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Old 22. May 2015, 04:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which of the Chrome Clones is the best ?

And there are a lot but some run better then others..
I like the Opera "Dev"
Chrome Chromodo is another one that works well..
Any others ?
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Old 22. May 2015, 05:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I installed Superbird on Linux (is cross-platform) and was pleased with it.

http://superbird-browser.com/sb_vs_gc.php
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Old 22. May 2015, 01:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You mean stable ones? As an out and out near identical Chrome clone, the one MC has suggested is a good choice. That and maybe Iron?

Great question, though. The search continues ...
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Old 22. May 2015, 02:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Is Superbird faster than Opera too (not on reported chart)?
After testing a few C clones, do tend to opt for Google's since it syncs with tablet.
Opera's tablet version with turbo enabled is pretty fast.

Choosing a C clone is like choosing an AV, you just pick the one that fits your needs.
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Old 22. May 2015, 02:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think that's the best way to look at it, just pick the one that suits your needs. Because we all have different needs. They're all fast but then it comes down to what you do with them. Installing extensions, depending on which ones you install and how many, will slow them down. That, plus your connection speed and a host of other stuff makes a difference. It's difficult to gauge which is out and out the fastest.

There are so many now. Tons of choice ... and I'm always messing about with them. I must have one of the most over used installs of Revo in Western Europe.

The only stable one I keep installed constantly is Opera. That said, I even prefer the Dev version of that to be honest, and the others I have installed are almost all beta or alpha versions. And, having used so many, it's still nigh on impossible to say which is the best one - the one to recommend to anyone.
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I just spent the last week trying out the majority of the Chrome clones that I could find; at least the "major" ones.

The list included Torch, Sleipner, Yandex, Iron, Comodo Dragon, Epic, Qupzilla, and Slimjet.

I specifically tested them with 4 add-ons that are "must-have" for me. These are Last Pass, WOT, X-marks, and Evernote. (Though, I later realized that I really don't need X-marks as most of these browsers will import my bookmarks.)

For me and my purposes, only 2 were worth considering. All the rest had issues or problems with one or more of the add-ons. I should add that Torch really didn't have issues with the add-ons, it just has a bunch of stuff that I won't use or don't need.

The two that I liked the most were Comodo Dragon and Slimjet. And, after using both of them for a little while, I've settled on Slimjet. It is one of the fastest of the lot; if not the fastest. It handles all the add-ons flawlessly.

I am considering replacing Maxthon with Slimjet. And, for me, that says a great deal as I've been a Maxthon fan for a couple years now.
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Slimjet is a good, solid choice, no doubt about that!
But I'm keeping a close eye on Vivaldi.

Still prefer (or come back to) Firefox for its flexibility.
Sure it gets you frustrated but then again, (sooner or later), there isn't one browser or OS that doesn't do that to me.
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Like kendall I've stuck with Slimjet, it's extremely fast and runs light. As expected from them who had given us Slimboat in the past.
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Over the years I have tried loads of alternative browsers. I have found that the Firefox type ones suit me best so I have settled on Cyberfox so far. Reading this thread I thought it was time I tried again and most folks seemed to settle for Slimjet so I downloaded it. Five minutes into running it I gave up for the usual reasons - you only have the option to download bookmarks from Internet Explorer, not Firefox. When you do, they are not in the order you had them so you have to spend time rearranging them. Then you have to deal with all the other add-ons that may or may not work. When I changed to Cyberfox (which I like as I said) it took ages to customize it to the way I wanted it - and that is just going from Firefox to a Firefox clone. I would absolutely LOVE to try a different browser but I can't be bothered spending ages customizing only to find I prefer my old browser anyway. I know it's technically difficult but when will someone bring out a new browser where you can just download all your settings from your old browser (IE, Firefox or Chrome) so you can test it within a short time rather than hours, days or weeks?
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Slimjet for me seems to load up ..use up all the 8gb of ram I have..because of two reasons, I can hear my hard drive working hard with Slimjet and not Waterfox and that slimjet slows down after awhile..slow opening of web pages..slow reloads etc..,
I might try CyberFox...
Opera isn't bad
I don't worry about bookmarks as I use OneTab to move them around..
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