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Windows 7: Firefox to be discontinued ?

09 Dec 2011   #1
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Firefox to be discontinued ?

I read an article yesterday that said Firefox may soon be a thing of the past. To me this would be a disaster. I use Firefox almost exclusively.

Firefox has an add-on that allows me download videos (movie trailers, tutorials, etc). As far as I know IE 9 does not have anything like this.

Is there any other browser that enables the download of videos or is there an addon for IE that I can use?

Thanks for any advice !!


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09 Dec 2011   #2
kronckew

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

where did you see that? might be wishful thinking propaganda by a rival browser? certainly nothing on the mozilla user forum that i can find. you might want to try posting there & see what response you get. should be interesting.
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09 Dec 2011   #3
beauparc

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I've read a couple of stories about that over the last day or two.

One of them said that Mozilla wanted to concentrate their efforts on a mobile version because of the upsurge of people using smartphones and tablets.

Personally, I gave up on Firfox some time ago and switched to Chrome for a while. With the advent of IE9 I've gone back to that and am finding it excellent.
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09 Dec 2011   #4
Heyyou

WIN7 x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

The rumor of FF's death is based I think on Google lessening of their support, if what I read is true. At the same time, I read that Microsoft is considering supporting FF in some way. I don't think FF is going any where, and is running neck and neck with Chrome and presently in the lead.
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09 Dec 2011   #5
killjoy

Win7 32 bit
 
 

Firefox has support all over the world. Even if they completely closed the doors at 650 Castro Street, Firefox would continue as a project.
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09 Dec 2011   #6
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by huffman View Post
I read an article yesterday that said Firefox may soon be a thing of the past. To me this would be a disaster. I use Firefox almost exclusively.

Firefox has an add-on that allows me download videos (movie trailers, tutorials, etc). As far as I know IE 9 does not have anything like this.

Is there any other browser that enables the download of videos or is there an addon for IE that I can use?

Thanks for any advice !!
I use it too, and wouldn't want it to disappear. There is another option, too....The Pale Moon Project homepage
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09 Dec 2011   #7
killjoy

Win7 32 bit
 
 
I saw that too

I just installed Pale Moon. I like it!
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09 Dec 2011   #8
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killjoy View Post
I just installed Pale Moon. I like it!
There's a tool for it that will copy your Firefox setup, so all your bookmarks and add-ons will be present too. With my dual-monitor setup, I often have FF on one monitor and Palemoon on the other.
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09 Dec 2011   #9
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

This is the article being referred to.

Firefox faces uncertain future as Google deal apparently ends
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09 Dec 2011   #10
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Here's a link to an earlier article he wrote back in March this year.
Why Internet Explorer will survive and Firefox won't | ZDNet
My take Ed Bott is an idiot spreading FUD with no real basis. Any contract that has a fixed term will come up for renewal.
Sure its possible Google could refuse to renew but why would they there would be a storm of protest & Google would probably be investigated for abusing its search monopoly.
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