend there wasn't an issue and go on about their business.


and blame you for getting infected.
 
2012-10-11 11:54:20 AM  
No, I don't remember. I have been using Opera all my life.
 
2012-10-11 11:57:40 AM  

Lando Lincoln: Firefox 16 has been withdrawn from sale

Wait. Some people PAY for Firefox?


What? buyfirefoxforcheapnow.com isn't a legit Firefox dealership?
 
2012-10-11 11:58:08 AM  
it was?

I've been using opera since 2000 or so
 
2012-10-11 11:59:20 AM  

traylor: No, I don't remember. I have been using Opera all my life.


Legit (not trolling) question: what's Opera got that makes it better than, for example, Chrome? I just downloaded it (for OSX) and am starting to play with it, but so far I don't see how it's much different than Chrome or Firefox... What should I be impressed by?
 
2012-10-11 12:00:49 PM  
I'm still on 13. I suppose I should do something about that when they get it up and running.
 
2012-10-11 12:01:45 PM  
It was the two thousand and fourth year of our lord, when out from my inbox came a link to try a new browser. This "firefox" if you will, was the culmination of years and years of our greatest minds coming together to create something holy and pure. A web browser unaffected by pop-ups from free porn sites.
 
2012-10-11 12:03:52 PM  

Skwrl: What should I be impressed by?


The staggering inconvenience of setting up its built-in ad blocking.

Which, granted, is still better than what IE or Safari for Windows have.
 
2012-10-11 12:07:05 PM  
Chrome for me. Firefox has gotten too bloated. I've tried Opera several times over the years, it just does nothing for me. I don't like the interface, and the performance seem to be lacking.
 
2012-10-11 12:08:01 PM  

traylor: No, I don't remember. I have been using Opera all my life.


Let's see...the first publicly available Opera browser was available in 1996...so you're no older than 16?
 
2012-10-11 12:08:18 PM  

xanadian: Groovy. And how is Chrome doing these days?


Doing great.
 
2012-10-11 12:10:05 PM  
At this point, I'm convinced the mozilla-tards are actually TRYING to kill the browser.
 
2012-10-11 12:10:34 PM  

Skwrl: traylor: No, I don't remember. I have been using Opera all my life.

Legit (not trolling) question: what's Opera got that makes it better than, for example, Chrome? I just downloaded it (for OSX) and am starting to play with it, but so far I don't see how it's much different than Chrome or Firefox... What should I be impressed by?


I used to use Opera when I did web development because it was a complete asshole about rendering your page. It didn't forgive any errors. shiat that IE would autofix and Firefox might ignore were rubbed in your face with Opera. It has also always been a total fascist about standards. If I could get a page to render in Opera it would render in anything. Now? Don't use it anymore.
 
2012-10-11 12:13:16 PM  

Skwrl: traylor: No, I don't remember. I have been using Opera all my life.

Legit (not trolling) question: what's Opera got that makes it better than, for example, Chrome? I just downloaded it (for OSX) and am starting to play with it, but so far I don't see how it's much different than Chrome or Firefox... What should I be impressed by?


I got used to it, I know its shortcuts, and it rarely fails my expectations. Probably, if I started with a different browser all those years ago then I would be praising that different browser now. Anyway, here are the things that I miss when I am using anything other than Opera:
- mouse gestures, actually the only one I use is the one for closing the page, which is right button + drawing an L
- one-key switching between pages (you need to enable single-key shortcuts in the Preferences), most of the time I use the numeric 1 and 2 to scroll through the tabs
- Shift + click and Ctr + Shift + click to open links in new tabs or in background tabs, but I think it's similar in other browsers
- built-in spell-checker (great for writing comments on Fark)
- built-in ad-blocker (right click, block content...)
 
2012-10-11 12:13:33 PM  
This is why I only use Lynx.
 
2012-10-11 12:21:37 PM  

error 303: This is why I only use Lynx.


I only use NCSA Mosaic to browse Mosaic pages. No popups FTW.

It's Gopher support is a little weak, but you can't have everything.
 
2012-10-11 12:23:33 PM  
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2012-10-11 12:25:19 PM  

Skwrl: traylor: No, I don't remember. I have been using Opera all my life.

Legit (not trolling) question: what's Opera got that makes it better than, for example, Chrome? I just downloaded it (for OSX) and am starting to play with it, but so far I don't see how it's much different than Chrome or Firefox... What should I be impressed by?


the ability to block webpages from loading, I use this instead of going with a 3rd party add in like the firefox folks do

it can also act as an email client, an IRC client, bittorrent downloader, better download management then i've found in chrome, uses less memory then chrome or firefox (subjective there but firefox feels like a buggy biatch),

Also it was doing tabbed browsing before tabbed browsing was cool, so i guess it's also the hipster browser
 
2012-10-11 12:25:54 PM  

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2012-10-11 12:27:10 PM  
Chrome has my love strictly for synching - being able to get my bookmarks and tabs on my phone, tablet, laptop and desktop rocks.
 
2012-10-11 12:27:27 PM  

loonatic112358: they'll ponify anything those bronies


To be fair, I think they are spot on.

/Though I believe Firefox should be a unicorn
//just saying
 
2012-10-11 12:27:56 PM  

abhorrent1: Difference being they pulled it. MS would just pretend there wasn't an issue and go on about their business.


You misspelled, "MS wouldn't know there was an issue since without open source it was difficult to vet for exploits, and in fact no one would know about it until hackers had already deployed an exploit for it.
 
db2
2012-10-11 12:34:06 PM  
Any sane Firefox user migrated to 10.0 extended support release ages ago.
 
2012-10-11 12:37:08 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Chrome for me. Firefox has gotten too bloated


Chrome, which considers each tab a separate process which therefore requires different memory allocation from all your other tabs, is more or less always the more resource-hungry browser in my experience.

The truth is that ALL modern web browsers are bloated pigs. You don't want to run any of the above - not even IE8 - on an eight year old single core CPU, any more than you'd want to run a modern antivirus program on one. Conversely, if you do have a couple gigs of RAM and at least a couple CPU cores, the experience you're going to get in terms of browser performance is going to be remarkably similar at this point, aside from minor characteristic differences like Opera's weird keyboard shortcuts or Firefox's customizability.
 
2012-10-11 12:46:11 PM  
I'm a Netscape Navigator man, myself.
 
2012-10-11 12:46:54 PM  
Netscape Navigator! Those were the days.
 
2012-10-11 12:47:37 PM  

A_Listless_Wanderer: I'm a Netscape Navigator man, myself.



I wrote something similar to that, then changed it, if I hadn't dilly-dallied it might have been an excellent simulpost. I can only apologise.
 
2012-10-11 12:49:27 PM  

likefunbutnot: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Chrome for me. Firefox has gotten too bloated

Chrome, which considers each tab a separate process which therefore requires different memory allocation from all your other tabs, is more or less always the more resource-hungry browser in my experience.

The truth is that ALL modern web browsers are bloated pigs. You don't want to run any of the above - not even IE8 - on an eight year old single core CPU, any more than you'd want to run a modern antivirus program on one. Conversely, if you do have a couple gigs of RAM and at least a couple CPU cores, the experience you're going to get in terms of browser performance is going to be remarkably similar at this point, aside from minor characteristic differences like Opera's weird keyboard shortcuts or Firefox's customizability.


I am browsing with Chrome at work right now, on an eight year old HP DC5000 with a 3 GHz single core Pentium 4 CPU and 512 MB of RAM, so I am getting a kick out of your reply...
 
2012-10-11 12:50:10 PM  

zerkalo: I've been resisting going to 15.0.1. Any recommendations? Reservations?


mine keeps crashin' every time i lookit youtoob
 
2012-10-11 12:51:36 PM  
I finally uninstalled FF entirely after 15.0.1 consistently crashed to desktop with nary an error code within 30 seconds of launch. Even in safe mode. Not a huge fan of Chrome, but it works.
 
2012-10-11 12:53:36 PM  

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Hmm. Surprised they didn't just use Derpy Hooves for IE
 
2012-10-11 12:59:39 PM  

likefunbutnot: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Chrome for me. Firefox has gotten too bloated

Chrome, which considers each tab a separate process which therefore requires different memory allocation from all your other tabs, is more or less always the more resource-hungry browser in my experience.

The truth is that ALL modern web browsers are bloated pigs. You don't want to run any of the above - not even IE8 - on an eight year old single core CPU, any more than you'd want to run a modern antivirus program on one. Conversely, if you do have a couple gigs of RAM and at least a couple CPU cores, the experience you're going to get in terms of browser performance is going to be remarkably similar at this point, aside from minor characteristic differences like Opera's weird keyboard shortcuts or Firefox's customizability.


I'll say this much... my FF right now (15.0.1) is using about 360MB of memory. I have at least 20 tabs open (some Fark, mostly tech sites). I haven't shut down or restarted FF in easily 2 weeks now. Now, back when I had FF 3.6, it would only take a couple days and it'd be using more than 1 GB of memory. Nasty memory hole. That, I believe, was about the time people started switching to Chrome because FF sucked ass back then.

It was still better than IE, though...:P
 
2012-10-11 12:59:58 PM  

GranoblasticMan: Hmm. Surprised they didn't just use Derpy Hooves for IE


I had to search high and low to find one that wasn't related to that...Was trying to be fair to all of them.
 
2012-10-11 01:01:44 PM  

moothemagiccow: zerkalo: I've been resisting going to 15.0.1. Any recommendations? Reservations?

mine keeps crashin' every time i lookit youtoob


extroverted_suicide: I finally uninstalled FF entirely after 15.0.1 consistently crashed to desktop with nary an error code within 30 seconds of launch. Even in safe mode. Not a huge fan of Chrome, but it works.


You guys must be special. I've had zero crashes with FF since 10. Something may be conflicting with it, or something happened during the install (it sometimes happens), one of the files that FF uses got damaged, or something else totally off the wall is going on.
 
2012-10-11 01:02:52 PM  
and talk about an awesome perfectly designed social engineering hack.

HEY.. Hey YOU!., god you have to read this article if you have firefox.. apparently there is a bug!!!

click,,, (OWNED)
 
2012-10-11 01:05:39 PM  
I love how all these "features" people are talking about in their favorite browsers are already there in all the other browsers.

/Yup, even IE
 
2012-10-11 01:07:42 PM  
I'm convinced Google Chrome intentionally sabotages itself to not work right with Yahoo mail. No other problems with other sites, and all my other browsers do Yahoo mail fine. Yes, I could switch to gmail but why should I change when they're the ones who suck? And this issue has existed for quite a long time.
 
2012-10-11 01:09:12 PM  
Remember when Firefox would still be able to run Flash whenever Adobe or Mozilla updated? Neither do I.

I finally gave up on Firefox.
 
2012-10-11 01:12:15 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Chrome for me. Firefox has gotten too bloated. I've tried Opera several times over the years, it just does nothing for me. I don't like the interface, and the performance seem to be lacking.


This; Chrome seems to be the most stable browser on Win XP (my work PC). Firefox is a resource hog; Opera's interface is meh and becomes a resource hog the longer you use it.
 
2012-10-11 01:24:36 PM  

xanadian: moothemagiccow: zerkalo: I've been resisting going to 15.0.1. Any recommendations? Reservations?

mine keeps crashin' every time i lookit youtoob

extroverted_suicide: I finally uninstalled FF entirely after 15.0.1 consistently crashed to desktop with nary an error code within 30 seconds of launch. Even in safe mode. Not a huge fan of Chrome, but it works.

You guys must be special. I've had zero crashes with FF since 10. Something may be conflicting with it, or something happened during the install (it sometimes happens), one of the files that FF uses got damaged, or something else totally off the wall is going on.


Using 15.0.1 at this time w/Adblock Plus and Do Not Track Plus. Memory sometimes hangs up when doing GIS, or running more than 2 or 3 tabs at once.
 
2012-10-11 01:30:21 PM  
the only problem with chrome is that, when you click on the search/address/awesome bar, it doesn't create a drop down list of recent stuff. you have to actually type something. this is a small complaint, but sometimes I sit far enough from my laptop that I'm only using the mouse. then I have to actually lean towards the computer to type a random letter to get the drop down menu. 

/ other than that, it's great
 
2012-10-11 01:42:00 PM  
That's why I stick with Netscape Navigator 2.0. It's uncomplicated, and when the "N" stops pulsating, you know the page has finished loading.
 
2012-10-11 01:57:19 PM  

No Line For Beer: Remember when Firefox would still be able to run Flash whenever Adobe or Mozilla updated? Neither do I.

I finally gave up on Firefox.


I get a lot a flash crashes as well. Fark it. Maybe I'll go back to Lynx or mosaic.
 
2012-10-11 02:00:20 PM  

BKITU: "Just a day after its release, Firefox 16 has been withdrawn from sale after the discovery of a serious security flaw. The company says it is working on a fix, and hopes to ship updates today."

Of all the worst things a company could do after discovering a security hole, this is

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