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Effect of Firefox upgrade

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Effect of Firefox upgrade

Firefox just upgraded to version 14.0.1 and I immediately noticed that sites were opening much quicker.
Does anyone else see this or is it a coincidence
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Re: Effect of Firefox upgrade

just gone from 10 to 14 and it does seem a bit snappier.

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Re: Effect of Firefox upgrade

Yes Jim its better for me too  Cool
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Re: Effect of Firefox upgrade

Hadn't really noticed loading faster. Certainly not slower though.
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Re: Effect of Firefox upgrade

@Oldjim
I went from 9 to Waterfox 13..Performance improved 10 fold!.
Assuming you have a 64bit cpu you should try Waterfox Smiley http://waterfoxproject.org/
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Re: Effect of Firefox upgrade

Thanks Spencer, I'm giving it a try. Smiley

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Re: Effect of Firefox upgrade

Spencer  Wink waterfox is cool  Cool
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Re: Effect of Firefox upgrade

and windows only. pft.

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Re: Effect of Firefox upgrade

Fedora Linux users already get a 64bit version supplied by the distribution.
Linux users could fairly easily compile their own copy of Firefox specifying whatever compiler optimizations they want, but it's really not worth it.
Reading the Waterfox FAQ, it's probably best on Intel CPUs.
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1 problem  Sad you cant launch BF3 from a 64bit borwser  Huh
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Re: Effect of Firefox upgrade

@rongtw
That isn't down to the browser, that's because the Battleblog plugin is 32bit only.
Because I point blank refuse to use Chrome or IE at home, I use Pale Moon 32bit (http://www.palemoon.org/) just for the Battleblog browser and Waterfox for everything else.
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Re: Effect of Firefox upgrade

Cheers Spencer  Wink thanks for the  tip  Cool
PS i hate IE and chrome
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