The state of web browsers in 2018



  • @steffie: Notice that he writes "Chrome is often preferred by people who consider themselves power users" instead of "Chrome is often preferred by power users".
    That's a significant difference... πŸ˜‰


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    @neltherion Don't forget, before you slag it off, that if not for Chrome, there would be no Vivaldi, or it would be running on an inferior and slower rendering engine.

    Chrome still scores higher than all other browsers including Vivaldi and Opera in the HTML5 Test



  • @pesala: Chrome or Chromium?


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    @steffie said in The state of web browsers in 2018:

    I followed some of the links in the article. This one cracked me up ... so stupid it's hilarious.

    https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/vivaldi-web-browser-best-web-browser-youve-never-tried/

    Google Chrome is often preferred by people who consider themselves power users

    No is correct, do you know how many extensions you have to install to make it decent? It is not from all users, you have to be very power users.



  • congratulations to Vivaldi (:

    It would also be good if Vivaldi had its own extensions store, but in the meantime it’s easy enough to use the Chrome Web Store.

    i agree here. why ? because Vivaldi Technologies and it's browser are independent and a seperate extenions store underlines that ( especially important to place and etablish the browser as an independent alternative )
    also people could develope extensions for Vivaldi's side bar.



  • Gz. got same hopes.

    Just hope if it comes to mobile it'll either have good adblock like brave, good reader mode and night mode ;D. Or good extensions support.

    Atm i'm stuck with samsung browser as it's only thing that has it all and isn't slow like ff.



  • Welldone.. though frankly no current browser on the market today deserves 5stars in features or customization anymore... maybe Firefox would have been deserving of 5stars in customization pre quantum crap... not anymore though.. and certainly wouldn't give vivaldi 5stars in performance either.. its startup speed is slower than chrome by a lot.. Still as far as current browsers go vivaldi is one of the better ones left... its not saying much but google have certainly had a major influence on turning everything into shit.



  • @crosky said:

    also people could develope extensions for Vivaldi's side bar.

    For that there needs to be a side bar extensions API first.

    Other than that: A small extensions store with extensions that are manually vetted would be really nice because there have been malware extensions in the chrome store in the past and I could bet there are still undiscovered ones.

    ... but that needs people who look into the extensions code because googles bots showed, that they are seemingly not capable to detect malicious behavior. Looking into the extensions code can be quite a tedious chore, because some of the extensions consist of many thousand lines of code. To do it right this process must be repeated after every extensions update to avoid stuff as happened in the chrome store, where extensions went rogue after owner changes and following updates.



  • A printed magazine? a printed magazine about browsers?... sounds like they are all into printed media business model in the year 95, ; )...

    still good to be awarded in the UK


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    @zikkeratak said in The state of web browsers in 2018:

    A printed magazine? a printed magazine about browsers?

    Some do not like to read magazines on the screen, they prefer paper lecture.
    You know: Magazines, made out of paper, that is Reading without the need of electricity. πŸ˜‰



  • @gwen-dragon said in The state of web browsers in 2018:

    @zikkeratak said in The state of web browsers in 2018:

    A printed magazine? a printed magazine about browsers?

    Some do not like to read magazines on the screen, they prefer paper lecture.
    You know: Magazines, made out of paper, that is Reading without the need of electricity. πŸ˜‰

    It's in Swedish with subtitles in Spanish, but I think if you do not understand what they say it's pretty explicit XD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93SgXeu-SeY



  • I can add nothing except that it's all true. I mean, what browser one could expected to be a winner when the quality rank considered, if not Vivaldi? Now, when I'm using it for a long time and can't use other browsers due to theirs lack of... everything, I can't imagine a guy leaving Vivaldi for Chrome, because he's more in control there, without laughing. There are no alternatives, in fact.



  • @gwen-dragon: yeah so convenient in an age where humans have so many spots without electricity right?! :)...

    use of paper is so 2000 IMO.


 

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