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#1 2020-12-07 18:51:57

RedArcher
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From: South Africa
Registered: 2009-09-03
Posts: 74

Firefox vs. LibreWolf

Hi everyone,

I am watching a video review concerning to LibreWolf (a community fork of Mozilla Firefox).

Did anyone try it?
Can anyone recommend it?
What do you think of it?

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#2 2020-12-07 22:37:50

Trilby
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Registered: 2011-11-29
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Re: Firefox vs. LibreWolf

It just looks like a rebranded firefox with user-configurable options that are available on firefox just enabled by default.  Unless there is more to it than that, it seems pretty silly.


"UNIX is simple and coherent..." - Dennis Ritchie, "GNU's Not UNIX" -  Richard Stallman

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#3 2020-12-23 11:53:47

sekret
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Registered: 2013-07-22
Posts: 234

Re: Firefox vs. LibreWolf

I prefer Firefox, because it's the original, so by definition it provides security fixed faster. And forks go silent quite regularly.

Especially Firefox can be configured as deep as no other browser and it provides a way to automatically set some of those options using a user.js file. There are several privacy based projects which provide user.js files. Examples:
https://github.com/arkenfox/user.js (I use that one with minor adjustments)
https://github.com/pyllyukko/user.js

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#4 2021-01-13 18:43:02

Popolon
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Registered: 2020-09-28
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Re: Firefox vs. LibreWolf

It looks like security fixes are synced with the original one. At least it avoid to remove network before launching for the first time, to avoid requests at Google, as it doesn't include their search engine, that's a good point. F-Droid version of Fennec still have the Google engine in preferences for example.

I like the fact that µBlock+ is preinstalled too.

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