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Is SeaMonkey a good alternative to Firefox?
4/6/14 | American Dream 26

Posted on 04/05/2014 10:37:31 PM PDT by American Dream 246

I've read all threads about Mozilla melt down and all suggestions to replace Firefox but everybody seems to have a different opinion. So what is the best alternative to Firefox? Hopefully some of you guys will agree on one browser. I switched to Opera and I like it but just want to make sure. What about Seamonkey? Security etc..? Thank you for your time :-)


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: fascism; firefox; gaystapo; mozilla
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1 posted on 04/05/2014 10:37:31 PM PDT by American Dream 246
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To: American Dream 246

“The Mozilla Foundation provides hosting and legal backing for the SeaMonkey Project. “


2 posted on 04/05/2014 10:39:06 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: American Dream 246

Just switched to Palemoon and it’s great so far. Looks just like Firefox, and brings all your bookmarks over for you real easy.

Oh, and there’s no connection to Firefox other than using the same open source code.


3 posted on 04/05/2014 10:42:13 PM PDT by Terabitten (I'd rather have one Walker than fourteen runners.)
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To: American Dream 246

Seamonkey is a web editor.


4 posted on 04/05/2014 10:42:50 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: American Dream 246

Yes. I had (until very recently) both on my computers. Sea Monkey actually has a lot more capability than Firefox. Now I no longer have Firefox due to their recent absurdly political actions.


5 posted on 04/05/2014 10:44:31 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: All

thank you guys:-)

Id Seamonkey is so closed to Firefox and hosted there no point to use it I suppose. I will check Palemoon. Is it safe - I mean does it stop ads and all?


6 posted on 04/05/2014 10:49:46 PM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: American Dream 246

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7 posted on 04/05/2014 10:56:43 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Is that a new browser? /


8 posted on 04/05/2014 10:57:53 PM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: All

What’s the difference between Palemoon and Waterfox? Not obvious when I read the reviews.


9 posted on 04/05/2014 10:59:17 PM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: American Dream 246

So far, others here are loving Pale Moon. As does my Wife and I.


10 posted on 04/05/2014 10:59:23 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: American Dream 246

Copying and pasting from a similar thread:

Pale Moon. Almost identical to Firefox.
http://www.palemoon.org/download-ng.shtml
I had it installed, running with all of my bookmarks in less than five minutes. Not a single hiccup.

Also:

From the Pale Moon Facebook page:
“Since several people have been asking about this: Pale Moon is in no way associated or affiliated with the Mozilla Corporation.”
https://www.facebook.com/PaleMoonBrowser

Pale Moon also accepts donations. Let Mozilla see the revenue that they’re standing to lose due to their decisions.


11 posted on 04/05/2014 11:02:35 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: American Dream 246

I’ve been using Opera for a long time and like it.


12 posted on 04/05/2014 11:03:00 PM PDT by tommix2
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To: RandallFlagg

Sounds great. I am installing it right now. Thank you :-)


13 posted on 04/05/2014 11:05:40 PM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: tommix2

I installed Opera the other day and I like it also. But I will install Palemoon because I am still looking for some Firefox features.

So now I will have Chrome - Palemoon - Opera. I have IE but never use it.


14 posted on 04/05/2014 11:07:23 PM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: American Dream 246

use palemoon, there is an application to transfer your profile over in 10 seconds.

It will run all your same add-ons and its a little faster.

Use the 32 bit version to avoid hassles.

I just did this change today


15 posted on 04/05/2014 11:13:34 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: American Dream 246

I read that Opera migrated to a Google/Chrome engine (???)

Anybody know if Opera went to the dark side, aka Google?


16 posted on 04/05/2014 11:18:23 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: American Dream 246
I've used SeaMonkey for several years and like it just fine.

Similar to Firefox, which I've tried a few times, but didn't like. Too jerky IIRC and didn't like the way it handled tabs.
17 posted on 04/05/2014 11:29:38 PM PDT by caveat emptor (!)
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To: Mount Athos

OK..I am in love!!! Just installed Palemoon - tat is exactly - so far - like Firefox and I can even install my fav addons. All my bookmarks where there in one second AND they also do the “view selection source” which is major for me and for some reason no other browser has that function.

So thank you so much to you all. I think I found my Firefox replacement :-)


18 posted on 04/05/2014 11:30:32 PM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: American Dream 246

bkmk


19 posted on 04/05/2014 11:33:41 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: American Dream 246

Try Comodo Dragon instead of chrome, pretty much looks the same, same features, but more secure. Right now I’m running Comodo Dragon, Pale Moon and Chrome for a while before I settle on one to stick with.


20 posted on 04/05/2014 11:34:01 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

I will do that also. Thanks :-)

Now - Palemoon has the search with Duck Duck go as the main search. No Google. I have Bing as my homepage because I love their daily superb images. Is duck duck a good safe search?


21 posted on 04/05/2014 11:36:08 PM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: Mount Athos

Is Palemoon Windows only?

I don’t see any Linux support. :(


22 posted on 04/05/2014 11:43:50 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel

Is Palemoon ok on Mac?


23 posted on 04/05/2014 11:50:26 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: American Dream 246
similar to, "bookmark,",".","!","?" only quicker.

24 posted on 04/05/2014 11:51:31 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Steven Tyler
Anybody know if Opera went to the dark side, aka Google?

Early last year, Opera ditched their home-grown rendering engine, Presto, in favor of Apple's WebKit, which powers Safari and is also used by Google Chrome.

Subsequently, Google announced they were forking WebKit to build a new rendering engine named Blink, to be used in new versions of Chrome. And it appears Opera is also going the Blink route.

25 posted on 04/05/2014 11:57:38 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: American Dream 246

I got Pale Moon tonight and it’s wonderful. So much faster. It’s basically FF, so there’s not a big adjustment. I also got an ad on that allowed me to transfer all of my bookmarks from FF in less than a minute.


26 posted on 04/05/2014 11:57:50 PM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
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To: Marie

Love it too :-)


27 posted on 04/06/2014 12:07:11 AM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: American Dream 246

I just had activate adblock plus.


28 posted on 04/06/2014 12:12:25 AM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
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To: American Dream 246

http://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=4016

Why was the default search changed to DuckDuckGo?

Since several people have asked this question, and I expect more people will, I’ll highlight the most important reasons for changing the default search engine to DuckDuckGo in Pale Moon 24.4 and later:

Unbiased search results: With the previous default search provider (Google), the results of your search would be biased based on who you are: your geographical location, your search history (yes, Google keeps a history of everything you ever searched for), ads you have clicked on and tracked sites you have visited. Although it’s marketed as “providing you with more relevant results” I think this kind of bias is bad. It will show you more of the same stuff you already like and know and have searched for before. If you use a search engine, how often do you want to look up the same thing or want to be given the same kind of results? It would be the bane for any actual research you are doing.

No profiling: As said above, Google keeps a history of your search results. Don’t believe me? go have a look yourself here: https://history.google.com/history/

This kind of recorded history helps Google with building user profiles, which in turn can be used commercially. Based on your past results you may even be shown completely different providers for goods and services (in different price brackets) because you fall in a certain group of people, for example. Not to mention that aggregated data from user searches can also be sold to interested parties. And I think most people didn’t even know this kind of (very personal!) data was being collected.

Privacy-aware search provider: DuckDuckGo is privacy-aware. They make efforts to not track you and not store any sort of data (well they do, briefly, for normal search engine operations, but it’s being immediately thrown away when no longer needed). While there are other, similar search providers with the same privacy goals, I’ve chosen (a while back already) to include DuckDuckGo in Pale Moon for providing a current-day, complete package with relevant results based on proven technology.


29 posted on 04/06/2014 12:14:03 AM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
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To: Terabitten
So, does Pale Moon use the same add-ons as Firefox?

If I could not use Ad-blocker, it would mean the end of web browsing for me. Despise ads just that much. Why I cannot watch live TV either.

30 posted on 04/06/2014 12:14:46 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: American Dream 246

I use Pale Moon and IXQuick for search. I’m not sure if Pale Moon shows up as Fire Fox or not. Kinda useless if you go to a site and they see you using Fire Fox instead of Pale Moon while you’re using Pale Moon as a protest against FF. Pale Moon is just Fire Fox with a different skin. It has been cut down to make it faster.


31 posted on 04/06/2014 12:26:45 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: American Dream 246

“Waterfox is a web browser based on the Mozilla Firefox source code. Waterfox is specifically for 64-bit Windows systems and according to the Waterfox project it is primarily designed to run quickly.”

http://www.waterfoxproject.org/


32 posted on 04/06/2014 12:28:45 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: American Dream 246; Pelham; Terabitten; Jeff Gordon; TigersEye

Just found this new “cloud based” browser, MAXTHON, that’s supposed to be quite fast and synchronized across devices (computer, tablet, phone).

http://www.maxthon.com/

I’m in the process of trying it out.


33 posted on 04/06/2014 12:30:04 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: chuckles

Both Sea Monkey and pale Moon are by Mozilla. If you are boycotting Mozilla, it looks like IE or Chrome is it unless Opera works for you.


34 posted on 04/06/2014 12:32:04 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: Marie

See: ixquick.com for a search engine that says they protect privacy


35 posted on 04/06/2014 12:38:35 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: All

Another alternate browser list: http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-free-alternative-web-browsers-for-windows/
That site says that “Maxthon” was developed in mainland China..
I am looking at “Avant”: http://www.avantbrowser.com/default.aspx?uil=en-us I need a browser that will work w/Adobe 9 to save certain files as “.pdf”...Firefox was working for me, IE & Chrome not so much.


36 posted on 04/06/2014 12:43:19 AM PDT by Drago
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To: RandallFlagg

Installed Palemoon.....can’t tell the difference between Palemoon and Firefox! It looks identical!


37 posted on 04/06/2014 12:46:12 AM PDT by entropy12
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To: entropy12

Heh!
Told ya.

;-)


38 posted on 04/06/2014 12:52:21 AM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: chuckles

Pale Mooon is produced by a Swedish developer using a fork of the Mozilla code base for FireFox, so Pale Moon is a fork derivative and not a Mozilla product.


39 posted on 04/06/2014 12:54:04 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: American Dream 246

I use Dolphin on my tablet ... and Epic on my laptop ... Epic is Chrome without the privacy issues! I would use Chrome on my tablet because of anonymous tab ability ... but they don’t have a way to shutdown out of control tabs! Dolphin Zero has absolute privacy if you want that ... and is free!


40 posted on 04/06/2014 12:54:41 AM PDT by galtman (America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.)
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To: American Dream 246

What is “view selection source”?


41 posted on 04/06/2014 1:20:12 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (The enemy's gate is down...and to the left.)
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To: Marie

Thank you so much for that detailed explanation. I will try to enjoy duck duck then :-)


42 posted on 04/06/2014 1:30:15 AM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: ExGeeEye

View selection source allows you to select a part of the content and then check the source. If you are looking for a CSS tag for instance, here is no way you will find it if you click on source only, like on a WordPress source code where here is so much javascript and all. You can just highlight one line and see the tags you are looking for in one second without scrolling. Only Firefox or alternative has it.


43 posted on 04/06/2014 1:38:19 AM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: Jeff Gordon

...”Yes. I had (until very recently) both on my computers. Sea Monkey actually has a lot more capability than Firefox. Now I no longer have Firefox due to their recent absurdly political actions”...

I deleted Firefox from both my computers yesterday. Those people are dangerous.


44 posted on 04/06/2014 2:17:08 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: FlyingEagle

Is Palemoon ok on Mac?
* * * * * * * *
It says on their homepage that Windows is required. I just installed Opera on my Mac and also two of its add-ons...AdBlock and Ghostery. Seems to work fine.

http://www.palemoon.org/

http://www.opera.com/


45 posted on 04/06/2014 2:22:11 AM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10 smartphone.)
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To: American Dream 246

Most important thing is to make sure the google toolbar is removed from any Mozilla-derived browser you choose. That’s where the money comes from.


46 posted on 04/06/2014 3:02:04 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Starve the RINOs: Not one dollar, not one vote.)
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For later.


47 posted on 04/06/2014 3:29:14 AM PDT by lysie
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To: Steven Tyler

yep..darn it.


48 posted on 04/06/2014 4:32:09 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: JoeProBono; deks
The homepage of Pale Moon indicates it is available for Mac OSX. Check the thin right-hand column above the green "download" button.

I'll test it in a few minutes.

49 posted on 04/06/2014 5:09:14 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: JoeProBono; deks

Nope. The button leads to a Mac-based zip program. Looking at the HTML, it appears there is supposed to be a graphic above the Mac OSX text and button.


50 posted on 04/06/2014 5:11:54 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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