Once upon a time, IE used to dominate the web. People loved it, people hated it, but that was all there was. There was a bit of Netscape, a bit of Mozilla Mosaic, together for a total of whopping 1.6%. Rest was IE.
Complainers would complain – oh IE sucks – oh it is unsafe – oh it is not cool. And crashes, my God, yes the crashes.
Then along came the Firefox, slowly starting to take a bit of share, nibbling at 5%, then up to lower teens, then to 20s, until it came to almost 50%.
Skeptics told us that the same problem that only IE is known to have, will be shown in any browser once it came to take any significant market share. But we wouldn’t have any of it – nossir the problems with IE are caused by evil northwesterly and that by definition cannot affect the flying fire fox. Until the problems started appearing. Today, Firefox has crashed 6 times on me. My list of pains is growing. Only problem is, I have no northwesterly to blame today. So, instead I rant here, and document it thus:
(i) Firefox has a memory bug. Sure, that might be an understatement, but that just needs saying. If I open task manager, I can notice that after a couple of hours, Firefox takes more memory.
(ii) Crashes often.
(iii) When I shut windows, doesn’t automatically shut down, rather “crashes” – then when you start windows, it asks should the session be restored or new session, and there is no way to specify a default.
Overall, I am still sticking with Firefox, considering that it is in active development, and I hope developers will fix these issues soon.