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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by zocalo on Thursday December 07, @08:17AM (3 children)

    by zocalo (302) on Thursday December 07, @08:17AM (#606713)
    The poll still needs more votes, but given all the Firefox bashing here and on the other site I really wasn't expecting to see it do anything like as well as it currently is with more than twice as many votes as Chrome, which I expected to lead by a mile. I've always assumed some of those comments were trolling or karma whoring, but even so... I've stuck with Firefox more because of the privacy/security extensions I use than anything else and all the UI changes haven't bothered me *too* much, but I'm wondering whether the bias is down to people switching back because of the Quantum overhaul or more down to a more privacy focussed anti-Google sentiment (also no doubt subject to trolling and karma whoring posts) amongst Soylentils. Would be kind of nice to have had an identical poll during the run-up to the release of Quantum to compare the numbers.
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  • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 14, @01:16PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 14, @01:16PM (#609674)

    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.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 23, @11:40PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 23, @11:40PM (#613730)

      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.

      -- OriginalOwner_ [soylentnews.org]
      (Mozilla 1.2 --> SeaMonkey)

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 22, @10:06PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 22, @10:06PM (#613397)

    Hey

    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