This week’s episode of Destination Linux, we’re going to discuss the topic of Mozilla Firefox and whether we can stop it’s continued decline. Then we’re going to discuss the literal game changer, and the device that has everyone looking at Linux in a big way. Yes, its Steamy news about the Steam Deck, and there are some awesome videos and sneak peeks we are excited to talk about! Plus we’ve also got our famous tips, tricks and software picks. All of this and so much more this week on Destination Linux. So whether you’re brand new to Linux and open source or a guru of sudo. This is the podcast for you.

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Comments

  1. The talk about Firefox saddened me a lot, it was really sad, I defend Firefox but yeah, its getting harder by the day

  2. It is looking more and more dire.

    I recently installed Vivaldi to have a just-in-case dip into the chromium world, as it seems to be the best of the bunch in terms of privacy browsers. And I say this as someone who never switched to Chrome when it came out - been on Firefox since it was Phoenix!

  3. I have been using Vivaldi on/off since the beginning, back when I was on windblows, it is the most feature-rich of the bunch, suitable replacement for firefox, exept for that blink thing.


    I felt incrasingly reluctant to play along with mozilla’s ‘wokeness’ thinking it would wear off, and I even thought that maybe I was being a biggot for not supporting that approach.

    But afer listening to this episode yesterday, It dawned on me that I am not a biggot, others feel the same as me, even the 3 musketeers feel bad about it.

    So, I decided to delete my mozilla account, and uninstalled firefox from my fedora, sorry, but not sorry. I cannot help them when they do not help themselves.

    I installed Librefox as flatpak, cuz I’m lazy, and I downloaded the ghostery one, but its a compressed one that is not really installed, or I do not know how to install it,

    So I want to ask, is there a flatpak, snap, or image of ghostery out there?

    Thanks

  4. Ill probably go into LibreFox after this incident.

    We shall see. I really refuse to go into Chromium because being the dominant browser, everyone, including their dog is looking for ways to exploit the Chromium browser so I’d rather not be in the actual targetted demographic.

  5. Avatar for Ulfnic Ulfnic says:

    Just fork the code?

    In response to Noah’s statement. A modern competitive browser is not only complex in the extreme and constantly having to support new standards, it also has to interpret somtimes gigs of code written by random people on a daily basis making it a huge easily accessible attack surface.

    There’s only a limited supply of people with time-earned expertise to work on something like that, they’re in extremely high demand and you need a lot of them.

    A fork of that magnitude won’t produce a secure competitior unless it’s taken on by a major corporation that hires a lot of the former FF developers.

    Would you pay for a browser?

    A paid browser is a serious problem.

    • It gatekeeps arguably one of the most critical peices of software from countries that can’t afford it or at best forces most of the World to deal with nagware or some other disadvantage.
    • It’s anti-FOSS because otherwise the license is a fork away from being removed. The least-worst solution i’ve seen is forcing people to compile it themselves and do it again every update (see: most people just won’t update).
    • If a license is required to request an update, it opens the door to interdiction targetted at single individuals by billing information which may be compelled by a gov’t agency. If they’re savvy and use words like “insurrection” I have my doubts on Mozilla’s leadership to keep a clear head.

    That isn’t to say it should be free but it shouldn’t come at the cost of those who have less, FOSS, journalists and so on… Wikipedia’s model is pretty good and things like just having a colorful icon for the app got me to pay for Plumble. There’s a lot of avenues for funding.

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