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You can now vote for your favorite projects/products of 2017. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 7th.


View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Brave 4 1.03%
Chrome 44 11.31%
Chromium 34 8.74%
Dillo 1 0.26%
dwb 0 0%
Epiphany 0 0%
Firefox 225 57.84%
Konqueror 2 0.51%
links/elinks 0 0%
Luakit 1 0.26%
lynx 2 0.51%
Midori 0 0%
NetRider 2 0.51%
NetSurf 0 0%
Opera 17 4.37%
PaleMoon 24 6.17%
qutebrowser 2 0.51%
QupZilla 2 0.51%
SeaMonkey 10 2.57%
Uzbl 1 0.26%
Vivaldi 16 4.11%
w3m 2 0.51%
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:05 AM   #16
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The Firefox developers have frustrated me several times in the past with their design choices, and they have similarly irritated a large number of add-on developers with their move to the WebExtensions API, but I'm still a Firefox user after all those years. It does what I need it to do and I approve of its attitudes towards privacy and open-source.
Old 01-04-2018, 08:20 AM   #17
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I voted for seamonkey, because I frequently try new browsers, but always come back to da' monkey. Presently, I also use google-chrome as well as giving the new firefox a try (the latest update seems to be a big improvement so far).

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Old 01-04-2018, 11:35 AM   #18
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Palemoon, more lightweight than Firefox and Chrome and other full service browsers except for those using WebKit1 (Midori). More secure and works better on Facebook than browsers using WebKit1. A few sites that cater to Firefox/Chrome/Safari/IE/Edge don't run right using Pale Moon. If, those sites were coded better they would probably run well on Pale Moon.
Old 01-04-2018, 11:45 AM   #19
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:48 PM   #20
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There are many excellent candidates for this post, but the browser I find most congenial and which I've adopted as standard is Firefox Nightly, currently 59.0a1....

Old 01-04-2018, 02:38 PM   #21
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I’d really like to vote for Vivaldi, but it kind of feels like they spent the year mostly on fancy gimmicks rather than stuff that is actually useful (the kind that I liked about old Opera back in the day), while the people at Mozilla got a really big and generally amazing overhaul released. They really deserve the recognition they got, and now they got my vote here, too.
Old 01-04-2018, 03:55 PM   #22
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I never abandoned Firefox for Chrome, as many others have, but I have to say, I'm really happy about Firefox Quantum, despite some questionable actions by Mozilla lately. My backup is qutebrowser.
Old 01-04-2018, 03:57 PM   #23
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Firefox. Have been using it for many many years now. I prefer the ESR version.

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Old 01-04-2018, 03:58 PM   #24
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:02 PM   #25
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After using Firefox since it's very early days, I have tried others since "quantum" was released. I'm now using "Opera" and an older version of Firefox on Linux, and the ESR version on Win 7.
Old 01-04-2018, 09:53 PM   #26
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google chrome voted as it is the main here
firefox because for old passwords and to keep things separated
opera-beta for casual browsing

seamonkey-bin removed as it crashed
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Firefox is my selection.
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Hmm, I got most of them installed. Plus some more

1. Opera-12.16 - I so much like the ability to define my own navigation and other shortcuts plus easy integration of custom local proxies
2. Opera-developer - My day-to-day browser
3. Chromium - because most websites just work
4. Vivaldi - because I can
5. Chrome-beta - Why not
-- Just for reference ...
6. Opera-beta
7. Opera-stable
8. Chrome-unstable - To compare
9. Chrome-stable - Seldom use it
A. Konqueror
B. Dillo
C. Epiphany
D. links/elinks
E. lynx
F. w3m
G. Midori
H. PaleMoon / NewMoon
I. Otter-browser - Why is that not on the list?
J. QupZilla
Z. Firefox - Too much a resource hog to be usable
Old 01-05-2018, 03:10 PM   #29
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Old 01-08-2018, 02:39 PM   #30
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One of the other felow Linux nuts I see around and I saw another and got chatting. He's one of those guys with a 0.7 ounce laptop running Arch. I commented on how Firefox is getting to be a bit bloated and clunky for my tastes, and my likely gradual migration to Chrome.

He told me about Quantum, and to hold on for a few months.

Now I'm helping my friends migrate to Firefox. Quantum saved my tradition!


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