4 things I hate about FireFox under Linux/Gnome

  1. speed: try using Google spreadsheet, it’s simply impossible. On Windows it works smoothly.
  2. integration: try having to change your proxy settings times a day… FireFox can’t read proxy info from GNOME settings
  3. UI: Save/Open dialogs are not the native GTK ones
  4. crashes: hey where’s my firefox? it’s gone, without telling me anything… and this happens 3-4 times a day

I think Gnome FireFox needs more attention, anyway I’m waiting for Epiphany/WebKit and for a more Epiphany extensions.

3 thoughts on “4 things I hate about FireFox under Linux/Gnome

  1. weeble

    Why in the world are you using GNOME???? That is probably the single MOST broken aspect of Linux these days. It’s crap. Even Linus Torvalds says it’s crap.

    Speed is not an issue in Firefox. I use Google spreadsheets with zero speed issues. It’s fine.

    Integration… I have no probs with proxy settings…

    UI… why have it integrate with GNOME? Why not KDE, Or some other window manager. Honestly.. this is such a non issue… not worth even worrying about.

    Crashes? I haven’t had a Firefox crash in months… seriously. It’s rock solid on my system. Try launching it from a terminal.. when it crashes, you’ll see something there that might give you a hint.

    Oh.. and stop using Ubuntu.. it’s the Linux for newbies. If you’re into Linux long enough to no longer call yourself a newbie… then try out something better.. like openSUSE for example.

  2. Fabrizio Balliano

    @weeble:

    I like gnome, it’s simple and clean :) but not too much as openbox or similar… what do you use?

    I see really fast firefox with google spreadsheet on windows/mac but no one on linux (actually I saw only ubuntu machines… but more than 10 have the same problem)

    UI: I’m just talking about gnome but firefox should integrate at least with gnome AND kde, the same way it does with windows and OSX

    Ubuntu: I like it, used everything else since 8 years… now that I really have no time Ubuntu gives me the possibility to work with my computer without problems and having a debian based system

  3. fede

    you forgot the MEMORY USAGE -.- simply amazing!!!!

    @weeble

    >>Why in the world are you using GNOME???? That is probably the single MOST broken aspect of Linux these days. It’s crap. Even Linus Torvalds says it’s crap.

    is linus torvalds GOD??? lol

    >>then try out something better.. like openSUSE for example.

    ahahahah ri-LOL

    bye

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