I've been using FF for many years (10+), have auto updates, and have not had anything break in years. I don't go nuts with extensions, just have an adblocker, no issues. Like, what are you doing that things are breaking for you???And the latest firefox update just broke all fixes (again) I implemented against the god awful proton ui design. It's like they are trying to drive away users.
You said it yourself you are not using any extensions and add-ons, just use whatever they give you as is, then what is there to break?I've been using FF for many years (10+), have auto updates, and have not had anything break in years. I don't go nuts with extensions, just have an adblocker, no issues. Like, what are you doing that things are breaking for you???
Trying to sync my google with chromium on my Pi just freezes it indefinitely.I really can't see what the issue is with the Proton UI: It's a browser, it presents like a browser, it works like a browser. How many extensions do you need? I run uBlock, Lastpass and a user agent switcher - They all run fine.
As for Google compatibility, it would be nice if they didn't break Gmail/Youtube/Google Workspace logins under Chromium on the Raspberry Pi; as logging back into all my accounts every session is becoming more than a little tiring. I don't have any issues with Firefox ESR on the same machine.
All browsers suck but some suck worse than others.
There are days when I wish the Internet (apart from academia) didn't exist. It was a lot more fun back then.
Will never happen. Bandwidth requirements have changed. Back then it was all just a few rich hobbyists, now it's every dumbfuk with a cellphone, plus botnets. Also html5 and all the web programming has turned into hot garbage. People used to handwrite website's. Now it's a hodgepodge of stolen or Foss code and made in a WYSIWYG editor. I used to read news sites on 26.4kbps just fine, now 80mbps is barely good enough.The internet was great even after it was all academia.
What ruined it was when suddenly people expected to make money on it.
Back in the 90's and early 2000's if there was a server you really liked, it was probably run on a spare computer under some hobbyists desk.
It was never intended to be their job. If they put up a banner ad it was just to try to offset some of the bandwidth/hosting costs.
The internet went sideways as soon as people decided they were going to make it their full time job and earn money running their blog, or their forums, or their website or their YouTube channel.
Same with YouTube. Back in the beginnig it was a pretty decent clip sharing site. Then as soon as Google started paying content creators ad money, it went to complete shit.
We can fix it. We just have to ban any and a.collection and monetization of user data.
All of the data brokers and all of the software/apps that collect data and all of the ad services that use that data for advertising just need to be permanently killed.
Once that happens we will have the good internet back. A demonetized internet, where every site that is on it is there because some geek has a passion for the topic and volunteers their own time without earning a dime.