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Mozilla Launches Browser Built For Developers

aitan It's not really anything new (74 comments)

What they have "released" is just the Aurora channel with the Dev Tools theme covering all the browser.

Everything else seems to be just the same that it used to be, the only improvement is the ability to run it side by side with another Firefox profile but if you used work with Aurora like I did, all this means that you must go back to the beta channel to keep an usable Firefox with a normal UI (after applying the Classic Theme Restorer)

Their "mobile emulator" is quite simple, I don't understand why anyone would like to use it to debug Chrome on Android instead of using Chrome on their computer as it has better tools and surely it will always be integrated better.

And for CSS tweaking I prefer to use Firebug or even the IE11 dev. tools thanks to its great CSS Changes pane.

about 3 months ago

Google Chrome 25 Will Disable Silent Extension Installation

aitan Will they also stop installing into Firefox? (121 comments)

I will not trust in Chrome until they stop adding their plugin into Firefox.

If they care so much about what's run inside Chrome, why do they inject their Google Updater into Firefox and put their update code in a bazillion places?

Yes, they say that it's mean to always have the latest version available, but if I'm not using it daily, why should I waste CPU cicles and bandwith trying to upgrade it until I use it?

I have Chrome installed only because I need to use it for testing, but I strongly dislike its UI and its behavior, I just wish that it would be a normal program that only tries to update itself when I run it.

more than 2 years ago

Android Options Mean "Best" Browsers Might Surprise You

aitan Re:I tried the Nexus 7 (251 comments)

I use Firefox daily on my Nexus 7 and I think that I haven't ever seen it crash.

When the Jelly Bean 4.2 was released Firefox was one of the apps that required an upgrade, but even then I didn't had a problem because I use the beta so by the time that Google sent the OTA to my tablet Firefox was already updated.

more than 2 years ago

Samsung Hits Apple With 20% Price Increase

aitan Re:Inevitable (447 comments)

even if Samsung doesn't make an Android tablet,

Besides their own branded tablets, have you checked which is the manufacturer of the Nexus 10 monster (2560x1600 screen, 16Gb at 400$) that comes out tomorrow?

more than 2 years ago

The Struggles of Getting Into the App Store

aitan Re:Yes, it sucks (329 comments)

However, on Android I've made far far less revenue on the same apps, only to see my app get 'returned' daily and probably pirated.

So your apps are returned in Android and you blame that on piracy.

But the fact is that the user only has 15 minutes to return the app and if he plans to pirate it, why would he bother on buying it at all?,
Pirates won't ever bother inserting their credit card on Google Play and go straight to the alternative markets and when people are returning your app after just 15 minutes then it's clear that there's something wrong with your app and you shouldn't blame anyone else but you about that

Are your apps those that are simple ports from iOS and that lacks total respect for the Android UI and environment?
It's funny to see how people claim how iOS is much more stylish and when they port an app to Android they try to force such iOS UI and of course people rejects those abominations

more than 2 years ago

Firefox 15 Released: Silent Updates, Compressed Textures, Add-on Memory Leak Fix

aitan Re:Where is 64-bit version? (393 comments)

I tested with Firefox (actually Aurora) in Win7 64 bits and I don't notice any problem. So maybe it's a problem with the drivers of your graphic card?

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Making a Tablet Run Only One Application?

aitan Options for Android (260 comments)

Instead of creating your own browser as other people have suggested, you can use an existing app: Kiosk Browser HC, and for a little price (after all you won't pay that so that shouldn't be a worry) there's an improved version: Kiosk Browser SE.

According to the version of the OS and if you can root the tablets or not, that might be all that you need, but if there's some other requirement then check SureLock Kiosk Lockdown

more than 2 years ago

The Pirate Bay To Stop Serving Torrent Files

aitan Re:Welcome to the web (377 comments)

I don't know which browser you're using, but with Firefox it automatically shows a status bar with the destination of the link as soon as I hover it.

about 3 years ago

Gaining a Remote Shell On Android

aitan Re:TFA is blank (124 comments)

Sorry, clicked wrong while moderating the post.

more than 3 years ago

Chrome 15 Overtakes IE 8 For Top Browser Spot

aitan Re:First post from firefox (507 comments)

"IE is still easily number one at 50%, while Chrome has 25%."

What's it matter? I'm much more interested in what percentage of web sites are W3C compliant. When that approaches 100%, then browsers will compete on true merit (speed, UI, etc.), not their support of proprietary extensions and how well they put up with badly coded HTML.

I'm sick and tired of "browser x isn't supported," and "this site best viewed with..." crap, which is just indicative of clueless website developers.

And what happens with new sites (specially mobile versions) that use webkit only css features instead of using a standard approach?

Why can't they add the vendor prefix for the other browsers as well?

Although not stated as "best viewed with..." they are hurting the forward development of the web by sticking to just one vendor and we are going to suffer the same IE6 problems that we hate so much, but now it's webkit the culprit

more than 3 years ago

Chrome 15 Overtakes IE 8 For Top Browser Spot

aitan Re:Mozilla needs to get their shit together. (507 comments)

First, bring back the fucking menu bar and the status bar by default!.

Go to the Firefox button, Options and check Menu bar. For the status bar, install the status-4-ever extension

I also thought at the beginning that not having the status bar would mean a lack of UI that I will miss very much, but the fact is that I only really need it while I'm hovering a link and in those cases it automatically pops up, so I'm perfectly happy of not having those pixels wasted.

If you look at other comments, people still complain that there's still too much UI in Firefox, and all the browsers have been focused on cleaning up the UI. There's no reason to keep the same metaphors and UI elements than 20 years ago, browsing the internet should be easy and focused on that: browsing the web, not looking at the UI of the browser. I don't mean that the current trends are perfect, but rejecting any changes doesn't help us to move forward; of course sticking to a very old version and then jumping to the latest one will mean lots of changes but staying updated helps to take the changes little by little.

An example of something that I don't like/understand about the current Firefox is that Panorama thing. It could be useful if it could handle all the Firefox windows and tabs, but instead it just allows to group the tabs inside a window and hide the rest so I did test it a little and then forgot about it. The problem might be that someday they fix it and start behaving really well but I will miss it because they introduced it in a broken state and so I no longer have any interest about it

more than 3 years ago

Chrome 15 Overtakes IE 8 For Top Browser Spot

aitan Re:First post from firefox (507 comments)

Google is already serving webkit-only css in the mobile versions, so when people try Firefox mobile those sites don't work as nicely as the default browser in Android, although Firefox is perfectly capable of handling them if they were coded properly.

more than 3 years ago

Will Firefox Lose Google Funding?

aitan Re:Microsoft (644 comments)

Don't overestimate Safari.
If we have crossbrowser sites today is thanks to Mozilla, Apple is happy to copy anything from IE instead of trying to push the developers to use the W3C standards and if Mozilla didn't make a stand on many fronts (like ActiveX or recently H264), the web would be quite different.

more than 3 years ago

Google Working To Launch Music Store Soon

aitan Re:Will it take over your system? (66 comments)

It won't be a complete competitor with iToons unless it requires you to install the Google Music Player, the Google Video Player, and grabs all the file associations in your system.

Lets not forget automatically loading programs on startup even though you specifically disabled them. OOO and also constantly pestering you to download the latest version of your worthless browser every time there is an update. Yeah @$%#%$^ you Apple.

Google is already quite good at pushing their browser as a side-install along with many unrelated products even of third party companies and you'll be lucky if you can get through the day without visiting some sites (as long as you're not using AdBlock Plus) and being offered to speed at greater speed thanks to Chrome.

And it will inject another plugin into Firefox just in case you did found out how to remove the previous one.

more than 3 years ago

Tom's Hardware Pits Newest Firefox, Opera and Chrome Against Each Other

aitan Re:a must for Web browser fanatics (272 comments)

But do you know why it won't be possible to use those new grid features introduced in IE10 for a long time?

You won't be able to use them because IE10 will be available only in newer versions of Windows, (I don't know if even Vista is supported), so taking into account the people that just stick with the browser that came preinstalled and the long time until all those older versions of Windows disappear, it will take several years until the number of users with those versions is low enough.

The rest of the people with Firefox, Chrome, Opera will update at a more steady pace, so when the developers add those features you'll know that in a few months you could start using it if you're able to ignore old IE versions.

more than 3 years ago

Samsung Joins Ranks of Android Vendors Licensing Microsoft Patents

aitan Re:I refuse to pay Microsoft for an Android phone (186 comments)

So you rather sell your soul to Apple instead of paying 5$ to Microsoft?

Remember, we're talking about Apple, the one that sues everyone else because they invented the rectangle with rounded corners, the one that only allows you to install the apps that it has approved, the one that thinks that you don't need to be able to replace your battery and it's better if each new design uses a different set of screwdrivers that no one else uses so you don't mess with the internals.

more than 3 years ago

Updated: Mozilla Community Contributor Departs Over Bug Handling

aitan Re:What is UNCO? (334 comments)

UNCOmmented, no one else has replied anything on that bug, so the reporter might feel that no one cares about it.

more than 3 years ago

Mozilla Firefox 6 Released Ahead of Schedule

aitan Re:Major versions? (415 comments)

Opera is also releasing new versions very fast.
The only difference is that they keep using the. 5 versions although they add lots of changes in each release

more than 3 years ago


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