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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Firefox 1,471 71.90%
Konqueror 226 11.05%
Mozilla 80 3.91%
Opera 207 10.12%
lynx 8 0.39%
links/elinks 12 0.59%
Netscape 4 0.20%
Epiphany 18 0.88%
Dillo 11 0.54%
Galeon 9 0.44%
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Old 01-28-2006, 03:09 PM   #1
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Old 01-28-2006, 03:20 PM   #2
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I would go with Firefox 1.5 here.
Old 01-29-2006, 06:07 AM   #3
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I use Opera.
Old 01-29-2006, 11:42 AM   #4
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I picked Firefox, but I spent most of 2005 using Mozilla .
Old 01-29-2006, 12:52 PM   #5
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Opera, finally totally free and no need to look for and install plugins.
Old 01-29-2006, 03:48 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Fraggle
Opera, finally totally free
Is it so? I might actually try it now.
Old 01-29-2006, 04:15 PM   #7
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Konqueror 3.5 else Firefox.
Old 01-29-2006, 05:48 PM   #8
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Writing scripts to have lynx browse the web and then parsing the output can be very useful. Lynx has my vote.
Old 01-29-2006, 06:17 PM   #9
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Internet Explorer! Without its security holes, nobody would've even heard of Firefox...
Old 01-29-2006, 08:48 PM   #10
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Firefox is much slower and crashes more than Konqueror plus its in GTK which doesn't integrate nicely with KDE but I just can live without all those firefox plugins (I love you Greasemonkey!) and I can't get flash on konqueror because I'm on a AMD64 system.
Old 01-29-2006, 08:51 PM   #11
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Opera, since it became totally free this past year.
Old 01-29-2006, 10:31 PM   #12
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but AFAIK, it's totally free as in beer, not freedom. I don't like the wasy Opera leaves tabs open. I voted Firefox, despite the fact that I'm still running 1.0.7(etch takes forever to get 1.5)
Old 01-30-2006, 03:45 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by microsoft/linux
I voted Firefox, despite the fact that I'm still running 1.0.7(etch takes forever to get 1.5)
I got exactly the same problem, though I hope it'll be 1.5 in etch soon. I definitely need Greasemonkey...
Old 01-30-2006, 06:14 AM   #14
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:53 AM   #15
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Since I'm already using Gnome, I find that Epiphany is faster at responding than Firefox, and it has a great bookmark system in which one bookmark can be in several categories. The bookmarks are kept for use in other Gnome applications, too. Finally, the extensions are more easily installable than in Firefox, simply by opening Tools > Extensions, then choosing the ones you like. I personally add auto-reload for my slashdot tab and the ability to move tabs around and between windows.


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