Re: Is FF losing popularity in so dramatic way?
- Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2017 12:34:32 -0500
- From: Ron Hunter <rphunter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Is FF losing popularity in so dramatic way?
On 6/18/2017 11:23 AM, Sailfish wrote:
My bloviated meandering follows what Andy Burns graced us with on
6/18/2017 7:09 AM:
That's what I plan on doing, until something changes to make that
unfeasible. I just wonder why Mozilla decided to kill Firefox as we
have known it. Reminds me of Radio Shack and their changes.
I suspect when Fx57 (XPCOM redaction) hits there will be a significant
drop in Fx usage since many of the popular add-ons will no longer work.
it is true that FF is losing share dramatically.
Not surprising, produce a browser and extol the virtue of add-ons and
customisability, gain a user-base, life is good, start aping a
competitors browser, lose some users, slowly kill off the add-ons,
wonder where the rest of the users went?
Chrome is taking it, which I find amazing, given that
Google is the king of spyware. But it seems that most
people just don't care about Google spying.
I went to Iron, which is the least Googly chrome-based browser I can see.
I'm curious why *so many* like Chrome. Maybe they get used to it on
I also used firefox on android, still do actually.
I have complaints with Firefox and its forks, but there's
no other browser I'd even consider using.
I would have said the same a few months ago, or thought I'd move to
palemoon, but I guess everyone has their threshold.
Honestly, I'm not sure what I'll do since I rely on many of them. I'll
probably just use the last version of Fx56.
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