[CentOS] firefox: annoyance

Fri Sep 26 18:46:23 UTC 2014
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Fri, September 26, 2014 1:27 pm, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 9:08 AM, Valeri Galtsev
> <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu> wrote:
>> No, it is not because of that. At least in my case. I started looking
>> for
>> decent open source browser that to an extent possible follows the rule
>> "don't change anything unless it is absolutely necessary" as far as the
>> way of user interaction goes some 5 or so years ago. Not only changes
>> that
>> brake all former logic (I'm talking about Firefox here), but also stupid
>> rushing of new hardly ever tested "releases",... So, you are happy with
>> it; it's your way of life, silly or not is seems to me. The same as my
>> feelings about "enterprise attitude" any sort of software, silly or not
>> my
>> feelings seem to you.
> The problem is that the "don't change anything" rule can't start until
> you get it right the first time, and browsers in general are still
> working on that - along with the standards committees. If you are
> using CentOS7 you have the option of adding google chrome which
> probably is even worse for the rate of change but at least it is
> closely in tune with google sites and across various devices.

I did mention open source browsers, which google chrome was not last time
I checked. Not to mention I do dislike googe's privacy policies, so I'm
myself staying away (wherever I can) from anything even just derived from
google's code. Even less I'm inclined to push this onto my users. I can
not interfere with them when they are dying to have google chrome on their
machines, but that is different.

Thanks for adding a candidate  to my list of potential replacements for
firefox (which didn't make it to my list, still thanks for the effort!).


Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247