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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2007. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 21st.


View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Firefox 1,109 74.03%
Konqueror 105 7.01%
Opera 178 11.88%
lynx 4 0.27%
links/elinks 9 0.60%
Epiphany 32 2.14%
Dillo 3 0.20%
Galeon 7 0.47%
SeaMonkey 38 2.54%
Flock 4 0.27%
IceCat 9 0.60%
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Old 01-15-2008, 02:00 AM   #31
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opera is my choice- why- speed dial
Old 01-15-2008, 02:02 AM   #32
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The WebKit sample browsers may be worth adding

Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
What browser do you prefer when browsing LQ?
WebKit includes a small demo browser that is hardly usable, but Qt 4.4 snapshots (that include WebKit as a part of Qt) come with an improved demo browser that may just become good enough to evolve into some people's favorite browser in time for next year's polls
Old 01-15-2008, 06:51 AM   #33
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I have been a Firefox user for years, but this year it goes to Opera. It is smoother, faster, and doesn't plague me with a memory leak from multiple open tabs.
Old 01-15-2008, 10:48 AM   #34
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There's midori too.
Basically it's a web browser using webkitgtk. It's light, fast and renders properly. The problem is it's still alpha with a bad bug regarding tabs.
However I bet it will become great.

(I've already voter but wanted to make some advertisement for midori )
Old 01-15-2008, 12:40 PM   #35
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I'd like to vote for SwiftWeasel.

Old 01-15-2008, 01:41 PM   #36
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Firefox' "lets render everything *plus* the kitchensink" approach makes it flakey when a system is under stress, (certain combinations of) plugins make it instable and while the "recover session" is a nice idea it shouldn't have this tendency to crash in the first place.

I've been accustomed to using tabs, built-in session management, built-in per-site prefs (including user supplied CSS and .js) and ad blocking and thorough configurability for a long time now. That can only spell Opera...
Old 01-15-2008, 07:42 PM   #37
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I've been using Konqueror, Epiphany, Opera, but I can't get used to them. They all have very good features, but I definitely stay with Firefox and Linx for text surfing.
Old 01-15-2008, 08:29 PM   #38
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I liked Konqueror with KDE 3, but with the new KDE 4 version, I can't help but say I'm impressed.
Old 01-15-2008, 09:04 PM   #39
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i go for firefox
Old 01-15-2008, 09:24 PM   #40
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Definitely Firefox. I've been using it for 3 years, now (first 2 on Windows), and it's given me no reason to even try anything else.

Old 01-16-2008, 12:31 AM   #41
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Its Opera all the way...

Its configurable search field. I love it.
Modes, Author mode and User mode, awesome feature and creativity.
It has lot of features that are easily accessible.


Same features are also in Firefox but they are hidden in menus and plug-in.
E.g. Zooming feature, in Opera its on the tool bar and quite visible so easier to use. These same features are in Firefox, but its hidden in menus so hard to use. Even I didn't know that I could zoom in Firefox until I read somewhere.

What I miss in Opera is spell check facility.
If some opera developer is reading, please get the voice support in Linux version also.

My second choice is Firefox.

For text browsing its elinks
Old 01-16-2008, 08:05 AM   #42
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Generally, I use Firefox/Iceweasel/Icecat for general browsing, but I find myself using Opera exclusively if I need to do any searches. I just find Opera zips around a lot quicker when I jump from site to site in search of answers.

. . . just my two cents . . .
Old 01-16-2008, 08:14 AM   #43
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Firefox is the best
Old 01-16-2008, 02:24 PM   #44
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Opera is my choice. Has been an opera user since years and a satisfied one too
Old 01-17-2008, 09:43 AM   #45
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Firefox gets my vote. Can't really get used to using any other browser.



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