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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 02-19-2015, 12:11 PM   #106
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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
How does the syncing work in chromium, is it tied to an account somewhere. IIRC Chrome uses a google account and firefox changed theirs to use a firefox account but either you have to have that account.
 
Old 02-19-2015, 01:59 PM   #107
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How does the syncing work in chromium, is it tied to an account somewhere. IIRC Chrome uses a google account and firefox changed theirs to use a firefox account but either you have to have that account.
Yes, synced through a Google account (yuck). Chromium ended up pissing me off after two weeks of usage, though, so now I'm back to Firefox. Google just rubs me wrong, anyway, so no big loss.
 
Old 02-19-2015, 02:44 PM   #108
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ok, so no point then in using it over firefox for syncing as the both have the same issue.
 
Old 02-19-2015, 06:02 PM   #109
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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.
There are Firefox OS phones available now, you can buy an unlocked one and use whatever network it will work on. At least here in Canada all the mobile operators will let you bring your own phone.
 
Old 02-20-2015, 11:57 AM   #110
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And where is Blackberry now ? Is it completely finished ? I heard they had been refunded and they were about to release a brand new OS ?
 
Old 02-20-2015, 12:27 PM   #111
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And where is Blackberry now ? Is it completely finished ? I heard they had been refunded and they were about to release a brand new OS ?
The new OS has been released and we're on the second generation of phones using it. Personally I'm using an old 9900 and if they're still around I'm hoping to move to one of the current generation in 2 to 5 years when I next change my communication device. (I'm an email and web forum user, predominantly, so the physuical keyboard is a must for me and I like the Bckberry form factor)
 
Old 02-20-2015, 02:21 PM   #112
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The new OS has been released and we're on the second generation of phones using it. Personally I'm using an old 9900 and if they're still around I'm hoping to move to one of the current generation in 2 to 5 years when I next change my communication device. (I'm an email and web forum user, predominantly, so the physuical keyboard is a must for me and I like the Bckberry form factor)
My Mother has an Android phone with a physical keyboard. The app selection on blackberry is depressing compared to Android or (GASP) iOS
 
Old 02-20-2015, 02:30 PM   #113
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My Mother has an Android phone with a physical keyboard. The app selection on blackberry is depressing compared to Android or (GASP) iOS
They're fairly rare though and as I understand it the keyboards aren't as good. I couldn't give two
hoots about "apps" I use my Blackberry for email, internet, text, phone and, occasionally, SSHing into my Pi, it does all that very well. I had an android phone for a few weeks an the only apps I wish I had on the Blackberry are the VLC and mpd remotes but, since I can SSH, that only leaves the VLC remote lacking and it's not something I would use all that much anyhow (and I've got an iPad for that as it's not much use for anything else, but that's another story).
Horses for courses though and all that -- I'll not begrudge anybody an android phone full of intersting apps
 
Old 03-19-2015, 02:57 AM   #114
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Chrome, Pale Moon or Firefox depending on the distro and which one works with the distro's "official" VLC web plugin.
 
Old 03-22-2015, 07:11 AM   #115
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Been using Konqueror lately. It's a lot stabler than it used to be. I may end up voting for it next year. I'm finding it's versatility very appealing.
 
Old 04-12-2015, 02:35 PM   #116
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Google Ultron
 
Old 12-02-2015, 01:33 PM   #117
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Vivaldi

Today I discovered Otter browser, reading this thread. Yet another browser that came after the sad direction change of Opera. But a browser that seems to be the biggest jump toward something as good as Opera once was (until V12 only), and it not yet included here is Vivaldi.

It does not yet have all that I want in it and that the not recent (but far from "old") Opera 12 has. Vivaldi really seems promissing. Hopefully it will not inherit many bad details that come from the Chrom* core when it pass its beta releases. But, being usable for many people already, it should be included in the list, I think.
 
Old 12-03-2015, 10:53 AM   #118
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Firefox. What's in your wallet??
 
  


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