More and more people are getting upset about Chrome doing sneaky stuff. Good.

What absolutely baffles me, is that people are trying to find out if using a modified version of Chromium should still be ok.
You are BY DEFINITION engaging in a fight you CAN NOT WIN.

My previous 'subtle' attempts with #GoogleIsEvil apparently weren't clear enough, so here's another try:

If you don't want to get fucked in the ass, you shouldn't evaluate the pros and cons of 'just the tip'.


@FreePietje There's a reason people want to use chromium though, and it's because there's no good alternatives. In all honesty, as a longtime firefox fan, it just outright sucks for more js-heavy applications.

@kekcoin @FreePietje agreed. imho Firefox unfortunately don't compete with Chrome when it comes to multimedia - from a pure UX perspective

I don't recall such an experience, but I have no reason to doubt your/the statement.

Then the big question becomes, what's the cause?
Wrt multimedia @roshii, are you talking about (mainly) YT? Maybe is in play here? (I don't know)

I wonder if suck-age is because of (unfixable) technical inferiority, or bc sites are made for/optimized for Chrome, just like in the IE4 days.
At some low % marketshare, who's gonna care to make it work at all in FF?


@FreePietje @kekcoin subscription based services such as Netflix, Disney+, Prime do not work flawlessly due to DRM while advertising based services happens to get stuck before of after an advertising.
I have never dug the issue, just switched to Chrome with which I do not recall similar problems.
n.b. this is my personal feeling, I may be doing something wrong with Firefox but UX is better on Chrome for multimedia afaic

@roshii @kekcoin
I don't have/use those (streaming) services, so consequently didn't notice those issues.

I like locally stored music as I can't stand interruptions due to bad connectivity (or for any reason really). So I can understand your choice.

Still, we're moving fast away from a free and open web to one that is fully controlled by G👀gle. And there will be only 1 party benefiting from that.

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