Hello and welcome to @Corp's semiannual laughing at Furryfox users thread.
Little background. There are three groups of people I feel need to go.
3. FurryFox users.
It today's FurryFox drama we have something not related to coping about there ever shrinking user base as Chromium browser supremacy ravages onwards to near domination.
Ads? In my FurryFox?
I suspect the poster is a chud due to hiding what he is reading on twitter, a known alt-nazi website
Also a massive ad that dims the background and makes you click?
Listen! We filed a Bugzilla! It's just a bug, right? RIGHT!?!?!!?!!
And no, supporting this under the guise of trying to earn revenue away from Google is a bit silly. A pop-up is a pop-up.
A browser that goes to great lengths to block all of the annoyances of the web (e.g. pop-ups) allowing their own annoyances through is just favoritism of itself. It is no better than Google Chrome plugging Google or > > > Edge plugging Bing Chat or whatever is new on the block.
Last thing Firefox needs is to be browser with built-in ads. In this arena, the first experience is the only one that matters. Do not let it be ads.
Funny thing is Chrome has a very clean UI. It's by nature because Google automatically benefits if you use the web, and more so if you use it through Chrome. Chrome doesn't really plug Google considering Google is the default search on all major browsers except Edge, and switching to a different provider is very easy (Google services do plug Chrome, on the other hand).
Meanwhile on a new Firefox install, I have to disable pocket, sponsored shortcuts, the new pinned tab, sponsored news articles (which are also present in Chrome iirc), and skip through the faceless girl telling me about diverse colors or some shit. Firefox is still by far the better choice, but yeah it's initially a bit annoying on a fresh install.
I've made several people switch from Chrome to Firefox this week because of the Manifest v. 3 fiasco. I told them "you'll see, it's not a memory hog like Chrome, and it's much less intrusive."
And you do this.
I love how fast the mods are locking down conversations relating to this topic.
Firefox is really sticking out for the wrong reasons today.
They do it for free for free software
Hehe, we didn't k-know y-you gois and gruls would be so upset. We will have another meeting about this thing we definitely had multiple meetings about previously and got signed off on.
Lots of upset Furryfox users. If you're a FurryFox user there are several cures.
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another win for vivaldi chads
A few of my coworkers use Vivaldi and apparently the browser tweaks the memory model to be far more conservative, they've reported so many false-positive performance issues that are not present on Chrome (or FF or Safari). No customers report them, just the (sales) guys who use Vivaldi for some reason.
I got the impression Vivaldi is for people with shitty computers or people who prefer to keep system memory/CPU capped on tabs rather than exposing the full resources of the machine to each site.
Given how much JS the internet uses these days + I use a high powered Macbook Pro M1 max I have zero interest in using Vivaldi. And this has nothing to do with ads or JS SDKs (ie, ublock is not relevant).
I just a lite browser with good extension support.
it's slow & laggy but.. works
Vivaldi uses a disgusting amount of RAM in my experience. Doesn't have the same level of adblocking as Brave, although the vertical tabs are a nice feature.
Who even uses BAT tipping lmbo
All my BAT goes to kiwi farms each month because I enjoy making everyone mad.
Mr. Moon has gotten literally dozens of virtual bux from me
I was giving mine to Aevann back when they still gave them to me.