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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 04-07-2008, 02:59 PM   #121
Hoth
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It doesn't matter that Opera's default UI is ugly, because you can change skins so perfectly effortlessly -- unlike in firefox where you have to restart after every skin selection and it's such a pain to preview.

I use opera for normal web browsing and firefox for media (flash, mplayer). At first I was annoyed when flash stopped working in opera, but it's actually a nice bonus that all those page-slowing cpu-eating ads are gone.

Last edited by Hoth; 04-07-2008 at 03:00 PM.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 02:02 PM   #122
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Konqueror is my browser of choice!
 
Old 04-11-2008, 08:21 PM   #123
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Konqueror is my browser of choice!
Agreed. Fast, KDE, and ultra-flexible: Konqueror of the web. :P
 
Old 04-12-2008, 11:44 AM   #124
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It doesn't matter that Opera's default UI is ugly, because you can change skins so perfectly effortlessly -- unlike in firefox where you have to restart after every skin selection and it's such a pain to preview.
I will have to agree with this. Why do Firefox needs to restart in order to change the skin. Opera does not need, Maxthon either. I wonder if that is technically hard to fix in Firefox or if it is just an area the developers did not put much effort into that feature specifically.
 
Old 04-13-2008, 12:11 PM   #125
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My favorite browser is currently Swiftweasel. I've tried Opera and didn't particularly care for it due to its auto defaulting to the onboard Bit Torrent client instead of letting me use my usual program for opening torrent files. Also, the fugly UI thing came into play.
Swiftweasel is a Mozilla offshoot and handles all my Firefox extentions while not having the crash problems I was encountering using FF with Ubuntu Gutsy.
 
Old 04-15-2008, 07:07 PM   #126
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I agree that the Opera Default theme is probably the most horrible of its kind I have ever come across. But if you look through the Opera skins site, there are some really classy ones - currently I use 'Moi' - for its simplicity and speed. It's not even that difficult to customize any skin to the exact look you desire, either.
 
Old 04-16-2008, 05:46 PM   #127
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Iceweasel, baby!
 
Old 04-22-2008, 03:13 AM   #128
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hmmmm... if Opera will change it's UI I'll reconsider my attitude to their software.
It's all a matter of habbit
The good thing about Opera, you can customize its UI; a lot. It would take you half an hour to get it to the state where the browser feels OK. As for QT, we just have to leave with it.

By the way, try the latest Opera. "Speed dial" kicks as of every browser. I simply find it extremely practical in day-to-day usage. And it saves screen-space

Liviu
 
Old 04-22-2008, 03:15 AM   #129
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I've tried Opera and didn't particularly care for it due to its auto defaulting to the onboard Bit Torrent client instead of letting me use my usual program for opening torrent files.
This can be easily changed.
Liviu
 
Old 04-22-2008, 03:20 AM   #130
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opera and flash

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The installation asked if I wanted it to install in Opera, and I said yes. Afterwards, flash worked in Opera.
On Gentoo, I am playing with the weekly 9.5 Betas. And as of Build 1887, the Norvegian guys seem to have finally made Flash work in a decent manner. Just note that this is with netscape-flash-9.0.48.0.

Given the time they take to delay the 9.5 final, I imagine that this will be an excellent bug fix edition. Disconsidering, of course, the bugs they newly introduce.

Liviu
 
Old 04-22-2008, 03:22 AM   #131
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opera skins

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there are some really classy ones - currently I use 'Moi' - for its simplicity and speed.
I vote for Comfortably and sofa_king. Same reasons. Will of course try Moi.

Liviu

EDIT: Moi - not quite on my taste. There's also aqua that feels well.

Last edited by landroni; 04-22-2008 at 03:25 AM.
 
Old 04-30-2008, 12:53 PM   #132
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Lately I'm using Epiphany, fast and works as good as Firefox (used to be a FF user).
 
Old 05-02-2008, 02:29 AM   #133
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firefox is my favourite browser...i like addons support of firefox...lot of useful plugins availabe at addon.mozilla.com
 
Old 05-03-2008, 09:50 PM   #134
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I really like epiphany, as it is the light version of firefox. However, it doesn't have as many add ons as FF does, and it misses some of the firefox shortcut keys.

Opera is also good, but some website don't support it well. I believe all of the above browsers are better than IE though.
 
  


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