Jesus, it’s like I’m shilling for ZDNet this morning! I’m just being lazy and am now catching up with some stuff that’s gone under radar while O:C was grabbing its fifteen minutes.
I love Firefox, been a supporter since early .9x days, hell, I used to use beta and alpha versions up to 2.0. But, Firefox has done the unthinkable, in terms of open source projects, and that’s become addicted to money from one particular source, namely Google. With Chrome use beginning to take momentum, it won’t be long before the well from Mountainview dries up, thus, so does all that funding, so most development will truly rely on unpaid volunteers once again. And I won’t have babealicious Mitchell Baker to fantasize about anymore. Not that it will matter, for Chrome’s purpose is to supplant all other browsers. You love it now, but Chrome is setting itself up as the Internet Explorer of the open source world. It will be ubiquitous on every OS on the freakin’ planet, I’m sure there’s some nerd writing versions for the Amiga and the Tandy Color Computer 3 running on Microware OS-9. Firefox is going to be crushed like a bug, probably be relegated as a nostalgic hobbyist relic like Sea Monkey (aka as the Mozilla internet suite) or worse, Haiku, ( an open source BeOS clone).
Hey, I still keep a copy
of the final iteration of the Netscape Navigator on all my XP & Linux laptops and computers as a memento mori . You can get one here, if you’re nostalgic .
Anyway, VP of Mozilla Mobile services Jay Sullivan was caught whistling in the dark or at least in a serious case of denial while bending Barry Collins ears at PC Pro
about how Firefox Mobile is going to kill the app store as we know it. If he’s on something, I want some of that and now, and we need to put as much as possible into the national water supply. Oh, wait, we already did that for eight years, hell, we had a previous president who acted like he fell into a cauldron of the stuff when he was a baby. At least, that’s what must have happened, right? It was all a big CIA hallucination? No? Crap!