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Old 11-27-2019, 01:14 PM   #16
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So in attempting to dispute the claim that only FF and Chrome/Chromium based browsers are left, you posted a list including Chrome, Chromium, Firefox, and a bunch of derivatives? You proved the point you were attempting to refute.
 
Old 11-27-2019, 01:16 PM   #17
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Gecko
Firefox
SeaMonkey
Cliqz
Cyberfox
IceCat
Waterfox
etc.
I thought that Firefox has moved on to the Quantum engine?

(Which is still junk and my old 56.x based Waterfox is faster than Firefox)

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Old 11-27-2019, 05:13 PM   #18
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For nostalgics, there's of course an O12 skin for Vivaldi out there: https://forum.vivaldi.net/post/214318
Yea, i have had Vivaldi installed quite a long time, it just don't want to 'stick' with me yet, i'm not sure what's keeping me from using it, it had quite long startup times in the past, but this has been improved.

I've played around with Otter now, it is currently a bit unstable. I hope it matures good, without going fungreasy.

Edit: After trying out Falkon for a few days and rechecking Vivaldi i falled back to using Seamonkey's suite as my primary and Otter as secondary browser and uninstalled aforementioned browsers. Otter is still halfbaked though, but there are weekly versions available which might resolve few issues. Overall: very happy with this development.

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Old 11-27-2019, 08:39 PM   #19
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Falkon

I prefer Falkon to Otter Browser, it never crashes and it can be built from Slackbuilds without even having the KDE series installed at all. It has mouse gestures, adblock and userscript support, webgl and even UA faking in order to get more performance from Street View and some other services optimized for Chrome.
 
Old 11-27-2019, 11:17 PM   #20
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Spent the last hour using Falkon and it is promising, but it is just another "chrome clone."

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Falkon (formerly QupZilla[4]) is a free and open-source web browser. It is built on the Qt WebEngine[5][6] which is a wrapper for the Chromium browser core.[7]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkon

whatismybrowser.com reports it is chrome-73.
 
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:24 PM   #21
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I have found Firefox Quantum to be quite satisfactory.

(Frankly, I'd rather use Seamonkey, because it includes email and RSS, but the sync doesn't work. at least not the last time I checked. Also, though I know Mozilla has made mistakes--who hasn't?--I respect their commitment to privacy. A mistake is not the same thing as a transgression.)

I would not to use a browser with a Google-based engine on a bet. I know Google has likely snooped out everything there is to know about me, but I'll be cursed if I'm going to aid and abet them.
 
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:29 PM   #22
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Spent the last hour using Falkon and it is promising, but it is just another "chrome clone."



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkon

whatismybrowser.com reports it is chrome-73.
Not a Chrome clone, it's qtwebkit based and it runs a bit faster in my machine than chromium with several tabs open.
 
Old 11-28-2019, 04:12 AM   #23
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Not a Chrome clone, it's qtwebkit based and it runs a bit faster in my machine than chromium with several tabs open.
I used to run Falkon's predecessor, Qupzilla, on my netbook. It was a good browser for slower computers. However, when it moved from qt4 to qt5, and become Falkon, I found little difference between it and other Chrom[ium]-based browsers. I tried Vivaldi out on my netbook and was surprised by how fast it was on that machine [and the fact that Vivaldi still supported 32bit] so I went with that instead. I did like Qupzilla, though, for those feeling nostalgic, it's still on Slackbuilds
 
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Old 11-29-2019, 03:45 PM   #24
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If wikipedia can be trusted, there a fewer graphic browsers available because Googles web feature impacts have gained substantial adoption. That is the nature of economic quantification of the web. You have to do a lot of research to find the browser and plugins which keeps your privacy protected. It is worth the investigation. For me I continue to use SeaMonkey with uBlock (origin) and HTTPS Everywhere. I also installed for my wife Vivialdi, with uBlock, and have turned off all the Chromium call home features in Preferences. I use SeaMonkey because I've used it since it was Netscape and it continues to function as I desire. Vivaldi is solely used for Netflix or Hulu viewing, since SeaMonkey doesn't support EME/DRM. Just my method, HTH, Cheers, BrianA_MN
 
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