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Poll: Browser of the Year
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The nominees are:

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

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Old 01-22-2010, 03:59 AM   #76
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WTF? firefox has gotten faster and never freezes! maybe you should upgrade/check for bad ram.
Yes it freezes!!
 
Old 01-22-2010, 11:15 AM   #77
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Firefox
 
Old 01-23-2010, 01:57 AM   #78
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of course... Firefox.
 
Old 01-27-2010, 12:18 PM   #79
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WTF? firefox has gotten faster and never freezes! maybe you should upgrade/check for bad ram.
(Not wanting to start a war.) In my experience, on my system, Firefox is slower than Opera. I have good RAM and good processor.
 
Old 01-27-2010, 12:59 PM   #80
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I went with Opera (even though I'm writing this from Iceweasel...). Been looking at it a lot lately and I'm slowly inching my way over to it.
 
Old 01-27-2010, 03:42 PM   #81
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Opera

I have to say Opera, without a question.

I use Opera as my main browser. But I also have Firefox & Google Chrome installed. I use Chrome if I just want to check something quickly, and Firefox occasionally for a few of it's addons or something.

I only switched to Opera 4 months ago, before that I had used Firefox since 2005. Opera had so many features I liked, including:
- Bookmark syncronization
- Download tabs
- and so many others.
 
Old 01-27-2010, 04:08 PM   #82
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I use Opera as my main browser. But I also have Firefox & Google Chrome installed. I use Chrome if I just want to check something quickly, and Firefox occasionally for a few of it's addons or something.
Personally I use Midori for one-shot browsing sessions. It matures fast and takes good design features from both Opera and Firefox. I also voted Midori, although Opera is my main browser.
 
Old 01-27-2010, 05:50 PM   #83
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I'd like to see SRWare Iron in the list - Chrome without the nosiness... But maybe that's too early - it's still a beta.

For the time being, Firefox is still the browser I use most. But even the newest builds have issues (at least in Ubuntu and Debian); the part that works the worst is the download manager - it can really stall the whole browser. It's worth calling up a terminal and using wget instead...

M.
Agree with you about SRWare Iron. It's very promising and deserving of it's own slot.
 
Old 01-28-2010, 12:37 AM   #84
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Firefox downloads?? Most downloads I save to be able to open it. If I can't I send the document to a google e-mail account and then download from there. Then Firefox / Open systems have no problem.

Have other Browsers have fewer problems (other than ie7)?
 
Old 01-28-2010, 08:11 AM   #85
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Opera. I uninstalled it in the noble cause of open-source purism, but after 2 weeks, I'm going back. Ffox is ok, well more than ok, I used it all the time before Opera. Someone mentioned ffox not working so well with Ubuntu, I second that - speed dial unstable - flawless in Op, which I also find faster.
 
Old 01-28-2010, 08:39 AM   #86
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Firefox, baby!
 
Old 01-28-2010, 11:32 PM   #87
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Firefox, and Seamonkey as a second, as it is good for lightweight stuff and works with many firefox addons.
 
Old 01-29-2010, 08:56 PM   #88
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Firefox Konqueror SeaMonkey all 3
 
Old 01-30-2010, 03:38 AM   #89
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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.

Sasha
Missed this. Sorry.

It's probably not too productive to get into a blow by blow rehash of the last ten years but one example would be the "MS-ificiation" of the keyboard shortcuts. Hmmm... I can't remember what they were on mid 90's versions of Netscape, so maybe it was return to old MS shortcuts of yore, but after MS ate Netscape and *nix dev heads took up the torch to continue gecko development, they were more consistent with *nix. Another would be that FF is no longer 100% on css acid test - still beats IE, but sad that whereas standards conformance was a something to brag about it's now been pushed to the back burner.

But hey, for those coming from IE who've never used anything else, more power to you.

P.S.; Speaking of days of yore, one browser that is no more that was pretty sweet was Galeon. Devhead wars led to fork to Epiphany, then resolution pulled Galeon back under auspices of Epiphany but apparently the "epiphany" was lost on me....
 
Old 01-31-2010, 09:58 AM   #90
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Firefox and Arora , yes I know two different rendering engines , but Arora is really fast just wish it would work better with extreme .js sites like google wave.

Thanks for two great products.
 
  


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