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Postby Ghostman 1 » Mon 15 Aug, 2011 8:37 am

Which Version of Firefox is the Most stable ? With Firefox coming out with a new version every day, It is real hard to find one that Is REAL STABLE...
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Re: Firefox

Postby James » Mon 15 Aug, 2011 9:59 am

There's the 64,000 dollar question! I had FF 6 and the darned thing crashed on me... took me down completely. Then it refused to restart and I literally had to uninstall the thing and then re-install it. Whatever had happened to bring it down still caused it to freeze so I removed it entirely from my system.. profile and all. I'm back to using Chrome which has never crashed on me even though it too is set to update every other day. About all I can say is that tomorrow a final version of FF 6 is supposed to be made available so you might want to wait a day and see how things go down.
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Re: Firefox

Postby Fulvio » Mon 15 Aug, 2011 2:34 pm

In my experience, nothing is stable. Google Chrome gave me the hardest time, having become totally unusable, but it is fine after a clean install.
As for Firefox, I am using 3.6.18, 5 and 6 whatever. None of them ever crashed, so it is matter of luck.
And, to make things more interesting, I use 3.6.18 with two different profile. That should tell you how much faith I have on these critters.
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Re: Firefox

Postby James » Mon 15 Aug, 2011 3:57 pm

Indeed, Fulvio. You've nicely summarized the browser world today: nothing is stable as they race through these versions at breakneck speed. How I long for the days of Netscape 4.
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Re: Firefox

Postby geffr » Mon 15 Aug, 2011 8:49 pm

James wrote:There's the 64,000 dollar question! I had FF 6 and the darned thing crashed on me... took me down completely. Then it refused to restart and I literally had to uninstall the thing and then re-install it. Whatever had happened to bring it down still caused it to freeze so I removed it entirely from my system.. profile and all. I'm back to using Chrome which has never crashed on me even though it too is set to update every other day. About all I can say is that tomorrow a final version of FF 6 is supposed to be made available so you might want to wait a day and see how things go down.


I have been noticing a number of FF 5.1 freezes since the last MS security update. Something (I assume the same update) has also caused me issues with both my dvd burner & burning software. Something appears to be locking the drive; I think I've found 1 piece of software that I think appears to unlock it (I say appears because I've only repeated the most recent solution 1x, the problem is intermittent).
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