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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 01-20-2011, 01:54 AM   #76
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Chromium


I really like the speed of Chrome, but the open-source nature of chromium is going to make it better in the end.
 
Old 01-20-2011, 03:02 AM   #77
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Hey, uzbl's not on the list =(. Uzbl's my current favorite... It's still not quite ready for full production use (no SSL cert validation, and you gotta hit refresh whenever a redirect fails), but it's blazing fast, multi-process, and very lightweight. Looking forward to the new features being merged into the next release.

Firefox is my backup browser, as it works better in general, though slower run and startup times. And when I visit certain poorly-programmed blog sites, firefox slows all my tabs to a crawl. Uzbl and Chrome don't do that.

If you want to have a nice uzbl setup, get privoxy to block ads and squid or wwwoffle to cache web pages.

I'm reserving my vote for uzbl; firefox gets enough votes as it is =P
 
Old 01-20-2011, 03:14 AM   #78
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Firefox crashes most of the time on redhat based systems, opera is the best.
 
Old 01-20-2011, 09:38 PM   #79
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I use Fedora and FF has never crashed. FF all the way!
 
Old 01-21-2011, 06:04 AM   #80
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Wink No browser trick question

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazypenguin View Post
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.
Dear crazypenguin,

I don't quite see what you are trying to say.
You agree we all change browsers.
My original point (in case anybody missed it) is:
- Whenever I see a questionnaire which asks the question:
"What browser are you using?"
..it always occurs to me that the person creating the questionnaire has included that question in order to exclude unreliable people from their results - or liars who aren't too clever!
Well, this time, I am sure that isn't the case because most Linux users are too clever for that. However, Jeremy's wording was unfortunate - "What is your favourite browser for browsing LQ?" - in that it hinted at being the trick question I referred to. I jibed him about it and I thought everybody else understood. Sorry.
Perhaps we might a poll on how many of us stay up at night changing our browser User Agent IDs?

Steve
 
Old 01-21-2011, 06:16 AM   #81
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Chrome's User tracking and Flash

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Originally Posted by Kenny_Strawn View Post
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.
Kenny,
You forgot these:
Google's brand, auto-update mechanism, click-through licensing terms, usage-tracking, and bundling of Adobe Flash Player.

That's why I prefer Chromium.
FWIW
Steve
 
Old 01-21-2011, 06:16 AM   #82
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All time...........Firefox
 
Old 01-21-2011, 08:55 PM   #83
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Quote:
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Safari does not run on Linux, and is therefore not eligible for the LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.

--jeremy
The poll, however, poses the following query:

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
What browser do you prefer when browsing LQ?

--jeremy


Which fails to make any mandates about running on Linux. Moreover, since LQ offers "Other *NIX" Forums:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nix-forums-15/

and OSX is essentially Unix, perhaps you should include it
 
Old 01-21-2011, 09:09 PM   #84
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Firefox
 
Old 01-21-2011, 09:13 PM   #85
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Quote:
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Kenny,
You forgot these:
Google's brand, auto-update mechanism, click-through licensing terms, usage-tracking, and bundling of Adobe Flash Player.

That's why I prefer Chromium.
FWIW
Steve
Which all adds up to a big NO for me to EVER use Chrome.

Additionally, I don't know what the folks running Google are thinking these days, but if the goog doesn't get back on the side of right real soon now, I'm going to be ditching my Android at my next upgrade.

And don't even get me started on their about face on the net neutrality issue
 
Old 01-22-2011, 04:10 PM   #86
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Exclamation

I think that Chome and Chromium should be listed as one item like 'Chrome/Chromium'.

Regardless, I voted for Firefox
 
Old 01-22-2011, 04:18 PM   #87
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I think that Chome and Chromium should be listed as one item like 'Chrome/Chromium'.
I had the same sentiments about Chrome and Chromium. Essentially they are the same browser.
 
Old 01-23-2011, 01:15 AM   #88
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Similar names and UI but different at heart.!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazypenguin View Post
I had the same sentiments about Chrome and Chromium. Essentially they are the same browser.
No because Chrome is basically the closed source version of Chromium. Chromium would technically tend to be more unstable because it is what they called bleeding edge of the development and is usually the most up to date version to the point of not being tested to much before being released. but I have not noticed any hiccups. I am not sure if Chromium is dropping support for viewing H.264 video through HTML5 or not, but I know Chrome is dropping it with out a doubt. But Chromium is a different team and is focused on being very open source so I would think that it would want to support open source HTML5 as much as possible. But I don't know.

Last edited by clem11388; 01-24-2011 at 02:52 AM. Reason: Wording differently so it can better be understood
 
Old 01-23-2011, 01:24 AM   #89
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I think that Chome and Chromium should be listed as one item like 'Chrome/Chromium'.
I'm so glad that this debate is finally happening!
Steve
 
Old 01-23-2011, 01:54 AM   #90
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@ Clem11388,

Using your logic, the following developmental versions should be labeled: Firefox should be called Firefoxium, Seamonkey should be called Seamonkeyium, Opera should be called Operaium. Just because one is a developmental version of a final product does not make it a separate and unique browser. The underlying code of both Chrome and Chromium is for all practical purposes the same browser.
 
  


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