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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Firefox 417 56.66%
Konqueror 8 1.09%
Chrome 129 17.53%
Chromium 65 8.83%
Opera 72 9.78%
SeaMonkey 17 2.31%
Midori 8 1.09%
w3m 0 0%
Epiphany 3 0.41%
links/elinks 3 0.41%
lynx 2 0.27%
Uzbl 2 0.27%
Luakit 1 0.14%
Dillo 2 0.27%
rekonq 4 0.54%
Conkeror 3 0.41%
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:16 AM   #106
Quattro5
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Chromium for me. You guys have sparked my interest towards trying out SRWare iron, though.
 
Old 02-05-2012, 06:36 AM   #107
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Firefox
 
Old 02-07-2012, 04:05 PM   #108
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Opera.
Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisretusn
Mosiac >> WebExplorer >> Navigator >> Phoenix >> Firebird >> Firefox!
Pardon, Firebird, i.e. DataBase with built-in browser?
 
Old 02-07-2012, 04:32 PM   #109
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Originally Posted by FeyFre View Post
Opera.
Pardon, Firebird, i.e. DataBase with built-in browser?
No, Firebird as in what Firefox used to be called - up to and including version 0.7
 
Old 02-08-2012, 03:00 AM   #110
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Firebird was awesome, but I quickly went off Mozilla once they turned to Firefox. It get very bloated very quickly
That all said, it seems to be awesome again these days (what little of it I use)
 
Old 02-08-2012, 11:50 AM   #111
Satyaveer Arya
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I use only two browser Chrome and Firefox. Firefox is the best.
 
Old 02-08-2012, 03:54 PM   #112
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Firefox is still the best.
 
Old 02-08-2012, 11:22 PM   #113
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Opera
 
Old 02-08-2012, 11:24 PM   #114
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Chrome

Chrome.
 
Old 02-09-2012, 10:04 AM   #115
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Firefox is my favorite, with Opera second. That said, I voted for Midori because of the improvements I've been seeing in it and because Mozilla has this ridiculous rapid release now.
 
Old 02-09-2012, 11:04 AM   #116
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Firefox for ever
 
Old 02-09-2012, 02:12 PM   #117
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I think the results here came as no surprise
 
Old 02-10-2012, 11:54 PM   #118
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Didn't get the the chance to vote on this one but if I had I would have voted Midori. Reallly coming along and a pleasant alternative to Firefox.
 
Old 02-23-2012, 04:15 PM   #119
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I did not vote, but Midori simply the best for me in terms of cpu performance especially when doing flash videos. Midori totally eclipses the rest in terms of maintaining my laptop performance while streaming videos from espn or youtube.
 
Old 02-26-2012, 10:33 AM   #120
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My 2 cents.

I've been using Midori for 2 years. A great little browser built on apples web kit. It's more of an alternative to Chromium than Firefox which is built on gecko.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gecko_(layout_engine)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midori_(web_browser)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromium_(web_browser)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebKit

Now if they would fix the problem with bookmarks not being able to be sorted I'd give it a 5 star. Until then I've made a bookmarks.html file, ordered the way I want, and I have that as my home page.
I like having a tool bar on the bottom of the browser window with buttons in which one can instantly turn on or off images, script and plugins. It's not as full featured as Firefox, but is dependable, configurable and light.

Some more web kit browsers and libs.
Code:
pacman -Ss webkit
extra/epiphany 3.2.1-1 (gnome)
    A GNOME web browser based on the WebKit rendering engine.
extra/libwebkit 1.6.3-1
    An opensource web content engine (for GTK2)
extra/libwebkit3 1.6.3-1
    An opensource web content engine (for GTK3)
extra/midori 0.4.3-1 
    A lightweight web browser based on Gtk WebKit
extra/pywebkitgtk 1.1.8-2
    Python bindings to the WebKit GTK+ port
extra/qtwebkit 2.2.1-2
    An open source web browser engine (Qt port)
extra/webkit-sharp 0.3-4
    Mono/.NET bindings for the WebKit rendering engine
community/gambas3-gb-qt4-webkit 3.0.0-5 (gambas3)
    Qt4 toolkit webkit component
community/luakit 2011.07.22-3
    Highly configurable, micro-browser framework based on the WebKit web 
    content engine and the GTK+ toolkit. "Stable" release.
community/perl-gtk2-webkit 0.09-2
    Gtk2::WebKit
community/rekonq 0.8.1-1
    A WebKit based web browser for KDE
community/surf 0.4.1-4
    A simple web browser based on WebKit/GTK+.

Last edited by teckk; 02-26-2012 at 10:34 AM.
 
  


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