Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Dec 2009 17:28 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "The Mozilla development community has rolled out the latest beta of its Firefox 3.6 browser. In addition to the usual round of bug fixes, Firefox 3.6 beta version 5, comes with a number of new features and performance enhancements. The browser offers the ability for users to easily reskin the browsers with a new visual theme. The new version can also run scripts asynchronously, which should speed load times of pages that have multiple scripts. The new release also aims to appease cutting-edge developers, with support for various new standards."
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RE[2]: chrome vs firefox
by sbergman27 on Mon 21st Dec 2009 16:49 UTC in reply to "RE: chrome vs firefox"
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

If you are talking about Adblock, be aware that the ad-blocking extensions for Chrome don't really block ads so much as hide them from view. Your bandwidth and page-loading time will still be consumed for someone to send you advertising content, even if that content is not displayed to you.

That's a feature, not a bug.

Which is exactly what people need for supporting sites they care about (like OSNews) while sparing themselves the pain of the seething, gyrating ads.

All AdBlocking software should have that option.

And I'm wondering comments googleninja might have about this, since his view on the topic of ad blockers differs from that of many of us.

Edited 2009-12-21 16:52 UTC

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RE[3]: chrome vs firefox
by lemur2 on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 07:18 in reply to "RE[2]: chrome vs firefox"
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2007-02-17

"If you are talking about Adblock, be aware that the ad-blocking extensions for Chrome don't really block ads so much as hide them from view. Your bandwidth and page-loading time will still be consumed for someone to send you advertising content, even if that content is not displayed to you.

That's a feature, not a bug.

Which is exactly what people need for supporting sites they care about (like OSNews) while sparing themselves the pain of the seething, gyrating ads.
"

It isn't a feature as far as I can see.

I can't see where it can be considered a fair and reasonable contract where the end user gets to pay for equipment and communications bandwidth for commercial interests to us in showing unwanted ads.

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RE[4]: chrome vs firefox
by sbergman27 on Tue 22nd Dec 2009 14:09 in reply to "RE[3]: chrome vs firefox"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I can't see where it can be considered a fair and reasonable contract where the end user gets to pay for equipment and communications bandwidth for commercial interests to us in showing unwanted ads.

Sites like OSNews.com and LWN.net are hardly "commercial interests", lemur. But If you pay for bandwidth by the MB, I can see where you might prefer to pay the subscription fee for sites you frequent. But you wouldn't want to just freeload, would you, lemur?

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