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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 03-08-2016, 07:29 AM   #121
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Firefox
 
Old 03-08-2016, 07:32 AM   #122
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Interesting thoughts in this thread.

I'm not surprised that firefox is the runaway favorite.

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Old 03-08-2016, 10:46 AM   #123
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Not really looking to buy a new machine but sooner than later 32 bit will be a thing of the past. My grand kids like to play the old Windoze games such as Far Cry, COD...etc. so I'll need something 32 bit I suppose to keep them running...no?? Thoughts welcome.
Well, I know you said your are not looking to buy a new machine, but, OTOH,
as you said, 32-bit is on its way out, sooner than later.
So, if you can squeeze it into your budget, the simplest solution might be to buy yourself a 64-bit machine, put XP-service pack 3 (if you have a copy) on your 32-bit box and let the grandkids have at it. Just a thought.
 
Old 03-11-2016, 01:37 AM   #124
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Tried Chromium, really liked the performance - only to find out that the noscript addon as such is not available, only similar addons, not as full-featured and maintained as on firefox.

So, firefox it is I guess.
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My grand kids like to play the old Windoze games such as Far Cry, COD...etc. so I'll need something 32 bit I suppose to keep them running...no?? Thoughts welcome.
no, i don't think so.
i think 32bit stuff is possible to get working on a 64bit machine, but not the other way round.
 
Old 03-21-2016, 11:58 PM   #125
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32 bit Windoze

Thanks wizard and ondoho. Years ago I built a 32 bit windoze XP SP/3 box and mounted the old IDE HDD's on trays to make them easy to swap out. Think I may just set the 10 year old P-4 box I'm using now up with a rack and tray system and let 'em plug the rack in that has the games on it and let 'em have at it! I do have the original XP disk. Wonder if any of the service packs are still available or for that matter can a person even "activate" XP now since it's no longer supported? As cheap as new towers are now it's silly to keep messing around with the old P-4 I'm using but I've kinda grown fond of the 'ol gal. No matter though-Linux is going on whatever newer machine I get....
 
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:35 PM   #126
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Thanks wizard and ondoho. Years ago I built a 32 bit windoze XP SP/3 box and mounted the old IDE HDD's on trays to make them easy to swap out. Think I may just set the 10 year old P-4 box I'm using now up with a rack and tray system and let 'em plug the rack in that has the games on it and let 'em have at it! I do have the original XP disk. Wonder if any of the service packs are still available or for that matter can a person even "activate" XP now since it's no longer supported? As cheap as new towers are now it's silly to keep messing around with the old P-4 I'm using but I've kinda grown fond of the 'ol gal. No matter though-Linux is going on whatever newer machine I get....
I've installed XP from scratch, twice since the first of the year and haven't had a problem "activating" it. The security updates were no longer available, but I don't know about the service packs.
It was sometime ago, but I once did find the service packs available as a separate download, that is, not as a update, from the ms web site. I kept a copy of service pack 3, and have been able to install it via the "run" feature off of the main menu.

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Old 03-24-2016, 04:53 PM   #127
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I voted for Firefox on this poll, but I have since switched to using Seamonkey. The changes starting with v.29 and Australis on FF drove me to seek out another browser. After much testing, I am happily using Seamonkey, rather than a dumbed-down Chrome clone.
 
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Old 03-24-2016, 04:56 PM   #128
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Anyone have tried Vivaldi?
 
Old 03-24-2016, 05:12 PM   #129
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^ I have tried Vivaldi, and it is really shaping up to be a nice browser. Lots of user control, much like Seamonkey. If not Seamonkey, I would use Vivaldi (even though based on Chrome).
 
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^ I have tried Vivaldi, and it is really shaping up to be a nice browser. Lots of user control, much like Seamonkey. If not Seamonkey, I would use Vivaldi (even though based on Chrome).
When Opera "lost its way" I found SeaMonkey to be more than an adequate replacement for the "old" Opera-12.16.
Vivaldi is starting to have the "feel" of the old Opera, but it still has a ways to go. That and the designers have jumped on the retro-art deco bandwagon and it is just plain ugly. Hopefully, as it matures, they will offer, other than what is currently available, some way to completely change the "theme" and icons.
 
Old 03-25-2016, 12:04 PM   #131
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^ They have made it so you can turn off the per-site color scheming, which is nice. I really don't need a "rainbow of colors" for my open tabs, thank you very much!

I agree that Vivaldi has a ways to go. Hopefully they don't lose their way.
 
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Old 03-25-2016, 01:12 PM   #132
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Agreed, and it is a flat, dull rainbow at that.
Yes, I've tried their different settings.
 
Old 03-29-2016, 12:07 AM   #133
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I've installed XP from scratch, twice since the first of the year and haven't had a problem "activating" it. The security updates were no longer available, but I don't know about the service packs.
It was sometime ago, but I once did find the service packs available as a separate download, that is, not as a update, from the ms web site. I kept a copy of service pack 3, and have been able to install it via the "run" feature off of the main menu.
Good tip wizard. I'll log that down on paper, and for future reference, in the gray matter of my aging skull ! I do have a couple drives with XP and all service packs 1-3 tucked away so I should be in pretty good shape all things considered. At least till the kids get past the game addiction era...heee....heee.
 
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Old 03-30-2016, 03:19 PM   #134
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Anyone have tried Vivaldi?
i see no way to get to the source code.
one must assume it is closed source. just saying.
 
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i see no way to get to the source code.
one must assume it is closed source. just saying.
Indeed. With all due respect to the people involved I can't take it seriously at all.
My initial reasons for not using opera were a few functional annoyances but the path the browser is taking seems largely pointless to me. I really wanted to see Opera work but I see nothing hopeful form the people in my second favourite city.
 
  


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