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Which web browser? 2016 POLL
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Which web browser is the best in 2016?
Internet Explorer
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Google Chrome/ SRWare Iron
10%
 10%  [ 3 ]
Mozilla Firefox
20%
 20%  [ 6 ]
Apple Safari
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Opera
6%
 6%  [ 2 ]
Chromium
13%
 13%  [ 4 ]
Mozilla SeaMonkey
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Pale Moon
24%
 24%  [ 7 ]
Slimjet
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Vivaldi
10%
 10%  [ 3 ]
Avant
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Lunascape
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Netsurf
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Microsoft Edge
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Sleipnir
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Slimbrowser
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Other, Please state below
10%
 10%  [ 3 ]
Total Votes : 29

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darrelljon


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Dec 2016, 09:16    Post subject:  Which web browser? 2016 POLL  

Which web browser is the best in 2016? Please read the replies below then vote and explain why. This has been done in previous years.
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bark_bark_bark

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Dec 2016, 09:43    Post subject:  

Pale Moon because it is really is customizable, it respects your privacy, and is more secure than the most popular browsers. It's Free and Open Source, and community involvement is always welcome. Also, the very few developers they have are really helpful.
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Dec 2016, 09:47    Post subject:  

Hi, darrelljon.

For me, it's very simple. I've been a long-time fan of Chrome ever since it was in 'beta', back in Autumn 2008. I fell in love with its simplicity, and sheer, blinding speed.

Of course, like all browsers it's mutated from its humble, very nimble beginnings into a lumbering supertanker (due to all the additional stuff that's had to be installed against cyber-criminals and general malware.....you need a pretty powerful CPU to get the same results I was getting in 2008 on a P4!)

I still run it in the 64-bit Pups, but for 32-bit, Iron has just recently usurped the crown (for me) from SlimJet. SlimJet's downfall? Lack of h.264 support for NetFlix. Iron, however, has it. PepperFlash and YouTube all work fine too.....since figuring a few problems out, this last week or so (like 'poaching' the WideVine module - for NetFlix - from the very last 32-bit version of Chrome..!)

I couldn't care less about the 'mix'n'match' approach; it works.....and that's the main thing. And it runs on a lot of Pups where Chromium won't.....because it's been compiled against a much older 'C' library.


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Dec 2016, 10:37    Post subject:  

Up till recently you could use the same profile across OSs.
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Dec 2016, 11:33    Post subject:  

I have voted palemoon for its best backward compatibility...
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backi

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Dec 2016, 11:58    Post subject:  

Pale Moon is the one i am using .Don`t know if it is the best..........but i am quite satisfied ...don`t miss anything .
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Terry H

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Dec 2016, 12:07    Post subject:  

Previously a firefox user, I have been using opera for a couple of months and very satisfied in its operation.

I actually started using opera on my Android tablet, which is my preferred android browser. This led to installing opera on my puppy installations.
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Sailor Enceladus

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Dec 2016, 13:24    Post subject:  

Still trying to figure that out. I use Firefox most but it (and the web) has gotten too heavy.
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Wognath

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Dec 2016, 22:47    Post subject:  

I currently use Vivaldi. Love it: it is very flexible and has speed-dial, plus I like the attitude of developers and Vivaldi forum. But it does take 60s to start Surprised (Fatdog, 1.6GHz single-core processor)
Recently I fired up Puppy 431. The browser, Opera 11.62, opens ¡¡BAM!! in 4 seconds. 'Twas a sad day when I had to move "up" to Chropera, but I was concerned about security, plus Opera-presto was failing to properly open some web sites.
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Dec 2016, 05:40    Post subject:  

I was using qupzilla but it is slowing. I blame Ubuntu - but then I blame them for most bloatware probs ...
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Tue 06 Dec 2016, 06:26    Post subject:  

Burn_IT wrote:
Up till recently you could use the same profile across OSs.


I still do..! For quite a while now I've been using davids45's method for running applications across multiple Pups, from a remote partition, via the extensive use of 'sym-linking'. Though I'm not exactly certain whether, technically, this is what you're referring to..... Smile

I rather suspect that since this is one, single, 'installed' browser being 'shared' between OSs, it doesn't actually qualify. Though I do use the same profile across multiple browsers in each Pup.


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PostPosted: Tue 06 Dec 2016, 07:56    Post subject:  

I meant that I use FF and keep the default file on a drive thatis used by all the OSs I load. They all used the same default file, though now that the Linux version is frozen that may/does not work any more.
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Illutorium

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PostPosted: Tue 06 Dec 2016, 15:37    Post subject:  

Chromium. but Firefox 45 ESR it's a last best for GTK+2 only. [Palemoon doesn't support VP9'] when Dillo are be best for Me at Vintage PC's only.

For me:

1. Chromium (64bit for 64GB+ RAM|Xenial)
2. Firefox 45 ESR (32bit PAE for 4GB+ RAM|GTK+2|Trusty)
3. Dillo (32bit i486 for <4GB RAM|Puppy Precise/Lucid)
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Dec 2016, 18:35    Post subject:  

Still Firefox for me. Huge/bloated - yes... but much/all of the issues that come with it's bloat can be remedied via background/about:config tweaks (takes a bit of work, but...). It's addons/addon incorporation is the sh!t, and after the above tweaking I find it considerably faster and far more stable than some of it's "lighter" forks (i.e. - Palemoon and Light). I set it up to cache entirely in RAM, and empty said cache on program exit - so security really is not an issue. Works great for me, anyway...

And the GTK3 thing - just install it and forget about it. Yeah, kinda' sucks, but the rest of the Linux world is heading in the GTK3 direction, and Puppy will eventually become completely irrelevant if it doesn't join the bandwagon (IMHO).

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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Dec 2016, 08:28    Post subject:  

Hi, Bob.

You're right about the GTK2/3 thing, of course. If we don't keep up with the rest of the crowd, and get left behind, I rather fear Pup will become less and less attractive. It's an easy enough 'fix', at any rate.

Really, what's all the fuss about? Rolling Eyes


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