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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Goodbye Firefox, hello Chrome

I've been a staunch Firefox user, running on my Fedora Linux computer. But I can't take it any more.

It happened with the last upgrade to version 55. Suddenly, radio buttons and check boxes don't work. That is, they do work, but I can't tell which radio button has been pressed, because Firefox shows them as all on, or all off, no matter what I do. Ditto check boxes.

Also, it crashes occasionally.

This is serious. There's so many things I use that need radio buttons. The user interface for all my in-house systems, is the browser (because why write a user interface when it's already been done?).

After a couple of weeks of this, I'm done. So I've exported all my bookmarks etc to Chrome, and now I'm a Chrome user, with "script defender" instead of Noscript, and Adblock Plus to fend off advertising.

Yes, I know the arguments about how can web sites get funded if I block advertising. But the fact of malvertising, because ad networks won't or can't keep malicious software off their advertisement networks, means that I have to block all adverts.

So it's goodbye Firefox, hello Chrome.

4 comments:

  1. Comodo makes firefox-alike and chrome-alike browsers, which are supposedly more secure (and in the case of Comodo Dragon, the chrome-alike, does not contribute to the Googlisation of the web). These are based on open source projects. I use Ice Dragon, the firefox-alike. And uBlock Origin.

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  2. +1 for uBlock Origin (*not* uBlock), worthy of consideration instead of Adblock Plus.

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  3. And chrome's spying your data, your passwords, ect...
    In Firefox 57 there is "Stylo" and the loading of pages is faster than other(s).
    Also, try to open 20 tabs (and more)... tell me, How can you manage those in Chrome? You can't see tabs name and that web browser crashes...
    Firefox forever

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  4. And chrome's spying your data, your passwords, ect...
    In Firefox 57 there is "Stylo" and the loading of pages is faster than other(s).
    Also, try to open 20 tabs (and more)... tell me, How can you manage those in Chrome? You can't see tabs name and that web browser crashes...
    Firefox forever

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