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Mozilla Firefox asking for user donations - huh?

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    Mozilla Firefox asking for user donations - huh?


    Mozilla Firefox asking for user donations - huh?


    Mozilla Firefox has a notice appearing in Firefox on startup asking for donations from users.


    They just dropped Google as a search engine to jump to Yahoo.

    It is reported they made $ 1-billion dollars in the just ended 3-year agreement with Google. That's $ 1-billion dollars generated from Firefox user searches from the advertising contained in Google searches. So our use of Firefox is generating money for Mozilla.

    They must have jumped to Yahoo for even more money.


    What's the deal with rattling their tin cup at users begging for a few dollars?


    It irritated me so much, I removed Mozilla Firefox from my computer.


    CNN News story:


    Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo as default search engine
    Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo as default search engine - Nov. 20, 2014

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    Oral Roberts all over again ????
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    From what I read in past articles, they didn't jump to Yahoo for more money, but to keep revenue rolling in. Initially, before Google launched it's own Chrome browser, Google paid FF for every search done through their engine. Nowadays, Google has no reason to do that being that they have Chrome, which has become a successful browser. Some analysts predicted this would be the last year that FF & Google had a partnership. They were correct on that. Basically FF was left hanging, loosing a major part of their revenue.

    I have seen the addition of ads as well as asking for donations. All part of keeping revenue rolling in. It has to come from somewhere. Hence they reason so many software companies nowadays have bundled toolbars & other extra software to their programs.
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    Windows 8.1 with Bing


    Quote Originally Posted by Antilope View Post
    Mozilla Firefox asking for user donations - huh?


    Mozilla Firefox has a notice appearing in Firefox on startup asking for donations from users.


    They just dropped Google as a search engine to jump to Yahoo.

    It is reported they made $ 1-billion dollars in the just ended 3-year agreement with Google. That's $ 1-billion dollars generated from Firefox user searches from the advertising contained in Google searches. So our use of Firefox is generating money for Mozilla.

    They must have jumped to Yahoo for even more money.


    What's the deal with rattling their tin cup at users begging for a few dollars?


    It irritated me so much, I removed Mozilla Firefox from my computer.


    CNN News story:


    Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo as default search engine
    Firefox dumps Google for Yahoo as default search engine - Nov. 20, 2014
    I left firefox after 31. All the updates make Firefox bad. Go to Google Chrome. It's a decent browser that ASK for users opinions and not the companys
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
    ...Hence they reason so many software companies nowadays have bundled toolbars & other extra software to their programs.
    That gets on my nerves. I should be able to just run an installer and click next>next>next but now I have to take the time to unlick everything.

    I have Firefox installed as an alternative browser but I do not really use it.
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    Unfortunately "free" has a price tag somewhere down the line, saw a 'wiki' page earlier today that had a banner asking for $3.00 donations.
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    For the past three years, Mozilla has been living high on the hog, thanks to a search deal with Google that paid $300 million a year for the past three years.

    That Google deal expired in November. As the clock ticked down, Mozilla announced a new five-year (U.S.-only) search partnership with Yahoo but pointedly resisted specifying its terms. A look at Mozilla's balance sheet raises questions about its long-term prospects, especially as it tries to move aggressively into the mobile sector with its own Firefox OS.

    It hasn't been a great year for Mozilla. In March, Firefox Vice President Johnathan Nightingale publicly threw in the towel on a long and expensive development effort to build a touch-capable Firefox for the Windows 8 Metro interface. That same month, co-founder Brendan Eich became CEO but lasted less than two weeks before resigning over a controversial political donation.

    A couple of tidbits worth noting: In the immediate aftermath of the Google deal's expiration, Mozilla has added a solicitation for contributions on its landing page.

    There's nothing wrong with that move, but the timing suggests that the Yahoo deal isn't as lucrative as Mozilla needs to fund its big dreams, especially after the unexpected announcement two weeks ago of its intentions to resume development of Firefox for iOS.
    http://www.zdnet.com/article/did-the...tag=TRE5369823
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    127.0.0.1
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Firefox kinda sucks anyways. It always pauses any code executing in tabs that are not active, which breaks some web apps (Chrome does not seem to do this). If Mozilla wants revenue, maybe they should fix Firefox?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zEric7x View Post
    That gets on my nerves. I should be able to just run an installer and click next>next>next but now I have to take the time to unlick everything.
    That can be easily achieved by using Chocolatey repository and package manager to install software. Silently install multiple programs with one command, no "Would you also like this and that?" checkboxes to deselect. See tutorial for more information: Chocolatey - Install Apps from Command Line.

    Kari
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    127.0.0.1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by zEric7x View Post
    That gets on my nerves. I should be able to just run an installer and click next>next>next but now I have to take the time to unlick everything.
    That can be easily achieved by using Chocolatey repository and package manager to install software. Silently install multiple programs with one command, no "Would you also like this and that?" checkboxes to deselect. See tutorial for more information: Chocolatey - Install Apps from Command Line.

    Kari
    Too bad I can't rep due to the forum this thread is in. Anyways, thanks. GUIs certainly have their place, but the CLI is more efficient for some tasks. Always liked being able to just use a command in Linux to install stuff.
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