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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.


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Poll: Browser of the Year
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The nominees are:

Brave
Chrome
Chromium
Dillo
dwb
Epiphany
Firefox
Konqueror
links/elinks
Luakit
lynx
Midori
NetRider
NetSurf
Opera
PaleMoon
qutebrowser
QupZilla
rekonq
SeaMonkey
Uzbl
Vivaldi
w3m

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Old 01-08-2018, 11:58 PM   #31
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It's a pity that BeakerBrowser isn't on the list -- the first one to support the peer-to-peer "dat://" protocol. For moving to a de-centralized web, "dat://" and "ipfs://" are currently the two most promising (and already usable!) initiatives.

However, since Brave is amongst the ones I can choose from -- that what I pick. Because Brave will get "dat://" support later this year.
 
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:08 AM   #32
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Voted for Chromium since I had to switch from Firefox to Chromium some months ago, due to FF being terribly sluggish. I know it improved in the latest version, but somehow I can't bring myself to change back to FF again.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 02:58 AM   #33
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Firefox, but I gotta admit I have not heard of or used many of the others listed here.
Maybe I should try them after the voting closes (to see which ones are popular).
 
Old 01-10-2018, 09:30 AM   #34
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Popularity should not be your top priority when choosing software.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 09:37 AM   #35
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Popularity should not be your top priority when choosing software.
I find a software's popularity quite useful as a gauge of how acceptable that piece of software is to its users. Ok, not my top priority, but certainly a handy sorting method when trying out a series of similar software, which is what the poster will be doing with different browsers.
 
Old 01-10-2018, 10:46 AM   #36
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I find a software's popularity quite useful as a gauge of how acceptable that piece of software is to its users. Ok, not my top priority, but certainly a handy sorting method when trying out a series of similar software, which is what the poster will be doing with different browsers.
Two examples of very popular software that I never was able to work with feeling comfortable are Gnome and emacs. They will serve a HUGE number of people, that all are probably very enthusiastic about it, but - just like Eclipse - their user experience misses all intuitiveness for me. They drive me mad.

So, Plasma and whatever vi clone for me.

You are however very right in that a high popularity of a product that you do not yet know could be a good reason to investigate if that product would fit your needs or serves a yet unknown purpose. These polls on average make me download or install at least 4 new packages to test. Very informative: both for when I like it or when I hate it. This year, I seem to be enthusiastic about "Gravit". It is too purple, and still doesn't match the user experience I had with CorelDRAW, but it is for sure more user-friendly *to me* than inkskape is.
 
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:56 AM   #37
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Two examples of very popular software that I never was able to work with feeling comfortable are Gnome and emacs. They will serve a HUGE number of people, that all are probably very enthusiastic about it, but - just like Eclipse - their user experience misses all intuitiveness for me. They drive me mad.

So, Plasma and whatever vi clone for me.

You are however very right in that a high popularity of a product that you do not yet know could be a good reason to investigate if that product would fit your needs or serves a yet unknown purpose. These polls on average make me download or install at least 4 new packages to test. Very informative: both for when I like it or when I hate it. This year, I seem to be enthusiastic about "Gravit". It is too purple, and still doesn't match the user experience I had with CorelDRAW, but it is for sure more user-friendly *to me* than inkskape is.
That's great to hear. Me too. The annual poll, including the comments for each individual subject area, is a splendid "shop window" for applications that I may not have considered. The more debate the merrier too.
 
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:52 PM   #38
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This year, I seem to be enthusiastic about "Gravit".
Interesting...

Interesting, because you're then qualified to have a first opinion about the AppImage packaging format as well (for or against which you can vote too, but in a different category).

Gravit ship their Linux desktop edition as an AppImage only. I've heard they had been reluctant to take advice about how to best use AppImage and at first received some very negative feedback, because (1) it wasn't working properly, and (2) they did decide to encapsulate the AppImage inside a Zip.

Their package dating from July 2017 was weighing 279 MByte and had much-too-much stuff packaged along. The one from November 2017 is only 61 MByte and also seems to be working better.

I myself am not a designer type of person, so I didn't do anything other than just open it up and look stupid at all the overwhelming interface

So how's your user experience with AppImage so fare? On what distro do you use it?
 
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:42 AM   #39
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Interesting...

Interesting, because you're then qualified to have a first opinion about the AppImage packaging format as well (for or against which you can vote too, but in a different category).

Gravit ship their Linux desktop edition as an AppImage only. I've heard they had been reluctant to take advice about how to best use AppImage and at first received some very negative feedback, because (1) it wasn't working properly, and (2) they did decide to encapsulate the AppImage inside a Zip.

Their package dating from July 2017 was weighing 279 MByte and had much-too-much stuff packaged along. The one from November 2017 is only 61 MByte and also seems to be working better.

I myself am not a designer type of person, so I didn't do anything other than just open it up and look stupid at all the overwhelming interface

So how's your user experience with AppImage so fare? On what distro do you use it?
Hmm, I did not vote in that cat, as I do not have a (strong) opinion. Personally I dislike (I won't say hate) anything that puts me out of my comfort-zone when installing (new) software. For me rpm, tgz and cpan packages will do nicely and I don't fancy anything else. Oké, maybe software depots (.sd) on HP-UX, but that is because they don't support rpm.

So I was not very happy with Gravit's choice of packaging. Is that really needed? Does it "add" things that rpm cannot account for?

My curiosity in Gravit won from the packaging system and I simply forgot it afterwards. It for sure did NOT tickle my curiosity in how that system works/worked. It did work flawlessly btw. OTOH if an installation does not work out of the box, it tends to kill interest in the package itself exponentially with the trouble installation gives.

I installed Gravit from GravitDesigner.AppImage on openSUSE TumbleWeed and on openSUSE Leap 42.2
 
Old 01-11-2018, 01:39 PM   #40
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Chrome.....and the Chromium-based browsers, without a shadow of a doubt.

Used Chrome since day 1, in Autumn 2008. Never understood all the fuss about Firefox; I used it for a while, 10 years or so ago, but lost interest once Chrome arrived on the scene.

I guess it's popular because for ages it was the default browser in Linux. Horses for courses; you use what's supplied.

Personally, I got fed up with the continuous, never-ending crashes.....

I've tried Quantum; it's nothing special, although it's certainly more responsive than it used to be. TBH, the mainstream browsers are getting more & more alike as the releases go by. My personal favourite is FlashPeak's Slimjet.


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Old 01-11-2018, 03:13 PM   #41
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Chrome.
Because FF (tried 57.0.4) still slow and lacks of many extensions that was available for older versions. And new FF looks just like a Chrome clone.
Tried Qupzilla as well, but its extremely buggy (though it s very fast).
 
Old 01-14-2018, 09:09 PM   #42
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been using Pale Moon
 
Old 01-16-2018, 04:54 PM   #43
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I've been using the Min browser on the Mac, and so far, I really like it. Also available for Linux, I'll have to try it there next.

Here's a review over at Linux Insider:

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/M...ise-84212.html

Find it here:

https://minbrowser.github.io/min/
 
Old 01-17-2018, 10:20 AM   #44
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Thumbs up The fox

I voted for Firefox. The slowness was fixed and the new UI feels "better" (probably due to the enhanced speed). It's my go-to browser now since 2017.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 12:16 PM   #45
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I'm still using Firefox after all these years.
 
  


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