Josh already explained...
If the copy is an improvement
then it is very likely to be preferred
to the original.
I've loved Firefox since the Phoenix days as well, mostly because I was very new on the internet at the time and I very quickly caught on that using IE on the web could oftentimes be akin to wearing a target on your shirt while exploring the local rifle range.
It was fairly speedy at first, but every new generation saw more and more features added and with it decreased speed and (dare I say it?...) bloat.
Then I switched to Linux and Firefox was the only game in town, so I was more or less stuck with it.
I tried Chrome, which is fairly speedy, but it just didn't "feel" right.
When I used Chrome, I felt like I was walking in the woods at night feeling eyes on me watching from behind every tree shadow.
Especially since I hear more and more every day about how much Google wants to know about me and what I'm doing with their
browser on their
search engine over their
oops. ulp. I almost said that out loud...
On a hopeful note, I have tested the latest iteration code-named Minefield
and I have found a noticeable speed improvement.
Running them both in side-by-side comparison, the Minefield has that kind of 'touchy-feely fast' that Josh is referring to.
In a word, it's responsive
, which is a word I haven't used to describe Firefox for quite some time, even with the latest improvements in 3.6.
If you're really
brave, and you have the hardware and OS for it, get the 64-bit version (experimental Windows builds here: http://wiki.mozilla-...com/Firefox:Download
Yes, it's supposed to be considered 'unstable' but I haven't crashed it yet...