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Firefox 3 excitement….disappointment

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

I just read on slashdot – “ZDNet picks up on yesterday’s Firefox 3 beta 1 review by comparing the memory usage of Firefox 2 against the latest beta. The results from one of the tests is quite interesting, after loading 12 pages and waiting 5 minutes, 2 used 103,180KB and 3 used 62,312KB. IE used 89,756KB.””

Oh how excited I was – the memory issues with FF 2 were why i went back to v1. Could I finally move on!?

The answer……….NO!!

The simple task of removing a link from my bookmarks toolbar sent FF3 into a spin…memory usage 720,000k and counting!! LOL!

What a joke.

Downgrade to Firefox 1.5 – Firefox 2 is a lemon!

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Ah, what a brilliant day. For months now I’ve been swearing about how bad Firefox 2 is – memory leaks, slow loading, crashing – it’s been the bane of my coding life. Anyway, finally today I took the time to scour the net for good old Firefox 1.5 – you can’t get it from the official firefox site. Anyway here it is:

http://filehippo.com/download_firefox/?2743

I can’t believe how much faster it is! My productivity has gone through the roof!

Welcome to my blog

Sunday, June 3rd, 2007

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog. This will hopefully contain any ramblings about LAMP development in general, or specific problems I have come across. Hopefully you might find something useful here :)