View Poll Results: Which do you prefer on Ubuntu?

Voters
1033. You may not vote on this poll
  • Firefox

    660 63.89%
  • Opera

    286 27.69%
  • Other

    87 8.42%
Page 1 of 60 1231151 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 599

Thread: Firefox vs. Opera vs. ...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Malta
    Beans
    4,187
    Distro
    Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

    Firefox vs. Opera vs. ...

    Does anyone think that the Spreadfirefox guys are slightly over-zealous?

    I mean, prancing around with the picture of a fox painted on your face, or on a t-shirt doesn't sound very sane to me..

    And the browser, well, I know it is a free product, and it is very good, but compared to Opera 8, I think it has a few problems.

    Number 1. It is slow to load. Opera is almost instant.
    Number 2. It freezes sometimes, when loading a lot of tabs.
    Number 3. The problems with the profiles.. How many times have I lost my default profile with all the bookmarks and thingies in it?

    IE is definitely worse than Opera and Firefox but it loads faster than Firefox. I don't know why FF is so sluggish, but I think it should be resolved. Who agrees?

  2. #2

    Re: Firefox vs Opera vs IE

    I do but i dont have Opera so i can't say anything 'bout it

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Hampshire, UK
    Beans
    1,274

    Re: Firefox vs Opera vs IE

    Firefox definitely has resource consumption (CPU and memory) issues compared to both IE and Opera, and leaks memory like a sieve. 1.5 is supposed to help with a lot of these, though.

    It's still my favourite browser, though, even though Opera is technically superior, better-written, and more innovative - I can't image using anything else

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Beans
    431

    Re: Firefox vs Opera vs IE

    Hmm...
    I love firefox.

    Opera is too ugly for me.

    What about epiphany... All bored2k has been talking about on IRC is epiphany this epiphany that...

    majikstreet

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Beans
    162
    Distro
    Dapper Drake Testing/

    Re: Firefox vs Opera vs IE

    I think Firefox version 1.5 is due out in a month or so and with any luck so these problems will become history

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Umeå, Sweden
    Beans
    90
    Distro
    Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy

    Re: Firefox vs Opera vs IE

    Firefox is sluggish, but problems with profiles is something I've never had. Never lost a bookmark or anything.

    When I was still on Windows I used Opera for "speed browsing", when I needed to quickly open and close a lot of windows, but for some reason the Linux version is quite a bit slower so it no longer has that advantage. The rest of the features Opera has is stuff I don't (voluntarily) use anyway. With mouse gestures enabled I end up doing things I don't want every 5 minutes, so those has to go. All keyboard shortcuts has to be removed too, or else I'll end up on Opera's portal when I meant to paste and things like that.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Calgary, AB
    Beans
    91
    Distro
    Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn

    Re: Firefox vs Opera vs IE

    I've become far too accustomed to Firefox to ever switch to the comparatively overcomplicated Opera or simplistic Epiphany myself.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Mars
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: Firefox vs Opera vs IE

    What about just plain Mozilla? I know that it's similar to FireFox, but I've noticed too many differences in ordert to slap these two together.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Mars
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: Firefox vs Opera vs IE

    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralZod
    Firefox definitely has resource consumption (CPU and memory) issues compared to both IE and Opera, and leaks memory like a sieve. 1.5 is supposed to help with a lot of these, though.
    Although Firefox consumes quite a bit of resources, I'm surprised that it has a memory leak.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Sweden
    Beans
    315

    Re: Firefox vs Opera vs IE

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Illidan
    Does anyone think that the Spreadfirefox guys are slightly over-zealous?

    I mean, prancing around with the picture of a fox painted on your face, or on a t-shirt doesn't sound very sane to me..
    I think they do it for fun, just like there is some sport fans who thinks it's fun to take that too far.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Illidan
    Number 1. It is slow to load. Opera is almost instant.
    The only case when firefox is slow for me is when I use the back and forward buttons, somehow it takes 4-5 times as long to display a page it already has loaded then to request a new page from the server. It must be a bug.

    I know it is always slow for others though, specially for people who are on dail up and are used to IE's habit of speeding things up by caching all the junk in temporary internet files.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Illidan
    Number 2. It freezes sometimes, when loading a lot of tabs.
    It freezes only once per year or so for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Illidan
    Number 3. The problems with the profiles.. How many times have I lost my default profile with all the bookmarks and thingies in it?
    I've never lost a profile, maybe cause I have only one. Why does it have profiles anyway? Shouldn't separate settings for each user be handled by storing the settings in /home/user/.firefox/?

Page 1 of 60 1231151 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •