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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2006. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 18th.


View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Firefox 1,610 74.61%
Konqueror 160 7.41%
Opera 232 10.75%
Mozilla 36 1.67%
lynx 11 0.51%
links/elinks 5 0.23%
Netscape 3 0.14%
Epiphany 28 1.30%
Dillo 15 0.70%
Galeon 10 0.46%
SeaMonkey 43 1.99%
Flock 5 0.23%
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Old 01-02-2007, 04:43 AM   #31
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Of the browsers listed, Firefox works best when plugins count, Konqueror would me my second choice because it "just works", except that there are some sites where Konqueror does not work

The others just don't work so smoothly as of now. And the FF-fork..well, it sounds kids games. Firefox ruled last year, and I guess it will this year too
Old 01-02-2007, 04:45 AM   #32
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firefox is surely a memory monster, but I vote it, I'm familiar it only
Old 01-02-2007, 05:21 AM   #33
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I vote for Swiftfox (not listed). When I installed version 2.0.1, I found all plugins were installed. I was so impressed by that, I'm going to make another donation soon.
Old 01-02-2007, 05:26 AM   #34
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Firefox It there really anything else ? Although lynx has saved me several times.
Old 01-02-2007, 05:34 AM   #35
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I voted for FireFox even though I generally use Mozilla/SeaMonkey while visitng LQ. That's because I use SeaMonkey to visit sites that require cookies and FF for sites that do not.
Old 01-02-2007, 05:35 AM   #36
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SeaMonkey. Only Seamonkey has "Send Page" option which works correctly. It is so good to have possibility to send home exact copy of some interesting page whenever you want from. Afterwards you can use all benefits of mail search to process such pages collected as e-mails. "Send Link" doesn't cut it because WWW pages change so often and so quickly, links often disappear alltogether, contents later has been censored etc.

Firefox doesn't have "Send Page" despite multiple promises to make it. IE has it but it often does not work correctly.
Old 01-02-2007, 05:50 AM   #37
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I have ok with Mozilla.
Old 01-02-2007, 07:07 AM   #38
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I vote firefox 2.0, even sometimes i've used flock or opera
Old 01-02-2007, 07:15 AM   #39
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I voted firefox! I like its crossplatformness (I guess there is no word like this but I like making word up)!
Old 01-02-2007, 07:17 AM   #40
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I voted for Firefox, as it is my main browser. However, special mention to Opera, an excellent and fast browser. I also re-discovered Konqueror recently, since I installed KDE after years on Gnome, and it is not too bad. But Firefox definitly leads...
Old 01-02-2007, 07:53 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by eypros
I voted firefox! I like its crossplatformness (I guess there is no word like this but I like making word up)!
I don't see how this can be a reason to choose Firefox over all the other options there, given that most of them are cross-platform!
Old 01-02-2007, 10:05 AM   #42
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Firefox, extensions galore!
Old 01-02-2007, 11:30 AM   #43
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I love Epiphany! It just has all I need, nothing more, nothing less.
Old 01-02-2007, 12:26 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by stingo
why firefox? Opera is older development, lightning fast, and well polished now for linux.
i agree i agree i and light and the pages seem to look better for some reason. My only issue was getting some plug-ins to work(namely mplayer) however that is taken care of now
Old 01-02-2007, 12:45 PM   #45
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Usually I use Firefox. (A bit more convenient and, maybe, functional than Opera) What I miss there is switching of there those macromediaflash adds (In between, when several pages are loaded with those stupid animations, that consumes all the CPU). Mainly annoying advertisements made with that flash, which spoil the eyes and make the headache, so I have no choice, as to rename those flashlibs in order the browsers could not find them, and the life changes for better. Another possibility I miss there - is viewing easily pictures from the filtered out (for images) sites (sometimes I DO WANT to see a picture - and it is not convenient). Also, "restore new session"-invention in the last version is annoying enough (it is not done correctly). Anyway, thanks for the developers (and sponsors;-)( - and still I use the product ;-)))


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