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Old 03-27-2005, 05:07 AM   #1
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Best Web Browser for Linux

Finally got rid of Windows XP and have fully migrated to Linux!!! Suse 9.2...

I just want to know what the best web browser to use would be, Firefox seems to hang the system after 5 minutes and I don't like Opera - Google wasn't very helpful for suggestions.

Any advice would be great.


Old 03-27-2005, 05:11 AM   #2
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Mozilla is what most people use. Firefox are for people that find options mentally demanding. Your choice though. Dillo is the fastest graphical. Lynx is the better text browser. Mozilla is the most full featured.
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there is no "best", really not a valid question... personally i say firefox... maybe your system isn't up to scratch to cope with it...? you might want to try galeon or konqueror too.
Old 03-27-2005, 05:15 AM   #4
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Originally posted by Thoreau
Firefox are for people that find options mentally demanding.
Oh really?

Regarding the problem with Firefox, I think asking in #firefox on should help you out. It always did me when I had problems with FF.
Old 03-27-2005, 05:25 AM   #5
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AMD Athlon 64 3600+ Processor
Maxtor 200Gb HDD
ATI Radeon 9600
1Gb DDR 400 RAM

I think that my system can cope with Firefox

Installs with no problems, just hangs the system totally... so strange - didn't have that problem in Gentoo 2004.2
Old 03-27-2005, 05:30 AM   #6
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Uh, i like Epiphany and Konqueror.
but Mozilla is easily the best.
Old 03-27-2005, 07:11 PM   #7
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Heh, that's pure feldercarb. has discontinued the mozilla project and is developing up firefox. The idea of poorly organized options is what pisses people off. Put a direction sign upside down on the opposite side of the road you people will not respond to the option. It has nothing to do with being challenging to them. Besides, you'd have to be a fool to think that anyone using linux doesn't like options. The best programmers can do it while presenting few options. They just know what to do and how to do it right so they don't always need lots of options. Bad presentation of those options turn people off fast. But that has nothing to do with Mozilla as it has a pittance of options of any real value.

As for the best browser. You could just use konqueror. I personally like Opera (which has a huge selection of options), but what I hated when I first used it was the poorly chosen options they used as defaults. I've configured it and am very happy with Opera. Aside from some poorly worded descriptions and some faulty options (options that don't actually do what they say) the program is pretty nice once configured.
Old 03-27-2005, 07:37 PM   #8
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Originally posted by Jimbo99
The best programmers can do it while presenting few options. They just know what to do and how to do it right so they don't always need lots of options.[/B]
That's assuming that all users have exactly the same needs, which is a fatal error when designing any product!

Good software designers realise that their personal preferences are just that, and allow other people to have different requirements. Without options, a product is only fit for the needs of the one person who's needs it was designed around. With options, it can satisfy a diverse range of people with differing requirements.
Old 03-27-2005, 07:49 PM   #9
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Sounds more like a video or system prpblem to me. Have you looked at xorg config options?
Firefox has my vote for the best browser. Any browser you get will do about the same thing ,render html, graphics and call plugins. Firefox is one of the least bloated.
Has X ever frozen when you werent using a browser?
Old 03-27-2005, 09:08 PM   #10
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Wink Mozilla for Last 3 Years

Mozilla was one of my first forays into the open source world. I tried out Firefox but there were some options in Mozilla that I could just not do without. There are a ton of similarities, but Firefox ( for some reason ) gets the most press. I remember it kept having problems with its name ( Phoenix, Firebird ) and I really wondered why they were making it. Older versions of Mozilla were resource intensive and even after 1.0 it was buggy. After version 1.5, Mozilla's code really improved and those issues were things of the past. By then however, people who remembered the buggy resource hogging Mozilla were ready for something new - hence Firebird took off.

It's really up to you. I haven't tried a ton of browsers under Linux ( Konqueror, Firefox, and my favorite - Mozilla ), so take my recommendation with a grain of salt.
Old 04-15-2005, 03:25 PM   #11
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I have had few problems with Firefox,
Old 04-15-2005, 03:36 PM   #12
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i like firefox, but i havent found any reason not to use konqueror, especially when you can change the browser identification.
Old 04-15-2005, 07:46 PM   #13
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If you want a list of options in firefox just type "about:config" in the URL bar. I'm sure you'll find that there are more than you thought.
Old 04-15-2005, 10:58 PM   #14
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Firefox hangs for you? Odd..well...I'd say firefox is the best browser, as it's highly configurable. Skins, seems fastest for me. I heart firefox.
Old 04-16-2005, 01:16 AM   #15
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If you are looking for raw speed, Dillo is the way to go. I use it on slower machines sometimes. It doesn't handle frames very well, but frames suck anyway.

Firefox is what I usually run.


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