AnonD-412290, 04 Sep 2015Worst browser ever, slowest oneActually Internet Explorer is the slowest, they make it slower on purpose so ISPs earn more money from people buying faster speeds.
Firefox is such a garbage browser and institution these days. All about looking good and promoting social justice moreso than actually building a competing browser. Now look, they've extended that mentality to iOS, giving you a crap browser that's really just a wrapper around Safari (which itself uses a very outdated WebKit engine that's actually far behind Gecko in HTML5 compliance). Extensions will not work. NoScript will not work (to be fair, Mozilla is going to kill off these extensions as well with upcoming Firefox releases for PC).
What's the point?
I just moved from Firefox to Midori on the PC, Lightning Browser on Android. Big whoop you say. Well I was there from the beginning, before it was even called Firefox, when we were still building Mozilla Suite milestones for Netscape 5. I helped port Mozilla to FreeBSD. So after 17 years, it's time to move on to something else. Firefox is dead, and this dead skin mask for iOS is useless.
There are very few things missed in apple devices. Surely firefox was one of them. The sync feature and the add-ons make it perfect for laptop and phone as well.
But wouldn't this firefox version also be crippled in performance because Apple doesn't allow the use of custom web component engines by browsers?
Anonymous, 04 Sep 2015WebKit due to the Apple's strict policy.And it's not legal. Mozilla should just file antitrust complain.
Casper, 04 Sep 2015Yes! Finally I can stop using Chrome on my desktop! Thank you Mozilla! :)No download on laptop Mozilla Firefox how download ?
stobs, 04 Sep 2015does this use gecko or webkit?? O_OWebKit due to the Apple's strict policy.
Yes! Finally I can stop using Chrome on my desktop! Thank you Mozilla! :)