Linked by Wes Bascas on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 11:00 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Over the weekend, the crew at Tom's Hardware was busy testing the recently-released Firefox 22 using the usual bevy of benchmarks. This roundup included Chrome 27, Firefox 22, IE10, and Opera 12, along with the new Chromium-based build of Opera Next (alos known as Opera 15).
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RE[5]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by bassbeast on Thu 4th Jul 2013 15:39 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
bassbeast
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Your straw man was saying that it was "IE or Mozilla" like they were the only choices, and again you try to make an "US VS Them" argument which again holds ZERO water.

Don't like Chrome? Great, you have MANY choices that also have low rights mode and don't call home. I personally use Comodo Dragon, it gives the user Privdog right off the bat (but can be disabled if you don't want it) and the only "phone home" it has is an update checker. You can choose to use their free DNS service which is great at blocking phishing sites but unlike Chrome its a checkbox at install or a simple checkbox in options so you can flip it on and off whenever you like. Don't like dragon either? SWIron, Chromium, heck even QTWeb supports low rights mode IIRC and its not only FOSS its cross platform as well.

At the end of the day all you are doing is making excuses and everybody knows that excuses are just like a certain orifice in that everybody has one and they all stink. Good security practices are good, bad security practices are bad, and for whatever reason Moz has decided to stick with the latter. If that serious risk is something you are willing to put up with? Fine that is your choice, just as its mine to warn people they are taking risks with their systems that they don't have to.

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