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Firefox going to Snap Ubuntu 22.04
« on: September 22, 2021, 11:34:08 AM »
 

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Re: Firefox going to Snap Ubuntu 22.04
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2021, 03:58:23 PM »
 

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Not good. Looks like we'll need a new default browser :(
 

Re: Firefox going to Snap Ubuntu 22.04
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2021, 06:46:42 PM »
 

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There are plenty better than Firefox to choose from. Brave, Ungoogled-Chromium, my old favorite Seamonkey (which a lot of "lite" distros use as default because it's Firefoxy and Thunderbirdy but with thousands fewer lines of code than Firefox even though it does multiple stuffs. Just a suggestion.
 

Re: Firefox going to Snap Ubuntu 22.04
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2021, 08:45:33 PM »
 

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So if Firefox moves to the bottom of list.... is Edge now higher... ???  ??? ???
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Re: Firefox going to Snap Ubuntu 22.04
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2021, 10:32:04 PM »
 

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If Edge is ready, it wouldn't be a terrible idea, it does fit our target audience. Otherwise Chrome just works so well on the internet, I'm not a fan, I prefer FF myself, but these decisions aren't personal. They are for the greater good.
 

Re: Firefox going to Snap Ubuntu 22.04
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2021, 11:08:12 PM »
 

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FWIW, getting FF in Linux is fairly easy; just download the tarball from Mozilla's website, extract and run. On the other hand, Chrome does offer some features its competitors do not, at least none I'm aware of https://www.howtogeek.com/755957/whats-new-in-chrome-94/
https://developer.chrome.com/blog/new-in-devtools-94/
https://blog.chromium.org/2021/08/chrome-94-beta-webcodecs-webgpu.html
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Chrome 94 has begun testing a new API that allows web developers to tap into your computer’s graphics power. The WebGPU API will be especially useful for games that run in the browser.

The WebGPU API is a little different than the older WebGL and WebGL2 APIs. The browser can tap into your computer’s native processing technologies, which include Apple’s “Metal,” Microsoft’s “Direct3D,” and the open “Vulkan” standard.

I mostly use FF(beta), Chrome(beta) and Chromium, and in my experience both Chrome/Chromium are a bit more performant than FF. Haven't tested Edge long enough, so I can't tell much about it, but last time I did, I didn't see any actual feature that made me want to use it. I might give it another chance to see how it is doing, though it is quite a large pkg for a browser; the installer alone is almost 100 MB. Vivaldi is nice too and has quite some useful features. Brave seem to be a popular browser amongst some users too.   This chart shows Chrome as the most popular/used browser in the desktop with 66, 94% of the market share, followed by Safari with 9, 99%, Edge with 8, 84% and Firefox with 8, 07%  https://gs.statcounter.com/browser-market-share/desktop/worldwide

 
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