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Internet Browser Updates

  • Updated September 24 2020 11:40 AM PST.

    Added new browsers Brave, MS Edge Chromium.
    Chromium 64 bit (NOT GOOGLE CHROME) for Linux is STILL 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!

    Please remember all the downloads get updated the day they come out on https://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.com BaseMark Web 3.0 Benchmarks September 24 2020 Higher numbers are better!
    MS Edge Chromium based for Windows 10 slaughters all the other browsers.
    browser benchmarks

    HTML5 Ratings - September 24 2020
    #1 Microsoft New Edge "Chromium" HTML5 rating 535 out of 555
    #2 Brave & Chromium NOT GOOGLE CHROME HTML5 rating 528 out of 555
    #3 Firefox HTML5 rating 514 out of 555
    #4 Slimjet HTML5 rating 473 out of 555
    #5 Safari 8.0 on OSX Yosemite HTML5 396 out of 555
    #6 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 or Linux Mint 17.3 (Use Ubuntu 16.04), Linux Mint 19.3 (Use Ubuntu 18.04) here are some instructions that do work. :)

    Open a Terminal window
    1. Open a terminal window. (Terminator Terminal my favorite and can be added in any of the software centers.)
    2. Type or copy and paste this hit enter: sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl
    3. Type or copy and paste all of this hit enter: curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-release.gpg add -
    4. Type or copy and paste all of this hit enter: echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list
    5. Type or copy and paste this hit enter: sudo apt update (most likely you will get an error)
    If you don't get an error go to 6.
    6. Type or copy and paste this hit enter: sudo apt install brave-keyring brave-browser

    Now Brave should be installed and working in Ubuntu/Xubuntu 16.04, 18.04, 20.04 or Mint 19.3 !

    For Windows just download and install.
    OFFLINE INSTALLERS:
    Brave 64bit version 1.14.84 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 from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/brave/brave-all-win-64bit-program-files-ver1.14.84.exe

    Brave 32bit version 1.14.84 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 from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/brave/brave-all-win-32bit-program-files-ver1.14.84.exe

    Brave 64bit version 1.14.84 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 from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/brave/brave-all-win-64bit-app-data-ver1.14.84.exe

    Brave 64bit version 1.14.84 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 from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/brave/brave-all-win-32bit-app-data-ver1.14.84.exe

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

    For Mac OSX
    Brave 64bit version 1.14.84 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 from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/brave/brave-64bit-ver1.14.84.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 Target C:\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 85.0.4183.121 For Windows 64 bit ONLY. Fastest Browser in Windows 10.
    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 from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/chromium/chromium-win-7-8-8.1-10-64bit-ver85.0.4183.121.exe

    Chromium 32bit version 85.0.4183.121 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 from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/chromium/chromium-win-7-8-8.1-10-32bit-ver85.0.4183.121.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 85.0.4183.102 For Mac OSX 64 bit ONLY.
    Click the link below to download directly from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/chromium/chromium-mac-OSX-64bit-ONLY-ver85.0.4183.102.dmg

    For other versions, portable, zip No Sync, No WebRTC, No Widevine and versions I have here.
    Download them from here: "Marmaduke or Hibbiki" Green is the stable release - Blue is the beta release, beta is normally faster but missing features.
    https://chromium.woolyss.com/
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    Comodo Dragon

    For Linux
    N/A

    For Windows
    Comodo Dragon 64 bit version 80.0.3987.87 For Windows 64 bit ONLY.
    Click the link below to download directly from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/comodo/comodo-dragon-all-windows-64bit-ver80.0.3987.87.exe

    Comodo Dragon 32 bit version 76.0.3809.132 For Windows 32 and 64 bit.
    Click the link below to download directly from beast-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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    New Microsoft Edge "Chromium based"
    Microsoft's new browser is fast all your favorite addons work. It's about time the company with the very first internet browser hasn't had a good browser in over 25 years!
    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"
    You will need to allow addons from other stores. You can get the extensions here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions
    How to add other addons:
    New MS Edge Chromium Based

    All versions of Windows.
    MS Edge (Chromium Based) 64bit ver 85.0.564.63 for Windows 10 is the fastest browser.
    You can either download and install for Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 or in Windows 10 you can get it in Windows updates.
    Well if the updates finish and don't roll back, break your system installing the wrong DEVICE DRIVERS!
    You can download MS Edge Chromium here:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge

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    FireFox

    For Linux
    Firefox 64bit version 81.0.0 For Linux 64 bit ONLY.
    Click the link below to download directly from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/firefox/firefox-linux-64bit-ver81.0.0.tar.bz2

    Firefox 32bit version 81.0.0 For Linux 32 or 64 bit.
    Click the link below to download directly from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/firefox/firefox-linux-32bit-ver81.0.0.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 81.0.0 For Windows 64 bit ONLY.
    Click the link below to download directly from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/firefox/firefox-all-windows-64bit-ver81.0.0.exe

    Firefox 32bit version 81.0.0 For Windows 32 or 64 bit.
    Click the link below to download directly from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/firefox/firefox-all-windows-32bit-ver81.0.0.exe

    For MAC OSX
    (REMEMBER TO CHANGE YOUR SECURITY SETTINGS APPLE ONLY LETS YOU INSTALL FROM THE APPLE STORE)
    Firefox 64bit version 81.0.0 For MAC OSX ONLY.
    Click the link below to download directly from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/firefox/firefox-mac-osx-ver81.0.0.dmg

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    Slimjet

    For Linux
    Slimjet 64bit version 27.0.7.0 For Linux 64 bit ONLY. (This version has video problems in Linux ONLY)
    Click the link below to download directly from beast-usa.com
    https://beast-usa.com/downloads/browsers/slimjet/slimjet-linux-64bit-ver27.0.7.0.deb

    Slimjet 32bit version 27.0.7.0 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-ver27.0.7.0.deb

    For Windows
    Slimjet 64bit version 27.0.7.0 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-ver27.0.7.0.exe

    Slimjet 32bit version 27.0.7.0 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-ver27.0.7.0.exe

    For Mac OSX
    Slimjet 64bit version 27.0.7.0 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-ver27.0.7.0.dmg

    For more browsers and more versions please visit https://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 September 25, 2020 12:37 AM PDT
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