(this post is obsolete, see the main Firefox topic and its sub-posts)
I've been using the Firefox operating system for a long long time now. It's quite popular, and it's even being turned into its own OS Thanks to this "Web 2.0" bullshit and its "web applications".
Things aren't quite the same now, but these notes may still be valuable.
2014-08-02 - This is totally obsolete
(unknown date) - UPDATE: This video plays fine with Firefox 3.6 beta 5 using Flash 10.0 r42.
I strongly appreciate a single-application single-tasking environment, because it forces you into a totally different mindset from the flurry of activity and noise one always has on an everyday "multitasking" computing environment these days. But since most of my day is spent completely surrounded by multiple applications all vying for my attention, I've come to expect to be able to swap my attention around whenever I want.
But there are situations and applications which explicitly deny multitasking.
I had speed issues, as well as anomalies on the background images of some websites, like http://slackware.com/. Most annoyingly was the horrible hanging in the visual editor when making a new post in WordPress. This is using Slackware 12.2 and either Firefox 3.0.11 or 3.5.1, with or without safe mod.
Here's how I solved the issue.
I can't actually use the YouTube messaging system. Firefox is completely useless.
Whatever has been done with Firefox over the last many years has only made it progressively more inconsistent.
Sometimes it runs really well, and other times it's REALLY bad.