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Title: replacement for firefox?
Post by: bluzeo on January 13, 2021, 06:23:19 PM
hey guys i am back and i am getting very tired of firefox . is Falkon a good replacement? or should i go to  brave?
Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: Paul74 on January 14, 2021, 03:37:34 AM
Hello,

I have used Falkon (known also as Qupzilla) for a while :
- very fast and reactive
- easy to use

But :
- some problem to display some videos (may be due to flash player....)
- problems to fill  some customer's form
- last version was not delivered by Synaptic but it's Ok  now

I also tried Opera and now I use Vivaldi.

Vivaldi :
- is not the lighter in term of memory used
- parameters easy to modify
- built-in ad-blocker


Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: Artim on January 14, 2021, 04:52:41 AM
Brave is excellent, and instantly imported all my old Firefox stuff.
Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: bluzeo on January 14, 2021, 05:07:29 AM
. I really do not a thing to do with firefox anymore .thanks for the two suggestions.

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Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: friTTe on January 20, 2021, 01:32:13 AM
Been a Opera guy for a long time, started to get sluggish so i went back to Chrome Beta since its nice and i use sync with Google.
Hehe maybe not the new guy in the browse world that one ;)
Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: torreydale on January 21, 2021, 11:35:31 AM
@bluzeo ,

See this list of alternatives:
https://alternativeto.net/software/firefox/
Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: erenseymen on January 23, 2021, 07:22:02 PM
Brave has support for vaapi for some time. vaapi is required for gpu (hardware accelerated) video decoding and I think this is very important for a linux web browser. Because of this, I migrated from chrome to brave some time ago.

But in the recent 88 version of google chrome, vaapi is supported now.
https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/l112mr/hardware_video_acceleration_now_available_in/

Even, google chrome now (finally) supports for vaapi, brave has some advantages over chrome for me:
* Mobile Brave browser (android, don't know about ios) has built-in ad blocker.
* Android Brave has navigation buttons at the bottom, unlike chrome. This is very important for me.
Note: Brave has sync features between web and mobile, just like chrome.

Note: I abandoned Firefox very long time ago because its slowness compared to chrome. Currently, it's still the same. Chromium based browsers are still faster than Firefox according to my everyday use testings.

Note: My priority is syncing between devices so Falkon is not an option for me. Moreover, chromium based browsers are good at new web technologies (since Google defines them nowadays), Falcon will probably follow new techs a little (maybe more) behind.
Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: bluzeo on January 24, 2021, 04:10:51 AM
I have moved to vivaldi. Still kinda like firefox but at least they don't want to censor the net.

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Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: icedigger on April 03, 2021, 06:37:44 PM
Been mostly using Waterfox the past 4 years now.

https://waterfox.net
Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: bluzeo on April 03, 2021, 06:46:19 PM
Been mostly using Waterfox the past 4 years now.

https://waterfox.net
Tried it for a while didn't like it was so behind of the main project.

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Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: Artim on April 04, 2021, 06:24:47 AM
+1 for Brave. It's better and faster than even "un-Googled Chromium" and blocks all kinds of unwanted bloat, flash, and ads.
Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: MCReaves on April 06, 2021, 12:37:01 PM
I "was" a fan of Chromium, but then moved to Firefox. Recently learned of Waterfox and I am quite fond of it. Quite fast, supports Firefox addons, and can be hardened fairly easily pretty much how you can Firefox. By default, it seems to be pretty decent compared to Firefox. I hate how pretty much every browser that can render pages decently uses so much RAM. I mean jeez, does a browser really need a GB of RAM for a few webpages? Waterfox seems to be a little better on RAM compared to Firefox and a lot better on RAM compared to Chromium and Falkon apparently (just tried Falkon a few minutes ago).
Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: CP_ PDN on April 07, 2021, 04:15:34 AM
I have moved to vivaldi. Still kinda like firefox but at least they don't want to censor the net.


Vivaldi is my main general purpose browser bcos it has blocking built in.
For corporate use, its firefox... V 86 and 87 are better with ram
Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: Otis Schamberger on July 20, 2021, 06:01:15 AM
if I were you, I will choose Chrome for no reason
jigsaw puzzle (https://jigsawpuzzle.io/)
Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: Rogerw7 on August 13, 2021, 04:14:18 PM
vote for Brave
Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: Ean on November 27, 2021, 03:02:41 PM
I only started using Linux (LL) a few days ago, so this post is delayed.

I don't use Chrome browser because of privacy concerns; Firefox is said to be far better in this respect.

Ean.
Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: TheDead on November 29, 2021, 08:57:43 AM
You can start a flame thread with this kind of question. ;)
I would Google the question and check the reviews/comparisons for your specific needs.
Edit : corrected atrocious typos. ;)
Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: Litefan on November 30, 2021, 10:56:40 PM
I use Vivaldi alongside FF, but also have Brave and Microsoft edge installed
Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: TheDead on December 06, 2021, 10:53:40 AM
Ok, I'll add my two cents then... I was pushing for Palemoon, until a few updates ago when it became really laggy on the Youtube website (Firefox based versus Google?... Nah, a company would not cripple the competitors, that would be politically incorrect. *wink wink* ;)
Anyways, I too am trying to find a LOW-RESSOURCE (yes, caps) replacement. Its crucial to save 2GB RAM machines. 32 bits, even better.
I will report the progress of my Quest here.

I'll go hug a tree now... ;)
Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: Peter Watson on December 22, 2021, 08:34:33 AM
Vivaldi is the most functional
+ a huge number of settings, work with Chrome extensions.
-  the number of buttons and funtions can confuse inexperienced users.

Opera - for those who need a VPN
+ built-in VPN, ad blocker, handy sidebar.
- few extensions, useless built-in crypto wallet.
Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: Artim on December 24, 2021, 10:52:53 AM
And for a fully open-source alternative, there's always Seamonkey!


Seamonkey does everything that both Firefox and Thunderbird do, yet with thousands fewer lines of code than Firefox by itself. It's a superb choice for those looking to keep the Lite in Linux Lite.

Their true heir of the venerable Netscape Internet Suite, Seamonkey does it all and many Firefox extensions work with Seamonkey as well.


It can be added to Linux Lite by means of the Ubuntuzilla PPA.



Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: Jhon Micky on January 09, 2022, 07:12:57 AM
hey guys i am back and i am getting very tired of firefox . is Falkon a good replacement? or should i go to  brave?
I think Firefox is one of the best but you can try:

    Ungoogled Chromium

    Chromium

    Librefox (Firefox fork)

    Falkon by KDE
Title: Re: replacement for firefox?
Post by: The Repairman on January 20, 2022, 08:53:42 AM
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