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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Chrome 67 12.67%
Chromium 45 8.51%
Conkeror 0 0%
Dillo 1 0.19%
dwb 1 0.19%
Epiphany 1 0.19%
Firefox 293 55.39%
Iceweasel 31 5.86%
Konqueror 1 0.19%
links/elinks 2 0.38%
Luakit 1 0.19%
lynx 3 0.57%
Midori 6 1.13%
NetRider 0 0%
Opera 14 2.65%
Otter Browser 4 0.76%
PaleMoon 18 3.40%
QupZilla 8 1.51%
rekonq 1 0.19%
SeaMonkey 26 4.91%
Uzbl 3 0.57%
w3m 2 0.38%
Iridium 1 0.19%
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Old 01-04-2016, 05:26 AM   #16
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PaleMoon. I wasn't even against the big Firefox interface change but disabling the option to pause downloads really bothered me.
 
Old 01-05-2016, 01:06 AM   #17
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SeaMonkey. I like having a modern browser with the retro Mozilla Classic look via a theme at addons.mozilla.org . I also like having the email client integrated with the browser.
 
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Old 01-06-2016, 12:52 AM   #18
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Can we have the Iridium Browser please, Jeremy? It is a Chromium fork that stops all background requests to Google servers, and with better defaults for privacy. They too have up-to-date packages for us who want to install the latest Chromium on older systems like Debian Wheezy!

And regarding Firefox, not only has Mozilla made so many bad decisions recently, but their browser is getting slower and slower with each release. If I could, I would downvote their browser to oblivion!
 
Old 01-06-2016, 01:13 AM   #19
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I feel it's perhaps not the browser but conspiracy against it, like the electric car?
 
Old 01-06-2016, 01:14 AM   #20
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I've given up on Firefox, but not because of it's technical aspects. I've given up on it because of Mozilla's internal politics.

I'm giving Vivaldi a very close look-see. So far, I'm impressed.
 
Old 01-06-2016, 01:54 AM   #21
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I feel it's perhaps not the browser but conspiracy against it, like the electric car?
I guess it doesn't make that much difference now. Die Firefox, die! Or at least I want Gecko to die! They should make a better browser out of WebKit or Blink. There are those who are afraid of the rendering engine monopoly, but both engines are free, so Mozilla should really stop beating the dead horse, and instead of developing Servo, then just fork WebKit or Blink!

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Old 01-06-2016, 01:57 AM   #22
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I've given up on Firefox, but not because of it's technical aspects. I've given up on it because of Mozilla's internal politics.

I'm giving Vivaldi a very close look-see. So far, I'm impressed.
In what way do you feel that proprietary freeware is better, politically, than open source?
 
Old 01-06-2016, 11:04 AM   #23
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Iridium has been added.

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Iridium has been added.

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Thanks, Jeremy!
 
Old 01-06-2016, 02:45 PM   #25
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In what way do you feel that proprietary freeware is better, politically, than open source?
Isn't that all Chrome and Firefox have became, starting to wonder why they are here if no Pi there?
 
Old 01-06-2016, 03:18 PM   #26
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Can we have the Iridium Browser.... It is a Chromium fork that stops all background requests to Google servers, and with better defaults for privacy......
As I liked the idea of it being more secure than Chromium, I downloaded the windows version of Iridium and ran it in Xp. It may not call google, but it does "call home" to Iridium and if you "deny" it, the browser refuses to work.
Vivaldi does that same thing, that is, if you don't let it call back to Vivaldi, it won't work.

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Old 01-06-2016, 10:39 PM   #27
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As I liked the idea of it being more secure than Chromium, I downloaded the windows version of Iridium and ran it in Xp. It may not call google, but it does "call home" to Iridium and if you "deny" it, the browser refuses to work.
Vivaldi does that same thing, that is, if you don't let it call back to Vivaldi, it won't work.
They said that they have just replaced the Google servers with their own for testing, but I thought they had already fixed this... I think I'll have to report a bug, and see their reaction.
 
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Old 01-07-2016, 05:23 AM   #28
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They said that they have just replaced the Google servers with their own for testing, but I thought they had already fixed this... I think I'll have to report a bug, and see their reaction.
https://github.com/iridium-browser/i...wser/issues/55
 
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Old 01-07-2016, 06:11 AM   #29
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firefox because it's open source and because of Pentadactyl. I tried cVim but it's not as good.
 
Old 01-07-2016, 06:16 AM   #30
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firefox because it's open source and because of Pentadactyl. I tried cVim but it's not as good.
You should give VimFX a shot. Plays nice w/other extensions. It also works well w/PaleMoon, which I prefer.
 
  


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