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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Firefox 1,610 74.61%
Konqueror 160 7.41%
Opera 232 10.75%
Mozilla 36 1.67%
lynx 11 0.51%
links/elinks 5 0.23%
Netscape 3 0.14%
Epiphany 28 1.30%
Dillo 15 0.70%
Galeon 10 0.46%
SeaMonkey 43 1.99%
Flock 5 0.23%
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:30 PM   #136
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I've heard of them being incredibly arbitrary. Certainly not OS or architecture dependent.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 11:38 AM   #137
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Wot no Iceweasel?
 
Old 01-28-2007, 11:47 AM   #138
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Originally Posted by gotfw
Opera is an excellent browser but I also like using FreeBSD and Opera requires FreeBSD-4.3 compat libraries to be installed. Hell, FreeBSD-6.2 was just released and 4.x is offically EOL'd. You'd think the Opera folks would have updated their FBSD port by now...
While this was the case with Opera 8, it is no longer true with Opera 9. The latest major version is available with statically-linked QT and dynamically-linked QT on both FreeBSD 5 and FreeBSD 6. No more backwards compat libraries required!

I use the dynamically-linked QT for FreeBSD 6, actually myself running FreeBSD 6-STABLE (using the FreeBSD 6.1 source currently). It works like a charm. You may want to give it a try again, as Opera 9 also has a lot of cool new features.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 02:30 PM   #139
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Apparently I'm the only w3m user on this site.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 11:26 PM   #140
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I use Konqueror. Just give me a search engine and a url box. Firefox makes it too heavy. Opera's just plain weird.
 
Old 01-29-2007, 02:59 AM   #141
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Originally Posted by nflenz
Apparently I'm the only w3m user on this site.

You think that's bad? Try using my webtv.

Last edited by blink56k; 01-29-2007 at 03:09 AM.
 
Old 01-29-2007, 07:12 AM   #142
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Firefox and opera ...
 
Old 01-29-2007, 03:20 PM   #143
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I was going to give my vote to Firefox... but lately, it has been really difficult to use Firefox at work with a FreeBSD machine. It crashes all the time (thank God for the restore section feature) and if I leave the browser open, it can take up a lot of memory after a while. It takes a considerable amount of time to open up (in Windows as well) and without all the great plugins out there, it is not very attractive for me. For example, I am addicted to use Opera's mouse gesture. Firefox has some plugins for that, but they all feel way too unresponsive for me.

Because of that, I'm giving my vote to Opera...
 
Old 01-29-2007, 04:58 PM   #144
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Firefox for the win!
 
Old 01-30-2007, 12:16 PM   #145
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I was going to give my vote to Firefox... but lately, it has been really difficult to use Firefox at work with a FreeBSD machine. It crashes all the time (thank God for the restore section feature) and if I leave the browser open, it can take up a lot of memory after a while. It takes a considerable amount of time to open up (in Windows as well) and without all the great plugins out there, it is not very attractive for me. For example, I am addicted to use Opera's mouse gesture. Firefox has some plugins for that, but they all feel way too unresponsive for me.

Because of that, I'm giving my vote to Opera...
I experience the same on a FBSD box at work. Firefox crashes several times per week. Didn't have all these problems with 1.5.x.

Recently tried Opera out again. I used to use it long ago on Windows, back in the day when it fit on a floppy... don't know what they did to it but, yeah, they've subsequently blown it and like the poster above reports, it's "just plain weird".

Still, I seem to be stuck w/Firefox, warts and all... Sigh...
 
Old 01-30-2007, 12:43 PM   #146
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Good to know I am not the only one with problems in Firefox/BSD. Crashes happen even more often when using pages where you have to click a button to "browse" your local files, as in uploading a file. I will give that in FreeBSD, Opera does not render pages as nicely as Firefox does and I've been tweaking it a lot. But then again, no browser render pages as nicely as Konqueror... if only more pages would work nicely with Konqueror...
 
Old 01-30-2007, 01:15 PM   #147
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i vote Internet Explorer.
 
Old 01-31-2007, 03:26 AM   #148
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When i compare IE7 and Mozilla firefox, in case of the CSS style. Probably i will choose IE7 but in case, you want compare in performance, then i will choose mozilla firefox.
 
Old 02-01-2007, 02:11 AM   #149
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Main browser - Opera
For "Special" pages - FireFox and emulated IE6
 
Old 02-01-2007, 03:03 AM   #150
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Having come from Windows and using Firefox there, why would I want to use anything else?
 
  


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