Firefox may have lost up to 12% of its users in 2021. We're once again in danger of a single browser dominating the web as in the days of IE. What's worse is that Chrome is owned by a glorified advertisement company.
The Internet is just too important for Google to become the de facto gatekeeper.
And the fact that Chrome is open source really doesn't matter here. Google has tight control over the project. Maintaining a fork would require a herculean effort.
@yogthos I feel much harder to use firefox in the recent years, more and more websites are not tested against firefox
@yogthos I've never moved. Keeping the firefox flame alive since many years ago 💪 .
I seriously cannot believe how people can use google browser when the closing of last tab closes the window and no amount of hacks around that properly work. Besides all the other weird quirks it has. Oh well, humans as usual...
@Amber @yogthos I think the article puts it pretty well: “However, Mozilla’s situation is concerning because there doesn’t seem to be any core change in its policy toward any of these challenges. Its heavy investment in politics, social movements and other side issues is not paired with the same investment in making the browser better for its users day by day.” As a user, it simply feels like Mozilla is more interested in pushing online services through the browser than making a better browser.
@yogthos Apparently their telemetry does not tell them how to keep their users, and it's a total surprise that removing features and customization options alienates a sizable chunk of their user base.
(Writing this from Vivaldi.)
'no politics' politics
In comments in the fosspost thread . . Absurd but painfully familiar politics of ’no politics here', we're just efficient nerds . .
> Nobody runs a browser because it has better politics
> Until they apologize and avoid political issues altogether, I won’t even consider going back.
re: 'no politics' politics
Hate it as I may for may software related reasons and some not software related reasons, Mozilla does at least seem to be better at diversity than most FOSS organisations out there, despite hosting bigots at high ranks in the past.
@yogthos Also, Chrome isn't open source. Chromium is *mostly* open source but Chrome has big huge closed source elements of spyware.
then dear Mozilla foundation, stop crippeling firefox, get your WebRTC up to speed and don't try to become a Safari lookalike.
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