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To many Chromium / Chrome clone choices and all of these Chromium / Chrome clones have good and bad points.

All of them can be configured to work as good as the other by using their available add-ons / extensions.

However always a however.

The one advantage I find that Brave browser has over the rest is the native built in ad block and privacy extensions.

Having these native extensions built in to the browser seem to make Brave browser run better then the other browsers on my old Frankenstein boxes.

I'm not quite sure I understand all of the BAT stuff yet but that to also seems to offer Brave an edge over the other browsers.

There's a few things I still need to research about so as to understand what they do and how to configure them so at this point leaving them set to default.

Brave browser works well and so do the other browsers so yeah using each of them for awhile will tell which works the best for my use.

At this time Brave browser is in the lead.

There's not as many browsers as there are Linux distros but there sure is a hell of a lot of different ones to choose from.
 

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The one advantage I find that Brave browser has over the rest is the native built in ad block and privacy extensions.
I have been playing around with Brave a good part of today and I just found that out myself which is a big plus for me. To get the same Privacy and Ad blocking abilities I need 8 addons(maybe I over did it, since Firefox does come with some privacy features) with Firefox, I currently have only two extensions installed with Brave: Bitwarden and MultiLogin. I have also tested out sync for syncing bookmarks and settings across multiple devices which works as I would expect of a browser and is a requirement feature. I'm going to be using Brave as my main browser for a week or so so that I have so actual usage experience and will eventually decide if I'm going to make it my main browser or not.

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P.S This is posted is written from Brave :cool:
 
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Vivaldi has a built-in ad blocker that works quite well, IMO. But I don't know about other extensions... never looked or tried any. One downside of Vivaldi versus Brave is that it is proprietary, and Brave uses the MPL (Mozilla Public License). This isn't about usability, but about ideology. ;)

One downside, for me, about Brave is: I would choose to disable some of its prime "features"... Brave Rewards and BAT. It seems kind of odd or silly to choose a browser and then disable these important features. Yet, I suppose I'll give it another go. It's been a long while since I tried it, and at least it may be another decent alternative when needed.

I normally would choose plain vanilla Chromium as a 3rd choice. It uses a BSD license. But I haven't installed any 3rd browsers yet after reinstalling Linux some months ago.
 

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One downside, for me, about Brave is: I would choose to disable some of its prime "features"... Brave Rewards and BAT. It seems kind of odd or silly to choose a browser and then disable these important features.
That's the only downside I found of Brave but that can be disabled as in turned off but not fully as in that all the icons or settings of it disappear. However with the ad/tracking blocking and privacy features I can overlook that. I tried Vivaldi as well today, I just like it less and the ad and tracking blocking features didn't work as well as they do with Brave.
 

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To get the same Privacy and Ad blocking abilities I need 8 addons with Firefox, I currently have only two extensions installed with Brave: Bitwarden and MultiLogin.
Even OOTB the default Privacy and Ad blocking abilities of Brave browser are better not one ad yet.

I don't have any extentions installed with Brave browser and for my use I really don't see the need to it's great OOTB.

I have also tested out sync for syncing bookmarks and settings across multiple devices which works as I would expect of a browser and is a requirement feature.
I don't ever sync any device or browser anything to another device or browser.
If any problems exist on any device or browser when you sync to another the device or browser existing problems move right on over.

I'm going to be using Brave as my main browser for a week or so so that I have so actual usage experience and will eventually decide if I'm going to make it my main browser or not.

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P.S This is posted is written from Brave :cool:
I'm going to compare the browsers for awhile and get used to each one and learn about each ones features and advantages and disadvantages.

The cool thing about Brave browser is if I can get paid for Brave's ads and then take that money and send it to who I want to that would be cool.

I can actually see a useful and worthwhile benefit about BAT so I'm gonna have ta do some studying on them workings.
 

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I don't ever sync any device or browser anything to another device or browser.
If any problems exist on any device or browser when you sync to another the device or browser existing problems move right on over.
I find the most important part about the syncing across multiple devices that I can sync my bookmarks, I tend to add bookmarks more often than I change settings. I don't really want to have to manually export and import my bookmarks over all my devices each time I add or remove a bookmark.
 

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I gotcha.

I create a folder where I store all of website links to the sites (bookmarks) I may need somewhere down the road to have as backup and future use.

Yeah it's some extra work however I do it when I'm at work and work work is done that way I look busy when I'm at work.

What really boned me on syncing things is cell phones which I hate although are really convenient and handy when needed.

Anyway I've had problems after syncing cell phones and swore I'd never sync nothing else.

My own personal phobia. :rolleyes:
 

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not one ad yet
So, you don't see the "$100 Digital Ocean Credit" ad here on linux.org (upper right corner)? With Firefox (and addons), I eliminated both the clickable ad and also the text below it. With Brave and uBlock Origin, I was only able to remove the clickable ad so far. Maybe another extension is needed to also remove the text (Get a free VM to test out Linux!). This is minor, but just an example.


I find the most important part about the syncing across multiple devices that I can sync my bookmarks
I don't usually sync across devices (not to phones or tablets anyway), but it has become important to use Firefox Sync to restore my bookmarks and other settings (some, unfortunately not all) when I reinstall Linux, or install a new Linux. This is something I do fairly frequently. It used to be possible to just save the Firefox profile folder, but not anymore. :(
 
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So, you don't see the "$100 Digital Ocean Credit" ad here on linux.org (upper right corner)?
I've never noticed it until you mentioned it and thought it was just part of the normal Linux.org menu and never gave it a thought. OK 1 ad.

It doesn't really jump out at you and it does seem to blend in well with the background.
 
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So, you don't see the "$100 Digital Ocean Credit" ad here on linux.org (upper right corner)? With Firefox (and addons), I eliminated both the clickable ad and also the text below it. With Brave and uBlock Origin, I was only able to remove the clickable ad so far. Maybe another extension is needed to also remove the text (Get a free VM to test out Linux!). This is minor, but just an example.
For me it shows up with any browser I use: Firefox(with uBlock Origin) and Chromium(with uBlock Origin) and with Brave as well, with Brave I was able to select the element and just block it. So it doesn't show up anymore, when I try to do it with Chromium and uBlock I can do it only with the top part($100 Digital Ocean Credit), when I try to do it with the bottom part(Get a free VM to test out Linux!) It select the whole right column of the page and then "Latest Posts", "Forum Statistics", "Latests Profile posts" and "Share this page" get blocked as well.
 
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with Brave I was able to select the element and just block it. So it doesn't show up anymore,
Ok installed Ublock Origin and several trys a done deal gone from Brave.

when I try to do it with Chromium and uBlock I can do it only with the top part($100 Digital Ocean Credit), when I try to do it with the bottom part(Get a free VM to test out Linux!) It select the whole right column of the page and then "Latest Posts", "Forum Statistics", "Latests Profile posts" and "Share this page" get blocked as well.
Yep the same thing here.

I also realized that if you bookmark your Linux.org site on the "Whats New" I don't see no ad until I move to another section.


 

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I'm getting the idea it's not a normal add, that it's somehow embedded into linux.org main forum page.
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<div class="p-body-sidebar">
<div align="center">
<a target="_blank" href="https://m.do.co/c/10b82948a627"><b>$100 Digital Ocean Credit</b></a>
<br />
Get a free VM to test out Linux!
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</div>
Normal ads get loaded from an external source such as advertising network or something like that, this one seems embedded like I thought it was. That also explains why the normal ad blockers are not able to block it but the only way you can block it out is by blocking the web element.
 
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That looks like what I saw in the Ublock Origin "inspect the element mode" box.

That would explain why ya can't fully remove it.

I'm going to take a break. o_O
 

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That would explain why ya can't fully remove it.
But you can... this is my Firefox. Unfortunately, it's been so long ago, that I don't remember how I did it, but it was almost certainly either with uBlock Origin or with AdBlock Plus. I was not able to do this completely with uBlock Origin and Brave, at least not yet. Maybe it was ABP.

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Normal ads get loaded from an external source such as advertising network or something like that
<a target="_blank" href="https://m.do.co/c/10b82948a627"><b>$100 Digital Ocean Credit</b></a>
That's an external source (Digital Ocean). I don't know about "normal"... I just know I block all that I can. Some people tolerate advertising better than me. I understand pros and cons about benefits, but we have these tools so that we have choices. And I love choices. ;)
 

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That's an external source (Digital Ocean). I don't know about "normal"
Let me rephrase(English is not my first language so I don't phrase things correctly sometimes), not external source but from an advertising network. Because it's the same ad every time, if it were loaded from an advertising network it would be a random ad every time or at least more variation in ads that were displayed and not the same one every single time you load the page.
 
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But you can... this is my Firefox. Unfortunately, it's been so long ago, that I don't remember how I did it, but it was almost certainly either with uBlock Origin or with AdBlock Plus. I was not able to do this completely with uBlock Origin and Brave, at least not yet. Maybe it was ABP.

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I may try ABP tomorrow and see what that may offer.
I'm tired and can't see straight been up to many hours.

... I just know I block all that I can. Some people tolerate advertising better than me. I understand pros and cons about benefits, but we have these tools so that we have choices. And I love choices. ;)
Ads are necessary to defray costs of websites although like you I hate ads.

I block ads although do unblock ads and allow them to run every now and then because a little here and there adds up and helps defray costs.
 

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Let me rephrase(English is not my first language so I don't phrase things correctly sometimes)
You are an awesome English speaker! :cool::)

I think you do better than me, and English is my native tongue, and practically my only language. I know bits and pieces of a few languages, but I'm not even close to fluent.
 
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