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Spectacular

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Is this the same browser? It's horrible!"

    February 20, 2013  |   By stevencee

    Pros

    None, it's a pain from the first time it opens.

    Cons

    1. Uses WAY too much RAM, with dozens of "Google Renderer" listings, adding up to over FOUR OR MORE GIGS OF RAM!
    2. Keeps having all my keychain permission windows popping up, like a Sorcerer's Apprentice nightmare! And even when I allow it, it won't log me in to various sites!
    3. It eventually just stops functioning, I click, nothing happens, try to open tabs, nothing happens, & it keeps telling me it can't open it due to "timing out".
    4. A royal mess all around. I try it every six months or so, after updating it to newer versions, and just never improves...

    Summary

    Don't know how in the world CNET calls this crappy browser "Spectacular", of course CNET also says the same about the new iTunes 11, which has met with pretty universal dissatisfaction from Apple users. This browser has always been a major frustration & waste of time....

    Updated on Feb 20, 2013

    Didn't see anywhere it asked, but this is for the most recent version, 24.

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  • Reply by ppsm on February 23, 2013

    Yes I had to get more RAM...now have 8 ram...and had to do the ol SCM boot and some more fandango.

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