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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2008. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 12th.


View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Firefox 999 75.91%
Konqueror 50 3.80%
Opera 135 10.26%
lynx 3 0.23%
links/elinks 8 0.61%
Epiphany 17 1.29%
Dillo 8 0.61%
Galeon 2 0.15%
SeaMonkey 32 2.43%
Flock 2 0.15%
IceCat 6 0.46%
Chrome 38 2.89%
Midori 12 0.91%
w3m 4 0.30%
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:52 PM   #61
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Just got done taking Midori for a little test drive. Still under "heavy development" and "tends to crash due to bugs in WebKit" but I really like what I see thus far. Finally a modern lightweight alternative to the bloat that has become Firefux... Definitely going to be keeping an eye on this puppy:-)
Old 01-30-2009, 12:05 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by gotfw View Post
Just got done taking Midori for a little test drive. Still under "heavy development" and "tends to crash due to bugs in WebKit" but I really like what I see thus far. Finally a modern lightweight alternative to the bloat that has become Firefux... Definitely going to be keeping an eye on this puppy:-)
webkitgtk library has too much glitches to be seriously used for now. It doesn't even handle correctly focus or menus, but still quite promising.
We are in a big debt with the webkit/gtk developers as webkit is good and pushes Mozilla to think further.
However, I personally wonder if I'll abandon vimperator for such an "improvement".
Old 02-02-2009, 03:25 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by jay73 View Post
Firefox. Let's hope for Mozilla that Chome does not take off; it is hard to imagine that google will continue as major sponsor if their browser becomes a hit.

Interesting... although I think they will still be friends. I hope FF starts to use Chrome's JavaScript engine, it's the ONLY multi-threaded engine.
Old 02-03-2009, 09:30 AM   #64
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This was a difficult one

This was a difficult one.

Recently I found myself tired of having my browser use all my CPU so I decided to let go functionality in the name of performance.

I now use Epiphany and I barely miss any functionality and frequently use Links2 when I don't care about rendering.

I still have FF handy for the odd situation.

All in all I voted Epiphany.
Old 02-03-2009, 02:44 PM   #65
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firefox 2 is smooth. In time firefox 3 might be the best choice, at the moment I don't see the advantages.
Old 02-03-2009, 03:30 PM   #66
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only Firefox
Old 02-03-2009, 03:34 PM   #67
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FireFox all the way.I don't even have to close the webpages I use almost everyday anymore.I load fire fox and it loads all my pages.
Old 02-03-2009, 04:34 PM   #68
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Firefox,yes sir
Old 02-03-2009, 06:50 PM   #69
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Opera all the way
Old 02-03-2009, 06:56 PM   #70
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:45 AM   #71
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i use lynk on my servers
but firefox (3) is the best
Old 02-04-2009, 02:10 AM   #72
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Originally Posted by markush View Post
I'm using firefox on all machines (and all OS) and like synchronizing my bookmarks with the foxmarks-plugin.
Thanks for tip, i didn't kow that. I mostly use Firefox, because it is default browser with Ubuntu, and best for XP, IMHO.
But Seamonkey got my vote, because it seems faster.
Old 02-04-2009, 09:10 AM   #73
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:10 AM   #74
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Hard to vote against FF but IMHO Opera advanced a lot this year. I'll give 'em my vote for the good progress. SeaMonkey's not bad either.
Old 02-04-2009, 10:51 AM   #75
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Chose FireFox or Seamonkey


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