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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 01-22-2016, 01:32 PM   #76
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Didn't know that, is it closed source? I looked and didn't see the source.

Is it really just chromium? I used opera long ago and it had some good features.
It's a lot better than Chromium (whole interface is configurable with CSS, configurable hotkeys, progress bar for page loading, manual tab stacking, tab previews, sidebar, search bar, mouse gestures, etc.), but it's closed source, and they have no plans to release the source.
 
Old 01-22-2016, 02:13 PM   #77
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It's a lot better than Chromium (whole interface is configurable with CSS, configurable hotkeys, progress bar for page loading, manual tab stacking, tab previews, sidebar, search bar, mouse gestures, etc.), but it's closed source, and they have no plans to release the source.
Pretty standard except maybe CSS configurable. And closed source in 2016 seems like a tough sell. But security thru obscurity could be argued in favor.
 
Old 01-22-2016, 02:48 PM   #78
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Pretty standard except maybe CSS configurable. And closed source in 2016 seems like a tough sell. But security thru obscurity could be argued in favor.
It has something similar to Unity HUD too (you press F2 and get a launcher for internal commands), and a few other things I can't remember. Security through obscurity is not really an argument, I think, since most of what would affect it would affect Chromium too.

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Old 01-22-2016, 03:08 PM   #79
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Security through obscurity is not really an argument, I think, since most of what would affect it would affect Chromium too.
But we don't know how it differs so it's obscured. Right?
 
Old 01-22-2016, 03:15 PM   #80
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But we don't know how it differs so it's obscured. Right?
Not much :P
 
Old 01-22-2016, 08:47 PM   #81
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sea monkey has been my choice browser for over a decade
fastest browser (imo) and has integrated email
 
Old 01-25-2016, 06:36 PM   #82
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i voted a little soon I wasn't even expecting w3m on there, I choose firefox-vimp
 
Old 01-26-2016, 03:09 AM   #83
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... But security thru obscurity could be argued in favor.
Security through obscurity has ALWAYS been an argument against.

An unknown risk is an accepted risk.

And one risk is that they figured it out - and do not say. Further, for risk elimination - who is to say anyone is focusing on fixes security breaches/leaks/weaknesses. Just look at the mess we had with OpenSSL - even as open source. There is no place for passive security!

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Old 01-27-2016, 02:22 PM   #84
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Firefox got my vote again this year. I've tried a couple of others but they couldn't measure up.
 
Old 01-28-2016, 02:09 PM   #85
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Security through obscurity has ALWAYS been an argument against.

An unknown risk is an accepted risk.

And one risk is that they figured it out - and do not say. Further, for risk elimination - who is to say anyone is focusing on fixes security breaches/leaks/weaknesses. Just look at the mess we had with OpenSSL - even as open source. There is no place for passive security!
Ah, relativity. You will never be 100% secure. So what if it takes a DWave 2x 100 years to crack your password if you can just as easily delete the hash and log right in? Using an obscure (at least for Windows) cryptography algorithm on your hard drive can fix that, and defeat BitLocker exploits, even with the same password.

Obscurity does have it's place. A celebrity is more likely to have their Twitter page hacked than your average Joe. So what ol Whitney should have done to not get jacked by a group of scriptkiddies is to just use an alias.

Obscurity works if you're smart enough. It takes more resources to find what you're looking for, if its even there at all.
 
Old 02-02-2016, 01:58 PM   #86
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Firefox.
 
Old 02-02-2016, 10:21 PM   #87
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Chrome on my Androids (but this isn't the Android forum.)
Firefox on my other Linux machines.
 
Old 02-05-2016, 10:54 PM   #88
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Browser of the Year

Chromium
 
Old 02-06-2016, 12:16 PM   #89
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I use Chromium, Midori and recently Chrome for particular sites, but Firefox still does all the hard work.
 
Old 02-08-2016, 02:56 AM   #90
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