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Crazy like a (Fire)Fox

While it used to be the leading alternative to Internet Explorer (and others), Firefox has seen its market share erode steadily since the 2008 debut of Google Chrome. The Mozilla Foundation has made several oft-controversial bids at relevancy, including native video chat, Pocket integration, a mobile browser (and OS), a UI overhaul, and a rapid release schedule that's reached version 40 (and counting). But the latest proposal -- part of a reboot of the stalled Electrolysis multiprocessing project -- will prove the most daunting. Although it will modernize the browser's architecture, it also deprecates the longtime XUL framework in favor of more limited and Chrome-like "web extensions" -- requiring Firefox's vast catalog of powerful add-ons to be rewritten from scratch or cease functioning. While developers will have until 2017 to fully adapt, opinion is divided -- NoScript's Giorgio Maone reassures doubters, while the DownThemAll! team says "it feels like I just learned my dear old friend Firefox is going to die." [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Aug 22, 2015 - 216 comments

Fitter. Happier. More Productive. Not visiting MetaFilter too much.

Pay the Piper -- Where Todos Fight Distractions! [via mefi projects]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 1, 2014 - 16 comments

What's cooler than [1965 avg. CEO pay]? The [box office sales of Jaws].

Tumblr's $1.1 Billion price-tag instinctively seems very high to most of us, but without context, numbers this huge are often literally unfathomable to the masses. To help readers gain perspective on the huge numbers commonly tossed around by the media, researcher Glen Chiacchieri has created Dictionary of Numbers, a Google Chrome extension that automatically adds context to huge numbers printed in the web pages that you read. [more inside]
posted by schmod on May 20, 2013 - 51 comments

If you have work to do today, please consider doing that work before installing Angry Birds.

Angry Birds beta, free for Google Chrome. Previously. Conan.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on May 11, 2011 - 121 comments

Because It Gets Better

Google Chrome's commercial features Dan Savage's It Gets Better Project SYTL.
posted by jenlovesponies on May 3, 2011 - 54 comments

Turn the web into your personal music library.

ExtensionFM is a Chrome extension that picks up links to mp3s as you browse the web and adds them to a media library.
posted by OverlappingElvis on Jul 15, 2010 - 14 comments

Google's speedy little red browser.

You may have heard about Google's new Chrome browser (previously). Did you know that where it really shines right now is on speed, especially with rendering JavaScript? vs Firefox, IE, Safari. vs Opera. video vs Firefox. and also vs IE, Firefox on tests other than JS handling. Not bad for being in beta, at version 0.2.
posted by tybeet on Sep 11, 2008 - 73 comments

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