Andy Prough commented >> Firefox has the GNU/Linux distro market mostly to itself, since it comes pre-installed with nearly every distro. Google could actually complain about that in the same way if they wanted.
Why would they complain?
Chrome OS, is a Linux-based operating system designed by Google. ChromeOS is based on the Linux kernel. Without the Linux kernel, it would be nothing. Google Chrome is the default browser on ChromeOS. ChromeOS could quite possibly be more popular than all of the traditional Linux distros combined, because Chromebooks are getting very popular and ChromeOS is very popular according to statistics.
Chromebooks outsold Macs worldwide in 2020, cutting into Windows market share
I expect chromebooks to get even more popular, because they are cheap and ChromeOS has better security when compared to windows or mac. No other operating systems gets as much security issues as windows according to statistics. ChromeOS is based on Linux, that is why it has better security than windows or mac.
ChromeOS is inferior though when compared to some of the best operating systems based on Linux such as Fedora, Arch, Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, Gentoo. No reason to use Google crap software or their proprietary browser when superior options exist.
As a user of some Linux distros, i would expect a FOSS browser to be the default on FOSS operating systems or i will not use such operating systems. If any chromium-based browser was installed as default on an operating system, i would not use such an operating system. I would never use use AndroidOS, Windows, ChromeOS. Even though ChromeOS is based on Linux, i would never use it, simply because Google is an Ad-tech company, and a proprietary browser is the default browser on ChromeOS.
The most popular FOSS browser according to statistics is Firefox. It makes perfect sense why it would be installed by default on the best operating systems based on Linux.
Competing Chromium-based browsers use Google engineered/authored technology, the chromium-codebase, which gives that browser-codebase a type of monopoly, where Google can dicatate as to what web standards should be.
When using a FOSS distro, it is good practice to use Firefox, because it is the only FOSS browser with its own unique engine (Gecko) that contains excellent privacy/security/customizability and having something like over 10% of its codebase in outstanding new technology like the safe RUST programming language.
Unlike Chromium-based browsers, around 10% of Firefox uses Rust, a safer programming language which is specifically designed to be memory safe.
Some things to think about from the article below.
Roughly 70% of all serious security bugs in the Chrome codebase are memory management and safety bugs
Today, Rust is considered one of the safest programming languages, and an ideal replacement for C and C++, primarily due to Mozilla’s early efforts.
Google engineers say that their approach to sandboxing Chrome’s components has reached its maximum benefits when taking performance into account, and that the company must now look to new approaches.
Just read any tech news articles describing all the security problems/patches that Chrome or Chromium-based browsers get compared to Firefox. The so-called superior site isolation and sandboxing it has when compared to Firefox does not mean a whole lot, when it is Chrome that gets wayn more security problems according to statistics.
Google the ad-tech company are really the ultimate gatekeepers of what the Chromium codebase can do, they are known to have overwhelmingly the most commits to the chromium-project. It is no surprise why chromium-based browsers do not have as good privacy/customizability features as Firefox, because the chromium-codebase is PRIMARILY built for a proprietary browser. It is not a really intelligent argument to suggest that the chromium-codebase would have better security/privacy than Gecko/Rust, when one codebase is primarily developed for a proprietary browser (Chrome) and the other code has been developed for a FOSS browser.
Chromium-based browsers are inadequate, lacking, and sub par when compared to Firefox. An example why? Chromium-codebase is orimarily used for the development of a proprietary browser (Chrome). No security expert worth their salt would recommend proprietary software instead of FOSS. Another example? Mozilla invented RUST (Shows how talented they are) and Firefox on desktop is very customizable.
Also UBO works best on Firefox, but then again Mozilla is not Google, so that is to be expected. UBO Lite for inferior browsers lol.
Firefox is not perfect, but still more perfect than other browsers.
Karl REPLY to JonSnow >> You sound just like Iron Heart
I also think it is strange how some Anti-Firefox comments sometimes sound a lot like something Iron Heart would say, as if to praise, defend or support a narrative of his obsessive negativity against Firefox in the comments section on Ghacks in many browser news articles. Never forget that people say they create UBO filters especially for him, to block his comments from view lol.
I think this sounds like something Iron Heart would write.
Boo Hoo commented >> I am tech savvy, I know exactly how to everything regarding my browser of choice and search on my os. I still won’t choose Firefox. Because it’s sh*t.
Which sounds like a comment in support of Iron Hearts comments here
Iron Heart commented >> There is a clearly described setting in all operating systems for changing the default browser, and people are obviously not too dumb to use it either, otherwise Chrome would not have replaced the default of Windows and macOS for most people!
IronHeart commented >> people having to go to the settings once to change the default, which they are supposedly too dumb to do, while they are clearly capable of doing it in real life. Laughable.
Yash commented >> I feel sorry for your lack of knowledge on certain subjects and yet pretending like you know it all. So next time better do some research. By the way actual research and not another madainwhatever nonsense.
The know it all attitude Iron Heart has whilst literally not having a clue what he is talking about is very annoying, i would agree. He says he uses Google pixel phones, i guess he likes Google products in his pocket? He likes Google a lot, likes Google made authored code like the chromium-codebase? He dislikes FOSS like Firefox? He says he laughs at people saying he likes Google? Well if he really disliked Google, he would not be using Google pixel phones.
See here some more ignorant nonsense from Iron Heart
Iron Heart commented >> Default browser just means that any type of external link opens in there, not that it literally becomes part of the system
Edge browser is a browser that is very integrated with windows operating system, so was internet explorer, Edge is a big part of windows 10/11, very embedded into the OS. A lot of Iron Heart knowledge about browsers and operating systems = Uneducated nonsense.