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Old 06-30-09, 01:23 PM   #1
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Default FF 3.5 released

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/press/m...009-06-30.html

Very snappy
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Old 06-30-09, 01:33 PM   #2
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Old 06-30-09, 01:38 PM   #3
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Feels decent. Definitely ripped a number of things from Opera, Chrome and IE8. Prefer the default tabbed view. FINALLY FF's tab's don't suck by default.

Performance also seems better and it hasn't crashed for me today.
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Old 06-30-09, 01:43 PM   #4
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is it as fast as chrome? FF has been getting progressively slower...
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Old 06-30-09, 01:59 PM   #5
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It's faster than 2.x and 3.x pre 3.5 release.

I haven't hit it on the same sites as before but overall performance is definitely snappier. And as I mentioned, it hasn't crashed on me loading some flash-laden pages (work related, stupid design )
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Way faster for me. I ditched Chrome once the last RC of 3.5 came out . . . glad I did too.

Way to go Mozilla! A freakin awesome browser!
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It appears to be slower than Chrome and IE8 and Opera when it comes to the majority of browsing I do but if you are using it as your only browser and are fanatical about FF over all else, it is definitely looking like a worthy upgrade for you.

Fyi, I do NOT use Safari.
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It appears to be slower than Chrome and IE8 and Opera when it comes to the majority of browsing I do but if you are using it as your only browser and are fanatical about FF over all else, it is definitely looking like a worthy upgrade for you.

Fyi, I do NOT use Safari.
Not trying to start anything, but from my experiences, IE8 is dog s*** slow, Chrome is good but FF3.5 is amazing. I'm not one that goes bananas over a browser, but I just go with the one that is the fastest. In this case, FF3.5 wins.
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Spoke too soon

Random crash while I was browsing the Daily Tech blogs. Seems to be flash-related as before.

I'll throw it on my d'top at home and see what happens. Hopefully, no crashes.
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Not trying to start anything, but from my experiences, IE8 is dog s*** slow, Chrome is good but FF3.5 is amazing. I'm not one that goes bananas over a browser, but I just go with the one that is the fastest. In this case, FF3.5 wins.
I am definitely not trying to start anything either But, I have to respectfully disagree.

FF3 was much slower than Chrome, Opera and IE8.

FF 3.5 is definitely faster in many cases from FF3 and I do like a lot of the updates done to it but from a "feel" perspective, especially after repeated loadings of some of the my frequently visited pages and first loads, it seems a smidgen slower.

A disclaimer I have to throw out is I have heard that IE8 performs better under Windows 7 so YMMV. I have also heard that Windows 7 offers speed improvements for FF 3.5 but have not heard the same for Opera and Chrome. Not sure if anyone wants to corroborate
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Old 06-30-09, 04:14 PM   #11
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loving 3.5, feels a lot faster, pages seem to pop up instantly.

seems like I had the same exact feeling when going from 2.0 to 3.0.
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Haven't really noticed much difference myself, but I never thought FF3 was slow either...
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