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The nominees are:

Firefox
Konqueror
Opera
lynx
links/elinks
Epiphany
Dillo
Galeon
SeaMonkey
Flock
IceCat
Chrome
Midori
w3m

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Old 05-21-2009, 10:25 PM   #106
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I agree completely.
Oops, I think you don't. But after I explain you may.

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Over the years, we've had tons of "freeware" developed for Windows, but, just like Windows, it was 'closed-source'.
I was thinking more on the lines of Open Source which is not Free software.

To understand this you may need to go read what "Free software" means in this context. But here is a hint: FREE refers to freedom, not to price.

Here it is in reference to RMS http://www.fsf.org/licensing/essays/free-sw.html

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IOW, while one was free to use and share the software, the freeware license prohibited reverse-engineering and altering the code.
Yes, free software (no cost) is not the same as Free software (software that respects your freedoms)

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And then there was "Public Domain" software...
Which under the RMS definition is not free because anyone can take it, derive from it and remove the freedoms.

But I think we've hijacked this thread. So, What's your favourite Browser?
 
Old 05-22-2009, 04:34 AM   #107
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Oops, I think you don't. But after I explain you may.
I stand corrected.

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But I think we've hijacked this thread. So, What's your favourite Browser?
I switched to Firefox while I was still using Windows, and it's still my favorite. However, I also use Seamonkey occasionally. Didn't care much for Konqueror, although that may be because it was just too unfamiliar for me. I really haven't tried anything else.
 
Old 05-25-2009, 05:09 PM   #108
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it looks like a forgone conclusion but I was impressed with Seamonkey and its ability to do You Tube without having to add codecs.
 
  


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