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Both Safari and Chrome are much faster, and more stable than Firefox. So do you think with Safari's and Chrome's extensions, Firefox will die out?

asked Sep 11 '10 at 21:51

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edited Sep 21 '10 at 15:12

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Far from it. Firefox 4 has hardware acceleration and a rebuilt java engine. Im from the show me state that said i been reading that IE9 is a hole new beast. But.... firefox is solid and the addons are just and solid........

answered Sep 11 '10 at 23:11

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I use Firefox, no one has the same add-ons that I want to use and it works fine, it does tend to crash every now and then.

answered Sep 12 '10 at 01:20

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I don't think it's dead at all. Firefox's extension still beat out Chromes and certainly beat out Safari's hands down. My Firefox is actually faster than Safari. I've tried numerous times to use Chrome and I just don't like it, and still to this day have problems with it not displaying information correctly.

So no, Firefox is not dead and will not be for a very long time.

answered Sep 11 '10 at 22:35

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A better question to ask is when the hell will IE die?

Update: IE 9 is actually very good especially for a beta

answered Sep 11 '10 at 23:08

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edited Nov 03 '10 at 21:20


Not soon enough.

(Sep 12 '10 at 00:07) Justin Justin's gravatar image

Fortunately, Microsoft has made significant improvements to IE since IE 6.

(Sep 12 '10 at 01:17) Victor Victor's gravatar image

It won't die out, because sadly IE still hasn't died out.

answered Sep 11 '10 at 21:55

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Yeah, but that's because it comes with Windows, and many people don't know about alternative web browsers.

(Sep 11 '10 at 22:25) Justin Justin's gravatar image

I’m well aware of alternatives to IE, but after trying Firefox for a minium of a year, IE usually works faster & smoother.

Not to be confrontational, but why does, in my experience, IE work better than the vaunted Firefox?

(Sep 12 '10 at 06:47) BlazeEagle BlazeEagle's gravatar image

I think the Webkit based browsers are too fast, but on the stability point i don't agree. Some apps based on plugins (like Flash or Java) just don't work on Chrome or Safari. For me they are just faster, but stability and reliability is still better on Firefox. With the growing of OpenWeb technologies (HTML5, CSS3, WebGL, WebM, and others) and the adoption of them on web apps development, i think the differences will vanish.

answered Sep 11 '10 at 23:06

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no way firefox would die. 1st its AWESOME. then it has so many addons and features that make it just good as(if not better) than safari or chrome. See speeds not allways the most important.

answered Sep 12 '10 at 01:48

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edited Sep 20 '10 at 01:14

I hate Safari and I hate Chrome, but I love Firefox. No, it's not dead.

answered Sep 12 '10 at 01:54

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I do not think that it will die out for a long time however I do switch between browsers I like Safari and will be switching to a Mac soon which will have Safari on it. I love Firefox and do use it however when IE 9 releases that will probably become my main browser as I also like IE. I have always believed IE to be the most secure.

answered Sep 12 '10 at 02:47

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I'm sorry...

I had to comment.

You believe IE to be the most secure browser? There are more exploits for it, than any other browser! It is far from the most secure. Browser security works in part through obscurity, and IE9 is far from obscure, and when it's launched and most users are upgraded through Windows Update, IE9 will be far from obscure. It's like saying Mac is more secure that Windows. Yes, it is, and some of that security is through obscurity. Trust me, if they want to break into a Mac, most doors are wide open, but since they don't have a 95% user-base, no one wants into a Mac.

(Nov 03 '10 at 21:17) djmoore711 djmoore711's gravatar image

Firefox have upped the anti on their vulnerability finding mechanisms. They now offer 3000 pounds to anyone who can find a remotely exploitable vulnerable, up from the 500 pounds they previously offered. Firefox is far from dead. This is the incentive they needed. Firefox will improve drastically in quality.

answered Nov 03 '10 at 00:09

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