Sleipnir Web Browser



  • [attachment=82]sleipnir.png[/attachment] [b]The luxury advanced web browser, with beautiful text on par with pro level.[/b] [b][url=http://www.fenrir-inc.com/us/sleipnir/]Sleipnir Web Browser[/url][/b] Attachments: [img]https://forum.vivaldi.net/uploads/attachments/2827/sleipnir.png[/img]



  • Interesting concept, but it doesn't work for me. It is too minimalistic and not very practical to use. As someone who spends hours working online, using this browser really affects my productivity.



  • Hmm … interesting. Much of it is copied out of either Presto or Opera Blink. (They have their own version of Discover.) Nothing about customization or the actual rendering engine used. Also poor English on the site - seems unprofessional. No sidebar or built-in mail client (just running through the list of features people say they miss in Opera Blink).

    No Linux version either.



  • I am exclusively on Linux, so I can't try it. Here's someone who did http://my.opera.com/community/forums/findpost.pl?id=15116062
    @captain-abstract:

    There have been some mentions about sleipnir…

    Just FYI, I tried it and was amazed how actively it phones back to g00gle (I guess every chromium-based browser does so, but haven't tested), thanks to comodo firewall with custom ruleset.

    Sleipnir establishes a bunch of connections right after the launch, and all of the IPs happen to belong to g00gle. That occurs, I'd like to stress, even before you managed to enter any address to navigate to. I could understand and (possibly) allow a connection to sleipnir's home site for the sake of checking for updates. But dozens of them, all headed towards g00gle, are beyond me. Many of them using SSL, so that you couldn't just look into those packets' payload.

    Firefox seems (without any warranty, though) to remain the last stronghold of non-snooping browsing. At least it doesn't initiate any connections until you actually decide to navigate somewhere. Opera is history now, as well as lavabit.com mail. The latter had the guts to inform its users about being pressed to comply. Opera just silently became "you can't stop the progress" Chrome.

    Edit: And quite recently, Firefox ceased to be worth recommending too http://www.zdnet.com/mozilla-clarifies-defends-firefox-ad-position-7000026335/



  • I tried it once many years ago. It was much slower than Firefox and had some bugs.
    Maybe I'll try it again.



  • Opera/Blink would only talk to Google for search suggestions, as I understand it. Presuming you've left Google as the search engine.

    I did download the Android version after my last post … it is nice to see gestures in a tablet browser, but I didn't spend much time with it.



  • @ersi:

    Edit: And quite recently, Firefox ceased to be worth recommending too http://www.zdnet.com/mozilla-clarifies-defends-firefox-ad-position-7000026335/

    AFAIK, the user will be able to turn off those ads.

    Which browser maker would you recommend for Windows users?



  • You seem to know, Krake. Will the "feature" be turned off by default when you update from an earlier version or will it be turned on automatically after the relevant update (so you have to turn it off)?



  • Unfortunately I don't know.
    I'm relatively new to Firefox and not even subscribed to their forum. Besides, I'm on the ESR channel which lag behind the latest and the 'brightest' version but still gets the latest critical security patches.
    All I can tell from my (almost 1 year) experience, your custom settings are kept untouched after updates.
    I've heard, old profiles won't be affected by this 'feature', only new installs. Will to be seen.
    However I'm confident that it can be turned off anyway.



  • @ersi:

    Edit: And quite recently, Firefox ceased to be worth recommending too http://www.zdnet.com/mozilla-clarifies-defends-firefox-ad-position-7000026335/

    It's similar to the ads in opera speedial so i really don't see the point to discard firefox because of that…



  • @era9:

    @ersi:

    Edit: And quite recently, Firefox ceased to be worth recommending too http://www.zdnet.com/mozilla-clarifies-defends-firefox-ad-position-7000026335/

    It's similar to the ads in opera speedial so i really don't see the point to discard firefox because of that…

    Opera is a corporate product, Firefox a community product. Firefox should not even think of monetising itself, but does so increasingly.



  • Even so, development of the browser end the ecosystem is not free and i really doubt that mozilla would be able to keep up with others just with volunteer work. Most of there income is from google(search)… And that is a risky thing. So they need to look for other varieties of income.



  • Looks very smooth, but I'd rather wait for Otter Browser first release.
    And yes, me needs a Linux version too!




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