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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 01-29-2019, 10:49 AM   #76
Slackware_fan_Fred
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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.
Sort of but I worry about all browser's, I use uBlock Origin with malware, privacy, badware and resource abuse filters along with HTTPS Everwhere & Decentereyes. I just hope it is good enough.
There are two reasons I use Seamonkey mainly 1.Built in email support with notifications and 2. I've always liked Netscape and Seamonkey is basically Netscape and is still maintained. I just assumed it's secure'ish because its not as used like Firefox, Chromium/Chrome & for some reason IE?
 
Old 01-29-2019, 10:53 AM   #77
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Chrome is getting worse by every updates. So my vote for Firefox! It's incredible/ridiculous fast!

Btw, does anyone see Tor around here? I think we lost it somewhere on the way to Browser Championship of the Yearh...

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Old 01-29-2019, 11:26 AM   #78
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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/
Yep, been suspicious of that for a long time... I 'fixed' Youtube by declaring an ancient user-agent so it sends me Mobile instead of Regular. (FF32 works well for that.) But Maps and Translate both still clog up, which I took to mean they rely on some Chrome-specific function that's known to work poorly in Mozilla browsers. (Tho lately the old version of Chrome on this box also clogs up on Maps.)
 
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Old 01-30-2019, 07:01 AM   #79
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Found this article today it's from 2015 but Seamonkey is more secure than other browsers even Firefox... hope it's still the same now.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/mac-os-...tag=TRE17cfd61
 
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:09 AM   #80
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Red face

Firefox. Even back in "win98" days.
 
Old 01-30-2019, 09:25 AM   #81
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Found this article today it's from 2015 but Seamonkey is more secure than other browsers even Firefox... hope it's still the same now.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/mac-os-...tag=TRE17cfd61
GFI has historically known what they're about; if they say it's so, they're probably correct.

SeaMonkey changes less than other browsers, and in my observation browsers tend toward sloppy buggy code (don't think so? cruise Bugzilla, even if you haven't noticed that browsers use massive resources to do very little), so the fewer changes the better, cuz every change may potentially introduce a weak point.

Not at all surprised that MacOSX claims the Most Vulnerable crown (consider that it started life as BSD, and what that says about Apple's coding practices). Windows gets a bad rap, but most of that is due to being massively overrepresented in the OS market. One study of visitors to a busy public site found the detectable malware infection rate was only 0.4% -- thing is, 0.4% of several billion PCs is several million infections, so everyone has seen it.
 
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:45 AM   #82
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Did that report cover links?

Also, where is OpenBSD in the report?

Lastly, are they covering fixed issues or unfixed issues?

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Old 02-06-2019, 06:36 AM   #83
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Chrome
 
Old 02-06-2019, 07:03 AM   #84
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My Primary browser is Chrome and my second browser is Firefox
 
Old 02-06-2019, 12:20 PM   #85
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I voted Firefox!
Not because it is the best, but the other I've tried (PaleMoon and Chromium) were not a good replacement for me :
 
Old 02-12-2019, 11:08 AM   #86
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Firefox
 
Old 02-12-2019, 02:42 PM   #87
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Firefox took the title for the 16th straight year with 15 straignt getting a majority vote. This is in spite of the last ESR version that supported legacy extensions going end of life. Vivaldi got the most votes of a non-Firefox, non-Chrome browser this year overtaking Pale Moon. Even though Vivaldi is closed source, it is made by a trusted company. I don't trust Google and Microsoft near as much. Pale Moon is a very good lightweight browser. But, the developers need to improve their relations with developers of some Linux distros such as Slackware. Konqueror got just one vote for all its versions. I sometimes use Konqueror-Trinity on this site and other sites on which it works. However, It fails to work on most Web 2.0 web sites. Epiphany, also known as Web, didn't get any votes. Its been around since 2002 and is the GNOME browser. It displays most pages well, but I had an issue of it locking on Youtube when I last used it in 2018.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:43 PM   #88
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Firefox remains king! 👑
 
Old 02-13-2019, 03:25 AM   #89
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Vivaldi joint third with Chromium is pretty damn impressive. Well done to ruario and the team.

And congratulations to Firefox for storming ahead and trouncing the rest of the competition.
 
Old 02-17-2019, 02:07 AM   #90
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Noboby with IceCat?
 
  


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