Skip to comments.Brendan Eich, Fired From Mozilla for Defending Marriage, Has a Brave New Web Browser
Posted on 08/26/2016 7:10:02 AM PDT by Lera
Do you remember the name Brendan Eich?
You'll also remember his name if you've been following the culture wars, since Eich was forced to resign as the CEO of Mozilla in 2014 because he committed the cardinal sin of donating $1,000 to California's Proposition 8 in 2008. (Proposition 8 was the pro-family bill that limited marriage to the union of one man and one woman.)
How dare he act in such an unenlightened way! said his enlightened employees at Mozilla. How dare he be so small-minded and exclusivistic! said his broad-minded and inclusivistic peers. (Sarcasm fully intended.) Surely a man like this is not worthy to be among us at Mozilla.
In reality, in all his years at Mozilla, no one had ever accused him of acting in a bigoted way, and the influential gay journalist Andrew Sullivan commented that "there is not a scintilla of evidence that he has ever discriminated against a single gay person at Mozilla" and so the whole episode "should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society."
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Trying it out now after reading this. Not bad. A few bugs, like my mouse’s back button doesn’t work, but I’m sure they’ll get that stuff straightened out in later releases.
I installed it today too and that’s the first thing I noticed; no addons. Didn’t care for how the bookmarks work either. I did like how it cleared from memory almost instantly. It can take a while with FF.
Yeah, it’s a work in progress, so give it a year I suppose and maybe it will be ready for prime time.
I just got it. So far it looks darn good.
I hate what they did to Eich. It didn’t really get much coverage, but the Gaystapo really outdid themselves. I give them ZERO support now. They wanted “tolerance”? They had it. No more.
YAB. (Yet another browser)
Learning about it. Not committed. Yet.
Using it right now. Have been using it since its release.
If you find out how to make folders for bookmarks, let me know. It must be here somewhere!
I downloaded the Brave browser onto my iPhone from the App Store today. It works fast there to, better that Safari or Chrome.
Trying it on a Yosemite 10.10.1
Fast, probably could use it exclusively if... I could find a way to work with fonts other than Comd +.
Sounds great! I think I’ll try it, but can it display the bookmarks side bar on the left side of the page like FF? And, assuming it offers tabbed browsing, does it slow down your computer less than FF after you get a bunch of tabs open?
Downloaded it, but it is S-L-O-W-E-R than death...takes 20-30 seconds to respond to a mouse click, even with all windows closed.
[[Sounds great! I think Ill try it, but can it display the bookmarks side bar on the left side of the page like FF? And, assuming it offers tabbed browsing, does it slow down your computer less than FF after you get a bunch of tabs open?]]
I just downloaded it on my Windows 7 laptop and it runs faster for me than Firefox . You can have multiple tabs open and you can access your bookmarks from the left hand side too.
I like it so I am going to try it on my newer laptop and my iphone too.
[[Downloaded it, but it is S-L-O-W-E-R than death...takes 20-30 seconds to respond to a mouse click, even with all windows closed.]]
That’s odd . I just downloaded it and using it right now . For me it is way faster than Firefox on this Windows 7 laptop .
Haven’t tried it on my newer laptop yet so I’ll see how it goes .
Did you have problems like that with the browser you were using before ?
Just installed Android version for my tablet. Bubbles instead of bookmarks I guess????
I was an early Firefox user and FF does bookmarks the best, but it is too bloated and problem prone.
Chrome, works well but don’t need Google tracking and logging my activity, besides Google is the enemy. I know, I use Android tablet and phones but not Chrome or Google.
Really liked PaleMoon except it has poor Bookmarks features and then I started having video loading problems online a lot, so left it for Opera.
Using Opera and Opera Mini mostly these days but it’s Bookmarks features are pretty crappy. And you can’t save Bookmarks to a file. Opera has a online sync feature, not likely I will use it.
I will experiment with Brave a little but as it doesn’t do Bookmarks I doubt I will use it much.
Microsoft’s browsers are never opened on my laptops, desktop, tablet phones.
Most important feature of a browser to me is the way Bookmarks are handled. I want to have drop down folders and subfolders that I can drag and drop bookmarks into and edit...rename etc with a right clck. And I want to be able to save those bookmarks to an html file. Anyone else agree that Bookmarks are their priority in a browser?
Sure fast is important and ad blocking, security, privacy, add-ons support, multi tabs...but give me good Bookmark features and you will have me as a user of your browser.
No. Firefox and IE (which I rarely use) are running just fine. I’m sure it’s me.
I just downloaded it a little bit ago and just started playing around with the bookmarks
It has a tool bar to pop the stuff I frequent the most onto and you can add folders and rename link . So far I like it .
I’m pretty sure it will be easy to save the bookmarks into a html file because It has the ability to import the bookmarks from a file.
[[No. Firefox and IE (which I rarely use) are running just fine. Im sure its me.]]
Maybe something hosed the download.
If you want to play around with it I would delete and try downloading it again .
Again I just downloaded it a little bit ago and I am really liking the speed . It runs really well on Windows 7 .
I’ll try that later on...thank you!
I did a little research and the Android version which I am using is very different than the Windows version, which I assume is what you are using. No Bars, no bookmarks, no file saving, no tabs in Android version. Bummer!
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