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Is Firefox ruining its own chances for survival?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by qwikad.com, May 10, 2014.

  1. #1
    First they fired their CEO Brendan Eich for expressing his constitutional rights.

    Now they are using kids to promote their ideas and ideals:



    (hint: you know someone is at their wit's end when they start using kids to promote / defend their views).

    I've never liked Firefox for its sluggishness to begin with, but I think I am coming to a point where I will refuse to use it altogether.

    Firefox has chosen to follow some wacky agenda, well, I have no desire to be part of it. I hope millions of American users and millions of users worldwide will refuse to be part of it as well.
     
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    sweetpea69 Active Member

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    I absolutely hate firefox. It's always astonished me how damn slow it is compared to chrome... I even prefer IE over FireFox. Aside from some of the addons, I almost never use it. Looks like they got every kid under the rainbow to participate in that video. Half way in, I was like, "Are they even going to show a ~white kid? lol"
     
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    qwikad.com Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    Good to know I am not alone. My problem with FF is the company has been acting intolerant in the name of tolerance. If their ideal is to be tolerant - they have to be tolerant to every view (political or social). But if they pick and choose just to appease a selected few and disregard the rights and opinions of others - they do not deserve my support. Actually, I removed FF from my machine soon after I started the thread. Bye-bye FF.
     
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    Chrome runs flash videos way better than firefox anyways, and doesn't seem to hog memory as badly in my experience. I can leave many tabs open for a day or two without problems. Personally not too excited of supporting google though either.
     
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  5. qwikad.com

    qwikad.com Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    IMO, Chrome has overshadowed Safari. I used to use Safari quite a bit on my non-Apple computer, then I switched solely to Chrome. Now when I go back to Safari (from time to time) it doesn't feel all that user-friendly.
     
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  6. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #6
    Firefox is ruining its chance for survival by turning what used to be a great browser into poop.
     
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    Joshie Notable Member

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    I have been a fan of Firefox and never will stop using Firefox, slow? No as it's the one of fastest internet browser there is (tested it) and I am looking forward to the next update they are bringing HTML5 DRM in it is going to complete it. I have tried all internet browsers, only internet browser I am comfortable with is FireFox and the alternative I use would be Chrome which I rarely use.

    You got to keep that in mind that CEO and the business inside Firefox is separate from Firefox developers as developers made Firefox, not CEO or high ranks employees.

    But everyone has their preference and I have mine, though.
     
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  8. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #8
    The rise of Chrome and fall of Internet Explorer is pretty crazy when you chart it...

    For this site, Safari even now makes up 50% more traffic than IE (Firefox is 25.0%, Chrome is 52.7% now).

    [​IMG]
     
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    qwikad.com Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    That infographic is simply astounding. It looks like Safari hasn't been influenced by the rise of Chrome at all (which makes perfect sense, since most Safari users use it on their Mac machines and care less about Chrome).

    Like I said, bye-bye FF. Would be interesting to find out what that infographic will be like next year. If I remember I will ask you to generate it again next year @digitalpoint .
     
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  10. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #10
    Anyone can use the tool to generate charts (with all sorts of different metrics) for their own sites. It simply pulls the data from your Google Analytics account via their API (if you don't have your Google Analytics account linked here, you can still mess around with it with the data from my personal blog (shawnhogan.com).

    https://tools.digitalpoint.com/analytics-charts
     
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    qwikad.com Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    Cool, will do. By the way, for some reason it keeps throwing this error at me every time I go to that page or even if I refresh the browser. I can use the page if I close the popup. Maybe it's just a temp. glitch. I use Chrome (no pun intended).


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    It works wonders for me.
     
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  13. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Hmmm... I'll check it out. Maybe something weird going on with the link to the default profile if you don't have one of your own.

    What browser are you using?
     
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  14. qwikad.com

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    It's Chrome and my Google analytics isn't linked to your forum.

    Also it says: "Showing live data for shawnhogan.com as a sample." but nothing is showing in my case. If you look at the image above you will see what I mean.

    I just checked and it throws the same error message.
     
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  15. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #15
    What plug-ins do you have installed in Chrome?
     
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    Chrome uses more memory than Firefox (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/chrome-27-firefox-21-opera-next,3534-9.html).
    You are most probably running AdBlock which heavily increases the memory usage.
     
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    I don't think I run any plug-ins. I just realized that that error shows up only when I am logged in. When I log out I can see the chart and no error pops up.
     
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    Okay thanks... That's useful info.
     
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    #19
    Finally figured out what is going on here... it's because you have a Google Analytics account linked to your Digital Point account, but that Analytics account has no profiles.

    Either way, it takes that into account now (an empty Analytics account).
     
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    videofotografen Peon

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    Probably yes, almost the nearest years.
     
    videofotografen, May 20, 2014 IP