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#1 PurpleGaga27

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 03:35 AM

I used to love Firefox because it was a safe browser, but now things have changed for the worst. Unless you have a very fast Internet connection (100 mbps and above) and a very fast PC (not on a laptop or tablet) and you are on Windows XP even on a slow PC, Firefox will run very slowly and use up more RAM, even on a portable version or on a Wi-Fi connection. As of now, recent versions of Firefox are highly not recommended for slow PCs (including tablets and laptops) and with slow connections (from my perspective). Even after version 50, still nothing significantly new has changed to make Firefox act like Chrome, Opera and now Microsoft Edge.... not even close.

Disappointed with the slow frame-rates in Tiberium Alliances, I had to use Chrome.
Disappointed with the slow loading rate of sites along with Flash/Java issues, I had to use Opera for now. Opera runs as fast as Chrome but unlike Chrome, there's no stupid hidden spyware when installed, thus making Opera safer than Chrome. Even with some plug-ins installed, there's no increase of lag and performance loss in Chrome and Opera, but Firefox does.

The recent versions of Firefox reminds me of the years of a very slow McAfee and even Norton Antivirus/Internet Security 2008 and older versions where it uses up system resources and runs slow on scans.

Thus those reasons are why I gave up Firefox for Opera.

Unless Mozilla finds a way to make Firefox faster and more reliable, I had to say pretty soon it's rest in peace Firefox.



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 10:41 AM

I have never had a java/flash issue with Chrome or Firefox.  Well, the on-site NVIDIA hardware detector is probably the only exception for Firefox, but I think there's a slight problem with the sort of sites you're running your head against if the problems are that prolific with either of them.  Opera isn't as bad as people claim, but it's still not even in the same big-league game as Chrome.  Very satisfied with my choice after years of using all three, so your brief / very specific examples will hardly sway me.


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 08:29 PM

purplederp up there always has some stupid complaint. Usually from user error.


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