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The 64bit version will be released soon, which will be great.
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You can also look in tools/options to check the box to tell sites not to track you, I like that.
I know that is not a Pale Moon thing, it came from the FF4 source code, but this is good
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How does PM4 compare to FF4 with fasterfox at max settings?
I couldnt install fasterfox for palemoon. Says it wasnt compatible.
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Moonchild sent me an email;

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Hi John,

Thanks for the feedback and praise!

I've read through your thread on the forum, actually - it's kind of funny to see people bouncing test results back and forth; ignoring the fact that synthetic tests aren't the end-all (they never test the actual browser chrome/UI speed, for starters). And.. people should read the FAQ before getting on their high horse

"Why don't I see any speed difference?"
http://www.palemoon.org/faq.shtml#Wh...rence_in_speed
"How does it compare to other browsers?" "YMMV"
http://www.palemoon.org/faq.shtml#Ho...other_browsers

Of course a more limited browser like Chrome may show more speed -- but with a trade-off of functionality. A CPU can only do so many different things in its clock cycles

A note on memory use: Pale Moon allocates memory for caches dynamically based on available RAM in a rig. You can't compare different setups and systems 1:1, it's apples and oranges.

Also, keep in mind that this is a one-man project, done in my spare time, and released to the public in the hope that it's useful, nothing more. I don't really care about the "browser wars", but I also don't want to deny other people what Firefox -should- have been like for Windows. Heated discussions, I think, are amusing, but also wholly unnecessary. That energy is better spent on other things in life!
If you don't like it or if it doesn't work for you -- feel free to use something else. Simple as that, I won't lose any sleep over it.

Kind regards,

Moonchild.

PS: feel free to quote me in the forum if you like and if it's relevant.
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I don't understand this fixation on "speed" when it comes to browsers. They are all pretty much the same now, so much so that it takes a benchmark to really tell the difference. Just pick the one that has the features and UI that you prefer and go with it. All this back and forth about speed differences is laughable at best. I've used FF for years, got used to it, it has the features I like. I'll stay with it most likely, though I'll give this a go, as it is based on Ff.
This.


"I've read through your thread on the forum, actually - it's kind of funny to see people bouncing test results back and forth; ignoring the fact that synthetic tests aren't the end-all (they never test the actual browser chrome/UI speed, for starters)"

Thank god at least one developer knows that, eugh, sick of all the people who go "how fast is the javascript?" when 99% of real-world users would be fine with IE6 speed javascript.
    
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How does PM4 compare to FF4 with fasterfox at max settings?
Isn't fasterfox a bunch of optimisations for network performance, and not local browser performance? I think that's an apples to oranges comparison.

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You can also look in tools/options to check the box to tell sites not to track you, I like that.
I know that is not a Pale Moon thing, it came from the FF4 source code, but this is good
It's only good if the advertisers decide not to track you when you ask them not to. It's not compulsory that they comply with that checkbox, and most probably won't. If you prefer not to ask, just use Ghostery

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Thank god at least one developer knows that, eugh, sick of all the people who go "how fast is the javascript?" when 99% of real-world users would be fine with IE6 speed javascript.
Mate, if it's a bigger number it must be better. People will convince themselves that something "feels" faster if it has a bigger number. For me they all "feel" about the same, save for Chrome at startup on my work PC. FF takes a long time to start up for the first time, but it's not really any less responsive once it has actually loaded. I can't say the same for IE8.
    
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Yes randomizer, I have used Ghostery as well.
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That's 24000KB rounded up (Assuming it's around 23,somerandomnumbers and not 23,000 exactly) out of 8,589,934,592KB of RAM or 4,294,967,296KB of RAM for anyone with 4GB, so why does it matter?
4,294,967,296KB of RAM is 4 Terabytes. I think you meant 4,294,967,296 bytes, not KB.

EDIT: Post 7,000, woot?
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pale moon is definitely a ton more snappier. However anyone else having trouble running both pale moon and firefox side by side? Pale Moon crashes after running a couple minutes. It this is the case I might have to switch back to 3.6.15 or wait for an update.
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I have done the side by side comparison with Palemoon and chrome the other day. Where you click one thing and see how fast it loads then click the same thing on the other and see if it takes longer to load.

When "just" browsing through forums there is no difference I can tell.
BUT when you load up stuff with loads of java script in it pale/ff4 doesnt render it/ show whats going on untill its finished. While chrome and opera have the decency to be not only faster but to show you whats going on.
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