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The nominees are:

Brave
Chrome
Chromium
Falkon
Firefox
Iridium
Konqueror
Luakit
links/elinks
lynx
NetRider
Opera
Otter Browser
PaleMoon
qutebrowser
SeaMonkey
Slimjet
Vivaldi
w3m
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Old 01-02-2022, 06:09 PM   #1
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Browser of the Year


Which do you prefer when browsing LQ?

--jeremy
 
Old 01-02-2022, 07:29 PM   #2
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Old 01-03-2022, 06:01 AM   #3
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Still Firefox for me.
 
Old 01-03-2022, 04:57 PM   #4
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Vivaldi for four years now, and I'll probably stick with it.
 
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Old 01-03-2022, 05:36 PM   #5
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Firefox-ESR
 
Old 01-04-2022, 10:40 AM   #6
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I've tried all of the major web browsers, from Firefox 1 onwards.

I liked dillo the best, but it's been broken for years now. And the dillo devs apparently aren't going to fix it anytime soon. So...

This year I am using My own. Qt5WebEngine at its core, and of course that means the interface is in Qt5 toolkit, written in C++. I was already using that setup for something else, so it made sense to make a companion web browser. I'm starting to look at Qt6, it's still lacking in a few things.

It also means that I can make a bunch of little dedicated web apps with that base software, without adding any more depends to the machine. Kind of like bread. Once you have flour, yeast, sugar, salt, you can make 6 types of bread.

So that means mine is closer to Chromium I guess.

I also experimented with webkit2gtk, which means the interface in gtk3, in C.
That works fine too.

I liked the Midori, Falkon format, with a scripts and images button that could be clicked to turn elements on-off at will.

I don't want Chrome or chromium
Firefox is way toooo big
I've not seen a version of Falkon stable enough to use yet(My opinion)
Palemoon is ok, but calls home all the time. I think that it's about done anyway.
qutebrowser, that's python-PyQt5. Might as well roll your own.
I don't like w3m
I liked dillo when it used to load pages! (ssl problem)
I don't like Midori anymore since zeitgeist, and vala depends.

Anyway, linux is not browser poor. Pick what you like.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Lis...s#Web_browsers

I'll bet that Firefox wins this year again.
 
Old 01-04-2022, 11:15 AM   #7
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The least evil alternative: Firefox-ESR.

But the times I would do everything on one browser are long gone.
I also use Ungoogled Chromium, surf, dillo, TOR-Browser....
 
Old 01-04-2022, 12:10 PM   #8
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Still Firefox for me.
Ditto!!!
 
Old 01-04-2022, 12:18 PM   #9
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if you are interested: the history of browsers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlgNXExgCD8
 
Old 01-04-2022, 06:06 PM   #10
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w3m

My hardware is "limited" so I prefer to stay in the terminal . W3M has password management and handlers for urls when needed.
 
Old 01-04-2022, 06:51 PM   #11
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Which do you prefer when browsing LQ?
Browsing LQ? Probably Chromium or a derivative. Which browser do I probably use most? That would be either curl or wget.
 
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Old 01-04-2022, 06:59 PM   #12
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if you are interested: the history of browsers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlgNXExgCD8
Starting rather late, I see.

By the way, have you seen the Mozilla founder ranting about what's left of Mozilla? It is a dumpster fire, if you ask me.
 
Old 01-04-2022, 07:04 PM   #13
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I use Falkon for it's compatibility with Skype for web and low resources. Links -g for browsing in the console. Having 30 tabs open in Firefox doesn't work. Everything I run is on the ARM64 architecture and resources are slim.
 
Old 01-04-2022, 09:33 PM   #14
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Browser of the Year

Firefox-ESR
 
Old 01-05-2022, 06:37 AM   #15
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Ungoogled Chromium

I believe Ungoogled Chromium should be on that list (esp. considering there's so many other Chromium forks on it).

It has been under consistent development for many years now, pre-compiled packages exist for various distros/architectures, even repositories and builds for Windows/MacOS...

The name really says it all, but here's part of their README:
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In descending order of significance (i.e. most important objective first):
  1. ungoogled-chromium is Google Chromium, sans dependency on Google web services.
  2. ungoogled-chromium retains the default Chromium experience as closely as possible. Unlike other Chromium forks that have their own visions of a web browser, ungoogled-chromium is essentially a drop-in replacement for Chromium.
  3. ungoogled-chromium features tweaks to enhance privacy, control, and transparency. However, almost all of these features must be manually activated or enabled. For more details, see Feature Overview.

The UX is completely bug-free, it's significantly snappier than actual Chromium and has helped me in many situations where FF doesn't cut it for some reason.
 
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