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No proprietary extensions for me!

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 151.188.247.104] on December 29, 2008 09:57 PM
I don't care how "useful" something purports to be. If it's at work and required for my job (thus my mortgage), then I'll grudgingly use it, while looking for a Free alternative.

But on my personal gear, I am of course not bound by that restriction. Proprietary extensions/plugins/whatever-ins do not exist on my boxes. If I allowed that crap, hell, I might as well go back to Windows and Internet Exploder then, 'cuz it would defeat the point of using Firefox or another Free browser (I use GNU/Linux and OpenBSD). If I want to watch YouTube movies, no problem, that's what youtube-dl is for. WMV's, I treat like the bubonic plague (same with QuickCrime). If I can't play it with Free Software, then I don't need it.

You want a good Free Software extension that is actually very useful? Try out NoScript. It's wonderful.

--SYG

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