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  • #1921
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    partsman
    partsman

    Hi all 🙂
    I hope I am starting this in the right place !

    So what do you use for a web browser ?
    How are you using it ? “Example = email, YouTube, other service”
    How do you like it ? And why ?

    Just thought this would make for useful info
    on what works for each of us 🙂 “No flame wars please !”

    Anyone can build a fast processor. The trick is to build a fast system. (Seymour Cray)

    #1924
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    fatmac
    fatmac

    I’m lazy, I just use what comes with AntiX – Firefox-ESR. 🙂

    Linux (& BSD) since 1999

    #1925
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    rokytnji
    rokytnji

    Machine specs 1st.

    riffraff@posersuk:~
    $ inxi -f
    CPU:       Single core Mobile Intel Pentium III - M (-UP-) cache: 512 KB
               speed: 1200 MHz (max)
               CPU Flags: cmov cx8 de fpu fxsr mca mce mmx msr mtrr pae pge pse
               pse36 sep sse tsc vme
    riffraff@posersuk:~
    $ inxi -M
    Machine:   Device: laptop System: IBM product: 26474MU
               Mobo: IBM model: 26474MU
               BIOS: IBM v: 1AET64WW (1.20 ) date: 10/18/2006
    Battery    BAT0: charge: 36.8 Wh 99.5% condition: 37.0/56.2 Wh (66%)
    

    Posting this in Seamonkey installed from Meta Package siftware center to avoid systemd dependencies. I am not afeared of downlowding Seamonkey tar.bz2 from their site, extracting it, run it out the extracted folder, and manually making a launcher in AntiX. Updates can be handled through browser updater. But since I used the software center. AntiX handles the seamonkey update on this laptop. That is the heaviest browser this old laptop can handle.

    Backup lightweight browsers I use on this old laptop . Netsurf. Dillo. Links2. HV3. Qupzilla.
    I see no reason to install and run Lynx Browser.

    All that fancy stuff you mentioned is wasted on this laptop. SMplayer Youtube Browser or command line mplayer with urls are more in order for that stuff on this laptop.

    HTH.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by rokytnji.

    Sometimes I drive a crooked road to get my mind straight.
    Not all who Wander are Lost.
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    #1928
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    anticapitalista
    anticapitalista

    firefox-esr mostly.
    Dillo for quick browsing of sites for reading.
    links2 -g when out of X
    elinks2 very rarely when out of X

    Guess what? All come installed on antiX base and full!

    Philosophers have interpreted the world in many ways; the point is to change it.

    #1948
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    mmmmna

    I use Slimjet, a forked version of Google Chrome, which is stripped of the Google phone-home stuff. https://www.slimjet.com/ if you are interested. I dislike Firefox so much, I uninstalled Firefox before I installed Slimjet.

    #1962
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    cyrilus31
    cyrilus31

    I use Slimjet too and Firefox sometimes also. The most stable with my old laptop. But whatever the webrowser, my P4 is struggling to display more than 3 tabs.
    1 gig of ram is more than enough but webrowsing is very cpu dependent.

    #1963
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    koolstofje
    koolstofje

    Conkeror of course 😉 internet without mouse..
    Quickly and fast if you know the shortcuts !

    #1998
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    masinick
    masinick

    Conkeror of course internet without mouse..
    Quickly and fast if you know the shortcuts !

    I like Conkeror too, and when I’m doing a lot of editing, I sometimes use it, but I’ll be honest, I’ve not used it as much recently as I have in the past.

    The alternative browser I’ve used most, other than simply using whatever comes by default over the past few weeks has been the Slimjet browser that some people have raved about. It’s nice, but I think I’ve found a few “kinks” in it; the newest “stable” version was not all that stable this past weekend on my home system, but the Firefox ESR that we provide here is not a speed demon, so I do look for something else.

    I mostly use a combination of Firefox, Firefox ESR and various other Firefox implementations on my various devices. At work I have Firefox ESR 52.4.0; on my phone I have Firefox Nightly and Firefox Focus. On my home systems I have Firefox ESR, Firefox Nightly and Firefox release, plus extras in my home directory tree.

    I do know keyboard shortcuts; it’s when I’m working with them often that I’m most likely to move over to Conqueror! 🙂

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by rokytnji.

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    #2456
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    linuxdaddy
    linuxdaddy

    I’m current using palemooon becsause it seems to have
    less pauses and is firefox compatible in plugins
    — at least the ones I use.

    Linux = Many kinds, shapes, and sizes of computers to come
    together to create the ultimate cure for curiosity, boredom,
    creativity, and asylum. 🙂
    Whether new, used, young, or ancient.

    #2469
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    greyowl

    I have used PaleMoon for a few years and find it fast and reliable with my Dell Latitude D600 with 1.5GB of RAM and my Dell D610 laptop with 2GB of RAM.
    I am however interested in the new FF which is coming on Nov 14 and is boasted as being twice as fast as the current FF.

    Question: Will the new FF be available for antiX 17 in the repository or software manager?

    Dell Latitude D610 laptop (1.86 GHz, 2G RAM, 32 bit) - antiX 17

    #2473
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    rokytnji
    rokytnji

    Question: Will the new FF be available for antiX 17 in the repository or software manager?

    New Firefox defaults to using Pulse Audio for sound to work in their browser. So I am not sure since Pulse Audio is a systemd application.

    Sometimes I drive a crooked road to get my mind straight.
    Not all who Wander are Lost.
    Linux Registered User # 475019
    How to Search for AntiX solutions to your problems

    #2478
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    skidoo

    quite a field of alternatives to choose from, eh

    four by nine

    #2636
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    cyrilus31
    cyrilus31

    Midori seems to be dead. Epiphany is now Gnome Web. Don’t know for the others.

    P.S: I don’t know where you found your avatars skidoo 😉

    #2701
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    greyowl

    I found this post on Mint forum re the new FF Quantum version 57:

    Re: Firefox 57…Quantum

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    Unread postby davido_ » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:55 pm
    I have updated to Firefox 57. In about:support page, it shows

    Code: Select all
    WEBRENDER
    opt-in by default: WebRender is an opt-in feature
    unavailable by runtime: Build doesn’t include WebRender

    I thought WebRender is that magic thing that will improve rendering speed? It’s not included in the Linux Mint builds? Any Ideas?

    Can anyone verify that this is true and that v. 57 will not therefore be any faster than v. 56?

    Thanks

    Dell Latitude D610 laptop (1.86 GHz, 2G RAM, 32 bit) - antiX 17

    #2702
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    skidoo

    Really should test on your own system, surfing the same sites and performing the same activities, to draw your own conclusion.
    You can visit reddit.com/r/firefox/new and read wildly divergent reports stating “how much gooder” (or not) it is.

    FWIW, I recommend sticking with firefox ESR (currently v52.5.0).

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