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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Firefox 612 65.25%
Konqueror 22 2.35%
Opera 86 9.17%
Chrome 129 13.75%
lynx 7 0.75%
links/elinks 5 0.53%
Epiphany 9 0.96%
Dillo 3 0.32%
Galeon 0 0%
SeaMonkey 20 2.13%
Flock 2 0.21%
IceCat 2 0.21%
Midori 14 1.49%
w3m 4 0.43%
Chromium 23 2.45%
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:41 PM   #136
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What about the classic Mozilla - Seamonkey Internet Suite?


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I voted for Firefox and I will also agree that on linux at least I wish there was something else as fully featured I could use. Im not interested in opera as its closed source and I like to know that people know exactly what a browser is doing. In console I like lynx and links they are actually quite good at getting information without all the silly fluff that the internet is inundated with these days. Back in the day I used to use dillo I dunno if that was on the list or not. Actually I am not sure if its even being developed anymore or not if not I will be a sad panda as I loved it. It was simple clean and did what it needed to do.
More then anything tho I would like someone to create a open source flash alternative. The one from adobe is prone to abuse and causes Firefox to crash on all flash content if you build Firefox from source with system used libs.
The original Mozilla is not dead, it has simply been renamed. Mozilla calls it Seamonkey; Debian calls it Iceape. It is a classic browser with the classic interface found in the original Netscape browser. The Gecko rendering engine, possibly replaced, at least for Javascript rendering, with the TraceMonkey tool, is not quite as quick as either the 10.5 release of Opera or the 5.0 release of Google Chrome, but it is lighter in memory consumption and has done really well to improve that factor, to the extent that the current version consumes fewer resources than an active Chrome session.

Seamonkey got a few votes, but if you want something that works for mail and browsing, try Seamonkey again; it still works, in fact, it works better than ever before.
 
Old 03-13-2010, 04:50 PM   #137
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+1 for IceApe. I have Flash and Java 6u18 running well on older gear with that browser. Posting on it now.
 
Old 03-13-2010, 05:02 PM   #138
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I've never fully understood the differences between Seamonkey/Iceape and Firefox/Iceweasel, in all honesty. They've always seemed like the same thing under a different name.
And Flash is always a pest in browsers, it's either Gnash, which doesn't always work well, or adobe-flash which is a resource hog. Unless I'm missing a Mozilla-browser compatible option.
 
Old 03-13-2010, 07:08 PM   #139
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my firefox hanging some times because of some scripts!
 
Old 03-15-2010, 03:32 AM   #140
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ChromePlus browser has a Linux version now which can really terminate Firefox.
See chromeplus.org. aweful!
 
Old 03-15-2010, 04:11 AM   #141
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For faster surfing chrome is perfect.........
 
Old 03-16-2010, 02:39 AM   #142
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It's Firefox for me
 
Old 03-17-2010, 12:28 AM   #143
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For faster surfing chrome is perfect.........
Same, and unlike some people I find it to be less memory intensive than Firefox. Firefox has turned into a tubby bitch in my opinion.
 
Old 03-17-2010, 02:25 AM   #144
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Same, and unlike some people I find it to be less memory intensive than Firefox. Firefox has turned into a tubby bitch in my opinion.
Probably all the patches for the security holes that did not exist in the first place.
On a scale of 1 to 10:
Firefox=7/10
IE=1/10
Chrome=0/10 I dont like google.
 
Old 03-17-2010, 05:45 AM   #145
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There's always Chromium, the only relation to Google is that it's hosted on Google Code.
Personally I don't find Firefox memory intensive or heavy. It works just fine for me, and even manages to be respectable on older computers as well.
Chrome/Chromium on the other hand, the only thing left that I like is that each tab is a separate process. Bring that to Firefox, and nothing will have a chance against it for me.
 
Old 03-17-2010, 02:44 PM   #146
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Chrome/Chromium on the other hand, the only thing left that I like is that each tab is a separate process. Bring that to Firefox, and nothing will have a chance against it for me.
I dont see the advantage of that.
It just uses up the process table.
 
Old 03-17-2010, 04:25 PM   #147
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It means if one tab starts causing trouble you kill just that tab, and not the entire browser.
 
Old 03-18-2010, 01:25 AM   #148
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Yes. That is helpful at times. And I am finding Chrome to be faster than Firefox. And looks nice as well.
 
Old 03-18-2010, 02:34 AM   #149
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Yes, I like Chrome/Chromium. The speed is fast. Just lacks some enhanced features I always stick to: mouse gesture, adblock, Superdrag etc. Those features are also important for me cause they can save 30% of my time when surfing internet. That's why I choose chromeplus, the best! Try it at www.chromeplus.org . Worthy!
 
Old 03-18-2010, 04:42 AM   #150
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All those can be added to default Chromium with a few addons. No need for a separate browser. Most of those are also available for Firefox.
 
  


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