€10 says this is because you can't build 64-bit binaries with the free version of MSVS.
A/C? Are you kidding? It's 2 degrees and snowing here, they've got the heat shut down this afternoon while they're flushing the radiators, and I've got my space heater going. Why do they not do this in, say, August?
No it is an effort to make things usable
Why can't people read beyond the first sentence before writing a two paragraph reply?
Poettering's NetworkManager and Avahi
Wow, add that to systemd and pulseaudio and it's almost looking like he's on the MS payroll to break stuff in linux. However, the reality is likely to be that he has a vision to change linux into something different to what it is now which of course is not going to be painless and seamless - hence the annoyance with pulseaudio during the first few years of development and the annoyance with NetworkManager until relatively recently. NetworkManager may have pissed me off at times on fixed systems (and earlier in development) but it's now a pretty nice thing to have on laptops.
If you want to completety change the compartmentalised idea of linux (where you change settings and they stay changed) to something very interdependant there's going to be a pile of glitches on the way to pretending to be a Mac. Complaints about beta software going into distros are fairly pointless since it's not going to get much better without a lot of people hammering at it and finding the problems. It does however mean that there is a very large and widening gap between what's acceptable in an office environment (RHEL6 or Fedora13 from 2010) and the cutting edge (Fedora20).
There's plenty of stuff where there are linux binaries available but nothing for BSD - however so long as they are 32 bit there's an emulation layer that's pretty solid, even for flaky Adobe stuff or antivirus scanners written to be run on linux. I should get around to installing the old loki games on a netbook I've put FreeBSD10 on.
I currently know zero tech people still using Firefox.
No longer true. I'm Zontar--how do you do?
That's rich. Pretty fucking difficult not to react "negatively" to removing features with every new release of late. (Which seems to be all the UX clowns are good for.)
We're not complaining about change. We're complaining about (a) constantly taking things away, and (b) constantly breaking extensions. Extensibility supposedly being a key selling point for Firefox in the first fucking place.
I use Firefox for work. Big UI changes mess with my workflow. You're saying that FF was never meant to be used for work, maybe?
Having to edit my userChrome.css file to put the tabs back where I had them because some genius at Mozilla decided it'd be funky to break the tab paradigm itself by moving the tab bar way the fuck to the top of the window while giving me neither any choice in the matter nor any way to put it back without hacking the UI is not a "pea under the mattress". It's fucked up, is what it is. KGFY.
The other thing I hate about the mobile version of Firefox is that it puts the page title in the location bar, so I can't really tell what site I'm on...
Believe it or not, there's actually a preference for this. It's under "Settings... Display
It takes more than a few power transmission towers to destroy the serenity (obscure film reference - people from the city coming out to see the "unspoiled" countryside of farms and power lines).
As for your first point, did you even read my post or did you not quite make it to the end before you replied?