Used to do 4x8 that as well, when I worked as a programmer. Three years ago I switched professions. I'm an IP attorney now, work 5x9+overtime and absolutely hate that part. I long back to 4x8 and may switch back for that reason too.
Yup. But it means the engine delivers roughly 10% more power or 10% less fuel consumption than a comparable "normal" engine. So it's significant.
Last time I tried this (admittedly some time ago), maximizing a window maximized it over both my screens. That's a dealbreaker.
Or use a clean firefox without extensions.
Of course, without extensions there isn't much that sets firefox apart from chrome except for the license. Some purists will prefer firefox for that reason but it's pretty much a coin toss.
Right on: firefox relative usage peaks during weekends, IE dips during the weekends. It's easily visible in the graphs: http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-ww-daily-20080701-20090707
I suspect the problem to be more subtle though. Possibly a change in the useragent string of firefox 3.5 that was not picked up correctly or something like that.
Old programmers never die, they just hit account block limit.