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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 01-10-2019, 07:06 AM   #31
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Firefox, because it's what I'm used to, and I see no good reason to change browsers...
Maybe Palemoon is better? Because Firefox has started making questionable decisions regarding the privacy/security,
and Palemoon is just like Firefox but also caring about your privacy while maintaining much better security
 
Old 01-10-2019, 07:18 AM   #32
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Firefox
 
Old 01-10-2019, 07:29 AM   #33
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Maybe Palemoon is better? Because Firefox has started making questionable decisions regarding the privacy/security,
and Palemoon is just like Firefox but also caring about your privacy while maintaining much better security
Palemoon? While I have heard of it (here at LQ of course), I've not tried it myself, so I don't know. So I'll have to take your word for it that "Palemoon is like Firefox".

Just out of interest; what are these "privacy/security" concerns you talk about? (honest question)
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:36 AM   #34
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Pale Moon is basically the "old" Firefox with a forked engine.
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:46 AM   #35
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Firefox
Same again.
 
Old 01-10-2019, 07:47 AM   #36
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Pale Moon is basically the "old" Firefox with a forked engine.
PM is not a bad browser at all.
 
Old 01-10-2019, 07:50 AM   #37
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Pale Moon is basically the "old" Firefox with a forked engine.
Thanks for that YesItsMe! So it's not the "new" engine then, am I right in thinking that?

Cuz, the "new" engine is way faster from what I've noticed.
 
Old 01-10-2019, 07:54 AM   #38
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Palemoon? While I have heard of it (here at LQ of course), I've not tried it myself, so I don't know. So I'll have to take your word for it that "Palemoon is like Firefox".

Just out of interest; what are these "privacy/security" concerns you talk about? (honest question)
privacy - Firefox started collecting telemetry from some percentage of users.
security - When looking through the FF known vuln list , the vast majority are for things
like WebRTC, WebGL, and other attack surfaces that Pale Moon intentionally avoids
by removing these features which are luckily not required for the majority of cases.

I hope that your user experience with Palemoon will be the same, if not better, compared to Firefox. Good luck!
 
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:57 AM   #39
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Pale Moon is basically the "old" Firefox with a forked engine.
However you did not list the important reasons why it has been forked.
Basically Pale Moon is a security hardened version of Firefox, and of course
it is slightly older because it takes a lot of time to harden a particular browser version,
and by the time you have done all the tweaks of course a few newer FF versions would come out
 
Old 01-10-2019, 08:07 AM   #40
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No cyberfox?
 
Old 01-10-2019, 10:39 AM   #41
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Glad Dillo still works here.
 
Old 01-10-2019, 11:31 AM   #42
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Firefox
 
Old 01-10-2019, 12:40 PM   #43
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Firefox

I will use Firefox when browsing—period.

There's nothing else that makes sense from a privacy perspective and I can add as much refinement/security to my particular build as much as I want.

All the other forks and Chrome-wannabes are just lagging behind Mozilla's pure innovation.
 
Old 01-10-2019, 04:36 PM   #44
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Added.

--jeremy
Thanks!
 
Old 01-11-2019, 01:59 AM   #45
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Feel free to add Ungoogled Chromium, as that's what I'm using right now. Also, I think Basilisk should be added, especially given all the attention added to it's sister project, Pale Moon. Abrowser is great if you are able to get it: AFAIK, it's only available in the Trisquel repos, which is too bad, since it's pretty much an upstream version of Firefox, but without Mozilla's bad decisions, which violate the privacy and freedom of it's users.

As for my browser of the year, I'm honestly torn between Basilisk, Pale Moon, Brave, Waterfox, ABrowser, and Iridium. What? I like having options. Don't judge me!

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Palemoon? While I have heard of it (here at LQ of course), I've not tried it myself, so I don't know. So I'll have to take your word for it that "Palemoon is like Firefox".

Just out of interest; what are these "privacy/security" concerns you talk about? (honest question)
 
  


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