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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 01-16-2007, 06:52 AM   #106
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Dillo! Small and quick.
Old 01-16-2007, 08:01 AM   #107
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I generally use firefox, and have the 9 beta flash player running smooth. But I find Konqueror will usually render things better and more consistently. I vote Konqueror, because when firefox can't 'do it' for me, Konqueror always can.
Old 01-16-2007, 08:49 AM   #108
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Used the fox since it was the bird..The best on all o/s
Old 01-16-2007, 11:17 AM   #109
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I love the simplicity found in Epiphany...
It works fine... it is lightweight... it is simple... i love Epiphany...
Old 01-16-2007, 11:55 AM   #110
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Another vote for Firefox, although Opera is pushing it close.
Old 01-16-2007, 02:30 PM   #111
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I prefer Konqueror, because the UI seems a little more stable (based on QT, not XUL), it seems a little lighter and faster, and because it integrates better with KDE. The only good reason to use firefox, IMHO, is if you really want AJAXy stuff like gmail. And, gmail works more or less with Konqueror now, so I prefer to just use that rather than switch between the two.
Old 01-16-2007, 06:57 PM   #112
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why even have this poll, firefox is and always will be the reigning champ
Old 01-17-2007, 01:08 AM   #113
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I use the firefox.
Old 01-17-2007, 06:24 AM   #114
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No one can outfox the Firefox
Old 01-17-2007, 07:55 AM   #115
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Originally Posted by the1sephiroth
why even have this poll, firefox is and always will be the reigning champ
I think some of us still curious about the 2nd place, which IMHO, will be a fight between konqueror and opera (last year konqueror defeated opera by less than 1%)

*I voted for konqueror
Old 01-17-2007, 08:27 AM   #116
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it looks weird that dillo , lynx , links and opera are in the list ... they are really "one of a kind" ...

ok , in this station i vote for seamonkey ...

Old 01-17-2007, 09:41 AM   #117
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What about best text-based browser, w3m ? Blah... FF rules them all although Opera is technologically superior... But no chance without extensions.
Old 01-17-2007, 09:51 AM   #118
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My vote goes for firefox
Old 01-17-2007, 10:07 AM   #119
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my vote goes to epiphany
firefox crashes on me too often!!!
Old 01-17-2007, 12:10 PM   #120
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Opera gets my vote. Far better keyboard control than FF, and feels more finished IMO. Also, the mouse gestures and built in torrent client are handy. As is it starting up with the last session saved. Being able to turn off the plugins and GIF animations from buttons on the toolbar is handy for when I get pointed at sites like MySpace or just anything with loads of ads on it, and the Java and JS toggles are handy for if I ever need to go to a dodgy site.

I've never found a use for any of the firefox extensions that aren't included in Opera by default.

Firefox's only real plus side over opera, IMO, is that it's open source, and can therefore be run easily on 64-bit machines, while Opera cannot.


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