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

RedArcher
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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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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.


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

sekret
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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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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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#5 2021-03-05 23:02:28

Comrade_Stalin
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Re: Firefox vs. LibreWolf

As far as Firefox forks go, this is one of the better ones. It's up to date and I like the defaults it ships with. But yeah, theres's nothing here that you couldn't get from tweaking regular FF for five minutes.


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#6 2021-03-05 23:39:58

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Re: Firefox vs. LibreWolf

I have my FF locked down pretty well and was interested in testing LibreWolf on Cover Your Tracks. My regular FF tested better than LibreWolf.

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#7 2021-03-26 21:39:54

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Re: Firefox vs. LibreWolf

I tried to download and compile on other computer, and it was slow as a molasses.


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#8 2021-03-27 07:27:00

digitalone
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Re: Firefox vs. LibreWolf

Seeing dozens of Chrome clone, at least there's some Firefox one.

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#9 2023-11-28 17:43:53

Popolon
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Re: Firefox vs. LibreWolf

It runs well for me (used repo.archlinuxcn.org precompiled version, and has a 10~12 years old computer), it even looks several time faster than firefox on some pages, didn't tried it a lot for now. What I noticed, is:
* it doesn't has the default Google search engine  (+google IDs fingerprints things in about:config => google) at start, but sadly still have its antifish services (browser.safebrowsing.provider, that can still be used for tracing. These service all need to be cleaned by hand without internet connexion at first start to not leak informations to Google, like first thing typed in URL bar, and id, etc.
* AddBlocker are preinstalled. This can help newcomers for better security/less bandwidth usage, especially on limited or usage paid networks.

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#10 2023-11-28 18:06:35

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Re: Firefox vs. LibreWolf


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