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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 01-11-2010, 11:36 AM   #31
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My vote for Firefox/Iceweasel is largely down to the add-ons available.
Mainly noscript and adblock plus.
Makes the web a more pleasurable experience.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 05:59 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by bartonski View Post
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.


That's odd since my system when fully loaded with xorg rox filler and Firefox only runs at about 80mb of ram used.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 06:01 PM   #33
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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.

Lol you know the funny thing is here at work we use windows and many of the office tools and I find myself pressing / on excel and word alot.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 06:36 PM   #34
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If I was allowed to, I would have voted for Firefox and Google Chrome. Firefox has an advantage due to the number of add-ons, yet chrome uses much less CPU and is faster overall (at least on my computer).
 
Old 01-11-2010, 08:50 PM   #35
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Google Chrome.

Is the greatest browser ever made. It's lightning fast, rock solid stable, simplistic without sacrificing features, and an all-around performer.

Right now, it is lacking a few features that are currently on the Windows version, but when the nice people at Google get some of the problems worked out, it will be truly awesome.

I definitely have been doing my best to support their project.

I'll say Firefox is a close #2 because of it's theme-ability and massive extensions and add-ons, plus it integrates well with Linux. It's a nice browser.

Go Google Chrome!
 
Old 01-11-2010, 09:46 PM   #36
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Jeremy, your poll is somewhat flawed since you decided to use radio buttons rather than check boxes for the choices you offered. Many, if not most, of us use different browsers for different purposes, and, since they may all be used for LQ access, some of us would not want to answer with a single browser name.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 09:51 PM   #37
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Jeremy, your poll is somewhat flawed since you decided to use radio buttons rather than check boxes for the choices you offered. Many, if not most, of us use different browsers for different purposes, and, since they may all be used for LQ access, some of us would not want to answer with a single browser name.
That's the nature of voting tho you only get one vote :P And its which is the best of the year rather then which one do you use.
 
Old 01-11-2010, 10:02 PM   #38
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You got Midori on the list but not Arora? That's a serious oversight!
 
Old 01-12-2010, 04:14 AM   #39
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Firefox, but only because of the extensions . If they didn't exist I'd definitely be using one of the webkit-based browsers
 
Old 01-12-2010, 12:06 PM   #40
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I think Midori is the one which made the most interesting progress this year.
 
Old 01-12-2010, 12:38 PM   #41
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Recently switched to KDE and my beloved Firefox with vimperator started to die on me. My vote is for Konqueror as the natural and very usable replacement in such an environment.
 
Old 01-12-2010, 12:53 PM   #42
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That's the nature of voting tho you only get one vote :P And its which is the best of the year rather then which one do you use.
My point was that "best" is one of those "hard to define" terms. (Classic example: "What's the best distribution for me to install?")

And there's a lot of analysis that's been done to find a method of voting that will produce a good result that will satisfy most people. The "one vote per person, winner take all" method is not a good way to achieve that goal.

An interesting approach is to have the voters order the choices from "best" to "worst." If there are N choices, and P people making the rankings, you can create a N x P matrix, R of rankings where the r[SIZE=1]ij is k if the i-th item is ranked k by the j-th person. If you then look at the singular value decomposition of R (i.e, solve R = C L P where L is a N x P matrix with all values zero except lii, and those values decreasing as i increases), then the first row of the N x N matrix C gives the least-squared-deviation approximation to the "actual" ranks of the N items, and the item with the smallest value in that row should be the "winner." Note that you can generalize this to consider the P matrix to represent the location (in M-space) from which each person is "viewing" the choices in N-space, and do a "point-of-view" clustering to categorize the rankers.

Last edited by PTrenholme; 01-12-2010 at 12:59 PM. Reason: Clarification
 
Old 01-12-2010, 03:09 PM   #43
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I think its a forgone conclusion that Firefox will win this hands down. I do you Firefox as my primary browser (though I wish I didn't have to) due to the fact that too many web designers try to get artsy with all the flash and graphics and only a bloated browser can somewhat properly display those bloated websites.

So I didn't vote for Firefox, I voted for good ol' dependable lynx. Though, I must say that I think Dillo made some great strides this year!
 
Old 01-12-2010, 05:54 PM   #44
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I must say that I think Dillo made some great strides this year!

Ohhh wow Dillo is alive again YAY!! Ill have to grab there latest and have a spin.
 
Old 01-12-2010, 07:17 PM   #45
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FF ftw!
 
  


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