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Internet Browser Updates

  • Updated February 13 2020.

    Added new browsers Brave, MS Edge Chromium Canary and MS Edge Chromium Dev.
    Chromium 64 bit (NOT GOOGLE CHROME) for Linux is the fastest browser! And of course Linux is always the fastest OS.
    :)
    REMEMBER CHROMIUM IS OPEN SOURCE BE SURE TO GET YOUR VERSION FROM THE RIGHT PLACE!

    Slimjet 64 bit is now the FASTEST browser in Windows.

    If you are using Lastpass (really LogMeIn) be sure to switch to RoboForm faster, much better pricing!

    Super easy to export everything out of lastpass and import into RoboForm.
    It took less then 10 minutes! Five PREMIUM RoboForm accounts $47 per year!
    One Lastpass PREMIUM account with their last HIKE in prices $36 per year.

    Please remember all the downloads get updated the day they come out onhttps://beast-usa.com"Top Menu - Downloads"
    Then I add them here as soon as I have a couple free minutes.

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    Chromium FROM MY SITE with "Morpheon Dark" browser theme and no more Lastpass! Switched all my browsers to Roboform :)
    Chromium x64 - FVD Speed Dial

    PLEASE REMEMBER BENCHMARK SCORES WILL VERY PER SYSTEM SPEC'S
    THESE WERE RUN ON MY TEST SYSTEM.
    I run all the benchmarks 3 times each clearing the cache before each run. I run all the browsers, then clear everything and run all the browsers again. If you just run the same test three times in a row you will end up with crazy high numbers!

    https://web.basemark.comBaseMark Web 3.0 Benchmarks January 24 2020 Higher numbers are better!
    Chromium in Linux first place!
    Browser Benchmarks Jan 24 2020

    HTML5 Ratings - January 24 2020
    #1 Brave HTML5 rating 533 out of 555
    #1 Chromium NOT GOOGLE CHROME HTML5 rating 533 out of 555
    #2 Comodo Dragon, Chromodo, Firefox HTML5 rating 510 out of 555
    #3 Slimjet HTML5 rating 504 out of 555
    #4 Maxthon HTML5 501 out of 555
    #5 Firefox Ice Dragon HTML5 rating 491 out of 555
    #6 Edge, Chromium HTML5 rating 481 out of 555
    #7 Windows 10 Edge HTML5 468 out of 555
    #8 Safari 8.0 on OSX Yosemite HTML5 396 out of 555
    #9 IE 11 312, IE10 302, IE9 113, IE8 43 out of 555

    I'm changing the layout and the way I list the browsers to alphabetic.
    Then which operating system they work on of course the best OS first LINUX. 

    Brave
    It seems to be a good browser. Same old Chromium settings back and fourth, back and fourth so annoying. But there is a left side quick link menu that part is great!

    Pros:
    1. It's very fast always in the top three fastest browsers. (Linux Version)
    2. All the Chrome Store addons work. FVD Speed Dial works great (blocked by Opera), Read Aloud (not in FireFox, Opera) , Lastpass (far to OVER PRICED).
    3. It's a new browser to try. :)
    Con's:
    1. The default download on their site is a ONLINE INSTALLER.
    2. The 32 & 64 bit versions both install in the 32 bit folder C:\Program Files (x86)\. So you can't run both without uninstalling one.
    3. There is no ADVANCED install so you can choose where it is installed.

    UPDATE:
    The full OFFLINE installers 64 or 32 bit will install in C:\Program Files (x86)\ YES THE 64 bit installs in (x86) in the wrong place. :(

    For Linux
    Terminal install from Brave these instructions are close but still won't let you finish the install.
    https://brave-browser.readthedocs.io/en/latest/installing-brave.html#linux

    I removed the install downloads for Brave in Linux because they just never work. They do have instructions on their website again those don't work either!
    If you want to install Brave in Ubuntu/Xubuntu here are some instructions that do work. :)

    Open a Terminal window
    Copy & paste this into the Terminal Window for 18.04 or 16.04: curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-get --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-release.gpg add -
    source /etc/os-release(HIT ENTER)
    Copy & paste this into the Terminal Window for 18.04: echo "deb [trusted=yes] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ $bionicmain" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release-${bionic}.list(HIT ENTER)
    Copy & paste this into the Terminal Window for 16.04: echo "deb [trusted=yes] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ $xenialmain" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release-${xenial}.list (HIT ENTER)
    bionicis for Ubuntu/Xubuntu 18.04
    xenialis for Ubuntu/Xubuntu 16.04

    Copy & paste this into the Terminal Window for 18.04 or 16.04: sudo apt update(HIT ENTER - sudo apt-get update for older versions of 16.04)
    Copy & paste this into the Terminal Window for 18.04 or 16.04: install brave-keyring brave-browser(HIT ENTER you may get an error ignore it)

    Now you need to edit or add some lines then the install will work.
    Copy & paste this into the Terminal Window for 18.04 or 16.04: sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release-.list

    Edit this line for 18.04(ADD bionic):deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ $bionicmain
    Edit this line for 16.04 deb(ADD xenial):[arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ $xenialmain
    After the edit read the bottom for the command to exit, then say yes to save.

    Copy & paste this into the Terminal Window for 18.04 or 16.04: sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
    Add to the bottom of the page for 18.04: deb [trusted=yes] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ bionic main
    Add to the bottom of the page for 16.04: deb [trusted=yes] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ xenial main
    After adding the line read the bottom for the command to exit, then say yes to save.

    Now you can install it and update it!
    Copy & paste this into the Terminal Window for 18.04 or 16.04: sudo apt install brave-browser
    Copy & paste this into the Terminal Window for 18.04 or 16.04: sudo apt update (sudo apt-getupdate for older versions of 16.04)
    You will still get and error about the 32bit version (brave does not support i386) you can ignore the error.

    Now Brave should be installed and working in Ubuntu/Xubuntu 16.04 or 18.04!

    For Windows just download and install.
    OFFLINE INSTALLERS:
    Brave 64bit version 1.3.113 for Windows 64 bit ONLY. THIS WILL INSTALL IN C:\Program Files (x86)\BraveSoftware this will install once for all users on that system.
    Click the link below to download directly frombeast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/brave/brave-all-win-64bit-program-files-ver1.3.113.exe

    Brave 32bit version 1.3.113 for Windows 32 or 64 bit. THIS WILL INSTALL IN C:\Program Files (x86)\BraveSoftware this will install once for all users on that system.
    Click the link below to download directly frombeast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/brave/brave-all-win-32bit-program-files-ver1.3.113.exe

    Brave 64bit version 1.3.113 for Windows 64 bit ONLY.THIS WILL INSTALL IN User\AppData\BraveSoftware works for a single user or installing one at a time on every account.
    Click the link below to download directly frombeast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/brave/brave-all-win-64bit-app-data-ver1.3.113.exe

    Brave 64bit version 1.3.113 for Windows 64 bit ONLY. THIS WILL INSTALL IN User\AppData\BraveSoftware works for a single user or installing one at a time on every account.
    Click the link below to download directly frombeast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/brave/brave-all-win-32bit-app-data-ver1.3.113.exe

    ALL ADDONS WITH EITHER INSTALL STILL NEED TO BE ADDED PER USER ACCOUNT.

    For Mac OSX
    Brave 64bit version 1.2.43 for Mac OS 10. (Remember you need to change security settings to install anything no in the Apple store)
    Click the link below to download directly frombeast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/brave/brave-64bit-ver1.2.43.dmg

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    Chromium PURE
    NOT
    Google Chrome (it doesn't have all the junk in the trunk google adds)
    IF YOU ARE USING AVG/Avast (same company)AVG IS STILL GIVING A FALSE FALSE POSITIVE ON THE CHROMIUM INSTALLER!
    I HAVE TURNED IT INTO AVG TO BE WHITE LISTED BUT AVG IS JUST NOT THAT GOOD ANYMORE.
    I HAVE NO PROBLEMS WITH Scanning it or installing Chromium with Kaspersky PRO!
    I'M HOPING AVAST WILL MAKE AVG A REAL ANTI-VIRUS COMPANY AGAIN.
    AVG HAS NO PROBLEM TRYING TO INSTALL THE MALWARE VERSION OF CHROMIUM "GOOGLE CHROME"

    For Linux
    Install Chromium in Linux Ubuntu
    To install the stable Chromium version:
    use the Ubuntu Software Center and the Update Manager.
    Or open terminal type these commands:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:canonical-chromium-builds/stage
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

    Debian (works in ubuntu)
    To install and auto-update Chromium, open terminal and use these commands:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install chromium

    For Windows
    Chromium random blank white screen on some Windows systems, Windows 10, 8 & 7.
    If you get a blank screen add this to the short-cut for the browser. This works for every Chromium based browser.
    Right click the short on your desktop or start menu, left click properties.
    In the "Target" box add this to the end --disable-gpu
    So it should like this TargetC:\Users\Your-Username\AppData\Local\Chromium\Application\chrome.exe --disable-gpu
    That should bring the screen back, speed dial, home page all should be working.

    Chromium 64bit version 80.0.3987.100 For Windows 64 bit ONLY.
    I would use this one if you have a 64 bit OS. You will have less problems with AVG & Avast Anti-Virus.
    It takes them so long to add an exception and realize this IS NOT A VIRUS - GOOGLE CHROME is the VIRUS!
    Click the link below to download directly frombeast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/chromium/chromium-win-7-8-8.1-10-64bit-ver80.0.3987.100.exe

    Chromium 32bit version 80.0.3987.100 For Windows 32 or 64 bit.
    AVG & Avast (same company) will detect the installer as a virus.
    IT IS NOT A VIRUS Scanned with Kaspersky Total Security.
    The only browser they think is OK is the WORST SPYWARE browser made Google-SPYWARE-DATAMING-Chrome!
    Click the link below to download directly frombeast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/chromium/chromium-win-7-8-8.1-10-32bit-ver80.0.3987.100.exe

    For Mac OSX
    (REMEMBER TO CHANGE YOUR SECURITY SETTINGS APPLE ONLY LETS YOU INSTALL FROM THE APPLE STORE)
    How to install on Mac:
    1. Download the DMG file
    2. Close Chromium browser if opened
    3. Execute this DMG file
    4. Drag its icon on Applications folder
    5. You may then "Eject" and throw away this disk image
    To remove it definitively: drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash.

    Chromium 64bit version 80.0.3987.100 For Mac OSX 64 bit ONLY.
    Click the link below to download directly frombeast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/chromium/chromium-mac-OSX-64bit-ONLY-ver80.0.3987.100.dmg

    For other versions, portable, zip No Sync, No WebRTC, No Widevine and versions I have here.
    Download them from here: "Hibbiki"
    https://chromium.woolyss.com/
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    Comodo Dragon

    For Linux
    N/A

    For Windows
    Comodo Dragon 64 bit version 75.0.3770.100 For Windows 64 bit ONLY.
    Click the link below to download directly frombeast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/comodo/comodo-dragon-all-windows-64bit-ver75.0.3770.100.exe

    Comodo Dragon 32 bit version 76.0.3809.132 For Windows 32 and 64 bit.
    Click the link below to download directly frombeast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/comodo/comodo-dragon-all-windows-32bit-ver76.0.3809.132.exe

    For MAC OSX
    N/A

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    Edge "Chromium"
    I'm pretty impressed with Microsoft's new browser. It's about time the first company online hasn't had a good browser in over 20 years!
    And in only the second version they doubled the speed! And You can add any extension you normally use in any Chromium based browser.
    To add chrome extensions go just to the chrome store and search. Then just click "Add to Chrome". I tried about 30 of them all of them
    worked so far. Even extensions BLOCKED by Opera are working in the new Edge Chromium - "Canary" & "DEV".

    Now for all versions of Windows.
    Edge Chromium "Dev" 64 bit version 79.0.287.2 For Windows 64 bit.
    Click the link below to download directly frombeast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/chromium-edge/edge-chrome-dev-all-win-64bit-ver79.0.287.2.msi

    Edge Chromium "Canary" 64 bit version 78.0.261.0 For Windows 64 bit.
    Click the link below to download directly frombeast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/chromium-edge/edge-chrome-canary-all-win-64bit-ver78.0.261.0.exe

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    FireFox

    For Linux
    Firefox 64bit version 73.0.0 For Linux 64 bit ONLY.
    Click the link below to download directly frombeast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/firefox/firefox-linux-64bit-ver73.0.0.tar.bz2

    Firefox 32bit version 73.0.0 For Linux 32 or 64 bit.
    Click the link below to download directly frombeast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/firefox/firefox-linux-32bit-ver73.0.0.tar.bz2

    WARNING 32 & 64 bit for Windows WILL BOTH INSTALL UNDER (x86) If you're running 32 & 64 bit versions
    make sure to choose custom install. Then change Program Files (x86) to just "Program Files" for 64 bit.

    For Windows
    Firefox 64bit version 73.0.0 For Windows 64 bit ONLY.
    Click the link below to download directly frombeast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/firefox/firefox-all-windows-64bit-ver73.0.0.exe

    Firefox 32bit version 73.0.0 For Windows 32 or 64 bit.
    Click the link below to download directly frombeast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/firefox/firefox-all-windows-32bit-ver73.0.0.exe

    For MAC OSX
    (REMEMBER TO CHANGE YOUR SECURITY SETTINGS APPLE ONLY LETS YOU INSTALL FROM THE APPLE STORE)
    Firefox 64bit version 73.0.0 For MAC OSX ONLY.
    Click the link below to download directly frombeast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/firefox/firefox-mac-osx-ver73.0.0.dmg

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    Opera
    REMOVED FOR JUST BEING A REALLY CRAP BROWSER
    Opera in the latest version deletes all your FVD Speed Dials. And wants to replace it with it's
    default TRACKING/CLICK TRACKING speed dials!

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    Slimjet

    For Linux
    Slimjet 64bit version 24.0.8.0 For Linux 64 bit ONLY.
    Click the link below to download directly from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/slimjet/slimjet-linux-64bit-ver24.0.8.0.deb

    Slimjet 32bit version 24.0.8.0 For Linux 32 or 64 bit.
    Click the link below to download directly from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/slimjet/slimjet-linux-32bit-ver24.0.8.0.deb

    For Windows
    Slimjet 64bit version 24.0.8.0 For Windows 64 bit ONLY.
    Click the link below to download directly from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/slimjet/slimjet-win-7-8-10-64bit-ver24.0.8.0.exe

    Slimjet 32bit version 24.0.8.0 For Windows 32 or 64 bit.
    Click the link below to download directly from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/slimjet/slimjet-win-7-8-10-32bit-ver24.0.8.0.exe

    For Mac OSX
    Slimjet 64bit version 24.0.8.0 For MAC OSX 64 bit ONLY.
    Click the link below to download directly from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/slimjet/slimjet-mac-OSX-64bit-ver24.0.8.0.dmg

    For more browsers and more versions please visithttps://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/browsers.html
    As always any questions just ask!
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    This post was edited by beast-usa (Admin) at February 13, 2020 2:28 AM PST
      December 9, 2017 4:55 AM PST
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