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PC World Agrees with Me: Firefox is on the Way Out

firefox-chrome Once upon a time, not more than a year ago, Firefox was my favorite web browser. But then updates came along for Firefox that made it extremely slow on my old Windows XP machine. And I had troubles with some of the extensions (little helper programs that embed in the browser). Having no choice, because speed is such a critical issue, I changed to Google Chrome. And I haven’t looked back.

It seems I’m not the only one who came to the same conclusion about Firefox. From PC World via Yahoo! News:
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Firefox 3.5 is a Dog on My Windows XP Machine

Firefox is my web browsing software of choice, and has been going on four years now. I love it’s speed and it’s extensibility. I can add all sorts of functionality to it–little “add on” programs that make life easier for a web worker like me (FireFTP, Delicious bookmarking and SeoQuake are just some of the ones I use).

Confession: My computer is long in the tooth–a Dell Dimension E310 (4+ years old) running Microsoft Windows XP, Media Center Edition, Version 2002 Service Pack 3. The chip is a Pentium 4, 2.80 GHz with 2 GB of RAM. But enough of the tech talk. My senior citizen computer ran the previous version of Firefox just fine.

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