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The Open Source Advantage: Firefox's Leaky Dam Gets More Fingers, Yours Could Be One

Sep 24, 2007, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Berlind)

"Yesterday, among other things, I ranted about how my Firefox was grinding to a halt. About the only pattern I noticed is that I can some times revive my system if I close the instance of Firefox that includes a tab that was spawned from Outlook (and that tab doesn't have to still be on the page that was called from Outlook). To be fair, I don't want to single out Outlook as though we can isolate such problems to Microsoft products. I'll bet the list of application interoperations that slow systems down or stop them altogether is miles long, involving all sorts of software that isn't from Mozilla or Microsoft. Believe it or not, all it takes is a visit to certain Web sites to give certain builds of Firefox a fit..."

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