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The browser I use for most of my web browsing uses the following rendering engine:

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Blink
  7% 7 votes
Gecko
  48% 48 votes
WebKit
  15% 15 votes
KHTML
  2% 2 votes
Trident
0% 0 votes
Presto
  4% 4 votes
What's a rendering engine?
  11% 11 votes
Other - please specify in the comments
  12% 12 votes
99 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 23, @02:17PM (7 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 23, @02:17PM (#1141455)

    Pale Moon uses its own fork of Gecko, Goanna.

    • (Score: 1) by Belmakor on Friday April 23, @02:29PM (2 children)

      by Belmakor (2418) on Friday April 23, @02:29PM (#1141465)

      That is the reason I chose 'Other' as well.

    • (Score: 2) by Fnord666 on Friday April 23, @05:59PM (1 child)

      by Fnord666 (652) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 23, @05:59PM (#1141588)

      Pale Moon uses its own fork of Gecko, Goanna.

      Unfortunately the poll code only allows a limited number of options, thus the "other" choice.

      • (Score: 3, Informative) by DECbot on Monday April 26, @12:07PM

        by DECbot (832) Subscriber Badge on Monday April 26, @12:07PM (#1142773) Journal

        Yep, thus why the libwww and wget in the original submission also didn't make it.

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    • (Score: 2) by RS3 on Friday April 30, @04:28PM

      by RS3 (6367) on Friday April 30, @04:28PM (#1144766)

      I'm goanna try it.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 04, @09:59PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 04, @09:59PM (#1146303)

      Goanna is my go-to as well though it does face stiffer-than-usual it's-not-Google internet discrimination.

      Like a month after Microsoft bought GitHub certain aspects of GitHub stopped rendering properly on Pale Moon.

      That was also around when GitHub's tech support stopped giving Mark Straver the time of day.

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by The Mighty Buzzard on Friday April 23, @04:54PM (2 children)

    I slapped a 426 Hemi in mine a few years back.

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    • (Score: 4, Funny) by Runaway1956 on Sunday April 25, @10:27PM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Sunday April 25, @10:27PM (#1142569) Homepage Journal

      It would be far more impressive with an HD panhead. What you need a hemi for anyway? You take the whole family out on the internet with you?

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    • (Score: 2) by Tork on Friday April 30, @02:50PM

      by Tork (3914) on Friday April 30, @02:50PM (#1144733)
      And a rack for your lightzapper.
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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by DannyB on Friday April 23, @07:04PM (2 children)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 23, @07:04PM (#1141633) Journal

    I would like to point[1] something out.[2]

    First comes the Navigator.
    Then comes the Explorer.
    Then comes the Konqueror.

    Later . . . comes the Dictator.[3]

    [1] [soylentnews.org](I told you sew.)
    [2] [soylentnews.org](I trolled you so!)
    [3] [soylentnews.org](as someone else points out)

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 24, @02:02PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 24, @02:02PM (#1142018)

      Later . . . comes the Dictator.[3]

      Does it wear a crown of chrome?

      • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Monday April 26, @02:06PM

        by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Monday April 26, @02:06PM (#1142808) Journal

        The NSA would probably demand it be gold plated.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 24, @03:04AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 24, @03:04AM (#1141902)

    I mostly use Lynx, and when that fails me I use Pale Moon (Goanna).

  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by shortscreen on Saturday April 24, @07:53PM (8 children)

    by shortscreen (2252) Subscriber Badge on Saturday April 24, @07:53PM (#1142142) Journal

    I use Opera 12 almost exclusively on my laptop, since there isn't enough RAM to juggle multiple browsers without pain. JS disabled, images set to 'cached', keyboard controls available, and an email reader which is almost as good as the one in Opera 9. Opera can save a webpage as a single local file, which is good for capturing documentation and interesting articles.

    On desktop I utilize additional options. One is Otter, which is good for some sites that have horribly broken CSS in Opera, or fail with an "unable to establish secure connection." Images and JS are easily toggled off/on but keyboard controls are not otherwise prominent and Otter crashes on occasion. Next up is MyPal with Ublock origin. I use this for sites that must run JS such as e-commerce. It's possible to turn images/JS off here too for sites that don't need it, but it's more complicated than it should be so I just use one of the other browsers instead. I also once was going to use MyPal to check on some blogs and I found that right-clicking on an image to save it to disk causes it to be downloaded AGAIN, which I found to be a shocking waste of bandwidth.

    • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 27, @04:09AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 27, @04:09AM (#1143140)

      Opera can save a webpage as a single local file, which is good for capturing documentation and interesting articles.

      In Firefox right-click the page to select Take a screenshot.Click Save Full Page to save the entire page as a picture. It's really good. Fast, works, no dodgy translations or anything.

      Otherwise, print to PDF works as well usually.

    • (Score: 2) by RS3 on Friday April 30, @04:53PM (6 children)

      by RS3 (6367) on Friday April 30, @04:53PM (#1144773)

      Yes, me too, Opera 12.18. I started using Opera 20+ years ago because it lets us easily set per-site parameters like JS on or off, cookies on or off, pop-up blocker, animated images on or off, plugins on or off, etc. It has a great content blocker too.

      Another feature I used to use a lot is the per-site browser identification, where Opera tells the webserver it's Firefox or IE if a moronic site gives you a "you have to upgrade your browser" message instead of the actual webpage.

      Over the years I've been surprised at how few techies / geeks used Presto Opera.

      Unfortunately, as you mentioned, it's not up to date with the latest encryption, so many websites fail to load at all. And many render horribly due to css issues, so I often use "View" -> "Style" -> "User Mode", which is another nice feature.

      It was my main email client until my ISP, Verizon at the time, bought AOL / Yahoo! and they upgraded the pop3 encryption and Opera's email client couldn't connect.

      But it's still my main browser.

      I'll have to try Otter. I've also been using Vivaldi, which is believe is by the same guy as Old Opera. Of course it's a giant buggy steaming pile of code-bloat, but it's much better behaved than straight chrome, and has a huge amount of features and customization options.

      • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 01, @09:27AM (4 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 01, @09:27AM (#1145076)

        Have you investigated any of the third party binary patches for Opera? I know there were some for things like new cypher support several years ago, but I have not looked in a while. Seemed to be heavily biased toward Russian or other Cyrillic webpages but they had at least some English instructions as I remember. There is also the source patches for the 12.15 leak, but again I have not kept current on any of them.

        • (Score: 2) by RS3 on Saturday May 01, @05:11PM (1 child)

          by RS3 (6367) on Saturday May 01, @05:11PM (#1145157)

          Have you investigated any of the third party binary patches for Opera?

          No, didn't even think to, but thanks, I will. Maybe a bit nervous to try, but I have spare computers, and I don't use Opera for anything critical at this point.

          "12.15 leak"- hadn't heard of that- was that a source leak?

          I'm running 12.18 (build 1872), which is the last version I'm aware of.

          Though not sure if I have time for such things at this point... hopefully someday...

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 02, @11:13AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 02, @11:13AM (#1145349)

            was that a source leak?

            Yes, there was a source code leak of Opera 12.15 a few years ago. Probably the most publicized project based on it was a port to the RaspberryPi, but there are several smaller patch sets and build instructions floating around. Not sure how easy the source is to find anymore as all the public repositories are careful not to include blatantly infriging content, but the patches are easily locatable with a websearch.

        • (Score: 3, Informative) by shortscreen on Sunday May 02, @02:02AM (1 child)

          by shortscreen (2252) Subscriber Badge on Sunday May 02, @02:02AM (#1145260) Journal

          I only thing I remember seeing was somebody stuffing in an updated certificate list. Instructions were sparse and I didn't try doing it myself.

          • (Score: 2) by RS3 on Tuesday May 04, @07:40AM

            by RS3 (6367) on Tuesday May 04, @07:40AM (#1146041)

            Yeah, I tried it. I guess it works? I'm not sure how to tell the difference.

            In "Tools -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Security -> Manage Certificates there's an "Import..." button. It's looking for *.usr, *.p7, *.p7s, *.p12, and *.pem files. I found a couple and imported them but not sure it'll make a huge difference.

            TLS 1.3 would make a big difference. (Opera 12.18 and back only support TLS 1.2 and down)

      • (Score: 3, Informative) by RedIsNotGreen on Tuesday May 04, @07:07AM

        by RedIsNotGreen (2191) on Tuesday May 04, @07:07AM (#1146032) Homepage Journal

        Opera 12 is great, I use it a lot too.

        It is even capable of running openpgp.js, one of the oldest browsers to do so.

  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Cyrix6x86 on Sunday April 25, @04:55AM

    by Cyrix6x86 (13569) Subscriber Badge on Sunday April 25, @04:55AM (#1142302)

    Gecko. I moved back last year because of Firefox Containers + NoScript. I have about 15 containers that the most visited websites fall under.

    Before that, for many years, I used Chrome-based browsers (Iridium, Vivaldi, Brave) with Javascript turned off, except on a handful of websites. The interface to handle this isn't explicit in some browsers, but can still be accessed through chrome://settings/content/javascript in the URL bar. Turn JS off, then manually whitelist any websites you need it on in the Allow section (Add -> [*.]icloud.com for example). It's not as granular as NoScript, but worked for that half-decade or so where Blink was far ahead of Gecko in terms of security and performance.

    I think Firefox has caught back up now that they aren't breaking extensions every other release, and the container tabs have been game changing.

  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Sunday April 25, @10:25PM (2 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Sunday April 25, @10:25PM (#1142568) Homepage Journal

    Multiple browsers, kept as isolated from each other as possible. Only one browser stores personally identifiable information, including online banking and shopping. The rest? They exist in various states of lockdown, and kept as confused as possible.

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    • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 27, @04:05AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 27, @04:05AM (#1143139)

      Multiple VMs, different operating systems, different browsers, different plugin set based on plugins I really need.

      Separate VM for banking.

      Separate VM for news and other internet browsing.

      VPN on main connection, with each VM capable of opening a new VPN if needed.

      You get the idea.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 04, @07:40PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 04, @07:40PM (#1146272)
        It's actually funny how some browsers use less memory but still mostly work when they're running in a VM with lower memory... In fact when firefox bloats to >4GB memory it often seems to run slower, so using that much RAM seems to make it slower and not faster.
  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by dltaylor on Tuesday April 27, @07:06AM (2 children)

    by dltaylor (4693) on Tuesday April 27, @07:06AM (#1143183)

    There are already some "multiple browser" comments. Since I'm not using Waylaid, I can have multiple "users" on my system, each with its own browser(s), all displayed and fully functional on the same desktop, or desktop panel (don't use those, personally). Running as individual user IDs none of them can leak data to/from another It does burn more memory and storage, but those are a small price for me to pay for the inherent isolation.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 04, @07:36PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 04, @07:36PM (#1146271)
      I'm running multiple separate firefox instances on Windows (different user accounts from my main user account and with less permissions). Can't do that easily with Chrome though.

      Is it really difficult to run multiple browser instances on Linux/BSD if you're not using X?
      • (Score: 2) by DECbot on Wednesday May 05, @11:10PM

        by DECbot (832) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday May 05, @11:10PM (#1146618) Journal

        If you're using multiple user accounts, then it is stupid easy.
        sudo -u user1 firefox
        sudo -u user2 firefox

        And so forth.

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  • (Score: 2) by hendrikboom on Friday May 07, @07:52PM

    Unidentified Functioning Renderer

    No idea what rendering engine I'm using. What does firefox-esr use?

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