Picking this up after the shoocking changes happening to my favorite browser.
First of all, yes, I do see the hard work and yes, I understand what had to be done.
The update came out of nothing as I had to do an emergency shutdown. After coming back, I’ve lost all the open downloads, all open tabs, which I normally can recuperate and lost all add-ons but two. So I didn’t think about speed, I just reverted as quickly as possible.
I think the initiator of this conversation is right, it looks like more and more like Chrome, so why should I not change to Chrome?
Some things I do strongly disagree with:
- the dev section in Chorme is simply better then the one in Firefox. It was opposite before. I read this somewhere in this thread, stating the opposite. Alas, in my different work environments, I see devs always switching to Chrome when they have a hard time finding a solution. Some stay for ever.
- When you test an app and are stuck in a feedback loop or whatever, a stop button is damn handy. Luckily, there is an add-on… but not anymore. Same can be said for the back and forward arrow to quickly (read this: quickly) switch through you browsing work. A very handy tool for working out apps.
- Speed was never an issue for me, but I can image most of the blunt users are not seeing past the speed window. So there is probably a dillemma. Nobody from my collegues in different firms was complaining about speed by the way.
It looks very painful for the future, but probably I will have to leave the ship. And you guys are/were soooo good.
I hope for the best.