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Old 01. Feb 2010, 08:49 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Firefox starts up faster on Linux than on Windows, my experience.
That's great. At least they have improved it somewhere .
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Old 01. Feb 2010, 09:00 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Depending on all you add-ons, FF will take longer to startup...Plain FF starts up fast, regardless if it's 3.6 or 3.5.7
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Depending on all you add-ons, FF will take longer to startup...Plain FF starts up fast, regardless if it's 3.6 or 3.5.7
But not many people use just plain Firefox.
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But not many people use just plain Firefox.
Then invest in new hardware...
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It's true that plain FF starts faster than the one loaded with extensions and addons. Just like an empty car runs faster than a fully loaded car.

But plain FF still starts faster on Linux than plain FF does on Windows. Is this due to different platforms or different builds of FF (even with the same version number)?
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Then invest in new hardware...
What do you mean by that? Why would anyone want to invest in new hardware, just because Firefox starts up slow, with the add-ons? That's not a very good suggestion.

What I meant from my post, that Firefox apart from being a wonderful browser, is also known for the extensibility it provides with the add-ons. For many or most of the users, the various add-ons are an attraction, which greatly improve the usability and features of Firefox. So, there won't be many people who just use plain Firefox, and not use any add-ons.
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It's true that plain FF starts faster than the one loaded with extensions and addons. Just like an empty car runs faster than a fully loaded car.

But plain FF still starts faster on Linux than plain FF does on Windows. Is this due to different platforms or different builds of FF (even with the same version number)?
I'm just running plain FF in ubuntu here at work. No need really for add-ons. have not tested in that way windows vs linux FF startup. I don't really mind either, my hardware handles apps quite well.
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But plain FF still starts faster on Linux than plain FF does on Windows. Is this due to different platforms or different builds of FF (even with the same version number)?
Might be because of different platforms.
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But plain FF still starts faster on Linux than plain FF does on Windows. Is this due to different platforms or different builds of FF (even with the same version number)?
Yeah, I noticed it too, FF is faster in Linux than in Windows but mine are of different builds. Must be because FF, like Linux, is open-sourced so they play along just fine.

If you were to read here: http://groups.google.com/group/chrom...6faf0eff41b998 you'll see that Chrome in Linux is also faster than in Windows though I don't have Chrome installed right now so I can't confirm that.
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