• @Imgonnatrythis
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    212 days ago

    I think I understand your perspective but lambasting people online for their browser choices is gross. Vivaldi has a respectable privacy oriented mission. Im not telling you to use it. You are telling me not to. Your strategy is inflammatory. Simply disagree that Vivaldi should be “lumped in” with other chromium browsers when they are practically trying to undermine everything that Google is doing with a highly functional browser that has real curb appeal since it can look and feel like chrome but can actually do way more out of the box without adding extensions. If your goal is some higher level martyrdom, sure use librewolf etc. If you want a powerful flexible browser that protects your personal privacy way better than chrome, it’s a reasonable choice.

    • JackbyDev
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      712 days ago

      You’re right, let’s cool things down. This is definitely something I feel strongly about and I’ve been stressed the past day or so. It’s possible some of that anger slipped out in my phrasing.

      When I say “Fuck Chromium based browsers” I don’t mean to imply something like “Fuck you for using them,” even though I do believe you shouldn’t use them. It’s not that serious. But I see how saying “Fuck the thing you chose” followed by “Don’t use that thing” can feel way too aggressive. I’m sorry that it felt like I was attacking you personally. ❤️

      • @[email protected]
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        12 days ago

        As a bystander I just want to applaud you for that awesome display of control and de-escalation. It’s too easy to get carried away online and forget that we’re all people, way to be better!

        For the record I’m also a Vivaldi user mainly because Chromium browsers make work easier for me but I refuse to use Chrome. However, as soon as Firefox fully supports sidebar tabs without an extension or CSS modifications I’m going to try to completely jump aboard.