Re: Is FF losing popularity in so dramatic way?
- Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2017 11:59:38 -0700
- From: Sailfish <NIXCAPSsailfish@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Is FF losing popularity in so dramatic way?
My bloviated meandering follows what S. McDuff graced us with on 6/18/2017 10:02 AM:
I had tried Palemoon for awhile but it deprecated some Fx features I liked and didn't support some of my most used add-ons like TMP. Even so, I doubt either of these forks will have the resources to support XPCOM and security updates once Fx57 hits, so I don't want to get too invested in them.On 18-Jun-2017 12:23 PM, Sailfish wrote:My bloviated meandering follows what Andy Burns graced us with on 6/18/2017 7:09 AM: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.Mayayana wrote: [FU set]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 mostpeople 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 Android?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.How about Waterfox. Features: Disabled Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) Disabled Web Runtime (deprecated as of 2015) Removed Pocket Removed Telemetry Removed data collection Removed startup profiling Allow running of all 64-Bit NPAPI plugins Allow running of unsigned extensions Removal of Sponsored Tiles on New Tab Page Addition of Duplicate Tab option Locale selector in about:preferences > General https://www.waterfoxproject.org/
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