Slimjet - web browser

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Re: Slimjet

#16 Post by SYSTEM » Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:19 am

Midas wrote:
smaragdus wrote:... my old pre-Australis version of Firefox is aging and is urging for a replacement but I can't think of any, especially now when Pale Moon has broken compatibility with some add-ons and is sailing away from Firefox.
  • If you could invest some time in getting the hang of K-Meleon, you'd be able to linger in Mozillaland... :P
Or SeaMonkey. I still use it.

Although I think that K-Meleon and SeaMonkey have too few extensions for smaragdus, given that he's not happy about Pale Moon having broken compatibility with some Firefox add-ons.
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Re: Slimjet

#17 Post by webfork » Fri Oct 09, 2015 3:15 pm

> but my old pre-Australis version of Firefox is aging

This article http://www.computerworld.com/article/24 ... april.html (and I just noticed the_watcher) point out there's an add on to move back to the old interface:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... erestorer/
http://www.computerworld.com/article/24 ... april.html

I haven't tested it.

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Re: Slimjet - spyware

#18 Post by smaragdus » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:00 pm

According to this article Slimjet is spyware.

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Re: Slimjet - web browser

#19 Post by billon » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:25 pm

Any Chromium-based browser is spyware, no doubts.
Everything from Google is spyware, it was designed as spyware from the start, including any Electron-based app, even third-party.

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Re: Slimjet - web browser

#20 Post by Midas » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:33 am

I second billon. Also, there are several portability issues affecting all Chrome/ium based software, as detailed by JohnTHaller and others at viewtopic.php?p=87584#p87584...

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Re: Slimjet - spyware

#21 Post by freakazoid » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:46 pm

smaragdus wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:00 pm
According to this article Slimjet is spyware.
The word "spyware" is a little too harsh. (The following thoughts are only based on the Neocities article.)

* Slimjet just didn't remove Google APIs like Translate and Extensions. Those are quite handy features to have.
* They do use Bing, but what browser doesn't bundle some form of search engine in order to make some money?
* The requests to the gvt1.com domain are to determine if DNS queries are "truthful": https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/is ... 20Modified. Basically, to see if your DNS requests have been modified by malware.

I should note that I don't use Slimjet myself!
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Slimjet - web browser

#22 Post by Midas » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:39 am

Slimjet at v24.0(6.0; released 2019-11-10; changelog at https://www.slimjet.com/en/whatisnew.php).

Note: Slimjet 64-bit version is at https://www.slimjet.com/en/dlpage_win64.php.

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Re: Slimjet - web browser

#23 Post by Midas » Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:25 pm

Slimjet v29.0.2.0 released 2021-01-28 (changelog at https://www.slimjet.com/en/whatisnew.php).

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