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.

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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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It's fast, simple and it's more lightweight than chrome and chromium.
It doesn't insist on features I don't want, like some other browsers :/
Plus, Its size is a little smaller than other competing browsers.
It has all the features I need !

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Welcome back default browser!

I tried a lot of different browsers after being quite disappointed with firefox in the last years. After the quantum Update I wanted to check again how firefox is doing, and I have to say: It is doing well! Nice speed, quick loading times, good overall look and feel. Simple but elegant. I will stick to it as my default browser. This review might get an update once I hit borders/bugs.

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

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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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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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It's open source, safe, customizable, resource-saving

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Mozilla has really done it: Firefox is fast again.

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

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Reasons why firefox is better than chrome - Fir...

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post november 2017 update: Mozilla Firefox updated with Quantum which is significantlly faster than Chrome. However, still lacks some things like selecting multiple tabs though via CTRL / Shift clicking.

Reasons why firefox is better than chrome

otherwise chrome has wayyyyyyyy more extensions out there than firefox

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Firefox is not improving

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FF is everyones darling, yet I have a long list of unbearablities.

-FF used to have weave for syncing. My data on my server. This is no longer available. Don't be fooled: firefox sync server 1.5 does NOT substitute weave. Overall you need 7(!) servers (syncserver, oauth server, data server, fxa server etc.) of which none is fully documented. If you install this on your root server mozilla easily can load anything on to your machines.

-FF only allowes "signed" extensions claiming it is for security reasons. Yet the only places to get a certificate are US based and comply with US law. So surely no wikileaks Addons or other unwanted media.

-The code quality is not good. Yes, chrome is eating your RAM but FF destroys your HD. FFfanboys rage about this: https://www.servethehome.com/firefox-is-eating-your-ssd-here-is-how-to-fix-it/ stating that SSDs last so damn long these days you don't have to worry. If you pay attention to the article it clearly states that this is PER OPEN TAB. So the more tabs you use the more likely your SSD will die and your computer will slow down vastly with every new tab. While you can solve the chrome problem with more RAM -- mozilla offers NO solution but closing tabs. You can not run your FF profile folder on 2 HDs.

-The people behind Mozilla are going the exact same path most US based internet techs go: You start with "don't be evil" and like mozilla, sign really really bad contracts with the media in the USA, e.g. exfiltrating your empty startpage dials, implementing more DRM than necessary etc.

-The staff fiddles around with useless functions: Did you need Pocket in Firefox? Have you seen people use "Firefox Hello"? Me neither. Yet it wasted time and money to implement. And not to mention it is close to impossible to remove FF bloatware like Pocket.

There are alternatives and some are based on Firefox....starting with "Firefox Nightly" giving you back some of the freedom you had. Even better is PALE MOON ...it is essentially Firefox without the stupid ideas. And then there are so many new browsers like Vivaldi or Brave browser.

The only place I use Firefox is old computers with IE6. That's it.

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Regarding the SSD issue, I'm not sure I fully understand. Why doesn't the article just tell people to move their profile folder off the SSD? I used Firefox's profile manager to move my profile to a HDD, and Firefox doesn't access my SSD at all anymore except for fonts and WinSxS. No writing is happening to the SSD. And anyone who doesn't run an HDD in parallel to their SSD, really shouldn't worry about Firefox writing a few dozen gigabytes a day – they'll have many much bigger perpetrators.

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Firefox quantum is faster than other browsers!

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