Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Aug 2012 00:20 UTC, submitted by Markus Su
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla's Dave Mason, when asked by derStandard.at what the most scary part of Firefox' roadmap is: "It has to be Firefox OS which is a huge step for Mozilla. It is exciting and scary at the same time. This is the first time we had to partner with some other companies to get to the end results so that's a hard transition for us." I commend Mozilla for attempting this. I've been trying out Firefox on my Nexus 7 today, and it's really, really good (save for the interface, which needs some serious Holo love). If this is an indication for what Firefox OS is going to be like - good on 'm.
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Why?
by JoshuaS on Mon 13th Aug 2012 10:41 UTC
JoshuaS
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I don't get why Mozilla wants to put resources into a browser OS, when by the success of Chrome it's crystal-clear that nobody wants such a thing.

Seriously, I have been a Firefox enthousiast for 10 years. I remember getting my hands on it as a teenager when it was still called Phoenix. I remember how I used to advocate Firefox to my nerdy friends and my family. But it's getting harder and harder to stay on this ship. Firefox crashes all the time on Windows 7. And no, it's not always Flash player. Sometimes Firefox itself even closes randomly and I lose my entire session, even when just reading an ASCII man page for a UNIX-command online! It's becoming more and more unusable as the years go by! If the Firefox team is not going to get its priorities straight soon instead of this Szeleney-like behavior and actually make Firefox a joy to use again, I'm afraid that after all this time Firefox and me will have to part ways. And that makes me sad.

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