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Old 01-13-2010, 10:38 AM   #46
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opera. i know it's not open source but it seems to work faster
Old 01-13-2010, 04:56 PM   #47
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Chromium? Where's Chromium, it's open-sourced.
Old 01-14-2010, 08:39 AM   #48
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Google's Chrome is quite nice. It is light and fast and works fairly well. I still think Firefox is the number 1 web browser for linux though.
Old 01-14-2010, 09:05 AM   #49
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I like extensions & addon's of firefox.
Old 01-14-2010, 10:38 AM   #50
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Originally Posted by exvor View Post
That's odd since my system when fully loaded with xorg rox filler and Firefox only runs at about 80mb of ram used.
Ok, I'll admit that I tend to run Firefox with a lot of tabs open, and until recently, I wasn't using AdBlockPlus, I still don't think that it should have been eating my machine alive. Having tabs run in separate processes (a-la Google Chrome) rather than threads makes a big difference too... having a single tab freeze doesn't kill the whole browser.

I think that Google hit a sweet spot with fast JavaScript rendering, relatively small memory footprint and launching one process per tab. I'll be interested to see how things evolve.
Old 01-17-2010, 10:18 AM   #51
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I see Icecat. I use Iceweasel and that's modded FF, so I'll choose FF.
Old 01-17-2010, 07:25 PM   #52
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Look we do run Virtualbox so are you going to put the rest up... Such as Safari and Windows IE... I would have voted iceweasel over chrome...

But there was no choice for iceweasel?????
Old 01-17-2010, 10:11 PM   #53
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I have used Firefox, since back in the Windows-XP days.

Presently, I have added the Mozilla/Firefox Repositories from to my Xubuntu Lucid /etc/apt/sources.list

While the current official release of Firefox is somewhere around 3.5.6 or 3.5.7
Firefox 3.6 is in Beta 4
But, I have been testing Firefox 3.7 pre-Alpha 1 . . . it's even faster than Chrome browser and, so far, stable.
Old 01-18-2010, 12:09 AM   #54
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Opera. The only dent in my enjoyment was the very recent discovery that it's not opensource.
really clean design visually, which for me is worth A LOT. speed dial assignation is smooth as. I think they pioneered that, and tabbed browsing.
And it's fast. And its symbol is an elegant O, for me much better to see every day than a disneycritter wrapped around the planet, but hey that's me, I like simple.
Tho' I haven't really tried out Konqueror etc., only IEyuk, FF, Opera and a few little quirky ones.
Chrome..hmm getting curious.
Old 01-18-2010, 03:25 AM   #55
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very recent discovery that it's not opensource
i discovered that too recently...thankfully i wasnt using it otherwise i would have to switch.
Old 01-18-2010, 03:38 AM   #56
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Firefox. Do not even use anything else. Chrome is ok but it is still evolving and will take some time.
Old 01-19-2010, 12:42 AM   #57
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Originally Posted by smeezekitty View Post
... otherwise i would have to switch.
Yeh, I have switched, but quality has a certain undeniable magnetism , which has never been an issue with ms lol.

No disrespect to ffox tho, which would be totally undeserved!
Old 01-20-2010, 10:12 AM   #58
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Used to use iceweasel, but have switched to the lighter iceape(Seamonkey).
Dillo2 looks promising and for cli, I still use links2.
Old 01-20-2010, 01:28 PM   #59
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I always try out other browsers (opera, chrome, konqueror, what have you), but I think I will always return to firefox. I was using mozilla suite before I heard about firefox, and made the switch when 0.9 came out and Haven't looked back since. It's come a long way.

edit: it also bugs me that chrome is already on v4 beta. Maybe I'm being shallow.
Old 01-20-2010, 02:00 PM   #60
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But i hope for the future in a stable light browser based on webkit (with the same bookmark label system present on firefox and with some nice plugin).
Also i hope that in Firefox will be included sooner a system to avoid block when you use a site with flash.
In Google chromium is present so it isn't something impossible (block only the task and don't all the browser).


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