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Annette N
26 Jun 2017

Opera and Firefox serve me well.

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BillK
26 Jun 2017

Firefox seems to have better extensions for security, privacy, anti-tracking and ad-blocking, so I'll stick with them for the moment. I haven't had any speed problems with Firefox.

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Pat
26 Jun 2017

I use Firefox to play the games that require a browser to play. It is 3-4 x's faster then Chrome. I use every one of the browsers (Edge, Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox)on my computer, each one serves a different purpose. If Firefox goes by the wayside, I guess I will have to give up playing my games.

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Dave S
26 Jun 2017

I've had it with Firefox...regardless of what upgrade I get Firefox constantly gives me errors such as "A script has become unresponsive...", problems I never have on Chrome on the same sites (usually Yahoo mail and some of our tools in my employer's intranet). It's got so annoying that I've stopped using FF.

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pdsterling
26 Jun 2017

I haven't had any complaints about FireFox, which is more than I can say about Avast or Soda, who have incessant popups asking me to spend more money.

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Jim Pflieger
26 Jun 2017

I have used Firefox from day one and except for a few minor annoyances (A script has become unresponsive, etc) I have been pleased with it to the point of recommending it to other people.

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BobD
26 Jun 2017

I'm with BillK. I've used Firefox for years and am sticking with it. The stated fact that it's not Microsoft, Google, and especially over priced Apple is enough for me !!!

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Jim Pflieger
26 Jun 2017

Sorry for the second post, but I read this article and responded to it using Firefox for Android.

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B.A.Geezer
26 Jun 2017

I have been using Firefox for many years - started back when it was Netscape. Kept using it because it was the only browser the wife would use. I quit using it because it became a virus magnet (even worse than IE.) Tried Firefox out again about 2 years ago, and liked it, so am still using it. It has a good "feel" to it, is easily as fast or faster than IE, and the virus problem appears fixed. Tried Chrome but don't use it because I don't like the "feel" and I always wonder how many others are using my computer with me. Also, as an add-on: Mozilla's email program, Thunderbird, is bullet-proof; and I think the best especially since you can use any email address on it.

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KERRY
26 Jun 2017

I have been using Firefox for a long time and the latest update was the best as far as performance goes. It is faster and I can use extensions I cannot use elsewhere. IE was a dud period. Edge is a definite improvement although there is a definite lack of extensions so far. I don't trust Google or Microsoft any farther than I can throw them and use as little of their services as possible. I will stick with Firefox as long as it keeps performing the way I need it to.

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Misterfish
26 Jun 2017

I like Firefox and have used it for years. I simply don't trust Google, having had some strange connections made between Google products that had no business being made - obviously customer's privacy is not included Google's bid for world domination and fat profits.
I use duckduckgo as my search engine, as that does not track my usage for profitable opportunities.
If more people were aware of the dark side of Google's "free" software then Firefox would have a future, but I guess that the average user IQ has been deteriorating steadily since the days of QDOS...

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Lawrence Lockman
26 Jun 2017

And then there is Vivaldi. It's small, blindingly fast, and has an encrypted password manager. I also use Firefox on PC (it gums up my MacBook) and Chrome on everything.
Have you tried Vivaldi?

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Elizabeth Perilloux
26 Jun 2017

I have used Firefox since about 2006 and frankly have not had any problems with it at all. I would be considered a computer novice although I have used one for 20 years. Frankly, that I have had no problems with it is the reason I sill stay with it - unless of course it ceases to exist. It has been steady and reliable and that is what I look for and appreciate in everything I use on my computer. I am skeptical of both MS and Google.

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Tom D
26 Jun 2017

Is or will Chrome be the new main target for hackers? Firefox serves me well. I have chrome but use it sparingly. Google is one of the biggest consumer spies. Does this include Chrome???

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Daniel Wiener
26 Jun 2017

I used Firefox until it became "politically correct" and fired Brendan Eich. I then switched to Pale Moon, which is a good Firefox lookalike. These days I mostly use Chrome, but once in awhile I switch to Pale Moon or Opera or IE for specific purposes. For example, I might be logged into one of my accounts on a website on one browser, and logged in to that website with a different account using another browser. That way I don't have to constantly be entering different passwords. Also, sometimes a website will act strangely on one browser but fine on another.

I have no sympathy for Firefox's decline. They once had a loyal, almost evangelistic following (me included). Then they burned all that good will. Well, Karma.

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Mainer
26 Jun 2017

If Netscape were still around I'd still be using it. Firefox is far superior to IE & Chrome, when I tried it briefly a few years ago, seemed to be setting a lot of crap on my computer. Google is a much less precise search engine than is DuckDuckGo which I've been using for a few years; I don't want anything to do with Google. I also use Thunderbird for email.

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Richard
26 Jun 2017

I am an old guy that likes and uses Firefox. I hope that being old is not a sign that it is out of touch...

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Paul S
26 Jun 2017

Been a FF user for many years. I do have occasional problems (the aforementioned script busy issue) but not enough to change. I'm sorry that the Mozilla Foundation does not see a sustainable path forward. They abandoned Thunderbird development in order to focus on FF. I was very sorry about that as I don't use MS Office and TB handles the many different email accounts beautifully. The integration of the calendar is great as well. Libre Office, DuckDuckGo, KeePass & Total Commander round out my non-(MS & Google) daily helpers.

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kam
26 Jun 2017

Yes, Firefox has definitely been my browser of choice for very many years. Not always the very latest version until I get increasing 'issues'. Useful plug-ins and 'not' Google, Microsoft, Apple etc. Occasionally the odd page won't show correctly so I will use Opera briefly on such a site. I would be sad to see FF demise. I moved from Duckduckgo to Startpage rather than Google for 'non-track' search.

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Dan
26 Jun 2017

MONOPOLY is NOT a healthy condition for just about any market....at least not for the "consumers" who become completely reliant without any alternatives.

Live and learn. Wash and dry. Rinse and repeat.

The cycle keeps on going down thru recorded history.

Oh well.

Have a great day.

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