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    Firefox 1.0 vs Safari....
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    Firefox 1.0 vs Safari....
    i have used firefox exclusively on my pc for the past few months after my pc was messed up with spyware and viruses that explorer let in. anyways i have been using safari exclusively for the past month since i got my ibook but what has bothered me is that i found is somewhat sluggish, but we are talking 1-2 seconds. anyways i just loaded up firefox and i can tell you that it is snappier than safari and the user interface is pretty much identical. just wanted to give it a recommendation to those who haven't had the chance to try it out.

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    Firefox 1.0 vs Safari....
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    yea... use firefox.... take back the web
    - It's like - he was got - they'd just like. It was like so hush hush. They were so... quiet about it. And then the next thing you know...

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    code777
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    where do you get firefox? i might have to try it, is it really that much better?

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    Firefox 1.0 vs Safari....
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    www.mozilla.org is where you can get firefox.

    I stuck with safari b/c my friend who recommended the mac to me SWORE safari was the fastest browser out. But i did a search on google to find some reviews and said what the heck, let me try it out. the one thing i do like about firefox is the customizable themes you can put on the browser. keeps things fresh but of course it's all aesthetics. But as a heavy web surfer, i do notice is noticeably faster for me to start using it and the layout is pretty much identical to safari for someone who is a casual web surfer. Give it a shot.

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    Not to mention that you can customize Firefox with extensions to do pretty much anything you ever wanted to do.. for example FoxyTunes, allows you to control iTunes through Firefox.. very kewl! Or the Tab Browser Extension, which allows you to rearrange the tabs in whichever order you like, and close, reopen, put a close button in the tab, tab colors, duplicate tab.. anything you can think of that you could do with tabs.. well it can do it! Plus the web developer plugin.. so many, it's awesome!

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    Firefox 1.0 vs Safari....
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    I don't have a mac yet but and I am using IE but I find Firefox is more sluggish then IE.

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    Firefox more sluggish then IE? That's odd. On my PC I've used IE, Opera, Mozilla, Firebird (old version of Firefox), and now Firefox and I've found Firefox to be the fastest of the lot.

    On my mac I've just used Safari. Have no problems w/ it and it's fast enough.

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    I like Firefox but I won't use it full time until after 1.1 and the "aquafication" happens. In the meantime I'm sticking with Safari or Camino.
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    I found the Firefox beta to be a little too buggy for me and Safari's appearance has really pleased me and the speed is pretty good for me (I found a program called SafariSpeed to speed it up) so I have been sticking with it
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    I did not realize that the final release came out so I going to give it a while before I give up on FireFox
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    Firefox 1.0 vs Safari....
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    Safari is 256 mb RAM friendly, and Firefox sure as hell isn't, so go Safari.

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    Firefox 1.0 vs Safari....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Absolute Zero
    Safari is 256 mb RAM friendly, and Firefox sure as hell isn't, so go Safari.

    I had no problem with Firefox when my iBook had 256MB of RAM.

    Firefox > All

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    Firefox 1.0 vs Safari....
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    Not to mention I've head Safari 1.3 should be out very soon and it has some major performance improvements...especially with javascript.
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    Firefox 1.0 vs Safari....

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    That is one thing that I have yet to find good performance with on my Mac. I do a lot of java programming in my CS class and I can't run anything on my powerbook because they all run so slow and some don't even run in OS X
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    J427
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    As far as internet safety is concerned, is Firefox safer to use than Safari? I thought I heard somewhere there were holes in Safari. Can anyone clarify this? Thanks.

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