I already use Firefox for browsing normally, but I have to test on a Chromium based browser too. One soft requirement is that it should be installable with Flatpak on Linux.

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    Unless something’s changed recently, you can just install the Chromium browser itself. And it looks like it’s available as a Flatpak. As a bonus this will eliminate anything extra added by browser manufacturers as a potential problem.

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      Yes. I’ve considered that, but does it still report back to Google? Even though that majority of what I visit will be “http://127.0.0.1:8080”, I’d still rather not be spied on by Google.

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          I though that was Linux only, but I just looked it up and it is also available on Mac.

          It’s not available on Windows, but I’m ok with that.

          I will add that to the list to try out.

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            I’m confused. In your initial post, the only OS you mentioned was Linux:

            One soft requirement is that it should be installable with Flatpak on Linux.

            But you don’t use/want a Linux browser…?

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              I mostly code on Linux, but I also code on Mac, since I have to test on Safari. I don’t really ever code on Windows. Windows exists on a separate disk in my computer just to boot into every 3 or 4 months when I release a new version of a desktop app and need to build for Windows.

              So I want a browser that at least works on Linux and Mac. What I meant in my post was I wanted it installable through Flatpak rather than a snap or deb, since I use Fedora.

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              That’s vanilla Chromium.

              Ungoogled Chromium is not officially released on Windows, only through a third party.

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        It does phone home, but with the right DNS settings you can block that. Heck, if you’re just going to localhost you can disconnect the machine from the network entirely.

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    I use Vivaldi because of it’s tab management.

    I have it configured to put the tabs in a bar on the right side of the screen. That way you have full tab titles no matter how many you have open.

    It’s also got a tiling window manager. So you can select two tabs and tell it to split screen them within the single window of Vivaldi. Or select 3, or 4, or whatever and put them in a grid. All sorts of options.

    I’ve got big 4k monitors, so I’ve grouped up some pinned tabs to always be tiled (like my email and calendar)

    It’s got lots of other nice tab features and just regular features, but those are the main selling ports for me personally.

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    The best Chromium browser in terms of compatibility is of course Google Chrome.

    The best in terms of privacy is Vivaldi. (and i hate Vivaldi).

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      I haven’t tried Vivaldi. Is it available on Linux?

      Edit: Looks like they do with both .deb and .rpm packages. They’re not on Flatpak, but the rpm would work for me on Fedora.

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    I just saw someone on Mastodon saying they replaced Chrome with Vivaldi, so maybe that?

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    I’ve just been using Edge when Firefox wont open a site. It’s installed by default and it’s just Chrome under the hood so it works. Plus, after Google’s new hostility to ad blocking I refuse to use any Chrome based browser as my default so one is as good as the other to me. They’re all just a temporary tool until I go back to using the only real web browser that I can, Mozilla Firefox.

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      Edge isn’t installed by default on any of the computers I use, and I’m not a huge fan of all the junk they put in it.

      Also I just downloaded it on Mac and it’s a .pkg file, so that really sets off alarm bells.

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    I think there’s no good option. Your best bet is probably to run chrome in some sort of temporary vm so there’s nothing worth tracking. Maybe there’s a docker image with chrome ?

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      No, they report to Bing. It caused a stink when “discovered” by the media, but it is part of their licensing agreement with Microsoft to use Bing results.

      Their search is fine, but don’t use their browser.

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        They have a Mac version and a Windows beta, but I don’t think there’s one for Linux available yet.

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          I didn’t know that! Awesome! I hope there’s a Linux version soon, then I’ll probably switch to it.

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      This is awesome! Thank you.

      Unfortunately, based just on this, Brave seems to be the best, but there’s additional stuff in Brave that makes it much less appealing.

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    if you use Windows and want to have Chrome, why not just use Edge? It’s just conveniently therr, you need nothing to install.

    It works with everything that “needs” chrome.

    edit: one comment gave me the idea you use Windows but now I’m not sure in it. if not, then sry, ignore this comment :)

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      I don’t use Windows much, but Edge is available on Mac and Linux. I’m just not a fan of all the “features” they put in it. I’m looking for more of a clean browser experience, if you get what I mean.

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        I think you can’t go more clean than Chromium. Pretty sure all browsers based on Chromium has some extra features, since those are the only differences in them. Vivaldi, Brave, Maxthon etc…, the same engine in different car, with different extras.

        this is why I usually recommend people to use Edge if they really want Chrome, since on Windows, it’s already there. But yeah, on Linux, I wouldn’t really tell anyone to apt install edge.

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      I’ve been using it for a few months now and it’s great. Firefox is my main browser but a chromium based one is good to have. Wonder why it asks for my password every now and then but think it’s likely auto update stuff.