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Use a G4- or G5-optimized Firefox build
Authored by: Cap'n Hector on Nov 12, '04 02:12:16PM

I tried that build and it loaded my test set of 13 bookmarks slower than Safari did.

Now, I am on Tiger w/Safari 2, but still…

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Use a G4- or G5-optimized Firefox build
Authored by: Aristotle on Nov 14, '04 03:52:25PM

That's because Safari 2 is a lot faster than any of the Gecko based browsers for OS X. Even 1.3 (developer preview for development with Panther) is apparently much faster.

Apple completely revamped the browser and javascript engine. It totally blows away the gecko based browsers on javascript heavy stuff by a significant margin.

I don't think you will see Firefox, even an optimized one, catch up in speed any time soon.

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