I have been a long user of Mozilla Firefox. But I am very much frustrated about its performance in these days. Disclaimer: I am not a web developer so it is not part of my job to check if a website or web app is working smoothly. To be precise, I need a simple browser without much fancy item. Here the word fancy is quite questionable. In this case, I define it as “browser the web, loading Stack overflow, nabble, mailing list archives, xkcd, news, blogs, forums.
Why the almighty firefox eats too much of my memory?
I didn’t have selected one right now. I will take some time to review others and find a web browser that sucks less. Having said that word, I say, I am using dwm window manager from suckless for an year now. No complaints. No worries. Completely satisfied with performance and its usability. They have some very cool stuff that really rocks. And guess what!.., there is a project “surf”.
As I am much impressed by their simplicity and design philosophy , I cannot say that I am not leaned towards surf. Maybe I will use it for my day work. So this could be it. But I need to test it.
I cannot ask all firefox features in the alternatives. Seriously.. I am not even thinking “what if some day..” I really don’t. My current web browser is too slow and experience is unbearable. What worse could happen if I use surf for a week or two.. Heh ?