Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Apr 2014 15:04 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones

Firefox 29 has been released, and the most prominent new feature is an entirely new user interface. It's smoother and less angular, and has clearly been designed to somewhat resemble Google Chrome. Hence, I personally think it's a major step forward - except for Firefox' version of the Chrome menu, which uses a grid of icons instead of a list (?!) - but I'm nearly 100% convinced many Firefox users will not like it. It's change, after all.

Luckily, Firefox is customisable to the point of insanity, so I'm pretty sure you can revert to the old look with the right themes and extensions.

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by Hiev on Tue 29th Apr 2014 17:26 UTC
Hiev
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2005-09-27

Firefox is on life support and Google has the hand on the plug, so, it just a matter of time before it vanishes.

Edited 2014-04-29 17:30 UTC

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by M.Onty on Tue 29th Apr 2014 18:23 in reply to "..."
M.Onty Member since:
2009-10-23

Firefox is on life support and Google has the hand on the plug, so, it just a matter of time before it vanishes.


Google owns the plug and its in their house running off their electricity. But the place has plenty of wall sockets left over, their friends compliment them for leaving it there, its responsible for a negligible amount of the quarterly bill and its behind a bookshelf they can't be arsed to move. That's a pretty safe plug.

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by Hiev on Tue 29th Apr 2014 18:28 in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

We disagree.

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by Morgan on Tue 29th Apr 2014 22:51 in reply to "..."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

How so? Two percentage points behind Chrome is hardly a death knell.

http://www.netmarketshare.com/browser-market-share.aspx?qprid=2&qpc...

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by Hiev on Tue 29th Apr 2014 23:12 in reply to "RE: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

The problem is the tendency, it keeps going down insted of the contrary.

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