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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 01-17-2007, 05:13 PM   #121
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Opera seems to be so underrated it continues to amaze me. Although I sometimes use 'The Mighty Fox', Opera is a much better all rounder with email etc. Now with the widgets it's almost possible to spend the entire day using Opera as a 'sub-desktop'.
 
Old 01-18-2007, 12:38 PM   #122
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I use Opera. It's way faster to boot up than Firefox. Konqueror is nice too.
 
Old 01-19-2007, 06:24 AM   #123
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yet another vote for opera.faster lighter and smoother than firefox with way way way better tabs(since firefox tabs blow vchunks). firefox will win for the same reason XP will win a best OS poll among the general public, because its prepackaged with every distro.At least the ones i have installed.
 
Old 01-20-2007, 06:32 AM   #124
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Another vote for Opera. It's the best browser available IMO, both on Windows and Linux. Firefox is good, but it's only playing catch-up to Opera.
 
Old 01-21-2007, 07:31 AM   #125
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have mercy! I know one browser is gonna win by miles.
 
Old 01-21-2007, 02:11 PM   #126
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I agree with a few others; it's apparent Firefox is taking the victory by a mile. I personally prefer Konqueror. Fits in well with my WindowMaker wm and GNUstep softwares, plus I think it's a great file manager too. I'll just walk away now...all by my lonesome
--Queue

ps: links is wonderful too.
 
Old 01-22-2007, 12:52 PM   #127
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Opera all the way.

Opera is #1 for me. The fastest browser around.
 
Old 01-22-2007, 02:10 PM   #128
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Opera looks ok, but I once tried to use it for a download since the firefox download manager is obviously broken even in v. 2, but Opera kept getting stuck at 2 MB (out of 98 or something) and continuously throwing an error message about the file. Finally I tried firefox again, and firefox quit stopping the download at random points and it eventually got the whole file. I guess it just depends on the server and the connection speed. I would rather fail to obtain the file than use Internet Exploder. IE=source of 99% malware on my dad's machine.

I wanted to use Epiphany so much but it crashes for no reason, even on a machine that has 1.0 GB of RAM.
 
Old 01-22-2007, 03:03 PM   #129
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i use firefox. i like it better now that it does pop-up tabs the way i like (i.e.- open a new tab instead of opening a new instance of firefox).

i used to use opera for that a few years back but it wasn't free and i had to download the ad-supported one.

i voted for firefox since i use it, but i like the suite aspect of opera better (i.e.- everything was self-contained in one window/ application and utilized sub windows and panes for each tab).

is opera free now (without the ad-panel) ?
 
Old 01-22-2007, 05:36 PM   #130
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Gonna jump on the Opera bandwagon here. Fastest I've used in Linux or Window$. I really like Epiphany but it just doesn't seem to like me. Only wish they would share the source.
 
Old 01-22-2007, 07:21 PM   #131
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For me Firefox is the best
 
Old 01-23-2007, 04:44 AM   #132
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the_darkside_986 mentioned difficulties downloading. I never use the browser for downloading unless it's one of those annoying links which give you no choice or the file is very small.

If I could install d4x on my present OS, I would still use it. It has provided me with faultless service. I've used KGet but dropped it as soon as I found out (here) about MultiGet. KGet performs well enough but it does the Kde thing of seeking applause for everything by posting numerous annoying messages which cover the panel.

MultiGet is new and has some rough edges. Preventing it from seeking permission to download any web link copied to the clipboard is tricky. http://multiget.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 01-23-2007, 07:54 AM   #133
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Quote:
Originally Posted by meganu
For me Firefox is the best
When I see posts like this I wonder "What the heck else have they ever even tried?". I'm on Firefox-2.x. Yeah, it has some useful plugins, some stuff that is very handy for web-dev, etc. BUT, and this is a BIG BUT, it CRASHES on me several times a week. This is too remniscient of MS and perhaps not a big deal for recent converts but totally unacceptable for this old *nix dog... I'll be leaving Firefox behind on my next rebuild.

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...

So that pretty much leaves Konq or Galeon, depending on whether I go primarily with gtk or qt apps this time around. Epiphany is an insult to my intelligence....

Last edited by gotfw; 01-23-2007 at 07:56 AM.
 
Old 01-23-2007, 05:50 PM   #134
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Originally Posted by schneidz
is opera free now (without the ad-panel) ?
Yep. Has been for a little while, I think.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TuxSurfer
Only wish they would share the source.
It's the only shortcoming I can think of.
 
Old 01-23-2007, 06:28 PM   #135
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gotfw
When I see posts like this I wonder "What the heck else have they ever even tried?". I'm on Firefox-2.x. Yeah, it has some useful plugins, some stuff that is very handy for web-dev, etc. BUT, and this is a BIG BUT, it CRASHES on me several times a week. This is too remniscient of MS and perhaps not a big deal for recent converts but totally unacceptable for this old *nix dog... I'll be leaving Firefox behind on my next rebuild.

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...

So that pretty much leaves Konq or Galeon, depending on whether I go primarily with gtk or qt apps this time around. Epiphany is an insult to my intelligence....
I used Firefox 2.* too in Windows OS and Fedora Core 6 but i never encounter such crashes....
 
  


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