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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Mozilla 348 26.67%
Mozilla Firebird 500 38.31%
Opera 154 11.80%
Konqueror 177 13.56%
Lynx 14 1.07%
Netscape 15 1.15%
Galeon 62 4.75%
Epiphany 35 2.68%
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Old 11-19-2003, 05:13 PM   #61
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Opera. My only closed source software.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 07:41 PM   #62
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lynx
also i like links browser (not here in the poll)
 
Old 11-20-2003, 12:08 AM   #63
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Originally posted by KptnKrill
I didn't say use as a main browser. I just said if we're talking speed.
Epiphany is just as fast as Dillo IMO. But as I mentioned before Epiphany seems to handle pages better so I use it as my main browser...in Arch Linux and Fedora.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 12:15 AM   #64
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Epiphany has been added.

--jeremy
Aye!! I already voted!! Man...will you be adding Links/Elinks to the list just for those that prefer it?
 
Old 11-20-2003, 12:56 PM   #65
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Epiphany... Why?

I use it since it's included in DropLineGnome for Slackware...

Appart the bookmarks which need some big improvements, it's really a fast-lean and clean browser for the Gnome Desktop... which I use everyday!
 
Old 11-21-2003, 11:54 AM   #66
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Firebird has to take it because it has the user friendliness of IE with none of the bugs, more features, and a nicer themed interface.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 07:15 AM   #67
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i like opera the most but also links and firebird...
 
Old 11-23-2003, 07:42 PM   #68
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I'm now using a GTK2+XFT[2?] build of Firebird optimized for my arch.

Bliss.


PS: Whats up with the FirdbirdDB people complaining about the dropping of Mozilla when talking about Mozilla Firebird? Its painfully obvious that we are talking about the Firebird browser, not FirebirdDB.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 06:36 AM   #69
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Mozilla man! All browser and no filler...tastes great too!

Slappy
 
Old 11-24-2003, 07:56 AM   #70
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Originally posted by Dravis
PS: Whats up with the FirdbirdDB people complaining about the dropping of Mozilla when talking about Mozilla Firebird? Its painfully obvious that we are talking about the Firebird browser, not FirebirdDB. [/B]
Because it's the same problem as Red Hat now trying to hijack Fedora.

Mozilla promised that Firebird was just an INTERNAL project name for the NEW Mozilla Browser. It is not supposed to be used outside the development group, and so should not be part of a poll. The Firebird title was supposed to have been dropped again once the new browser was rolled into the main Mozilla package, at which time its proper name of Mozilla Browser returns. But you can't rely on people keeping promises can you!
 
Old 11-26-2003, 04:53 AM   #71
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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.
I must say, I'm seriously suprised that Konqueror got so much voices and even more suprised after I read, what you wrote because in my experience it is quite the opposite. On my system Konqueror is the slowest. Also it doesn't seem to support CSS as well as Opera 7.2* or Mozilla so some pages get screwed up.

Personnaly I prefer Opera and was quite surprised that Konqueror passed it but I guess because Opera is closed source many people among the Linux scene seem to dislike it. I know a couple people who don't like it at all because of that.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 08:30 AM   #72
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Originally posted by Misel
I must say, I'm seriously suprised that Konqueror got so much voices and even more suprised after I read, what you wrote because in my experience it is quite the opposite. On my system Konqueror is the slowest. Also it doesn't seem to support CSS as well as Opera 7.2* or Mozilla so some pages get screwed up.

Personnaly I prefer Opera and was quite surprised that Konqueror passed it but I guess because Opera is closed source many people among the Linux scene seem to dislike it. I know a couple people who don't like it at all because of that.
Konqueror benefits from IE-like 'desktop lockin' and being closed source is a definite strike against Opera with many. I prefer mozilla to anything, regardless, but I suspect that's a big part of the Konqueror/Opera numbers. Firebird's over mozilla because it's lighter and the 'new thing'. Mozilla's hanging on to number two because, despite being declared 'over' (two versions ago and still kicking) and large and losing a lot of people to firebird, it really is the best.

Netscape is just mozilla with annoying branding and a lot of inferior details and lynx is console in a graphical WWW (and no longer the best console browser besides) and galeon and epiphany are more or less tied to the secondary IDE and 'splitting the market' much like mozilla and firebird, at a lower level, and probably just aren't very good anyway. I think *all* of mozilla, firebird, netscape, galeon, epiphany, are gecko-based, (konqueror, too?) so it's mostly UI and branding - gecko's obviously the crushing favorite of browser *bases*.

I feel like Howard Cosell. 'This brow-ser waar is remi-ni-scent of a-nother great strugg-le...' Anyway. My theories.
 
Old 11-26-2003, 02:25 PM   #73
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Originally posted by digiot
(konqueror, too?)
AFAIK KDE has its own HTML rendering engine which is used in Konqueror. However I once heard that it is possible to tell Konqueror to use gecko instead though I have no idea how to do that and there's a high possibility that it's only a roumor (sp?)
 
Old 11-26-2003, 05:36 PM   #74
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Ah, thanks for the clarification. I thought it was its own thing, but wasn't sure.

So
'gecko' 613
'other' 238
 
Old 11-26-2003, 07:49 PM   #75
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Originally posted by lsces
Because it's the same problem as Red Hat now trying to hijack Fedora.

Mozilla promised that Firebird was just an INTERNAL project name for the NEW Mozilla Browser. It is not supposed to be used outside the development group, and so should not be part of a poll. The Firebird title was supposed to have been dropped again once the new browser was rolled into the main Mozilla package, at which time its proper name of Mozilla Browser returns. But you can't rely on people keeping promises can you!
Firebird all the way - anyway, if it was supposed to be an 'INTERNAL project name' how comes that there are binaries and source code for it all over the place?
If it is not supposed to be used to be outside the development group it is probably not a good idea to have a website for it anyway,
Sorry about me being a dumbass but sometimes I just fail to understand the intricacies of Linux politics.

Last edited by crashmeister; 11-26-2003 at 07:50 PM.
 
  


 


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