I think i like to rant a little bit about mozilla since my problem
(really mine) isn’t solved with the updates and a new version of
Not sure if i have a very different computer, different printer,
different driver or if i am a noob in installing a computer operating
system. But it must be that way, since no one else has the problem that
i am having.
Regardless what application i am touching from mozilla, if i am
printing a text it most likely ends up with an incorrect wordwrap and
instead printing a space where there should be a linebreak.
Maybe most people don’t print these days or maybe people don’t care or
maybe most people don’t even have that problem, which makes me think
that it must be me that makes the problem.
Anyway, since i tried to bugreport it and since nothing happend for
weeks i just ignored firefox and co. Now i moved to chromium as my main
browser and clawsmail as my email application. The results are
stunning. Clear printout, correct wordwrap.
You can blame me, if you like. And you most likely will, since you
don’t have these problems i have. But it makes me think that mozilla is
overrated in every way.
There is one funny instance. Under Windows mozilla works just fine and
just with Linux there is the problem.
You see that it bugs me really that i don’t know why i am having these
problems and no one else has. It makes me feel like that i don’t know
how to operate a computer and that i am the culprit that is causing all
Why i am writing this anyway. I don’t know. Perhaps i just want to
ridicule myself in open space. I just gave up on mozilla, though i
still use it for some occasional browsing (after all it has the
plugins), but never ever for printing.
But this brings me to another problem in general. Developers seem to
spend a lot of time to improve programs on a lot of fronts. Like
appearance or some additional functions. What gets forgotten are the
basic functions that may be broken. And that what mozilla looks to me.
You can find that in other programs as well that the basic function
like stability gets forgotten and you end up with a program that has a
new cool feature but lags the basics.
This is of course not just on Linux the case, its everywhere.
My last experience with a program failure was Acdsee. I had a lot of
problems with the database, it simply crashed always.
So what do you do? You try to get support (after all you paid for it).
So the first that happens is, that you are to dumb to install the
program you get told to uninstall everything and install it new.
Since that never worked, it must have been something else.
At one point the support gave up. And again, not a lot of people seem
to have had the problem. So is it just me then?
Since then i walk far away from that program. Not worth the time and
money and sanity.
This is just of course a rant, but there is some truth to it. I know
that some of us are developers and as such see things a little
differently then i do.
To me the problem is solved since i use now totally different programs
for the task i do. But mozilla still seems broken and not usable for
the basics. Sad it is or is it.
And now you can tell me that i am wrong, but i had to express myself. I
do envy anyone who hasn’t any problems, i really do but i am tired of
trying so many times and always fall on my nose.
Thank you for reading.
Euer Komputerfriek Joerg
using KDE on 12.1 x64 and happy with a cup of real hot coffee…
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