Posts Tagged 'beta'

N97

00637_n97Got myself this bad boy some weeks ago and have to say I’m really happy with it. I love being able to use a phone for almost everything I could do on a PC. I’m not going to make this a very long post, this is more like an introduction to following n97 posts that I might write in the future 😀 But so this post doesn’t become a load of useless blabbering, I’m going to add a few applications that I’ve found very useful:
Opera Mobile 10 beta- so much better than Opera Mini, and very intuitive
Symtorrent- who wouldn’t want to exploit the cafeterias wlan and watch a few movies on the road
Google Maps
Nimbuzz- I use this to chat on MSN and talking on Skype, but it also supports Yahoo Messenger and ICQ among others
Winrar
Python for Symbian

Firefox 3 Beta 5 Not So Resource Friendly Sometimes

It seems I was a little too hasty in giving Firefox 3 Beta 5 as much credit as I did earlier. Ffb5 does work extremely well, untill it doesn’t. As far as I am able to tell, the browser becomes extremely slow at random times often after keeping the browser open for some time, this is a result of a boost in memory usage and cpu load for no apparent reason. Surprisingly this problem does not occur to everyone, I only found a few reports. Nevertheless, this is a very big issue, that didn’t occur in ffb4. Obviously the browser is in beta stage, so whining is out of question. However, I could have recommended ffb4 to those willing to experience the speed improvement with only a few downsides, but I can’t say the same for ffb5. As the release of Firefox 3 draws nearer, I hope this problem gets fixed as soon as possible. I will still keep using ffb5 🙂 Post comments if you are having a similar problem and also if you know what’s causing it.

Firefox 3 beta

I use Firefox because in everyday use it is superior to other browsers. It’s more secure, easy to use and personal. However, at the moment it’s not the fastest browser around, yet. Firefox 3 is still in beta stage, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use it. Mainly, Firefox 3 fixes problems with memory consumption and leaks. Now the browser starts faster and uses less resources. Ofcourse there will be improvement in HTML and JavaScript performance among many other things. Best JavaScript performance is still in the hands of IE7, but I hope Firefox can narrow the difference. One handy feature that I would like in Firefox is a disable-images-hotkey like Opera has, since if you only need to read something, images are unnecessary. There are all sorts of benchmark tests around for browsers, but I feel that the best way to find the browser with the most performance is by playing around with them 😀 Try the Firefox 3 beta 5 if you already haven’t, and if you have, please comment about your experience with it.
Firefox beta download
Firefox 3 will be released with the codename Gran Paradiso, the date is still unknown.

– EDIT: I’ve encountered a problem with the release, read here