Mozilla Firefox Reviewed by macosxhints

Wednesday February 25th, 2004

Robert Accettura writes: "macosxhints has published a pretty good review of Firefox on its website. What is of particular interest (to me at least), is how it notes Firefox's CPU usage, which is pretty much the opposite of what critics of Mozilla products say. Overall it's a really good honest review."

#1 Firefox vs. IE on certain form updates

by gregoryk

Wednesday February 25th, 2004 5:10 AM

I have had the same CPU experience comparing Firefox to IE. In fact, for work there is an application I use which performs work in the background while sendings updates to the browser via javascript updates to read only form elements. IE tends to take so long to render those instructions that the background process can be finished and IE will still be rendering the queue of javascript for hours with full CPU utilization. Additionally IE memory usage can get up to 130MB in the process. Firefox stays in sync with the updates rendering them very quickly, uses half the CPU and about 45MB for running the exact same process. Neither browser stays 100% responsive during this process, but Firefox handles it _better_.

#2 Sweeeeeeet!

by pizzach

Wednesday February 25th, 2004 3:14 PM

Some Mac users do use my theme :) I'm glad I'm not the only one

#3 Is that so?

by Tanyel

Thursday February 26th, 2004 8:50 AM

I think I am absolutely unable to use Mozilla. I tried installing two nightly builds and the installer crashed with both of them. I tried Mozilla 1.7a and it locked up the entire system when I chose not to make it the default browser. The other choices did the same thing. Firefox crashed during the install. I tried using Firefox from a zipfile and the browser crashed each time I tried to launch it. This is madness.

#4 I agree with Firefox being faster..

by janahan

Friday February 27th, 2004 12:00 AM

Firefox is VERY fast on my system. I have tried it on Windows, and the speed improvements are impressive. Kept thinking it cannot get better...

.. Until i tried it on Linux... Blew my mind!



by mybarterpc

Tuesday March 2nd, 2004 8:11 AM

There's nothing better then firefox. Eat my shorts M$....

#6 RE: A wonderful day in the Nethood

by waltert5

Tuesday March 2nd, 2004 8:13 AM

This is just so great. How can't this be a blessing in disguise. A browser that works better then IE... and like janahan says it's flaws under linux.

#7 RE: oh wow

by waltert10

Tuesday March 2nd, 2004 8:14 AM

I love these guys. There is nothing better then the Mozilla project except for mayber OpenOffice and LNX. But hey such a beautiful concert of opensource.