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I found this post today on Planète Béranger. It kind of overdoes it by calling firefox a failure with a serious bold oh you simpletons fear my geek wrath, but to resume the post says the following:

Firefox is a failed piece of shit because it uses too much memory and there’s no solution in the horizon.

More than true. The more I use Firefox, and I’ve been using it full time for quite a while, the less I like it. It’s a shitty situation. It’s a solid browser, criticisms of recent updates put aside, but it’s just too goddamn heavy. Maybe I’m being naive here, and correct me if I’m wrong, but if a browser supports tabs… you should use them, right? So why is it that having more than 10 tabs open makes Firefox rocket to over 200mb of memory usage and drags overall performance of the whole system to its knees? Fuck that.

And since we’re on the topic of web browsers, I’ve been growing more and more unhappy with internet browsing in linux. Whatever browser you use, you’re still going to have to use adobe’s flash. Well, to put it short, the flash plugin for linux is a big piece of shit. Big one. It’s horrific. Version 10 is the best yet, but it still sucks. It’s highly inefficient, if you go to one of those horrible website full of flash ads, you get with I mean. The computer literally starts crying and whining and refusing to work.

Hey, I know it’s not linux’s fault, it’s adobe’s. But it doesn’t change the fact that the internet experience is shit. Combine firefox poor performance and terrible memory management with flash suffering the exact same defects, what do you get? Pure shit.

We are in a sad state of affairs. And no solution in the horizon. Hm.


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