Sunday, July 20, 2008

Update: Firefox 3 Works After All

Consider this a deep breath before I plunge into some more serious blogging. It turns out that Firefox 3 works rather well, after all. Not that I doubted it, but I couldn't really try it out until all my favorite add-ons were updated and relatively stable.

The biggest difference I've noticed so far is that it doesn't do its famous hog-the-CPU trick on pages such as Google Spreadsheets. Now that is a big relief for me; I absolutely hated that particular bug.

Make no mistake: I didn't change my mind about my first experience with Firefox 3. I still believe the developers should have allowed their users to do one of the following:
  1. check the add-on compatibility during the installation
  2. revert to Firefox 2
  3. run Firefox 2 and Firefox 3 side by side
But, hey, at least it works now. And I've only confirmed that I'm a late adopter by nature. As if I really needed to confirm that: I've lived in Chile for nine years before I decided to try Carménère.

1 comment:

Russell said...

Firefox works fine with Suse Linux ... but it did give me problems on XP