Browser reviews — 2014
[The series of reviews is now complete. I’ll pin this to the front page for a few days]
Last year, I reviewed a number of browsers. That was an interesting experience, so I plan to repeat this year.
I have installed all of the browsers that are readily available. That is to say, they are in the standard opensuse repos, so I could install them without a great deal of effort. Those are the browsers that I shall review. For example, I plan to review “chromium” but not “chrome” since the latter is not in the standard repos. I’ll note that “chrome” is available in an additional repo that I could add.
I use the example of “chrome” to illustrate how I am choosing browsers.
I’ll also note that I have both “lynx” and “links” installed. But those are text browser for use from the command line. I don’t currently plan to review those. I treat them as special purpose.
Browser reviews 2014
Here is the list of browsers that I plan to review. As I complete a review, I will update the list by changing the browser name into a link to its 2014 review, so as to provide convenient access.
How I shall review
My plan, as last year, will be to use the reviewed browser for a day. I will configure the browser that I am reviewing to be my default browser in KDE. As a result, I will automatically use it for pages loaded from “akregator”. I will also plan to mainly use this browser for most other browsing. However, for specialized tasks such as online banking, I will continue to use the browser that I normally use for that task.
At the end of the day, I will report on my experience with the browser.