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 PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 5:54 pm   
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Based on Chromium, with speed, privacy tweaks, and Slimjet uses the Chrome app store.
Slimjet website wrote:
Welcome to the ONLY browser that automatically blocks ALL ads. No plugins, opt-ins or configurations needed. Enjoy a clean and ad-free web at lightning fast speed.

Tired of being watched all the time by big companies like Facebook or Google no matter where you go? You can rest at ease here. Rebuilt from the open-source Chromium project, Slimjet doesn't send any usage data back to Google like Chrome. On top of that, Slimjet is armed with the most advanced anti-tracking technology...

Click here to visit the Slimjet home page and search for "List of Major Features" and "Dare to Compare".

I'm using Slimjet version 14.0.5.0 (based on Chromium 57.0.2987.98 (64-bit)) and I'm liking it!

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 PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:48 am   
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Have you seen the Slimjet browser available in any system packaging anywhere yet? Sounds like a useful browser!

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 PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:09 am   
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masinick wrote:
Have you seen the Slimjet browser available in any system packaging anywhere yet? Sounds like a useful browser!
Check the downloads page. I saw .deb and, no lie, .zip listed under Linux.

Truth be told, I am running the .zip version on the Devuan laptop, all static compiled, and runs pretty sweetly after unzipping into my ~home.

The only real bothers I get is 1] it wants access to my gpg keyring. I don't use that as yet, so every launch asks for my password, and there isn't any need for it to ask. 2] Youtube is flaky about Slimjet, at the moment. Sometimes Youtube plays just fine, sometimes I get "unsupported" media errors. On a few unsupported media errors, I just reloaded a couple sites and yeah it really is supported, so I'd say Youtube support needs a tweak.

Otherwise, I like how quick it responds compared to bloaterfox.

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 PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:04 pm   
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Sounds good. My very quick look matches your observations - the browser is fairly easy to build, but I don't see pre-packaged implementations in distro repositories yet. Maybe that'll happen if this browser gains traction as simple, fast, and secure browser.

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