Mozilla releases Firefox 47 with performance monitor and more HTML5 video support

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The latest version of Mozilla’s browser, Firefox 47, comes with additional HTML5 video support and new developer features. Mozilla today released the stable version of version 47 of its browser which was in beta since April this year.

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One thing I really wish Mozilla’s development team would do is get an Intel Atom based computer and tweak Firefox until it works well on this.

Lately Firefox has been getting quite sluggish with multimedia heavy websites and all this performance monitor does is confirm this such as with the Amazon Today’s Deals listing on my ageing Workplace PC:

Sure Amazon’s could do its bit to improve the responsiveness of its webpages, but if I load the same webpages in Google Chrome, it’s a heck of a lot more responsive, especially browsing between the page #'s on the Today’s Deals than Firefox.

I already tried Firefox on an Atom based PC (with the Z3735F CPU) and it was practically unusable with most websites, yet both IE11 and Chrome performed quite well on the same computer.

Another new HTML5 video feature is that the latest version of Firefox can now also play HTML5 embedded Youtube videos if Flash is not installed.
Great, Mozilla is continuing to sell its soul (and its users) to the DRM devil. This coming from the “non-profit” organization that claims to be all about free and open source software. As Richard Stallman once said: “You can’t restrict people by respecting their freedom. You only restrict them by taking away their freedom.” DRM has been a threat to people’s freedom since day one. It should be considered to be malware, since it likely has backdoors and surveillance features in it. Also, anti-circumvention laws, such as those found in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, make DRM all the more dangerous: if you get caught trying to regain even the smallest amount of your freedom, you will get sued like there’s no tomorrow.

Also, it probably goes without saying that DRM doesn’t do its supposed purpose of stopping copyright infringement. If you need proof, look up any news report that mentions the word “torrent”. Many of these news articles are over a decade old. Others are brand new. Somehow, they almost always end up saying the exact same thing.