Tech: Firefox 10.0.2 really sucks March 3, 2012Posted by truthspew in Firefox, Mozilla.
Tags: Firefox 10.0.2, Firefox 3.6.27, Mozilla, Release Schedule, Shockwave Flash 11
Let me describe my Firefox saga.
First I had been running 3.6.27 and updagted to 4.0. Firefox 4.0 was an abortion from the beginning, it’s java engine, rendering engine etc. were all crap.
When it got to Firefox 10 I figured perhaps they worked out their issues. And 10.0.1 worked fairly well enough.
But then they rolled out the 10.0.2 update. Utter and complete crap. For example, I don’t know what changed in their rendering engine but I could literally watch it paint images, and typing text was an exercise in futility. I could bang out text and wait a minute or so as it slowly typed it out on screen.
My advice to the Mozilla team, stop the craziness of rushing versions out the door. I don’t care if there is a 12 month wait for the next major version. Get it right BEFORE you release.
And while I’m on the topic, Shockwave Flash Player 11 is awful. First off it assumes hardware acceleration. Nice if you have an add-on graphics card, but it you’re using integrated graphics, it slows performance.
I suppose I really should upgrade my computer. But I’ll be damned if I’m going to let that be dictated by software vendors.