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Sorry to be a wet blanket and brutally frank, but obviously, it has to be the one that the developers with their superior wisdom decide on. If those who so strongly support alternatives knew better they would also have known how to make their own distro.
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Minefield 4.0 seems good at the moment.............. 8)
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Firefox. So many awesome addons. Chrome needs quite a few more before I'd consider it.

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I am strating to like Chrome

it is nice and fast and looks great
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Internut Exploder is numero Uno. :shock:
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Open a terminal and type: w3m linuxmint.com (enter), you can scroll and click with your mouse, totally customizable, just check out the manual . . . open another terminal and have top or htop running ; check the ram usage while surfing with w3m . . 'nuff said ! :mrgreen:

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I can't speak up for just Linux because I live in a world where I sometimes must do things outside Linux. So, I have Opera in Win, I have Opera in Mint, I have Opera in Nokia N900 (Maemo, also a Linux distro), I have Opera in Nokia E75 (Symbian), I have Opera in Sony Ericsson W508, I have Opera in Samsung U700, I even have Opera in O2 XDA Flame (yeah it's so old, I know), and I have Opera that I can run from a flash disk.

Thing is, Opera Link works great for me. It connects all Opera program from wherever I open it, and synchronizes its speed dial, bookmarks, settings, etc. Very thoughtful and handy.

This point is subjective fondness, but Opera is pioneer in a lot of web browser features used nowadays, and most of the time other browsers just follow suit or adopt. Much like Volvo is pioneer in a lot of safety features in a car, and other marques follow suit. :D

And speaking about speed, I still see that Opera is the fastest for me. I don't know, maybe the network in my country got something to do with it?

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Don't remember where I heard about or who recommened it.
but lately, I have been using the Epiphany-browser.

It is a light-weight but full-featured GUI gnome-based browser.
The set-up is slightly different than Firefox but didn't take me long to get the hang of it.

I like it better than either Firefox-4.0 or Chromium-11 ... at the moment.

The Epiphany-browser is available in the repros and installable through Synaptic.
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You probably heard about Epiphany because it is the default browser for GNOME ;)

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I personally like Chromium. It opens faster than Firefox and uses less screen real estate in its default configuration. I do, of course, keep Firefox as a back up.
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My personal favorite is Chromium and that's primarily because it's so darn fast. However, I keep Firefox loaded because I love the DownThemAll download manager. My internet connection is not always fast or consistent so whenever I download something, I always use DTA in Firefox.

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My personal favorite is Chromium and that's primarily because it's so darn fast. However, I keep Firefox loaded because I love the DownThemAll download manager. My internet connection is not always fast or consistent so whenever I download something, I always use DTA in Firefox.

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mikhou wrote:My personal favorite is Chromium and that's primarily because it's so darn fast. However, I keep Firefox loaded because I love the DownThemAll download manager. My internet connection is not always fast or consistent so whenever I download something, I always use DTA in Firefox.
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Yeah im the same, starting to use chromium more but i like DownThemAll add-on as i can define where is want the file im downloading to download to and i can easily right-click on something and download with the one-click tool which is super useful 8)

So currently still using firefox and chromium, but i think if chromium gets something like the DTA add-on then it will be chromium only :)
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I've always liked Opera, and Firefox is good for downloads, but my main browser is Google Chrome. It now has the Amazon Reader, which is a big deal to me. Also fast and just works well. But a pain to add bookmarks to, Firefox beats it there, so does Opera.
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I think this thread can be closed now as everyone agreed that Opera is simply the best.

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Chromium is the best for me. Anyway, test your browsers and see for yourself: http://clients.futuremark.com/peacekeeper/index.action

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Planky wrote:I think that Chrome is unusable because of it's hideous font rendering. They claim it's because Linux doesn't support anti-aliasing because of the Microsoft patents, but the font rendering on every other browser is just fine, it's only Chrome that has a problem.
Hideous font rendering...i hope you are joking...I've run both Firefox and Chrome (and the open source chromium version) and Chrome/Chromium ALWAYS looks much better then firefox on my Mint Main Edition installs....The fonts looks better...photos on web pages are richer, it just plain LOOKS better....Chrome uses the same underpinning as the Mac's Safari browser (only Chrome does more tweaking and performance enhancements i have read)....

A key thing though is to install the microsoft windows fonts from the package manager (ttf-mscore package)....then Chrome will default to the proper fonts that make it look exceptional!!!

I also kick my fonts up a notch or to (point size) in the settings...that works best for me....since i like most web pages to render slightly larger when they allow it (not all web pages do)...i have a high resolution screen and am not a youngster (lol) so it helps a lot...

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GoustiFruit wrote:I think this thread can be closed now as everyone agreed that Opera is simply the best.
Hah! :wink: :mrgreen:

Chrome rules!!! :)

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I really like Midori, but it crashes constantly on every distro I've tried it on except SalixOS (Slackware-based).

My "default" internet suite is Seamonkey. Built and maintained by Mozilla from the remnants of the old Netscape suite, it does what Opera does (combined browser and e-mail client), only with Firefox / Thunderbird beauty (including most extensions) and it's much easier on resources than it's cousins.

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Robin wrote:My "default" internet suite is Seamonkey. Built and maintained by Mozilla from the remnants of the old Netscape suite, it does what Opera does (combined browser and e-mail client), (...)
Opera also does Torrent, RSS reader, widgets, Unite, newsreader (usenet), chat, ...

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