FireFox is the new IE6

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#1 Posted by edgework (311 posts) -

Firefox is quickly becoming the new IE6 of the web and needs to die.

Discuss...

#2 Posted by 4myAmuzumament (1336 posts) -

to whoever hasn't already migrated to Chrome

#3 Edited by wis3boi (30280 posts) -

lolchrome

#4 Edited by GamingTitan (417 posts) -

haven't been all that impressed with chrome lately~ or firefox~

#5 Edited by Netherscourge (16271 posts) -

Firefox is pretty much garbage now.

Chrome is, as always, KING.

#6 Posted by ferrari2001 (16301 posts) -

I much prefer Chromes, it's definitely quicker than FF is.

#7 Edited by Serraph105 (27226 posts) -

Last I checked Firefox is just fine although I do prefer Chrome.

#8 Edited by FelipeInside (24624 posts) -

@edgework said:

Firefox is quickly becoming the new IE6 of the web and needs to die.

Discuss...

I must have a special magical version because my FF works better than Chrome, Safari and IE.

#9 Posted by Makhaidos (1417 posts) -

@edgework said:

Firefox is quickly becoming the new IE6 of the web and needs to die.

Discuss...

I must have a special magical version because my FF works better than Chrome, Safari and IE.

^

I'd use Opera if more websites liked it/I was a hipster.

#10 Posted by FelipeInside (24624 posts) -

@FelipeInside said:

@edgework said:

Firefox is quickly becoming the new IE6 of the web and needs to die.

Discuss...

I must have a special magical version because my FF works better than Chrome, Safari and IE.

^

I'd use Opera if more websites liked it/I was a hipster.

I've tried Opera (different versions over the years) but the websites I frequently use don't seem to work properly with it. Same goes with Chrome, it's a fast browser but most websites I use don't work with their full functionality.

#11 Edited by OmitName (709 posts) -

ive been trying to use chrome more often, particularly for coming here. (its a tiny bit more compatible with gs) in my time doing so, i have noticed that firefox does run a little faster, better, and with extra bits and bobbles that i have use for. in my case anyway.

#12 Posted by touchscreenpad (220 posts) -

Yeah there's something odd about firefox lately...and I didn't even update it...or maybe that's just my internet. -_-

#13 Edited by Nibroc420 (13546 posts) -

I find FF to be much faster than chrome..

Then again i dont have 4 million plug-ins, and i'm not using a PC from '02

#14 Edited by Celldrax (14484 posts) -

Been using FF for years.

I'm running just under 10 extentions with the latest version and the whole thing runs fine with extremely few crashes.

#15 Posted by BranKetra (46524 posts) -

Firefox works well for me as long as there are no usage-blocking issues on a website I would like to use.

#16 Edited by konvikt_17 (21980 posts) -

like i said in the other thread

"

"Please stop using Firefox"

No. i shouldnt have to. the site should work like was intended.

ive used Firefox for years. on the old GS. on this new site. i shouldnt have to use a new browser because you guys cant run this site properly."

#17 Edited by limpbizkit818 (14991 posts) -

@Makhaidos said:

@FelipeInside said:

@edgework said:

Firefox is quickly becoming the new IE6 of the web and needs to die.

Discuss...

I must have a special magical version because my FF works better than Chrome, Safari and IE.

^

I'd use Opera if more websites liked it/I was a hipster.

I've tried Opera (different versions over the years) but the websites I frequently use don't seem to work properly with it. Same goes with Chrome, it's a fast browser but most websites I use don't work with their full functionality.

Which websites?

#18 Edited by Gaming-Planet (13451 posts) -

Been using Chrome ever since it was released. Runs incredibly fast and most of the annoying bugs are gone.

#19 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (14758 posts) -

I don't see much difference in speed between Firefox and Chrome when it comes to speed. Both browsers are pretty fast. However, my GTX 560 Ti choked more with Chrome when hardware acceleration was used. Plus, Chrome is much more of a nagger (eg, attempts to log me in Google, etc). So, F-it. I uninstalled Chrome. I have no real need for it anyway. I still use Chrome on my tablet though.

#20 Edited by The-Apostle (11915 posts) -

Firefox is still miles better than this website...

#21 Posted by LittleMac19 (1524 posts) -

Been using Firefox for years and it gives me no problems, went to Chrome for a little while and ended up going back to Firefox. IE crashes everytime I attempt to open it lol.

#22 Posted by FelipeInside (24624 posts) -

I've tried Opera (different versions over the years) but the websites I frequently use don't seem to work properly with it. Same goes with Chrome, it's a fast browser but most websites I use don't work with their full functionality.

Which websites?

Well for example this one, Chrome has a few issues with it that FF does not. Another one is Yahoo7.com where Chrome doesn't let me right click on links and open them in a new tab, which FF does.

Also I sometimes drag a website to my desktop to read later. With a website that has a forum on it and it's past the first page, so for example www.abc.com/forumcomments-2 Chrome doesn't remember that it's on the second page, while FF does.

I use FF at home and Chrome at work and FF is just better imo.

#23 Edited by Diablo-B (4014 posts) -

I haven't used FF in years because it is a resource hog even when it does work well.

I have stopped using chrome recently because recently it hasn't been working on all sites. Especially sites that have streaming flash video or live streaming.

I have been using safari the most now cause it's the most stable for me.

#24 Edited by Kopmeister (20 posts) -

I think I have been through every browser, of course it started with Firefox, then Safari (god knows why) and here I am on Chrome

#25 Posted by FelipeInside (24624 posts) -

@Diablo-B said:

I haven't used FF in years because it is a resource hog even when it does work well.

I have stopped using chrome recently because recently it hasn't been working on all sites. Especially sites that have streaming flash video or live streaming.

I have been using safari the most now cause it's the most stable for me.

You should give it another go, they fixed a lot of the issues present from years back.

#26 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

I use chrome because it has a manga reading extension and I'm too lazy to see if other browsers have something like it. IE is actually pretty good now, I have to use it at work.

#27 Posted by helwa1988 (1954 posts) -

i use firefox for ad blocker plus. it stops all those dumb youtube commercials before a video.

#28 Posted by OmitName (709 posts) -

fire fox does get on at a quicker clip. it does crash more often as well though. then it crawls once plugin container rears its ugly head in your processes list.

#29 Edited by Macutchi (3903 posts) -

@edgework said:

Firefox is quickly becoming the new IE6 of the web and needs to die.

Discuss...

there's nothing to discuss really. it's a throwaway statement without anything to back it up.

as a gamer you shouldn't want to see firefox die (it won't). this past year they were the first to port epic's unreal engine 3 to the browser through a subset of javascript (asm.js) that they've pioneered which will massively improve performance in browser based games. the rest of the browser vendors are scrambling to catch up. ie support expected around 2020 ;)

chrome supports the most new web technologies (HTML5 etc.) by some distance and in most areas leads the way in terms of speed and performance. after that it's just a matter of personal preference

#30 Edited by HuggyBear1020 (445 posts) -

I like Firefox's interface better

#31 Posted by GazaAli (21498 posts) -

I've used FF for years and it is a friendly and versatile browser certainly. But in the last few months it started running significantly slow for me. It takes a long time to launch and it got to a point where I click on the icon to open it and it would take so long to actually launch that I forget that I opened it in the first place. The browsing experience it self is slow ass. It freezes often, crashes sometimes and its just slow and laggy altogether.

Switched to Chrome and its superiorly faster. Granted it begs you to log in with your google account which can be annoying and there are a couple of features I miss from FF, but its way faster and the browsing experience is much better that its really hard to justify a return to FF.

One shitty thing about Chrome though is how much its dictionary sucks.

#32 Posted by OmitName (709 posts) -

about in the help menu of firefox is a trap. after a ninja update i cant shake plugin container. unhappy feeling. will hope for amendment to this injustice.

#33 Edited by Ninja-Hippo (23418 posts) -

I liked chrome but after the new OS X Mavericks update it crashes on a daily basis. Every day I await my daily crash and it never fails to deliver.

#34 Posted by coasterguy65 (5433 posts) -

Um no...My Firefox works just fine. Not changing any time soon.

#35 Edited by XVision84 (13615 posts) -

Chrome is king, this isn't news, it's been king for a while now :P.

#36 Edited by __Kaine__ (1305 posts) -

Yet my firefox can handle many more tabs than chrome without starting to eat up my ram..

#37 Posted by jcknapier711 (378 posts) -

I've used Firefox since version 0.9. I got mad at it around version a billion, but now that we've version a billion trillion I've forgotten why I got mad at it. I did like the old Opera better. I'm only using the new Chrome-ified Opera because my Firefox got busted somehow (I think by ccleaner) and I'm too lazy to fix it.

#38 Posted by EJ902 (14205 posts) -

I've always used opera but that's getting difficult since a lot of website aren't supporting it (namely this one). I've never been a fan of firefox, to be honest all the hype over it years ago when it was never that great put me off it. But it does the job. I'd probably be happy with chrome if it weren't for the fact that google make it. Shame opera's going chrome but I guess it's the most practical thing to do.

#39 Posted by luke1889 (14617 posts) -

I've never spent any real time with Firefox, but I do use Chrome and I love it.

#40 Posted by CountBleck12 (22481 posts) -

I don't know what you're talking about, Firefox runs fast for me.

#41 Posted by destinhpark (4700 posts) -

I was really impressed with FF before, and now it's just complete junk. There are plenty of naysayers, but Google Chrome all the way.

#42 Edited by OmitName (709 posts) -

firefox was going fine for me until this thread. there is bad ju ju in here.

#43 Posted by Sharpie125 (3904 posts) -

Stopped using Opera and started using Chrome when opening up the program took waaay longer than it should to open ANY program, and then whole websites didn't load properly. A browser should be functional, bottom line--Opera was not.

Haven't had any issues with Chrome so far. Wish I could customize the appearance a little more (there was a time my "Recently Visited" Google search bar was the logo in all white, and it looked badass) but it's fast and feels light enough.

#44 Edited by ShepardCommandr (1530 posts) -

Chrome destroyed firefox along with every other browser a long time ago.

Chrome is the only browser worth using.

#45 Posted by OmitName (709 posts) -

for me, in places, it can be remarkably slower than ff though. some places firefox can cut load times by more than half; its all together less than twenty seconds but i'll take what i can get, if i can get it. i'll admit chrome is much more stable with itself, however even when against ie it instills an air of villainy. the way google conducts itself always makes for me wishing i could have less to do with it.

im all butt hurt about firefox'ks's recent betrayal. i had all my settings for it just so, na'mean? i.....i.....uninstalled.......:::::