• Firefox offers better privacy and security than Chrome, with upcoming support for 200 new add-ons. • While Chrome dominates, Firefox gains ground with user-friendly browsing experience and open-source model. • Mozilla’s focus on user privacy and transparency challenges Google’s ad-centric approach, making Firefox a viable alternative.

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    8 months ago

    This is what I do as well. Fortunately, Apple doesn’t really need to make money from the browser, so imo it’s still the “cleanest” experience. Meaning, It’s just a browser. It doesn’t want to sell you a VPN or crypto or get you to upgrade to a paid tier reading service, and integration in the ecosystem is obviously better.

    I still really like Firefox, and that’s what I use as a backup on Macs, and primary on my PCs. There have been increasing number of rumors though that Apple is going to open up the App Store requirements in some way though that might allow Firefox to use it’s own engine on iOS, and if they do that I’ll probably switch over for a while and kick the tires.

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      8 months ago

      If you have iOS devices, it doesn’t make sense to use Firefox at all. Since the engine is still webkit. Firefox on iOS is also extremely buggy. All browsers on iOS are essentially the same but with different skins. So why not stick to Safari?

      Android however is a different story altogether as Firefox can run its own engine, its own add ons etc. And it’s frankly the best mobile browser.

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        8 months ago

        Generally, yes, but if you’re in a mixed environment than Firefox makes some sense because at least for me, I want cross-browser syncing on all of the devices I use most. I have a PC for gaming and the occasional need to use a PC at work, so I keep Firefox on iOS for this type of thing, but that mostly just acts as a place to push things to from Safari.

        Even if they do use the same browser engine, the feature sets may be worth it. Orion, for example, I really wanted to like and work well since you can use a lot of the desktop add ons in both the Firefox and Chrome add-on store, but it was just too buggy to daily drive.