I don’t often write on techie matters, but since this one is in the MSM for the attention of the incognoscenti, I’m making an exception.
With much fanfare, Mozilla have just released a major new version of their Firefox browser called Firefox Quantum. It’s a major leap forward from what was a browser with 13 years of legacy baggage. They can stick it up their ass sideways.
It’s supposed to be quite good, if you’re interested, but it comes from an organisation that is rife with SJW nonsense, where not even the erstwhile CEO Brendan Eich was afforded freedom of conscience to diverge from the mores of the right-on monsters.
Eich was hounded out of his role in 2014 for the crime of not having previously been in agreement with same-sex marriage, and having made a small political donation to a campaign aiming to block the legality of same in California.
Eich’s departure came shortly after employees at Mozilla brought to light the fact that back in 2008, he had donated $1,000 to support Proposition 8, a California law that banned same-sex marriage (courts have since struck down the measure). That news made its way across Twitter and the popular dating site, OkCupid, which posted a letter saying “Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples.” It went on, “We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OkCupid.” Though Eich apologized for causing “pain” and insisted he could separate his personal views from the way he ran the company, that didn’t wash with the board.
Therefore I will not avail myself of the product from such an organisation*.
Instead, if you want to try a modern, lightweight, fast browser, try Brendan Eich’s recently released new browser, Brave, available for Windows, Mac, Ubuntu, phones etc.
*I would dearly love to be able to dump Chrome as well, but that is easier said than done, sadly. It’s no reason to go from bad to worse.