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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by GoustiFruit » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:19 am

What part of your Opera installation is slower than Firefox ?

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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by mank_in » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:01 am

@ GoustiFruit
I think opera loading page different from other browser. If i open a picture ( example : flickr ) , I see the picture after opera finish open all the document at that site. Firefox will load step by step, i see picture loading per pieces. Hey,I not expert :D
Maybe just my habit to use firefox , I use FF from 2005 .

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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by ilovelinux » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:51 am

I mainly use Firefox 99% of the time. I do have Chrome, Chromium, and Opera installed just to see if a webpage has cross-browser compatibility.

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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by linuxviolin » Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:12 am

mank_in wrote:I think opera loading page different from other browser. If i open a picture ( example : flickr ) , I see the picture after opera finish open all the document at that site. Firefox will load step by step, i see picture loading per pieces. Hey,I not expert :D
Maybe just my habit to use firefox , I use FF from 2005 .
And what? What difference between loading a picture "per piece" and display an image at once? The time at the end for completely displaying this image is more or less the same...
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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by GoustiFruit » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:39 am

Yeah I understand what he means, it's all about *perception*. And perception should never be underestimated.
I rarely visit Flickr but I had to try after your comment: for me, in Opera, pictures are loading incrementally, I really don't know why yours doesn't !? Could be a setting, but never heard of any concerning the loading of pictures...

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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by chiefjim » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:01 am

I'm finding that having more than one browser installed is almost mandatory.

Recently I've had FF (9.0.1) say it can't open say Linux Today, yet Opera would do so in a blink.

Installed Chromium but have run into a couple issues I'm yet to resolve. Such as I added the Youtube download extension but can't find it anywhere on the desktop nor the menus.
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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by AlbertP » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:26 am

Linux Today works fine in FF 9.0.1 here. It has an interesting article about Firefox's decline.
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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by mank_in » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:16 am

chiefjim wrote:Recently I've had FF (9.0.1) say it can't open say Linux Today, yet Opera would do so in a blink.
I think the problem with ISP, i have no problem with linuxtoday.com in FF in the past year, but i have very slow load problem when open linuxtoday.com with FF about past week. Opera doesn't have the problem.
When open linuxtoday.com, FF and Chrome has some delay in loading page ( almost 20 second) and text at the bottom browser say : waiting for e1.cdn.qnsr.com

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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by longtom » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:24 am

Low specs computer so I have the opportunity to have my browser and mail client running as just one application - opera .

Easy to use, easy to backup, easy to download stuff, easy to sync, extensions and widgets if you like - I don't need more. It is considerably faster then FF starting and running, FF always fells a tat jerky on my machine.

Done the chromium thing as well and if it wouldn't have come from Google and the uncomfortable feeling that goes with it I might run it more often ...
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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by mank_in » Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:37 pm

hello longtom , do you know equivalent for downloadhelper extension ( flash video download in firefox) for opera :?:
I try some widget (forgot the name ) , but i cannot used it to download youtube video.

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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by longtom » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:43 pm

mank_in wrote:hello longtom , do you know equivalent for downloadhelper extension ( flash video download in firefox) for opera :?:
I try some widget (forgot the name ) , but i cannot used it to download youtube video.
I got 2 (just to be sure) but one is sufficient. Both are Opera extension:

Fastest Tube
YouTube Downloader

Just search any of those on the Opera Extensions website .
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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by mank_in » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:36 pm

thanks , i will try that. :)

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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by willie42 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:51 pm

Firefox opens what documents I need it to open and does a good job.... :D
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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by craig10x » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:36 am

Deniss wrote:I really love Firefox but when I started to upgrade its version, it runs slow that leads to crashing so I've decided to install Google Chrome
Chrome is great...very fast and has the best web page rendering i have seen :)

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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by 3fRI » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:34 am

I concur with others who question whether there's a best browser for Linux or another OS. FWIW, I use Chromium most of the time, followed by FF, probably because the sync option is very handy when you use more than one computer and distro/OS. I used to like Opera, but I feel that it's become too unwieldy. In short, whatever works best for you is probably the best bet. 8)
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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by catilley1092 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:24 am

Firefox for most users, followed by Opera. For those users with slow ISP's, Opera's Turbo speeds up browsing. It's a shame to see that browser at the bottom of the bucket, next to Safari, as it's a good browser.

My opinion on Chrome (or Chromium) is that it may be a tiny bit faster as a clean browser (no addons), but once more than 3 extensions are added on, it's slow as dirt. And while it may be good for some that either has multiple computers or wants to sync across home & work, I don't want to be logged onto a browser 24/7, 365 days per year for this purpose. And speaking of their "sync", it needs some polishing up on. Say you have 6 computers synced. You're going to have multiple of the same bookmarks across your computers. When you have 10,000+ bookmarks dating back from 2001, this is a PITA to deal with.

Chrome was built for speed, speed, speed. If one wants to run it, add the Adblock Plus extension & let it roll. But it's not as secure (nor as private) as Firefox. Speed is good, as long as security isn't sacrificed for it.

Firefox was built for security & innovation. Were it not for much of Mozilla's work, we'd not have HTML5 right now. Firefox can be a tab heavy on resources, but it's been here a while, most Linux OS's includes it as it's default browser (for good reasons), and lastly, Mozilla is a great company. It's a non-profit one at that. In fact, Mozilla put Chrome on the map by not only using Google as their default search engine, but by ad placement as well.

This is my opinion only, just to inform users of choice. Linux users do have choice in their preferred browser. There may be more, but these are the Big Three.

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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by GoustiFruit » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:49 am

catilley1092 wrote:Were it not for much of Mozilla's work, we'd not have HTML5 right now.
I will just add for posterity that *Opera* proposed HTML5. And *Opera* invented CSS.

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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by AlbertP » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:43 am

But Firefox is a very popular browser. That way it has spreaded HTML5 to many computer users in the world, extending HTML5 from an Opera standard to a world-wide one. Of course Firefox is not the only browser supporting HTML5. If not all major browsers had introduced support for it, web developers would have been reluctant to use the standard. One of the tasks of a web developer is ensuring wide compatibility on commonly used browsers.
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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by freestyle » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:55 am

I really never used firefox in the past, as I always sticked with chrome, but now that I'm using fedora 15 it comes with firefox and I like it. It seems almost like chrome for me. I havent used internet explorer since chrome came
out, and I dont even remember what netscape navigator is like.

I kind of like safari though, but to me it seems like firefox and chrome or a bit faster then safari, but maybe I'm just imagining that. I am liking firefox though since I been using it lately with Fedora as I havent bothered to use any other browser really.

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Re: Best browser for Linux?

Post by GoustiFruit » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:39 am

AlbertP wrote:But Firefox is a very popular browser. That way it has spreaded HTML5 to many computer users in the world, extending HTML5 from an Opera standard to a world-wide one. Of course Firefox is not the only browser supporting HTML5. If not all major browsers had introduced support for it, web developers would have been reluctant to use the standard. One of the tasks of a web developer is ensuring wide compatibility on commonly used browsers.
That's why it's called a *standard*. Thank you Opera.

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