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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 02-09-2010, 05:44 AM   #106
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Firefox...but speed is getting a concern
 
Old 02-09-2010, 12:28 PM   #107
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Chrome sure has gained a lot of traction in relatively short time. Watch out Firefox...
 
Old 02-09-2010, 05:47 PM   #108
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No other browser can beat FIREFOX
 
Old 02-10-2010, 07:57 AM   #109
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I have not seen safari for Linux. Is there one for any of the distributions?
http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/17215
 
Old 02-10-2010, 08:03 AM   #110
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I beg to differ, raju. While I do have to keep the fox around for snagging my local weather video to put on my media player I've found myself pretty happy with the old, Gecko-based Epiphany browser. Since it's switched to the WebKit back-end (very prematurely, IMO) it doesn't do the job, but [Chrome|Chromium] is kicking arse. The available extension list is growing quite nicely and you don't have the speed issues that the Fox has been showing since Fx3 folded so many add-ons into the base package.

Hello, all. I'm BostonPeng and I've kicked Firefox to the curb in favor of Chromium.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 09:06 AM   #111
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I beg to differ, raju. While I do have to keep the fox around for snagging my local weather video to put on my media player I've found myself pretty happy with the old, Gecko-based Epiphany browser. Since it's switched to the WebKit back-end (very prematurely, IMO) it doesn't do the job, but [Chrome|Chromium] is kicking arse. The available extension list is growing quite nicely and you don't have the speed issues that the Fox has been showing since Fx3 folded so many add-ons into the base package.

Hello, all. I'm BostonPeng and I've kicked Firefox to the curb in favor of Chromium.
I'll try your favorite
 
Old 02-10-2010, 01:30 PM   #112
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Firefox still wins easy.
 
Old 02-11-2010, 12:50 AM   #113
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I'm always happy to see Firefox win. But I'm an Opera guy. I've been using Opera for years. Firefox has the most reliable rendering. It is what I recommend to people because it reliably works and is well supported by dumpy web apps.

I use Opera for a lot of reasons though. Speed is one. Built in bookmark sync is another, and that sync works with Opera mobile. Can't beat having the same environment on your phone as your computer! Notes are sync'd too. That just rocks!

Hot Keys, Opera let's you browse with the keyboard instead of the mouse. I really like that. Alt left/right arrow on Google searches to quickly browse through most pages.

I'm using Chrome now and then too, even though it's still beta. I figure it will be beta for the next 6 years like Gmail (it's a joke, laugh). I think Google is onto something with Chome, but try F11 in Opera, that rocks too.

Most of all, I like that standards are winning out in browsers. So now we have a myriad of high quality browsers to choose from. And I like trying new browsers. For some reason it's still fun. I also like knowing that my stuff will work in everything with so little effort compared with just a few years ago. As long as you develop using a good Javascript library and stick with standards, even IE support is tolerable now.

I hope browsers continue to diverge instead of consolidate. I think it is better for everyone.
 
Old 02-15-2010, 06:02 PM   #114
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I think chrome is rising up strongly. after seriously benchmarking my browsers here http://service.futuremark.com/peacek...tistics.action ,i resolved that when it comes to speed, chrome is certainly number 1. But i still prefer firefox because of the plugins/addons
 
Old 02-23-2010, 11:59 AM   #115
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Advantage with chrome , it creates a separate process for the each tab. It allows us keep running of other tabs even if one tab goes to "not responding" state.
 
Old 02-23-2010, 01:51 PM   #116
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Advantage with chrome , it creates a separate process for the each tab. It allows us keep running of other tabs even if one tab goes to "not responding" state.
But firebox can be killed and selectively restored.
Sure its alittle slower but chromes poor behavior will fill the process table because i usually have atleast 75 tabs open.
 
Old 02-25-2010, 02:08 AM   #117
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You mean I can't choose IE? Lol.

Seriously, I might have to give Chrome a try; it got more votes than I initially thought.
 
Old 02-26-2010, 12:07 PM   #118
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You mean I can't choose IE?
If only negative votes were possible
 
Old 02-26-2010, 12:17 PM   #119
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firefox all the way is super secure and i love how you can change the look with stylish and personna add-ons
although i would like to see a speed dial for it like on my opera mobile browser

i haven't searched the add-on page for ages so will have to have a nose around
 
Old 02-26-2010, 02:41 PM   #120
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firefox all the way is super secure and i love how you can change the look with stylish and personna add-ons
although i would like to see a speed dial for it like on my opera mobile browser

i haven't searched the add-on page for ages so will have to have a nose around
Anything like (" https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4810 ");
 
  


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