Currently I'm evaluating PaleMoon.
LOL a slower, buggy and less secure wanabe fork of Firefox.
The Australis UI was the first step. Now this. Soon, a looming XUL deprecation which is an even worse idea -- I wonder what's the point of using Firefox will be then.
XUL needs to die, XUL and XPCOM is why extensions break every time there is a update to the browser. Heck even the guys that invented XUL and XPCOM say that its outdated ad crappy.
Good I say! Skype is nothing more than a spyware laden proprietary chat/messaging system with hostile government backdoors. The longer the system is down the longer its users can investigate freer and safer alternatives that have end to end user encryption.
SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.
Seriously, it's better.
Umm no its not. It's a hacked together outdated fork that is slower and more crash prone than Firefox plus a ton of add-ons do not work with it.
My favorite feature of Firefox is load background tabs on demand, its a shame other browsers do not have this. I can start up Firefox with 200 tabs from the previous session and it starts up nice and quick, with other browsers if I did this I could go make a pot of coffee and it browser would still be loading when I came back.
I'm not sure if anyone commenting on this story is actually Canadian, but the Canadian Content mandate has existed for years. It's not about favouring Canadian production companies so much as encouraging Canadian content for cultural reasons. Being so close to the USA leaves us vulnerable to sort of being swamped, culturally.
Radio stations are required to play a certain amount of Canadian music as well. It's not really anything new.
Personally, I like the idea of that. It encourages and funds a lot of Canadian artists that might otherwise get swamped out of the market by monied American interests.
It just proves so called Canadian culture, art, music sucks and cannot stand on it own two feet. Canada would rather have American culture than its own shitty home grown crap.
I used ZFS under FreeBSD its was good for a few months until it got slow and I needed to defrag it, oh no ZFS is too good for a defrag tool so I zapped it and installed Debian with XFS, much much more faster and it comes with a online defrag tool.
One of the few reasons I stick to ext4 and XFS under Linux too! I got burned by having no way to defrag JFS, ReiserFS or UFS/FFS under the BSD's.
We can predict everything, except the future.