Tweet I’ve been a Firefox fan for .. well for as long as it’s been out. Firefox is a web browser for those of you wondering about that. The main reasons for using Firefox have been more secure than Internet Explorer better CSS & web2.0 support than Internet Explorer not developed by Microsoft use extensions [...]
I’ve been a Firefox fan for .. well for as long as it’s been out. Firefox is a web browser for those of you wondering about that.
The main reasons for using Firefox have been
- more secure than Internet Explorer
- better CSS & web2.0 support than Internet Explorer
- not developed by Microsoft
- use extensions to expand Firefox
- and many more
However those of you using an Apple computer will tell you that Firefox is not as lovely on OSX as, well as Safari (Apple’s web browser). Firefox is plagued with memory leaks, meaning from time to time it just eats up your memory, crashes and well is a pain in the butt for someone, like me, who spends easily 8+ hours a day working in a browser.
Given I work in the web industry it’s not uncommon for me to have 5+ web browsers installed on my computer. Until my switch to Leopard last week the list read; Firefox 2, Firefox 3b1, Safari 2, Opera 9, Camino, Shirra and OmniWeb.
So yesterday I decided to try Flock a browser built on-top of the Firefox engine. I’d heard about it before and pretty much written it off – it’s based around the social networking trend, something I’m too old to ‘get’. I have to say I’m very impressed, Flock is very solid.
Reasons to switch to Flock:
- memory leak fixed, Flock is more stable than Firefox
- built in services, feed management, flickr & other media managers
- built in blog support (I’m writing this from Flock)
- full support for WordPress.com accounts
- damn fine interface
- supports most Firefox extensions
- it just works
Any one who knows me, knows I don’t have patience for things that don’t work (hence I use a Mac & not Windows). So yeah, I’m using Flock, I love it. One application to surf, manage feeds, blog and store notes – brilliant.
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