Everything about Firefox has been strange lately.
The un-called-for Pocket integration. The useless Firefox Hello. Even little things, like the Chrome-ization of the UI. The force-signing of extensions. I’m sure there’s more…
Remember this Linus Torvalds quote?:
This “users are idiots, and are confused by functionality” mentality of Gnome is a disease. If you think your users are idiots, only idiots will use it. I don’t use Gnome, because in striving to be simple, it has long since reached the point where it simply doesn’t do what I need it to do.
But why? Anyone who doesn’t understand complexity is using IE or Chrome anyway.
Firefox’s entire selling point is that it’s an alternative to the idiot-proof browsers that are IE and Chrome.
Why is Mozilla trying to make Firefox the next Opera?