Any reason to switch from Firebird to Mozilla?
My only thing with Firebird is that it takes 3 seconds to load.
Firebird definitely starts much faster than Mozilla on any computer I used.
I use Firebird at home on Win2K and Mozilla at work on SGI. They're the same as far as appearance and performance, IMHO. http://www.mozdev.org/ has some toolbars and stuff for Mozilla that aren't available for Firebird yet, but they're just buttons to get instant access without going into options.
As of 1.4+, Mozilla IS Firebird.
Mozilla might load faster than Firebird because it stays in memory and in your systray when your computer boots ( with the default installation of W2K anyways... )
Doesn't everybody leave their browsers running 24x7 anyway? Who cares if it takes 3 or 33 seconds to start - it just happens once when I login. With the tabbed viewing feature common to both Mozilla and Firebird (that feature is enough to make me *never* use IE again) no matter how many pages you have open it's only one window's worth in the Windows toolbar. Sweet.
I used Firebird 0.9? and now Mozilla 1.4. Firebird had some crashes and instability for me and some content didn't render properly (read: MS specific websites sometimes looked crappy). Mozilla performs much better in both areas.
Switching from unexisting Firebird(0.9 current is 0.7) to deprecated Mozilla(1.4 current is 1.6)?
"With the tabbed viewing feature common to both Mozilla and Firebird (that feature is enough to make me *never* use IE again) no matter how many pages you have open it's only one window's worth in the Windows toolbar."
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Firebird's Extension system. Is that available on Mozilla? If not, then there's NO WAY I would ever use Mozilla proper. There's some amazing extensions available for Firebird.
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Firebird's extension system is available on Mozilla. In fact it originated in Mozilla- Firebird is an "unbloated" offshoot of Mozilla.
Firebird and Mozilla have NOT been merged yet. The browsing engines are the same, but the UI is different.
Yes, Firebird is not just the Mozilla browser. It uses a newere UI "toolkit" that better seperates the application code from the UI code. And the UI stuff is faster.
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Thanks guys. I asked because I read in a mag how Mozilla presumably starts 'faster', that's all I care about.
Generally, it is believed that FireBird loads faster than Mozilla, at least if properly configured. However, I still like Mozilla Core because it has more features.
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