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Re: Worst Browser Ever, but could be the best.

On 11/08/2017 01:09 PM, thalionusa@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
On 11/8/17 3:55 PM, The Real Bev wrote:
On 11/08/2017 11:49 AM, Lynn McGuire wrote:
On 11/7/2017 2:27 PM, Christian Riechers wrote:
On 11/7/17 7:13 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote:
On 11/6/2017 4:34 PM, Mark12547 wrote:
In article <VJCdnbZ5RKlBUZ3HnZ2dnUU7-IednZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
lynnmcguire5 @gmail.com says...
I filed a bug on the ads burning cpu and ram but nothing
has happened.

I'm the "Mark" that participated in that Bug report
(comments 14 & 16).

I remember back three decades ago installing an ad blocker
because "rich content" ads were consuming too many
resources and blocking the rendering of the web page until
the "rich content" had finished playing. It's ironic that
today ads are still consuming too many resources, even when
our Internet connection is 100,000 times faster, as well
as faster and larger computer systems.

At least that bug report got a priority of P3, which means
they haven't forgotten about it yet. I doubt it will get
any traction before the teething problems of the Firefox
Quantum 57 rollout is complete.


One of the resolutions might be to include a minimal ad
blocker inside FireFox.  It is time.

What prevents you from simply installing an ad blocker? It's
not like there's no choice.

Not everyone has the expertise to do so.

That's really hard to believe.

A friend doesn't know what a browser is, doesn't want one, but uses
one to check email on the web and has no clue.

She opens the browser, clicks the search bar, clicks gmail in her
search history, then clicks the search result every time she wants to
check mail.

She just switched from Comcast to Verizon FiOS. The technician
suggested the gmail account, Now she has two gmail accounts because
she could not get her Comcast mail and set up an account while still
on Comcast.

I hope she's getting the cheapest plan available -- speed is wasted on her.

Not that hard to believe that some users are computer illiterate.

OK, I believe it.  Real shame.  It's like being actually illiterate.

We forced a computer on my mom (78, 2 years older than I am now), who
swore she didn't want one.  We got her hooked on solitaire, then
introduced email, then browsing.  She loved it.

Cheers, Bev
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