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Downgrading Back to Firefox 2.0.0.16
Date: 9/9/2008
Well I've done just that. Firefox 3 is just not stable enough for everyday use. For the first week it was fine, but more recently it crashes 5, 6, 8 or 12 times a day. I just got sick of that, especially considering that I use Firefox all the time and there isn't anything in v3 that I actually need or want.

Firefox 2 has always been rock solid and I'm happy with that.

Kinda like how a feel about Tiger and Leopard actually. Software reaches a peak, and I stick with that version till I'm absolutely forced to upgrade.

My primary developer platform is still Visual C++ v6 which is ancient by most standards. But still the best for what I do. It's laughable the having both v6 and 2008 express open at the same time and comparing the speed of the 2 versions. I don't have a slow machine but waiting 10 seconds for a project properties dialog to open is asking a lot.

Anyway is sad to see Firefox peak like this and slowly start it's gradual descent into the abyss, following it's parents Mozilla and Netscape Navigator no doubt.

Maybe some point release will return v3 to stability but I won't hold my breath.

Update: So today I get this:



Haha... "More awesome than ever." Tell me about the crashing, I want to hear about that. How that is more awesome than ever. Guess which button I clicked.

Btw, great horizontal scroll bar. That just makes it... more awesome.
Comments:
Hoffie
10/09/2008 12:51am
Yeah, they read huge bulks of senseless feature requests from playground "workers". Then they always like to "buzz", you know (new word to me ;-)
In the end it's bloat, and after that, someday no one can overlook what has been done, how, and where...
Similar is happening for me with Opera ATM.
 
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