Andem - 9:32 pm on Dec 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the tips, John. I've done all of that and more. Each PC has a different profile and I've tried everything on this Win7 PC from fresh installs to private browsing/clearing all history to uninstalling all addons/extensions. Connections hang most often when I am viewing google image results, making me think it might be my Internet connection opening too many connections. However, my Vista laptop hangs similarly no matter where I am since FF 5+. *sigh* I think I'll just downgrade the lot to 3.6.x.
now Mozilla is doing that as well
I have a huge beef with this. Since Mozilla switched to "rapid release cycles", not only their product, but the trust in stable and worthwhile releases has completely gone down the drain. This new release cycle has tarnished their brand beyond repair and as far as I can see, they have turned themselves in to the what Netscape ended up being, albeit in different times.