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Firefox
Chrome
Konqueror
Opera
SeaMonkey
Flock
Midori
w3m
Chromium
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:18 PM   #61
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is the Chromium in linux the latest version?
the Chrome in windows often has updated version.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 04:08 PM   #62
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Opera. I've been using it forever and have stuck with it forever despite occasional browser hopping. Why? It's quick, it's clean, the interface is simple and consistent, and it isn't distracting or overbearing, it has multiple innovative features not present in other browsers and continues to innovate to this day (however, development doesn't seem nearly as exciting as it used to be).
 
Old 01-18-2011, 05:46 PM   #63
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Smile Is this a trick question, Jeremy?

I mean, when browsing LQ we are already revealing our browsers to you via your own server access logs.
I do hope none of us are using browsers/OS other than the ones we are voting for!

So - to come clean - I am using Opera this visit;
But I use Chromium for (Ajax-intensive) Gmail. So if I click on an LQ link in an email from you, I stay in Chromium.
-If I ever want to find out more about how LQ's site works, I'll use Firefox
-If the wireless reception out here in the bush ever gets much worse I'll install lynx
-And if I decide to reposition my 1.5 mm satellite dish, I have to take my XP/IE6 netbook.

As far as I know, browser installations sit happily alongside one another on Linux. What's more, they're free.
It's obvious we'll all have our favourite. So all this loyalty surprises me a bit.

Keep up the good work
Steve
 
Old 01-18-2011, 07:05 PM   #64
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This year? Chromium.

Firefox and Opera are great browsers but they have had years to improve and adapt to the changing face of the web. Chrome(ium) is another great addition to the Linux browser arena, and it's very, very fast - what's not to like?

Note : I was going to vote for opera, but not this year. Opera has started doing something I have never experienced since version 6, crashing.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 07:45 PM   #65
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Chromium on Linux, but Chrome on Mac. Used to be a huge fan of Firefox, but from my very informal performance tests (i.e. glancing at CPU/memory usage occasionally and vaguely noticing page load times) I get much better performance from Chromium. Cookies are handled the way I've wanted from other browsers for years. The main thing I miss about Firefox is vimperator.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 09:03 PM   #66
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Seamonkey is integrated with email, more powerful than firefox.
But firefox's addons are more than Seamonkey.
IS Seamonkey the continuation of Netscape?

---------- Post added 01-19-11 at 02:04 AM ----------

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Chromium on Linux, but Chrome on Mac. Used to be a huge fan of Firefox, but from my very informal performance tests (i.e. glancing at CPU/memory usage occasionally and vaguely noticing page load times) I get much better performance from Chromium. Cookies are handled the way I've wanted from other browsers for years. The main thing I miss about Firefox is vimperator.
MAC own browser is Safari.
But Safari for linux version is not available.
 
Old 01-19-2011, 12:09 AM   #67
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IS Seamonkey the continuation of Netscape?
Sigh... I remember when Netscape was just a browser...

I'd say SeaMonkey is a continuation of Mozilla Suite.
 
Old 01-19-2011, 12:17 AM   #68
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Really???? Thanks for the information..

Please stop being so negatve people? He or she was just simply state their opinion. The posts do not effect the poll at all. And if we are not allowed to post what is on our minds, then what is the point of freedom of speech?
 
Old 01-19-2011, 12:20 AM   #69
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my mistake.
seamonkey is mozilla browser integrated with email.
seamonkey is functionally strong but the appearance is not as Sexy as Firefox.
 
Old 01-19-2011, 12:56 AM   #70
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Please stop being so negatve people? He or she was just simply state their opinion. The posts do not effect the poll at all. And if we are not allowed to post what is on our minds, then what is the point of freedom of speech?
Did you even bother to read why that post was ever made? If not, please go and read.
 
Old 01-19-2011, 06:04 PM   #71
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Firefox because of the reliability, speed, and addons.
 
Old 01-20-2011, 12:29 AM   #72
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Talking

My apologies to Jeremy about posting out of topic, this will be my last reply unless specifically browser based.

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Did you even bother to read why that post was ever made? If not, please go and read.
Yea I did, and that poster was most likely a newly "converted" Windows user that is just getting into Linux, and hence was making a comment based on how used to Windows they are, and software is software no matter how you look at it. That is why Firefox runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows. And the first time I used Linux firefox looked so hideous to me that I kinda missed IE (given the fact that I was young and did not know even half about computers as I know now). But I found Chromium and all was made well :-)


I did not mean any offense by commenting about the negativity comment, cause I was meaning it in general. As it seems lots of very experienced and well versed linux users seem to be very and completely against anyone who says they like anything but linux. I loath and despise Microsoft for their business practices and will do my absolute best to never buy another windows PC again (not even any used if possible) But I would really like to have a Mac for the experience of using it, the various software it has, and the build quality of the hardware. Most likely will dual boot though :-P As open source advocates we have a duty to be open to everyone and everything. If there was a plugin that was developed for firefox on linux, it should and must be made available on all the OS's including Windows and Mac. Otherwise it is in essence closed. If so many Linux users look down on other non linux users, it gives its users and Linux and open source in general a bad name in the general publics eye.
 
Old 01-20-2011, 12:35 AM   #73
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is the Chromium in linux the latest version?
the Chrome in windows often has updated version.
Actually Chromium could be considered an alpha release of Chrome: it is compiled, every time that changes are submitted, by a bot. Ultimately, this causes the builds to be highly bleeding-edge.
 
Old 01-20-2011, 01:14 AM   #74
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I mean, when browsing LQ we are already revealing our browsers to you via your own server access logs.
Two issues:

1) It is very easy to change a browser string. In other words, it is possible for a browser to identify itself other than what it really is.

2) Some of us use a variety of browsers for different reasons. The browser I am using to post in the forum today may not be my favorite browser.
 
Old 01-20-2011, 01:22 AM   #75
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I'd say SeaMonkey is a continuation of Mozilla Suite.
I agree! I loved the Mozilla Application Suite. So it is probably why I like Seamonkey so much today!

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Originally Posted by TigerLinux View Post
seamonkey is functionally strong but the appearance is not as Sexy as Firefox.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The wonderful aspect of FOSS is we do have quite a variety of choices among many browsers.
 
  


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