blu3ness wrote:Firefox isn't that bad, at least not as bad as you think, if you keep tracking its memory footprint (which isn't a effective indicator the first place) it's only about 20% higher than opera, what makes firefox seems slow on linux is all the plugins that are used, i.e. flash player and mplayer. Those don't play well with AIGLX or XGL and your compiz desktop. The biggest hinderance to speed right now is Compiz/XGL/AIGLX, and not firefox. And of course, Java VM the piece of **** also slows down firefox quite a bit, try adjusting your firefox options I guess.
You can also try swiftfox, which is a optimized version of firefox, it's for linux only and is compiled specifically for your CPU instruction set, I don't really see a difference but other people may think otherwise!
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67GTA wrote:Try epiphany. It is very similar to FF. It is in the repos.
The thing of it is, Epiphany is fine, but without extensions like AdBlockPlus, DownloaderHelper, and CustomizeGoogle, it's pretty much useless to me. Opera has loads of widgets, sure, but a lot of them are frankly useless - just how many Chuck Norris facts do you need? Is flipping text upside down really as essential as ad-blocking?
67GTA wrote:You don't like Chuck?
67GTA wrote:Epiphany doesn't have as many extensions as Firefox yet. I haven't tried FF 3 yet. I've heard good things though. Maybe it will clear some of these things up.
coder_ wrote:How about trying Flock (Open source web browser based on FF with lots of cool additions for big time web service users)? - http://www.flock.com
It has a lot of nice extensions and extra stuff added that aren't in Firefox. It also has never crashed on me yet, and is a lot faster than Firefox for me. Both launching and actually running.
I'm using it, and it almost literally looks like it was specifically themed for Linux Mint.
It isn't packed yet, but if I could find out how to make a mint file, I probably could easily.
molom wrote:I haven't found such a cool browser in my life. But it looks kinda slow, because of how cluttered it looks. I think this could replace firefox for Mint. But a web browser change is probably one of the hardest changes Clem would have to make if he ever considers it. A thousand thanks for sharing that app. It reminds me of this app in terms of innovation ( getmiro.com ). Its a real nice video app.
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