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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2009. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 9th.

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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Firefox 612 65.25%
Konqueror 22 2.35%
Opera 86 9.17%
Chrome 129 13.75%
lynx 7 0.75%
links/elinks 5 0.53%
Epiphany 9 0.96%
Dillo 3 0.32%
Galeon 0 0%
SeaMonkey 20 2.13%
Flock 2 0.21%
IceCat 2 0.21%
Midori 14 1.49%
w3m 4 0.43%
Chromium 23 2.45%
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:11 PM   #16
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Midori earns my vote this year as an attractive lightweight gtk based alternative to the bloat that has become Firefox. Midori also scores 100/100 on Acid3 test. That Firefox still fails to achieve this after all these years should be an embarrassment to the developers but sadly as long as end lusers place more value on bells and whistles than standards compliance such will remain the case.

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad Firefox exits and used the gecko engine since way back in the day before it did, but I'm disappointed in the extent Mozilla development has become corrupted by MS dweebs (yes, I'm opinionated and make no bones about it). Glad to have them as alternatives to the crud that comes bundled on the pervasive evil that is Windows but on *nix? No thanks.

In any event, Firefox will no doubt win again this year, as it will receive tons of votes from fanboys that have never tried anything else.

My $0.02, fwiw.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 03:18 PM   #17
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/.../ I'm disappointed in the extent Mozilla development has become corrupted by MS dweebs (yes, I'm opinionated and make no bones about it). /.../
Opinions are good -- you're entitled. But can you provide some evidence to this effect? Note that I'm not debating the issue with you as to whether it's true or not; I just would like to read what you've read.

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Old 01-10-2010, 08:51 PM   #18
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I voted for Firefox and I will also agree that on linux at least I wish there was something else as fully featured I could use. Im not interested in opera as its closed source and I like to know that people know exactly what a browser is doing. In console I like lynx and links they are actually quite good at getting information without all the silly fluff that the internet is inundated with these days. Back in the day I used to use dillo I dunno if that was on the list or not. Actually I am not sure if its even being developed anymore or not if not I will be a sad panda as I loved it. It was simple clean and did what it needed to do.
More then anything tho I would like someone to create a open source flash alternative. The one from adobe is prone to abuse and causes Firefox to crash on all flash content if you build Firefox from source with system used libs.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 09:26 PM   #19
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More then anything tho I would like someone to create a open source flash alternative. The one from adobe is prone to abuse and causes Firefox to crash on all flash content if you build Firefox from source with system used libs.
Someone did -- it's called 'gnash'.

I can't speak about it, as I've never used it, but take a look around, you should find it (on the net somewhere)

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Old 01-10-2010, 09:30 PM   #20
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Opera.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 09:37 PM   #21
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WTF? firefox has gotten faster and never freezes! maybe you should upgrade/check for bad ram.
I was running Firefox on a system with about 300M of RAM, it ran slow and would hang intermittently. Runs just fine on my laptop with 4G of RAM.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 11:49 PM   #22
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what is the alternate of IE6,7,8 where mostly banks used as portal. if we open those site in linux browswer like chorme,firefox,mozilla it get refused to proceed further.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 04:20 AM   #23
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SeaMonkey

I am using SeaMonkey 1.1.18 for these reasons:

I like to work on webpage creation, and having the Composer right there where I need it is great.

I can use the same web browser in both Linux and Windows (my wife uses Windows of course, not me), but I like to transfer my bookmarks to her computer when I am using it.

I have yet to be able to get Firefox to view the casino rooms in the Zynga TexasNoHoldEm that I access from Facebook, SeaMonkey works flawlessly.

It is easy to transfer my bookmarks whether they are firefox or seamonkey bookmarks, Opera screws them up and wants to put them in alphabetical order.

I can't say that I've seen any speed differences in browsing the web, other than when first opening the application, seamonkey seems to load about twice as fast as firefox (in Linux, haven't bothered checking in Windows).

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Old 01-11-2010, 04:51 AM   #24
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I like Firefox with its integrated essential tools & easily customizable by user with installing addons.
Lots of choices for end user in addons.
Search on webpage using ctrl+f with incremental search(Everyone does)
I accidentally pressed / to discover quick find.
Anyone know more shortcut keys for firefox.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 09:30 AM   #25
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What browser do you prefer when browsing LQ?

--jeremy
Actually - I would love to see the results of this poll vs your actual site stats

Who actually uses what they voted for? I would bet a remarkable amount of traffic on this site is based on IE.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 09:40 AM   #26
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Actually - I would love to see the results of this poll vs your actual site stats

Who actually uses what they voted for? I would bet a remarkable amount of traffic on this site is based on IE.
You can get that information for 2009 here:
http://jeremy.linuxquestions.org/201...tats-for-2009/

--jeremy
 
Old 01-11-2010, 10:20 AM   #27
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Have to say ... Firefox.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 10:58 AM   #28
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You can get that information for 2009 here:
http://jeremy.linuxquestions.org/201...tats-for-2009/

--jeremy
Firefox 64.28%
Internet Explorer 18.23%

Looks like FF is the clear winner - and IE is right up there, despite this being a Linux site. That matches pretty well what I usually see on my sites.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 11:12 AM   #29
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...I accidentally pressed / to discover quick find.[/color]
Hm! I accidentally just tried that -- cool! I was not aware. Thanks.

Sasha
 
Old 01-11-2010, 11:13 AM   #30
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Firefox.
 
  


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