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    Next Firefox 450% faster than IE8

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    Firefox users should appreciate about double the speed and performance of Firefox 3.0.8, and 450% the performance of the final release of Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.
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    Double the fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by drhowarddrfine View Post
    Real competition can certainly change the landscape.

    Great news...
    I love Firefox, and I was pretty sure Chome was faster (it is)
    So now I like two browsers.

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    Reading all that I wonder why people would still use IE 6. This must be the most outdated browser out there – ever.

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    The following article might shed some light on why people still use IE 6 and why it's still important for us to support IE6.

    Excerpt from the article:
    You may be wondering why they’ve chosen to stay with Internet Explorer, rather than installing another browser for their everyday web browsing. The company uses Windows roaming profiles; this allows the architects to use any workstation in the company as they move between project teams — sometimes between offices in different states.
    http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2009/...accessibility/
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    What they're saying is typical. They've bound themselves to Windows software which only operates with Windows software so they're stuck. It's not that they can't do the exact same thing with any other browser. In fact, they could.

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    Well, if you buy something expensive, you’re likely to not throw it away after five days. However, it’s also the failure of the 3rd party software vendor to:
    1. write programs that only work properly in Internet Explorer 6
    2. create programs that rely on IE’s bugs and therefore break any compatibility with other programs or even future releases of IE
    3. not make the program future proof so that upgrades that are compatible with newer releases of Internet Explorer take ages to be available because effectively they’d have to rewrite the entire program to work with the new version

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    Yep. .

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    why people use any other browser then firefox has me blown away. It's faster and the all plugins available by far set it apart from anyone else.

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    Well I canvassed several custoemrs tonight and found out they all suffer with the same issue. when they firstly boot-up windows XP sp3, they then click for FF to open. Their windows XP always boots up fully in about 1 minute yet after that, it takes a further 2 minutes to open FF3. It used to be much quicker. I thought it was just my machine but, it seems not.

    Not sure what to do because I really don't want to go back to a browser that does not have something like noscript. I feel naked without it. (modesty necessitates the additional comment: "that's not a pretty sight". )

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    Haven't a clue why that would be, Bazz. I just went down to my pIII, 550Mhz, 186Mb system, though running FreeBSD, and it came up in 30 seconds.

    Have you looked at their settings for cache size? There are tweak sites out there for adjusting all the same stuff in about:config if that's possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexstack View Post
    why people use any other browser then firefox has me blown away. It's faster and the all plugins available by far set it apart from anyone else.
    Does anyone know what the market share for the browsers is?

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    Bazz, see if this article "Speed Up Firefox by Limiting History Size" helps.

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    Not sure what to do because I really don't want to go back to a browser that does not have something like noscript.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MathewAccord View Post
    Does anyone know what the market share for the browsers is?
    http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

    Try Google for more resources.
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    450% thats a big statement. love firefox been using it for years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MathewAccord View Post
    Does anyone know what the market share for the browsers is?
    Browser statistics from NetApps


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