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Mozilla in 2012 – The Year in Review

A look back at the busy year that Mozilla has had in 2012…

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Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 12/19/12

Comments (9)

  1. Annoyed

    Did anyone really notice any of those things other than all the annoying upgrades?

    Here’s a suggestion for your Mozilla developers in case you’re thinking of adding any more “improvements”: if I wanted a IM client or a word processor or even a calendar I wouldn’t be using a browser! I don’t know if you plan on adding those things or not but leaving the kitchen sink out might also be a good idea.

  2. llboudreau

    I agree with annoyed. Mozilla is beginning to take on the same personna as Microsoft and Google who’s collective and corporate mindset is “bigger is better but profits are paramount”. I have been a long time user of Firefox, a clean, efficient and complete browser. Cluttering it up with unwanted and often unwarranted features will send me looking for a browser such Firefox once was. And while I am on this rant, I’ll just toss this out to evryone in general. Why does every website now need to know all my private data?

  3. Bal√°zs

    These “new features””social api”and “enhancements”made me switch to Pale Moon-a Windows-optimized Firefox-a fine browser without all these nonsenses Mozilla is so proud of.

  4. diggerjohn111

    I was a Firefox beta tester several years ago, I went over to Chrome last year and haven’t looked back. I don’t even have FF on my current computer.

  5. WhytteDragun

    Oh no, my Firefox is faster and uses less memory! Stop breaking it, Mozilla!
    Come on people, the new features aren’t even visible unless you enable them. The “annoying upgrades” only make a difference if you’re one of those people that have 50 toolbars or other addons. If you don’t the only thing you’ll notice is a 10 second window every couple months that says it’s checking for compatibility and then you’re right back to browsing.
    Oh and by the way, that first line was sarcasm, in case some of you didn’t catch that.

  6. Michael

    Go Opera! :-)

  7. Also Annoyed

    I have been a FF fan ever sense I learned about it years ago. I have advocated it’s use to anyone that would listen to me and have placed it on dozens of PCs I’ve worked on. That all said, Mozilla is clearly losing their way with FF. Copying Chrome’s insane release schedule is one of the biggest signs. I honestly don’t think it will be around much longer. I predict unless they wake up, it will be nothing but a memory in 5 years… :(

  8. also annoyed 2

    I loved FF in the beginning but hardly ever use it now since it’s become so slow and has frequent script problems. I switched to Chrome with much better results. Sometimes leaving a good thing alone is the best policy. All these upgrades have just made things worse.

  9. Riddle

    It’s better than selling my soul to Google or Microsoft . I’ll skip the speech/beer thing now .

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