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I just don't see these speeds youre talking about. Faster this, faster that...I just don't buy it because I don't see it. It's simply no faster than IE7 for me, so I don't see what all the hooplah is about.

As far as plugins go, I have about zero installed anyway, except for the normal ones like what adobe offers. In terms of plugins, the fewer the better in my book.
Adblock FTW.
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My download speed has not increased any, so this speed they are talking about must be about page rendering or something.
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i don't know.

See, Firefox security is flawed. i took several malicious scripts creating loopholes for 6 viruses. it came to the point that i gave up and reformatted the HD my OS was on. all because of Firefox.

Since then I've been using Opera. guys like me are more concerned about its security programming since the level of it is on the same plateau as IE. actually, IE7 has proved more resistant to me when it comes to parasites and such (funny isn't it?)

I like Firefox, but its going to take more than just rendering speed to buy me over with it, especially with my bad terms on the program in the past. i need security in my browser more than i need speed, i have patience anyway.
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I bet FF and IE are more neck and neck. I've used all three browsers, in fact I have all three installed on my laptop. I personally just prefer IE7 over all of them. It's just as fast, there are just as many plugins, and it's generally more compatable with the rest of the world. And it's no less secure than FF. When people say FF is faster, I just shake my head and wonder what it's faster with, because it's really not. The above chart is completely meaningless.
I really don't know about the "faster" part or any of that stuff. I simply like it better because it does things the way I want it to, like the way the middle-click functions, and the add-ons (I only use Ad-Block, but I really depend on it.) That's the only reason I like using it; if IE or Safari or Opera did all of those things - I wouldn't hesitate to use them. But at this point, FF is the best for me. And it has NOTHING to do with "everyone else uses it, wow we're so cool" like you (usually) try to imply...

Also, about compatibility, FF is supposedly more compatible with sites because it uses universal coding, and IE uses m$'s proprietary code which they are trying to standardize and making things hard for devs. Ask any web dev - they hate IE.

Anyway, I didn't really notice any speed increase in FF3, but like I said: I use FF because I like it. Not because of the mythical speed or security or all those other things you hear.
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My download speed has not increased any, so this speed they are talking about must be about page rendering or something.
Of course. It's not like a program can actually increase your download speeds. Download speeds are capped by your ISP. A program can only help how downloads work, and how pages render.

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See, Firefox security is flawed. i took several malicious scripts creating loopholes for 6 viruses. it came to the point that i gave up and reformatted the HD my OS was on. all because of Firefox.
Did you report them.

Not that it helps any. Security flaws reported by users are largely ignored, which I hate. Furthermore, there is a massive issue with Firefox printing, and they've been completely non-responsive.

Sort of a side note: Firefox is open source. Opera and IE aren't. However, the Firefox logos are copyrighted, which is really, really stupid. Never the less, Firefox gets bonus points for being open source because of the various benefits of open source projects. I can't even count how many projects are using Firefox and/or Firefox framework (Gecko engine).
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