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Why is Firefox slower on Linux than Windows?

May 02, 2011, 15:01 (7 Talkback[s])

"Have you tried Firefox 4 on Linux and then tried Firefox on a friend's Windows 7 PC? The experience isn't the same and that's not good news for Linux users.

"Mozilla is apparently aware of the issue and they are taking steps to improve Firefox 4's performance on Linux. he whole issue begs the question of why Linux isn't a bigger priority for Mozilla.

"I've spoken with Mozilla staffers about Linux at multiple points over the last several years as issues of whether or not Mozilla cares about Linux have popped up. Long story short is that Mozilla does care about Linux and have since the beginning of Mozilla itself. The issue, in my view, is one of focus."

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