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Re: Opera sold

Randy B. Singer

On Feb 18, 2016, at 10:15 AM, Norm Beazer wrote:

> Briefly then, what are the best alternative web browsers out there ?


Well...there are well over 200 different browsers for the Macintosh!  (No, really...!)
Here is a list of them all, with some reviews:
<http://www.knutson.de/mac/www/browsers.html>

Personally I keep on coming back to Safari.  The only thing that I wish was different about it is that I don't like the integrated URL/search field.  

But I also like playing with alternative browsers.  There are several nice ones.

If you have a recent model Macintosh, you might really like this one.  It is based
on Firefox, and it is optimized to use the latest technologies in
recent Mac models for the best possible performance:

Waterfox (free)
https://www.waterfoxproject.org/

I've been using it, and it has been completely stable.  Pages show up instantly, even complex ones!  

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Macintosh OS X Routine Maintenance
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Re: opera sold

sgoldhar
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On  Feb 18, 2016, at 10:24 AM,  Al Varnell <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Epic is getting most of the attention these days. It’s Chromium based with emphasis on Privacy, Speed and Security:
> <https://www.epicbrowser.com/>.
>
> Have not had a chance to use it very much yet.

Sorry for the delay (catching up on old messages), I just thought I'd mention that I used Epic over the last month and so far so good. I got it as a replacement for Whitehat Aviator which started off promising but was buggy and problematic and may have corrupted some files on my drive.

I much prefer Epic to the various standard browsers, it works just as well, but privacy features are the default, I don't need to tinker or clean things up like I do with the other browsers.


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Re: opera sold

John Burt
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>> Epic is getting most of the attention these days. It’s Chromium based with emphasis on Privacy, Speed and Security:
> <https://www.epicbrowser.com/>.
>
>> Have not had a chance to use it very much yet.

>Sorry for the delay (catching up on old messages), I just thought I'd mention that I used Epic over the last month and so far so good. I got it as a replacement for Whitehat Aviator which started off promising but was buggy and problematic and may have corrupted some files on my drive.

>I much prefer Epic to the various standard browsers, it works just as well, but privacy features are the default, I don't need to tinker or clean things up like I do with the other browsers.

How can Epic be safe when it supports Flash?

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John



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Re: opera sold

sgoldhar
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>> I much prefer Epic to the various standard browsers,
>
> How can Epic be safe when it supports Flash?

Yeah, well, that's above my pay grade. :-)  I appreciate just the fact of not being tracked and being able to keep cookies only from sites I choose. Safari doesn't let me create exceptions. Even when I have it set to "always block cookies and website data" it seems to only block cookies while cache files and local storage keep piling on.


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