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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Firefox 999 75.91%
Konqueror 50 3.80%
Opera 135 10.26%
lynx 3 0.23%
links/elinks 8 0.61%
Epiphany 17 1.29%
Dillo 8 0.61%
Galeon 2 0.15%
SeaMonkey 32 2.43%
Flock 2 0.15%
IceCat 6 0.46%
Chrome 38 2.89%
Midori 12 0.91%
w3m 4 0.30%
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:33 AM   #16
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I voted firefox ... it's what I use on all platforms. Anyway, I've used the mozilla stuff since the early netscape, back when it competed with mosaic, and it's always done the job pretty well.
Old 01-11-2009, 01:10 PM   #17
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when chrome for linux will come ???
Old 01-11-2009, 08:29 PM   #18
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Opera is the only browser.

FF and Iceweasel were crashmeisters last year, and Chrome?! on a Linux forum?! or is that just wishfiul thinking.

I tried it on both Vista and Xp............ then I installed Opera
Old 01-12-2009, 03:15 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by richs-lxh View Post
Opera is the only browser.

FF and Iceweasel were crashmeisters last year, and Chrome?! on a Linux forum?! or is that just wishfiul thinking.

I tried it on both Vista and Xp............ then I installed Opera
Maybe I can be a counterpoint

FF3/Iceweasel have worked for me all through the year.
If they didn't behave, I'd just twist their arms till they worked.
Have not had any problems since
Old 01-12-2009, 10:03 AM   #20
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I use 3 browsers:
iceweasel (firefox)
Old 01-13-2009, 01:56 AM   #21
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FireFox all the way. robust, and enhanced with awesome extensions...
Old 01-13-2009, 08:23 AM   #22
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Firefox is good.
Old 01-13-2009, 10:33 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by linuxlover.chaitanya View Post
Chrome's available on Linux?????
chrome just added thier own http stack and you can now compile from source there will be packages soon

Old 01-13-2009, 12:05 PM   #24
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i voted midori but i use 80% of my time arora

Last edited by mariuz; 01-13-2009 at 12:34 PM.
Old 01-13-2009, 03:44 PM   #25
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I'll be very happy when Dillo gets javascript and secure support fully working. But, links does everything I need (even the limited javascript I need). And it does render some pages better than lynx (which is my second favorite).
Old 01-13-2009, 09:30 PM   #26
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The addons/customization make Firefox the only one I use on a regular everyday basis. That said, I'm not happy with FF 3 and the "awful bar", places.sqlite etc. though I'll soon have to learn to live with it (still using FF2x).
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:23 AM   #27
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I use 3 browsers in the following sequence:
1) firefox
2) Web Browser, File Manager, ...
Konqueror 3.1.3-52 Red Hat
From Authors:
David Faure
Simon Hausmann
Michael Reiher
Matthias Welk
Alexander Nuendorf
Michael Brade
Lars Knoll
Antii Koivisto
Dirk Mueller
Peter Kelly
Waldo Bastian
Matt Koss
Alex Zepeda
Stephen Kulow
Richard Moore
Dima Rogozin
Wynn Wilkes
Harri Porten
George Staikos
Dawit Alamayehu
Carsten Pfeiffer
Torsten Rahn
Torben Weis
Joseph Weninger
3) Mozilla 1.4
Old 01-15-2009, 02:32 AM   #28
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I think Opera is best - you have web, mail, rss, irc in one application. But I wish it were GPL licensed...
Old 01-15-2009, 02:58 AM   #29
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i use firefox on all platforms
Old 01-15-2009, 03:43 AM   #30
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Opera rules! you should give it a try


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