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What Internet Browser are you using?



  • PhaserlightPhaserlight Member EpicPosts: 3,010
    Chrome at work, for the functionality.

    Safari at home, because I Mac and it just works.

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  • BloodaxesBloodaxes Member EpicPosts: 4,435
    This thread topic would benefit from a poll!
    Well, I could make a poll... but I wanted to know why people are using x browser which you can't with a poll. Plus there's so many browsers mentioned I've never heard of them.

  • WellspringWellspring Member EpicPosts: 1,381
    There is a new ad free browser called Brave, havent tried it myself yet. Take a look here 
    What is their business model?
    No idea! :D 

    This might have to do something with it i guess.


    Earn rewards and give back to your favorite publishers.

    Support your favorite sites with micropayments. Brave features blockchain-based tokens which can be used to reward content creators. 

    Its founded by the inventor of Javascript and co-founder of Mozilla.
    This got me wondering about how other browsers money. I found this 2015 article:

    "Mozilla Firefox

    Mozilla releases its annual financial statements each November for the previous year. The company’s latest revenue numbers are from 2013 when the browser brought in $314 million, 97 percent of which came from royalties. These royalties refer to the percentage of advertising revenue Mozilla receives whenever someone uses the built-in search engine that the Firefox browser provides. Of Mozilla’s 2013 revenue, $275 million came from a single search engine. While the Mozilla Corporation doesn’t share the name of the company, it’s safe to assume that the money came from Google.

    In addition to search royalties, Mozilla earns money from donations and from sponsored new tab tiles, which can be disabled."

    Perhaps Brave will do something similar by monetizing a built in search bar.
  • MendelMendel Member EpicPosts: 4,240
    After a year of messing around with Yandex, I'm back to Firefox.  Not from choice or preference. Yandex simply stopped working.  I've no real idea why Yandex chose to install itself where it did (and I don't remember being asked where I wanted to install it), and I think that, plus a chkdsk seemed to prevent it from starting.  So it met it's ultimate fate via control panel's uninstall feature.

    Logic, my dear, merely enables one to be wrong with great authority.

  • RidelynnRidelynn Member EpicPosts: 7,143
    Chrome on desktop, Safari on mobile.

    adblockers on both
  • RidelynnRidelynn Member EpicPosts: 7,143
    I will also say, based on a few posts here, I'm looking into Brave.

    I've tried FF and Opera both off and on over the years - Opera came close, but neither were able to hook me into full time use. IE/Edge are non starters.

    On mobile, I just can't be bothered to swap from Safari. I don't like it well enough to replace my desktop browser with, but it works well enough on my phone that I don't see any large benefit in using anything else.
  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,698
    If people are interested in Opera then you should check out the 'Vivaldi' browser.

    I use Chrome for many things professionally but Vivaldi has taken over my personal needs.

    Vivaldi is created by the guy who made Opera (Jon von Tetzchner) and uses duckduckgo for it's default search engine.


    Really good browser with great tab management and good cross machine synch


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  • ThupliThupli Member RarePosts: 1,318
    Anymore, I want to know how companies make their money.  This is why I now exclusively use Duck Duck Go as a search engine.

    Firefox for me but interested in vivaldi and brave after reading this thread.
  • BananableBananable Member UncommonPosts: 194
    "What Internet Browser are you using?"

    Nice pick up line  :P


  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,968
    Brave seems pretty good.  I've used it in the past and just recently started experimenting with it again.

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  • Asm0deusAsm0deus Member EpicPosts: 3,343
    edited November 2018
    Firefox is still the one for me.  It still has pretty much the best extension support and to me from what I do know is the one that is the safest so far.

    I just looked into Brave and after a cursory look totally lost interest in it due to:

    Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software Inc. based on the Chromium web browser and its Blink engine. The browser blocks ads and website trackers. In a future version of the browser, the company intends to adopt a pay-to-surf business model.


    Brenics ~ Just to point out I do believe Chris Roberts is going down as the man who cheated backers and took down crowdfunding for gaming.

  • ceratop001ceratop001 Member RarePosts: 1,594
    Netscape Navigator...

    Just kidding lol
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