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Re: Why do you guys use your chosen web browser?
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2017, 12:08:55 pm »
I use Chrome by default just because it does everything I want, seamlessly. And maybe I'm lazy, and probably not sufficiently suspicious about the whole Google-sphere. Mother Google. The Ministry Of Looove. It plays Netflix flawlessly. I probably also drank the kool-aid. Ahhh... easy.
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Re: Why do you guys use your chosen web browser?
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2017, 04:11:01 pm »
Nobody said paranoia was a requirement :))
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Re: Why do you guys use your chosen web browser?
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2017, 04:48:38 am »
Currently my favorite is Pale Moon. I, too, got tired of Firefox's shenanigans. Before that, Firefox, before that Kmeleon, before that Mozilla, before that several browsers that I moved on from (going back to IE 3).
I've tried Chrome (and Chromium) repeatedly. I can't get comfortable with either.

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Re: Why do you guys use your chosen web browser?
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2017, 07:20:00 am »
What 'shenanigans' ?
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Re: Why do you guys use your chosen web browser?
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2017, 07:39:27 am »
I was wondering the same, but found it here
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=shenanigans

Never heard of it before, but...

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Re: Why do you guys use your chosen web browser?
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2017, 10:13:26 am »
Sorry pin you misunderstood me, I know what shenanigans means, I'm just wondering what Firefox 'shenanigans' peppeycrab is referring to ?
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Re: Why do you guys use your chosen web browser?
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2017, 12:40:07 pm »
 :( Oops!!
I should have guessed....
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Re: Why do you guys use your chosen web browser?
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2017, 01:10:01 pm »
I'm just wondering what Firefox 'shenanigans' peppeycrab is referring to ?

I'm curious about that too.

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Re: Why do you guys use your chosen web browser?
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2017, 01:51:33 am »
Hi All

I use Chromium or Chrome depending on what is installed. I live with it's inability to use the one click "bold" icons etc and have got used to remembering to use one "backspace" when copying stuff for the terminal.

What do people think of Waterfox ??  https://www.waterfoxproject.org/

I can see no way of getting it to auto update ?

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Re: Why do you guys use your chosen web browser?
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2017, 04:54:33 am »
There's an UNOFFICIAL Waterfox repo mentioned here if you wanna trust it
https://github.com/hawkeye116477/waterfox-deb
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Re: Why do you guys use your chosen web browser?
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2017, 06:38:51 am »
There's an UNOFFICIAL Waterfox repo mentioned here if you wanna trust it
https://github.com/hawkeye116477/waterfox-deb

Thank you

and there in lies the problem. When it's not part of an official Repo and or a very well know website - updt8 or you know the one I mean, there is a risk involved.

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Re: Why do you guys use your chosen web browser?
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2017, 07:41:23 am »
Yup, that's why I added the "if you wanna trust it" comment and capitalised the "unofficial" .. didn't want people thinking I was giving it any kind of recommendation ;)

Dunno why they don't have an official PPA .. you can reach (IMHO) probably 80-90%(ish) of Linux users with a PPA .. about the only reason I can think of for not having a PPA is if you don't want to show favouritism as some kind of political statement.
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Re: Why do you guys use your chosen web browser?
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2017, 10:21:16 am »
Here is a really good read about PPAs it's abit dated but I think it still has merit.
Are PPAs safe to add to my system and what are some “red flags” to watch out for? ;)

One of the answers even states:
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To develop PPA's on launchpad, the contributor must have signed the ubuntu code of conduct. This signifies the the developer must abide to a minimum set of standards.
Usually people should then consult the ubuntuforums to see who has used particular ppa's and if they could cause any issues.

which I think is a fair point  as well.  8)

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Re: Why do you guys use your chosen web browser?
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2017, 12:26:14 pm »
My point was if the authors of Waterfox had an OFFICIAL PPA people would KNOW they could trust it .. and it would allow for automagic updates for any Ubuntu based distro (which covers most Linux users).

If they disagree with Launchpad politics, it doesn't HAVE to be a Launchpad PPA .. any OFFICIAL repo with a .deb would do
(but I'd prefer to see it on Launchpad, because Launchpad kinda forces the package maintianer to format the source correctly, and ensures the package builds properly against Ubuntu dependencies)
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Re: Why do you guys use your chosen web browser?
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2017, 10:58:20 am »
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