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Comment Adobe's Air (Score 1) 90

Can't they convert their app to Adobe Air self contained "application"? It even works on Android tablets & phones that way.

That is what Oracle suggests to developers relying on embedded Java in web pages, move to Webstart.

Comment Re: There is a basic reason, Edge has no community (Score 1) 147

No it isn't, it is compatible and somehow similar to WebKit but not really WebKit. It requires a real paradigm shift for MS to adopt WebKit. MS says one shouldn't worry about site compatibility if it works with Apple Safari. I think it creates the confusion.

I actually like simple browsers using native OS functions and use less energy & CPU but not being open source and multi platform kills whole advantage.

Comment There is a basic reason, Edge has no community (Score 5, Interesting) 147

Edge isn't open source, it has no developer community, no user community like Firefox who will mercilessly bash it until it goes the right direction, no incentive to be secure.

  You can steal millions from Google with a basic, unpublished cookie hack as they are the largest advertising company on planet. So, they are damn careful about their code. Chromium which eventually ends up to be Chrome has its own community. Additionally, there is a huge privacy fanatic user community, developer community in Mozilla.

Edge is a browser which comes with the OS, nothing else.

Comment Every developer will tell you the same (Score 1) 352

They are falling into a misconception that everyone uses their computer like they do. An experienced developer will have common sense, won't use administrator account, will update their OS and won't do crazy things like typing "Watch movies free" to Google and click the very first site appearing.
Most of the developers won't even change their wallpaper.
So, you don't need AV if you can manage a gigantic code like Mozilla but it doesn't mean everyone is the same.
Ms antivirus is a joke regarding detection rates.

Comment Re: Why in the World? (Score 1) 30

Just like cellular providers in some countries, free forward of email to other domains should be mandatory for commercial/adware (yes,adware) providers.

There were the days even Hotmail was a nice, clean e-mail service. Nobody can blame anyone for sticking with decade+ old address. I know a very good, respected commercial shareware developer using his @aol.com email.

Comment They face (Score 1) 49

It is open source, they require community feedback and support. We are used to everything working on desktop Linux now but once upon a time every regular user had to know modprobe, arguments in /etc , chmod just to get sound from their PC on Linux. I still remember IO address and IRQ of my sound card.

I am not saying it is your fault or submit patches. Cyanogen got into this death spiral because at some point, they lost one thing that runs it. Community. Android community hates them. Just 2 years ago people purchased handsets based on Cyanogen compatibility. I heard they even bundled Trudialer as default dialer/phonebook application. Something even lamest company couldn't imagine.

Comment Re: Fuck the spec (Score 1) 85

I hate to say it but Chrome is from World's largest advertising company. That is why they are slow(!) or lazy (!) about implementing features that will make advertisers mad.

Just recently, Chrome mobile beta, not final gained the capability to play YouTube videos in background tab. That is the same browser who introduced "every tab runs in its own process" on an operating system which happily runs on 8 core handsets.

If we use& support Mozilla Firefox, it isn't because we are old fashioned. It is because of independence, at least they try.

Comment I'd say Cyanogen but... (Score 2) 395

There is an alternative which performs way better than OEM or Stock Android, Cyanogen. The issue is, other app stores (Amazon, various Chinese) does their own evil things if not switched off.

  Google maps is and has always been overrated, disconnected from real World application, its walk and bicycle navigation is a joke compared to "Here" (Nokia) maps.

The only issue here is a good app store, everything else can be achieved with Cyanogen without Google Services.

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