Some better browser news for a change...

Discussion in 'Serious Discussion' started by smallhagrid, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. smallhagrid

    smallhagrid MDL Addicted

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    Anyone who has watched the FF situation degenerate for years already will find this article unsurprising while also quite accurate:
    Firefox: The Embarassment of Open Source
    October 22, 2020

    Excerpt=>

    https://drewdevault.com/2020/10/22/Firefox-the-embarassment-of-FOSS.html
     
  2. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    we my soon see the merge googlefox browser;)
     
  3. smallhagrid

    smallhagrid MDL Addicted

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    It already IS - in all but whatever they may rename it to.
    FF is already just a chrome clone.
     
  4. Zalex

    Zalex MDL Novice

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    Clean Profiles always works to determine whether is a Bug or a conflict with custom Settings.
    Extension's Devs are also needed to test and optimize their work.
    HA would generate problems, even OS Drivers.
     
  5. NewLinuxUser

    NewLinuxUser MDL Novice

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    i was using Mozilla until i read they supported censoring people who does not agree w/govt.

    i switched to Brave. what a crappy Browser. it had a built in Ad-blocker which caused videos, comment sections, etc. to take FOREVER to load
    there was no way to uninstall it or completely disable it. there was a switch to "turn it off" but it kept running in the background.
    what a horrible idea.. good ad-blockers require dedicated extensions whose sole priority is to work on the ad-blocker. combing it w/a browser is unwise.

    i ultimately switched back to Chromium. i know it's what Chrome uses but Chromium is open-source. a very positive perk.
    i wont claim it's the best but for me: out of reach of Microsoft, Mozilla, and Google.. it serves its purpose.
    also Chromium's performance is unimaginable. it's lightening quick & not too bad on resources.
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  6. smallhagrid

    smallhagrid MDL Addicted

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    The latest info about the big G vs. chromium seems rather grim to me.
    I do have it & also have Superbird - but use them very little.

    At this exact moment in time I am using Basilisk to post here, and I remain as delighted with it now as I was when I posted the OP !!

    The google-ization of the internut is highly discouraging IMO and once the big G removes API access for all chrome spinoffs EXCEPT for its own release & the google-ized Firefox...we'll see what happens with folks who object to how dominant the big G is in our lives.
     
  7. gorski

    gorski MDL Guru

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    Tor + VPN combination is best from a safety POV...
     
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