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Flock vs Firefox

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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5 Responses

12.18.07

Yeah Flock Rocks!!

But now I use Firefox for accessing bank accounts and Paypal, Safari to search and just hang around and Flock for everything else (blogging, Youtubing, Facebooking, Flickring and Twittering!!)

12.18.07

Hi I have both Mac Book and a PC desktop. on my Desktop I have always had IE and recently downloaded Flock as I use Facebook a lot & I love it for that as well as other things. Now I’m being told to get Firefox and I am wondering what to do? do I get rid of IE and keep flock and firefox or what. Is it normal to have more than 1 Browser. thanks Dazed and Confused :)

12.18.07

of course it’s normal to have more than 1 browser… sometimes a browser can “missunderstood” some web page, and having 2 or 3 browser can help..

12.18.07

Your use of Mac and not Windows shows nothing more than your inability to use Windows and your drive to pay more for the same functionality. Win XP for 5 years, same install and still no issues here… Joan B. That depends I am a web dev so I have 8 of them listed below in the order of use.
Chrome
FF3
FF2
IE7
IE6
Opera
Safari
Flock

12.18.07

Interesting comment and your desire to enflame a Mac vs PC war I find bemusing. “inability to use windows” … funny you say that. I was a DOS/Windows user for many many years. I put myself through university building windows computers and working in tech support as well as tutoring university windows courses. I ran a number of businesses including a successful web development studio working on windows machines.

It’s not my inability to use windows, it’s my desire to use Mac OSX – it’s a personal choice. I enjoy working on OSX, I find windows painful. That’s all. I’m gutted I can’t use Chrome on Mac OSX though