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Which is your preferred Internet browser?
« on: March 28, 2019, 08:05:33 AM »
I used to use chrome but i was just introduced to brave.com, by a computer programmer I know (he called chrome evil) seems like it has a built in ad and tracker blocker which by default also speeds up the connection .
Anyone use it?
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Re: Which is your preferred Internet Browswer?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 09:52:22 AM »
Never heard of brave.

I use chrome and edge. Chrome on mobile and edge on PC because it starts much quicker than chrome.

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Re: Which is your preferred Internet Browswer?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 09:56:52 AM »
I used to use chrome but i was just introduced to brave.com, by a computer programmer I know (he called chrome evil) seems like it has a built in ad and tracker blocker which by default also speeds up the connection .
Anyone use it?
How about duck duck go? Sounds like that type.
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Re: Which is your preferred Internet Browswer?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 09:59:27 AM »
How about duck duck go? Sounds like that type.
Wikipedia says that Duck Duck Go is a partner of Brave.com
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Re: Which is your preferred Internet Browswer?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 10:01:39 AM »
Currently experimenting with Brave which I only recently heard of.  Works great for the most part, some features like  embedded video  don't work on some sites but it's very easy to turn off Brave features and then page reloads and works.

As far as I can tell, it's chrome with all privacy, ad blocking and anti tracking features enabled by default.  Also even if you disable all that, at least google is not collecting all your browsing data. Brave may be, but they claim they are not.

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Re: Which is your preferred Internet Browswer?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2019, 10:02:35 AM »
Wikipedia says that Duck Duck Go is a partner of Brave.com

Duck Duck Go is the default search for brave.

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Re: Which is your preferred Internet Browswer?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2019, 11:10:33 AM »
Tor Browser.

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Re: Which is your preferred Internet Browswer?
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2019, 11:19:39 AM »
I, along with many others abandoned Firefox for Chrome a few years back. In its time, Firefox won popularity and user share from Internet Explorer by being lighter and faster. As often happens with software, Firefox became progressively bloated and slow, and was eclipsed by the faster and lighter Chrome. From what I hear those roles are again reversed, with Firefox now winning back adherents by resisting feature-bloat and its accompanying resource-hogging, while also maintaining superior privacy bona fides.

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Re: Which is your preferred Internet Browswer?
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2019, 11:21:09 AM »

No idea what point you're making about the Tor Browser.

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Re: Which is your preferred Internet Browswer?
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2019, 11:22:45 AM »
How about duck duck go? Sounds like that type.
Duck duck go is a search engine.

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Re: Which is your preferred Internet Browswer?
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Re: Which is your preferred Internet Browswer?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2019, 02:58:22 PM »
Brave. And get a brave wallet
There is intergrated TOR


Dont be scared- Its as easy as chrome.

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Re: Which is your preferred Internet Browswer?
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2019, 03:24:57 PM »
Integrated into brave.
Brave is a Chromium based browser with Tor integration (unlike the original Tor Browser which is Firefox based)? Is Tor automatic when using Brave?

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Re: Which is your preferred Internet Browswer?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2019, 03:45:34 PM »
I, along with many others abandoned Firefox for Chrome a few years back. In its time, Firefox won popularity and user share from Internet Explorer by being lighter and faster. As often happens with software, Firefox became progressively bloated and slow, and was eclipsed by the faster and lighter Chrome. From what I hear those roles are again reversed, with Firefox now winning back adherents by resisting feature-bloat and its accompanying resource-hogging, while also maintaining superior privacy bona fides.

For a certain corporate portal, for which tech support say the only supported browsers are Internet Explorer and Chrome (though certain feature don't work on Chrome), I use Firefox ESR 52.9 32 bit (with updates disabled), in which I can use an extension called FireIE that allows me to switch the underlying engine to IE on a page being viewed, without the need to log in again or anything of the sort. Otherwise, I use Chrome.
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Re: Which is your preferred Internet Browswer?
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2019, 03:46:47 PM »
Opera in Incognito. Best parts of Chrome with none of the Google creepiness around ads.

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Re: Which is your preferred Internet Browswer?
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2019, 04:21:57 PM »
For a certain corporate portal, for which tech support say the only supported browsers are Internet Explorer and Chrome (though certain feature don't work on Chrome), I use Firefox ESR 52.9 32 bit (with updates disabled), in which I can use an extension called FireIE that allows me to switch the underlying engine to IE on a page being viewed, without the need to log in again or anything of the sort. Otherwise, I use Chrome.

Why don't you simply use IE for that certain corporate portal?

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Re: Which is your preferred Internet Browswer?
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2019, 04:23:52 PM »
Is there any way to block ads on Chrome for Android?

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Re: Which is your preferred Internet Browswer?
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2019, 04:25:23 PM »
Why don't you simply use IE for that certain corporate portal?

Because it's slow and cumbersome. I only use it for one or two pages/functions on said portal.
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Re: Which is your preferred Internet Browswer?
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2019, 04:32:30 PM »
Microsoft said that Edge will soon be released based on Chromium, replacing the current Edge browser.