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are there advertisements in this version?There will be at some point...
[bbc.co.uk ]Mozilla has said it will test a plan that puts ads and sponsored content on the boxes that appear when Firefox users launch a new tab on the browser.
A lot of our community found the language hard to decipher, and worried that we were going to turn Firefox into a mess of logos sold to the highest bidder; without user control, without user benefit.
Thatís not going to happen.New Tab Experiments [blog.mozilla.org]
But we will experiment. In the coming weeks, weíll be landing tests on our pre-release channels to see whether we can make things like the new tab page more useful, particularly for fresh installs of Firefox, where we donít yet have any recommendations to make from your history.
With version 8.5 (released in 2005) the advertisements were removed entirely and primary financial support for the browser came through revenue from Google (which is by contract Opera's default search engine)
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I don't like the idea of circumventing ads... generally they're relevant and they pay the bills of the services I use.
Every thing they have done has made it more difficult to customize Firefox forcing the need for more extensions to do what previously could be done natively.
why would a *paid* opt-out option be ok?
I've set Firefox to open my startpage when I open a new tab. There sure is no advertising there.
Mozilla is run by people not competent enough to perform janitorial duties let alone run a browser. Every thing they have done has made it more difficult to customize Firefox forcing the need for more extensions to do what previously could be done natively.
what is the problem with Firefox and others being completely financially dependent on Google?
In all those cases if your one "customer" decides not to "buy" from you anymore, you instantly disappear as a viable company unless you find another funding source.