[Poll] What is your favorite Web Browser?

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What is your favorite Web Browser?

Poll ended at 2017-07-18 18:53

Chrome
12
12%
Chromium
12
12%
Epiphany
1
1%
Firefox
54
53%
Konqueror
0
No votes
Midori
0
No votes
Opera
3
3%
Qupzilla
1
1%
SeaMonkey
4
4%
Other - Please comment
14
14%
 
Total votes : 101

Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Web Browser?

Postby stevepusser » 2016-07-27 01:05

Here's a new minimalist browser called "Min":
The Min browser, short for ‘minimal’, is a streamlined web browser built on the Electron framework (no groaning at the back). Written entirely with CSS and JavaScript, the app is fully open-source.

It describes itself as “a smarter, faster web browser”.


I tried their 64-bit deb, and it installs and run in Jessie, and even played HTML5 Youtube video.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Web Browser?

Postby JLloyd13 » 2016-07-27 01:30

stevepusser wrote:Here's a new minimalist browser called "Min":
The Min browser, short for ‘minimal’, is a streamlined web browser built on the Electron framework (no groaning at the back). Written entirely with CSS and JavaScript, the app is fully open-source.

It describes itself as “a smarter, faster web browser”.


I tried their 64-bit deb, and it installs and run in Jessie, and even played HTML5 Youtube video.


I saw that on omgubuntu. Very interesting... it's electron/chromium based, should be fast...

Trying it now. Definitely not as full featured but very fast and much lighter than Chrome or Firefox.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Web Browser?

Postby swirler » 2016-08-01 15:35

edbarx wrote:My favourite would be a browser that uses system resources efficiently, doesn't interfere with what I do, works on older hardware, is responsive, is not designed like a magnet for advertisements, and finally and is intelligently designed to render pages legibly when script is disabled.


That, every group of developers worth something could do: the real trick is to instead put together a browser that is (ever increasingly) nothing like that and then force-feed it to end users as something that "adds value" , "promotes personalized content" , "enhances your browsing experience" and so on - whatever that may mean.
Usually, which I'm sure is no surprise to you, that is corporate lingo for "spying on you" - relentlessly.

The usual excuse would be that the "web is changing", which is kinda backwards as they are indeed trying to change it into a global spying/advertisement operation with an eye on the so called "internet of things", which I'm not sure a browser should have anything to do with.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Web Browser?

Postby Bulkley » 2016-08-01 22:09

stevepusser wrote:Here's a new minimalist browser called "Min":
The Min browser, short for ‘minimal’, is a streamlined web browser built on the Electron framework (no groaning at the back). Written entirely with CSS and JavaScript, the app is fully open-source.

It describes itself as “a smarter, faster web browser”.


I tried their 64-bit deb, and it installs and run in Jessie, and even played HTML5 Youtube video.


I'm typing from Min now. It is fast but could sure use some basic features such as the ability to set minimum font size. Maybe it has it but I haven't found it yet. When I logged in to Debian User Forums Min warned me that this site might steal my password. That could get rather boring. Anyway, it is fun to play with and easier to use than some other basic browsers. Thanks for posting about it.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Web Browser?

Postby Nili » 2016-08-02 18:40

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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Web Browser?

Postby JLloyd13 » 2016-08-02 21:15

Bulkley wrote:
stevepusser wrote:Here's a new minimalist browser called "Min":
The Min browser, short for ‘minimal’, is a streamlined web browser built on the Electron framework (no groaning at the back). Written entirely with CSS and JavaScript, the app is fully open-source.

It describes itself as “a smarter, faster web browser”.


I tried their 64-bit deb, and it installs and run in Jessie, and even played HTML5 Youtube video.


I'm typing from Min now. It is fast but could sure use some basic features such as the ability to set minimum font size. Maybe it has it but I haven't found it yet. When I logged in to Debian User Forums Min warned me that this site might steal my password. That could get rather boring. Anyway, it is fun to play with and easier to use than some other basic browsers. Thanks for posting about it.


I'm currently typing from Min now as well. I have two biggest gripes: can't hide the menu bar (I've opened an issue on the github page for that, had some people agree with me, but no word from the dev yet- I get the feeling the dev is primarily concerned with MacOS) and the open in new tab doesn't open the new tab in the background like in chrome or firefox, but moves you to the new tab. Very annoying. It is very fast though, I haven't done any measurements so it's entirely subjective but I find it faster than both chrome/(ium) and firefox.

Also, well I'm using min at the current moment I've recently just switched from chromium (which I voted for in the poll) to firefox. It's definitely much slower to start up, which chromium ready to get in like 1-2 seconds and firefox taking almost 10 full seconds to fully load (to be fair, I have a ton of addons, but mostly the same as chrome). This is very annoying as I have an SSD and was used to chromium and kind of expect things to open immediately now. BUT, once it's opened, it's just as fast. The actual reason I've switched though it very noticeably uses less battery life than chrome, and it easily increased my battery from 4-5 hours to more like 5-6. That alone makes it worth to switch, I just need to remember not to actually close firefox and just minmize it or someday I'm going to throw the computer out the window waiting. Debian itself boots almost as fast as firefox.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Web Browser?

Postby GarryRicketson » 2016-08-29 00:03

My favorite was not listed
Lynx, also maybe the oldest,
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Web Browser?

Postby JLloyd13 » 2016-08-29 00:19

GarryRicketson wrote:My favorite was not listed
Lynx, also maybe the oldest,
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If we're talking text-based I'd vote for elinks
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Web Browser?

Postby GarryRicketson » 2016-08-29 00:44

Thanks, I am going to try it and see, I have never tried that one.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Web Browser?

Postby JLloyd13 » 2016-08-29 02:49

GarryRicketson wrote:Thanks, I am going to try it and see, I have never tried that one.


It's a lynx fork I believe, so pretty similar, but I've had problems with text formatting on lynx, never on elinks.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Web Browser?

Postby tomazzi » 2016-08-30 22:13

Voted nothing.

I've recently discovered that Firefox ESR v45 (wheezy), which was adopted by Debian is simply a spyware - not much different from Chrome.
Geo-location works even if You will disable it.
Lots of hidden services, which are causing relatively high CPU usage and memory consumption.

Possible solution (other than just removing the Firefox package):

1. Enter the about:config
2. search for "https"
3. replace all the links with spaces (You can exclude some addresses related to health reporting, updates, phishing addresses reporting, etc)

After I've removed all that crap, the memory usage dropped from 300MB to 195MB (single page opened - Debian Forums), and the CPU load have dropped from around 7-10% to 1-2%. Now the Firefox starts in 0.x seconds (it needed about 3-5 seconds with the default configuration)
All the standard tweaks applied.

Regards.

edit:
If You're using the NoScript add-on (which is really great), search for "wanIpCheckURL" ;) and replace it with a space...
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Web Browser?

Postby L_V » 2016-08-31 09:27

tomazzi wrote:I've recently discovered that Firefox ESR v45 (wheezy), which is simply a spyware
Possible solution .../....
Or try Palemoon which is surpringly not in the voting list.
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Web Browser?

Postby tomazzi » 2016-08-31 22:39

L_V wrote:Or try Palemoon which is surpringly not in the voting list.

Thanks.
I've heard about the PaleMoon in the past, but until now I haven't tried it. Until now .... :)
I'm writing this from PaleMoon v26.4.0_amd64 (Wheezy).

Many thanks to stevepusser for maintaining the repository for Wheezy - really, it saved me a lot of work needed to compile it from source.

Voted "other", now the comment:

Memory usage: typically ~25-70% less than Firefox (depending on how many tabs are opened, PM needs ~150MB for the start page)
CPU load: ~the same (after I've removed service links from FF)

Tests:
Acid3: FF: regression: 99/100, PaleMoon: 100/100 (really, the gecko engine is so mature, that this shouldn't happen...)
All other (html5) tests: FF gets better results, but actually works slower than PM: f.e.:
the Peacekeeper gives 2989 points to FF and only 2550 to PM - *but* all the test are working visually better/smoother in PaleMoon and the Goanna engine splits the workload better for all the CPU cores, while Gecko usually executes everything on a single core.

Single problem: Palemoon does not support h264 codec. I can live with this...

But: no links to google and mozilla spying services ;)

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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Web Browser?

Postby emariz » 2016-09-01 01:34

I have been using Firefox since 2003-04. Oddly enough, and according to the release history (1), I used Firebird back then.
I do remember that Qute was the default theme (2), for I kept using it long after it had been replaced.

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox_release_history
2. https://arvidaxelsson.se/themes/qute/
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Re: [Poll] What is your favorite Web Browser?

Postby finnish_nemi » 2016-09-01 11:32

https://vivaldi.com is what i am using now. It`s pretty good I think. :wink:
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