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Old 06-17-2014, 02:16 PM   #1
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What's your opinion on PaleMoon compared to Firefox?


On their website they claim "Pale Moon offers browsing experience in a browser completely built from its own source with carefully selected features and optimizations to maximize the browser's speed, stability and user experience, while maintaining compatibility with thousands of Firefox extensions many have come to love and rely on". Has anyone tried it thoroughly?
 
Old 06-18-2014, 12:48 AM   #2
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Hi,

just had a quick look at their website (no I won't link to it).

I think it is extremely suspicious. The web page claims that it is based on the Firefox source and that it is Freeware. Firefox is released under the MPL and therefore AFAIU is incompatible with being Freeware. This could be direct licence violation or a mistake - either way it raises serious red flags for me.

The other thing that leaves a bad taste is the suggested $2 minimum donation to cover "fees". I'll be keeping well away from this.

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Old 06-18-2014, 08:36 AM   #3
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Meh, I use a older one on my Slack0 5.7 install I am posting with now.

Before. They had a Linux builder for the Linux version. But. The builder moved on. For now at least. No Linux member is maintaining it.
It works just fine on my Puppy install. Pulls in less ram and cpu than Firefox 30 does on my Slack0 5.7 install.

http://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=4608

I was told to stay away from Harley Davidsons and Topless Bars. I did not listen then either.
 
Old 06-18-2014, 03:40 PM   #4
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I was told to stay away from Harley Davidsons and Topless Bars. I did not listen then either.
Bet you'd listen if the harley stole your credit card information, kept track of your browsing history, collected usernames and passwords, allowed malicious websites to execute arbitrary code on your computer....
 
Old 06-18-2014, 03:45 PM   #5
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From the official website:

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Binaries are subject to the proprietary Pale Moon redistribution license.
Hmm. An obsolete version of firefox that comes with a proprietary license. Who wouldn't want that!
 
Old 06-18-2014, 05:57 PM   #6
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Bet you'd listen if the harley stole your credit card information, kept track of your browsing history, collected usernames and passwords, allowed malicious websites to execute arbitrary code on your computer....
Errrr, OK. Installing Pale Moon did all of that? Must be the best kept secret on the net then. Errrr, Whats a credit card?
Don't ya know they don't give outlaw bikers those things?
 
Old 06-18-2014, 07:38 PM   #7
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The other thing that leaves a bad taste is the suggested $2 minimum donation to cover "fees". I'll be keeping well away from this.
Not to stir up trouble or anything, but Ubuntu also suggests a $2.00 donation when you click to download.

Just sayin'.
 
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:47 PM   #8
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I have tried it and the source code is here:
http://www.palemoon.org/sourcecode.shtml

As for the binaries, they carry the same restrictions as Firefox, i.e. they may only be redistributed if branding is removed (hence the IceCat/Weasel/etc. spinoffs).
http://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=2660

I'll keep monitoring the Australis situation. I'm still using 24.x ESR and will continue to do so until the new ESR comes out. I'll try that and then decide what to do. There is an extension that might fix it:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...themerestorer/
Haven't tried it yet, but will do so then.
 
Old 06-18-2014, 08:29 PM   #9
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I like Nightly, like Sid++ "testing only!"

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Old 06-18-2014, 08:33 PM   #10
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Not to stir up trouble or anything, but Ubuntu also suggests a $2.00 donation when you click to download.

Just sayin'.
If it's through Ubuntu it must be O.K..
 
Old 06-18-2014, 08:34 PM   #11
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Hi,
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Not to stir up trouble or anything
:-)

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but Ubuntu also suggests a $2.00 donation when you click to download.
I rest my case.

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Old 06-18-2014, 08:51 PM   #12
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If you find the application useful please support my development efforts
Yeah, in the Biker world. We will spend 2 bucks on a beer to show a bro appreciation for helping a bro out.

I have donated time,effort,and dollars to open source projects.
Guess I am old school.
 
Old 06-18-2014, 08:54 PM   #13
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But; did you try out PaleMoon, looks windowish to me?

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Old 06-18-2014, 09:00 PM   #14
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But; did you try out PaleMoon, looks windowish to me?
Yep

http://postmyimage.com/img2/631_palemoon_rok_tn.jpg

Only I would run that skin on this forum.

And only I would screw up the link

http://postmyimage.com/img2/631_palemoon_rok_tn.jpg

twice

http://postmyimage.com/img2/631_palemoon_rok.jpg

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Old 06-18-2014, 09:03 PM   #15
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I've certainly donated what I hope is my share, but it has been because I supported the projects, not because I got dunned.
 
  


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