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[News] Firefox Derivative Gets 4 Out of 5, Firefox 3.0 Beats All

  • Subject: [News] Firefox Derivative Gets 4 Out of 5, Firefox 3.0 Beats All
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 16:23:55 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Freelance
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Flock 1.1.1

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| Search with Flock is slightly different from other browsers because as text 
| is typed in, Flock will start searching from the web as well as a user's 
| favourites and history. These initial results are shown in a drop down menu.  
| Note that versions for Mac OS X and Linux are available from the Flock 
| website. 


Mozilla's Asa Dotzler on Firefox, Fighting Bloat and the Problem with Democracy

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| And of course, for all the people who have had problems with Mozilla's 
| performance and resource usage, the latest releases of Firefox are rocking 
| now. We're the fastest browser on the planet. We're the lightest browser on 
| the planet. And that's something we haven't been able to brag about for a 
| while. But we're beating everyone right now, and with Firefox 3, we're going 
| to ship a browser that's best across the board.     


Safari, the blob, has just been humiliated in public.


Flock 1.0 Coming Fall 2007

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| When Flock 0.9 launched it was a pretty big overhaul, and now their next big 
| milestone is Flock 1.0 which currently has a vague release date of Fall 2007. 
| Honestly this is the dream browser for any heavy social network user out 
| there, and hopefully they’ll pursue more of the less tech savvy people who 
| use MySpace, Facebook, and YouTube because I can guarantee that they would  
| absolutely love it.    


Review: Flock - Open Source Social Media Browser

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| Flock is just released version 1.1 including new features like Picasa 
| integration and web mail integration with Gmail and Yahoo! mail. I really 
| like the inclusiveness of the Flock browser. The sidebar is very useful but 
| it’s hard to be deep with every feature set such as the RSS feature and the 
| Twitter integration. I think the web clipboard is very useful but there are 
| other types of clipboards that are universal for all your applications are 
| better tools for someone going to Where I think Flock falls down is in it’s 
| resource footprint, it seems to be a little sluggish in comparison to 
| Firefox. If you want fast performance and don’t care about all the other 
| stuff then stick with Firefox but if you want a single tool for all your Web 
| 2.0 needs you can probably save some time with Flock but you will still 
| probably need some of your favorite Firefox extensions to make it meet all 
| your needs.              


Flock 0.9 lands gracefully

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| The Flock project has been building a "social Web browser" since 2005.


Flock: social browser gets significant update

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| However, with version 0.9 comes a major UI redesign, and some significant
| new functionality, as well as a foundation built on top of the latest 
| Firefox 2 codebase.


Firefox 3's better performance and memory improvements

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| At the Mozilla "open house", Mike Schroepfer, Mozilla Corporation vice 
| president of engineering said that beta 5 of Firefox 3 will come out next 
| week. It will be the last beta before release candidate 1, which is due for 
| May; Firefox 3 should ship in June or before, if possible.   


Mozilla speeds up Firefox

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| Firefox 3.0, released this week, is dramatically faster than its predecessor 
| and rivals, benchmark tests claim -- the result of hundreds of performance 
| improvements designed to make the open-source browser the best at running 
| complex Web 2.0 applications, Mozilla's chief developer said this week.   


Firefox 3 Beta 4 is 5x faster than IE7, 3x faster than FF2

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| The almost-but-not-quite-final beta of Firefox 3 (FF3 beta 4) is now 
| available for download. The most noticeable improvement is speed. In some 
| tests, it’s three times faster than Firefox 2 (meaning the test completes in 
| 1/3 the time), and a whopping five times faster than IE 7...   


Mozilla: Firefox 3 beats IE7 and Opera in memory tests

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| Work done to plug Firefox's memory leaks and reduce its RAM profile has paid 
| off, two of Mozilla's engineers said Friday, as they claimed that the newest 
| beta of their open-source browser uses less memory than rivals such as 
| Internet Explorer and Opera.    


Firefox 3 Memory Usage

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| Looking at the graph:
|     * All browsers increase in memory use slightly over time, but the Firefox 
|       3 slope is closer to 0. 
|     * The peak of Firefox 3 is lower than the terminal size of Firefox 2!
|     * The terminal state of Firefox 3 is nearly 140MB smaller than Firefox 2. 
|       60% less memory! 
|     * IE7 doesn’t appear to give any memory back, even after all the windows 
|       are closed! 
|     * Firefox 3 ends up about 400mb smaller than IE7 at the end of the test!


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