sparks wrote:OK then. What's the latest best recommendation if FF sucks ass so much? And it is way slow, but that could just be the tin cans and string I use to connect to the interwebz. Still prefer something that can fuck all the annoying ads if possible.
I don't think FF has ever sucked ass. It has been my preferred browser for more than a decade. DocX is clearly a hater but I don't see much substance in his bile.
Having used FF57 for a few days now I can tell you it is notably--significantly faster. It hasn't crashed on me but neither did earlier versions except on rare occasions.
Memory usage is purportedly much less; now lesser than chrome, ie, Safari, etc, but I don't really give a shit about that so long as it doesn't max out and start paging to the hard drive. It has never been [that] bad in the past so an improvement on something that wasn't a problem is moot to me.
The default skin on new version sucked but that took three clicks to fix.
The new webextensions mandate should give developers greater opportunities to do cool and needed stuff but I don't really grok so that's a Pyrrho question maybe.
The addons it broke for me were
noscript (which should be ready today if promises weigh more than spit)
Rehost image (which won't be back from that author; somebody will fill the niche)
Dictionary lookup (which I'm sure a sub exists but I haven't been bothered to look)
All else works great.