In the case of Firefox, it seems to be a case of diminishing returns.
Let me just say before starting this that I love Firefox. The ridiculously large number of addons are the biggest draw for me with standards compliance coming in at a close second. Recently though, the ballooning of the browser has been getting in the way of my productivity. It’s become fucking slow, for one. The browser is beginning to take as long to start as the operating system itself. Secondly, I’ve started having problems with flash inside the browser. Other browsers are using the same flash plugin without issue, so I have to assume that it’s Firefox botching the implementation of it.
As often happens with me, I began grazing upon browsers in search of greener pastures. Almost always, this ends up with me back at the application I started with, but this time may be different.
Opera 10 has been released to great fanfare and many news outlets are taking the time to let us know how great it is. Cnet wants us to know about the great game widgets you can install on it.
There’s still no easy way to block ads. But you can now play basketball with it.
Opera has stated that it won’t implement an ad blocking measure into the browser for altruistic reasons. They don’t feel that they have the right to strip content providers of income.
In reality, it wasn’t too long ago that Opera was forcing you to look at ads that they embedded in their own browser if you opted not to pay for a web browser.
So, it’s simple. They feel a kinship to people serving ads.
For those that missed it though, you can now play basketball in Opera.
Just what we needed.
Then you might want to install Firefox.
So that’s why you might want to start reading this post from the bottom.