Anybody Using SlimBrowser?

By bobcat
Jul 7, 2013
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  1. Now that Opera is adopting chromium and becoming another Chrome, I’m looking for a new browser to replace it.

    It must be fast, functional and safe. To satisfy the last requirement, it must be obscure, so as not to attract hackers, who concentrate on widely used apps. This leaves out all major browsers.

    So, I stumbled upon SlimBrowser, which makes rather impressive claims, s.a.:
    “Lightning Fast, Powerful and Versatile with integrated Ad and Popup Blockers, etc”
    However, it uses the MS Trident engine of IE which could compromise security.

    For open source rendering engines alternative to MS Trident, there's a corresponding webkit-based browser called SlimBoat. It makes similar claims.

    But the proof of the pudding is in the eating, not in the cook’s claims. So before installing yet another browser, I thought I’d ask whether anybody here actually has practical experience with either SlimBrowser or SlimBoat.
  2. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,008   +50

    Hi, I have tried Slimbrowser a couple of times, it's very much like I.E. used to be.
    The Slimboat version is very much like Maxthon to look at, with the speed-dial thumbnails on the homepage, which I like. It also has a very similar layout to Firefox where you can pin your favourite bookmarks along the top under the URL bar, that is why I tend to use Firefox for 99% of browsing.
    But I will give Seaboat a try, it appears to have most of the features I use anyway.
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,302   +326

    Why not just stay with the previous version of Opera? I have. I realize the newer version may be more secure, but. I don't like the newer version either. :)
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    Maxthon is good. Firefox is not an option?
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,302   +326

    Isn't Maxthon an IE based browser? No biggie, just wondering.:)

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