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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 01-15-2019, 01:46 PM   #61
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Vivaldi. Enjoy Firefox & Opera (couple systems) too though
 
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:46 AM   #62
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Firefox
 
Old 01-22-2019, 06:51 AM   #63
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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.
100% agree with this. Why the hell is nav bar on the bottom of the browser in IOS, but on the top in Android. I can't use it on Android.
Love it on Desktop though. I stopped using Firefox when it got sluggish and reluctantly swapped from Pale Moon to Chromium to SeaMonkey and used that for a year or so. After hearing everyone go on about how good Quantum was in last years MCA i tried it out and i haven't left. Very pleased
 
Old 01-23-2019, 02:20 AM   #64
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I voted for Opera, though I WOULD have voted for Otter Browser, had it been added at the time. Pity you cannot change your vote.
 
Old 01-23-2019, 09:58 AM   #65
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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
In my observation, Palemoon runs MUCH better than Firefox, on every platform.

Originally PM was an optimized version, from back when FF was bloating up and had become a ponderous resource hog. PM is much more efficient. However considering he's done away with a lot of code cruft, and hasn't fallen into the just-a-little-spying trap, I'm not surprised that PM is also more secure.
 
Old 01-23-2019, 10:02 AM   #66
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So difficult...

I use firefox most of the time, because of javascript and html5, though I use SeaMonkey on OpenBSD.
However, I voted for Links because it is my favorite, even though I use others more.
 
Old 01-28-2019, 02:58 PM   #67
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Seamonky Forever!

Long live Seamonkey, It does everything I want and then some. What I want is a browser that browse the web obliviously check email without using a separate application which btw it notify's me if I have new mail. plus all the plugins I would use in Firefox works in Seamonkey like Ublock origin, Greasemonkey, HTTPS Everywhere, and more. as for the some more part is I can use it like notepad just like email, get RSS Feeds which I use, and Chat which I don't use but might.
There are more great things about it than that, Just wish more people used it for a bit then they may like it better than Chromium/Chrome, Firefox, etc.
 
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:03 AM   #68
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Long live Seamonkey
i also use it.
but aren't you sometimes worried about the lack of security updates? the most recent update was june 2018.
 
Old 01-29-2019, 01:16 AM   #69
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i also use it.
but aren't you sometimes worried about the lack of security updates? the most recent update was june 2018.
Between NoScript and a good HOSTS file, not high on my list of worries.
 
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Between NoScript and a good HOSTS file, not high on my list of worries.
but you do need to use javascript sometimes.
and even the best hosts file cannot block potentially malicious code per se.
no, it isn't high on my list either, otherwise i wouldn't be using it anymore, but i am wondering...
 
Old 01-29-2019, 02:10 AM   #71
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but you do need to use javascript sometimes.
and even the best hosts file cannot block potentially malicious code per se.
no, it isn't high on my list either, otherwise i wouldn't be using it anymore, but i am wondering...
I whitelist JS as needed. Most sites work well enough without it. Usually I need only whitelist the base site, and maybe an associated CDN. But I also don't click iffy links and don't install software of uncertain provenance, and have all scripting and remote-everything disabled in email. And the average broadband modem/router has a good-enough firewall, as do modern OSs. Chances of something malicious making a beachhead are pretty durn small.

Something else to wonder about: malware authors are not coding geniuses. How do they find vulnerabilities to attack?

A: For Windows, by reverse-engineering the patches. (Which is why when a version falls out of support, new attacks specific to that version abruptly cease.) For browsers -- opensource makes this easier; just diff versions and attack the old version at the point of the latest security patch.
 
Old 01-29-2019, 02:23 AM   #72
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Just another reason to use Firefox:
https://www.zdnet.com/article/micros...-chromium-too/
 
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Old 01-29-2019, 05:45 AM   #73
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Just another reason to use Firefox:
https://www.zdnet.com/article/micros...-chromium-too/
What is it with Microsoft people? Always looking to create the next monopoly situation. Must be a prerequisite to working there, or something.
 
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:44 AM   #74
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Just another reason to use Firefox:
https://www.zdnet.com/article/micros...-chromium-too/
If Mozilla would stop copying (badly) every stupid thing Chrome does, to the point of devolving to an unusable interface, maybe they wouldn't have shrunk to 5% marketshare as more and more users figure -- why am I using this steaming pile? I'll just use Chrome instead, the interface is no worse and it doesn't gag on Google Maps.
 
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:33 AM   #75
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gag on Google Maps.
That is one reason I don't use Google services much it's well known Google slows down other browser's on their sites like youtube, its to fool people that Chrome is the fastest, all it is is crooked business.
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/...rome-browsers/
 
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