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    They've also tried to use LLVM for a JavaScript...

    They've also tried to use LLVM for a JavaScript JIT and it was pretty bad.
  2. I did tell I was guessing and I didn't have any...

    I did tell I was guessing and I didn't have any data.



    These statistics are gathered from viewers of w3resource.com, whose users are developers. So, they're much more likely to have Java than...
  3. Actually, you can choose what PDF reader you want...

    Actually, you can choose what PDF reader you want to use in Firefox.
  4. I would like to know where you take the data to...

    I would like to know where you take the data to back your assumptions.
    Without any statistics, talking is useless.



    asm.js is a subset of JavaScript. It is not bytecode.
    Anyway the point is...
  5. I don't have any numbers, but I think most people...

    I don't have any numbers, but I think most people don't have Java installed.
    I don't think it is as easy as it sounds, you need to write much more code to handle that. And the code to handle that...
  6. Well, C/C++ allow really BAD things to happen, if...

    Well, C/C++ allow really BAD things to happen, if you don't use type casting correctly.

    There are pros and cons for both static and dynamic languages. For example with a dynamic language you can...
  7. I think JavaScript is now ready for more things...

    I think JavaScript is now ready for more things than before. There's been so much progress in its performance that it can now run heavy games flawlessly (like the Unreal engine or Unity).
  8. Basically everyone has a web browser, so you...

    Basically everyone has a web browser, so you don't need to worry about distributing it. Instead with Java, Python, etc., you don't know if users have the JVM, a Python interpreter, etc..



    With...
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    Well, this isn't true. They've used the webkit...

    Well, this isn't true. They've used the webkit browser engine, and in a browser the browser engine is definitely the most difficult part to write (indeed no one writes new browser engines, even Apple...
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    Some default images in place of empty spaces are...

    Some default images in place of empty spaces are shit? I think this reaction is absurd.

    Anyway, Iceweasel is maintained by a Mozilla developer too.
  11. "there hasn't been much work in recent time on...

    "there hasn't been much work in recent time on the Firefox desktop browser to better utilize multiple threads"

    Actually Firefox is multi-threaded and in the last years threads are being used more...
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    Firefox OS isn't "just a neutered version of...

    Firefox OS isn't "just a neutered version of Android". It's completely different, they only have in common the Linux kernel and the drivers, everything else is different.

    I don't know if it's...
  13. Yeah, I guess Mozilla is just not as good as...

    Yeah, I guess Mozilla is just not as good as Google when it comes to marketing :D

    Anyway I don't see what's the difference between an application written in JS/HTML and an application written in...
  14. Firefox has supported this since last year (on...

    Firefox has supported this since last year (on every OS: Linux, *BSD, Mac, Windows, Android, Firefox OS).
  15. Does this mean that now nouveau supports optimus?

    Does this mean that now nouveau supports optimus?
  16. The support for ST3C with Mesa landed in Firefox...

    The support for ST3C with Mesa landed in Firefox 17 and has been backported to Firefox 16: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=774134
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    Lack of standardization

    The main problem in my opinion is the lack of standardization, not only between distributions, but also between desktop environments.
    And Linux needs a common way to install/remove applications.
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    Firefox already has support for the Opus codec:...

    Firefox already has support for the Opus codec: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=674225
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    This is false. Firefox is on par with IE9 in this...

    This is false. Firefox is on par with IE9 in this field, in many tests they both manage to run at 60 FPS. Indeed in a lot of tests Firefox is faster.
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    Michael you missed the point. This feature isn't...

    Michael you missed the point. This feature isn't about un-blacklisting LLVMPipe, it is about using this software rendering driver when your hardware driver is blacklisted, so that WebGL can be used...
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