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sean
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 17 7:53 pm    Post subject: Firefox Quantum  Reply with quote    

I like it. Bit less pretty but a shed load faster than old Firefox.

jema
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 17 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Firefox on my PC has to be watched or it hits 13gb of memory and kills the PC

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 17 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Quantum says it uses less than it used to and less than Chrome. Haven't looked at what's actually happening yet.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 17 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks for the heads up Sean. Installed and now seeing what it is like.

Slim



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 17 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wow.
You weren't kidding about faster (also less pretty)

bagpuss



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 17 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

upgrading OSX to High Sierra broke link opening between Thunderbird and chrome so I decide to give it a try

More blocky but seems good

The memory usage isn't terrible but they are also slightly disguising it as in OSX at least there are multiple threads tracked each using about 200MB so it isn't quite as low as you might think

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 17 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Doesn't work with Active X, so if your bank relies on an Active X plugin then don't switch. I had to switch back. I can't say I noticed any extra speed but it certainly seemed more reliable, FF was crashing pretty much every day for me.

Chez



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 17 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm quite enjoying it. It does seem faster.

sean
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 17 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tahir's in that London, his broadband's probably about a gazillion MBs.

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 17 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

YeH our work B.B. is good but home is crap I’ll try it here

jema
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 17 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well I have just done a very painful upgrade from 16.10 to 17.10.

Went to 17.04 and the mouse was operating on the wrong screen

Then going to 17.10 died, then the recovery console was seizing on loads of things trying to force the upgrade through.

But it has to my surprised booted to Quantum, but I have lost tab-mix plus which was rather useful when you do run with dozens of open tabs.

gz



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 17 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I followed my usual ubuntu upgrades, and they included firefox..it is now seriously fast!

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