Browser suggestion between: Pale Moon - Waterfox CLASSIC - Basilisk

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Browser suggestion between: Pale Moon - Waterfox CLASSIC - Basilisk

Unread post by Immortale_ » 2021-12-27, 23:03

Hello everyone, beetween these 3 browsers, which one do you recommend to use and why

Pale Moon

Waterfox CLASSIC

Basilisk


Pros and cons. Thanks to those who want to help me

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Re: Browser suggestion between: Pale Moon - Waterfox CLASSIC - Basilisk

Unread post by moonbat » 2021-12-28, 00:45

Use whatever you want instead of making up pointless polls like this.
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Re: Browser suggestion between: Pale Moon - Waterfox CLASSIC - Basilisk

Unread post by ron_1 » 2021-12-28, 01:51

Different people will have different needs and wants. Therefore, I won't suggest any, only give my opinion. Between the three, I've only used Pale Moon and Basilisk. I deleted Basilisk off my system a few months ago, so that's my opinion. ;)

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Re: Browser suggestion between: Pale Moon - Waterfox CLASSIC - Basilisk

Unread post by micwoj92 » 2021-12-28, 02:03

Pale Moon because it takes least time to compile and I'm impatient.

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Re: Browser suggestion between: Pale Moon - Waterfox CLASSIC - Basilisk

Unread post by Michaell » 2021-12-28, 02:21

Good ole XUL extensions that modify the browser interface in Basilisk typically won't work in Waterfox Classic. Some Web Extensions will work in Waterfox Classic but not all. Waterfox (Classic or other current and past variations) in general has not been as stable as the others. Waterfox developer is not commited to maintaining WF Classic long term (just guessing I give it about another year). And don't count on getting a decent help response on WF Classic on the Reddit site.

Since Basilisk is done, I don't see any point in starting with it if you don't use it already. PM may outlast the others but we'll have to wait and see what the new year brings. PM is definitely the best unless you need something it can't do. But you know, you don't have to be limited to one browser anyway.
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Re: Browser suggestion between: Pale Moon - Waterfox CLASSIC - Basilisk

Unread post by historyb » 2021-12-28, 02:56

Pale moon. I really like Pale Moon

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Re: Browser suggestion between: Pale Moon - Waterfox CLASSIC - Basilisk

Unread post by Moonraker » 2021-12-28, 11:58

Would seem a rather odd poll considering this is a pale moon forum so i would be surprised if waterfox was in any way advocated.

my opinion anyway. :lol:
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Re: Browser suggestion between: Pale Moon - Waterfox CLASSIC - Basilisk

Unread post by Moonchild » 2021-12-28, 12:04

Waterfox: Sold out to adclick company
Basilisk: discontinued

Leaves but one choice.
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Re: Browser suggestion between: Pale Moon - Waterfox CLASSIC - Basilisk

Unread post by LenaMaughan » 2022-01-11, 02:10

I'm a newbie here. I have great interest in Pale Moon browser. But honestly I never try this browser. But I would like to get more details about it. Can you please help me here?

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Re: Browser suggestion between: Pale Moon - Waterfox CLASSIC - Basilisk

Unread post by Moonchild » 2022-01-11, 06:12

How about checking the website for starters?
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Re: Browser suggestion between: Pale Moon - Waterfox CLASSIC - Basilisk

Unread post by LenaMaughan » 2022-01-29, 02:20

Moonchild wrote:
2022-01-11, 06:12
How about checking the website for starters?
Yeah, that's why I am asking for more details. Thank you so much!

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Re: Browser suggestion between: Pale Moon - Waterfox CLASSIC - Basilisk

Unread post by moonbat » 2022-01-29, 08:46

LenaMaughan wrote:
2022-01-29, 02:20
Yeah, that's why I am asking for more details. Thank you so much!
That's why you're asking for details about what? What did you read on the website that you didn't understand that you're still insisting to be spoonfed?
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Re: Browser suggestion between: Pale Moon - Waterfox CLASSIC - Basilisk

Unread post by Michaell » 2022-01-29, 14:21

I wonder if she thinks "the website" means this forum? If so, go to http://www.palemoon.org .
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Re: Browser suggestion between: Pale Moon - Waterfox CLASSIC - Basilisk

Unread post by Attronarch » 2022-01-29, 21:38

Pale Moon.

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Re: Browser suggestion between: Pale Moon - Waterfox CLASSIC - Basilisk

Unread post by basicuser » 2022-01-29, 21:43

LenaMaughan wrote:
2022-01-29, 02:20

Yeah, that's why I am asking for more details. Thank you so much!
OK, first right click on the tab bar and make sure Menu bar is checked and visible. Then left click Tools on the Menu bar, then Preferences and go through those options to suit your needs. After that take a look-see at Tools> Add-ons> Get add-ons and explore that for extensions to further customize Pale Moon to your liking. And hang around the forum to learn more. Hope this helps.
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Re: Browser suggestion between: Pale Moon - Waterfox CLASSIC - Basilisk

Unread post by moonbat » 2022-01-30, 02:29

basicuser wrote:
2022-01-29, 21:43
Hope this helps.
It doesn't. This person wants information, and the response to that is not to straightaway start monkeying around with the browser or getting confused with hundreds of posts on the forum when the actual website is right there with details about the project & what it is and isn't. JFC, why is it so fucking hard for people to read and explore before registering an account and waiting for a redundant question to be answered? Just exploring the main website and lurking on the forum would teach you more and in less time than rushing to post, and then getting mad when regulars roast you for your thoughtless behavior.

Let them read the site and figure out whether at all Pale Moon suits their needs before diving in.
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Re: Browser suggestion between: Pale Moon - Waterfox CLASSIC - Basilisk

Unread post by DaviBrons » 2022-02-01, 08:44

Pale moon. In my opinion, this is an improved version of Mozilla. Pale Moon has a faster speed, loads pages faster, launches faster.
Waterfox CLASSIC. It only supports 64-bit operating systems, so it is not suitable for everyone. In addition, the program is maintained by one person, and therefore updates may not arrive in time.
Basilisk. A good program, but not yet finished. Some functionality does not work: for example, the reading mode or the ability to set the smallest font size. When running for a long time, the process tends to "grow" a lot and take up a lot of memory, unlike Pale Moon. But for these two browsers, it is quite difficult to find extensions, and therefore Basilisk may be of some interest, since it has not been abandoned yet and continues to be developed.

So at the moment - definitely Pale Moon

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Re: Browser suggestion between: Pale Moon - Waterfox CLASSIC - Basilisk

Unread post by Michaell » 2022-02-01, 15:09

Waterfox Classic is only minimally maintained - only security patches, and hardly any response from developer on questions. It's kind of a lame duck as the developer is not really interested in it and is not likely to keep updating it for too much longer.

Basilisk, wrong, it's done. Check the forum.
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