What internet browser to replace iceweasel/firefox?

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Re: What internet browser to replace iceweasel/firefox?

Postby thanatos_incarnate » 2016-01-26 08:22

TonyVanDam wrote:It's not a fair argument

I can't speak for Bulkley, but in my case, all extensions work or they have a modified version from the Pale Moon devs. They all pretty much behave the same on my stronger machine (quadcore AMD APU with 4 GB RAM). But even on my weaker netbook with 2 GB RAM the RAM is not an issue, it's more about the processor being squeezed on javascript heavy websites.
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Re: What internet browser to replace iceweasel/firefox?

Postby Crewp » 2016-01-26 20:10

I vote for Pale Moon
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Re: What internet browser to replace iceweasel/firefox?

Postby swirler » 2016-01-27 18:34

I'd vote for disabling every possible background service in Firefox/Iceweasel (and there's plenty of this stuff), then block almost everything except actual content (following this line of reasoning) by means of NoScript, Ublock origin, Request Policy and the likes.
Which can be quite an interesting albeit lengthy exercise.
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Re: What internet browser to replace iceweasel/firefox?

Postby Job » 2016-01-28 02:41

Thanks to this thread I am now enjoying epiphany. About two years ago I wanted to use epiphany as my only browser but the browser could not render some sites correctly. Today I can say I am happy and impressed. All my favorites sites come across way better than with iceweasel and I can play all my videos from those sites.

Thumbs up!
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Re: What internet browser to replace iceweasel/firefox?

Postby Danielsan » 2016-01-28 20:00

Unfortunately you can avoid to use Iceweasel or Chromium as a main browser.

For fast reading I prefer use Chromium, but for long session with many tabs open I prefer using Iceweasel. To avoid unnecessary using of cpu I use Ublock-Origin, Ghostery, Flashblock. Then there a lot of tab suspenders, really useful indeed, that have always problem with Iceweasel but work fine with Firefox for Win. If you are using a stable probably you will be able to find someone which is still working with your version of Iceweasel.

Take a look on this: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... form=Linux

I've never used, Palemoon but it appears just like a tricky Iceweasel however there is a fact, which is well known, that Firefox for Linux works better than Iceweasel due the default setup. Anyway, nobody had mentioned Icecat, I always heard that Icecat is more responsive than Firefox and thus Iceweasel.

I don't suggest Seamonkey/Iceape because even if is a light browser is not responsive at all on a crappy computer like mine.
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Re: What internet browser to replace iceweasel/firefox?

Postby Innovate » 2016-01-28 22:27

Tor Browser. :lol:
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Re: What internet browser to replace iceweasel/firefox?

Postby alderaan » 2016-01-30 14:38

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:http://www.brave.com/

Thanks for the link, looks promising...
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Re: What internet browser to replace iceweasel/firefox?

Postby carbonfibre » 2016-01-31 09:58

Conkeror
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Re: What internet browser to replace iceweasel/firefox?

Postby Job » 2016-01-31 22:18

carbonfibre wrote:Conkeror


Don't know about now but really buggy.
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Re: What internet browser to replace iceweasel/firefox?

Postby edbarx » 2016-02-01 07:21

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
edbarx wrote:Debianizing the above is not that difficult provided the actual code does not need editing. To create a functional but primitive debian subdirectory in the source's tree, use dh_make while in the source's top directory. That should allow for using dpkg-buildpackage to work.

Fascinating, thank you!
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Re: What internet browser to replace iceweasel/firefox?

Postby Danielsan » 2016-02-08 20:55

I have recently (re)discovered this addon is again working on Iceweasel: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... rtab-plus/

This addon help a lot to have the browsing really smooth even in a old pc.
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Re: What internet browser to replace iceweasel/firefox?

Postby stevepusser » 2016-02-08 21:32

Linux Voice Magazine Feb. 2016 had a review of some lightweight browsers that don't use the Mozilla Gecko or Webkit engines. Netsurf was the choice for a graphical browser.
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Re: What internet browser to replace iceweasel/firefox?

Postby GarryRicketson » 2016-02-08 21:57

I have been using Netsurf a lot lately, it seems pretty good.
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Re: What internet browser to replace iceweasel/firefox?

Postby TonyVanDam » 2016-02-08 23:09

GarryRicketson wrote:I have been using Netsurf a lot lately, it seems pretty good.


Netsurf needs to be updated and upgraded more. It's been sitting on v2 for a while. And v3 is still not in Debian Sid yet.
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