Fang Talks

21/01/2011 never forget
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Back to the past

I fondly remember spending most of my teenage years browsing the web using Firefox.

But Firefox got slow and ate all my poor computer’s memory. Timely, a snazzy new browser entered the scene: Google Chrome dazzled everyone with its incredible performance and fair feature-set. Merge the address and search bar into one? Of course! And all was good, and all was great. But Google’s PR team wanted to see updated, and Chrome devs needed the brownie points, so implemented features they did.

Then Chrome got slow and ate all my poor computer’s memory! Timely, a snazzy updated browser entered the scene: Firefox Quantum dazzled everyone with its incredible performance and great feature-set. A cross-browser API for developing extensions? Of course! And all was good, and all was great.

Firefox Quantum (or, you know, just Firefox version 57) seems to be an amazing step back in the right direction. Where Chrome has done nothing but acquire bloat and slow down over the years, Firefox has put real serious effort into making the browser experience great again. Hell, the entire thing ports over to mobile and loses barely any functionality in doing so. Ain’t that something.

I’m waiting on some plugins to gain compatibility, but once the dust settles you can be sure I’m moving. So long, El Goog!
~ Fang

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