Jan 152011
 

Firefox 4 beta 9 was released and I had to try it. It’s not in freebsd ports yet so I tried it under wine.. I tried it and it seems to be much, much faster than 3.6.x

The speed improvement is very nice and long over due.. but the GUI?  Why in the world would they get rid of the status bar?  I depend on that to see where a link may be leading me to.  It seems like it tries to show that information in the URL bar but that’s far to short to display anything useful with my large text.  Also some of the extensions I use make use of the status bar to display information.

It seems like they are trying to copy Chrome with their GUI and I think chrome’s GUI is terrible.  The lack of extensions that I use regularly and awful GUI are what keep me from using Chrome anyways since it seems much faster than Firefox is.  Hopefully they give us an option to have a status bar.

Jan 102009
 

Microsoft is releasing a public beta of windows 7.  Once I get my older hard drive installed in this computer I think I may give it a try to see what it’s like.  Even though I rarely use windows at this point I need it for a few things like mapping software for our gpsrs and some other little thinks like that.

Vista is on Molly’s laptop and I just don’t like that.  I do like windows XP which I have installed on this computer and dual boot but I won’t be able to use that forever.  Sooner or later it won’t have drivers that I need or that sort of thing.  Her laptop seems pretty stable though so I can’t complain  too much about it.

From what I’ve read windows 7 seems to be easier on memory which is nice.  Even though ram is cheap now I still would rather it be used for what I want it used for.