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Old 19th November 2009, 07:43 PM
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Firefox or epiphany?

In the Fedora 12 release notes, I read that epiphany now uses WebKitrather than the Gecko engine.

So this leads to the question - who prefers firefox, who prefers epihany, and why?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 19th November 2009, 09:49 PM
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I prefer firefox rather epihany, because I like the way it handles addons. (but it is subjective)
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Old 20th November 2009, 12:11 AM
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I prefer Epiphany. I wish it got more attention because, to me, it's just lighter, faster and more integrated. But then I don't tend to install a bunch of add-ons on Firefox anyways.

But Epiphany in it's current transitional state is not really usable so...
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Old 20th November 2009, 12:43 AM
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I also prefer Firefox, because I've been depending a lot on its add-ons, and I'm sure most people are. Add-ons is my one and only reason why I am sticking with Firefox.
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Old 20th November 2009, 02:00 AM
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Thanks for the responses. Hopefully, more users will check in.

As I understood the F12 release notes, addons should be pretty easy with epiphany but I guess it all depends on how that is instrumented. The released epiphany extensions library is pretty sparse at the moment - and as my main interest at the moment is javaws and it isn't there yet (nor have I managed to get it running to my satisfaction in Firefox) I'll continue researching it.
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Old 21st November 2009, 02:02 PM
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I enjoy ad block and I've been using Firefox since it was called Firebird, so I'm sticking with it
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Old 21st November 2009, 05:48 PM
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I've always liked Epiphany, but I'm mainly using FF right now as the WebKit version of Epiphany doesn't feel like it's quite finished yet, although it seems much quicker since ditching Gecko. I'm having a few issues with Epiphany right now, the biggest one of which is it won't load these forums for some unknown reason.
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Old 25th November 2009, 05:55 PM
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All I expect from a browser is security, stability and speed (in that order), so Firefox fits my needs. I use mainly two extensions: adblock (disabled on fedoraforum.org, of course) and noscript. Optionally I also use Moonlight and Ubiquity. I know there is adblock feature in Epiphany but does it have noscript like option?
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Old 26th November 2009, 10:15 AM
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can i opt for "chrome" if the deciding factor is being based on Webkit? It is faster then both and will soon do extensions as well ... providing the best of either firefox and epiphany, it is also GTK based and the tabs on top and minimal design make it perfect for use on my tiny 10" netbook.
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Old 27th November 2009, 12:56 AM
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I use Firefox on Linux because I use Firefox on Windows. Same with Thunderbird. I like consistancy. I jump to Epiphany when something I 'need' doesn't display right in Firefox just to see if it comes up okay there.

BTW, I just load Firefox and use it.... Add-ons? Never 'knowingly' use 'em. Well, the plug-in Flash player. If that is what is considered an add-on. Just browse and search. What else do ya'all need?

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