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Now is the time to switch back to Firefox
« on: Wed Apr 23, 2014 - 07:47:17 »
http://www.zdnet.com/now-is-the-time-to-switch-back-to-firefox-7000028641/
By Jack Schofield for Jack's Blog | April 22, 2014 -- 14:27 GMT

The main reason for switching to Firefox is that, overall, it's better than Chrome. But there are other reasons. The most important is that Firefox is the only major browser that is written to serve users and the open web. Other leading browsers may sometimes do that, but their primary function is to serve the needs of giant corporations -- Apple, Google and Microsoft -- none of which has any interest in preserving your privacy. Usually the reverse, in fact.

It's also worth mentioning that Firefox is the only leading browser that is genuinely open source. Apple's Safari may be based on open source, but only because forking an open source development offered Apple a relatively quick and easy entry into the browser market. Google's Chromium is open source, but Chrome isn't: it comes with hidden extras.

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Re: Now is the time to switch back to Firefox
« Reply #1 on: Wed Apr 23, 2014 - 08:51:13 »
Now is the time to dump Firefox, as the board pressured their CEO to resign because he donated $1000 to support the passing of Proposition 8 (banning so-called "gay marriage") in California 6 years ago.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/4/conservatives-launch-boycott-mozilla-after-gays-pr/

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Re: Now is the time to switch back to Firefox
« Reply #2 on: Wed Apr 23, 2014 - 11:54:54 »
My son keeps telling me to dump firefox as it is a HUGE memory hog.

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Re: Now is the time to switch back to Firefox
« Reply #3 on: Sat Apr 26, 2014 - 04:49:36 »
I don't know what the laterst version of Internet Explorer is like but the earlier versions were dreadful.

I really cannot get to grips with Chrome.

I've been using Firefox for years. I find it excellent. 

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Re: Now is the time to switch back to Firefox
« Reply #4 on: Sat Apr 26, 2014 - 06:17:30 »
My son keeps telling me to dump firefox as it is a HUGE memory hog.


I turned away from FF after years of use for this very reason, plus the constant crashes with flash. I now use the invasive Chrome, seems to be working well so far.

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Re: Now is the time to switch back to Firefox
« Reply #5 on: Wed Sep 03, 2014 - 14:21:56 »
My son keeps telling me to dump firefox as it is a HUGE memory hog.

I use FreeBSD as my only OS and Firefox and Seamonkey as my only browsers, with the NoScript, Ghostery, and AdBlock extensions on both.

My laptop is several years old and only has 2GB RAM. I'm looking at top, my system monitor application, and Firefox with one window open is currently using 395MB of RAM. And while BSD allocates memory in a different manner than Windows, I still have 999MB of RAM free with all the other terminals and apps I have running, so it's not slowing my machine down at all.

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Re: Now is the time to switch back to Firefox
« Reply #6 on: Wed Sep 03, 2014 - 15:49:28 »
I've been having trouble with FireFox freezing on my laptop running win8. Aggravating because it's my favorite browser.

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Re: Now is the time to switch back to Firefox
« Reply #7 on: Wed Sep 03, 2014 - 15:57:32 »
Have been using Firefox for years and while it does have an annoyance or two
with Windows 8 on this one... Never have a problem on the puters with Windows 7 or 7 PRO.

Too much in Firefox is now second nature to me, and Chrome, IMO, is far too invasive..as is all of Google.

IE has been terrible for me... so Firefox I will stay with...

And pray daily that Windows 8 has a soon demise.

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Re: Now is the time to switch back to Firefox
« Reply #8 on: Wed Sep 03, 2014 - 18:17:54 »
FF versions from approx 18 - 22 were somewhat troublesome with memory leaks and unstable flash plug-ins. Chrome is easy to customize to be as non-invasive as one would like, but not really an issue now with current stable versions of FF.


Opera is also another great browser option for those that are fed up with Chrome and FF, it runs a bit better on older machines with less available memory.

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Re: Now is the time to switch back to Firefox
« Reply #9 on: Wed Sep 03, 2014 - 18:44:15 »
I'm really not having any problems with FF running on my system with Windows 8.1.  There is the occasional flash player crash, I've always thought it was because of having multiple tabs up and such. 

I have a system with 8.1, Vista, Windows XP and Ubuntu LTS.  I have a W7 license I'm not using right now.  I have lots of friends that are calling me with support questions so I'm now on my backup system that runs all of them.  Actually this is my backup-system because my main system died but that's another story, I'll rebuild a new "main" system with the latest and greatest later.
I also fix hardware problems and major software things for friends who bring their system over, sometimes I'll just buy a part for one who is financially challenged and say "Oh I had an extra one" other times I really did have an extra part.  This is pretty much in my circle of Christian friends but I'll do it for others as well.
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