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    Re: Mozilla adding sponsored content to Firefox from v60

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy75 View Post
    The new engine from FF57 onwards is signficantly faster.
    but it can still do refinement and improvement because it's not 'the fastest'

    As for the 'sponsored content' stuff, I really don't begrudge the occasional advert in my preferred browser, particularly given Mozilla's non-profit ethos. I'd far rather that than an ad-free browser from faceless corporations like Google or Microsoft. But that's just me...
    Personally I see mozilla as more faceless than microsoft and google, I couldn't pick out a member of the mozilla board/team from joe public, yet I can pick out current and past members of google and microsoft... I also don't fully agree that Mozilla is non profit, they had $500 Million in revenue CY2016 (easy one to fine) which is higher than the previous year of around $400Million. Now yes it's tiny in comparison to google/microsoft etc and I know they need to pay staff but it's still a substantial income for an 'open source' project although they do say they spend all of it on 'a free and open internet'....not exactly sure what they're spending it on then as the internet is becoming more restricted than than ever

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    Re: Mozilla adding sponsored content to Firefox from v60

    Because I use a custom hosts file, a script & ad blocker addon anything it would try to show would be blocked anyway. I can't even browse the web now without these addons, it's completely poisoned now. Will continue using Firefox for the foreseeable future.

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    Re: Mozilla adding sponsored content to Firefox from v60

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy75 View Post
    The new engine from FF57 onwards is signficantly faster.
    but it can still do refinement and improvement because it's not 'the fastest'

    As for the 'sponsored content' stuff, I really don't begrudge the occasional advert in my preferred browser, particularly given Mozilla's non-profit ethos. I'd far rather that than an ad-free browser from faceless corporations like Google or Microsoft. But that's just me...
    Personally I see mozilla as more faceless than microsoft and google, I couldn't pick out a member of the mozilla board/team from joe public, yet I can pick out current and past members of google and microsoft... I also don't fully agree that Mozilla is non profit, they had $500 Million in revenue CY2016 (easy one to fine) which is higher than the previous year of around $400Million. Now yes it's tiny in comparison to google/microsoft etc and I know they need to pay staff but it's still a substantial income for an 'open source' project although they do say they spend all of it on 'a free and open internet'....not exactly sure what they're spending it on then as the internet is becoming more restricted than than ever
    You deserve Google.

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    Re: Mozilla adding sponsored content to Firefox from v60

    i only use blank tab as new page so whatever...

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    Re: Mozilla adding sponsored content to Firefox from v60

    Quote Originally Posted by Telekloud View Post
    You deserve Google.
    At least give your reasoning for such a well reasoned and educated response.... or are you hoping to get a reply that you can 'jump on', unfortunately for you this forum is a little more refined and respectful than that so that isn't going to happen.

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    Re: Mozilla adding sponsored content to Firefox from v60

    Quote Originally Posted by aniilv View Post
    i only use blank tab as new page so whatever...
    I really should switch to that, after half an hour on Reddit my new tab gets quite "interesting"...
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    Re: Mozilla adding sponsored content to Firefox from v60

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    Long as I can keep the old "new tab" page (with my 18 most used sites*), I'm happy

    * Hexus in the top row, of course
    Of course they had to break that

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    but it can still do refinement and improvement because it's not 'the fastest'


    Personally I see mozilla as more faceless than microsoft and google, I couldn't pick out a member of the mozilla board/team from joe public, yet I can pick out current and past members of google and microsoft... I also don't fully agree that Mozilla is non profit, they had $500 Million in revenue CY2016 (easy one to fine) which is higher than the previous year of around $400Million. Now yes it's tiny in comparison to google/microsoft etc and I know they need to pay staff but it's still a substantial income for an 'open source' project although they do say they spend all of it on 'a free and open internet'....not exactly sure what they're spending it on then as the internet is becoming more restricted than than ever
    If you've got an issue with firefox, you can post on the support forum and get help pretty quick. Got an issue with an update to google products? Go whistle

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    Re: Mozilla adding sponsored content to Firefox from v60

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Stopped using normal Firefox. I am sticking with Firefox ESR
    Alternatively, you could switch to Pale Moon. Or if you still prefer the Australis interface, Basilisk is an upcoming browser (also by the Pale Moon devs) that is going to continue where ESR left off but without the removal of XUL-based addon capability that came after it.

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    Re: Mozilla adding sponsored content to Firefox from v60

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    Alternatively, you could switch to Pale Moon. Or if you still prefer the Australis interface, Basilisk is an upcoming browser (also by the Pale Moon devs) that is going to continue where ESR left off but without the removal of XUL-based addon capability that came after it.
    I'd prefer Waterfox at any time to both Pale Moon and Basilisk. Not least because it's as close to a drop-in replacement for Firefox (pre-Quantum) as you're going to get.

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    Re: Mozilla adding sponsored content to Firefox from v60

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Personally I see mozilla as more faceless than microsoft and google, I couldn't pick out a member of the mozilla board/team from joe public
    That's not really the point though, is it? Just because I could name one or two senior executives at Google/Alphabet, doesn't mean I'd trust them further than I could throw them. I'd choose Mozilla every time.

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    Re: Mozilla adding sponsored content to Firefox from v60

    Since it can easily be disabled and prefer it to Google tracking me (to various extents) through Chrome, I'll stick with Firefox.

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