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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:10 am    Post subject: What browser ? Reply with quote

Ok - so as of now what's everybody using ? Anything new appeared ?

I'm a bit sick of Firefox (reasons) - so I'm looking for :

No spyware/or at least clear telemetry
I don't want massive bloat. I know this is at odds with a modern browser however, so some bloatiness is inevitable.

Something that can render pages without looking like a time traveller from the mid nineties installed it.

Oh and lastly - no SJW infection.

At this point, I'd even pay for something
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Google Chrome.

Firefox never worked for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firefox-ESR

Try Opera though, I always liked that one.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Firefox-ESR

Try Opera though, I always liked that one.


Like Opera too - at one point I played around with Vivaldi, then I noticed that urls seemed to be redirected towards vivalid.rocks or somesuch (it's on a thread hereabouts), made me a bit uncomfortable.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually Edge seems OK.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am currently playing around with the QupZilla successor "Falkon". Seems to be quite ok so far, but is based on qtwebengine.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:37 am    Post subject: Re: What browser ? Reply with quote

John-Boy wrote:
I'm a bit sick of Firefox

Well, you're shit out of luck.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Actually Edge seems OK.


Except when you try File -> Save As... and other basic browser features (even IE has more!!) that Microsoft PR claim are just around the corner.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:39 pm    Post subject: Re: What browser ? Reply with quote

Dr.Willy wrote:
John-Boy wrote:
I'm a bit sick of Firefox

Well, you're shit out of luck.


It's the SJW infestation that's doing me head in - why don't they go and bother the systemD folks ?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:50 pm    Post subject: Re: What browser ? Reply with quote

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It's the SJW infestation that's doing me head in - why don't they go and bother the systemD folks ?

The thought of that gave me a chuckle.
The web is not a sane place; never was; and that extends to every of its clients.

Maybe Palemoon is something for you?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: What browser ? Reply with quote

Dr.Willy wrote:
John-Boy wrote:
It's the SJW infestation that's doing me head in - why don't they go and bother the systemD folks ?

The thought of that gave me a chuckle.
The web is not a sane place; never was; and that extends to every of its clients.

Maybe Palemoon is something for you?


Yep, I've noted that & Waterfox (I think )
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, what's wrong with Google Chrome? Why won't you use it?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Okay, what's wrong with Google Chrome? Why won't you use it?


Heavy, just felt heavy plus it did seem to be slowing down
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're all garbage. I'm using Firefox because it's not Chromium and I'm forced to choose one or the other for most badly written websites out there.

Dillo 3.1 is stalled, Netsurf and Lynx ebuilds are months out of date, Fiber turned out to be vapourware. The web can burn down for all I care.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Okay, what's wrong with Google Chrome? Why won't you use it?


Google
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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notageek wrote:
Okay, what's wrong with Google Chrome? Why won't you use it?


Google

…and for good reason
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the alternatives are so good. /sarcasm
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Yeah, the alternatives are so good. /sarcasm
I'd rather use a crappy browser than to be tracked by those SJW asswipes at Google. I traded in my android phone for an iphone. I hate google more than apple.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old School wrote:
notageek wrote:
Yeah, the alternatives are so good. /sarcasm
I'd rather use a crappy browser than to be tracked by those SJW asswipes at Google. I traded in my android phone for an iphone. I hate google more than apple.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you are so SOL!!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yeah, the alternatives are so good. /sarcasm


Firefox (since Quantum) is fine. The extensions I use work (uBlock origin, Hackbar, Tamper Data, Foxy-Proxy), I can watch Netflix & Amazon prime on Linux, and it's quite fast. Using DuckDuckGo as my primary search engine means that the only real Google I use is just YouTube, and that's reluctantly simply because BitChute cannot do streams. There's no real advantage to using Chrome, and avoiding Google is generally a good idea.

Offensive Security took over the abandoned "GoogleDorks", so it is now hosted here at GHDB.

I used to be a Google fan boy, especially in the old days when the competition was Alta Vista and Yahoo. Google was a much more elegant search engine. However, they grew, abandoned their principles, and now act as an agent of the state and have become pro-censorship.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
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Yeah, the alternatives are so good. /sarcasm


Firefox (since Quantum) is fine.


Apart from the whole SJW infestation.


Old JB is currently looking at Vivaldi 2.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's simple really, always is: Google Chrome is the most efficient tool to browse the Internet.

The fact that Google exploits it for its own gains is the price you pay.

Nobody said ideals are cheap.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Old JB is currently looking at Vivaldi 2.


Aside from a few niggles about privacy - which seem to be a bit unfounded following a search - the above (after a few minutes) doesn't seem bad. Default search is Bing, duly changed to duck thingy.

Might swap over.

Hmmm...
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You can take the Sergey out of communism, but you can't take the communism out of the Sergey.
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