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Mozilla Firefox is currently the #2 web browser. That position is now threatened by Google's Chrome, which is expected to overtake it in market share by the end of the year.
In 2012, Mozilla Firefox was mired with various critical bugs over iterative releases that caused the software to act sluggish.
Once hailed as a high-performance, bloatware-free browser alternative to Internet Explorer, it became the very thing it tried not to emulate, and even Microsoft proved that it could out-fox Firefox in terms of performance and memory utilization with IE 9 and also IE 10, which was released with Windows 8 and has been backported to Windows 7, with a pre-release due at the end of November.
Under development for several years as the replacement for GNOME 2.x on Linux-based desktop OSes, GNOME 3.X has slowly exited "experimental" mode and has finally become the default UI on Redhat's Fedora distribution, which replaced the very much long in the tooth GNOME 2.4 with GNOME 3.2 in Fedora 16.
Fedora 17, which was released in May of 2012, includes a further refined version, version 3.4.
While GNOME 3.x includes a number of software enhancements over its predecessor, Linus Torvalds, the inventor and maintainer of the Linux kernel has hailed the 3.4 software release as a "total UX failure" and "one step forward, one step back"
Look, if the chief penguin himself slaps you down, you know it's time to go back to the drawing board, GNOME-ies.
Facebook for Android
Facebook. You know you gotta have it on your smartphone and tablets.
Well, maybe not. Facebook for Android is probably one of the most consistently unstable and poorest performing apps on the Google mobile platorm.
How bad is it? It's so bad that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has confiscated iPhones from all of his key developers and has forced them to use Android devices so that they can do a complete re-write based on native code like the iOS version currently enjoys, rather than the HTML5 it is written in now.
Unlike its iOS counterpart, Facebook for Android lacks tablet optimization so it looks like a blown-up smartphone app, even on the highest resolution tablet screens.
And did I mention it was slow and buggy? Oh my God, so slow.