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+ - Firefox marketshare plummets to 10%->

Submitted by Billly Gates
Billly Gates (198444) writes "This is a story which is both sad, yet unsurprising. News like this just 5 or 6 years ago would send many of us in a panic as only Firefox was the savior from the stranglehold of IE 6 on the internet last decade. Many things have changed since then. Microsoft decided to start developing IE again to remain competitive. IE became secure and standards compliant starting with IE 9 which is still continuing to catch up with project Spartan for Windows 10 and no longer is proprietary.

New players have arrived derived from a new standard called webkit. Webkit and it's fork Blink created a new more modular rendering engine. Chrome, Safari, and mobile apps and browsers based on it rapidly have taken marketshare over the last few years. Chrome became a better browser with very fast java, threaded tabs, and tight memory management, and innovated many of the new HTML 5 and CSS 3 technologies leaving Firefox and IE in the dust.Firefox meanwhile has frustrated it's users over various issues and poor releases starting with Firefox 4.0 and continual breakage with add-ons every 6 weeks.

Netmatshare produces statistics independently from other companies which have Firefox marketshare listed at around 10%. but all seem to show the same trends. Are we heading into an era soon where webmasters will not support Firefox and put banners encouraging their users to download Chrome instead?"

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Comment: Re:Chrome broke my VPN (Score 1, Interesting) 69

by Billly Gates (#49506939) Attached to: Chrome 43 Should Help Batten Down HTTPS Sites

As screwed up as this sounds I would take modern IE 11 over Firefox anyday.

I would have a psychotic episode seeing me type this 5 years ago but Firefox has gone to shit starting with 4. Actually 3.6 U noticed slowness too.

IE is great for running ancient shit intranet sites. Java is negligent to run as a plugin. Only few good reasons for IE is group policy to allow java to run on only intranet or trusted site lists. If your mcses at work have it enabled globally they should be slapped up the back of the head.

Comment: Re:Holy crap, that marketing spin (Score 1) 50

Go to Amazon and search for the Intel drive? $2400 now??! The Kingston is much cheaper oh and I have 950 megs a second from my ahci Samsung pro 80s running on fake raid 0 from intel rst. So speed is still possible as 14000 cpu cycles is nothing when an i7 can do 180,000 instructions a second. Kind of sad that an inefficient design is that poor? Shouldn't we have solved this with an external i/o chip? Or have a component in the cpu? The point of Scsi was for this reason back in the 1990s

Comment: Re:Wow... (Score 1) 50

Why?

If you answer build your own dvr which only represent 5% of users then you need just a fixed long sequencial access. Ah a mechanical disk is up your alley. You don't do random 4k burst dependent on latency. You gain nothing and a mechanical disk is like $60 a tb. So buy some cheap WD green's in a raid and call it a day. Use an ssd for pc use.

1 tb = 2,400 page word document for every man, woman, and child whoever lived! Most consumers never come close to filling 200 gbs. No need.

And there are external drives you can use for TV shows which is the only use for 98% of all uses

Comment: Re:We all need to realize... (Score 1) 129

by Billly Gates (#49493919) Attached to: AMD Withdraws From High-Density Server Business

AMD gpus are very competitive. If I were the ceos I would sell of cpu business. Keep ATI.

The reason AMD sucks is because they no longer have the economies of scale for chips lower than .28 nm while Qualcomm and intel are down to .22nm and are heading towards .17nm in skylake.

Nvidia is stuck at .28nm too.

If AMD didn't sell global foundries and also had .17nm then it could compete and throw nvidia out of business too.

Comment: Re:Sadly, I don't see an "out" for AMD (Score 1) 129

by Billly Gates (#49493081) Attached to: AMD Withdraws From High-Density Server Business

Hairy let's say AMD has a theoretical superior architecture?

AMD has .28 nm chips. Intel is down to .17 nm and skylark with .14 nm is just around the corner! Worse power requirements are now the new rage too. Tell me how can AMD compete?

They can't. Lower size increases speed and power requirements. Only advantage AMD has is cost ... oh wait another chip fabrication is needed and they want a cut :-(

Only saving grace is ATI graphics. If nvidia gets a hold of .17 nm chips then it's game over too.

I was a loyal AMD user too. I tried and stayed til last year. It is frustrating but an i7 4 core with 8 virtuals with hyperthreading really sped uo my games compared to the 6 core. It is 2015 and time to move on. AMD needs to leave xp 6 and go all ATI to stay solvent.

Comment: Re:Actually, it's worse than that. (Score 3, Informative) 198

by Billly Gates (#49476247) Attached to: Chrome 42 Launches With Push Notifications

Agreed, I wish Java would die a very horrible and torturous death. (very slowly)

But I'm forced basically by state law in our organization to have it ready to use on most of our machines to run state tests.

So until Pearson's idiot developers pull their head out of their asses and stop using it in all their education products I'm stuck with this crap.

Alright

First thing first grab a thick Windows Server 2008 or 2012 book from Microsoft Inside OUT and walk over to your system administrator and wack him on the back side of the head with it!

Then proceed to open the chapter on creating Group Policy Objects? disable java in internet zone under internet options in the control panel. Then create another one to enable java scripting in the intranet zone and add Pearson's to this. DONE.

It is negligence to run this on the web and any system administrator worth his salt under has it enabled for trusted zone sites or intranet sites. Safe, secure, and works with old crud.

IE has it's advantages at work over Chrome. One of them is managing ancient insecure crud and this is where is it useful over Chrome.

Comment: Re:San Francisco started this crap. (Score 1) 198

by Billly Gates (#49475967) Attached to: Chrome 42 Launches With Push Notifications

Exactly! It is silly to say the space shuttle is far more complex than the internet/web. The size of a project like the space shuttle is dwarf by the size of a project like the internet/web by many magnitudes of order. There is much more technology into the internet than in the space shuttle.

For the AC poster who seems to believe there is an argument about making a distinction between the web and the internet, there is none. HTTP is running on top of the protocol stack that runs the whole thing and the network is the hardware part without which the protocol has no purpose.

... take what I said about HTML 5 and CSS 3.

Try getting a site to look right in IE 6? The workarounds which interact with other workarounds with fixes that break other fixes.

Comment: Re:San Francisco started this crap. (Score 3, Funny) 198

by Billly Gates (#49475181) Attached to: Chrome 42 Launches With Push Notifications

The web is far from the most complex device ever built by humans. It's no more a single engineering project than the old landline telephone system was. Heck, if you're just looking for replicating the same thing over and over as THE measure of complexity, look at any large city. The space shuttle was far more complex.

Apparently you haven't read the W3C on HTML5 and CSS 3 specs :-)

Comment: Re:Actually, it's worse than that. (Score 0) 198

by Billly Gates (#49475157) Attached to: Chrome 42 Launches With Push Notifications

It is 2015 and time to move on.

The only java I still see are IE specific or I shall say IE 5.5 1999 era specific intranet sites in quirks mode running under ancient IE emulation in IE 8 or earlier. Funny how Java was decided upon because of portability and then they use IE specific bugs and css to get to not run in anything else. :-)

It is dangerous and wreckless to have it enabled. Infact Oracle should be held liable as it is negligence to use the web plugin.

Comment: Re:Why is it even a discussion? (Score 1) 441

by Billly Gates (#49467273) Attached to: Republicans Introduce a Bill To Overturn Net Neutrality

Because ObamaNET is doing a take over by the communist!

Government control, government that wasted 19 trillion, government censorship, government, government, oh and Obama deciding everything and ENOUGH!! Fellow Tea partiers and Republicans we must unite at all costs to protect freedom! Go read the drudge report comments or comments on facebook?

This my friend is scary propaganda that if you are conservative leading will poop your pants and want to end. Sadly these comments I wrote above are actually believed by followers of Hannity, Fox news, Rush Limbaugh and others.

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