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Internet & Networking There are a lot of browsers these days, some being bloated with features, others serving the bare minimum of web browsing tasks. Marco Peerboom began developing his minimalist web browser xxxterm for OpenBSD in 2010. Within a year the browser became popular enough in the OpenBSD community to find its ways to major Linux repositories. And here's why.
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by Flatland_Spider on Tue 6th Dec 2011 13:23 UTC
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[quote]GNOME (which is saddled with Firefox as the default browser for unknown reason these days)[/quote]

It's produced by a non-profit that is dedicated to FOSS ideals and an open web with the resources to improve the product.

Firefox is Firefox is Firefox regardless of the OS.

It has brand name recognition, and it won't scare people away.

It's recognized by web devs to be a browser to target, which isn't the case for some other Web browsers.

Those are just some reasons off the top of my head. I'm sure other people can come up with more.

I'll admit Firefox has it's problems, but those problems aren't enough to throw away the hard won recognition.

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