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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.

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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Firefox 1,471 71.90%
Konqueror 226 11.05%
Mozilla 80 3.91%
Opera 207 10.12%
lynx 8 0.39%
links/elinks 12 0.59%
Netscape 4 0.20%
Epiphany 18 0.88%
Dillo 11 0.54%
Galeon 9 0.44%
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:29 PM   #31
KimVette
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I voted Konqueror, solely because it beat Firefox to passing the Acid2 test (thanks to Apple) plus it manages memory better than firefox.

Hey Mozilla team, get your act together! Firefox is loaded with memory leaks, fails Acid2, plus it becomes extremely slow when you have many collapsible DIV elements on a single page (see the ASSP admin interface as a good example of a web page which brings Firefox to its knees).
 
Old 01-30-2006, 08:37 PM   #32
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Konqueror of course! I've been using it as webbrowser since Konqueror 3.2 and now I'm using version 3.5. But I also use firefox for one website (online banking, they support safari but not konqueror ) and also use firefox for windows (at least until khtml & kdelibs are ported to win32).

Opera is also a good browser, very fast
 
Old 01-30-2006, 11:42 PM   #33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KimVette
I voted Konqueror, solely because it beat Firefox to passing the Acid2 test (thanks to Apple) plus it manages memory better than firefox.

Hey Mozilla team, get your act together! Firefox is loaded with memory leaks, fails Acid2, plus it becomes extremely slow when you have many collapsible DIV elements on a single page (see the ASSP admin interface as a good example of a web page which brings Firefox to its knees).
Never seen that test before... the results are quite intriguing... Still voted Firefox though, as it's been the best browser I've ever used (the only trouble it's given me has been a large memory leak not in Firefox, but in Ad-Block which was subsequently uninstalled and problem solved.)
 
Old 01-31-2006, 12:02 AM   #34
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i voted for firefox but after i went through the replies i realized that people r evenly split between konquerer and firefox. i wasnt expecting this. i personally never used konquerer because firefox did a great job.

i believe konquerer doesnt have plugins for many formats. if this is the case then why r there so many votes for konquerer.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 12:21 AM   #35
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Actually Konqueror is a pretty decent web browser, except that I still haven't got used to the idea of using the File manager as a web browser. Too many parallels to Windows Explorer <-> Internet Explorer...
 
Old 01-31-2006, 12:32 AM   #36
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i voted for firefox
 
Old 01-31-2006, 12:54 AM   #37
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Firefox is the best but it takes more memory space. and New version of Netscape is not available for linux. I prefer Firefox as it is most customizable browser. Firefox has many extensions available.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 03:57 AM   #38
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konqueror has had extensions before firefox even existed, there just aren't that many extensions available... anyway, konqi is faster and uses less memory compared to firefox; also integrates better in KDE and has some functions firefox lacks (split screen & kioslaves). firefox is also big on mediaplaying trouble, while it works much more smoothly in konqueror (with kmplayer). so konqi - go!
 
Old 01-31-2006, 06:56 AM   #39
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Quote:
Originally Posted by arunvk
i voted for firefox but after i went through the replies i realized that people r evenly split between konquerer and firefox. i wasnt expecting this. i personally never used konquerer because firefox did a great job.

i believe konquerer doesnt have plugins for many formats. if this is the case then why r there so many votes for konquerer.
Do you mean plugins like java, flash, realplayer etc. If so, Konqueror uses the same plugins that mozilla based browswers use. All you need to do is configure konqueror so that it knows the directory where you install plugins. What Konqueror lacks is the multitude of extensions that Firefox has, but thats ok with me because I don't have any extensions on Firefox.
 
Old 01-31-2006, 07:06 AM   #40
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For me its Firefox (but with its extensions). A good vanilla browser would be Opera. Konqueror huh ???
 
Old 01-31-2006, 07:49 AM   #41
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I don't like the wasy Opera leaves tabs open.
Session management. Who needs bookmarks anymore?

Anyway, Opera - because it's small, fast, has a lot of nice builtins (much better and faster than the Mozilla suite), and now it's FREE. And yes, OpenSource means a lot, but not that much Especially when a closed source app is respecting OPEN STANDARDS, which are far more important
Firefox with webdevel & SEO extensions.
Links2 -g for everything else
 
Old 01-31-2006, 09:50 AM   #42
gunnix
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Difficult decision. I voted for dillo because I like it's speed and would hope it will support more features in the future (the patched version in debian is good).

Nevertheless I use opera a lot, but also sometimes firefox, elinks and links2 -g.

I'd wish a browser as fast as dillo but with support for the basic web technologies like css, javascript, streaming video, flash, ...
 
Old 01-31-2006, 11:13 AM   #43
JamesNorris
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Seamonkey?? I would vote for mozilla, since it's the closest thing, except you just know the mozilla guys would take the credit, rather than the seamonkey volunteers...

I vote that we get seamonkey as an option, 1.0 released today....

 
Old 01-31-2006, 12:01 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by arunvk
i voted for firefox but after i went through the replies i realized that people r evenly split between konquerer and firefox. i wasnt expecting this. i personally never used konquerer because firefox did a great job.

i believe konquerer doesnt have plugins for many formats. if this is the case then why r there so many votes for konquerer.
If you've never used konqueror why don't you give it a try?
 
Old 01-31-2006, 02:40 PM   #45
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Seamonkey?? I would vote for mozilla, since it's the closest thing, except you just know the mozilla guys would take the credit, rather than the seamonkey volunteers...

I vote that we get seamonkey as an option, 1.0 released today....

SeaMonkey was only released today, in 2006. It can't really be a members choice of 2005 given that it didn't even exist in 2005!

I voted for Mozilla. In fact I've been playing with SeaMonkey nightlies for quite some time, but still kept Mozilla 1.7 installed until SeaMonkey became final.
 
  


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