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Re: [O] [OT] A new web browser‽

From: Hauke Rehfeld
Subject: Re: [O] [OT] A new web browser‽
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:45:38 +0200
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Opera (when they were still using their own engine) had a lot of quite useful UI features, and could open hundreds of tabs without much slowdown.

In the chrome port, they were back to basic chrome features, and even right now (after how many years?) it's not very different from using a differently styled chrome at all. Performance-wise, it's as memory hungry as chrome itself.



On 09/04/16 08:09, Marcin Borkowski wrote:

On 2016-04-08, at 22:00, Adam Porter <address@hidden> wrote:

Marcin Borkowski <mbork <at> mbork.pl> writes:


Did anyone hear about it?  Any thoughts/experiences?  "Taking notes
while browsing" seems to be something close to org-capture, no?
Keyboard-driven might mean either vim-like or emacs-like bindings, or
(hopefully) configurable ones.  I, for one, would like to try it out,
though I do not have too high hopes.

It looks interesting, but it's not free software, so I have no interest
myself.  Firefox/Iceweasel has been serving me well since before it was
Firefox, and Pentadactyl has been my primary UI to it for a long time.  I
don't feel like Mozilla is taking it in a good direction anymore, but if it
ever gets too bad, there's Iceweasel, and there's Pale Moon (which has
committed to "classic" Firefox extension APIs and UI), and there are other
alternatives like Conkeror, uzbl, etc.

Thanks for the info.  While I'm not a fervent supporter of free software
like many people here, I rather like the idea, and in fact it didn't
occur to me that this browser could be closed-source.  (I do understand
that "closed-source" is not the opposite of "free as in FSF", but
I wouldn't find it surprising if that software were non-free, while it
being closed-source - which apparently it is - is astonishing for me.)

Even if you don't care about free software, Vivaldi is made by former Opera
devs, so how do we know they aren't just repeating a cycle?  It could go the
same direction Opera went and need to be rebooted again.  As long as it's
proprietary, that's a risk its users will always face.

I'm not an Opera user, so please enlighten me: what was wrong with it?
(The only info about Opera I have is from one of my friends, who liked
it a lot a few years ago.)

My two cents.  :)

Thanks for your input,

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