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    Home Forums AskWoody support Non-Windows operating systems Linux – all distros Alternative browsers for Linux/ macOS/ Windows

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      • #2288207 Reply
        AskWoody MVP

        Whilst perusing articles over on tecmint, I stumbled across something that may be of use to Tux (macOS/windows) users regarding the different internet browser availability.
        We all know how people become accustomed to a particular browser (guilty, firefox since the dawn of digital time). I find it satisfying to have a wider scope for trying out and experiencing other browsers now and then. Some of these may never come to mainstream fruition and some could be the next big thing..

        A few of the mentioned browsers have repo commands to add if your distro does not support a particular browser that interest you, whilst others direct you to their website.

        I’m actually intrigued by one of the more obscure options namely:
        dissenter that claims that it’s a web browser is built for the people, not advertisers that also blocks big tech ads and trackers by default.

        That got my attention, as I’d never heard of it before..may have to try it out 🙂

        I have no association with tecmint etc..

        Win8.1 Pro x64 + Linux Hybrids x86/x64 + Win7 Pro x86/64 O/L
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      • #2288213 Reply
        AskWoody MVP

        A rehashed article that’s almost 4 years old and it shows; vague then, inaccurate now – unless you hit the most recent part(s). Maybe.

        Dissenter; based on (cleaned up?) Brave, also has a 64-bit Windows build available.

      • #2288216 Reply
        AskWoody MVP

        To add to this article should anyone wish Mozilla Firefox ESR on their linux that is not available via debian/ubuntu based distro PPA/repo, type in the following into the command line interface (terminal):

        sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/ppa

        then hit [enter]

        sudo apt-get update

        then hit [enter]

        sudo apt-get install firefox-esr

        then hit [enter]

        NOTE: You can also get the latest thunderbird email client with this PPA addition, check out your package manager (synaptics/muon etc..) 😉

        Win8.1 Pro x64 + Linux Hybrids x86/x64 + Win7 Pro x86/64 O/L
      • #2288252 Reply
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        In my Mac I have Waterfox “Classical” as my default browser; it is a fork of FireFox (FF) that I like it considerably better than FF. I also have Chrome, FF and Safari, although I hardly ever use the last two. In my Windows 7/ Linux Mint PC I also have Waterfox, Chrome and FF, and on the Linux side of the same PC I have Chrome and FF. I still have to install Waterfox there.

        Overall, I am happy with Waterfox and Chrome comes handy, now and then, for certain tasks, because there are a few Websites I need to access that deprecate Waterfox.

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

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      • #2288799 Reply

        I use Vivaldi and Firefox in my Linux Mint computers:
        * I have Firefox locked down tight with NoScript – keeps all scripts running except for the ones I allow. This is my preferred browser because of the script control. But not all websites work in this scenario. Therefore…
        * I have Vivaldi for browsing to those sites which don’t work well with “locked down” Firefox.

        Vivaldi is a great browser. The only caveat is that you need enough memory in order for it to work well. It will work reasonably well if you have 4 GB of RAM; but you won’t be able to do much else simultaneously with your computer. However, if you have 8 GB of RAM (or more), Vivaldi (and everything else) will work just fine.

        Group "L" (Linux Mint)
        with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
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