Skip to comments.I just Dumped Firefox
Posted on 04/09/2014 9:24:23 PM PDT by occamrzr06
I just dumped Firefox. I didn't like what the did to their CEO, forcing him out.
Dennis Praeger is encouraging everyone to uninstall Firefox, so I did. I then went to their feedback site and told them why. I was gracious, some of the comments were not.
Welcome to the club.
Rule #4: Never be gracious to fascist @ssholes.
I wonder if the man who poured half his life into creating Firefox is happy about it?
Nobody told me about a club. Why wasn’t I notified?
I’m logged in. My beeber is set to stune.
So what are you using now instead?
I agree Fred. My comment was not gracious at all. What those assholes did to him was downright disgusting and I told them just what I thought.
I’m posting on Pale Moon, but I see that is a Mozilla Product. I’m downloading Opera. So We’ll see.
Pale Moon was developed by Moonchild Productions. I know it was based on Firefox, but ultimately it’s a non-Mozilla product.
I’ve gone to Pale Moon. It’s a one-guy show. The guy is Dutch and lives in Sweden.
I’ve replaced Firefox with Comodo Dragon. Here’s a few more you might consider (I didn’t mention the obvious because IE is “security lacking bloatware” and Google Chrome “wants to take over the world”.... ok maybe I’m a little paranoid):
2. Pale Moon
5. Sea Monkey
It’s based on mozilla source code but he is going his own way. Mozilla.org doesn’t get any search ad revenue from it unlike with Firefox.
Been using Opera for a few days now, it takes time getting used to but its not bad..I was glad to get rid of Firefox
Actually, Internet Explorer (versions created in the last 5 years at least) are not “security lacking”. I still wouldn’t use IE.
Personally, I use Chrome and love it. Switched a number of years ago and haven’t looked back. I occasionally use my wife’s or my son’s account, where they have Firefox set up, and am amazed at how sluggish it feels.
Excellent tip. Those bastards are never gracious.
But google is bad too.
That has to hurt deeply. It was his baby. Now it’s his Frankenstein. If I was Mr. Eich, I would be struggling not to seek revenge by designing an extraordinarily destructive and contagious type of malware or virus that would be spread with each and every use of the Firefox Browser. I’m sure I could’nt do it. I would hire somebody in Switzerland to conduct a little ‘experiement’, then lo and behold, Ka-Bloo-ee!!
I Mostly use Chrome, but I found that one application I use does NOT do well with Chrome, so I use Waterfox (a variation of Firefox) that handles 64 bit. So I’m going to have to find a replacement that handles that. Does anyone have a recommendation for something that’s been around for a while (i.e. I want to make sure this new browser, will have enough development people to apply software fixes for security holes) Also, hopefully before I dump waterfox, I can export the bookmarks I do have for it and xfer them to the new broswer. Frankly, I’m not overly enamored of chrome, as they do seem to “want to take over the world”, but I do like their bookmarking features. It’s been a while since I’ve used Opera, so perhaps I should take a look at their latest and greatest. At any rate, I DO need to find a browser that handles 64 bit applications optimally, AND has been around a while, and with any luck can import bookmarks from other browsers (although this last wish may or may not be just a dream.)
Not enough to defeat the fascists. I suggest that a liberal CEO in another business, preferably consumer goods, be picked out. And that business should be boycotted until the liberal is forced to resign or the business goes down the drain, which ever comes first. We continue doing this until the other side cries uncle. Believe me it will work, because it has already. If you believe Oprah and Letterman left and are leaving the airwaves because of their own choice, you are wrong. Those two are perfect examples of our side tuning someone out when they planted themselves in the liberal camp. It is no coincidence that Oprah’s ratings tanked after she took up for Obama, same for Letterman.
yes, which is why these boycotts typically don’t go anywhere. Still, I’d love for Mozilla to see a huge drop in Firefox browser share in the next reporting period. I think it might make some people think twice about firing people based on their political views.
How does one do this?
Thanks - will check out Opera
- The code base had been forked long time ago, and now it has no relation to what's happening at Mozilla Foundation.
- Firefox's code is not entirely written by the gays at Mozilla Foundation. It was written primarily by hundreds of volunteers all over the planet. It would be unfair to ignore their contribution that was made years ago just because a few idiots misused it a week ago, without having any right to do so.
The militant gays at Mozilla Foundation must be boycotted. I will not be using FF anymore. PaleMoon comes with a great tool to migrate the profile - and once you run it all your settings are transferred into PM.
PM also comes with several advantages. It is built for amd64 (at least that's what I downloaded) whereas FF only comes compiled for 32-bit CPUs. It has a bunch of junk removed to make it faster and leaner. It will not be updating itself in background, introducing unexpected changes. It does not need to be installed - there is a ZIP archive, you dump it anywhere onto your C: drive and run it from there.
Here is an important note about PM, found on the Web:
To all Pale Moon users, go to about:config and change general.useragent.compatMode.firefox to False. This way, you won't be falsely identified as using the anti-free-speech Firefox.
I also have and use Chrome and IE, for different purposes. Generally FF/PM is configured as the strictest browsing tool - it runs no scripts, rejects Flash, and all that. (This can be enabled on per-site basis.) Chrome is less strict, but it also has Adblock Plus and a NoScript-like extension. IE has no blocks, and I use it to access hardware on my own LAN. Theoretically I can also use it for some Web sites that require full access to everything, but in practice Chrome does the job.
I'm not an IT person, generally, but my input is often influential. FF will be removed from all devices that I control. They shall not pass.
Try ixquick instead.
I had 2 blue screen crashes with Pale Moon.
Firefox seldom does that.
Never have had a one on any of the machines here — XP and Linux.
By the definition of "blue screen", it should not be possible for either Pale Moon or Firefox to cause one.
BTW, if you are still using Windows, here's a fun screen saver: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897558
They all are.
It's a mistake to let politics intrude upon technology decisions.
Probably applies to Pale Moon, too, but I'm too lazy to do the work to prove it.
Pale Moon (and Moonchild Productions) is in no way associated or affiliated with the Mozilla Corporation or Mozilla Foundation. Pale Moon nor the developer have any ties with Mozilla, financially or otherwise. Mozilla does not benefit from people using Pale Moon.
On a more personal note: I do not agree with Mozillas management decisions, recent design decisions or the rather upsetting CEO resignation and controversy around it. Even though I personally dont agree with the ex-CEOs views, and understand the resistance against it and dissociation people might feel to a company with someone in a leading position actively opposing gay rights, Mozillas response of making him immediately resign was a display of severe lack of tolerance for different views.
I believe in freedom, respect, tolerance and choice. I will always attempt to make Pale Moon and the driving forces behind it reflect that, and will not judge anyone on their personal beliefs, so long as they respect my own.
This statement here is in place to let people know that if they wish to abandon Mozilla products as a result of either disagreement mentioned, they can feel confident in using Pale Moon as an alternative.
There is a 64 bit ie, for those “one off” needs.
The boycotts that work are the ones that are spontaneous. The type that don't need to be publicized because the average citizen is disgusted.
Example: Citgo selling all of their stations in a bunch of middle-American states to Valero.
I think General Motors probably has this same boycott problem.
The public's response to the Mozilla situation will be a pretty good indicator of the popularity of the homosexual fascist crowd in this country.
Mind your language please; there are ladies present.
I am not at all tech savvy, but I installed Opera several days ago after seeing it recommended on a thread.
However, I am having this problem, and I hope someone can help me with it. Going to Opera’s help pages was a waste of time.
The problem: Opera apparently wants you to use Google. DuckDuckGo is not one of their menu choices for search engines, but I did put it in my “Speed Dial” choices. But I cannot get rid of the Google search box that appears prominently at the top of the “Speed Dial” page. Can you help me? Thanks.
So the whole Valero thing cracks me up. Citgo was owned by Venezuelan interests, and when they “downsized” due to some bad press in the US, Valero bought the stations.
Valero, though, is a wholly US owned company, one of the good guys. But, for some reason, people get all confused and assumed that Citgo/Chavez were pulling a fast one and just changing names of the holdings in the US.
I have found the extensions are a bit tricky to install in Opera, maybe it is the new version. If you click on install and it generates an error, I have found right clicking and “opening in new tab” gets around the error. After that, go back to the extensions menu item and “install” duckduckgo.
After it is installed, the “Duck” will show up to the right of the address bar, click on it and search.
I have Duck in my toolbar and on my Speed Dial page. The problem is that dang Google search box across the top of the Speed Dial page. I want it gone!
Oh, I haven’t figured that out, and I don’t use it. Opera’s address bar acts as a search bar to, so I have my default set to Bing, and I don’t use the Speed Dial option at all. In fact, I deleted all of the choices on it.
I have duckduckgo on my opera: have no idea how I put it there since I have used Opera for about six months (after a Firefox update “ate” my Delicious bookmarks I didn’t use it often).
But just pull up the page and add it to the links and then voila it’s there on the ‘speed dial’ page.
I like Comodo Dragon. Thanks
I am still using the crappy Vista.
“- Firefox’s code is not entirely written by the gays at Mozilla Foundation. It was written primarily by hundreds of volunteers all over the planet. It would be unfair to ignore their contribution that was made years ago just because a few idiots misused it a week ago, without having any right to do so. “
For example this mozilla developer.
That’s a little sexist. The ladies in here could teach both of us some things.
I am one of the ladies, sir.
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