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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 02-02-2015, 06:46 PM   #91
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BSD is what you get when a bunch of UNIX hackers sit down to try to port a UNIX system to the PC.
Linux is what you get when a bunch of PC hackers sit down and try to write a UNIX system for the PC.
Slackware is what you get when a bunch of slackers distribute Linux for the PC
 
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Old 02-02-2015, 09:34 PM   #92
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Chrome. I switched away from Firefox after I discovered it played nicer with KDE's default applications and I haven't looked back since.
 
Old 02-02-2015, 09:55 PM   #93
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Chrome. I switched away from Firefox after I discovered it played nicer with KDE's default applications and I haven't looked back since.
I just made the same switch this weekend. I discovered four things that sealed the deal:

1) All the extensions I use (uBlock, Privacy Badger, and https-everywhere) are all available for Chromium
2) Chromium is faster than Firefox
3) Font rendering is better than Firefox
4) Syncing is faster and more seamless than Firefox Sync
 
Old 02-02-2015, 10:00 PM   #94
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:22 PM   #95
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No doubt about it, elinks is my personal favorite. It has all the features and browser needs (when all the add-ons are installed)http://elinks.or.cz/documentation/manual.html Elinks has been easy to configure and find support for.
 
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:55 PM   #96
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I've been a loyal Firefox user for years...2014 might be the last...
 
Old 02-03-2015, 07:43 AM   #97
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I just made the same switch this weekend. I discovered four things that sealed the deal:

1) All the extensions I use (uBlock, Privacy Badger, and https-everywhere) are all available for Chromium
2) Chromium is faster than Firefox
3) Font rendering is better than Firefox
4) Syncing is faster and more seamless than Firefox Sync
Synching was one of the reasons I stayed with FF as I didn't want another account to maintain. Since FF messed that up...
I just can't stand the chromium interface
 
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:47 AM   #98
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The NSA friendly Google corporation know enough of my business, that's why I use/voted for Firefox, with NoScript and AdBlock installed. Don't use Google's search anymore either, even deleted my YouTube account.
 
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Old 02-05-2015, 01:53 AM   #99
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The NSA friendly Google corporation know enough of my business, that's why I use/voted for Firefox, with NoScript and AdBlock installed. Don't use Google's search anymore either, even deleted my YouTube account.
+1

HTTPS Everywhere and DuckDuckGo pretty much ever since Obama took office and co-opted the Goog to do the Government's evil.
 
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Old 02-16-2015, 11:34 PM   #100
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I voted Chrome, as my usual mistress Firefox fell off her pole while dancing upside down and lost her flash. It was an ugly scene.

I'm using Chrome straight from the evil empire of Google and it works. It also still has it's balls, even after Debian wanted to cut away the offending naughty bits, like some bunch of infuriated nannies with sharpened knives. I hope they run with scissors next.
You honestly have me laughing. I hate the purist attitude from the Debian team even though I like the distro.

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I really hate what they did to the FireFox gui. AFAIC they ruined it. I'm using PaleMoon for now and looking for another home. Maybe I'll bite the bullet and go with Chrome or Opera.
Agreed they screwed up the FF GUI. I have been stuck on FF 24 ESR for way too long now
 
Old 02-17-2015, 12:28 AM   #101
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Well, after a couple of weeks with Chromium, it's back to Firefox. As usual, Chromium ended up pissing me off again. Always a sweet honeymoon phase, followed by serious disappointment. This time in the form of randomly dropping images posted in forum threads. WTF? Meh, it's just as well, I'd rather not use anything directly or indirectly from Google anyway.
 
Old 02-17-2015, 07:10 AM   #102
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No doubt about it, elinks is my personal favorite. It has all the features and browser needs (when all the add-ons are installed)http://elinks.or.cz/documentation/manual.html Elinks has been easy to configure and find support for.
Do you use elinks in graphical mode or in text mode ?
And does it handle everything ? Can it deal with all the web 2.0 mess ?
 
Old 02-17-2015, 01:33 PM   #103
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Can it deal with all the web 2.0 mess ?
No.

I despise "Web 2.0" and every site that goes along with following it.
 
Old 02-18-2015, 04:14 AM   #104
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elinks handles some javascript anyway, am I wrong ?
 
Old 02-19-2015, 12:10 PM   #105
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Well, after a couple of weeks with Chromium, it's back to Firefox. As usual, Chromium ended up pissing me off again. Always a sweet honeymoon phase, followed by serious disappointment. This time in the form of randomly dropping images posted in forum threads. WTF? Meh, it's just as well, I'd rather not use anything directly or indirectly from Google anyway.
Your kind of screwed anyway in the mobile space, you have to have a phone indirectly related to Google, Microsoft or Apple. At least Google's OS (Android) is only indirect, you can at least use Android without signing to Google where the MS/Apple are more directly integrated.
 
  


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