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« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2009, 09:07:28 PM »

Firefox has also slowed down dramatically for me since I did a supposed upgrade in Feb. It has got so bad that we are back using Safari on our Mac.
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« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2009, 12:20:48 AM »

I'm using XP. I don't intend to ever use Vista, if I can avoid it. I've tried Ubuntu, and nearly got it working, but then everything went pearshaped and I gave up. I might have another go one day.
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« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2009, 12:51:11 AM »

Worth noting that my comment about sqlite3 vacuum is likely to apply, in principle, to Firefox on all operating systems though I've no idea of the details of doing it on anything other than Linux.
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« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2009, 01:08:35 AM »

It seems that Firefox is now the main target for viruses instead of Internet Explorer.    I  used to find that Netscape was about twice as quick ad IE on dial up but when it wasn't supported any more they recommended Flock instead.   Microsoft operating systems just seem to get worse.  I had to  change to XP to use tax software and  I have already had to reformat the hard drive after about two years.   


www.pcpro.co.uk/news/250379/security-guru-dont-surf-the-web-with-firefox.html
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« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2009, 02:32:36 PM »

I use Google Chrome, can't fault it.
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« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2009, 11:02:40 PM »

I have a suspicion that M$ are trying to cripple Firefox on their operating systems.  I am back on M$ Vista after my USB key died (I knocked it)..Firefox is much slower on Vista than on Ubuntu.  Also Vista resets with great regularity still so that's not fixed..

Meant to ask you about your Ubuntu USB key last time you mentioned it, would explain how it works?
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« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2009, 01:00:50 AM »

You can install a Linux image on a USB key and set your machine to boot from USB (anything less than 5 years old should do this), then if it is plugged in it will boot into Linux instead of Windows. (I assume that's what he's doing). The key can contain whichever flavour of Linux you fancy. You can also choose to install the installation permanently on your machine if you find it satisfactory.

This site covers a multitude of options and distros: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/
And "unetbootin" seems to be a very handy utility that claims to set it all up for you: http://lifehacker.com/5042630/unetbootin-creates-usb+bootable-linux-the-easy-way
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« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2009, 08:37:36 AM »

Hi,  You can also download Ubuntu as an image and save that to a CD and boot it from that if you have not got a USB key.  It is quite slow to load from CD but once loaded you can see how it works etc...
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« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2009, 10:08:54 PM »

ah!

I ask as I am now happily using ubuntu, and get even more frustrated than I used to with microshite, so the option of using something that keeps my blood pressure within the limits of my biological PRV seems handy.
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« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2009, 06:57:53 AM »

Brandon,
               If the frustration is speed then DO NOT run from a CD otherwise you will "vent"  Grin

Firefox should be snappier on Ubuntu than M$ (Last weeks patch from M$ even secretly installed an extension in FF that could compromise your system). If you can list the problems that you are having perhaps I (we) may be able to solve it for you.

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« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2009, 01:36:20 AM »

My firefox has slowed to a pathetic crawl - now it looks like my Broadband has been swapped for a noisy dial-up line. I've been using netscape (always liked netscape), but since it hasn't been developed or supported for a few years now, it tends to 1)crash a lot and 2)doesn't cope with a lot of stuff eg youtube videos, dropdown menus such as those on ebay etc.

I've recently given google Chrome a whirl (on advice higher up in thread), and very impressed with it. Just like firefox USED TO be.
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