Started using Firefox in the early days and have used it as main browser for a long time. Under Windows, where I used it a lot until approximately 2011, I generally seldom had problems with it. Crashes was far and long apart. Perhaps once every 6-7 months.
Now, – under Linux, where I have been more active the last years it has steadily been extremely unstable. It is by far the most unstable software, size (as in market etc.) and impact pulling up a lot, I have ever used.
It has not been on only one computer, but 3 - 4. I have also done extensive memory and HDD tests over the years on all machines.
Is this the normal for Linux? (I have mainly been on Debian and derivatives.) Is there a common cause for the problems causing crashes (thinking codebase and design) – or is it all over the place?
Are the changes, over the years, in website design (a lot more scripts and content mashups) a factor?
As an example here are some of the times of crashes over the last months:
06/16/2013 09:50 PM 06/12/2013 04:31 AM 06/10/2013 09:28 AM 06/08/2013 06:02 AM 06/06/2013 02:28 AM 06/02/2013 11:51 AM 05/31/2013 04:42 PM 05/22/2013 08:16 PM 05/18/2013 12:39 PM 05/14/2013 03:40 AM 05/12/2013 03:14 AM 05/04/2013 03:50 PM 05/02/2013 09:14 PM 05/01/2013 04:17 PM 04/30/2013 03:44 AM 04/29/2013 08:56 AM 04/26/2013 07:23 PM 04/26/2013 07:56 AM 04/23/2013 07:34 PM 04/18/2013 11:12 PM 04/08/2013 10:06 PM 04/03/2013 11:23 PM
This is native FF. (Not Iceweasel). I also keeps add-ons, plugins and tweaks to a minimum. Mainly dictionaries. Used to use Web Developer Toolbar and Firebug, but with the now built-in tools I have no need.
I instead uses some custom profiles with plugins on demand like tampering with requests etc.