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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2016, 09:58:20 pm »
I found another extremely fast browser that at least has a secure download page.  It's called Yandex, and it's from Russia.  It's based off of Chromium and Opera.

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Yandex Browser is based on Blink, Chromium, Opera Turbo and other software.

Opera is faster than Chromium and Firefox, and Yandex is faster than Opera.  It's still in Beta, and it takes some time to customise to remove any pages in Russian --if you can't read Russian.  (No, I can't read Russian.)

This browser really is fast, although not as attractive as Opera.  You can easily add Peppermint search from Chromium browser to Yandex --same with StartPage and Qwant.  Strangely enough, I can't add the Yandex search in English to Yandex browser. :-\

Oh, one little odd fact about Yandex browser:  There is no home icon to be had.  Yandex is experimenting to see if a home icon of some sort is really necessary.  I've found by adding a bookmarks bar, and adding bookmarks to it, I do not need a home icon in Yandex.  The bookmarks show on whatever page I am on.  This way I always have a home page of sorts anyway --because I always have my bookmarks bar.

Yandex comes with a series of plugins you can activate.  I've activated LastPass, AdGuard AdBlocker, Ghostery, and NoFlash.  And it's easy to exempt Peppermint from ad blockage.  ;)

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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2016, 03:42:48 am »
Hi perknh,


I'm testing both Slimjet and Yandex and both are really fast. I think that Yandex is the faster of the two. Thanks for tip!!  8)


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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2016, 03:51:08 am »
Hi perknh,
I'm testing both Slimjet and Yandex and both are really fast. I think that Yandex is the faster of the two. Thanks for tip!!  8)

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Nice Find... and yes Yandex feels faster.  Lets see how it goes for a week.  See if the "Russian" language gets in the way at all...
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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2016, 05:39:47 am »
I'm testing both Slimjet and Yandex and both are really fast. I think that Yandex is the faster of the two. Thanks for tip!!  8)


Hi Slim.Fatz and zebedeeboss,

I noticed the colors aren't quite as rich in Yandex browser as they are in Opera.  Under Appearance, I've unchecked having the Yandex button.  Also, under Appearance, I have no idea what the last sentence says at all. I cannot copy, paste and translate it.  I have left that box unchecked.

On the Tableau page, I've removed the speed boxes, since my bookmarks are on both pages.  I've found that using a darker color helps the bookmarks show up better, (or conversely, using the white page that is offered.)

This dark blue wallpaper seems to make the bookmarks show up well for me on the Tableau page:

http://wallpaperswide.com/african_elephants_2-wallpapers.html

Yandex browser is fast and minimalist.  It's growing on me.  I've brought over Peppermint's DuckDuckGo from Chromium for my default search.  I'm also using StartPage from Ixquick, and I've added Qwant search too.  I have Peppermint's Start Page as my first bookmark.  And with the Yandex application panel button right above my browser, I always have a de facto home button anyway.

zeebedeeboss, I'll now make Yandex browser my default.  I'll have no problem using this browser for a week.  That's a good idea.  ;)

Thanks Slim and zebedeeboss.

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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2016, 07:23:22 am »
I just updated Yandex browser, which is a browser a few of us are experimenting with now.

I got this line at the end of my update:

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W: http://repo.yandex.ru/yandex-browser/deb/dists/beta/InRelease: Signature by key 67CE018FD19E3CD48189BC69218017D1CC5FDB34 uses weak digest algorithm (SHA1)
Since Yandex browser is derived from Blink and Chromium, would this really be another Google issue?  Should it be something to be concerned about?

Yandex browser for Linux, by the way, is still in Beta.  It's a little buggy for sure, but minimalistic and extremely fast.  I'm finding it quite easy to use.

But, today is the first day I'm seeing this weak digest algorithm notice.

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perknh@peppermint ~ $ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for perknh:
Hit:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease             
Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease           
Hit:4 http://archive.canonical.com xenial InRelease                           
Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [94.5 kB]   
Hit:6 http://repo.yandex.ru/yandex-browser/deb beta InRelease                 
Hit:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/p7-release/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:8 https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable stable InRelease                     
Fetched 94.5 kB in 1s (85.3 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
W: http://repo.yandex.ru/yandex-browser/deb/dists/beta/InRelease: Signature by key 67CE018FD19E3CD48189BC69218017D1CC5FDB34 uses weak digest algorithm (SHA1)
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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2016, 07:56:19 am »
Nope, it's Yandex doing the same thing as Google and not signing their repos with a strong key

apt now WANTS strong keys .. in fact if they don't change their signing algorithm pretty sharpish their repo will stop working altogether as apt will eventually be changed to REQUIRE strong signing.
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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2016, 10:41:18 am »
Nope, it's Yandex doing the same thing as Google and not signing their repos with a strong key

apt now WANTS strong keys .. in fact if they don't change their signing algorithm pretty sharpish their repo will stop working altogether as apt will eventually be changed to REQUIRE strong signing.

Thanks, PCNetSpec.

I see it.  What will apt be wanting, SHA256? 

I don't understand what Google and Yandex would't want their signatures to more secure anyway.  This doesn't make much sense to me.  :-\

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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2016, 05:47:32 pm »
Yes they're removing SHA1 in favour of SHA256 or SHA512
https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Apt/Sha1Removal

I guess Google and Yandex are just too lazy to fix their signing.
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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2016, 09:07:15 pm »
Update to fellow Yandex browser users:

I was using Yandex browser today with LibreWriter.  Although I'm new to using LibreWriter, I do know when I see famous Russian men popping up on as small screen on my computer in the Russian language.  These probably were the educational trivia that I had permitted with Yandex, but since my default language in the browser is English, I didn't really appreciate that the educational trivia was in the Russian language.  And, worse than this, these popups were occurring when I was working with working with LibreWriter.

Zippy and minimalist as Yandex browser is, I'm afraid Yandex is proving itself to be a little to Russocentric for my ease of use.  I was mistaken, ten days of a trial period is proving too long of a trial period for me.  Also, as fun as it was working without a home button, I miss having a center point of some sort within a browser to return to.

Am I alone with these thoughts and observations?  I wondering how Peppermint's other testers are faring with Yandex browser at this time.  For the record though, Yandex browser remains the fastest browser I seen or used --EVER!

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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2016, 10:06:43 pm »
Hi perknh
I have now stopped using yandex browser as well but not due to any Russian invasion...  I simply prefer the Slimjet Interface. It's all down to taste at the end of the day and it's great to have that choice  :)
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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2016, 07:38:26 am »
How do you make slimjet your default browser?

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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2016, 11:19:33 am »
Hi JoeSH
Go to menu> Preferences > Default applications for LXSessions
and under Launching applications find Webbrowser and change from x-www-browser by clicking the down arrow and choosing the browser in there, clicking on OK to the associate Mimetype question
It would also be good to set it within the settings of the browser as well in the normal place. Click on the cog go to settings and find the default browser section.
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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2016, 11:45:23 am »
You're a star Zeb, thanks very much.

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Re: SlimJet Browser
« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2016, 05:48:34 pm »
Hi All

Slimjet Browser has said goodbye.

It simply could not post correctly on these forums, it was inserting random 75% size tags and not doing Spoliers correctly either, so despite the good speeds, it has left the building  ;D

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