After the Mozilla announcement next week, have you started migrating off of Firefox yet? Bonus, if you're migrating, for what you're migrating to in the replies.
@chris Announcement? Say what?
@AndroidMancave Their lay-off announcement which largely kills off many of the teams working on FF https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/11/21363424/mozilla-layoffs-quarter-staff-250-people-new-revenue-focus
@chris you missed the "already migrated" option. I moved to PaleMoon a few years back when Mozilla announced they would deprecate all my extensions
@category I get a lot of folks already have, definitely intending to limit this one to those who have or will only as a result of this new development though
@chris I definitely need some good alternative options
@furkachi @amandag @david I wonder, too, what will happen to hardware. Will there still be an incentive to make Chrome better on battery/etc without some sort of real competition? Once you blow away all competition it seems like there's little reason to continue to invest. Same with Apple. In both, as we're already seeing with apps, it strengthens their case for segregating the net too.
@david Me too. I've tried Vivaldi but... ugh. After the poll closes I'm hoping to be able to use it and the responses in a blog post
@chris I'm not 100% on migrating but I'm seriously considering it.
I'm less bothered by the layoffs (they are a fact of life in modern corporations. Even the 'best' corps will need to do it sometimes) than I am by how reliant they are on Google for revenue.
I've looking at maybe switching to Brave. I don't like that they rely on ad revenue, but I like their transparency and that ads are optional. That they share ad revenue with users and have built in Tor option are major bonuses.
@chris Nope, still a good browser for me and there isn't really anything else I can bother going to, I surely refuse to use a Blink/chrome-based browser as my main one, and most WebKit browsers are very meh
@chris I'm probably going to keep using Firefox.
I still /mostly/ trust it, much more than Chrome; it's still far, far more configurable than Chrome; and it's got some /really/ nice features like cookie containers.
@chris I guess Librewolf, which I might migrate to, counts as migrating from Firefox?
Technically it's just a Firefox fork, but whatever
@SigmaOne That's one I need to look at.
@chris I'll consider migrating when something else becomes less bad than Firefox.
@chris The problem is there are no alternatives :(
Because they son't value people over profit anymore.
@chris I abstain from voting on the poll directly because my option isn't there.
I haven't migrated yet, I don't feel like migrating but I don't feel the need to keep FireFox forever.
The thing is that I can't find a browser that is not FireFox that I like.
I know there are plenty of forks around but none of them really pique my interest...
I am willing to change if a browser piques my interest, but I don't feel the urge to.
@chris Next week? Is that a typo or is there an announcement coming that I missed?
@danarel damn it. I wrote that early monday and clearly hadn't been awake enough yet. Meant "last" week
@chris Okay, phew. I was like "oh god more bad news?"
@danarel thank you for pointing it out. I hadnt noticed it until you mentioned it.
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