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seamonkey like its lay out bettter than ff. can't stand how long it took to find out how to add the tab button. Then its on the line above instead of the tab line . If its not broke don't fix it. allways having to type aboutlugins . is it such a resource hog to leave it under help O.o FF is ok but to many more things I don't care for .
I was doing some unscientific testing to satisfy my curiosity. Certain forums that I visit take an inordinately LONG time to refresh in Firefox, e.g. 1-2 minutes to finish completely. Dillo, on same forum, on same thread, less than 10 seconds. Here we have the reason why, rebrowsing through this thread, one notes that quite a few Firefox users seem to keep Dillo on hand as well...
While on the subject, thought I'd also note that Firefox binary is currently using 184M on my system, Opera 105M, and Dillo just under 8M. Obviously Dillo is much more limited than either Firefox or Opera but it's something that has proven useful to me over the years. Be nice to see the portage over to FLTK finished.
On another note, I am mildly amused by various comments to the effect that "firefox always was and will be the best", as Firefox has only been on the scene for a few short years and such comments just illustrate how little experience these people have with *nix. I fall into that camp of *nix users who use Firefox, not because it's great browser, but becuase it's a compromise solution.
And finally, speaking of bygone eras, in pre Firefox days I used Galeon and quite liked as the best *nix alternative of that time. But since Galeon and Epiphany forked, Galeon has lost critical mass since the Epiphany devs were able to secure it's place as default browser on the Gnome desktop. (Ah, Gnome politics...nevermind that Epiphany sucked compared to Galeon back then). Anyhow, this is my invitation for knowledgeable Epiphany advocates to sell me on the technical merits of Epiphany, particularly in the context of non Gnome desktops. Have at it. I'm all ears
Distribution: antiX using herbstluftwm, i3, wmii, fluxbox, icewm and jwm.
just to add to the above poster that the same applies to links2 -g. In some ways it is even better than dillo. It opens faster, searches faster and uses less RAM and CPU as well.
BTW I am a fan of dillo too.
I grew a bit disappointed with FF lately, mostly because of its buggy Flashplayer 9 support. I'm eagerly awaiting the next FF release (or a bug fix for the Flash problem), I think until then I'll stick with Galeon.
I must be one of the few that likes Konqueror, but firefox comes second and then Opera Third.
I probably use Firefox quite a bit more than other browsers, mainly because it is more universally available, not only on distros, but on the other platforms I tend to use.
That said, when I happen to be using a desktop environment where the KDE is running, Konqueror is hard to beat. In fact, in that scenario, the whole PIM, IDE, browser, and file manager tools available in KDE become quite compelling and sway the argument.
Since we are browser focused in this thread, I stick with Firefox - but sure not by much. I really like Konqueror, too. Opera is probably number three, or SeaMonkey, perhaps. Other browsers drop off significantly in the frequency in which I use them and my preferences for them, but Dillo does come in handy for very fast, basic page lookups.