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jeremy 11-15-2003 11:59 AM

Browser of the Year
What browser do you prefer when visiting LQ?


Andrew Benton 11-15-2003 02:08 PM

I'd like to vote for Firebird but when I do I get

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What's that about? Do you want us to vote or not?

Edit - it's working now. Sorry for the spam.

Skyline 11-15-2003 02:13 PM

Firebird - fast, functional - simplicity.........

acid_kewpie 11-15-2003 02:21 PM

"Phoneix" Phoenix. but then seeing as it IS firebird, should really just be removed all together.

Misel 11-15-2003 02:58 PM

"Phoneix" - ain't that Phoenix? ;) and then: wasn't Phoenix renamed to Firebird?

closet geek 11-15-2003 03:11 PM

Opera every time!!

closet geek 11-15-2003 03:12 PM

btw I couldn't vote either :(


OmegaBlac 11-15-2003 06:15 PM

What happened Epiphany?!? If you think firebird is fast you should try Epiphany. And what about Elinks? :cool:

bolinux 11-15-2003 06:23 PM

I had to vote for firebird because it's exactly what I want and nothing more.

Why isn't Internet Explorer on the list.:confused:

pilot1 11-15-2003 07:40 PM

Internet explorer in a Linux forum?
My vote is for Opera.
Yes, it's proprietary, and yes, it does use more memory than Firebird, but it does some things that Firebird can't. (E.g. clearing all cookies, cache on exit. Tabbed browsing without the use of a IMHO buggy plugin. A handy thing at the bottom of the screen to tell you how fast a webpage is loading.)

KptnKrill 11-15-2003 07:43 PM


Originally posted by OmegaBlac
What happened Epiphany?!? If you think firebird is fast you should try Epiphany. And what about Elinks? :cool:
Well if we're talking speed then what about dillo? ;)

trickykid 11-15-2003 07:48 PM


Originally posted by bolinux
Why isn't Internet Explorer on the list.:confused:
Browsers for Linux. IE isn't a native Linux application. If we were here to vote for Windows applications, well, this wouldn't be a Linux forum and we'd also have Office, Dreamweaver and too many others to list in all the other categories.


OmegaBlac 11-15-2003 08:01 PM


Originally posted by KptnKrill
Well if we're talking speed then what about dillo? ;)
Maybe. But I would not use it as my main browser. I ran into quite a few sites that it was unable to load properly. Haven't had a problem with Epiphany loading any site. Thats the one I'm sticking with for now.

Scruff 11-15-2003 08:14 PM

Firebird! When visiting anywhere ;)

AntEater 11-15-2003 08:16 PM

I voted for Firbird but if Links/Elinks (not lynx) had been listed I would have had a more difficult time deciding.

KptnKrill 11-15-2003 08:31 PM


Originally posted by OmegaBlac
Maybe. But I would not use it as my main browser. I ran into quite a few sites that it was unable to load properly. Haven't had a problem with Epiphany loading any site. Thats the one I'm sticking with for now.
I didn't say use as a main browser. I just said if we're talking speed. ;)

tallship 11-15-2003 10:18 PM

I voted for Phoenix, but wonder why Epiphany isn't listed...

bolinux 11-15-2003 10:51 PM

I was kidding about the Internet Explorer. Just to let you know that.:p

JDMnet 11-15-2003 11:23 PM

I like both Mozilla and Firebird - but vited for Mozilla.


sikosis 11-16-2003 12:13 AM

Firebird is the best browser on all OSes I use :D - Linux, BeOS and even Win32

green_dragon37 11-16-2003 12:25 AM

Where's galeon?

buttersoft 11-16-2003 03:23 AM

I used Opera on Windows, but find in Linux Konqueror is all I want and more.

slakmagik 11-16-2003 04:01 AM

I'll echo several others: that is a strange list. w3m is *far* and away my favorite console browser but links isn't even on there. And dillo is my speed demon and local html documentation browser and it's not there.

But mozilla is the *only* browser I can't live without. :D

The real mozilla (Mozilla 1.6 alpha) - not IE, er, Phoenix, er, Firebird. ;)

Dark Skywalker 11-16-2003 04:15 AM

Yet another vote for Firebird 0.6 - both under Linux and Windows.

baud 11-16-2003 04:21 AM

Where's galeon ??? 11-16-2003 04:22 AM

firebird, cause it is not so much overfeatured :)
and blazing fast!

comsomer 11-16-2003 07:46 AM

links and dillo :(
Where are they?

Well i use lynx and firebird in the most time(Firebird's amazing displaying USACO Training Program Gateway)

perry 11-16-2003 07:55 AM

Re: Browser of the Year

Originally posted by jeremy
What browser do you prefer when visiting LQ?


Gawd Damnit! you haven't got Galeon in there. It's all i use now. I know it's based on Mozilla but it's not the same thing

how could you forget Galeon?

- perry

jeremy 11-16-2003 10:34 AM

Galeon has been added.


martinman 11-16-2003 10:40 AM

firebird all the way

Lostman 11-16-2003 11:22 AM


Originally posted by closet geek
Opera every time!!
Hells yeah!

cyberFISH 11-16-2003 11:35 AM

I was a big mozilla person until they brought firebird!

Its light, fast and very compatible, what else to say!!!!!

slakmagik 11-16-2003 11:39 AM

I'd be curious to know where Firebird is getting its votes from - mainly from ex-Mozilla and ex-Opera users but I wonder about the ratio between the two.

And it's interesting that, if you add up the Mozilla family of browsers it's almost as lopsided as the webserver category. (Well, okay, nothing's *that* lopsided, but still...)

synaptical 11-16-2003 03:03 PM

firebird (ex-mozilla user :D), and epiphany for when firebird crashes b/c of bad page code.

Baldorg 11-16-2003 03:30 PM


And if you download a few add-ons/skins it becomes godly.

fancypiper 11-16-2003 03:37 PM

Links works well and displays much better than lynx, but it isn't in the list. :(

mbegovic 11-16-2003 03:45 PM

Opera all the way. Windows or Linux. It's what I'm using right now.


eehoo 11-16-2003 06:22 PM


joseph 11-16-2003 07:09 PM

i will vote for Epiphany but since there is no Epiphany i will choose Mozilla

leonscape 11-16-2003 07:40 PM

Konq for me. It handles Javascript and Cookies better than any other browser. Its quick, and doesn't tack long to load. Firebird just didn't cut it for me. Nice but misses some important things to control over how it behaves. Just too basic for me. Galeon is good on Gnome.

a slacker 11-16-2003 09:53 PM


Originally posted by eehoo
Thats what I was just about to say ;)

Epiphany is without a doubt the best browser I have ever used

dbrody 11-16-2003 09:57 PM

Well, Epiphany is also Gnome's official browser, so its kinda suprising that it isnt on the poll...

jeremy 11-16-2003 11:15 PM

Epiphany has been added.


yapp 11-17-2003 06:51 AM

I've even installed Mozilla at my work, where I need to use Windows 2000. I like it a lot better then Internet Explorer.

Jay for mozilla :D

mariuz 11-17-2003 08:53 AM

Hey is *mozilla* firebird not simple *firebird*. There is an oss database named firebird (tm)

3. When referring to Thunderbird or Firebird before or during the 1.4 release cycle, make sure to use the project name with Mozilla pre-pended as "Mozilla Thunderbird" or "Mozilla Firebird" instead of Mozilla alone or Firebird/Thunderbird alone.

After the release of 1.4 we will be doing our primary development on the Firebird and Thunderbird projects. When we do releases of that codebase we should be using self-descriptive brand identities for the public and the press. New rule:

LoungeLizard 11-17-2003 11:40 AM

Firebird all the way!!!

antonio_leal 11-17-2003 03:36 PM

boty -> Mozilla
Mozilla: fast, stable, reliable, great features, excellent mail client, using Mozilla since 1.2, before that used Netscape until 4.7, never IE!!!

Mozilla: all I need to browse and communicate on the net!!!

lsces 11-17-2003 03:54 PM

Firebird is only an internal name
We have been assured by Mozilla that FIREBIRD is only an internal name for the NEW Mozilla Browser.
Once this project is integrated back into the suite FIREBIRD (The Browser) will cease to exist.
It should not be marketed as a product and should be removed from this poll.
You will find the REAL Firebird on the Database List where it belongs !

jsmarshall85 11-17-2003 04:23 PM

Firebird rocks!

darthtux 11-17-2003 08:44 PM

This was actually close for me. I am currently using Firebird and voted for it. I also enjoy Galeon,Netscape (nice integrated aol messenger), and Opera.

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