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      1 <a href="/articles/Mozilla%20is%20Broken"><h1>Mozilla is Broken</h1></a>
      2 <p>I’m quitting Mozilla, not that I have been really been into the community(mostly because they want me to do one thing, apply this to programs, not humans) but I was using and enjoying it for a long time(like since 2008). Also in about 2014 I switched from Thunderbird to mutt because I wanted something simple which does GPG, hard time to switch but I love it. And now it seems like Mozilla is killing Firefox for years :</p>
      3 <ul>
      4 	<li>Version numbering doesn’t mean anything(patches, big change, small change, security update ?)</li>
      5 	<li>Have a very bad privacy and security (look at the differences between tor browser and Firefox)</li>
      6 	<li>No more choice for the user<ul>
      7 		<li>Old one : JavaScript can’t be configured</li>
      8 		<li>OpenH264(non-free) is installed by default</li>
      9 		<li>adb (android, non-free) is installed by default (Dev Edition ?)</li>
     10 		<li>Pocket(non-free service) is installed, displayed, non-configurable at compile time → <a href="https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/02/27/mozilla-acquires-pocket/">And now is integrated in it</a></li>
     11 		<li>DRM (adobe EME) is active by default (can be disabled)</li>
     12 		<li>Firefox Hello is installed, displayed, non-configurable at compile time</li>
     13 		<li>Other New web stuff(WebRTC, HTML5 audio/video, …) have to be disabled/configured into about:config which is a total mess with no help (seamonkey/opera/linux-menuconfig are very good examples)</li>
     14 		<li>add-ons have to be signed and only by Mozilla, non-configurable at compile time</li>
     15 		<li>tracks you even if you disable all tracking in about:preferences</li>
     16 		<li>Geo location can only be totally disabled with about:config</li>
     17 		<li>Can’t choose a fallback(also weirdly called “Legacy”) encoding(old profile had it, about:preferences#content → Advanced(or Fonts, whatever) is shit, about:config is a mess)</li>
     18 		<li>Broken multitasking. With chrom* when a tab crashes there is only one, in firefox it’s multiple/all tabs. (I had this issue with e10s and I still got it since the first days)</li>
     19 		<li><a href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=858839">Do Not Track is not respected on Mozilla Websites</a>: Ignoring Do Not Track header, knowing nothing about what "tracking means" or what a "third-party" can do, being in this stupid reasoning where there is colateral tracking by Google Analytics and/or Ads Companies, also badly using the word "anonymous"(It means no name/identification).</li>
     20 	</ul></li>
     21 	<li><b>No Unicode</b> even if my Locale is en_US.UTF-8 and configured to "Default for Current Locale", I have to change <em>every single time</em> to Unicode instead of Western (is that even a thing?)</li>
     22 	<li>more and more slowness and crashes and <strong>new profile doesn’t help</strong></li>
     23 </ul>
     24 <p>And there is potentially way more shit (just look and the old but still open tickets)</li>
     25 <p>Current solution: None, all browsers sucks and none sucks less, so I’m in a constant change of web browser everyday. See: <a rel="next" href="/articles/www-client%20are%20broken">www-client are broken</a></p>
     26 <p>BTW if <strong>everyone</strong> have to use a LTS/ESR/real-stable version of a browser even if they are actual developers… well why is the Developer Edition based on Nightly ? For badly supported things like H.264 ? gstreamer works(can be an interface to ffmpeg). For brand new stuff ? Well most web-smiths have to support old browsers like IE6 or IE7. For marketing because we are the browser with tons of features ? Well I think so. I think Netscape did the same mistake in the browser-war, why change things?</p>
     27 <p>Apparently since like… middle-late 2016 Mozilla Firefox is now better in Nightly than ESR. Whatever, it’s still broken for me.</p>