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Firefox Drops to 3rd Place

I remember driving to the mall with my dad, to buy a copy of Netscape Navigator 1.2 on floppy disks. Since that time I’ve had a soft spot for Netscape and its successors, including Firebird and the increasingly irrelevant Firefox.


This month comes the news that Firefox has fallen to 3rd place, with more users on both Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

Life’s too short to waste time on a third place browser.  I am writing this on Google Chrome, and regularly use Internet Explorer.  But I’ve uninstalled Firefox.

Upgraded to Classilla 9.2

I support a fleet of three classic iMacs, so I was delighted to update to Clasilla 9.2:

Classilla is a free, open source browser for Mac OS 9*
Classilla is bringing back web browser support to your classic Macintosh — built on WaMCom, a port of Mozilla to classic Macintosh systems, using the same technology underpinning the popular Firefox browser. It’s completely free and it’s open source, and it’s standards-compliant. Use it without cost or restriction; or, if you’ve got the skills, hack it and make it your own. Classilla brings your wonderful old Power Macintoshes back to life and back online.

Thanks Classilla!

Major Props to Classilla

I have to give major props to Classilla, which I heard about from Slashdot and Ars Technica. Classilla is a new port of the Mozilla browser suit to the Classic Mac operating system (OS 8.6 and later). In addition to my studies I support an office with three Classic Macs, and Classilla makes everyone’s lives a lot easier. As there had not been a new Mozilla browser since Mozilla 1.2.1 or so, this is a big improvement. More sites are compatible, and the HTML and javascript rendering is much faster.

So, big props to Classilla, the Mozilla Foundation, and all others who are working on this wonderful “pre-alpha” project. Thanks!