Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jun 2018 07:44 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

Mozilla recently hit the reset button on Firefox. About two years ago, six Mozilla employees were huddled around a bonfire one night in Santa Cruz, Calif., when they began discussing the state of web browsers. Eventually, they concluded there was a "crisis of confidence" in the web.

"If they don't trust the web, they won't use the web," Mark Mayo, Mozilla's chief product officer, said in an interview. "That just felt to us like that actually might be the direction we're going. And so we started to think about tools and architectures and different approaches."

Now Firefox is back. Mozilla released a new version late last year, code-named Quantum. It is sleekly designed and fast; Mozilla said the revamped Firefox consumes less memory than the competition, meaning you can fire up lots of tabs and browsing will still feel buttery smooth.

Firefox is in a good place right now, and has gained a lot of momentum since the release of Quantum. With Chrome's dominance, I'm really glad people are looking at alternatives such as Firefox and even Edge (the latter being my browser of choice for some inexplicable reason).

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RE[2]: always preferred Firefox
by wocowboy on Thu 21st Jun 2018 10:22 UTC in reply to "RE: always preferred Firefox"
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I like Vivaldi for its pure speed, but I agree that it has problems, like the inability to play video on lots of major websites such as Cnet. Vivaldi has been around for quite a long time now, I would think they would have fixed this problem but they haven't.

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