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Re: Manjaro Openbox Edition 0.8.13.1 released!
« Reply #45 on: 19. September 2015, 17:25:00 »
You might be interested in Pale Moon. It has a Linux version here.
Palemoon is a very good browser, a fork of firefox but a bit slimmer. You can simply install it from the repos with pacman. If you have been using Firefox before you can even migrate all your configs by copying the content of
~/.mozilla/firefox
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~/.moonchild productions/pale moon

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Re: Manjaro Openbox Edition 0.8.13.1 released!
« Reply #46 on: 19. September 2015, 17:52:58 »
No need to critisize Midori or Qupzilla too hard, IMHO. Instead it is a good thing to support alternative development.

I agree. I was a bit harsh in my statements. I have qupzilla on one machine (alongside FF) and use it from time to time. I also think it has the potential to be a top-rated browser in the future. (I have not kept up with Midori -- and know it is not based on FF, just has some cosmetic similarities. My early experience with it was bad -- SLOW -- and I have not seen enough improvement in periodic brushes with it in testing other versions and distros, so I simply avoid it.)

That said, the question is if one is choosing a default browser (now), which one should it be. After all, LXQt users asked for FF for a reason!

My PaleMoon experiece was good in Windows when it was designed to be optimised for Windows. I'd love to hear from Oberon as to why he chose it over other alternatives in his very nice i3 release.

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Re: Manjaro Openbox Edition 0.8.13.1 released!
« Reply #47 on: 19. September 2015, 19:11:54 »
That said, the question is if one is choosing a default browser (now), which one should it be. After all, LXQt users asked for FF for a reason!

There are good reasons, the choice of extensions is nothing you can argue about. But there are also "bad" reasons like lazyness to switch. ;) But it is both legitimate.
And I switched from Palemoon to Midori as default browser on Manjaro as soon as 0.5.11 was available, because they repaired Quickdial appearance.
I just wanted to add, that Midori is a bit slower when opening or refreshing pages, but it starts very fast.
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Re: Manjaro Openbox Edition 0.8.13.1 released!
« Reply #48 on: 20. September 2015, 22:56:38 »
Per Opera, its support on Linux is somewhat inconsistent. Just about the only distribution that ships it (outside Manjaro) is Arch Linux. Just checked and they have the most recent version 32.x, both in i686 and x86_64. Oddly, getting the sources for it is not as trivial as going to the Opera website, because they have a complete mess of a script that constantly redirects to version 12.16 (pretty ancient...). I actually wanted to compile it myself and package for Fedora :(.

I understand that copyrights are an issue and that's the reason why almost all distributions refuse to ship it. Alas, it's about the only viable alternative to FF we have. Midori is fine for light browsing, but honestly, I wouldn't want to perform any financial operations through it...

In the end however, I think that the default choice of browser is not so relevant. As someone said, we're big boys and girls and we use Manjaro, because we know our way around Linux ;). Everything is just a click away!
GNU/Linux will prevail! :)