What is Your Favorite Desktop Web Browser, 2017?

Discussion in 'polls' started by PastTense, Mar 18, 2017.

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What is Your Favorite Desktop Web Browser?

  1. Apple Safari

    5 vote(s)
    2.8%
  2. Brave

    4 vote(s)
    2.3%
  3. Chromium

    8 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. Cyberfox

    3 vote(s)
    1.7%
  5. Google Chrome

    62 vote(s)
    35.2%
  6. K Meleon

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  7. Maxthon

    3 vote(s)
    1.7%
  8. Microsoft Edge

    12 vote(s)
    6.8%
  9. Microsoft Internet Explorer

    4 vote(s)
    2.3%
  10. Mozilla Firefox

    52 vote(s)
    29.5%
  11. Mozilla Seamonkey

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  12. Opera

    6 vote(s)
    3.4%
  13. Pale Moon

    15 vote(s)
    8.5%
  14. Vivaldi

    13 vote(s)
    7.4%
  15. Other Web Browser (not listed)

    15 vote(s)
    8.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. SouthPark

    SouthPark Registered Member

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    Still Firefox for me, since 2004
     
  2. rdsu

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    Vivaldi!
     
  3. ExtremeGamerBR

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    Using Chromium since Edge was having some trouble to load some pages.

    Chrimium is open-source, work as good as Chrome, without all the Google BS and, of course, is portable. What more I can ask for?
     
  4. Stigg

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    After being a rusted on Firefox user ever since it first came into being (even before Firebird had an installer), I have now found myself switching to Vivaldi.
    It is so very fast and configurable without the need for extensions that would be needed in Firefox.
     
  5. Crystal_Lake_Camper

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    yandex , comodo dragon , cyberfox and comodo icedragon.
     
  6. ghodgson

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    Slimjet followed by Palemoon.
     
  7. Rasheed187

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    You guys are not bothered by the high RAM usage? I do agree that when it comes to speed and features it's hard to beat.
     
  8. roger_m

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    I've just switched from 360 Extreme Explorer to UC Browser, which is also Chrome based. 360's browser has not been updated since December. I know it's a bad idea using an outdated browser (and even some websites would not let me use then unless I was using a more recent browser) and I have been meaning to find an alternative for a while now.

    It was able to import by bookmarks from 360. I don't use Chrome itself as I can't configure it to work the way I want without installing extensions.

    Now that I've configured it how I want and installed the same extensions I was using in 360, there's very little difference between the two browsers.
     
  9. Stigg

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    It doesn't have high RAM usage for me. It only uses a fraction of what Firefox uses.

    Maybe it it an extension you are using.
     
  10. roger_m

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    I'm now using Cent Browser. I found that UC Browser could not translate websites in foreign languages like Chrome does, so I kept looking for a better option. After five hours of trying different browsers, I found that Cent Browser actually does everything I need it to do, unlike the 12 browsers I tried beforehand.
     
  11. Rasheed187

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    I really doubt it is caused by an extension. Can you post your RAM usage? On my system it definitely uses more than Firefox, even when it has less tabs opened.
     
  12. mood

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    I can see it too.
    Chrome:
    One installed extension = One process with 10-40MB (or more) RAM-Usage.
    Each opened website (tab) = One process with 20-50MB (or more) RAM-Usage. After watching a YT-vid the RAM-Usage of the tab can jump to 100MB.

    900MB-1GB RAM-Usage in overall is "normal" (for example with 7 opened tabs and a few installed extensions)
    But it depends what content is displayed on the website. Complex website = higher RAM-Usage.
    I only have a few websites opened all the time and there is enough RAM available, so the high RAM-Usage doesn't bother me.

    After launching of Firefox (multi-process disabled) and visiting the same websites i can see 40% of the RAM-Usage (in comparison with Chrome)
     
  13. Rasheed187

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    Correct, it also depends on the website itself. But for me it is a problem, I don't like it when apps are draining my RAM. I normally have about 30 to 50 tabs open, so Vivaldi is no option for me. I will probably stick with Firefox, now let's hope they won't ruin it.
     
  14. jan13

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    Chrom,IE11
     
  15. Hadron

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    The really sad thing for me with Firefox is that Mozilla alienated the very people who made them great. Software Suicide to the max.
    I was a Firefox (Firebird) user from the very early days, but I got sick of having to install add-ons to negate the stupid decisions made by the developers.

    Vivaldi rocks my world now. :thumb:
     
  16. Firecat

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    Firefox, and Opera, I use both interchangeably, though I slightly favour Opera. Vivaldi is very close though. A few releases later I might switch out Opera for Vivaldi, but not right now.
     
  17. hawki

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    I have been using Firefox for a VERY long time BUT recently I have been using Opera more and more .The reason: In terms of speed Opera leaves Firefox in the dust. Opera is lightning fast. Also there are now a sufficient number of critical and other extensions available for it.
     
  18. Daveski17

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    Vivaldi is my default on Windows at the moment. Opera is a close second while Pale Moon is my non-Blink alternative browser.
     
  19. rdsu

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    I've a lot of memory... ;)
     
  20. Fad

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    Waterfox.
     
  21. plat1098

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    Since I don't browse much, still Internet Explorer 11--usually virtually instant performance. Crashes sometimes but I don't care.
     
  22. Rasheed187

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    I have 8GB of RAM, but with 30 to 50 tabs open it drains out real quickly, not that nice if you run multiple apps at the same time. I refuse to buy more RAM just because my browser is so hungry for it. I think developers should spend more time trying to find ways to reduce resource usage. Firefox is claiming that even with the sandbox/multiple process feature it will use a lot less RAM, so sounds good to me.
     
  23. Hadron

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    Don't they have a 64-bit version of the latest Opera?

    Edit: 64-bit is well hidden.

    All the Desktop versions are here. http://ftp.opera.com/ftp/pub/opera/desktop/
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2017
  24. Daveski17

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    Oh well, Vivaldi has become buggy again, Opera is acting odd, so it's back to Chrome. :ouch:
     
  25. PEllis

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    Using Microsoft Edge again. I can install extensions without having to sign into MS account now.
     
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