Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Why use Firefox

It's a difficult time for those seeking to keep their privacy online. Let's review why Firefox is still the best browser for those looking to keep their privacy online.
If you have been following this blog, you may know that I've been discussing the importance of security and privacy. If not, please read how we are being tracked without consent everywhere: by search engines, browsers, mobile apps, social networks, TVs, games, devices, etc. Turns out we're living in difficult times for those seeking privacy

My Favorite Firefox Features

Apart from its privacy-first commitment, let me list my favorites of  Firefox.

Performance

This version of Firefox is 2x-faster than a year ago, significantly faster than Chrome. Do not believe? Check the video below for a quick comparison between the performances of Firefox and Chrome.

Lightweight

Firefox made significant improvements to its new engine and now uses 30% less memory than Chrome:
Source: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/quantum/

Development Tools

Every developer deserves an awesome development environment. Firefox Quantum ships with a completely revamped DevTools with multiple improvements included. Check more on this blog post to find out more.
Source

Privacy Considerations

As previously said, Firefox is the only browser committed to privacy. Even Brave who marketed themselves as the best privacy-oriented browser were caught replacing ads with their own and probably also tracking you.

Beautiful UI

And, my last personal favorite: the new Photon UI. Simply gorgeous:
Source: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2017/09/firefox-quantum-developer-edition-fastest-firefox-ever/

Mobile

I've used many browsers on different mobile devices and honestly, never have been completely satisfied. Lately, I've been using Firefox Focus and if you want speed, privacy in a lightweight browser, you got it there:
Source: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/focus/

Contributions to the Open Standard

Apart from Firefox, Mozilla has been doing very important advances in open science in:
  • Gaming: WebAssembly & WebGL;
  • MDN: extensive documentation on web technologies including HTML, CSS, and APIs for both Web sites and progressive web apps.
  • WebVR: an incubator for virtual reality on the web;
  • Servo: an amazing parallel browser engine 
  • Rust: an amazing open-source programming language that focuses on speed, memory safety and parallelism.
  • Open Codecs: if you use Linux, you know what I mean...
  • Speech and Machine Learning

Conclusion

If you agree with me and thing that it's time for a more open web, more privacy and security, join me and millions of other users and start using Firefox again! So what are you waiting for? Go get your Firefox right now!

See Also

For more posts about Security on this blog, please click here.
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