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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Brave 3 0.75%
Chrome 63 15.67%
Chromium 34 8.46%
Dillo 1 0.25%
dwb 0 0%
Epiphany 0 0%
Firefox 208 51.74%
Iceweasel 5 1.24%
Iridium 0 0%
Konqueror 3 0.75%
links/elinks 2 0.50%
Luakit 1 0.25%
lynx 1 0.25%
Midori 2 0.50%
NetRider 2 0.50%
Opera 12 2.99%
Otter Browser 0 0%
PaleMoon 18 4.48%
QupZilla 5 1.24%
rekonq 0 0%
SeaMonkey 19 4.73%
Uzbl 0 0%
Vivaldi 20 4.98%
w3m 2 0.50%
NetSurf 1 0.25%
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Old 02-06-2017, 05:28 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by d_K View Post
yeah I should clarified. while using a vpn the last time I used chrome there was no way prevent webrtc from leaking your real ip address to any site that requested it. in firefox, there's a flag you can disable to prevent this. why webrtc is still a thing I have no idea. if people wanted to video chat, they would use a proper video chatting application.
Thanks, I'll look out for that. Oh, people nowadays either use their smartphones or expect to do everything inside the web browser -- "applications" on real computers are for geeks and losers, or so it would seem...
Old 02-06-2017, 05:35 PM   #47
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...or sites like google hangouts yes, but who really knows what that google plugin (required for google hangouts) is doing in the background anyway. skype is obviously unacceptable so it's really up to you to convince your friends and acquaintances to use something like Ring or qTox.

i was aware of the problems with webrtc years ago when it was first implemented, but not a lot of people made noise about it.

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Old 02-06-2017, 09:15 PM   #48
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I have to go with Firefox.

The recent boosts in overall performance has been amazing. In the past year Mozilla has made Firefox startup quick (before it took about 10 seconds to start, now it takes about 3!). And the electrolyosis thing has sped up Firefox to the point where I can use it instead of Chromium.

I started using Firefox on android because of the background play of youtube videos. And then I found sync to be very useful!!
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I picked Pale Moon. I like it and I think its going in the right direction.
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For the 14th straight year, Firefox takes the title. The last 13 with a majority of the vote. When Firefox first won the title in 2003, it was named Mozilla Firebird, then the name was changed to Mozilla Firefox in order to avoid having the same name as the Firebird database. Although its percentage of the vote is the least since 2003. There are other browsers that work well. Vivaldi's usage has grown as it has picked up many former Opera users. Chrome's great popularity on other platforms has spilled over some to Linux. Pale Moon has its hard core following. Some former Netscape and Mozilla suite users have SeaMonkey as their favorite. The new Brave browser looks very promising. QupZilla is a very good browser for Qt purists.


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