It’s now official. The whole company has been informed that on 1 Jan 2005, the new Copyright Law would come into effect, with criminal penalties for offenders. At the same time, the new company IT security policy would also be implemented.
Mozilla Firefox was listed as one of the programs not allowed on our systems. Much has been sacrificed in the name of security. So I thought I should at least write my favourite web browser a farewell message.
Dear, dear Firefox. How did I love thee?
Let me count the ways.
Opening multiple tabs so I could view all ongoing web projects simultaneously. It was neat. I knew what was going on, real-time.
Viewing text in any size that I want. No pain. No eye strain.
Blocking popup windows. And having the option to allow popups for trusted sites.
That nifty web search toolbar. Doing editing work was fast – I could do a Dictionary.com search in a jiffy.
It’s officially the end of an era, dear Firefox. But in my house, on my computer … you’ll still rule.