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Pale Moon: Addressing Hot Topics & Misconceptions
« on: May 17, 2014, 12:42:21 AM »
I think for the sake of clarity, it is best to quote Moonchild's post in full:
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To provide some clarity, here's an announcement about a few hot topics and general misconceptions:
  • Pale Moon is in no way affiliated with the (for-profit) Mozilla Corporation or (non-profit) Mozilla Foundation.
  • Pale  Moon will continue, now and in the future, to have a familiar set of  controls and efficient, intuitive UI. "Australis", the Firefox 29 new  interface, will not be adopted in Pale Moon.
  • Pale Moon will not  implement DRM, including but not limited to "EME" or Adobe's  closed-source encryption module. If you wish to access DRM-protected  content, you should use a site-specific, appropriate plugin.
  • Pale Moon will not implement advertisements on its QuickDial page.
  • Pale  Moon implements all of the most recent security patches. Don't be  fooled by the major version number "24", which is maintained solely for  (clarity about) extension compatibility.
  • Pale Moon, including  the 64-bit version, is built strictly from release code. Unstable and  experimental (nightly) code is never used.
  • Despite what certain  people insist on perpetuating, Pale Moon is not a "simple rebuild" of  Firefox with some reconfigurations. A lot of work has gone into Pale  Moon to create and maintain its current feature set, user interface,  stability and performance. It is an alternative, divergent browser  project that cannot be directly compared with Firefox anymore.


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Re: Pale Moon: Addressing Hot Topics & Misconceptions
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014, 11:02:03 AM »
Nice to know one Firefox based browser will still be available for the nearly 27% of Windows XP users around the globe that need to be without Flash to be safer.
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Re: Pale Moon: Addressing Hot Topics & Misconceptions
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2014, 01:32:27 PM »
Hmmm, from Corrine/Moonchild's comments, what is a "site-specific plugin" in this context? I am familiar with site-specific plugins for WordPress - but those are for the site developers and webpages, not our browsers - unless I am way off base here.
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Re: Pale Moon: Addressing Hot Topics & Misconceptions
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2014, 05:42:16 PM »
I think that likely means going to the Adobe.com website to get Flash plugin there rather than expecting it to to be built into the browser like IE, Chrome, and now Firefox. At least that's what I got out of it...

That is if your browser and operating system are still supported by Flash.

Insert particular plugin Java, etc. and their respective sites...
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Re: Pale Moon: Addressing Hot Topics & Misconceptions
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2014, 06:16:31 PM »
That's probably it. This article would seem to agree with your interpretation - but it also implies that Pale Moon is making a mistake - at least in terms of a business decision.
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Re: Pale Moon: Addressing Hot Topics & Misconceptions
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2014, 02:42:00 AM »
That's probably it. This article would seem to agree with your interpretation - but it also implies that Pale Moon is making a mistake - at least in terms of a business decision.

At least until Windows XP is down to way less than 10% of users around the world (currently still 26.29% see bottom of the article), I think Pale Moon is doing the best they can to keep Windows XP users safer by not including it.
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Re: Pale Moon: Addressing Hot Topics & Misconceptions
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2014, 01:22:51 PM »
I guess time will tell. I hope it does not doom Pale Moon to obscurity. The big-3 need upstarts nipping at their heels to keep innovations (and consumer options) coming.
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Re: Pale Moon: Addressing Hot Topics & Misconceptions
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2014, 02:35:42 PM »
I hear ya Bill!  :mitch:
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Re: Pale Moon: Addressing Hot Topics & Misconceptions
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2014, 08:49:03 PM »
Nice background and review of PaleMoon:  Pale Moon – Your browser, Your way.


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Re: Pale Moon: Addressing Hot Topics & Misconceptions
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2014, 03:19:00 PM »
Nice background and review of PaleMoon:  Pale Moon – Your browser, Your way.

That is great! I can't wait till they get a Mac version going. Also would like to see a Raspberry Pi version for Debian based Raspbian and Arch Linux too.

The Portable version is my favorite!
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Re: Pale Moon: Addressing Hot Topics & Misconceptions
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2014, 04:17:29 PM »
Welcome back Corrine!  :hug:
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Re: Pale Moon: Addressing Hot Topics & Misconceptions
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2014, 04:52:26 PM »
Hi, Bill.  Thank you.  I'm here and yet not here but I'm sure you understand.  :hug:


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Re: Pale Moon: Addressing Hot Topics & Misconceptions
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2014, 05:14:22 PM »
I do - completely.
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