January 13, 2013

Time to dump Mozilla Firefox for Google Chrome

Firefox is only interested in dictating to their users what they can and cannot use.

I was required to access a government web page today. I could not do what I needed to do because Firefox refused to run Java. Firefox says I needed to upgrade Java. Yet, I was already running the latest java 7 update 10.

I dumped Firefox and am using Chrome now. At least Google gives me the option to run java if I absolutely have to.

By the way, Mozilla, did you notice I said "REQUIRED" to use java to do what I had to do. Yet, you are DICTATING what other users can or cannot use. You do not give me the CHOICE to DECIDE if it is okay to use or not.

Thanks for nothing Mozilla! Thanks a lot Google.

Mozilla has been catching up to other browsers or the past few years anyways. I should have jumped the ship when the cool kids moved to Chrome.

UPDATEOracle has Java 7 Update 11 out now.

Posted by danmorg at January 13, 2013 02:03 PM

> "Firefox says I needed to upgrade Java"

Surely, you realize that "Firefox doesn't want me to" and that message are contradictory.

Why have you skipped the possibility that this is just an ugly mess-up?

Never attribute to malice... etc.

BTW, I don't (ever) use Firefox. Opera suits me fine. (I'd stay clear from Chrome if only it tries too hard to be very promiscuous with my privacy. No, I don't want to marry you, Google)

Posted by: sehe at January 13, 2013 03:39 PM

I'm not having a problem with Java applets in Firefox (under Ubuntu with IcedTea).
- So I'm not sure this is intentional.

Posted by: Jonas at January 13, 2013 04:29 PM