Is Firebox the only browster for Ubuntu?
There are litterally hundreds of browsers avaliable, and a lot of them are avaliable in the Ubuntu repositories.
I don’t agree personally. In my humble opinion it’s hideous and lacks features.
At the end of the day it’s down to preference. I currently use Conkeror on both my Arch desktop and my Crunchbang laptop.
If we were talking 5,10,15,20% you’d be right, but just consider the scale of the difference in performance between the different browsers. FF is the next best browser and it’s 2-3 times slower than Chrome!
Obviously lynx can’t compete as a real browser as it can’t display websites properly in a way that people generally want to read them, but that aside, yes, it certainly is quick (!)
As far as I’m aware FF and Chrome both sport all the same sorts of standard features, with the exception that Chrome has a built-in development environment that makes Firefox’s Web Developer / Firebug extensions look like a Child’s toy. That said, Firefox has a huge number of third party plugins available for it that Chrome does not, and it’s going to take Chrome a long times to catch Firefox on that score.
One other fundamental, Chrome runs each page as a separate process, so a page crash will at worst close down a tab, whereas on Firefox, it’ll kill the entire browser - another area in which FF are trying to emulate Chrome. (it’s in the next FF release apparently)
I don’t think Javascrpt is the defining factor …
I currently use Conkeror …
In my opinion, I don’t think there is a “best” browser, only that IE is awful
I mean plenty of web pages run fine without it.
I’m sure there are … but any I might of heard of?
Note: This is speculative of course.
Twitter? Facebook? Zimbra? eBay? Amazon? Tesco?
I’m not sure what you’ve been reading, but it ain’t accurate! CSS3 has some nice transitions etc, but it’s not a programming language!
Considering people have already got Quake 2 to run entirely in the browser using HTML5
I’m afraid this is headlineitus. Read more carefully;
Take a look at some of these articles which address HTML5 in more depth …
I will admit I had not really looked into the Quake 2 GWT port so I see I was wrong in making the assumtion.
However, the quote:
I would have to say Firefox is the ‘best’ because it includes everything. Has pretty good rendering times, has a plethora of plugins and customisation options and good security features (which can be enhanced by plugins).
Chrome is still in its infancy compared to more established browsers, but there is very little in the way of customisation or extensability (sp?). So perhaps it’s the ‘fastest’ browser avaliable, but ‘best’ is only really an opinion projected as fact.
Please do not take this post as a flame, just my perspective. I will bow to the facts in your last post, but I just don’t agree with your opinion on what is best.
Assuming all browsers implement the spec fully and bring in multi-threading, then they will all increase in overall performance … proportionally. On this basis alone, Chrome will still be 2-3 times faster than FF (!)
Then spend a little time reading up on “what’s comming”. When M$ ditch M$ Office on PC’s and switch entirely to their new hosted solution, you might find that a factor of two or three speed difference when running ‘Word’ or ‘Excel’ simply makes Firefox a non-starter … just for example (!)
Chrome extensions API is here;
‘best’ is a truly subjective term and you’re quite right, it has no real meaning. Breaking it down, Chrome is the fastest and most reliable but Firefox currently has by far the most third party extensions. The latter however tends to mean that as a by-product, in practise, Firefox is generally even less reliable, even slower and FAR more insecure!
Just as a matter of interest, Google’s API is much nicer than FF and it has more built-on themes to choose from. It’s only a matter of time before Chrome catches FF on extensions, the question is whether FF can catch Chrome on speed and reliability (!)
Yeah, maybe I’m just stuck in my ways, but I really don’t like Chrome
I can’t believe you just mentioned an MS product as an example though
Also, while obviously all browsers will speed up; the difference will not be as perspectively substantial as the time gets closer to instant rendering and beyond the speed our brains can notice the difference.
I can't believe you just mentioned an MS product as an example thoughSorry, but it's usually Windows users who stick to a given product just because they're used to it .. ;)
When NCSA Mosiac came out, I thought it was Wonderful! But when Netscape came out I’m afraid Mosiac was history …
as the time gets closer to instant rendering and beyond the speed our brains can notice the difference.You just had to go there .. (!) ;)
Bah, think I’ll go sit in the corner and wait for Firefox 4.0 to be release
Awesome video… where do you find em (and before someone says “youtube”… it was a rhetorical question)
Bah, think I'll go sit in the corner and wait for Firefox 4.0 to be release
But it’s not going to help (!)
When someone creates a nagios addon for Chrome, I’ll be able to switch. Till then, I’m stuck with Firefox