So Firefox just updated itself. And here’s a note by none other than Chris Beard, the CEO of Mozilla.
I have just a few points to make:
- Firefox killed IE6 and became the most popular browser.
- 10 years later Firefox has become the new IE6.
- Google Chrome is the new king.
- Firefox became a clone of Chrome. Mozilla lost sponsorship of Google. Lack of funds means cutting down on business. Not much to pay anyone. So take chromium source and repack it as Firefox.
- Firefox lost all USPs primary of which was that it was everyone’s own browser: Firefox looked unique on every PC it was installed on… pretty much like how each Linux desktop is unique. Now you can’t customize it much.
- As far as speed is concerned, Firefox from 10 years back runs faster than Firefox 57 on today’s hardware.
- And for all the speed gains touted, it’s still a poor catch-up show with Chrome and an utter failure at that.
- For all the new source code copied from Chromium and ported to Firefox, you’ll need to re-build and finish this browser from scratch for all the bugs you’ve inherited and introduced during this plagiarization.
So why use a browser that’s a clone of a better performer out there? Have any reasons?
Moral: Choose your CEO’s wisely lest they close shop.