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[quote=rodocop] In real life (not in synthetic tests) KM isn't slower than any FF. Yes, FF developers make real success in optimizing their product and Yes, FF is better in JS-support and processing. And as average user I do (!) need JS sometimes. But we can't say KM is slower for at least 2 reasons: 1) 10x difference in test doesn't mean real 10x gap. KM don't support some new JS-features at all and this leads to big misses in scores. Summarize points is not the best way of estimating such things :-) Most sites don't use this features at all. 2) JS isn't browsing speed bottleneck. They are html-parsing, css one, # of simultaneous tcp/ip-connections, computer RAM work, GUI speed (XUL or Win native) and so on but not JS handling! So in real life after opening some tabs FF (and moreover installing many extensions) begins to slow down and lose responsivness much earlier, than KM does. So, the only thing, which I must say to Fred and all KM developers is, though, veru important. I like adapting possibilities of KM but as [u]usual user[/u] I really need more simple, say visual, tools for configuration needs. Average non-technical user likes to have GUI for toolbars setup, session management and (!) transfer (as there are many actual branches of developing KM), prefs editing and so on. It's a real pain when you just change the skin - and all toolbars fall to pieces and you cannot take them back as half of buttons are absent... Etc. So, we, mass user, need these tools. KM needs them. It must became more user-friendly and only then it will get a chance for survive. More users -> more attention -> more new developers. Otherwise...[/quote]
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