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lesser known browsers and why avoiding some of them
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labbe5

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PostPosted: Fri 24 Mar 2017, 15:14    Post subject:  lesser known browsers and why avoiding some of them
Subject description: security fixes not always on time
 

https://www.howtogeek.com/108384/6-alternative-browsers-based-on-google-chrome/

Opera, Vivaldi among the best of lesser known browsers, and linux users can have them installed in a few clicks.
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Mar 2017, 05:25    Post subject:  

You will find these so called security fixes more often than not involve changes that dump more crap on you .

ie ,Firefox ,if you get the recent one in here(Puppy) ,now dumps video adds at the start of each UTube video so you are better off with the old Seamonkey and just download the video and save it with one of the addons available ,,without any adds. Delete it if you don't want it
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Mar 2017, 18:40    Post subject: Re: lesser known browsers and why avoiding some of them
Subject description: security fixes not always on time
 

labbe5 wrote:
https://www.howtogeek.com/108384/6-alternative-browsers-based-on-google-chrome/

Opera, Vivaldi among the best of lesser known browsers, and linux users can have them installed in a few clicks.


Vivaldi's very good I agree but it seems to be fussy about which distro you install it in. I wasn.t able to get it working in CentOS 6.8 or in Stella 6.7 (which is based on CentOS6.7).

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Mar 2017, 05:16    Post subject:  

@ april

yah, I noticed that with FF45.8esr. Lucky that AdBlockUltimate cancels it like a stamp.But Mozilla is just creating another security hole by allowing their ads thru. I agree with others that an older browser is better... especially at YT. FF27 gets flagged, but still works quite nicely the way its set up in my spins. I'm sure there's other browsers that work as well or better.

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Mar 2017, 05:34    Post subject:  

Of course forgot to bring addblock in . Fixed it straight away .Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Apr 2017, 04:37    Post subject:  

april wrote:
You will find these so called security fixes more often than not involve changes that dump more crap on you .


Tee Hee. Too true.
The simple browsers can be more secure BUT they don't always support broken insecure technologies for example javascript/HTML5

However you may need such things to connect to banking services. Bear in mind that security 'enhancements' are often nothing of the sort. Like 'secure' cloud servers.

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Apr 2017, 14:37    Post subject:  

My one bank justs hates FF27. HTML5/js is a security no-no that banks just LUV.
Imagine finding out that particular bank uses click-tracking by a 3rd party tsk tsk tsk.

FF27 puts up a warning box with 3rd party ID, and fails, FF45.8 does not warn, but fails. hmmmmm

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