I need someone to explain this to me.

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Crap. I just lost a whole post to a Firefox crash. Here was the highlight though: [smouldering-dog]‘s laser cut Hack-A-Day logo. We’ve featured his CNC laser build before.

[t3h.l33t] suggested a more stable browser, but I couldn’t get it to install.

Comments

  1. t3h.l33t says:

    Oh dear…

    Shame about that…

    Maybe you should use another browser that’s more stable… like IE :P

  2. random says:

    well I dont know anything about the explorer your installing (or what platform your using) but I know that teh run command for nterenet explorer in MS is “iexplore” not “Iexplorer”

    I dunno if this helps at all

  3. Bucky says:

    random: please tell me you’re kidding. that sure looks like a linux shell to me.

  4. Qubit says:

    hm… Firefox rarely crashes on me, twice since the preview version. Internet Explorer crashed rarely as well (when I used it); except when I got malware, spyware, and viruses from using it. (pre-SP2; SP2 caused a 50% performance downgrade on my computer, hence I don’t use it either) -_-

    btw, I got the joke ^^

  5. ry says:

    the lazer cut logo, cool.
    that stable browser recomendation, amusing.
    and that crash just sucks. it only happens when yer doing something important too. lol

  6. pummer says:

    The last few builds of firefox have been crashtastic for me as well. O Mozilla Foundation, why have you forsaken me?

  7. Messenga says:

    Backups, backups, backups.
    Save the posts in a text doc or something before you post them !
    *sigh*

  8. r4v3 says:

    @#2+3:
    Yes, that’s a Linux shell. he’s using Gentoo linux (emerge is one of the package management commands under Gentoo). Jeez, this is hack a day, wouldn’t you think most people here run Linux? :-P

    P.S. and before you comment, yes, I do run Linux, my favorite distros being Ubuntu and Debian.

    P.P.S. btw, you could get IE running under Wine if you wanted, but I’ve found that to be rediculously unstable.

  9. l00k says:

    Use IE with all the spyware search bars you can find, now that makes for a stable browser.

  10. fbz says:

    my firefox build on debian is being cracky with btdownloadgui (yeah yeah i know i need to install azureus but the java dependencies are annoying to install) and on mac it’s being equally crashy. right now i’ve reverted to mozilla navigator but i’m thinking that this is a very good time to force myself to try galeon. galeon is a gnome/mozilla browser. and no, i don’t use gnome (fluxbox is teh yummers).
    ~f

  11. dylan says:

    i dont know about you but ive never had Konqueror crash on me, it just has bad support for certain features. But konqueror is what ie should have been.

  12. ez says:

    For me, firefox is only unstable with inbrowser PDF, f***s up EVERY SINGLE TIME.
    Any one know of a fix?

  13. jq says:

    If you will continue to use Firefox, I suggest getting the SessionSaver extension. Great tool.

  14. Martín says:

    #11:
    Disable it in the Preferences window, Downloads, Plugins. This way the PDFs will open in a standalone Acrobat Reader (or similar… I prefer FoxIt Reader)

  15. Shadowuw says:

    Sigh. FireFox has crashed on my laptop several times now with the 1.0.6 build. I don’t know if it’s because it’s in combination with the new ZoneAlarm. Anyone else got a nice firewall to recommend? Something that doesn’t take up so much f*in memory? And please never use IE in linux, it’s just so hypocritical. Curse you Microsoft (until Longhorn comes out hopefully).

  16. when I made the hack a day logo using my laser I burned the crap out of my finger.

    http://nilno.com/laser_dir/uploaded_images/burn-768890.JPG

    first time ever. you cant quite see it in the picture but i put a neat hole right through the nail.

    “it is my art and it is dangerous!”

    -beetlejuice

  17. ben says:

    I dont really think it will be more stable but here is how to install ie:
    http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-148168-highlight-explorer.html

  18. theeo123 says:

    Shadowuw
    Try outpost firewall ,works well for me, Lower resource usage than ZA also

    As for firefox crashing, goto the extensions site, there is an extension there, that automaticly re-opens the last page you were viewing upon crash, it even stores any info you were currently typing into textboxes etc.

  19. r4v3 says:

    @#9: I dunno about plain Debian, but Azureus is damn easy to install in Ubuntu right through apt-get (see ubuntuguide.org). Also, if you’re gonna try Galeon anyway, try Ephiany (or whatever it’s called, it begins with an E) as well, since it’s Gnome-based too. Personally I like both the Gnome and XFCE desktops, but hey, its you’re choice.

    @#12: I use tabbrowser extensions, which includes sessions. I think it’s awesome and lets me get Opera-style tab behavior on Firefox.

    @#14: Yeah, I’ve found the 1.0.6 build to be unstable. I think I’m gonna stick with 1.0.4 on the machines I haven’t upgraded yet.

    @#15: Ouch. You might wanna see a doctor about that (I dunno what happens when a part of your finger gets cooked…)

    @#16: It definitely won’t be more stable. Believe me, I haven’t gotten it to stay up for more than 5 minutes of acutal usage.

  20. Jmechy says:

    When Opera crashes (which is very rare)it saves all your work and loads it up next time you run it.

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