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Originally Posted by darklordjames /forum/post/16893699
Replace Firefox with Chrome. You'll be amazed at how light it feels in comparison to the pile of bloat that Firefox has become.
Originally Posted by HeadRusch /forum/post/16895343
Just use an older version of firefox.....i went back to the 2x series after the 3x series began to take 10-20 seconds just to shut itself down.
Originally Posted by Tinker /forum/post/16895844
Me I use IE 7/8...old school
Originally Posted by CRT Dude /forum/post/16909660
IE is or was (IE8 about screen doesn't say it) based on Mosiac which predates Netscape. As for rendering engines Trident also predates Gecko.
Originally Posted by ferrisg /forum/post/16895468
What do you guys do to your Firefox? I'm running 3.0.12 and I decided to time it just now, and it takes 5 seconds to shut down completely, and 8 seconds to load to where I can navigate to a page. And that's on a nearly 6 year old Xeon single core 2.4 GHz w/ 1.5 GB of PC2700 DDR ram on XP pro. And I've got 27 plugins loaded. Actually it may be time to cull that down a bit.
Originally Posted by cohagen /forum/post/16913917
Jeezus.. 8 seconds to load? That would drive me nutz.
On my 1.4 ghz laptop, I tried Chrome and did not notice a speed improvement over IE7.
Originally Posted by MikeRich /forum/post/16865228
I just built a new gaming PC (i7 with NV 275) with a dash of Win7 64.
I have not built a machine in 4 years and I was curious what other users install after the OS?
I am running so far: