- February 4, 2009 at 1:13 pm #160985guybrushMember
I was thinking about getting an NC10 but heard a few rumours that firefox 3 does not run very well, and is slower than IE7 ?? Can anyone confirm this?
I’m not sure if the rumours i saw were regarding the initial load up time or actual performance once loaded
GFebruary 4, 2009 at 1:20 pm #182479AlfiharParticipant
I’ve had no issues with the speed of Firefox 3 either the load time (for me on a fresh boot loading Firefox for the first time takes ~8 seconds) or performance once loaded. If you use lots of add-ons then that may affect the performance though.
I think IE is actually pre-loaded at start up on Windows so it can load faster.
If you find Firefox doesn’t run well enough there are other browsers such as Google Chrome or Opera you could try.February 4, 2009 at 1:24 pm #182482emeowwwMember
No problems at all with Firefox too. I find it slightly slower than Internet Explorer on loading only – no difference in browsing speeds. I prefer Firefox mainly for 2 reasons – absence of ActiveX (more secure), and 2 addons – NoScript & Adblocker Plus which removes scripts and ads on browsing. I doubt Chrome would have an ad blocker in the future as Google relies on advertising for income, but otherwise it seems the fastest of the 3.February 4, 2009 at 2:41 pm #182480TCMuffinMember
Firefox has worked perfectly well for me. I prefer it because:
- Some vertical scrolling on a 10″ screen is inevitable and showing the web page in ‘Full Screen’ mode by pressing F11 is one way of maximising the use of screen space, but this does not allow you the full functionality of the browser. By customising Firefox, you can make it so that less of the browser window is used by the menu bars.
- You can maximise the screen display by using with
- If you then right click on the menu bar at the top of the browser and untick ‘Bookmarks Toolbar’ you will add a bit more vertical space.
- You can save even more vertical space by using small icons. This is achieved by right mouse clicking on menu bar and select “customize” or go to “View”: “Toolbars”: “Customize” then check the “use small icons” option.
- @ emeowww – I also use
Adblock Plus to stop ads from downloading. I haven’t tried NoScript yet, but will be trying this immediately 🙂 thank you.
However, as Alfihar has said there are other choices of browser. On my main PC I have installed Apple Safari, Google Chrome, and Opera as well as Firefox and the preinstalled IE, but Firefox is my browser of choice.
Personally, I would try some of the different browsers and see which you prefer.February 4, 2009 at 5:20 pm #182484guybrushMember
thanks guysFebruary 4, 2009 at 6:48 pm #182483Billy RubinMember
HU: Firefox 3.0.6 out today.February 4, 2009 at 6:50 pm #182481TCMuffinMember
HU: Firefox 3.0.6 out today.
Already installed 🙂 but I can’t tell the difference 😕
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