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Which browser(s) do you use in antiX? (and why)
iceape (default) 13%  13%  [ 12 ]
iceweasel 22%  22%  [ 20 ]
firefox 10%  10%  [ 9 ]
opera 12%  12%  [ 11 ]
chrome 10%  10%  [ 9 ]
midori 10%  10%  [ 9 ]
kazehakase 1%  1%  [ 1 ]
dillo 7%  7%  [ 6 ]
other (please state) 14%  14%  [ 13 ]
Total votes : 90
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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:48 pm 
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Re Links2

It is too easy for casual users to discount Links2 as they have never heard of it They take only a superficial look then immediately move on because it does not look like they expect a web browser to look. I suspect many others who do spend more than a few seconds with it running, never glimpse the value of Links2 because they make an inappropriate comparison against a monolithic, heavyweight, resource hungry web browser.

Links2 and heavyweight alternatives are all web browsers in a similar way that an everyday table knife, a surgeons scalpel, and an explorers machete, are all knives. Would you want to eat your meal, or your surgeon to perform an operation, using only a machete?

Using a heavyweight browser to perform all tasks is similar to using a single knife for all tasks. It might be convenient but is unlikely to be the most appropriate (or even the only) tool for every job in every case.

If you follow the old maxim of use the right tool for the job, Links2 makes sense. Give it the right jobs and its speed is many times faster than a monolithic one.



Examples

Front end to an extremely lightweight media server
post43035.html#p43035


Select videos to watch or download
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M5B5aXBDwk


Launch to browse the antiX forum with no advertisements and without using an add blocker
links2 -g http://antix.freeforums.org
This can be made into an item in the antiX Personal Menu


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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:33 pm 
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Great example SamK!

I use links2 and/or elinks when I write scripts that capture information from a web page, such as a weather report or a set of stock quotes.

But you are right, links2 can handle useful browser tasks as well, consuming orders of magnitude fewer resources than any commercial browser!

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:26 pm 
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At the time of this very post, I have Firefox, Chromium, Palemoon, Dillo, & Link2 on my 13-year-old Gateway Desktop. I have the same browsers in addition to Tor Browser Bundle & Jondofox on my 3-year-old Acer Aspire laptop.

Firefox is my main web browser for general purposes. With the right add-ons (a thread in itself!) & specific settings in about:config, the privacy and security are almost on the same level as Jondofox & Tor.

As far as privacy & security-centric web browsers are concern, I like Tor because it's faster than Jondofox and it's not centralize neither. Although both are perfect in hiding my real IP address, I like the idea of having a new different identity everytime I restart Tor versus having THE same identity as all of the other Jondofox users worldwide.

Palemoon is basically a forked/cloned of old-school Firefox! It's faster than the current Firefox. But Palemoon needs more add-ons of it own to come close to Firefox's level.

Since privacy and security are a big deal to me, Chromium is a total joke in that regard. But since this is the browser that always had a better handle of using html5 a few years before Firefox, I still use Chromium only for watching YouTube videos and playing html5-based games (BTW, Bejeweled is still classic!).

Dillo & Link2 are used for experimental purposes. If reading articles and looking at pictures were all that I was going to do, both browsers are ideal in that regard. Which one is better IMO? I still say it's a tie draw. But I would like to used Dillo more if or when it possible to watch YouTube videos via html5.


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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:38 pm 
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Hey Tony! It sounds like you do quite a bit more with Web Browsers for specific tasks than I do. I haven't heard from many others who experiment with Web Browsers as much as you.

Thanks for your insights.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:29 pm 
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TonyVanDam wrote:
...I would like to used Dillo more if or when it possible to watch YouTube videos via html5.
It might be worth taking a look at Streamlight which is available in antiX-15. It can stream or download most Youtube videos. It doesn't need a web browser but works with them if wanted. It works with any app in which you can highlight the video URL (think Leafpad, Dillo or even Firefox et al).

The FAQ and video both illustrate its use with Dillo.
Online FAQ
http://download.tuxfamily.org/antix/doc ... index.html
Youtube Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M5B5aXBDwk


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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 10:05 am 
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Hello, Anticapitalista...

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Browser poll? TOO EASY!

When I used Windows (2000 - a great O/S) I used Opera-12 for browsing. Opera let me to turn-off images, which meant
(1.) .It cost less in downloads MB (now GB!), and
(2.) .Therein, much faster surfing.

If I needed to see graphics at a website then I could hit a button and turn them ON, and afterwards, hit the button again and turn them OFF, and keep surfing.

Furthermore, I could disable javascript if I wanted to.

Modern Opera removed those features.

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Now to MIDORI...

After install it offers two extensions:-

(i) StatusBar Features
and
(ii) NOjs

When these extensions are active there are buttons included at the bottom of the browser.

Now I can surf WITHOUT graphics (unless I need them), and no js (unless I want it).

It seems stable enough for me now. (On a very odd occasion it might stop, but so have other browsers. I figure Midori can only get better with time.)

I really like Midori. Those features leave the others in its dust.

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Simple, isn't it?

Enjoy!
aka boombaby

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:37 pm 
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Hi people... :D

I am using Slimjet as main web browser, because that consumes less resources that Iceweasel/Firefox, is based on Chromium (not Chrome :wink: ) with some built-in features very useful for me such as ad blocker, invert web page color, etc.
Even, use less resources that Opera and Vivaldi web browsers (I loved the old Opera 11.62 browser).

On my system is't fast (Pentium 4 1.7 GHz processor, 256 kB L2 cache, Nvidia GeForce2 MX/MX 400 graphics, 512 MB RAM, 1 GB swap, 13 GB HD, AntiX 13.2 with Debian kernel 3.2 and propietary Nvidia 96.43.23 accelerated Linux driver module kernel).

For html's files use Dillo browser.

Greetings


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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:00 am 
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Hi All,

When I can I like using SeaMonkey as I think it is very secure and I can tweak it as I need.

Firefox and Pale Moon are the only other choices for me when SeaMonkey isn't available to use.

I hate Google Chrome and not very fond of Chromium.

I gave Slimjet a try and it is OK but still to much like chrome as that is it's base.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:02 am 
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poorguy wrote:
Hi All,

When I can I like using SeaMonkey as I think it is very secure and I can tweak it as I need.

Firefox and Pale Moon are the only other choices for me when SeaMonkey isn't available to use.

I hate Google Chrome and not very fond of Chromium.

I gave Slimjet a try and it is OK but still to much like chrome as that is it's base.


I use 'em all, but I appreciate what you are saying, and I also tend to use Seamonkey frequently when it is readily available and accessible to me as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:41 pm 
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Conkeror because it's fast !
Internet without a mouse, I love it..
Try the browser you will see ))


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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:52 pm 
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I have used Conqueror too.
Not only is it a fast browser, it also uses keyboard sequences that are similar to editing keystrokes.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:23 pm 
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masinick wrote:
I have used Conqueror too.
Not only is it a fast browser, it also uses keyboard sequences that are similar to editing keystrokes.

You mean Conqueror? but I mean Conkeror .. its confusing, that's true ))


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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:53 pm 
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Sorry, spelled it wrong! :-)

You have the right one, not to be confused with the KDE file manager and browser known as Konqueror.

I have used it too, both as a file manager and as a browser.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:53 pm 
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koolstofje wrote:
Conkeror because it's fast !
Internet without a mouse, I love it..
Try the browser you will see ))


:lol: I did try it once, but even though I use vi at times, I just couldn't get my head around it. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:57 pm 
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Too bad, it's really fast for certain things, and if you know Vi, particularly if you use it often and are familiar with the commands, not only is it fast responsively, it's fast to type and use.

Obviously it's not a mainstream tool but it can come in handy for fast work!

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