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Re: What is Firefox on Debian Stretch nearest future?




On Thu, 30 Aug 2018 20:34:43 +0200 (CEST)
local10 <local10@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Aug 30, 2018, 11:15 AM by nemommxiv@xxxxxxxxx:
> 
> > I hope it's faster than the previous releases. It was/is dog slow.
> >  
> What do you do with Firefox that it's so slow? Firefox has lots of
> problems but its speed was never a problem for me, even on older PCs.

Well, the first time I installed and loaded it under Wheezy, its start
up was so slow, I thought it had failed or was broken. (We are talking
about Firefox ESR from the Debian repo.)  But it finally sauntered onto
the screen.  Now, we aren't talking a LONG time.  Not minutes.  Just
many extra seconds.  About 2 to 3 times longer than I was accustomed
to.

To make a long story short, after some testing, I determined it
wasn't my system.  ESR was just plain slow.  Period!  Others who used
it on other variously configured systems reported the same. But that was
okay. I just used it to download Google Chrome which is my primary
browser. ESR was always intended as a back up.  Later, when Firefox
Quantum was released, I installed it for that purpose.  Fast.  On par
with Chrome. No complaints.

> In my experience people who complain about Firefox speed are just not
> bright enough to install Noscript and/or Ublock Origin, so they load
> 15+ different tracking scripts for every page they open, so yeah, in
> this case perhaps it is slow.

Such things may contribute, but nevertheless, all things being equal,
Firefox ESR was just slow with everything.  I even tested it with a
locally stored web site with and without an Internet connection.
Still slow.  Later releases showed some improvement. But compared to
Chrome or Quantum ... Well, there's no comparison.

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