Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Aug 2011 21:27 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has already done a lot to clean up the user interface of its successful web browser, but it would seem they're not yet done. As someone who finds the current interface a little... Chaotic and distracting, I'm quite happy with the changes they're currently proposing. They basically pointed at Chrome and said "pretty much that".
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Nice Firefox...
by UltraZelda64 on Mon 1st Aug 2011 22:13 UTC
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2006-12-05

They basically pointed at Chrome and said "pretty much that".

I've been pointing another finger up at Chrome (and Firefox since it's been shitting on every reason Firefox users choose Firefox in the first place), and it's sure as hell not the pointer finger.

I'll be off of Iceweasel for good pretty soon. Firefox SUCKS these days. Sorry, had to say it. Their pointlessly fast releases and ripping of Chrome is just the beginning. If I wanted to use Chrome, I would f***ing use Chrome, god damn it.

Mozilla (and especially the Mozilla Corporation) and Asa Dotzler can go FOAD for all I care. Seriously, they've been doing nothing but running themselves into the ground since the Corporation was formed, and Asa's one of the lead nuts it seems these days.

Edited 2011-08-01 22:19 UTC

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RE: Nice Firefox...
by Barnabyh on Mon 1st Aug 2011 22:30 in reply to "Nice Firefox..."
Barnabyh Member since:
2006-02-06

Exactly, well said. As a traditionalist, I chose FF because amongst things like extensions it gave me an interface similar to IE and Netscape back in the (early) days, and that's what I want my browser to look like.

Like already said, if I wanted Chrome...

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RE: Nice Firefox...
by Pro-Competition on Mon 1st Aug 2011 22:39 in reply to "Nice Firefox..."
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2007-08-20

Don't hold back - tell us what you really think. ;^)

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RE: Nice Firefox...
by Fergy on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 07:37 in reply to "Nice Firefox..."
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

I've been pointing another finger up at Chrome (and Firefox since it's been shitting on every reason Firefox users choose Firefox in the first place), and it's sure as hell not the pointer finger.

You didn't mention the reason why people choose Firefox.(I would like to think it is because they like it)
I'll be off of Iceweasel for good pretty soon. Firefox SUCKS these days. Sorry, had to say it. Their pointlessly fast releases and ripping of Chrome is just the beginning. If I wanted to use Chrome, I would f***ing use Chrome, god damn it.

Why are fast releases pointless?(They give you new features now instead of in 12 months and it is less work for the developers)
Mozilla (and especially the Mozilla Corporation) and Asa Dotzler can go FOAD for all I care. Seriously, they've been doing nothing but running themselves into the ground since the Corporation was formed, and Asa's one of the lead nuts it seems these days.

Mozilla has been growing in influence and money since the corporation was formed.


All this ranting and you have said nothing.

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RE: Nice Firefox...
by Morgan on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 08:09 in reply to "Nice Firefox..."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm genuinely curious: What browser are you moving to? You mentioned leaving Iceweasel so I'm assuming you are using Debian or a derivative.

I'd love to know what might be better than Firefox. I still use it for the easy sync, good extensions and cross-platform support. Those things exist in Chrome, though to a lesser degree on all fronts. Syncing in Chrome, for example, is easier to set up but has some pretty silly defaults. I prefer my most used shortcuts as "buttons" on the bookmark toolbar using only the favicon for identification. Firefox handles syncing those just fine, whereas Chrome puts them in a different random order on every subsequent install. For someone like me who is very nearly OCD, that is quite frustrating.

Still, I'm growing tired of seeing my memory usage in the high hundreds of megabytes with two tabs open in Firefox on Windows. It's not as bad on Arch Linux, but it's still the most resource hungry program I run in either OS by far. Chrome is not really an option for me, as I feel it's pretty much "Firefox Light", i.e. not enough to compel me to migrate fully to it despite the smaller footprint.

I do like what I've seen of Midori, though I feel it has a long way to go yet. I even find myself using Dillo and Links when I'm in Arch Linux, though mostly for text-heavy pages as neither handles modern formatting well.

So please, enlighten us! I'm sure I'm not the only one wanting to know what lies in greener pastures in the great browser war of 2011.

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