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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 05-30-2007, 06:29 AM   #241
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Did I ever say Freedom? Freedom itself is a Bad Word since you can not have tottally Freedom without taking someone else's. For example, you have total freedom, and now you use that total Freedom and Rape someone. Now you took there right to security. This is why I rally behind Equality, not Freedom.
Did you ever say freedom?

This whole thing started when you said on 17th May 2007 18:28 "Chargh I would prefer Opera if was not just Free as in Beer, but Free as in Freedom."

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No, the BSD license is only different than the GPL basically in a few clauses. the MPL is barely a Copy-Left License.
That's upside down (again). BSD came first, before techno-socialism and the agenda of eliminating programming as a viable career came into the world. The correct way to say it is that GPL is nothing like the BSD license, and MPL is a modified GPL license. The GPL license is an ingenious virus that contaminates everything downstream and it's based on a nefarious agenda.

The BSD license is just a simple, 4 clause license that you don't need to be a solicitor to understand. "You can do whatever you want with this code, but don't try to say you wrote it. If you do release anything with it, you have to give credit to the guys who did write it."

I was responding to your comments about "Free as in Freedom". Since you said just now that you don't believe in Freedom and that "Freedom itself is a Bad Word", I don't have anything more to say to you. Bye.
 
Old 05-30-2007, 01:32 PM   #242
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I said "I would prefer Opera if was not just Free as in Beer, but Free as in Freedom." as a phrase most linux userexs would understand.

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That's upside down (again). BSD came first, before techno-socialism and the agenda of eliminating programming as a viable career came into the world. The correct way to say it is that GPL is nothing like the BSD license, and MPL is a modified GPL license.
First of all, what do you have against Socialism. It just promotes people taking care of each other?. And the GPL does allow you to have a career, you can still sell the Code.

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The GPL license is an ingenious virus that contaminates everything downstream and it's based on a nefarious agenda.
Could you explain your point, Instead of just throwing out insults?

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The BSD license is just a simple, 4 clause license that you don't need to be a solicitor to understand. "You can do whatever you want with this code, but don't try to say you wrote it. If you do release anything with it, you have to give credit to the guys who did write it."
really, I read it I just did not understand it. I understand the GPL fine.
 
Old 06-05-2007, 11:02 PM   #243
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Browser of the Year

I use Opera.
 
Old 06-13-2007, 04:08 AM   #244
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Smile Firefox is the best

Firefox comes in all shapes and sizes and for all OS.
High Performing, Addon capability, and most importantly it is more popular and widely used than Internet Explorer. If Mozilla keeps this up, I.E. is going to be dead.
 
Old 06-14-2007, 06:17 AM   #245
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Firefox and Opera. they`re both great
 
Old 06-14-2007, 07:13 AM   #246
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Hands down, Lynx.

No pix? So what?
 
Old 06-18-2007, 08:05 PM   #247
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Oprah all the way!
 
Old 06-18-2007, 11:58 PM   #248
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I love Firefox, buy it seems to be prohibited by my school's Network Administrator!
 
Old 06-26-2007, 03:28 PM   #249
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I use Firefox and SeaMonkey on Windows XP, PC-BSD, and many Linux distributions. Firefox has been my default browser for a couple of years, but in some ways I almost wish I had stuck with the next Mozilla release, what was to be Mozilla 1.8, but became SeaMonkey instead. The one thing I do prefer in Firefox is that the Tab Close X mark is located with the Tab.

SeaMonkey and Konqueror (both of which I often use) have the Tab close X mark off in the far right hand corner.

Speaking of Konqueror, I am surprised it doesn't have a stronger following. I have actually started using it more often, not just as a file browser but as a Web browser as well. It is solid and very capable, in terms of capabilities, quite comparable to Firefox.

The one thing that Firefox has is a big community of customizations through the Add-Ons feature. Many people may consider that the killer feature.

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Old 06-28-2007, 02:49 AM   #250
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Firefox

I like Firefox
 
Old 08-08-2007, 11:13 PM   #251
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It just promotes people taking care of each other?. And the GPL does allow you to have a career, you can still sell the Code.
The problem with the GPL is that you must provide the source code, which is very unfriendly to businesses due to possible trade secrets being lost. The last thing a business wants is a free rebuild of their expensive software. The BSD license is short and to the point, whereas the GPL is like "freedom with our exception".
 
Old 08-15-2007, 09:16 PM   #252
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Firefox

I happily use Firefox.

I like application consistency between different operating systems (as much as can be had, anyway), so multi-platform apps often get a vote from me.

That, and I just like the look and feel of Firefox. Great app.
 
Old 08-16-2007, 08:03 AM   #253
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The problem with the GPL is that you must provide the source code, which is very unfriendly to businesses due to possible trade secrets being lost. The last thing a business wants is a free rebuild of their expensive software. The BSD license is short and to the point, whereas the GPL is like "freedom with our exception".
Would Your Corporate example be the same with the BSD License?

Also thought other Company's cant use GPled source.

Last edited by Chargh; 08-16-2007 at 08:07 AM.
 
Old 08-17-2007, 03:40 AM   #254
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I use firefox, opera, Galeon, Dillo, Epiphany, seamonkey & sometimes lynx, links
 
Old 08-17-2007, 05:46 AM   #255
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Would Your Corporate example be the same with the BSD License?
Nope, because you don't have to provide the source and it doesn't require other programs linked to it to have the same license. Thus, you can use BSD-licensed code in a proprietary program. I know, it doesn't sound like a good thing, but if a company has a program with trade secrets, the last thing they want is to release the source to it. Since programs linked to it don't have to be BSD-licensed, it's easier to implement that code, such as TCP/IP for Windows, a basis for the Darwin kernel, and various tools for Linux.
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Also thought other Company's cant use GPled source.
Hmm, I tried looking but I couldn't spot a statement like that. Could you point it out?
 
  


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