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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2012. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 4th.


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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Chrome 144 17.27%
Chromium 98 11.75%
Conkeror 5 0.60%
Dillo 2 0.24%
dwb 7 0.84%
Epiphany 4 0.48%
Firefox 440 52.76%
Konqueror 6 0.72%
links/elinks 4 0.48%
Luakit 2 0.24%
lynx 5 0.60%
Midori 14 1.68%
Opera 67 8.03%
rekonq 6 0.72%
SeaMonkey 23 2.76%
Uzbl 3 0.36%
w3m 2 0.24%
QupZilla 2 0.24%
SlimBoat 0 0%
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:56 AM   #46
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I started using Firefox at version 0.7. This was when I was still using Windows and I had not yet even considered the possibility of using Linux.
I have been using Firefox for so long that I just can not get used to using anything else.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 03:10 AM   #47
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I seem to be able to post a reply, but not to vote..

I prefer Chrome. FF comes second.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 05:56 AM   #48
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Which browser do you prefer when browsing LQ?

--jeremy
Firefox over all.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 06:55 AM   #49
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Firefox/Chromium
 
Old 01-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #50
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Firefox
 
Old 01-15-2013, 09:57 AM   #51
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I seem to be able to post a reply, but not to vote..

I prefer Chrome. FF comes second.
You need to have at least one post before you can vote in the polls. You should be able to vote as expected now.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-15-2013, 10:57 AM   #52
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I like dwb (another product of the Arch Linux community). Webkitgtk2 is not without its bugs, but those issues are inherent of all browsers based off of it. I don't mind configuring with a configuration file, but I really like dwb's in-browser settings. I think this is because it really lays out all the options right in front of me.

If any of you are vi[m] users looking for a fast light browser, give dwb a try! (If you use Arch Linux, there is a dwb-hg package in the AUR, though there is also a dwb package in the repos) It is a ~700KiB package, though that is not including the webkitgtk2 package it relies on.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 11:24 AM   #53
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If any of you are vi[m] users looking for a fast light browser, give dwb a try!
dwb is a nice browser, but anything but light, it consumed far more RAM than Firefox on my systems. I don't call anything lightweight that eats up all of the RAM and half of the swap on a mchine with 2GB RAM and 4GB swap.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 02:19 PM   #54
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Last edited by ruben.buturca; 01-15-2013 at 03:59 PM. Reason: finished with voting
 
Old 01-15-2013, 04:58 PM   #55
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dwb is a nice browser, but anything but light, it consumed far more RAM than Firefox on my systems. I don't call anything lightweight that eats up all of the RAM and half of the swap on a mchine with 2GB RAM and 4GB swap.
Yeah, for a while it had a pretty nice memory leak. But the last few hg pulls seem to have shown great improvments.

But you are right, even if it is a small binary, it kind of negates that advantage to have it sucking down all your available RAM.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 05:15 PM   #56
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Yeah, for a while it had a pretty nice memory leak. But the last few hg pulls seem to have shown great improvments.
Nice to hear, maybe I give it another try.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 07:00 PM   #57
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Chromium all the way.
 
Old 01-16-2013, 08:15 AM   #58
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Been using Firefox since version 4 and now we are at 18.01 and only a year has gone by. Got to give them credit, they are constantly at work trying to make it better and you can't beat all the add-ons.
 
Old 01-16-2013, 07:00 PM   #59
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Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:18.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/18.0 Slackware
 
Old 01-17-2013, 05:58 PM   #60
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I'd like to recommend a new comer into the game. SlimBoat Web Browser . It opens much faster than firefox on ubuntu. I think it should be added into the list for voting.
 
  


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