Sooooo..... A lot of people are furious about all this, me included.....
The powerful addons, is the most important reason i'm using Firefox.
What i'll do....
I'll stay with Firefox until November, then jump to the ESR version.
Then pray that some one successfully forks Firefox before the ESR becomes end of life. If this doesn't happen..... then i'll move to an other browser, maybe chromium i.... i'll see then.
Palemoon: I don't believe this project will succeed. The project is run by jerks, they simply can't cooperate with others. I think Torvalds is a nice guy even if a bit rude ("openBSD are a bunch of masturbating monkeys" :/ i'm not making this up...). See, when i say jerks, i really mean it, it's not over sensitive PC crap. I don't see then been able to successfully navigate the politics of an open source project.
Seamonkey: They said they will not maintain the old addons, because they don't have the man power.
Waterfox: That seams interesting. The waterfox dev plans on trying to start a startup in order to fork Firefox..... We'll see.
https://www.ghacks.net/2017/03/13/water ... e-browser/
Here's an unofficial ppa to install firefox esr
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/firefox-esr sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install firefox-esr
also a UNOFFICIAL waterfox repository
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echo "deb https://dl.bintray.com/hawkeye116477/waterfox-deb release main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list curl https://bintray.com/user/downloadSubjectPublicKey?username=hawkeye116477 | sudo apt-key add - sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install waterfox
https://www.ghacks.net/2017/11/10/firef ... s-archive/