Here’s Why Firefox Quantum Is The New IE6

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:

  1. Firefox killed IE6 and became the most popular browser.
  2. 10 years later Firefox has become the new IE6.
  3. Google Chrome is the new king.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. As far as speed is concerned, Firefox from 10 years back runs faster than Firefox 57 on today’s hardware.
  7. And for all the speed gains touted, it’s still a poor catch-up show with Chrome and an utter failure at that.
  8. 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.

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