22 thoughts on “What's Next for Firefox? Online Services, Of Course!”

  1. While I understand the motivation, it seems like this would add a lot of redundancy with services like Google Gears and addons like Google Browser Sync which can continuously sync your profile across computers. To top that off, Google’s not the only one developing such services, and it’s also only a matter of time before such services get worked into more online apps (i.e. Zoho already uses Gears for offline access).

    Given the work that’s already being done, it makes me question what the purpose would be for Mozilla to pursue the goals they mentioned…particularly as people are already complaining about how light Firefox used to be.

  2. IMO, the best service they can do us is to stop their browser from crashing so often. Have you noticed how frequently they patch-update Firefox these days? It reminds me of Windows.

  3. call me naive but i would trust mozilla corp more than most other private entities

    BUT, at this point the best strategy an advanced user can undertake is to have their own domain. a minor hassle, but this is the only way to exert full control and maintain privacy

  4. I would pay for these features. I’d much rather pay Mozilla to host these services than give it to Google to do with as they please.
    [oddly enough i do use gmail for some things]

    The most important aspects of this for me is that Mozilla is trustworthy to the core and that they understand that the choice should be given to the individual – opt-in for third parties is the way to go.

    Mozilla developers – keep rocking it…

  5. @Umang: Are you using the same browser we are? In my experience using Firefox, it has crashed on me (literally) twice. I restart the thing and it restores my session. That’s on various computers with different OS’s and capabilities.

  6. I must admit, even though there are minor glitches (such as high memory consumption, minor tab errors, etc..) to firefox, i find it superior to other browsers on the market.

  7. Whats the big deal here? So your bookmarks are exposed, your browser history and what pages you visited today. Who the hell cares? Its not like information on your surfing habits don’t exist already.

    Everything you do online is tracked, get over it and get a life.

    If your concerned about someone having access to your bookmarks then you should stop smoking pot.

  8. [..] Where is Minimo?? Mozilla should have also got into a mobile browser market much earlier where Opera, IE and Safari are solidly gaining ground.

    Mozilla should also develop a Firefox variant which can be installed directly on hardware. Beat the Google OS before it rises. Mozilla can become the force to reckon and they can capture very center of Cyber space.[..]

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