The user has basic computer literacy, which is why having auto updates is something they’d like for the convenience. Addons are needed for uBlock Origins and such.

Having used Firefox for so many years, I honestly haven’t a clue. Should i go with just vanilla Chromium? Or are there better options? Thanks in advance, Lemmy.

      3 years ago

      Their reasoning is even more ridiculous.

      If Vivaldi browser is so close to being released under a unified open-source license, why isn’t it?

      The Vivaldi UI is truly what makes the browser unique. As such, it is our most valuable asset in terms of code.

      We don’t publish it under an open-source license and only release obfuscated versions of it. The obfuscation is partly there to improve performance, but it also very much is the first line of defense, to prevent other parties from taking the code and building an equivalent browser (essentially a fork) too easily.

      It’s a major red flag if an “open source project” is against forks because of “competitive reasons”. You should not be in the open source business if that’s what you fear. The ability to fork leads to innovation, proprietary software and patents stop innovation.

      Stop supporting companies who are against innovation and are purely driven off profit, with no actual care for whether the product is good or not for the end-consumer.