Is Firefox Just As Shit As IE?
For a long long time I resisted using Firefox as an internet browser of choice. I could never understand why people raved about it. Regarding security and stuff... in real life, the dirtier the prostitute, the better your protection better be, the same with websites. Bad practice is always the number cause of infection.
The tabs thing never interested me either. I've gotten used to them in IE now, and to be fair, they do clean up things a bit. As for add-on's... not really interested in a bloated fat-client either. Not sure what else is so great about Firefox.
I have been using Firefox and one of its derivatives, Flock, for about 2 years now. Yeah, they're browsers and the work fine. Nothing amazing though. Now for the nub of my argument. I launch up Firefox; I wonder why the internet has gotten slow; then suddenly a big fuck off window comes up telling me "Updates will be installed the next time Firefox starts". Firefox and other Mozilla based browsers are updated every second fucking day! Sure you could turn automatic updates off, and I have in the past, but I swap things around so much that it seems theres always one copy of it somewhere that I haven't disabled it on.
Now I'm a realist, I understand things need to be fixed and updated, but why the fuck did Microsoft get such a bashing over this for years? As is obvious to even the dimmest Apple iFanboy, the more popular something becomes the more likely it will need greater and greater fixes, either because of diverse compatibility issues or a greater threat from external malicious behavior. Lambaste Windows all you like, but you really think if Linux and Mac OS were rolled out to the same scale as Windows in the morning, there wouldn't be the same amount of problems? "Like OMG, my iMovie isn't working with my iCheapChineseKnockOffTvInPCICard". Oh thats too bad, how about trying a good helping of iGoFuckYourself?
Vista is a chink in the armor to be fair. Its a pile of shit. The kernel is fine but the interface is like fighting your way through a wall of piss flaps armed with nothing more than a rubber stamp. Does that not make sense? No, neither does Vista.
And one last thing. Why was it called "patching" for IE and "updates" for Firefox? Shit smells the same no matter what you call it. Evil M$ and their never ending list of "patches", ready to fuck up your system with a set of splash n' dash fixes. Good nice saintly Firefox and their magic list of update treasures, ready to enrich your life with delicious new features. Bollocks!
I've nothing against Firefox, just the bullshit surrounding it. I'm using Google Chrome 90% of the time now anyway. Flock 5%, Firefox 4%... So you think 1% for IE right? Nope, its .5% Opera and .5% IE. I'd use Chrome constantly if it were possible in all situations.
Posted at 10:54