Mozilla Firefox Reviews

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A great browser that's lost it's way.

As of 8/6/17 Firefox has begun to collect user data in an attempt to collaborate with Online News Association (A VERY partisan organization,) in an attempt to collect data on "fake news" websites and prevent users from seeing them. There are also rumors that they have teamed up with Piere Omidyar and are providing the information to help with his "fake news" censoring agenda. Mozilla, however, has yet to comment on the supposed relationship as of 10/9/17.

[Edited by ryngak, October 10]

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A superb browser that's Open Source and reliable.

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Firefox has been my go to browser for years. Although I disagree with some aspects like them integrating Pocket and a couple of GUI changes, I still find it to be the best browser out there for a number of reasons. I won't touch Chrome due to Google's privacy stance. Firefox all the way for me. Reliable, great addons, Open Source, Multi platform. Top notch.

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open source, highly customizable with the best plugins (add-ons)

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cancerous rot, and privacy violations are default

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"health" information is enabled by default. This is the opposite of user respect: it should be opt-in.

Mozilla continues to embrace protocols and systems that benefit third party ad networks which whore users' privacy for profit.

NO TRUST

Find a modified, open source, firefox that has the evil and cancer removed like cyberfox or even waterfox.

Mozilla is only a stones throw away from being as evil as chrome: mozilla is phasing out XUL.

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Better but slower than Chrome

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More features than Chrome, better extensions, more advanced dev tools and smaller memory footprint, but sadly, it's also significantly slower. Still, it's a great alternative.

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After the latest update...

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it became more control freakish than Microsoft (not even advanced users can run now older extensions "unsigned"). Considering that most worthwhile extensions are now on Chrome I made the transition yesterday. It will take a bit to get accustomed to but I had enough of the sad bloatware that had become Firefox.

I was very concerned that they went this far, too. At least it seems like the whole code signing process is quick and simple, because all of the approximately 20 extensions I use, even very low-key ones that I didn't assume were even supported anymore, were signed and still work. If an extension that I consider essential had stopped working, though, that definitely would have been a reason to consider switching (to Vivaldi, personally, which I like about a million times more than Chrome, because I can actually configure a setting or two). Given my personal requirements I'll also have to disagree that all important extensions are available on Chrome. For example, since Lazarus stopped working several years ago, I still can't find a working form recovery extension for Chrome.

I do hope that Mozilla will take a step back at some point, because if the purpose is truly to protect users from themselves, then allowing unsigned options should absolutely be an option that the user can enable "on their own risk" in mainline Firefox. The hardcoded enforcing is really diametrically opposed to all of the idealistic principles the Mozilla Foundation pledges to uphold. From the Mozilla Manifesto: "Individuals must have the ability to shape their own experiences on the Internet."

[Edited by Anamon, January 04]

Anamon, I didn't know about that motto but you're right it really is quite different from how things go in reality with Firefox...

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Not The Same As It Once Was

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I REALLY liked Firefox back in the day. It was easy to basically have it automatically run many tasks and what not while still keeping things low-impact on the system. Lately though I find that it's almost bloated with other nonsense that it's just hogging bandwith.

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The best browser

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  • It's a fast and stable browser. Chrome might had been faster back in 2008, but now Firefox has caught it.
  • It has many customization options.
  • It's safe and it values your privacy (Mozilla is non-profit and doesn't make money with your personal data).
  • You can enhance it with many great add-ons.
  • It's user friendly and it has good help.
  • It's not fast and not stable browser. Tons of crashes, and issues while surfing internet. Chrome much faster and stable then Firefox, and firefox only tryes to catch speed of Chrome with their Electrolisis project.
  • Yes, it has a lot of customization options, but what these options do? Are these options even documented? Only 10% of options documented, rest or deprecated and not used, or never even been documented and only developers knows for what a setting for.
  • It's not safe and don't care about your privacy: A lot of telemetria, a lot of paid search engines in, a lot of pre-installed addons, a lot of public stats with information about users PC. They doing money by your personal data, and hidding it.
  • More 2/3 of al addons at 23.03.2017 not supported by Electrolisis, and never will be, because they are not supported by authors. In late 2017 the support for old api of addons will no longer supported, that means ALL extensions will die. How many people will try to re-create their addons to make it support BRAND NEW extension API? I guess not too much people, maybe 10-20% of all addons. So addons it's not a good side anymore of firefox
  • Where is it user-friendly? I'm with 15+ years internet experience, and even for me very hard to find where to get a support. Oh, come one, you said good help? Are you mean bugreports? Sorry, but a lot of bugreports exist in Firefox for more then 10 years(!), hell a lot of these bugreports, and they already fixed by many guys, but mozilla do not care to even apply such patches, because always busy on trash like Australis themes, or new pocket-like addons inside browser.
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No Longer Safe - See HN article discussing the selling of your privacy. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15421708

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I actually switched to firefox from chrome, just recently. They are doing a good job with performance.

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It´s the best web browser and with each update gives best performance I recomend

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It's the whole package for example, unlike Chrome it has Flash Player.

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Reasons why firefox is better than chrome

otherwise chrome has wayyyyyyyy more extensions out there than firefox

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I tried Firefox many times, but I can't use it. Chrome is better in many ways, even I don't agree with some stuff that Google does on Chrome, I can't change to Firefox.

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