Favourite Web Browser of 2015

Discussion in 'polls' started by guest, Jan 13, 2015.

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Your favourite desktop web browser in the year of 2015?

Poll closed Nov 29, 2015.
  1. Internet Explorer

    10 vote(s)
    7.6%
  2. Google Chrome

    30 vote(s)
    22.7%
  3. Mozilla Firefox

    56 vote(s)
    42.4%
  4. Opera

    7 vote(s)
    5.3%
  5. Safari

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Maxthon

    4 vote(s)
    3.0%
  7. Avant

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Lunascape

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. SeaMonkey

    4 vote(s)
    3.0%
  10. K-Meleon

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  11. Other derivative web browser

    14 vote(s)
    10.6%
  12. Other hybrid web browser

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  13. Other web browser

    3 vote(s)
    2.3%
  14. None

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  1. guest

    guest Guest

    There are too many of them! :eek:

    A few bit of explanations:
    - Other derivative web browser: intended to represent web browsers which have close resemblance to the flagship web browsers.
    - Other hybrid web browser: intended to represent web browsers using two or more engines other than what have been listed.
    - Other web browser: intended to represent web browsers which don't fit the above criteria.
     
  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Poll opens early and closes early eh? Well, I'll probably stay with Chrome unless something really changes.
     
  3. guest

    guest Guest

    Forgot to add, here's the link to the previous poll:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/favorite-browser-2014.357887/

    Results:
    #1 Position - Mozilla Firefox (gained 115 or 43.6% of votes)
    #2 Position - Google Chrome (gained 78 or 29.5% of votes)
    #3 Position - Opera (gained 28 or 10.6% of votes)
    Special Mention - Other Firefox derivative (gained 37 or 14% of votes)

    I honestly miscalculated it. Although I guess it could serve as a resting period until the next poll session starts.
     
  4. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    I voted for Chrome as I don't see me replacing it any time soon.
     
  5. roger_m

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    My vote is for Sleipnir 5 (I really don't like the new layout of v6), and as a runner up TheWorld. They are both using Chrome's Blink engine (as well as Trident). I prefer these to Chrome itself as I need to install addons to get it to work how I want. With Sleipnir and TheWorld I have no need to use addons.

    They get my vote because they are highly configurable, and open each tab as a seperate process. I'm using TheWorld right now due to memory limitations - my laptop has a 32bit CPU, limiting me to 3GB of RAM, but as soon as I switch to a laptop with more RAM, I will go back to using Sleipnir.
     
  6. TairikuOkami

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    Yandex - Chromium based with all security functions like Chrome along with a synchronization, compatible with Chrome and Opera extensions.
     
  7. Fad

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    PaleMoon
     
  8. ArchiveX

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    I tried Chrome for one month, but I returned to Firefox (Portable).
     
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  9. Sampei Nihira

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    My vote is for Firefox (XP).
    Chrome for my daughter (W.7)
     
  10. wolfrun

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    Palemoon.
     
  11. jadinolf

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    Still Firefox for me.:)
     
  12. Acadia

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    I tried Chrome for a while but hated that fact that I did not have any control over the updating process, unless I missed something. Returned to Firefox because it gave me the option to not update until I tell it to: I like watching and having control over my system.
    Acadia
     
  13. Minimalist

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    You can disable Google update scheduled task and set it's Update service to manual. This way you can launch update process on demand by clicking About and it doesn't update automatically.
     
  14. bo elam

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    Firefox:cool:

    Bo
     
  15. Acadia

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    Thank you for that.
    Acadia
     
  16. Daveski17

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    Maxthon (Windows), Firefox (Ubuntu).
     
  17. dogbite

    dogbite Registered Member

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    Chrome now and ever.
     
  18. SweX

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    I no longer have a favorite :(
     
  19. Daveski17

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    Which one do you prefer to use the most then? ;)
     
  20. Rasheed187

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    I have checked out Sleipnir v6, what a nightmare of a browser, it's bloated as hell, with multiple Chrome processes keep popping up. TheWorld does have some potential with nice extra features like "mute browser", but for my taste it's not good enough.
     
  21. roger_m

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    There is a good reason for the multiple processes. Each new tab gets opened as a new process. This makes it more stable, than browsers using a single process.
     
  22. bo elam

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    Hi Swex, if Firefox was your favorite, can you tell what happened?

    By the way, I voted in the Winners and losers thread only for winners. I don't like any of the changes that we seen implemented in Firefox this past year. But because Firefox allows users to set things up as we wish, I voted Firefox as a winner. Still my favorite.

    Bo
     
  23. Rasheed187

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    Yes correct, almost all modern browsers like IE and Chrome do this. Opera 12 and Firefox don't do this, and I actually prefer it. I hardly see any performance and stability gain with this multiple process architecture, and it can make it harder for HIPS/anti executable to control the browser. For security reasons, I rather have my browser not spawning any child processes at all. Except for my PDF reader of course.
     
  24. roger_m

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    It makes a difference when you have a lot of tabs open, leading to high memory usage. With my previous browsers, e.g. Avant and Orca once the single browser process started consuming a lot of RAM then there was a good change the browser would crash. Closing tabs to reduct memory usage wouldn't help as with a single process the memory allocated is only returned once the browser is closed. With multi process browsers I don't have that problem. The only downside is that they actually use more RAM by not having a single process. But, at least when tabs are closed, the RAM for that tab is no longer used any more.
     
  25. The Hammer

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    IE for me.