Most of the Firefox bashing is from people that hate that Firefox is becoming more like Chrome.
When they say that they might as well use Chrome, they don't mean that they are going to. They mean that using Firefox is just as bad as using Chrome would be.
Some have gone for Vivaldi or Opera. Some for Pale Moon or Water Fox. Some are on Firefox 52 ESR, and some are still looking. Note that the survey does not differentiate between Firefox ESR and Firefox 57.
the survey does not differentiate between Firefox ESR and Firefox 57
Yeah. The standard length of the list of choices is pretty limited WRT browsers."A fork" might have been a useful entry.
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Chrome lost the smart IT people a long time ago
if IT people say they use it they are usually 'enthusiasts' and not pros.
pros don't roll over and be google's bitch like that. pros are using ad blockers and no script and... all the things that are the opposite of what google represents
firefox and palemoon and a few others at least let people pantomine freedom from tracking. pretending that chrome lets you not be the product via various auto updating addons and encrypted backchannels and stuff... maybe there are some cool things, but windows 10 has some cool things to. but you'd have to not be a pro to willingly use it for personal purposes. at work, yes... yes for both. but at home? no