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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Firefox 489 55.57%
Chrome 184 20.91%
Konqueror 9 1.02%
Opera 88 10.00%
SeaMonkey 21 2.39%
Flock 0 0%
Midori 11 1.25%
w3m 5 0.57%
Chromium 64 7.27%
Epiphany 2 0.23%
links/elinks 4 0.45%
lynx 3 0.34%
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:38 PM   #166
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I'm a Chromium user
 
Old 03-14-2011, 08:19 AM   #167
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Firefox is the best
 
Old 03-14-2011, 12:36 PM   #168
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I'm trying to bring a PC back from the dead here and I have to say I'm very impressed with Opera. Neither Firefox 3.6.x nor 4.0 RC-1 can open up and browse fast enough. On my main PC, I trade the extra speed (negligible there) for the extra extensibility. If the votes were still open, I might be tempted to change my vote.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 03:50 PM   #169
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I will not ever support any product put out by Google.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 04:31 PM   #170
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I will not ever support any product put out by Google.
Extreme behaviours are not logic, safe NOR safe.
Although I can understand what's implicit (in privacy matters) by using google products there's always the chance to use Chromium, the de-branded and Open Source Google-Chrome alternative.

@anandkumar44:
Firefox the Best?
Look at this benchmark (Windows + Intel Q8300 + GeForce 8600 GS):
http://clients.futuremark.com/peacek...ction?key=5O90
 
Old 03-15-2011, 02:45 PM   #171
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Smile Competition helps a LOT!

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Well if you combine the Chrome and Chromium votes together, 184 + 64 = 248, or more than half the votes that Firefox got. So, yeah, Chrome is growing among Linux users because of its ease of use, its lack of Firefox bloat, and its growing availability of apps and extensions (which, at least with extensions, there's over 10,000 of them, including ones which were ported from Firefox (like Adblock Plus for example).
Yes, that's true. However, give Firefox another chance. For those of you who may have been running the 13 Beta test builds of Firefox Version 4.0, you may have noticed a marked improvement in its performance, especially after Beta 10. Upgraders will notice that the Release Candidate of Firefox V4.0 identifies itself simply as Firefox Version 4.0. In the new version, Firefox 4.0 has Sync to synchronize resources between browsers on different systems. This has been a great feature on Chrome and Chromium. The performance between Chrome and Firefox is now statistically insignificant; Chrome may have a slight edge, not enough to concern oneself.

I am glad that Chrome came around; it woke up all of the browser vendors, but it's not the only game in town either. Seamonkey, Chrome, Chromium, and Firefox are all within a percentage point in most areas of performance with their latest builds. Even Internet Explorer 9 has been greatly improved, thanks to competition!
 
Old 03-15-2011, 02:47 PM   #172
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Haven't had good luck with firefox 4 yet, but cannot see myself leaving Firefox 3 just yet.
 
Old 03-15-2011, 02:55 PM   #173
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Haven't had good luck with firefox 4 yet, but cannot see myself leaving Firefox 3 just yet.
Yeah same here, I'm waiting until it gets officially released.
 
Old 03-16-2011, 07:35 AM   #174
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I'm an Opera fan, so that may well explain a lot. I really don't get the appeal of Chrome (how much does google need to know about me?). Firefox seems to be a fine fallback, though I couldn't use it regularly without some extensions - and those often seem to mess with performance if the forum posts are any indication. Anyway, more competition is good I think, but I'm still annoyed by the number of sites that just don't work across browsers.
 
Old 03-17-2011, 02:43 AM   #175
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I'm very surprised by the fact that in a Linux forum I can find so much fear about Chromium (regardin Private Data and Privacy): you can read more about the Chromium Project on the Internet, you can see the Source Code, you can compile it (beeing a Slackware user I compile most of non-standard packages), cange the source, analyze it (yes - I know it's not easy and the code it's toooooo long).
I mean: I can understand the fear to be overwhelmed by privacy data steal (yes - I can call this behaviour "stealing") from Google, but this is not true for the Open Source version (de-branded) of the Chrome Browser: Chromium.
I also like Opera so much even if it is closed software but... who said that only Free Software is good?
 
Old 03-17-2011, 05:58 PM   #176
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Its things like this
http://www.itworld.com/internet/1078...-conversations

Having the ability to edit the chromium source is hardly restitution for this.
Thats only one example of their awful privacy practices.

If Microsoft made an alternative to IE open, would you suddenly support Microsoft?
 
Old 03-18-2011, 01:39 AM   #177
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Its things like this
http://www.itworld.com/internet/1078...-conversations

Having the ability to edit the chromium source is hardly restitution for this.
Thats only one example of their awful privacy practices.

If Microsoft made an alternative to IE open, would you suddenly support Microsoft?
- Sure, Googe stole WiFi Data (Data not conversations - we cannot say this)
- Someone has just modified the Source (i.e. Iron Browser)
- The Chromium Project has no trace of "tracking things" coming with Chrome
- I'm not supporting Google, neither Microsoft. I'm only saying that in matter of speed, potential and features Chromium is the best choise and I like it.
 
Old 03-18-2011, 04:05 AM   #178
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It seems you are comparing apples and oranges.

One part of Google is not necessarily the same as another.

or is it?

you take your chances.

Bob
 
Old 03-18-2011, 03:47 PM   #179
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One part of Google is not necessarily the same as another.
Why not?
Google is Google.

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you take your chances.
No I don't.
Why should I when there are alternatives that aren't attached to a data mining company.
 
Old 03-19-2011, 04:40 AM   #180
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Why not?
Why should I when there are alternatives that aren't attached to a data mining company.
Again: Chromium has no data-mining component.
 
  


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