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The New Firefox

Jeff Hall

Posted on November 14, 2017 17:14

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I was just about ready to give up on it and switch to Chrome.

Mozilla just introduced an updated version of Firefox, its web browser.

Years ago, someone convinced me I "had" to switch to Firefox, I think, from Safari.

I'm not a technoid and don't pay much attention to such things.

It would never occur to me to switch browsers; that sounds like work.

But my friend, way back when, said Mozilla represents the good guys — it's a non-profit dedicated to cleaning up the web. 

So I switched; mostly, I guess, to make this guy happy.

But in recent months, I've had cause to use Chrome, and it seemed noticeably faster than Firefox. 

Well, Firefox just came out with something new and I have to say, it's MUCH faster than it was before — possibly faster than Chrome. 

I wouldn't know how to time the difference in a scientific way, but I just opened some pages using both browsers and counted "one thousand one, one thousand two ..." It felt like Firefox was faster than Chrome.

I was reading in the tech press a while back that some thought maybe Mozilla was on its way out. I can assure you, with this new Firefox, Mozilla is BACK. 

In the world of tech, I think it's wise to be circumspect before declaring any company dead — or the next big thing, even. Everything changes so quickly.

As the ancient Greeks used to say, the only thing that's permanent is change.

Jeff Hall

Posted on November 14, 2017 17:14

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Source: Engadget

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