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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Brave 17 3.90%
Chrome 49 11.24%
Chromium 50 11.47%
Dillo 2 0.46%
Falkon 6 1.38%
Firefox 236 54.13%
Iridium 1 0.23%
Konqueror 2 0.46%
links/elinks 2 0.46%
lynx 3 0.69%
NetRider 1 0.23%
Opera 15 3.44%
Otter Browser 1 0.23%
PaleMoon 11 2.52%
qutebrowser 1 0.23%
SeaMonkey 7 1.61%
Uzbl 0 0%
Vivaldi 23 5.28%
w3m 3 0.69%
Waterfox 6 1.38%
Slimjet 0 0%
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:25 PM   #1
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Browser of the Year

Which do you prefer when browsing LQ?

Old 01-03-2020, 07:55 AM   #2
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Firefox is still my browser that I am comfortable with.
Old 01-03-2020, 08:32 AM   #3
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After having left Firefox before their "Quantum" we-break-everything release, I still don't regret my move to Vivaldi.
Old 01-03-2020, 09:35 AM   #4
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Hate all modern browsers - all are far too bloated - so I vote dillo
Old 01-03-2020, 11:39 AM   #5
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They all do the same. It is a little like: Do you prefer the sun or the moon?

To which I respond: Of course, w3m as it works where nothing else works (alike).
Of course, the moon. It lightens up the night, while the sun shines during the day, when it is already clear...

I never liked lynx.
Old 01-03-2020, 01:51 PM   #6
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Hate all modern browsers - all are far too bloated - so I vote dillo
Yes, but dillo is getting to where it won't load half of the pages you try to open.
I've started replacing it with:
xterm -fa 'Monospace' -fs 18 -g 100x34 -e "lynx ~/Bookmarks.html"
For a real browser I vote for Palemoon this time.
Old 01-03-2020, 02:30 PM   #7
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I like Firefox. I like umatrix to handle allowing of scripts, and too many that have built-in can't disable it to use a good blocker like umatrix instead of the default one. Vivaldi is my second favorite though, especially since they've made vast improvements since the 2.8 series releases in stability.
Old 01-03-2020, 02:40 PM   #8
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Firefox because I can and have edited it in about:config blocking all 27 entries of Google spying and disabling all telemetry with other mods, here and here
Old 01-03-2020, 10:49 PM   #9
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What about luakit ? Great and lightweight!
Old 01-04-2020, 08:46 AM   #10
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+1 for firefox...
Old 01-05-2020, 06:30 AM   #11
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I use firefox on one system, palemoon on another.
Neither fully satisfies me, both leave a weird aftertaste.
At least I can run uMatrix on both.

Really my vote should be "No chrom/e/ium based browsers".
Old 01-05-2020, 04:58 PM   #12
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Firefox, despite that I curse them every time I update the browser and they have changed the UI and I have to search all over again to figure out how to put tabs where they should be, below the url bar. When Mozilla rids of userChrome, I will switch to Seamonkey.
Old 01-05-2020, 10:12 PM   #13
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Firefox for me also, but growing tired of it.
Old 01-06-2020, 06:21 AM   #14
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Vivaldi for a second year. It's customisable, fast, and the dev team listen to their users and implement changes whenever they can.
Old 01-06-2020, 07:07 AM   #15
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I don't have any real preferences. I run a mixture of older and newer Puppies; some 32-bit, some 64-bit. I use Chrome, Opera, Iron, Firefox - both current Quantum and ESR releases.....and also Palemoon on older Pups, for its lightweight nature.

I used to be a die-hard Firefox user, up until the release of Chrome back in Autumn of 2008; at that time, FF was undergoing memory-usage issues, plus it had a habit of regularly crashing. Chrome was light, fast, and amazingly stable. I fell in love with it, and it was my go-to browser for many years.

With the release of Quantum, there became little to choose between them, so I started using both. Various Chromium-based 'clones' have also provided reliable service. In the last few weeks, I've started using Opera on the 64-bit Pups, and it's more-or-less replaced Chrome for these....

Currently posting this from the newest version of Iron (v78), running in Lucid Puppy from a chroot 'jail'.


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