firefox woes

I used a PC the other day, and I realized what a poor browsing experience I was having on my Mac.  The pages came whizzing by as fast as I could click, and makes my Firefox seem like it crawls.   Is Firefox that neglected for Mac??   Has the time come for me to abandon my extensions and keyword’ed bookmarks and the bloglines-friendly RSS-recognition?   Safari 3 just got pushed out to the masses, and Camino has finally hit version 1.5.  My frustration might have risen to a level where I might actually be willing to pay for a web browser.

3 Comments

  • gecko Says:

    any word on firefox 3 performance on the mac?

  • Selfish Crab Says:

    A quick scan of the firefox dev pages promises that “Firefox now uses the OS X spellchecker and supports Growl for notifications of completed downloads and available update” as well as “HTML forms on Web pages now have a native look and feel” (read, Aqua).

    I don’t know, maybe it’s just me. Do any of my Mac readers feel like their browsing takes an extra second too long? Mine takes long enough that I get bored and open a new tab to load another page in parallel.

  • gecko Says:

    dude, everything is slow on the mac. even the keyboard and mouse react slowly no matter how fast i set the darn preferences.

    and to be honest, i’ve never understood why the whole native widgets thing has been a back breaker for so many people. aqua is ugly. aqua inside firefox is awkward and ugly.

    ok. end rant. sorry. carry on.

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