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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) 13%  13%  [ 12 ]
Total votes : 89
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 Post subject: Browsers
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:30 am 
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Which browser(s) do you use in antiX? (and why)

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
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i voted iceape, but i really ususally just use whatever is the default (iceweasel in the past for instance.) I've installed chrome, but I don't like it as it is prone to crashes.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
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I 'll wait before choosing between Iceape or Firefox.
I like Chrome for its speed and simple design which stands over any other out there by some margin. Its privacy part is poor and in this antiX installation for me it just didn't work.
I installed Opera yesterday and really pushed it with all its extras like widgets and such but then today it started to get buggy...didn't last long, eh? So I had to close it and open FF which I'm using now.
Iceape's been solid, I like its old style Tools menu where one can set a site's settings on the fly, so to speak.
Only the people at Mozilla didn't tweak Firefox's interface just to play, they did of course improve its usability and so depending on the mood I skip Iceape and launch Firefox.

-edit: of course nothing compares to Links2 when it comes down to speed. Sometimes before/during/after running smxi I browse the net with it (I don't usually remember of the X version). Some sites that usually take long to open, open fast from the console with links2.


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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:01 am 
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For 8.5 I use Iceape. Just because it runs fast, I like the mail and chat fearures, and it has been rock solid for Me. I tried Kazehakase but the latest release has been buggy for me when it comes to editing bookmarks and toolbar bookmarks. So I deleted it.

On 8.2 I stick with Iceweasel for the same reasons. I run what ya brung. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
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Iceape has more features than I need, but just the right funcionality. I also like being able to enter an address or keyword in the address bar. Very handy. It also seems much faster and lighter.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
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i use iceweasel, because i have a lot of custom things done to it. and because in iceape i can't get the fonts right and can't read the text well, it annoys me. chrome is pretty buggy for me and it crashes a lot.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
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I prefer Iceape, consumes less resources, is rock solid, can use many of the add ons (noscript, etc). Chrome is buggy, opera runs ok at first then seems to become unstable.


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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
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You may select 1 option

But what if someone uses more than one browser?

After all, you did write the question as,

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Which browser(s) do you use


emphasis on the '(s)'...

I used the default IceWeasel in 8.2 , which I found practically identical to Firefox, my browser of choice for almost five years now and the only one I know my way around comfortably in.

I was disappointed to see IceApe replace IceWeasel in 8.5.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
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Changed to include more options.

There was quite a long discussion on whether to continue using iceweasel or change to something else. The general consensus was to change to iceape.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
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Thanks for the prompt response, anti and for all your work and dedication.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
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I was one of the ones who suggested the use of Seamonkey, and now that Iceape, the Debian implementation of Seamonkey is keeping up with the releases, it is a useful browser and integrated Email client. I actually find it to be tighter and more responsive that Firefox or Iceweasel - and in the case of Iceweasel, DEFINITELY superior in terms of fewer defects. In the previous release I had difficulty with Iceweasel, finding it to frequently crash, which had not previously been typical, but it was enough for me to manually install Seamonkey.

I occasionally use Midori, Arora, and the community built Google implementation, Chromium, and Chromium has been behaving well, but I still prefer Seamonkey and Iceape overall.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
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i would agree with dolphin_oracle, i use the default browser. I am really loving Iceape the most, the suite feature from Iceape allows you to do allot more while not bogging down the system. While I still like to use iceweasel witch to me is the same as firefox.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
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Dave wrote:
i would agree with dolphin_oracle, i use the default browser. I am really loving Iceape the most, the suite feature from Iceape allows you to do allot more while not bogging down the system. While I still like to use iceweasel witch to me is the same as firefox.


I definitely agree with all of you that the default browser that we have chosen is a solid one. Just so that we do not propagate somewhat inaccurate information, technically speaking Iceape is not Seamonkey, it is built from Seamonkey, but modified as the Debian developers choose, and that's why the Mozilla people were so picky about them changing the name and the logo. Same with Iceweasel; it REALLY is NOT Firefox, though it is certainly based on the majority of the same code.

One of the reasons I was asking for a new browser, other than the space savings, was that the version of Iceweasel in M8,2 was quite buggy and out of date for me, and I was having to download and install my own browsers in order to use antiX at the time. There were some guys on another forum that were quite adamantly against Iceweasel, claiming it was worse than broken at one time, that it risked damaging hardware. I don't know how that could be; I've never had issues to that degree. Nevertheless, the person went into great detail describing how you can build a REAL version of Firefox, either taking it from binaries or actually building it from source, and put it into /opt, then create some elaborate links to have the Firefox and Iceweasel actions point to this REAL version of Firefox.

I've not had those kinds of issues, but the point remains: the browsers not actually named Firefox and Seamonkey are named differently because they are functionally different. Mozilla thought enough of this to make an issue out of it and stopped letting Debian use their images unless they either left the code AS IS or changed the name of what they produced. Debian chose to change the name. I think they should have left it alone. Mozilla updates often, so it is a big job to have to rebuild all of their products every time something changes. Anyway, that's the lesson for today.

I remain on record that I like the version we've chosen; it works and works very well.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
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I use Iceweasel mostly because it "was" the default when I first installed. I just now keep current with sid.

I also use dillo once in a while for reading html how-tos and docs in the system. I have also use a text browser many time in the past. Especially when stuck in a terminal(no X) for one reason or another. I really like using a text browser, no flash, no crap, just speed.

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 Post subject: Re: Browsers
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I do use text based browsers, too, mostly either to read documentation or to include them in shell scripts to grab particular information, such as my own custom spins of weather reports or traffic reports, stuff like that.

I've been getting interested in Chromium again too. It keeps getting better and faster. I still stick with either Iceape or Seamonkey for every day stuff though.

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