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FF3 on Linux OS

I've been testing the RC's and the final (with Adblock and CustomizeGoogle) on Mepis7 and Mint5. I was not convinced of the announced advantages: it takes FF3 longer to get the page, the heavier the page the longer it takes. It even was a reason to switch back from Mint5 to Mepis7 ! It seems there exist objective measurements that show that FF3 on Linux behaves different (and less swift) than on Win. Could it be that FF3 was written mainly on - and for - Win-systems?

re: FF3 on Linux

capricornus wrote:
Could it be that FF3 was written mainly on - and for - Win-systems?

Hmmmmm.

Optimize your code for XP/Vista, which has 90+% of the desktop market and runs your direct browser competitor (i.e. IE) or waste a zillion code hours attempting to optimize your code for 9 bazillion flavours all fighting over 2-3% of the market.

Tough call - NOT.

//remember when Mozilla's mantra was "run lean and clean". Funny how money DOES change everything.

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