I’ve had nothing but trouble with FF5 - it would hang. Will 6 make it better or worse? I had to switch to IE and believe me, I want OUT. I have a new machine with 12 gigs of RAM, quad processors, and Win7 Professional.
posted on 08/17/2011 5:50:50 AM PDT
("...and I am unanimous in this...")
Will 6 make it better or worse?
I don't know--I'm still on 5.
posted on 08/17/2011 5:53:57 AM PDT
(Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
Ive had nothing but trouble with FF5
It may be some of the extensions/add-ons/plug-ins you use. I have used FF5 on both XP and Win7 and had no trouble with it hanging up.
I did, however, install it clean -- uninstalled existing FF, then installed my add-ons. FF5 can install OVER the existing FF files, but it does not clean out unused items.
posted on 08/17/2011 6:04:16 AM PDT
I hear you about FF5. I just upgraded to 6 about a minute ago.
It actually does feel better.
Should you upgrade on the advice of someone using it for a whole minute?
Totally your decision :-)
posted on 08/17/2011 6:15:40 AM PDT
(If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
Weird, we’ve got 3 machines that are kept meticulously up to date and they’ve all been stable with FF for ages. I think *once* I had an issue restoring my full session after a power outage, and even then merely had to click through the error dialog to make it try again.
I’ll say that on OLDER gear it’s really noticeably faster loading.
Check your addons, be sure they’re all up to date and see if any are widely reported to have issues or conflicts. Also, check for malware...the last truly unstable FF (not one offs on a particular version that were ok with the next update) I saw was due to a malware issue.
posted on 08/17/2011 3:21:49 PM PDT
(Stupid should hurt.)
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