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The nominees are:

Firefox
Mozilla
Opera
Konqueror
lynx
links/elinks
Netscape
Epiphany
Dillo
Galeon

 
 
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Old 01-17-2005, 11:40 AM   #166
systemparadox
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I use galeon for web browsing because it looks cleaner (and has nicer tab key commands)(but it seems to be running real slow at the moment), but I use konqueror for everything else. Firefox is THE best browser available for windows, but after 0.8 it's looked rubbish, and there are still things missing imho. I tried installing on linux, but what happened to './configure, make, make install'? You have to run a rather poor installer, even if you get the source, and I couldn't find it once it had been installed!!!!!!

forget opera, konqueror-embedded on my zaurus
 
Old 01-17-2005, 11:54 AM   #167
Korff
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INERNET EXPLORER!!!

All kidding aside, Firefox takes the cake.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 12:38 PM   #168
NeilO
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Opera is still the fastest (apart from Dillo which is coming along nicely) and it can be trimed back to what you need.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 01:06 PM   #169
siplus
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Quote:
Originally posted by systemparadox
I use galeon for web browsing because it looks cleaner (and has nicer tab key commands)(but it seems to be running real slow at the moment), but I use konqueror for everything else. Firefox is THE best browser available for windows, but after 0.8 it's looked rubbish, and there are still things missing imho. I tried installing on linux, but what happened to './configure, make, make install'? You have to run a rather poor installer, even if you get the source, and I couldn't find it once it had been installed!!!!!!

forget opera, konqueror-embedded on my zaurus
I'm not sure what you are talking about as in 'not being able to find it'

If you use the graphical installer you will probably have to execute the command 'firebox-bin' unless you create an icon or another type of shortcut

On fedora core III, for example, it comes pre-installed. If you are using a somewhat older version of the redhat line or using another distro there are many ways of mantaining and accessing the firefox install. I beleive it installs to /usr/lib/firefox-1.0/
 
Old 01-17-2005, 01:26 PM   #170
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<troll>whenever I install Office 2000 under crossover office, I get a big blue E on my desktop. I think that one is my favorite browser. </troll>

seriously... firefox
 
Old 01-17-2005, 05:49 PM   #171
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I can't vote on this one. I love the "feel" of Konqueror, and the fact that you can set it up to your own requirements. Firefox is more efficient, and occasionally more accurate (or forgiving!) but I still find Windows popping up when I've tried to set it to open links in Tabs.

I read somewhere that Konqueror will soon be able to use KHTML or Gecko. If that happens, then it will be a case of Konqueror's configurability and integration into KDE, but with Firefox's efficiency and rendering. That will take some beating!
 
Old 01-17-2005, 07:56 PM   #172
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As has been already stated... the answer is firefox

Bobby
 
Old 01-18-2005, 06:36 PM   #173
Backstander
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Firefox just kick's arse. I use it on Windows, Linux & MacOSX so I don't have to relearn were all the settings are and I can use 99% of the extensions & themes on all 3 OS's. With an awesome built in pop-up blocker, no evil ActiveX (no spyware installing from just visiting websites) and RSS support, how could I go wrong? I love the FlashGot extension and the Copy Plain Text & Local Install extensions come in handy! I also use Lynx sometimes (used it a lot back in 1995 in the college computer lab when websites were less advanced). And use Mozilla on Mac OS9 (would someone want to port Firefox to Mac OS9? hehehehe)

BTW: I've only got one spyware since I completely dropped IE and only uses Firefox on my Windows machines and the spyware was from some stupid screensaver I installed so it wasn't Firefox fault.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 11:29 AM   #174
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Konqueror. :P

Easily adapts all the intergration details; very fast for loading pages; opens vewy quickly. Excellent.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 12:49 PM   #175
onizuka
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Konqueror, because it's part of KDE and of its DCOP scripting capabilities.... though Firefox is also great and somewhat more stable

Last edited by onizuka; 01-19-2005 at 12:50 PM.
 
Old 01-20-2005, 01:23 PM   #176
Super Heath
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Konqueror hands down.
 
Old 01-21-2005, 05:54 AM   #177
galiza_ceive
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Also here Oper is the fastest browser, but i voted firefox...
 
Old 01-21-2005, 06:17 AM   #178
FlyingSolo
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Not many of us here: I've been using Galeon for several years, even through the changes it has undergone. However, Galeon 1.3x has crashed on me only once all year.
Don't worry, I've tried em all.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 07:56 PM   #179
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there is something called bandwagon(-ism) and wannabe(-ism), i am using firefox but honestly it does not exactly suck but it kinda sucks. It is so freaking annoying when it does not do a simple thing as ctrl + c and ctrl + v, that is just lame but with reservations though it is a good browser, so is netscape - darn it works for me! IE should be deleted from the planet but still very useful for some website with heavy IE leanings, lynx is great others are just bearable. In all i tie firefox and netscape.

Last edited by xmeson; 01-22-2005 at 08:07 PM.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 08:05 PM   #180
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Firefox here too, even managed to get my dad off IE and into some open source goodness. (For text mode I go for Links over Lynx)
 
  


 


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