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Comment Re:garbage article (Score 1) 319

The problem isn't really changing the API itself so much. That's painful, but I understand it. The problem is that it looks like the new API will not allow as much control, making certain essential extensions technically impossible (or nearly so). This is, admittedly, supposition based on rumor, and could very well be incorrect. That's why I'm including so many weasel words. Only time will tell.

Comment Re:Probably should have focused more (Score 1) 319

For the past several years, Mozilla has seemed to let broad ideology drive its decisions.

You do understand that this has been the express purpose and intention of Mozilla from day 1, right? It's not some kind of trap they fell into.

I also commend them for fighting the good fight against h.264. It's too bad we lost, but that's the shakes sometimes.

Comment Re: Probably should have focused more (Score 1) 319

But the two things - Eich's departure and aping Chrome - are likely related and it's probably no coincidence that their market share fell away at the same time.

But they didn't.

FF started its precipitous drop in market share around the second quarter of 2009. The Eich stuff happened in 2014.

Comment Re:garbage article (Score 1) 319

For me it definitely looks and works better than Chrome.

I've never used the mobile version of Chrome, so I can't compare to that. But FF on my phone is borderline unusable -- it's incredibly slow, and absorbs an untoward amount of system resources. I get the impression that my experience isn't typical, but honestly, the browser I do use (Boat) works well enough that I can't be bothered to try to get FF to work better.

I also use Thunderbird exclusively as an email client.

As do I. I am continually amazed that there isn't any desktop email client that even comes close to the venerable old T-Bird.

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