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Re: Browser Wars

Post by impar » Thu May 03, 2018 10:50 am

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Puffin Browser 7.5.1.236 Beta

Puffin Browser for Windows PCs offers users the same wicked-fast speed and security celebrated in its mobile version. The Puffin browser gets its speed by moving all of its processing off the user’s device and onto powerful remote data centers, accessed through the cloud. By leveraging the cloud, Puffin requires less of the computer’s processing and memory resources, like RAM, CPU and battery life. Puffin on Windows is compatible with Windows 7/10.

https://www.neowin.net/news/puffin-browser-751236-beta
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Re: Browser Wars

Post by powerarmour » Sat May 19, 2018 8:13 am

QOTW: Which web browser do you prefer?, UK market share:

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Re: Browser Wars

Post by impar » Sat May 26, 2018 10:36 am

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Edge is still the most efficient Windows browser, but Chrome is getting close
Once Edge had a big advantage over competing browsers. It doesn't any more.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/05 ... s-closing/
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Re: Browser Wars

Post by impar » Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:14 pm

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Chrome, Firefox Rein In Memory-Hogging Websites

Chrome and Firefox are gaining new features that will reduce the amount of memory and resources used. The former is introducing "Page Lifecycle interface," which will "pause websites that aren't active and reconstitute them when you need them," while the latter will shave 7MB off each computing process the browser uses (typically hundreds) to draw a website with "Fission Memshrink." Mozilla is also introducing "site isolation" to its browser: like Chrome, it increases security by isolating code from different sites in different processes.

https://www.hardocp.com/news/2018/07/29 ... g_websites
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Re: Browser Wars

Post by impar » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:44 am

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Microsoft's new Windows 10 test build dissuades Insiders from installing rival browsers

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Post by impar » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:30 am

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Microsoft ditches warning against installing rival browsers in latest Windows 10 build

https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-d ... s-10-build
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Re: Browser Wars

Post by impar » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:04 am

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Latest beta release of the Brave web browser brings major changes

https://www.neowin.net/news/latest-beta ... or-changes
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Re: Browser Wars

Post by powerarmour » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:45 pm

Chrome 75 vs. Firefox 67 / 68 Beta Linux Performance:

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= ... inux&num=1
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Re: Browser Wars

Post by thegrommit » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:05 pm

Convenient compilation of how google has broken their sites on competing browsers:

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Post by thegrommit » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:00 pm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technolo ... me-switch/
My tests of Chrome vs. Firefox unearthed a personal data caper of absurd proportions. In a week of Web surfing on my desktop, I discovered 11,189 requests for tracker “cookies” that Chrome would have ushered right onto my computer but were automatically blocked by Firefox. These little files are the hooks that data firms, including Google itself, use to follow what websites you visit so they can build profiles of your interests, income and personality.

Chrome welcomed trackers even at websites you would think would be private. I watched Aetna and the Federal Student Aid website set cookies for Facebook and Google. They surreptitiously told the data giants every time I pulled up the insurance and loan service’s log-in pages.
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