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Is Firefox 1.0 Less Stable than Firefox PR1.0?

Cliff posted more than 9 years ago | from the software-regression dept.

Mozilla 758

An anonymous reader wonders: "I had Firefox 1.0PR running smoothly on three different machines and it hardly ever crashed. After upgrading to 1.0, I seem to have at least one annoying crash a day. On one of the machines, using the 'self update' feature caused Firefox to crash in middle of the upgrade and left it in a completely unusable state. Eventually, I had to uninstall it and resort to using IE to download the full installer, again. Is it just me, or are other heavy Firefox users noticing this sort of behavior?"

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Just you... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877271)

... because you suck!

YEAHHHHH NOW ZULU (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877272)

condoleeze rice is a whore

FP

BIG UPS TO BROOKLYN

frist post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877274)

frist post

/. is not tech support (5, Informative)

aws910 (671068) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877277)

Why don't you try posting on the Mozilla.org forums?

Basic Human Nature (4, Insightful)

nwbvt (768631) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877336)

Complaining is more fun than actually solving problems.

Re:Basic Human Nature (4, Funny)

MC Negro (780194) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877406)

Seeking valid tech support from Slashdot is like going to an Adam Sandler film for some deep, subtle wit.

Re:Basic Human Nature (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877425)

Complaining is more fun than actually solving problems.

So THAT explains why Slashdot is such a popular place!
*runs*

Re:Basic Human Nature (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877439)

and that's why the democrats lost the election. despite all their bitching, driving to the polls and voting required too much effort.

Re:/. is not tech support (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877362)

Exactly... This is not firefox.org you tard. Please go back to using Mosaic you arse.

Re:/. is not tech support (0, Offtopic)

GhostseTroll (582659) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877363)

A professor at the University of Mississippi is giving a
lecture on the supernatural. To get a feel for his
audience, he asks: "How many people here believe in
ghostses?" About 90 students raise their hands.

"Well, that's a good start. Out of those of you who
believe in ghostses, do any of you think you've ever seen
a ghostse?" About 40 students raise their hands.

"That's really good. Has anyone here ever talked to a
ghostse?" 15 students raise their hands.

"That's great. Has anyone here ever touched a ghostse?" 3
students raise their hands.

"That's fantastic. But let me ask you one question
further... Have any of you ever made love to a ghostse?"
One student way in the back raises his hand.

The professor is astonished and says, "Son, in all the
years I've been giving this lecture, no one has ever
claimed to have slept with a ghostse. You've got to come
up here and tell us about your experience."

The redneck student replies with a nod and a grin, and
begins to make his way up to the podium. The professor
says, "Well, tell us what it's like to have sex with a
ghostse."

The student replies, "Ghostse?!? From ah-way back there ah
thought yuh said "goatse." [goat.cx]

Re:/. is not tech support (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877380)

Or posting a proper bug report at least. I don't see anything like this in bugzilla.

fp (0, Redundant)

codergeek42 (792304) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877279)

firefox is awesome

Good here (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877280)

Seems fine here

Re:Good here (5, Funny)

rking (32070) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877395)

Mine seemed to be working but now it's showing an article about a single anonymous user's broswer problems on the front page of Slashdot. That can't be right. Hopefully Mozilla will have a patch available soon.

yeah (2, Interesting)

u-238 (515248) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877281)

I've too noticed more crashes - only one of which (out of maybe 9, 10 since release) was related to the auto update; don't rule that out as a primary factor just yet.

CNN will crash it (4, Informative)

r00t (33219) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877386)

Go to CNN. View a few stories. **CRASH**

This is:

Linux 2.6, GNOME, 32-bit ppc, libswf installed,
multiple windows open, Debian-unstable, the tab
preferences extension installed so I can go back
to the old pre-tab Mozilla ways...

This really, really, sucks. I was one of those
people that would keep a browser running for
several weeks at a time. I'd let it sit on one
virtual desktop with two dozen windows open.

Yes. (1, Interesting)

dragon_imp (685750) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877284)

It's just you.

Re:Yes. (2)

isometrick (817436) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877433)

Try signing up for an account at PizzaHut.com and go through the first step of ordering a pizza. Crashes FF 1.0 for me every time. Having to open up IE to just to use the site at all is painful.

to answer your question... (0, Redundant)

kilf (135983) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877286)

... it's just you.

Is Firefox 1.0 Less Stable than Firefox PR1.0? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877289)

No. It isn't any less stable for me.

HTH

Next article please.

Stability Issues...? (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877292)

I don't know about anyone else, but I haven't had ANY issues with 1.0, perhaps the author of the article is using unsupported plugins / extensions that haven't been upgraded yet?

cookies? (5, Funny)

x3ro (628101) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877293)

No bugs found here. But I was sad to see the 'Cookies are delicious delicacies' line disappear from Prefs.

Re:cookies? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877355)

Do not despair! There is an extension [mozilla.org] to fix this serious problem. Soon your cookies will be delicious once more.

Not really... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877294)

It appears to be more stable than 1.0PR to me.

You are the exception, not the rule. (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877297)

I keep Firefox running on Windows for days without closing and it runs fine. I think Firefox definitely has a mature web browser. It's gotten better every release I've tried since 0.6

mod story -1 off-topic (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877298)

Isn't there some kind of firefox mailing list for this kind of stuff?

Probs before PR (2, Informative)

TFGeditor (737839) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877300)

My PR Firefox version Firefox/0.9.3 has always had the annoying problem of causing the entire system to "lock up" if left running overnight. (Win XP SP2.)

Re:Probs before PR (1)

SlamMan (221834) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877316)

if your entire machine is locking up, its not an issue with any single application.

Re:Probs before PR (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877370)

you obviously dont run windows.. single applications can easily lock up a system.. hell ive seen NOTEPAD lock up a system... a fucking simple text editor

Re:Probs before PR (1)

cduffy (652) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877418)

No, applications cannot lock up a system.

Applications can trigger a hardware, driver or OS problem that locks up the system -- but the app itself is not crashing your box.

Re:Probs before PR (0, Troll)

the_mad_poster (640772) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877428)

No, you haven't. Stop trolling.

Re:Probs before PR (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877347)

...that's just your OS

Re:Probs before PR (4, Informative)

bigberk (547360) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877435)

My PR Firefox version Firefox/0.9.3 has always had the annoying problem of causing the entire system to "lock up" if left running overnight.
Without exception, a regular (userland) application that leads to global locking up is the operating system's fault, not the application's. The goal of a modern multi-user, multi-process, virtual memory OS (BSD, Linux, WinNT) is to keep each process separate on the system. A single application should crash, or run slowly but it should never crash the entire operating system or use up all the operating system's resources. Such a situation indicates the failure of the OS to manage resources, and maintain control over separate processes.

zerg (4, Insightful)

Lord Omlette (124579) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877301)

I'm horrified that this is a front page post. What is wrong w/ you people?

Also, you are reporting the crash data back to the developers, right?

Re:zerg (2, Insightful)

Tumbleweed (3706) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877400)

What's wrong with this being a front page post? He'll reach more people, and thus get more responses, that way.

I don't know if 1.0 is less stable than 1.0PR, but it's definitely not 'stable,' for me, and that's across three machines, one of which is a newly built machine.

And yeah, I've got it set to report crash data back to the developers. Hope that works. Firefox is still leagues better than IE, of course, in both features as well as stability. And speed. And beauty. Oh nevermind, this could get embarassing.

Use SmartFox instead (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877302)

That's why I use http://smartfox.org/ [smartfox.org] instead.

Re:Use SmartFox instead (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877427)

that looks like a spyware-ladden version of firefox, perhaps with some icons/logos exchanged. no thanks!

Havn't Noticed (1)

The Lost Supertone (754279) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877303)

Haven't noticed any difference on OS X. That said I love that there is finally no little window off in the corner that can only be seen when using exposé. That said... I use Safari.

working fine here (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877304)

so it must be just you

not me! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877305)

not me!

Yes it is (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877307)

Yes even the latest nightly build!

targetted by spyware/adware/viruses ? (0, Flamebait)

Janek Kozicki (722688) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877308)

is it possible that firefox is targetted by malicious programs - so that firefox will behave less stable. And those programs were exactly tuned to work with firefox 1.0?

Re:targetted by spyware/adware/viruses ? (1)

dragon_imp (685750) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877334)

You're not referring to Windows Update, are you?

Major Issues (2)

RoshanCat (145661) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877411)

I was a happy Firefox/Firebird user till 1.0 was released. On WinXP SP2, there are zombie firefox processes even after I close firefox. The reason I switched to FireFox was in the hope that it would be less bloatware. But, I have seen FireFox process eatup more than 75MB of my memory. If it starts leaving zombie processes taking my valuable CPU, what is the advantage of FireFox over any adware/spyware/malware?

To add, Firefox is more hyped than any product M$ has ever launched.

I'll use IE right now(Never had any issues ever actually since sp2). I'll continue to evaluate every new release of FireFox to see if they have removed this major annoyance for me.

No - it's you (5, Funny)

Linker3000 (626634) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877309)

Welcome to Slashdot, now being used as an alternative for official software support sites and usenet newsgroups.

None here ... (1)

jasonsfa98 (648370) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877310)

Runs just as stable as 1.0PR.

WinXP SP1

Running smoothly (2, Informative)

th3d0ct0r (707205) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877315)

Up until now, under windows xp sp2, firefox 1.0 final is running very smoothly, no crashes, im using it all the time.
Under linux also, there are no issues, exept maybe with the mplayer-embedded plugin, but that is the plugins fault actually, experiencing the same problem with epiphany, konqueror and opera. So no, from my point of view firefox is as good as it gets!

Good as gold: XP, 2k, ME, 98SE, OS X, Mandrake (1)

leonbrooks (8043) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877417)

So yes, it is just the article's source.

Presuming he's running it under MS-Windows, why should anyone be surprised? Move along, folks, nothing new to see.

No problems here. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877320)

If the installations of Firefox you're referring to uses any extensions, it could perhaps be the extensions themselves; I've noticed some extensions start to mess up (albeit rarely) even if they're rated to work on newer version of Firefox.
Personally, I've noticed no instability aside from what one extension gives, and it's pretty obvious which extension I'm getting trouble from. I've just yet to bother uninstalling it.

A couple more bugs... (1)

bender647 (705126) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877322)

Running under FreeBSD, I see tabs that go blank if I switch tabs while something is background loading. I also can't delete a toolbar bookmark -- it just keeps coming back. I had none of these issues with the pre-release.

Firefox Upgrade from 0.10 to 1.0 (1)

jonharrell (621575) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877324)

I have only had good experiences when you do a clean install of 1.0... I kept running into stability issues when I tried to upgrade - maybe some extentions are the problem... -jh

Why? (2, Insightful)

dalamarian (741404) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877325)

I don't want to come off as rude (of course but) but, why is this considered newsworthy?

Technically referred to as....... (1)

reality-bytes (119275) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877399)


.......scraping the barrel.

It must be a slack day for the slashdot editors.

Really tho, this sort of thing is better reported to Mozilla.org and then they can diagnose any supposed problem.

*Then* when we know what (any given) problem is, it can be posted to the front-page of Slashdot and *that* is news

Crashed Today (1)

paul248 (536459) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877328)

The only time Firefox 1.0 has crashed on me was today, right after I tabbed away from this page [gamespot.com] . It seems to be at least somewhat repeatable here. Anyone else getting the same thing?

up and down quality (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877329)

I've used Mozilla for several years now, and quite frankly, since v1.5 or so, the quality is really bad: about one crash per day. On Debian stable, it really sucks. It's almost as bad as the good old M17 days...

Old extensions causing a problem? (1)

CCelebornn (829849) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877330)

No problems here: the odd crash when trying to view movies in browser; which probably has something to do with me using unofficial programs to view Quicktime/Realplayer movies. But other than that its fine. As the title suggests: could old extensions be causing the problem? When Firefox was released: details on Slashdot described how to get extensions working on the new version by manually editing some files. Could it be that these extensions: although with the fix did work in the new version, actually end up causing some stability issues?

"Resorting" to IE? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877331)

Don't worry, you don't /really/ have to. Try ftp'ing to ftp.mozilla.org ...
Simple!

Firefox (1)

americamatrix (658742) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877332)

I havent noticed anything being wrong as of yet, and I use Firefox as my main browser, maybe now that you have unistalled it and reinstalled it, it will be okay...

I know why.... (1)

T'hain Esh Kelch (756041) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877339)

By posting such a story on the /. frontpage, your FireFox 1.0 just got /.'ed!

No crash for me (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877340)

I ran in on two different machines, it ran fine and didn't crash on me.

Feels Less Stable on Mac (1)

mwyner (65962) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877341)

I'm running it on my Mac, and I definitely feel like I get the spinning beach ball of death a lot more than in previous versions. I thought it was just me...

Let's just say I'm looking for patches now... (1)

Daniel Ellard (799842) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877342)

It just randomly goes away and leaves core file in my home directory every so often. Since I started keeping track, I've noticed that I often get a core file after intentionally exiting. If there's a pattern, I haven't glimpsed it.

Really? (4, Interesting)

zx75 (304335) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877343)

I had the opposite occur. With 1.0PR I was having rather regular crashes when I opened the browser, and an annoying one that occured everytime I attempted to open any sort of streaming media. (I resorted to IE to watch the SpaceShip One launch).

However, with the full 1.0 I haven't had a single crash yet, and I've been using it a lot since the first day it was available.

Re:Really? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877379)

i use it all the time, on 2 computers, and have not had any problems at all yet. best browser ever

no crashes, but printing lockup (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877349)

On FedoraCore 2, FF-0.9.x locked up when printing. There was nightly build for which it "just worked" but the SaveAs... dialog was crap. On FedoraCore 3, FF-1.0PR and 1.0 both lock up when printing.

All this has been under icewm, but I've ruled that out since printing did work once.

-1, Troll (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877351)

n/t

Nein (2, Informative)

MC Negro (780194) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877352)

No problems whatsoever. The search function finally works and updates are a breeze. On my Windows and Mac machines. HOWEVER, my Linux box was not quite as rosey. I upgraded my source-built FireFox 1.0PR to FireFox 1.0 binary. I unmerged the 1.0PR and downloaded the binary from the FireFox website, installed it, and rebooted. At first, things were smooth sailing, but after an hour or two of usage, FireFox would become unusable and eventually crash. Same problem under SuSE. I uninstalled the binary and emerged FireFox 1.0 from source and everything was great.

Only crashing noticed was PDF plug-in related (1)

Eilorux (833081) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877353)

I've noticed almost no difference in performance and crashing between PR release vs. 1.0 The only issues I've seen has been related to opening up PDF files through internet.

FireFox not what it used to be (1)

BinBoy (164798) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877354)

Not exactly the same problems but FireFox has been a major disappoint lately. It's getting slower to load, it freezes all instances when using "Download link as" or when pulling up a .pdf file. Clicking on the window while it's busy can lead to a crash. FireFox 1.0 is no longer lean and mean. It's becoming slow and unstable.

other heavy Firefox users (1, Funny)

Timesprout (579035) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877357)

What makes the way people with alternative body images use firfox different from the way the rest of us use it? Or are you tring to say I'm fat because I have 5 firefox installs?

Uninstall first! (5, Informative)

hazed (699134) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877358)

Make sure you uninstall any old versions before installing the new version. Its in the faq.. well hidden, but i've had no problems when uninstalling then re-installing. Make sure to back up, but your savings should be saved as they are not held in the same area as the executeables and whatnot. I have had problems just upgrading, but i've been problemless since i've done the above.

Re:Uninstall first! (1)

4titude (787704) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877412)

Definitely, I had all sorts of problems because I was installing nightly builds without uninstalling the old versions first. When I uninstalled firefox and did a clean reinstall, everything worked perfectly and has continued to do so ever since. I don't recall a single crash.

must just be you (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877359)

I have had no crashes since upgrading to 1.0. 1.0PR was crashing a couple times a day. So the problem must be related to somthing you are doing.

Works a treat. Do you overclock? (0)

reality-bytes (119275) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877360)

I've got no issues with it.

Just as a note; we *did* discover that Firefox dislikes seriously over-clocked machines but then many apps will throw in the towel under such circumstances.

Usually, seriously OC'd machines get used for gaming etc rather than desktop work.

Bugzilla Wizard (1)

architimmy (727047) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877364)

I had firefox crash the other day while using a wizard to set up bug reporting. I found that particularly ironic, to have the bug reporting system crash... Makes reporting the bug somewhat difficult.

Not only is it less stable (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877366)

but it's also a resource hog, it's currently taking up ~112,988k of Memory, for just 1 window and 5 tabs. It was considerably less with PR1.0. I have definitely experienced several crashes.

Maybe your Windows install has degraded (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877368)

If it has been some while between Firefox versions then you could be just experiencing what Windows does naturally, degrade with time.

Re:Maybe your Windows install has degraded (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877393)

My Linux version is fine.

two words: Input Focus (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877371)

Firefox has had - and still does have - terrible issues with input focus tracking. Yet the Mozilla browser component has consistently gotten it correct.

I've encountered these problems with Firefox on both Windows and on GNU/Linux. The problem is especially prevalent input fields in multiple tabs.

You'll end up where you can't move the cursor in an input field with the keyboard, or where while typing in an input field the focus sporadically jumps to the new "Find" bar and jumps to that letter or fragment in the document.

This is a long standing problem in Firefox, although it became worse in 0.9.x.

yes, I'm aware they're unconnected... (1)

jx100 (453615) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877372)

Yeah, well, *I* installed Firefox 1.0 and my harddrive failed!!

Mouse problems (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877373)

I've got a problem with my mouse...
Can we discuss that here too?

Can't believe this made it to slashdot...

ITS JUST YOU (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877374)

this whole story is just one big TROLL

Re:ITS JUST YOU (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877431)

amen

Yes (1)

UncleScrooge (827071) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877376)

I ran 1.0PR fine with samba under Gentoo. Yet with 1.0 it seems to crash often when accessing a Windows server, forcing me to use a crummy command-line samba client, ugh!

Re:Yes (1)

cpugeniusmv (828846) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877432)

you don't like the command line...and you're using gentoo?

emerge --upgrade logic

me (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877387)

fire fox has crashed on me a few times while movin thorogh a website at a fast pace ...

You're not alone! (1)

codermarc (774934) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877388)

I have also experienced crashes with 1.0, both on a Windows 98SE box, as well as a Windows XP Pro SP2 box. Five or six incidents between the two machines.

I've noticed too (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877390)

when upgrading my SuSE 9.1 box with FF 1.0P i had a lot of crashes, even when visiting articles here on slashdot (on-site articles that is, not from another website)... I imidiately updated to the true 1.0 version when it came out and it has become more stable.

It does not compare with the 0.9 version btw... That one never crashed on my desktop.

Now i must admit that my hardware is pretty ancient. : amd450, 256M with an ancient soundcard/video adapter, but it always ran perfect...

Been running smoothly for me... (1)

psych-major (767984) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877397)

On Windows 2000 SP4 WIndows XP SP2 Slackware 10.0 Slax Must be you...

Maybe I should put the tinfoil back on... (-1, Flamebait)

Stevyn (691306) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877402)

How do we not know Microsoft isn't behind this? They could easily throw something in a Windows Update that could randomly crash Firefox. I'm running Firefox in Linux and I haven't had too much trouble. I think it crashed once or twice.

Wouldn't this be an easy and effective way for Microsoft to squash it's competition?

Cheesey Creezey!! (4, Insightful)

barfy (256323) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877404)

If you need to mod me down now, but I am starting to get PO'd!

Just what in the F*CK is going on with Slashdot???

Is there any justification what so freakin' ever this is a frontpage story? As far as anyone can tell this is about as informative and useful as 85% of the Usenet.

The quality of frontpage postings has gone down dramatically. After weeks of every story just being a heavily editorialiazed piece of crap, we now have, "Hey, does anyone elses FF 1.0 crash?".

Editors, Taco, Cowboy Neal?!? Is anyone awake here? Have we totally lost our standards?

Cripes.

Well.... (1)

Dr. Mojura (584120) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877407)

Short answer: no.
Long answer: yes, although the complete results were inconclusive.

Mom says stop pestering those slashdot people (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877410)


and clean your room before your father gets back or there will be trouble !

Say what? (1)

NeoChaosX (778377) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877413)

I haven't had a problem in regards to crashes. Only time I've had problems is when too much data is loaded from a page, causing the browser to crash or go to a /. comment page that has too many comments, slowing the browser to a crawl. And I also encountered both problems in the PR. Guess it's just the submitter.

Heres the scoop (1)

aaron_ds (711489) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877416)

Whatever is happening, the problem is NOT Firefox. Your computer is unstable, there is a maliscious program attacking Firefox, its extensions. Anything but Firefox. Everyone knows that open source software is an order of magnitude better than anything Microsoft could ever make.

Anyone else have their battery die? (4, Funny)

duckpoopy (585203) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877421)

I left the lights on in my car the other day and then my car wouldn't start. Could these two events be related? Did anyone else ever have this happen?

No problems here (1)

AGTiny (104967) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877424)

My wife and I have been using Firefox 1.0 heavily since release. I have not had a single crash that I can remember. Granted, I don't use the update feature due to past experience with it not doing anything, and I followed the instructions and completely uninstalled 1.0PR before installing 1.0 (wonder if they will ever fix this, shouldn't be too hard to auto-uninstall previous versions before installing the new version).

Stable, but quirky (1)

rs6krox (630570) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877426)

Firefox 1.0 is perfectly stable on my WinXP machine at work, other than a couple of extentions magically disappeared after the upgrade. My Linux box did an auto-update from 1.0PR and now does some strange things. Opening a link in a new tab opens the tab, but doesn't load the page, is the most anyoying. I'm thinking of re-installing when a new rpm is available. Even so, it's stable.

Heavy firefox user? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10877429)

I don't think your weight has anything to do with it.

Firefox on Panther (1)

prockcore (543967) | more than 9 years ago | (#10877440)

Firefox 1.0 on Panther is much more stable than previous versions.

Quicktime will randomly crash and take down the browser, but that's quicktime's fault.. it does the same thing in Safari, and has ever since Quicktime 6.4

I have the flash click-to-play extension (poor little Pismo already suffers on Panther, flash just makes it worse) and the web developer extension installed.
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