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http://www.techspot.com/guides/268-s...owser-to-love/

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It used to be that Firefox, Opera and others were the "alternative" Web browsers, but in an age of forced ballot screens that's not entirely accurate. In fact, one could say that the more experienced a user is the further and faster they run from Internet Explorer.

Excluding the "big five" you're undoubtedly familiar with (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari), there are many little-known browsers that are potentially even more suitable for your needs, no matter how basic or advanced.

This week we are taking a look at six truly alternative browsers and what separates them from the rest of the pack. This is far from an all-inclusive list, and we'd love to hear if you happen to be using any of these yourself or perhaps there's yet another unheard of browser that we missed. In alphabetical order, the browsers:

some of these look pretty cool, especially with the growing popularity of tablet, netbook, and slate computing with lesser specs, less demanding browsers and browsers where you can switch up the way it decodes pages and whatnot, looks pretty cool
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The Pale Moon project is the one that got my attention
Knew about the others already except Maxthon and K-Meleon
    
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i didnt, i know of alot more obscure browsers than the ones listed there, but they are mostly very rough, i use one called qtweb at work when im forced to use the p3/256mb ram/xp pro sp3 computer there caause its super light lol

if that one really works as well as it says with FF add-ons i might use it, because i use like a dozen add-ons for various style and functionality traits
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Been using Maxthon for a long time now, it's a great browser.
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Never heard of these.....
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My friend used Flock a lot and it was horrible. It would freeze at the drop of a hat, granted he was on Vista. Flock is also the least desirable to me on this list, all that stuff can be done through Firefox, not really offering anything different.
    
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The Pale Moon Project is probably going to be the most popular obscure browser on the internet due to its design.
    
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I have heard of Anora when I was looking for browsers on Linux, the pale moon project looks interesting, so I am going to try it out.
 
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I've used SRWare Iron for a while now, though admittedly it is little more than a rebuild of Chrome without some of the Google-fu. Always interesting to see what some of the newer ideas and implementations of something as simple as web browsers are.
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I just switched to Pale Moon, and it is awesome! Their claim of 25% less memory is true and it is compatible with all my old firefox addons and profile (even custom theme).
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