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[–] nopenopenopenope15 1 point 25 points (+26|-1) ago 

Firefox is basically turning into Chrome without the Google. So why bother.

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[–] common_sense 2 points 16 points (+18|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Firefox is noticeably slower on both my laptop and desktop.

Plus Firefox on mobile is awful.

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[–] nopenopenopenope15 1 point 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

The latest Firefox allows you to enable process per tab, which does speed up performance noticeably. That being said - i'll sacrifice it being slower than Chrome just for the fact it's not Google.

And worrying about these de-Googled, Google projects, means you're hoping these little apps stay in operation. Which they won't. They always pop up and fade away eventually. Which means you'll go right back to Chrome.

As for FF Mobile.. again.. slower. Doesn't have some of the bells and whistles Chrome does on mobile.

But it allows for extensions. Ublock Origin (or Adblock Plus), Ghostery or Noscript, HTTPS Everywhere, Smart Referrer.. all these great things to reduce page load time and to increase your privacy.

Again..that worth a little loss in speed or usability IMHO.

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[–] ThisIsMyRealName 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 

Android or iOS? I use FF on Android, and it's pretty good IMO. What do you find awful about it?

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[–] BANGAndTheDirtIsGone 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I usually use Chrome on a computer, but Firefox on my smartphone (Android). Haven't used Google Chrome for Android in some time, but I didn't like it as much in terms of usability. Wouldn't be surprised if the performance was better, though.

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[–] pm-me-your-pm 4 points 3 points (+7|-4) ago 

Because Firefox is an absolutely shit browser which is incredibly bogged down with terrible code? Also because it's been observed making strange, huge data transfers on your machine even when it's not running?

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[–] nopenopenopenope15 1 point 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

Also because it's been observed making strange, huge data transfers on your machine even when it's not running?

Since when?

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[–] BurningManAAHH 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 

source?

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[–] Thomas_Crown 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 

Firefox displays websites in a very stretched sort of way that I find awful. It also makes designing websites a nightmare.

So fuck Firefox

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[–] nopenopenopenope15 1 point 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Firefox has been mostly (give or take a thing here or there) on par with Chrome in regards to standards compliance. I have no idea what you're talking about.

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[–] SealKerkoporta 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

I'm currently running Brave, a brand new browser developed by Brendan Eich and his team. The browser is lightweight, and boasts of being specifically aimed to prevent tracking, and is focused on privacy and ad-blocking. It's still in beta, so expect some quirkiness. (Scrolling.)

Brendan is the co-founder of Mozilla, and the creator of JavaScript - so he has some leverage in the tech field. He's also been the victim of a SJW attack, and that definitely counts for something. Ethics is important.

So far I have no complaints.

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[–] SiGamma 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'll check it out, thanks.

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[–] RevanProdigalKnight 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

My problem with Brave is the fact that it wants to charge me bitcoin (I don't have any) to view sites if I have the full adblocker on. I can bypass this and get paid bitcoin to replace the ads with other ads, but I just don't want to see ads, period.

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[–] Boyakasha 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

You don't have to pay anything. It's merely an option to support sites that you enjoy without ads.

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[–] 6492426? [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I used the Link bubble thing on Android but ended up uninstalling it - can't remember why.

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[–] MRPockets 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The bubble thing is very odd and (I think) annoying. It had a nice niche following before Brave acquired it and rebranded it. I don't know why they didn't just make their own app... But I do keep it on my phone because I think Brave has an idea worth supporting.

The desktop browser is increasingly good and I use it from time to time, but it is nowhere near being able to replace FF as my default. Only when it has proper add-on support (since it is based on Chromium it probably never will) will I be able to consider it for my primary browser.

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[–] BurningManAAHH 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

What's the difference with this and chromium?

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[–] 6492121? [S] 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

chromium still has google hooks, and because it's open source, these hooks can be stripped away, and this is the result. Another reason why open source is essential to freedom.

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[–] downton-stabby 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Iridium already does this?

https://iridiumbrowser.de/

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[–] pinkmagnet 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Been using Iridium for months now and it is great. Much lower resources than chrome. A gvoice call would take up almost 100% CPU, takes 17% on iridium.

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[–] VillaLopez 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I ran into some problems with it and gave it up after a couple months. FF it is..

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[–] doubleanalbypass 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

what about srware iron?

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[–] 6493475? [S] ago 

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[–] doubleanalbypass 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I know, been using it for a while, that's why I mentioned it :)

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[–] OrionBlastar 3 points 3 points (+6|-3) ago 

Just use Iron, it has the spyware stuff removed from it: https://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php

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[–] Disappointed 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Eh: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SRWare_Iron

It's Wikipedia but I know some of those first claims are true from my own investigations.

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[–] 6493491? [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

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[–] TotallyNotAFed 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I just use Pale Moon for Firefox without the Mozilla.

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[–] Ryz 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I've tried a lot of the chromium browsers (iridium, swiron, vivaldi) and finally settled on Cent. It's the only one I've found that still includes GDI font rendering plus it has some other nice features like tab restore.

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[–] 6494607? [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Why is GDI font rendering desirable?

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[–] Ryz 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Crisp fonts. DirectWrite rendering is too soft and blurry for me.

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