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Wednesday, June 07, 2006


If one more person tells me how f'ing great Firefox is, I'm going to scream. I just lost a blog entry because the damn thing locked up, again, when I was uploading the pic. This isn't the first time it's happened, and my experience with the program is that it's buggy and unreliable. Yes, tabbing is a nice feature but not when you have to guess whether or not your work is going into the toilet.

Back to IE for me.


  • yea...damn hippies

    By Blogger TheGirard, at 10:36 PM  

  • I've never had Firefox lock up when I'm uploading a picture, or a blog post, or anything else. Never had any evidence that it was buggy or unreliable. Have you considered the possibility that it might be, um, Windows that is the culprit? Or maybe some kind of malware (acquired via IE, perhaps)?

    Just a thought.

    By Blogger Major Rakal, at 4:37 AM  

  • Firefox is f'ing great!

    By Blogger Shocho, at 5:23 AM  

  • I'm going to go with your OS and its interaction with the brower. I have Firefox on four machines I use on a regular basis. I've never had it lock up while uploading anything.

    Don't use Firefox but don't go back to IE at least until they fix it. You're a big security person and IE has no real security. There are other free browers out there, don't take the easy way out.

    That has nothing to do with being pro or anti Microsoft. I don't care who makes something I just want it to be good. I love MS office.

    By Blogger Trevor, at 7:16 AM  

  • The other possible culprit is FireFox plugins. I run a bunch, which are pretty handy, but some can make the browser a little queasy. Rarely an issue though, and I run it on Mac (occasionally) and PC (all day).

    IE comes with a pretty strong possibility of making your machine more unstable.

    Lets face it, with quotes like this from M$ big-wigs, what chance do us mere mortals have?
    "It seems Steve [Ballmer, Microsoft Chief Exec] was at a friend's wedding reception when the bride's father complained that his PC had slowed to a crawl and would Steve mind taking a look.
    Allchin says Ballmer, spent almost two days trying to rid the PC of worms, viruses, spyware, malware and severe fragmentation without success.
    He lumped the thing back to Microsoft's headquarters and turned it over to a team of top engineers, who spent several days on the machine, finding it infected with more than 100 pieces of malware, some of which were nearly impossible to eradicate.
    Among the problems was a program that automatically disabled any antivirus software."

    Personally, (you know this is coming), get a Mac and run Camino.

    By Blogger Aussie-Askew, at 7:52 AM  

  • And an addendum... maybe, just maybe, the real culprit is actually Blogger? I've been having a hell of a time with Blogger being out of commission the last couple of days.

    By Blogger Major Rakal, at 1:01 PM  

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