Thursday, May 17, 2007

More Firefox Bloat? (Wired)

Further to Daniel's Firefox post, thought I'd post a link to this article from Wired magazine. It looks forward to the new Firefox release (3.0, coming in the summer), and provides good insight into the balance between adding new features and keeping the browser as lightweight as possible. To be fair to Firefox, a lot of the gripes about the new version are based on the beta version, which is bound to be buggy.

I stopped using Firefox a while back, mainly because of how slow it was making my machine run, and because on OS X, it behaves unpredictably when doing basic things - so it was good to see this post by a member of the Mac team at Firefox, asking "What sucks about Firefox on the Mac?" The gripes in the comments are all familiar.

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