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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-24-2006, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Am I the only one that things Firefox is a serious dog?
I'm running the latest version (1.5.0.4) so no idea why that would be so - it is a universal binary...
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Re: Intel-based Mac Owners

[quote author=MZ6ZoomZoom link=topic=49738.msg784599#msg784599 date=1151170253]
Am I the only one that things Firefox is a serious dog?
I'm running the latest version (1.5.0.4) so no idea why that would be so - it is a universal binary...
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Firefox runs like a raped ape on my home PC (although I don't use a MAC). However, at work, Firefox runs like a Corolla with 4 passengers, a full trunk and with the A/C on. You know... REALLY slow.

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I've never had a problem with FF being at all slow before - just on my macbook.
Runs well on both my Centrino IBM Thinkpad T40 and on my G4 Mac Mini.
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[quote author=MZ6ZoomZoom link=topic=49738.msg784613#msg784613 date=1151170837]
I've never had a problem with FF being at all slow before...[/quote]

Neither have I!!! ...until I downloaded it at work. At home I've got a custom built AMD machine with XP and a measley 512 megs of RAM. FireFox is BLAZING on my home PC. At work, I've got an Optiplex workstation running Win2K with a Gig of Ram and Fox runs so slow... I don't get it.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-24-2006, 02:55 PM
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Have you tried using the Firefox build that's compiled specifically for Intels? I don't mean the uni binary. There are several unoffical FF builds that have been recompiled and optimized for most of the Apple processors (G3, G4, G5, and Intel).

There's always Opera or Shiira.
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firefox doesnt work near as well as on macs as it does windows. i highly suggest opera if you have a mac.


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FF on a PPC mac is FAR superior to opera... and I'm not just talking about the speed. Opera's rendering engine blows.

Anway, I do need to try Camino. Right now I'm using safari since FF is being a dog.
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Just use safari. Firefox is ok, but it doesn't run that well on my intel mini...I used to use it on my pc, but now I just use safari, and it works nicely.

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OK, Camino is definitely where its at... all the advantages of FF, none of the disadvantages.
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for mac only........... I still use msie. I suck.


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