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  • Etzos
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    These are just the tiles on the new tab page, so they're not really ads in the strictest sense. Really, I don't see how this is any different than having Google as the home page and default search. It's not like the tiles are going to be loading content dynamically (article says they're pre-packaged) and since they're going to be pre-packaged that means they're likely to be very trusted sites that have been screened by Mozilla, so I don't see any threat of malware or the like. And they're only visible when you have a new profiles since the tiles get replaced by sites that you visit often. I just don't understand why everyone assumes malice on Mozilla's behalf every time they change something.

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  • iniudan
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    For people not understanding the why of this decision, you do know that Mozilla Foundation revenue mostly come from Google (like 300 out of 311 million were from Google in 2012), thus Mozilla need an alternative source of founding, else it might fall apart, if Google ever pull out.

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  • TemplarGR
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    Originally posted by Detructor View Post
    aaand ad blocker enabled again.

    Capitalism is one of the worst possible systems. It's only used because most people are too stupid to see through it. The fact that the stocksystem is still up and running is a further proof that the reason capitalism works is based upon the stupidity of the masses.

    As Capitalism is the current system, of course everyone needs money to survive. (if he doesn't want to kill other people or steal from other people, that is.) But it's one thing to live in a system and accept that it's not currently changeable and a completely different thing to not accept but think that the system is the best there is and making a religion out of it.
    This.

    I am sorry folks, but Capitalism is a fraud. It is a system designed to exploit the many for the benefit of the few. I can understand needing money since we are still living inside that system, but to say it is good?

    Michael, you may know a few things about open source, but on politics and economics, just stop it right there... But i am sure this is just a way to make more money, since this will turn to a flame...

    PS: Firefox is done for me. I don't care about their profits. I am not their mother. I am using Chromium currently and will be sticking to that, thank you very much...

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  • ObiWan
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    Originally posted by middy View Post
    Sigh. Why Mozilla why.

    I'm hoping there will be a way to disable it in about:config or at boot time if compiling nightly...
    Well it's only visible with a fresh profile, and there you will just need a click on the X button on the right corner of the bookmark image and it's gone.

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  • Luke_Wolf
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    Originally posted by Detructor View Post
    aaand ad blocker enabled again.

    Capitalism is one of the worst possible systems. It's only used because most people are too stupid to see through it. The fact that the stocksystem is still up and running is a further proof that the reason capitalism works is based upon the stupidity of the masses.

    As Capitalism is the current system, of course everyone needs money to survive. (if he doesn't want to kill other people or steal from other people, that is.) But it's one thing to live in a system and accept that it's not currently changeable and a completely different thing to not accept but think that the system is the best there is and making a religion out of it.
    You mean Corporatism not Capitalism, Capitalism hasn't been used in practice in hundreds of years, and things like "public" companies (and hence stock markets) and intellectual property are inherently anti-capitalistic.

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  • middy
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    Sigh. Why Mozilla why.

    I'm hoping there will be a way to disable it in about:config or at boot time if compiling nightly...

    I'm sure debians version won't have it included.

    On a side note, anyone know how to get a 64bit client of chromium on windows?

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  • Pajn
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    Originally posted by computerquip View Post
    Chrome does not have embedded ads. As far as I know, it's just chromium with proprietary extensions from people like Adobe and Google.
    Whole Chrome is an ad for Google and its services

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  • Aeder
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    Originally posted by ObiWan View Post
    It's just some default bookmarks on the new tab page, like Opera, nothing to really worry about.
    And only on fresh profiles.
    This. Nothing in the original article indicates that it will be dynamic advertising like the one Phoronix does. It will probably be just a few preloaded bookmarks and tiles with sponsored urls tailored to each geograpgical region.

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  • Dukenukemx
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    Originally posted by Michael Larabel
    As a longtime Firefox user myself, I don't mind at all Mozilla pushing these basic ads into the browser as they better try to capitalize off the web browser.
    As a longtime FireFox user myself, I'll enjoy using modified versions that disable the ads. Cause it is open source after all.
    Ads are a way of life on the Internet; as a publisher myself dependent upon ads for making a living, and believer in capitalism, great job Mozilla.
    Ads? What ads? I see no ads.

    BTW, the last time I had ads enabled on your website, a random popup would obliterate my screen. Ever get around to fixing that?

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  • computerquip
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    Chrome does not have embedded ads. As far as I know, it's just chromium with proprietary extensions from people like Adobe and Google.

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