Let's face it /g/, because of Chrome, Firefox will be a kill. And MS's new Spartan browser will put the final nail in the coffin. It's also nonexistent on mobile with most people using chrome or safari.
when did everything go so wrong?
I'd move to Chrome in an instant if its text rendering wasn't so broken on Windows 7.
Kerning's all over the place compared to Firefox or IE, and the browser's shit graphics stack stops using subpixel rendering at the slightest provocation from the page's CSS. I can understand not using it with 3D transforms or something, but simple opacity and layout rules shouldn't do that. Almost every page ends up containing a mix of grayscale and subpixel-rendered text.
Yes, I can turn off DirectWrite support, but the old ClearType is buggy as hell with some web fonts.
Its steadily-declining desktop market share and complete irrelevance in the mobile space suggest that most people do not agree with you, anonymous. It's been actively bleeding users for years. There must be a reason why people are moving away from it by the million.
Yahoo's market share in the search sector also dropped this month, despite being the default in Firefox now.
i use ff on my android phone and my computer. if there was firefox available for ipad i'd use it for mine.
i used to use chrome. then I grew up.
eat a dick cunt, enjoy your botnet
firefox has some trouble holding upto chrome in the public eye, but the mozilla core (the gecko layout engine) are generally superior, and the massive range of addons and extensibility of the browser has will maintain its viability for a ling time, even if it's eventually recycled into something new.
Holy shit, you're right. Chrome's text rendering is really hideous on 4chan.
Well, nowadays Linux is everywhere with like a gazillion companies and even governments that have a vested interest in it existing.
But ultimately they exist because people want them to, and that's not just people on the corporate / government side of things.
It does that with some video drivers since its acceleration code is buggy shit that leaks video memory in some way in about 50% of released versions. Try turning down some of the hardware compositing settings in about:config.
>more and more pages being fucked up in my browser
>recently pages show up whose https settings make them unable for my browser to connect to
>can't migrate to another browser, their UIs are complete shit
...guess I'll just stop using the Internet
I switched to Chromium some months ago since Firefox kept crashing and having weird artifacts on the tab bar when closing or opening tabs.
Noticed that Chromium was noticably lighter and faster. I've always preferred FF so I might try it again one of these days. Is Nightly the right way to go?
>MS creating something good
keep dreaming hahahahahahahahhahahahahhahaha
hurr durr, Cortana before, now i'll use the kids fan base to rise the utilization of a sh*t browser, c'mon guys...
Perceived speed is more than just how fast it finishes some synthetic benchmarks.
According to the wikipedia sidebar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromium_%28web_browser%29), chromium is under the BSD license, MIT License, LGPL, MS-PL and MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-licensed code, and has unlicensed files.
Does this mean it is free as in freedom?
MS-PL is a free software license but not compatible with GPL.
Unlicensed code isn't considered free because copyrights are opt-out not opt-in in most countries.
All the other licenses are free software licenses.