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DrCR
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Waterfox

Post by DrCR » 30. Jun 2019, 06:09

Waterfox
https://www.waterfox.net/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterfox

While most of my browser usage is in the packaged Firefox, I'm still Firefox 52 ESR (from /opt) for some situations in order to use legacy plugins. It appears Waterfox would serve that purpose while also still getting security updates.

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Re: Waterfox

Post by Artim » 30. Jun 2019, 09:12

Waterfox is also more secure, and faster than firefox.

As for legacy plugins, you might try them on Seamonkey! They might work just as well.

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Re: Waterfox

Post by gapan » 30. Jun 2019, 21:42

Artim wrote:
30. Jun 2019, 09:12
Waterfox is also more secure, and faster than firefox.
Citation needed.

In any case, if you're interested in this, you can always get the binary from its webpage. I think it will also autoupdate itself, so no real need for a package.
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Re: Waterfox

Post by Artim » 1. Jul 2019, 08:25

It's based on older versions of Firefox, so the old XUL addons work fine in it, and it doesn't have the data collection properties of Firefox since version 52. https://waterfox.net

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Re: Waterfox

Post by gapan » 1. Jul 2019, 10:07

But that doesn't answer why it is (supposedly) faster or more secure. I would say it indicates the exact opposite.
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Re: Waterfox

Post by Artim » 1. Jul 2019, 23:01

Maybe so. "Faster" is just my own perception on my own computer.

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Re: Waterfox

Post by DrCR » 2. Jul 2019, 23:48

I'm more than satisfied by Firefox current ESR for general use.
gapan wrote:
30. Jun 2019, 21:42
In any case, if you're interested in this, you can always get the binary from its webpage. I think it will also autoupdate itself, so no real need for a package.
Will do. Or I'll try Seamonkey. For some reason I didn't even think of that until mentioned by Atrim.

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Re: Waterfox

Post by Artim » 3. Jul 2019, 08:25

Seamonkey is awesome! It does what both Firefox and Thunderbird do, yet it has thousands fewer lines of code than Firefox. It's pretty speedy, too.

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Re: Waterfox

Post by ChuangTzu » 3. Jul 2019, 21:57

Seamonkey was great, it has not had a release since July 27, 2018, which is horrible security for a browser. https://www.seamonkey-project.org/news
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