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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 02-09-2016, 07:34 PM   #91
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I'd have voted for Iceweasel, but it's never worked longer than a few days for me before it starts locking up the system. I've tried it in all my Linuxes since SuSE/openSUSE days and all through my Slackware 13.37 through 14.1 days.

Then a few years ago I started to use Seamonkey because FF was just getting too big and slow and intrusive, but the last year or a little less, Seamonkey has been leaving ghosts running in my system after shutting it down and it was using lots of RAM.

So, I like Dillo, but it doesn't work everywhere yet for me. I've been using Palemoon for the past 5 months or so and I'm liking it.
 
Old 02-09-2016, 07:41 PM   #92
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There is another browser uzbl good.
 
Old 02-09-2016, 09:43 PM   #93
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Chromium gets my vote
 
Old 02-10-2016, 12:02 AM   #94
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i think all minimalistic webkit frontends should be pulled together into one choice, just to make the fanbois really, really angry.

except dwb, of course.
 
Old 02-10-2016, 03:47 PM   #95
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Firefox won for the 13th straight year, and for the 12th straight year it got a majority vote. 2002 was the last time another browser took the title and that was the Mozilla Suite. I use SeaMonkey which is a continuation of the Suite. What kept me from going to Firefox was that extensions have to be signed by Mozilla to be used on the latest Firefox. SeaMonkey doesn't require extensions to be signed at this time. If SeaMonkey did require signed extensions, I would likely switch to Pale Moon.

Although, Google Chrome is the most used browser, on the Windows, Mac, and Android platforms; it combined with Chromium hasn't done as well with getting Linux users to switch to it.

Also, Konqueror got only one vote this year. This may be due to Konqueror not having a maintainer, and the QtWebKit in Konqueror not having had even a security update since September 2014. There are a few popular pages that do not work in that version of WebKit such as Wikimapia. Qt is working on QtWebEngine which uses Blink, and some KDE developers are working on the Fiber browser which uses the Chromium embedded framework.
 
Old 02-10-2016, 04:18 PM   #96
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The results are especially interesting when you consider what browsers people actually use when visiting LQ: http://jeremy.linuxquestions.org/201...tats-for-2015/

--jeremy
 
Old 02-10-2016, 04:45 PM   #97
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You mean HAVE to u$e!
 
Old 02-11-2016, 11:02 AM   #98
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SeaMonkey!
It has proven to be a more than adequate replacement for the late,
great Opera 12.16.
+1 I miss my dearly departed Opera 12.16. I've moved on to Chrome, Vivaldi shows promise and I occasionally use e-links just for the heck of it.
 
Old 02-11-2016, 11:48 AM   #99
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Firefox 4 ever!!
 
Old 02-11-2016, 01:19 PM   #100
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Given the (IMO) supremely bad performance of Firefox anymore, I'm rather surprised how totally it dominated this. Although, admittedly, if they could fix the performance issue, it would be my favorite again as well.
 
Old 02-11-2016, 02:04 PM   #101
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Given the (IMO) supremely bad performance of Firefox anymore, I'm rather surprised how totally it dominated this. Although, admittedly, if they could fix the performance issue, it would be my favorite again as well.
I find that with NoScript and AdBlock Firefox takes longer to open but, after that, is comparable with Chrom[e|ium] as regards using the pages.
To me Firefox is for browsing the web and Chrom[e|ium] is for when some web developer is too stupid to code a proper site (OK, a little harsh but I think othes may know what I mean?).
 
Old 02-11-2016, 02:23 PM   #102
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I find that with NoScript and AdBlock Firefox takes longer to open but, after that, is comparable with Chrom[e|ium] as regards using the pages.
To me Firefox is for browsing the web and Chrom[e|ium] is for when some web developer is too stupid to code a proper site (OK, a little harsh but I think othes may know what I mean?).
I've actually found that with noscript running, Firefox is unusably slow. Takes too long to open, takes minutes to load a page (that loaded in chrome in 3 seconds), and scrolling is impossible as it won't show any movement, then suddenly jump to the bottom. I've been forced to uninstall it on everything I have (including quad-core hyperthreaded laptop w/ 16 GB ram, octo-core desktop w/ 16 GB ram, and a 1 year old dual-core hyperthreaded 16 GB ram laptop) just to keep it SLIGHTLY usable. And even then, attempting to scroll a page results in noticeable lag and jitter at best, complete unusability at worst depending on how badly coded the page is.
 
Old 02-12-2016, 06:09 AM   #103
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I find that with NoScript and AdBlock Firefox takes longer to open but, after that, is comparable with Chrom[e|ium] as regards using the pages.
To me Firefox is for browsing the web and Chrom[e|ium] is for when some web developer is too stupid to code a proper site (OK, a little harsh but I think othes may know what I mean?).
Absolute cobblers

When firefox was released - and for some time afterwards - it was a great browser. Now they can't be bothered to implement the most basic HTML5 fields. Not only do they consider this so insignificant that they can't be ar**d to assign it as a task but they can't even get the fallback to standard text field correct.

Date and time fields should fall back to standard text input fields - with Firefox they fall back to very short text fields that can't display the whole date.

Because I do create web related software I have Chrome, Opera and Firefox on my system. Firefox has gone from my number 1 to number 3. They seem to have completely lost the plot, which is a great pity
 
Old 02-12-2016, 01:34 PM   #104
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Absolute cobblers

When firefox was released - and for some time afterwards - it was a great browser. Now they can't be bothered to implement the most basic HTML5 fields. Not only do they consider this so insignificant that they can't be ar**d to assign it as a task but they can't even get the fallback to standard text field correct.

Date and time fields should fall back to standard text input fields - with Firefox they fall back to very short text fields that can't display the whole date.

Because I do create web related software I have Chrome, Opera and Firefox on my system. Firefox has gone from my number 1 to number 3. They seem to have completely lost the plot, which is a great pity
Yet, at home. And work, I use Firefox all the time with no issues.
Don't get me wrong -- they've not exactly set the world on fire but it's rare I find issues.
 
Old 02-12-2016, 03:10 PM   #105
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I use firefox with my ssh proxy setup, that's the only good use I've found for it because firefox allows proxying dns queries.
For everything else I use chrome because it rarely fails. I've have had many issues with firefox using insane amount of ram when playing hd youtube videos, chrome never has such problem.

I used to be a big firefox fan but it seems nowadays that they are now trying to turn it into something else than a browser (voip and whatnot) I only need a decent browser I don't need any extras
 
  


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