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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2005. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends March 6th.


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 02-01-2006, 07:50 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by arunvk
i tried konqueror after taking part in this vote. well i found that konquer could not load the gmail page in java mode. instead it opened in html mode. then i went to the konqueror site only to find that java 1.5 is not supported yet.
Well, gmail does not work in Konqueror because google does not want to support it (they ignore less common browser like konqueror ) But it works if you change the user agent to Firefox. And btw, i think gmail does not use java 1.5, but uses javascript.

And if java 1.5 does not work, you can try to go to Configure Konqueror, Java & JavaScript, under java tab you specify path to java executable (mine is /opt/jdk1.5.0_01/bin/java)

However, I also love firefox, I use it in Windows, and I also promote it to my friends who still use Windows . Firefox is a standard compliant browser, but I prefer browser that offers good integration with my desktop.
Old 02-01-2006, 08:14 AM   #62
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firefox for me
Old 02-01-2006, 08:19 AM   #63
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Smile Firefox

Love it. Only one I use on Linux, MAC, and others.
Old 02-01-2006, 08:24 AM   #64
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Firefox with a list of thousands of extensions and themes doesn't have any competition.
Old 02-01-2006, 08:27 AM   #65
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Originally Posted by peter_89
Again, I have to say Opera, it's just so fully featured.
But also not "open source". They do not provide the source code. Great as a browser no doubt, but unless they do a binary targetting the platform you use - useless.

Neither does Safari - but they do contribute code back to KHTML, which they use for it's core.
Old 02-01-2006, 08:31 AM   #66
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Firefox with Flashgot installed.
Old 02-01-2006, 09:12 AM   #67
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Opera ftw!

I use opera, much better than any other browser I've ever tried, and I've tried alot of browsers :P
Old 02-01-2006, 09:35 AM   #68
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Too bad you can't mark two choices. I like Dillo for its speed and small size, but for compatibility it has to be Opera.
Old 02-01-2006, 11:01 AM   #69
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Opera, runs 10x faster than anything on my PIII, plus its my rss reader+mail client+newsreader
Old 02-01-2006, 11:55 AM   #70
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I Like Firefox a lot and I use it both on my Linux box [1] and at work.
But being a KDE Guy and as I use it almost as much, I have to support Konqueror (i couldn't tell which one is better, but Konqui is faster).

[1] A single and humble laptop now, my network stood far behind in Spain
Old 02-01-2006, 12:04 PM   #71
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I've been using opera for 4 years
Old 02-01-2006, 12:30 PM   #72
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Originally Posted by hand of fate
SeaMonkey was only released today, in 2006. It can't really be a members choice of 2005 given that it didn't even exist in 2005!

I voted for Mozilla. In fact I've been playing with SeaMonkey nightlies for quite some time, but still kept Mozilla 1.7 installed until SeaMonkey became final.
the final 1.0 wasn't available in 2006, but the transition from moz to SM certainly happened in 2005.
Old 02-01-2006, 12:58 PM   #73
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stuck, firefox has all its plugins, love footiefox and gmail notifier. but now that konqueror has adblock aswel im not sure. Firefox because i use it all the time in windoz and konqueror wont load me router page properly but its reli close
Old 02-01-2006, 01:27 PM   #74
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opera of course
Old 02-01-2006, 01:35 PM   #75
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Wheere's the results??????

Originally Posted by jeremy
What browser do you prefer when browsing LQ?
Well where are they?


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