On my work and home PC’s I use Firefox… period. There is no better browser. The only thing that really irks me, however, is how slowly it starts up on my 400 MHz Pentium II running Windows 2000 at work. Since the FFX team won’t implement Mozilla Suite’s “Turbo Mode”, then to get around it, I usually just leave the download manager open and minimized so that whenever I need to open a browser window, it opens super-fast.
But today I came across something very, very cool. Firefox builds that are optimized for the PowerBook G4. Instead of waiting the usual 6–7 Dock bounces for Firefox to start up, it only takes one, and everything else about it is significantly faster than the default builds.
I came across the forum for optimized builds over at MozillaZine.org. Here is some linkage:
- Firefox optimized for OSX on a G4.
- Firefox optimized for Panther (OSX 10.3.x) on a G5
- Other Firefox builds optimized for Windows, Mac, and Linux
Firefox is now running zippier than ever on my PowerBook. I hope these’ll help you out!