I’ve been running Firefox for the past few years – it generally works fine and feels lighter than Chromium. I should try Brave again …
The last time I tried Brave, I was kind of turned off by the idea of earning crypto by browsing (which is optional). However, it’s useful to hear the motivations of the person behind this – seems legitimate and I now understand the reason Brave needs you to register, etc to get paid – they are trying to following Gov regulations, etc. instead of avoid them.
The browser is an important platform – perhaps the most important technology platform there is because its the only universal platform across all devices and throughout time. It is an open platform driven largely by standards. It is the only stable cross-platform GUI, and largely solves the security problems of running someone else’s code on my device. Mobile app development platforms come and go. Native UI libraries come and go. But the browser is a stable platform among all this churn where you are guaranteed backward compatibility for a good while. Thus, it seems like a good idea to learn the history about this amazing platform – the browser.