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Old 03-08-2006, 09:29 AM
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Firefox 1.5 released.

and is MUCH faster.

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Old 03-08-2006, 10:04 AM
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thanks for heads up
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:52 AM
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What is the difference B/W firefox and IE?
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:55 AM
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Yeah, 1.5 has been out for a while. One thing that bugs me about Firefox: it ignores WindowState of your default email client. It heeds WindowSize, but wont open it maximized if you last closed it maximized. I know I'm nitpicking a minor thing, but they still haven't fixed it. If I were still reviewing sofware for Ziff-Davis, I would have bullied them into fixing it by now by mentioning it in a review.
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:58 AM
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I like because it's not MS. I have had very good luck with FF and the ability to give it a personel look! I also use the Thunderbird mail program which I find very user friendly. Was told not as prone to the hackers as IE.

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Old 03-08-2006, 11:09 AM
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I like because it's not MS. I have had very good luck with FF and the ability to give it a personel look! I also use the Thunderbird mail program which I find very user friendly. Was told not as prone to the hackers as IE.

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Old 03-08-2006, 09:35 PM
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Anybody have Firefox "hang" ?

This one is doing it on a routine basis now. Probably several times per day. When it happens, a reload won't work. Seems to need six or seven attempts. Sometimes I need to go to an alternate site and return to the site where it originally hung.

Any ideas?
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:37 PM
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Yeah, reinstall XP......
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:41 PM
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Yeah, reinstall XP......
.......no kidding??

.......the usual XP problems that develop over time are the culprit??


I was really hoping to avoid this huge undertaking.
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:50 PM
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For some time now I have been using Mozilla Firefox (now at v. 1.5.0.1) and have had a rare hang but nothing like what I used to encounter with MS IE. There are a few features I would like to gain but overall I am having good luck with it. Price was certainly right.
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:53 PM
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.......no kidding??

.......the usual XP problems that develop over time are the culprit??


I was really hoping to avoid this huge undertaking.
Nah, I was just kidding, but you do seem to have some OS issues. I've had xp on three machines for a quite a long time now, and no issues. The OS was getting a bit flaky on me on my main machine, so I just restored a ghost image from a year prior to get it back like new. If you do a lot of installs/uninstalls your Registry can grow to an unruly size, but other than that, there are no time-dependent issues that I'm aware of.
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:59 PM
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Nah, I was just kidding, but you do seem to have some OS issues. I've had xp on three machines for a quite a long time now, and no issues. The OS was getting a bit flaky on me on my main machine, so I just restored a ghost image from a year prior to get it back like new. If you do a lot of installs/uninstalls your Registry can grow to an unruly size, but other than that, there are no time-dependent issues that I'm aware of.
I really have not done many installs or uninstalls. I did install and subsequently remove McAfee anti-virus. I'm also sure that it is not completely removed from the registry. Wonder if "registry mechanic" might do the trick on here?

The machine is coming up on three years now and it has noticeably slowed.
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:05 PM
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I really have not done many installs or uninstalls. I did install and subsequently remove McAfee anti-virus. I'm also sure that it is not completely removed from the registry. Wonder if "registry mechanic" might do the trick on here?

The machine is coming up on three years now and it has noticeably slowed.
Could be a lot of things, including hardware/memory issues. I used to install/uninstall about ten programs per day, and would notice a slowdown after a few months. That isn't your problem. There are a few things you could do that might help a little, but I think a fresh install is your best option. Install a new Windows, don't overwrite, and see if that makes the difference. If it doesn't you can just remove it and go back to the way you had it before. Oh, buy a ghost image utility before you try it.
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:14 PM
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Could be a lot of things, including hardware/memory issues. I used to install/uninstall about ten programs per day, and would notice a slowdown after a few months. That isn't your problem. There are a few things you could do that might help a little, but I think a fresh install is your best option. Install a new Windows, don't overwrite, and see if that makes the difference. If it doesn't you can just remove it and go back to the way you had it before. Oh, buy a ghost image utility before you try it.
No, it's not hardware/memory issues. I have very little running in the background and the machine has 512K.

The fresh install is probably the best. I've just not got myself steeled to do it.

Do you know of a step by step procedure for this? I sure don't want to screw it up.
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:42 PM
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Tell you what -- you want to see slow -- try IE7.

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