Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Just when you thought it was safe to start using Firefox again...

I haven't used Firefox in over two years. I got tired of the crashes and failures, the uninstalls and reinstalls, all apparently related to a file called js3250.dll.

I don't miss it that much. Microsoft learned a lot from its upstart competitor and emulated some of its major features, like tabbed browsing. Through Google Reader and "following" on Blogger I've been able to get the same results as Firefox's "live bookmarks."

Still, every once in a while I will come across a site that sings the praises of Firefox, and tells you that it has been optimized for Firefox. And I wonder what I am missing.

My posts about the js3250.dll bug have been some of my most consistent hit generators since I first put them up. But lately - say, in the last few months - the number of hits from people searching specifically for js3250.dll has died off. Has the problem gone away?

Apparently not. Almost all of the increase in traffic in the last week of October can be traced to a single link on the Tech Support Guy forums - a link that was first posted on April 14, 2007.

So what's going on here? I wish I knew. Did Firefox make this problem go away for a while, only to have it come back with a vengeance? Who can say?

All I know for sure is, I won't be reinstalling Firefox anytime soon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just letting you know that it might not be firefox's fault that you still get hits on that.

I google'd for something like "dll installation and registration" and your blog link was on the first page. That might not have been the exact query, but it was something similarly generic.