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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Chrome 102 13.88%
Chromium 67 9.12%
Conkeror 5 0.68%
Dillo 3 0.41%
dwb 2 0.27%
Epiphany 3 0.41%
Firefox 467 63.54%
Konqueror 8 1.09%
links/elinks 0 0%
Luakit 1 0.14%
lynx 6 0.82%
Midori 8 1.09%
Opera 28 3.81%
QupZilla 8 1.09%
rekonq 4 0.54%
SeaMonkey 22 2.99%
SlimBoat 0 0%
Uzbl 0 0%
w3m 1 0.14%
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:26 PM   #1
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Browser of the Year

Which browser do you prefer when browsing LQ?

Old 12-16-2013, 10:31 PM   #2
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I chose Firefox almost reluctantly. But it is still the one I use even after looking at alternatives.
Old 12-17-2013, 01:41 AM   #3
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I actually use 2

FF for normal stuff like email and banking

Chrome for web browser games like
Old 12-17-2013, 02:01 AM   #4
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It's Firefox for me. If correctly configured, it's the quickest and most secure browser in the world (the same applies to Linux as an OS). Anyway, I recently saw some malware specially for FF that are cross platform (aka they're also for Linux!!) - mainly adware, but who knows what's going to follow?!
Anyway, unless you're very permissive about who/what's allowed to install extensions in Firefox, you're quite safe with it.
Old 12-17-2013, 02:22 AM   #5
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Opera for me.
Old 12-17-2013, 05:50 AM   #6
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I love Chromium but, it's fallen behind Firefox. I now use Firefox as my main but have Chromium as the back up.
I hate what Google has done, forcing you to their front page when you open a Chrome/Chromium browser.
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I hate what Google has done, forcing you to their front page when you open a Chrome/Chromium browser.
not quite true for chrome

click on settings -> open a specific page

(I have my target url open)
click on current page

restart....problem solvered
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:25 AM   #8
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:46 AM   #10
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Opera vs Chromium

I chose chromium, though my main browser is Opera.
Opera does currently not update their browser for Linux and many sites are falling over, like on-line banking.
Key-driven navigation is unsurpassed in Opera, which is still my main reason to use it, but I have to use chromium more and more as sites cannot be used in Opera.
Old 12-17-2013, 08:36 AM   #11
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It's still Firefox by a long shot for me.
Old 12-17-2013, 09:26 AM   #12
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Firefox because it is the best in my opion
Old 12-17-2013, 10:03 AM   #13
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Firefox is still most flexible.
Old 12-17-2013, 10:18 AM   #14
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Please tell me I'm not the only one who at first saw that one entry as Dildo.
Old 12-17-2013, 02:08 PM   #15
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Last year I'd have chosen Opera, but as the new Opera is not even available for Linux, I have to be realistic. I use Firefox and Chrome for different reasons. But now that the future of Opera seems a little shaky, Google seems to be better from a social view and I still trust Iceweasel for those special sites where security is a must.
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