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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Chrome 87 13.55%
Chromium 46 7.17%
Conkeror 2 0.31%
Dillo 1 0.16%
dwb 2 0.31%
Epiphany 3 0.47%
Firefox 371 57.79%
Konqueror 6 0.93%
links/elinks 5 0.78%
Luakit 1 0.16%
lynx 6 0.93%
Midori 4 0.62%
Opera 26 4.05%
QupZilla 5 0.78%
rekonq 3 0.47%
SeaMonkey 35 5.45%
SlimBoat 0 0%
Uzbl 1 0.16%
w3m 1 0.16%
Iceweasel 18 2.80%
NetRider 1 0.16%
PaleMoon 14 2.18%
Otter Browser 4 0.62%
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:52 PM   #76
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Firefox mostly, and occasionally xombrero and Opera. I keep trying to like Chrome/Chromium, but it just keeps pissing me off.
+1 on for Xombrero making that short list of lighter weight option. Should have included it in my post above. Although I still think Surf tops the short list.
 
Old 01-15-2015, 11:50 AM   #77
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That's it! One of the reasons I stick to fx is Pentadactyl. Possibility to use your browser without a mouse is priceless. Some people don't know what Pentadactyl is but they know what Vimperator is, it is more popular and when they know Vimperator I can easily explain to them what Pendatactyl is. Recently there have been some problems with Pendatactyl on newest Firefox though. In order to be able to use Pendatactyl you need to compile it by hand. It is not hard and is nothing more than cloning Pendatactyl source with hg and doing `make -C pentadactyl xpi' but I realize it may be a major obstacle for new users. When you use Pentadactyl you don't expect many breaking changes, definitely you don't to care about UI changes because Pendatactyl hides address bar and menu bar by default. It is especially useful on smaller laptops screens because you have more screen estate to actually show web contents instead of useless UI. And I say all of these as an avid Emacs user!

Another reason I like fx for is Mozilla philosophy. It is one of these very few companies that still care not only about their profits but also about openness and freedom.

I use fx on my Slackware desktop, on work Ubuntu and Windows machines and on my Android smartphone and tablet. I have history, bookmarks and opened tabs synchronized across all these devices thanks to Firefox Sync. I would prefer Firefox Sync on Android to be more reliable though. For example, at the moment when I am reading something on a desktop machine and I need to leave home very suddenly I don't have the same browsing history on my smartphone right away (although I am not sure about the opened tabs, they might have been some situations when I forced syncing from Android app and got a list of tabs opened on my desktop but not history and bookmarks, still enough for emergence situations). I realize that very frequent syncing on mobile devices would cause battery drainage but still, it's quite bad but better than nothing.
Thanks for that! I didn't know I could compile my own Pentadactyl. It was getting a little problematic between how slow Pentadactyl releases are and how fast Firefox versions come out. Apparently, those instructions are on the website... Silly me.

Also +1 on the emacs point. I don't know why, but vim style browsing is pretty nice.

I also need to try out Sync. I now have 2 boxes each with different operating systems, a phone and a tablet and emailing around my bookmarks is just not quite a great experience.
 
Old 01-16-2015, 02:29 AM   #78
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Still holding out for Surf (even though I don't use it). I think it's best lightweight alternative to the big, bloated mainstream browsers.
 
Old 01-16-2015, 03:52 AM   #79
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Since the last quarter of past year I switched back to Firefox from Chrome because it behaves consistently well and recently brought good innovation.

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Old 01-16-2015, 04:07 AM   #80
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Palemoon is now the nicest
 
Old 01-23-2015, 03:02 PM   #81
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Firefox and links.
 
Old 01-23-2015, 05:28 PM   #82
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Tough vote this year...

I've typically voted Opera in the past, but now that the 12.xx branch is defunct, and the compatibility for it has waned... I can't do it this year. I'm not sure about the new one either, it even disabled mouse gestures by default...

Firefox has been somewhat of a replacement, but then I'm forced to use the linux legacy flash version that doesn't seem to run half the stuff out there on the web.

Chrome runs Netflix! Chrome also always seems to track me by my Google account, even though I swear I've logged out...

Chromium also wants to track me all the time... At least there's no malicious code hidden in there, and it can run pepperflash, so that's a bonus.

Maybe I'll vote elinks or w3m this year.
 
Old 01-24-2015, 11:31 AM   #83
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Tough vote this year...

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Chromium also wants to track me all the time... At least there's no malicious code hidden in there, and it can run pepperflash, so that's a bonus.

Maybe I'll vote elinks or w3m this year.
Yeah, I've noticed this as well. Which is one of the BIG reasons I refuse to use it.
 
Old 01-25-2015, 01:59 AM   #84
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firefox .. but opera is a close 2nd. i even steal the speed dial and gestures. just have less issues with firefox
 
Old 01-25-2015, 08:14 PM   #85
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firefox ...
 
Old 01-26-2015, 08:13 AM   #86
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So I voted for FF as I love the extensions, even though I hate the recent changes and direction their taking. After seeing all comments for Palemoon, I thought I would give it a shot and all I can say is thanks! It took a bit of tinkering and digging through older versions of some extensions, but boy was it worth it! I would change vote if I could, but I
 
Old 01-26-2015, 08:32 AM   #87
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Though I may not like some of the things they are doing recently I still haven't found one I like better to move off of Firefox.
 
Old 01-27-2015, 03:09 AM   #88
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Though I may not like some of the things they are doing recently I still haven't found one I like better to move off of Firefox.
Not in the list but maybe take a look at Surf http://surf.suckless.org

Lean, mean, and the folks who code it are pretty respected in the secure codeing community. Takes a bit of getting use to but can be driven nicely from command line. Especially compatibile with tiling wm's.
 
Old 01-27-2015, 08:19 AM   #89
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Not in the list but maybe take a look at Surf http://surf.suckless.org

Lean, mean, and the folks who code it are pretty respected in the secure codeing community. Takes a bit of getting use to but can be driven nicely from command line. Especially compatibile with tiling wm's.
I use this one on my i386 OpenBSD box, with spectrwm, works great.
 
Old 02-02-2015, 06:41 PM   #90
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Firefox has turned into the biggest load of karp .Ever since 24. it's been glitchy. So I'm going for Konqueror.
 
  


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