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    "A crappy web browser."

    November 23, 2013  |   By shayne255

    Pros

    I in my opinion I don't see anything great with this browser.

    Cons

    It stalls it takes a lot of memory and crashes about how many times a day along with the fact they are now forcing australis down our throats.Every single new release they always have to make it look like chrome with the new features. I personally made the switch to chrome and while yes some of you will be like well chrome is more horrible then Firefox cause of the fact that it is not customizable at all. In chrome you get a lot of nice extensions like the adblock plus extension and
    the dropbox app. Firefox is a failure written in the books now compared to the days where it was in its glory days. All I see is Mozilla choosing to make Firefox more of a chrome copycat which is downright sad. The Firefox I once new that could've overtaken internet explorer in a heartbeat has become a downright joke. No one will want to use a chrome copycat with the new interface that will come in soon now. To make things even worse it is slow in loading up pages like that of Facebook or YouTube.

    Summary

    I would not recommend this browser for anyone who has just gotten a brand new computer or reformatted one. It is just not wroth it anymore sadly along with the fact that this is the web browser I chose to install on my netbook when I first got it now whats the point of using Firefox.

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  • Reply by netman345 on November 25, 2013

    I am personally very dissapointed with the most recent version of Firefox. It used to be a simple, no frill, reliable browser; but after downloading the most recent version I spent the next 30 minutes UNinstalling a bunch of bloatware that came with it and installed ( The opt out button was not obvious). Suddenly my PC was scanned for bugs, my search box changed to yahoo, and a host of junk applications popped up. Still cannot figure out how to get the search bar off of Chrome and the "games" program ( with short cut on my screen) uninstalled.

    Firefox needs to get back quickly to the basics that made them famous and trusted...they are now IMHO just another junk browser.

  • Reply by wyzwyk on November 24, 2013

    @ shayne255 On my PCLinuxOS 64 bit distribution I have Firefox running with over sixty extension add-ons without any slowdowns or crashes. In fact it has run fast and stable for the longest time. While I might disagree with you on this browser's stability I think you're absolutely right about Mozilla forcing the Australis GUI down our throats, and that the design trend is for Firefox to look more and more like Google Chrome. How can you go to Chrome? That browser may have a few nice extensions but it can't compete with Firefox when it comes to add-ons & customization. Chrome is not even remotely close!
    Yes Australis sucks, but even with this new UI users will still be able to customize like the old Firefox with the Classic Theme Restorer add-on. After Australis is released you will likely see a number of third party extension developers with add-ons to change Australis. This seems to be what Mozilla is banking on as complaints from Firefox power users are falling on deaf ears.

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