Skip to comments.Is SeaMonkey a good alternative to Firefox?
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 :-)
“The Mozilla Foundation provides hosting and legal backing for the SeaMonkey Project. “
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.
Seamonkey is a web editor.
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.
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?
Is that a new browser? /
What’s the difference between Palemoon and Waterfox? Not obvious when I read the reviews.
So far, others here are loving Pale Moon. As does my Wife and I.
Copying and pasting from a similar thread:
Pale Moon. Almost identical to Firefox.
I had it installed, running with all of my bookmarks in less than five minutes. Not a single hiccup.
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.
Pale Moon also accepts donations. Let Mozilla see the revenue that theyre standing to lose due to their decisions.
I’ve been using Opera for a long time and like it.
Sounds great. I am installing it right now. Thank you :-)
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.
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
I read that Opera migrated to a Google/Chrome engine (???)
Anybody know if Opera went to the dark side, aka Google?
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 :-)
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.
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?
Is Palemoon Windows only?
I don’t see any Linux support. :(
Is Palemoon ok on Mac?
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.
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.
Love it too :-)
I just had activate adblock plus.
Why was the default search changed to DuckDuckGo?
Since several people have asked this question, and I expect more people will, Ill 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 its 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. Dont 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 didnt 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 its being immediately thrown away when no longer needed). While there are other, similar search providers with the same privacy goals, Ive 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.
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.
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.
“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.”
Just found this new “cloud based” browser, MAXTHON, that’s supposed to be quite fast and synchronized across devices (computer, tablet, phone).
I’m in the process of trying it out.
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.
See: ixquick.com for a search engine that says they protect privacy
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.
Installed Palemoon.....can’t tell the difference between Palemoon and Firefox! It looks identical!
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.
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!
What is “view selection source”?
Thank you so much for that detailed explanation. I will try to enjoy duck duck then :-)
...”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.
Is Palemoon ok on Mac?
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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.
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.
I'll test it in a few minutes.
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.
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