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    New Interesting Browser!
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    New Interesting Browser!
    There is a new, free, Web browser for the Macintosh, and this browser is really interesting.

    Why? Well in addition to a BUNCH of really great features, such as ad blocking, download acceleration, anti-tracking, protection from malicious Web sites, etc....

    this browser has a built-in (free) VPN (a rare feature), and it's the only browser currently that automatically checks your downloads for malware!!!

    UR Browser (free)
    UR | Secure & Fast Web Browser. Optimized For Privacy. European.

    The UR Browser is based on Chromium, and it's already 64-bit. I've been testing it, and so far it's FAST and has good compatibility with various Web sites.
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    Opera, also based on Chromium, provided a free VPN when it was released a while back. Looks like there are a lot of "new" browsers coming out based on Chromium with a little bit of extra sauce laid on top.
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    This guy doesn't have much good to say about this browser
    Peerlyst

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    Talking of Browsers, anyone tried the Edge browser, currently a development version from Microsoft Edge Insider Channels ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjhutch View Post
    Talking of Browsers, anyone tried the Edge browser, currently a development version from Microsoft Edge Insider Channels ?
    And this is ANOTHER one based on Chromium. No I haven't tried it, then again I don't even use Safari on my Mac, just Chrome.
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    Using the download button, one gets a file called "setupReleases" in beta format. Is that at Randy?
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    Yes. Downloaded it earlier this morning.

    BTW Just noticed it was you Harry. Happy Belated birthday.
    “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”
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    Thanks Slk but I have had trhat many they don't count anymore.

    I have decided to stay at 75 for the rest of my years lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by krs View Post
    This guy doesn't have much good to say about this browser
    Peerlyst
    Good find!

    But note that that post is a year old, that UR promised to fix everything complained of, and that even as we speak UR for the Mac is still in Beta.

    Even not taking into account the extra special features, so far I've found UR to be very fast, well thought out, and compatible with every Web site I've visited so far. It might be my favorite browser even if the VPN and malware scanner aren't very good. More testing and time will tell.
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    Some folks are having problems downloading and/or getting the UR browser to launch. Some of these folks are download the Windows version instead of the Macintosh version. Those folks should try this URL for the download:

    UR | Secure & Fast Web Browser. Optimized For Privacy. European.

    And, if you can't find the UR browser after you have downloaded it, it installs in your "user" Applications folder, not your universal Applications folder.

    [hard drive icon] --> Users --> [you use name] --> Applications
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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    Thanks Slk but I have had trhat many they don't count anymore.

    I have decided to stay at 75 for the rest of my years lol!
    Hey Harry, why don't you stay at 75 till I catch up. We could have one heck of a party.
    “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”
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    You be too slow Sly, too slow!
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    I installed the UR browser on my 27" i7 iMac running High Sierra. It seems to work fine. Only thing I noticed, I ran a few browser benchmarks on UR and Safari and on a few Safari was quite a bit faster. Otherwise with the little I have been able to use it, it seems ok. Will mess with it more down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    You be too slow Sly, too slow!
    I'm afraid you're right my friend. Hope you enjoyed the day.
    “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”
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    I surely did bro!

    All the widows/gay divorcees in my retirement complex visited with chocolates, shortbread, books etc.
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