What is your favorite Browser??

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  1. riverbill

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    I’ve used Chrome for a long time. Before that it was Firefox.

    I can still remember when I switched away from IE and how happy it made me. **** that steaming pile of garbage. Also safari can die in a fire.
     
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  2. JMag

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    Nothing Google...no Chrome, ever!


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    I have been using google chrome. It is the most comfortable to use for me.
     
  4. BigBluefish

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    Chrome mostly. Though it does not play well with certain platforms I have to use, like PACER, which I access with Firefox.
     
  5. spork

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    Firefox.
     
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    Edge on Windows 10 on my Lenovo pc
     
  7. JMag

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    A decent VPN and Tor anyone?


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  8. vikingsoftpaw

    vikingsoftpaw DEPLORABLE ME!

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    Brave. Its the duckduckgo of browers, no tracking.
     
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    Not sure what you guys mean by tracking, there are many levels.

    Some browsers keep a local browsing history, some do not. Some keep index files, some do not. Unless you are using a VPN, every search you do goes through a DNS server which can be logged by IP address. How long those logs are kept is buried in the TOS documents.

    Not trackable by your everyday person for sure, but it does exist in some form.

    Most browsers give out a tremendous amount of information about themselves in headers during the HTTP communication with the websites you click also.
     
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    I use Opera as it has a vpn option that can be enabled in settings. I'm not going to let them sell my data without compensating me.
     
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    I'm a Neanderthal when it comes to technology and I like things to be simple. My computer tech set me up with Waterfox which is a SIMPLIFIED version of Firefox. It works great.

    From Wikipedia:

    "Waterfox is an open-source web browser for x64, ARM64, and PPC64LE systems. It is intended to be speedy and ethical, and maintain support for legacy extensions dropped by Firefox, from which it is forked. There are official releases for Windows (including a portable version), Mac OS, Linux and Android.

    Waterfox is based on Firefox and is compiled using various compilers and using Intel's Math Kernel Library, Streaming SIMD Extensions 3 and Advanced Vector Extensions.[not verified in body] Linux builds are built with Clang on all architectures other than PPC64LE. Waterfox is continuing to support the long-standing XUL and XPCOM add-on capability that Firefox removed in version 57"
     
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    My favorite browser is Chrome but at the same time I am looking for a better browser
     
  13. Pistol Pete 10

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    Went to Firefox from IE, too much "Firefox not responding", now using Chrome.
     
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    Be Brave.


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    I have also been very pleased with Brave, for quite some time now.

    Coupled with my Protonmail, Proton VPN, and my aggressive avoidance of anything from Google.

    If you are a conservative, and not a fan of bloodsucking parasites that crawl up your arse and get its little tentacles into every little aspect of your life, then Google is not your friend. It is not my friend - quite my enemy, actually. I find it difficult to not rant about Google, often.
     
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    I thought you were talking about the DC mayor.
     
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    Not a question of favorites but I have Safari AND Chrome AND Firefox. If a websites does not work with a browser (buttons don’t respond, something not displayed correctly - happens in 1%) I try it with another.
     
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    If you are using a VPN your queries still go to a DNS server, just originating from the IP address of your VPN endpoint. Most VPN handshakes will pass DNS servers but you don't necessarily have to use them... If you're you're using newer Firefox, you are probably using their TLS secured DNS servers for web queries. If so, those queries will be encrypted and sent straight to their servers regardless of OS level configuration.
     
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    Brave followed by Safari. Chrome is annoying.