Iceweasel for most everything, but I use Midori for my local hourly weather forecast from AccuWeather. I'm a cyclocommuter, so I want to know what the weather is going to be for my commute, and I don't want to risk loading the #! forum page and having to go through recently active threads before I head out.
Dillo is on my list to try
@ GekkoP never heard of Roaster! good name though, hmm I think it's somthing you use with a browser?
Just installed Dillo -
The plus is it started up in a flash
the bad news it displays my home page in a very bad way as the CSS 'float' property is not implemented yet !! So basically things that should be displayed on the left or right in columns are all in one list in the center!
Youtube is a mess and so is this website
hmm it seems impossible to have a lightweight alternative these days.
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i do. actually i use as many as possible. i'm a web developer, so i need to test my work on as many platforms, browsers, versions, etc as possible.
but chrome is my daily driver. i know i know... tracking. but it's really is the best browser. it opens in a moment, it's super fast and lightweight, i feel like it has the best api and dev tools.
^lightweight? On my CrunchBang it uses more RAM than Iceweasel.
I'm not sure about RAM usage, but Chrome is faster and more responsive for me than Iceweasel....
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In that exact order.
Mostly, no. Sometimes, yes. If I want to compare things between Firefox/Iceweasel and Chrome, I'll use two. Otherwise it's Iceweasel for me.
Predominantly I use Iceweasel alongside Google Chrome as my 2 mainstay web-browsers for work related matters.
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I use Chrome because I've grown to despise Firefox (and by association, iceweasel). I have iceweasel installed but only use it when Chrome doesn't work, which is almost never.
My work SAP portal requires IE, so I try to only do SAP stuff when I'm at the office on a Windows machine.
For your office Windows machine, you might want to try Cool Novo. It has become my default Windows web browser. Despite the dumb name, Cool Novo is a Chrome clone that seems faster than Chrome and adds a few nice features such as a built-in IE-mode switch that you can click from a link on the address bar. You can find the link to Cool Novo and other well-known and not-so-well-known web browsers here:
For Linux, I prefer to use Chrome and SeaMonkey, both are cross-platform web browsers.
For Android, I like Tint as my preferred "light" browser. For a multi-device Android browser, I have adopted the Chinese Qihoo 360 secure browser (available as an APK download only, not in the Google Play Store) since it handles different resolutions and resizing best and also supports full compatibility with the non-supported Flash APK plugin for Android. (Many browsers partially support Flash apk usage. Unfortunately, Chrome for Android does not support Flash at all.)
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Yes. Chrome, Chromium, Firefox, Opera, Midori, Iceweasel, and when I absolutely have to at work IE.
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Windows work computer:
Firefox for most day-to-day tasks. No script plugin installed for proactive security.
Chrome installed for chromeapps and occasionally used for sites that don't work well with noscript.
IE used for well, things that require IE. Which are unfortunately numerous.
Various sites are viewed through an ssh session to a remote linux/unix machine, some with w3m/elinks/curl, some with a graphical browser forwarded through ssh -X
Home Linux workstation/desktop:
Same as above with Firefox, chromium used in place of chrome.
For the last two months, I have been using the steam browser more often that not since I've racked up 350 hours played in Dota 2 since the Linux version was initially released.
Occasionally use midori/uzbyl when having compatibility issues with Firefox/chromium.
w3m/elinks/curl/wget etc. used when I don't feel like starting X for whatever reason.
Iceweasel and elinks.
If I'm working in the terminal (usually coding something with vim) I'll use elinks for quick googling, because it's faster not to leave the terminal and easier to use the keyboard. Likely I'm just reading wikipedia or some documentation, and text is fine. I split my terminal into panes with tmux.
I'm forced to use outdated IE 8 at work but for personal use I have the stable build of Chrome installed although I rarely use it & my default browser is the Aurora build of Firefox. I've been using FF for so long now (since v0.3 from memory) that I've just accepted that I'll never like another browser as much as the fox.
pay the bills with Windows, obssesed with Linux, studying CCNA when I can fit it in.
I used to like Chrome(ium), but when I decided to boycott anything related to Google, I moved to Iceweasel. I haven't looked back - it's fantastic. It does everything I need and has a ridiculously rich array of addons/plugins.
On Linux: Chrome, Firefox, Midori, and Opera
On Windows: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer (not often), and Opera (with the Chrome engine)
I also ran the Safari browser under Windows until recently, but decided to discontinue since Apple seems to not be showing any love to Windows users by not updating the browser very often.
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Yes. Chrome and Iceweasel for sites that require it, also use them for previewing HTML and CSS code I'm working on. Otherwise I use something light and fast with fewer vulnerabilities like Lynx or Links2.
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Windows: Firefox Portable (primary), Google Chrome Portable (secondary), Maxthon Portable (tertiary)
Linux: Firefox (primary)
Android: Google Chrome (primary), Norton Identity Safe (for passwords mostly)
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mainly conkeror but ocassionally (like when my friends or my cousins come around and using my connection to download pr0n) w3m come in handy
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I would probably use only Chromium but I have 2 important Business sites that are IExplorer only and those sites have just begun accepting IceWeasel/Firefox so just the 2 browsers (Chromium & IceWeasel/FireFox. Although some days on some installs I do find myself just surfing with the Firefox.
Out goes my IExplorer Wine install..
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