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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Brave 8 2.26%
Chrome 40 11.30%
Chromium 22 6.21%
Dillo 1 0.28%
dwb 0 0%
Epiphany 0 0%
Falkon 4 1.13%
Firefox 204 57.63%
Konqueror 1 0.28%
links/elinks 4 1.13%
Luakit 0 0%
lynx 3 0.85%
NetRider 2 0.56%
Opera 10 2.82%
PaleMoon 11 3.11%
qutebrowser 4 1.13%
rekonq 0 0%
SeaMonkey 12 3.39%
Uzbl 0 0%
Vivaldi 22 6.21%
w3m 1 0.28%
Otter Browser 1 0.28%
Waterfox 3 0.85%
Iridium 1 0.28%
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:31 PM   #1
jeremy
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Browser of the Year


Which browser do you prefer when browsing LQ?

--jeremy
 
Old 01-05-2019, 12:37 PM   #2
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Firefox, because it's what I'm used to, and I see no good reason to change browsers...
 
Old 01-05-2019, 12:46 PM   #3
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Over recent years, Firefox has fairly often annoyed me with silly UI changes and regressions (there's one at the moment where Firefox now insists on starting up with US English as the default spelling language instead of my favoured UK English, having regressed to this state a few weeks ago). I've wasted so much time over the years having to change configuration settings to make Firefox usable or at least to retain consistency over time. However, in saying that, I'll stick with it. Its benefits still far outweigh its shortcomings and I'm very comfortable with it after all these years.
 
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Old 01-06-2019, 04:40 AM   #4
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Vivaldi has come on leaps and bounds: it's now a fast, highly customisable, innovative, good-looking and impressive browser. Kudos to everyone involved.
 
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Old 01-06-2019, 03:15 PM   #5
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Normally, for me it's Chrome, hands-down. Firefox always used to be nothing more than a reluctant, 'back-up' browser. (I'm going back 10 yrs or more, here, when crashes, memory leaks and RAM-hogging were the order of the day. It was a hell of an improvement over Redmond's 'Internet Exploder', but that first release of Chrome in September 2008 won me over.)

Quantum, however, has come on so much it's a real 'eye-opener'. This is the browser the Mozilla devs could have released years ago, if they didn't spend so much time 'in-fighting', and back-stabbing each other. At long last, it's reached the stage where I'm as happy to use one as I am the other. There's precious little to choose any more...


Mike.

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Old 01-06-2019, 03:21 PM   #6
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My primary browser is Waterfox; my secondary is Falkon
 
Old 01-06-2019, 03:55 PM   #7
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RockDoc, you know you may be onto something with this idea of a "secondary" browser. I use firefox almost (but not quite) exclusively. Lately I've been using Falkon as a secondary, but the tor-browser is being used also.

Vivaldi caught my attention a year ago - I rather liked it. But the last two versions of FF beat that version performance-wise. I may have to go back and checkout Vivaldi again. I only hesitate because of the chrome-engine connection. I know it's not Chrome, just the use of some code. But I resist Google in all its forms.
 
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Old 01-06-2019, 04:02 PM   #8
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Firefox is my primary, Vivaldi is my secondary until I find something that works better. I use Chromium for work-related tasks and so don't want to use it for personal stuff. I would say if I left my job, I'd dump Vivaldi in a heartbeat though, as the performance is nowhere near on par with Firefox and Chromium, and the shear number of oddities of how it responds to pages makes it infuriating to attempt to use for more than a short time. I tried to use Falkon, but I couldn't get it to build correctly on Debian, just kept erroring out at launch.
 
Old 01-06-2019, 09:27 PM   #9
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Opera was my go-to for many years, until they abandoned their roots and went to the dark side. Then I used Seamonkey because, like Opera, it included email and rss, but I abandoned it because the sync didn't work. Since then I've pretty much stuck with Firefox, with Vivaldi on the side (since Vivaldi came out). Sometimes I also use Konqueror for testing purposes.

I have no complaints about Firefox for the desktop.

Firefox for Android, on the other hand . . . . well, it's like when I used to pull a boat with my little pick-up truck--you could watch the gas gauge go down. And Mozilla has made what I consider some very questionable interface design choices.

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Old 01-06-2019, 10:04 PM   #10
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Lynx
 
Old 01-06-2019, 10:49 PM   #11
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I see your Lynx and raise with a w3m.
 
Old 01-07-2019, 12:38 AM   #12
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No love for Netsurf? ;-)

I'm torn. While I like what the Pale Moon guys do, I cannot support how they react to open source projects. Vivaldi is quite a good browser though, even with its Blink engine.
 
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Old 01-07-2019, 12:47 PM   #13
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No Otter Browser?
 
Old 01-07-2019, 12:49 PM   #14
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No Otter Browser?
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--jeremy
 
Old 01-07-2019, 01:11 PM   #15
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And we still cannot change our vote after a poll has changed...
 
  


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