QupZilla - I Hope Firefox Gets A Beating Here!

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  1. DasFox

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    Hello Fellow Linux Geeks! ;)

    Well for many of you new and young in these Linux circles, I'm sure you have possibly, but I did say possibly, so maybe not, had the bad run ins already with Firefox in Linux?

    Well Firefox is still Firefox, while it's still my favorite it certainly isn't without it's faults and that DAMM memory leaking is always a problem at some point, not to mention now I see the CPU being shot up to 100% on occassion...

    And now with all the Version Updates Mayhem & Madness it's just a mess more often than it's not, especially with all the various addons out there trying to keep them working properly from update to update...

    Well after all these years, Firefox is getting on my nerves and I came across this great little beauty in the making;

    QupZilla --- http://www.qupzilla.com/

    Granted it's in some what early development but man this browser looks really nice at this stage of the game and very promising.

    So hold onto your hats, get in there and download it, check it out, submit bug reports to help improve it along with requests and feedback and in time, we might have us a real winner!

    All I can say is this team of developers is in it to make a winner here and I hope to see it real soon, then it's CHOW BABY to the FiredFox LOL!

    CHEERS & Happy Surfing!
     
  2. Mman79

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    Any idea how much of this is based on FF? It looks like an early version of FF. I also wonder about security measures in place, especially since it has a Windows version. If you're giving it a spin, how does it perform?
     
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    Cool, I'll check it out.
     
  5. chrisretusn

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    I just compiled (64-bit) and installed it. Looks a lot like Firefox with some added bells and whistles as part of the basic package. It starts a bit slower than Firefox on my system. Page loads are about the same.

    From my initial look, those bells and whistles can all be added using extensions in Firefox. I really don't see any advantages to using this over Firefox. I think I will stick with Firefox. I don't seem to have the problems with Firefox that some folks seem to have.
     
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    all browsers will suffer when there are too many 3rd party trackers and adds trying to run.

    the only solution i found is to control javascripts one way or the other.
     
  7. Mman79

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    Firefox usually runs just fine for me..until Flash comes into the picture.

    @Moontan: You're right, controlling scripts is about the best way to get the job done and bring some of these insanely "busy" websites under control. The price of that though is lots of tweaking and often broken websites. *shrug* I may let this browser mature a bit more before I go testing it out. The Dev seems to have his plate full, going by past release dates, and this looks to still be quite a work in progress. I hope it works out though, in my opinion we need more competition in the browser market.
     
  8. chrisretusn

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    No problems with Firefox and flash for me.

    I do wish the QupZilla success.
     
  9. NormanF

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    You're talking about an ESR version. If you get tired of constant FF updates then an ESR version might what you're looking for. There is a project for Mac Power PC users who are SOL with with mainstream FF because Mozilla no longer provides updates for their browsers, called TenFourFox which is essentially an ESR version that can be installed on old Macs and be reasonably close to the latest FF update on their aging systems. Qupzilla hopes to do the same for Unix systems and its a welcome development.
     
  10. Hungry Man

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    I don't get it. What does this provide?
     
  11. NormanF

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    ESR support on Unix. If you don't want to update your browser rapidly, this is the solution.
     
  12. chrisretusn

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    Got it running on Haiku.
     
  13. Andz

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    What's "ESR"?
     
  14. pandorax

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    I tried the Windows version. It is not preferable over Firefox.
     
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    Just a passive-aggressive storm in a teacup ;)
     
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