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Firefoz vs Microsoft

Making moves

I love Firefox, the way it's set up in intuitive ways, and general reliability.  I do have two issues.

First, every time Windows updates, Firefox slows down until its next update.  My impression is that Microsoft does not like Mozilla.  Firefox is a competitor to Edge, after all.

Second, when I initially start Firefox, it takes a long time to load.  Sometimes, I just take down Firefox an start it up again, which makes it work better, for some reason.

Edge starts up quickly, BTW, but I hate Microsoft, though I like their Hotmail.


Making moves

This is primarily because of Microsoft .Net3<, Oracle Java6<, and Python3<. Systems, programs and users each run much better when those components are not tied to any of them. Do you see why my team, a great supporter of Firefox, loves Unix? Java loves to crash all components.

Familiar face

In my experience, all programs slow down quite a lot when updating Windows, not just Firefox.

Don't know about OP's, but maybe he can leave Firefox closed and see that happen with other programs.

One could see in Window's task manager what are most demanding programs on PC's hardware by sorting on the specific column.

Does OP have SSD on their system? Maybe they are resource constrained on a piece of hardware.

Sorting the processes in task manager by the various resource usage columns can help pinpoint the one(s) most constrained/utilized in that moment(Disk, RAM, CPU, GPU).

Familiar face

Also @majesticmini471 . Whenever "Windows Installer" process is active on my Windows PC's task manager I notice a considerable slow down of the machine, frequently making it totally unusable.

It seems that this process is active whenever Windows Store apps or Windows OS updates are being downloaded and installed in the background .

Haven't used Java and .NET stuff much myself and considering to move to Linux in a couple years ( or dual boot with Windows ) , to a much newer and better machine, so things will improve and be faster. I hope it will be sufficient for Windows. Linux ( Kubuntu or KDE Neon - my chosen distros ) certainly is and will be .