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Old 20. Apr 2011, 09:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently experienced a few issues with W7SP1 that made me decide to reinstall the OS minus the service pack

Previously, I had been using IE9 for most of my surfing as I'd also experienced some issues with FF4, notably freezing windows and creeping memory use. Considering I only use NoScript, AdblockPlus and WOT, I couldn't attribute this to extension overload

This time around I decided not to install a whole bunch of different browsers and maybe risk other conflicts with my system network or AV programs. It was during this journey that I picked up on Pale Moon again via a comment under the BF browser review and I must say I'm finding it excellent. They even have a web installer now (optional) which will assess your system and advise on the most appropriate version.

http://www.palemoon.org/
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Old 20. Apr 2011, 10:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Any notable difference from ff4 ?
have installed palemoon..will test to see if i find any difference
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Old 20. Apr 2011, 11:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Any notable difference from ff4 ?
have installed palemoon..will test to see if i find any difference
For me it seems smoother. I had real issues with pages not loading in FF4 and the browser window itself becoming unresponsive. In fairness though the pages issue might have been SP1/driver related and not the fault of FF4.

I'm no power user so commenting on the nuts and bolts differences is better left to you other guys but the last few days have seen constant use and nothing remotely bad to report
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Old 20. Apr 2011, 01:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi,

I like PaleMoon and I keep & use a portable version of it on my HDD, so I tried the latest version out (portable).
It is much or less Firefox 4, except for having a status bar. To me it seems that the developer has coded in the features of the Status-4-Evar addon - using that addon in Firefox 4, the "staus bar" in Palemoon looks and behaves exactly like that.

It also seems to be less prone to crash all the time like Firefox 4 does on my XP machine.
Regarding speed, if you have several addons installed, not even the Windows optimized version that PaleMoon is can do much about their impact.

Haven't played much with it (maybe because I'm not particularly pleased with version 4 in general), as I'm quite happy with the previous version - at least on my XP machine.

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It also seems to be less prone to crash all the time like Firefox 4 does on my XP machine.
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Maybe there is a conflict of some kind between FF and other software on your XP machine. I'm also running XP SP3 on my machine and I've never had any version of FF crash on it. FF 4 uses more memory and cpu than previous versions, but I have never had it crash.

LOL...guess I need to know what your definition of "crash" is.
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For me it seems smoother. I had real issues with pages not loading in FF4 and the browser window itself becoming unresponsive. In fairness though the pages issue might have been SP1/driver related and not the fault of FF4.

I'm no power user so commenting on the nuts and bolts differences is better left to you other guys but the last few days have seen constant use and nothing remotely bad to report
had u enabled the option - use hardware acceleration ?
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Yes I had
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Had u tried disabling hardware acceleration and den see if those websites loaded properly ?
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I tried PaleMoon back when Anupam posted this thread about it and was a bit underwhelmed by it a the time. From what you guys say the new version definitely rates another look so i've downloaded the portable version and am going to give it a whirl right now
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Had u tried disabling hardware acceleration and den see if those websites loaded properly ?
Yes, I tried what I could think of but it seemed random. The strange thing was that I first experienced this with a new install of FF4 when the first site I tried to open was to the Mozilla extensions, i.e. at that time I had none installed

Definitely I had none of these issues with W7 before SPI and I haven't again since I re-installed without it. As I said though this was likely a combination issue and not something for which FF4 should be faulted.
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