Waterfox

Waterfox

Web site: www.waterfoxproject.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, Linux, OS X, Windows
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, XUL
First release: March 27, 2011
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Waterfox – a free and open source web browser based on the Firefox code and optimized for 64 bit machines. Software is designed for 64-bit operating systems and can take advantage of faster RAM and processing speeds and greater stability in 64-bit systems. Waterfox doesn’t sell access to your personal information.

Diffrences between Waterfox and Firefox:
– Disabled Encrypted Media Extensions (EME)
– Disabled Web Runtime
– Removed Adobe DRM, Pocket, Telemetry, Data collection and Startup profiling
– Allows running of all 64-bit NPAPI plugins
– Allows running of unsigned extensions
– Removed of Sponsored Tiles on New Tab Page
– Addition of locale selector in about:preferences > General
– Bing as the default search engine
– Cookie prompt

The project developer is Alex Kontos.

Basilisk

Basilisk

Web site: www.basilisk-browser.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, Windows
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, XUL
First release: November 17, 2017
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Basilisk – a free and Open Source XUL-based web browser, featuring the well-known Firefox-style interface and operation. It is based on the Goanna layout and rendering engine (a fork of Gecko) and builds on the Unified XUL Platform (UXP), which in turn is a fork of the Mozilla code base without Servo or Rust. Basilisk is primarily a reference application for development of the XUL platform it builds upon, and additionally a potential replacement for Firefox. Basilisk retains the user interface of the Firefox version 29–56 era.

Main features:
– Full support for JavaScript’s ECMAscript 6 standard for modern web browsing.
– Support for all NPAPI plugins (Unity, Silverlight, Flash, Java, authentication plugins, etc.).
– Support for XUL/Overlay Mozilla-style extensions.
– Experimental support for WebExtensions (in gecko-target mode). Please note that some Mozilla-specific WebExtension APIs are not yet available.
– Support for ALSA on Linux.
– Support for WebAssembly (WASM).
– Support for advanced Graphite font shaping features.
– Support for modern web cryptography: up to TLS 1.3, modern ciphers, HSTS, etc.

The project developer is M.C. Straver.

Cyberfox

Cyberfox

Web site: cyberfox.8pecxstudios.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, HTML, JavaScript, Rust, XUL
First release: June 13, 2014 ?
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Cyberfox – a Mozilla-based Internet browser designed to take advantage of 64-bit architecture but a 32-bit version is also available. The application provides a higher memory performance when navigating your favorite pages.

Cyberfox is designed by 8pecxstudios, taking over where Mozilla left off, working to make a fast, stable & reliable 64bit web browser accessible to all. Cyberfox is powered by the Mozilla Firefox source code. Cyberfox ships with many customizable options allowing you to personalize your web browsing experience.

Features:
– Optimized for AMD CPU based architecture
– Uses own profile system
– Compatible with Firefox extensions
– Removed features (Telemetry, health-report, sponsored tiles & other components that collected information)
– Many new features built in.
– Choice between australis or classic style.

SeaMonkey

SeaMonkey Navigator

SeaMonkey E-mail    SeaMonkey Chatzilla    SeaMonkey Composer    SeaMonkey Address Book

Web site: www.seamonkey-project.org
Category: Network, Office
Subcategory: Web browsers, Email Clients, IRC Clients, HTML Editors
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows
License: GPL, LGPL, MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++, JavaScript, XUL, XBL
First release: January 30, 2006
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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SeaMonkey – a community effort to develop the SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite. Such a software suite was previously made popular by Netscape and Mozilla, and the SeaMonkey project continues to develop and deliver high-quality updates as well as new features and improvements to this concept. Containing an Internet browser, email & newsgroup client, HTML editor, IRC chat and web development tools, SeaMonkey is sure to appeal to advanced users, web developers and corporate users.

SeaMonkey is built on the open source Mozilla Gecko engine, the same code which underlies the highly successful siblings Firefox and Thunderbird. SeaMonkey benefits from the cross-fertilization with these other projects, by gaining (and contributing) new features and the ongoing security updates which are a modern necessity. The Mozilla Foundation provides hosting and legal backing for the SeaMonkey Project.

SeaMonkey is the continuation of the former Mozilla Application Suite, based on the same source code, which itself grew out of Netscape Communicator and formed the base of Netscape 6 and Netscape 7.

The SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite is composed of:
– The Internet browser at the core of the SeaMonkey suite uses the same rendering engine and application platform as its sibling Mozilla Firefox, with popular features like tabbed browsing, feed detection, popup blocking, smart location bar, find as you type and a lot of other functionality for a smooth web experience.
– SeaMonkey Mail and Newsgroups client shares lots of code with Mozilla Thunderbird and features adaptive Junk mail filtering, tags and mail views, web feeds reading, tabbed messaging, multiple accounts, S/MIME, address books with LDAP support and is ready for both private and corporate use.
– An easy-to-use HTML Editor
– The ChatZilla IRC chat application
– Web development tools like a DOM Inspector and a JavaScript debugger
– SeaMonkey can be extended with numerous add-ons that provide additional functionality and customization for a complete Internet experience.

Firefox

Firefox

Web site: www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Android, Firefox OS, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows, Portable
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, Rust, XBL, XUL
First release: September 23, 2002
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Firefox or Mozilla Firefox (previously: Phoenix, Firebird) – a powerful, extensible web browser with support for modern web application technologies.

Main features:
– anticipates your needs and intuitively provides multiple suggested and previously searched results across your favorite search engines
– easily access shortcuts to search providers including Wikipedia, Twitter and Amazon
– in the Private Browsing mode, Firefox won’t remember any of your history or cookies, but new bookmarks will be saved
– delete your browsing history, passwords and more in a single tap
– choose the private data you want to remove
– the Firefox Account gives you access to your history, bookmarks and open tabs from your desktop on your smartphone and tablet
– safely remembers your passwords across devices so you don’t have to
– intuitive visual and numbered tabs easily let you find content for future reference
– spell checking
– download manager built-in
– smart bookmarks
– video calls
– screen and file sharing by sending a link to each other
– screen shots
– popup-blocking
– tabbed-browsing
– integrated search engine
– privacy features
– automatic updating
– custom themes lets you change the appearance of Firefox
– more functions can be added through add-ons created by third-party developers

Firefox implements many web standards, including HTML4 (almost full HTML5), XML, XHTML, MathML, SVG 2 (partial), CSS (with extensions), ECMAScript (JavaScript), DOM, XSLT, XPath, and APNG (Animated PNG) images with alpha transparency. It uses SSL/TLS to protect communications with web servers using strong cryptography when using the HTTPS protocol.

Firefox has also been ported to FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OpenIndiana, OS/2, SkyOS, and an unofficial rebranded version called Timberwolf has been available for AmigaOS 4.

Firefox is developed by the Mozilla Foundation.

Thunderbird

Thunderbird

Web site: www.thunderbird.net
Category: Network
Subcategory: Email Clients
Platform: Linux, OS X, Windows, Portable
License: MPL
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, Rust, XBL, XUL
First release: July 28, 2003
Rating:  star  star  star  star  star

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Thunderbird (previously: Minotaur) – a free, safe, fast, easy to use email client which has lots of features including quick message search, customizable views, support for IMAP/POP, RSS support and more. It lets you manage as many email accounts as you like from one convenient locations. It’s very flexible and can be expanded via plugins that fill any holes in its feature set. Thunderbird also offers support of newsgroup, news feed, and chat (XMPP, IRC, Twitter) client. The vanilla version was not originally a personal information manager (PIM), although the Mozilla Lightning extension, which is now installed by default, adds PIM functionality.

Main features:
– mail account setup wizard
– personalized email addresses
– one-click address book is a quick and easy way to add people to your address book
– attachment reminder
– multiple-channel chat
– tabbed email lets you load emails in separate tabs
– searching the Web without having to leave Thunderbird
– quick filter toolbar
– the search interface in Thunderbird contains filtering and timeline tools
– message archive for archiving old emails
– large files management lets you share large files with Thunderbird Filelink
– skins and add-ons support
– smart folders help you manage multiple email accounts by combining special folders like your Inbox, Sent, or Archive folder
– support for user privacy and remote image protection
– protects you from email scams which try to trick users into handing over personal and confidential information by indicating when a message is a potential phishing attempt
– automated update
– junt mails filtering
– open-source model
– portable version is available

Unofficial ports are available for FreeBSD, OpenBSD, OS/2 and eComStation.

Pale Moon

Pale Moon

Web site: www.palemoon.org
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web browsers
Platform: Linux, Windows, Portable
License: MPL 2.0
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C, C++, CSS, JavaScript, XUL
First release: October 4, 2009
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Pale Moon – an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows and Linux, focusing on efficiency and customization. Pale Moon offers browsing experience in a browser completely built from its own, independently developed source that has been forked off from Firefox/Mozilla code a number of years ago, with carefully selected features and optimizations to improve the browser’s stability and user experience, while offering full customization and a growing collection of extensions and themes to make the browser truly your own.

Main features:
– Optimized for modern processors
– Based on our own optimized layout engine (Goanna)
– Safe: forked from mature Mozilla code and regularly updated
– Secure: Additional security features and security-aware development
– Supported by our user community, and fully non-profit
– Familiar, efficient, fully customizable interface
– Support for full themes: total freedom over any element’s design
– Support for easily-created lightweight themes (skins)
– Smooth and speedy page drawing and script processing
– Increased stability: experience fewer browser crashes
– Support for many Firefox extensions
– Support for a growing number of Pale Moon exclusive extensions
– Extensive and growing support for HTML5 and CSS3
– Broad support for image formats: Supports WebP and JPEG-XR
– Many customization and configuration options

The project founder and lead developer is M.C. Straver.