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    What browser do you use?

    What browser do you use? Firefox, Chromium, Chrome, Seamonkey, ect?

    It is hard to choose I personally like Chromium, it is sleek and fast. I don't know firefox seems to have lost his lust to me. I prefer a chromium browser these days.

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    Re: What browser do you use?

    Google Chrome because it adds pepperflash (latest adobe flash plug in) and a really super pdf reader and adds a ppa to your software sources to get the newest version as soon as it is released

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    Re: What browser do you use?

    I've received an update of flash player on the Ubuntu update manager the other day. I thought Linux wasn't supported by Adobe anymore?

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    Re: What browser do you use?

    Firefox.

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    Re: What browser do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tar_Ni View Post
    I've received an update of flash player on the Ubuntu update manager the other day. I thought Linux wasn't supported by Adobe anymore?
    Adobe stopped providing flash for linux 2 years ago and you are still using the same version...but adobe does provide security updates for it for 5 years (so about 3 more to go)...so that is what you got...

    Only way you can get current versions of flash is if you use Chrome (not Chromium) because it has the built in pepperflash which does get the newest flash...it can be added to Chromium but has to be done manually..much easier just to use Chrome and get it all already included (flash, pdf reader, newest version updates)
    Last edited by craig10x; November 20th, 2013 at 11:34 PM.

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    Re: What browser do you use?

    I use Firefox for most general-purpose browsing, and Chrome for programming-related stuff. No particular reason. I like both, figured I should at least organize the way I divide up their functions.

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    Re: What browser do you use?

    I've used Firefox for years now, and it's so versatile. I know add-ons and extensions are available for other browsers, but I don't seem to like these others more than Firefox. Maybe I'm stuck in a rut. But that isn't really how it is, I've got a number of add-ons that I'm used to and that allow me to control my browsing experience the way I want. No pop-ups and intrusive ads, Flash is deactivated unless I choose to let it work.

    If I had to dump Firefox, I'd probably go to Chromium. But right now I don't seem to need a new browser. Firefox is my choice.
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    Re: What browser do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by t0p View Post
    I've used Firefox for years now, and it's so versatile. I know add-ons and extensions are available for other browsers, but I don't seem to like these others more than Firefox. Maybe I'm stuck in a rut. But that isn't really how it is, I've got a number of add-ons that I'm used to and that allow me to control my browsing experience the way I want. No pop-ups and intrusive ads, Flash is deactivated unless I choose to let it work.
    Firefox 95% of the time for the same reasons. Although I use chrome 1) on older hardware and 2) when flash gets fussy in FF.

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    Re: What browser do you use?

    I'm using chromium-browser here. I always install ubuntu restricted extras, and never have a problem with flash.

    @Tar_Ni, flash is hosted in the repositories, so you will receive updates on occasion.

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    Re: What browser do you use?

    Firefox. Installed Chrome just in case I may need the latest flash, which almost never happens (incidentally, one of my Ubuntu installs uses the nouveau driver, Webgl works out of the box with Firefox, but it is disabled in Chrome, enabling it manually has the side effect of full screen flash going completely crazy. I have overall had much better experience with Firefox in terms of everything)
    Last edited by monkeybrain20122; November 21st, 2013 at 09:22 AM.

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