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I wish I could switch, but every time I feel worse off than I was. Opera, for example (which would be my next choice), does not support the drop down menu. And it has weird glitches, like inconsistent page rendering (the same page gets rendered differently upon each refresh) and getting me redirected to another site when I click the "edit post" button on this forum. Combine that with my disdain for Google, and I just don't see anywhere else to go.
I'd like to move away from using Firefox, but the good outweigh's the bad for me.
One reason I dont like using Firefox is because more and more people are using it, and I have this thought that when something becomes popular, its time for me to move on and find something less popular.
At one point I used uzbl in an attempt to simplify things. Then, they had a massive security hole that would allow arbitrary remote code execution just by visiting a specially crafted web page. Their solution, since it was difficult to work around, was to disable core functionality of the browser. While I'm sure it's been fixed by now (this was a long time ago now), leaving a huge security hole in a product without enough of a team to fix the vulnerability in a timely manner made me wary of any small browser without a larger development team. That leaves me with a choice of a handful of browsers, and so all I can say, is that, while Firefox certainly does introduce vulnerabilities, at least they are fixed as fast as can be expected.
Thu Oct 11 21:25:20 UTC 2012
This update fixes a security vulnerability that could allow a malicious
site to potentially determine which websites users have visited and have
access to the URL or URL parameters.
(* Security fix *)
This release contains security fixes and improvements.
For more information, see: http://www.mozilla.org/security/know...underbird.html
(* Security fix *)