Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Good News About Firefox

The Pale Moon browser is gaining traction against it:


Anonymous said...

I don't understand the pale moon thing. It is mozilla code just compiled in such a way that it is optimized for Windows machines. In short, you are still using a product of Mozilla's work by choosing Pale Moon. If Mozilla stopped producing FireFox, Pale Moon would stop too.

Eric B said...

Anon 10:42 AM
The switch is happening because of Mozilla firing their CEO because he dared to give $1000 to support the California amendment defining marriage as between a man and women in 2006. The gay mafia would have none of it and demanded his head, despite the fact that he nor the company under him ever treated anyone badly. Regardless of how you feel on the issue, the idea that you can destroy someone for their politics is just chilling and scary. Thus people are in installing Firefox and installing other browsers.

WFLBG said...

Anon 10:42AM
Yes, Pale Moon is based around the Mozilla code base--at least currently. That said, it is open source, so in the future it may be forked. This also provides a measure of continuity if Mozilla the organization disappears.

In the shorter term, usinging Pale Moon deprives the Mozilla organization of Google websearch revenue money. It also pulls down the percentage of Firefox hits at various web sites, which will also hit them in the pocketbook.

Anonymous said...

I understand that but my point is that Pale Moon isn't really an "other" browser. It is Firefox code compiled with a different compiler than Mozilla uses; it is Firefox code compiled to be optimized for Windows operating system. By using Pale Moon, you are still using a product of Mozilla work.

Anonymous said...

I've switched to Avant browser and really have liked it. You can choose between the rendering engines of Firefox, IE, or Chrome on the fly.

Anonymous said...

I switched to Chrome.

I would have switched to Opera (not Oprah) but I couldn't get it to download, much less get it to install.

Looking for something that is easy on the CPU and memory, if anyone has suggestions.

Damn that friggin' capcha - 6 respins and still haven't gotten one I can read both words

Aeroguy said...

It doesn't matter that it's a firefox clone and builds on mozilla's work because we're not criticizing their technical work. What matters is that it's not an actual product of Mozilla, it's a knockoff, the same basic code but benefits a different company, it hurts them just as much as switching to chrome. Yes Mozilla can claim technical credit, but not business credit, because it's the businessmen that messed up, that's all we're interested in.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:11, your point is moot. There is nothing wrong with using a product based on past Mozilla code. What WFLBG said is at the heart of the matter, we're depriving Mozilla of income and recognition by switching. This is not symbolic, it's pragmatic.