Brave browser - amazingly fast

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    I casually stumbled upon a tweet on Brave Browser and the positive comments lead me to try it, since it claimed a 1/3rd of the page loading time of Chrome.

    And it is true, so far. It also has an embedded shield blocking 3rd party trackers, has the same interface as Chrome, and you can install the same plugins you used in Chrome and Firefox.


    I cannot tell anymore than that, tech-wise, but it is REALLY fast. Worth a try!


    I am eager your read the pro's opinion ( Splinter ?)

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    I knew about the Brave Browser but had never installed and or used it. It is Chromium based but it is far from running the resource hunger, Google Chrome. I was pleasantly surprised by it's ease of setup. It is currently being ran on my W10 Pro Insider Preview Evaluation copy, Build 18898, Hope MS does not kick it out at my next build install.


    Call it good or bad but the Brave browser does block ads, and a few more things. I am really getting to like this browser.

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    daniel , let us known your experience in a week or two.

    I have been using it all week and it is super fast, indeed!


    I have been able to install the same plugins I used with Chrome and the only reasons I realize it is not crome is because the software icon is a lion, the navigation arrows in the browser bar are triangles instead of arrows. And it goes super fast! I have also installed the iOs version, but I don't have it used enough as to be able to comment.


    So far, a nice surprise!

  • People do not like the founder of the company. He lasted two weeks when appointed as CEO of Mozilla in 2014, as a result of the public and internal disagreement. In general he takes a controversial stance on a number of topics.


    Also it is supported by a sketchy ad platform. I remember when he first announced the idea of the project in 2014-ish days. The ad-blocking idea was the main reason.


    I knew there was something, but still I needed google to remind me:

    Stop using Brave Browser
    Seriously.
    www.spacebar.news

    Covid comments get a tech C.E.O. in hot water, again. (Published 2020)
    Brendan Eich’s opposition to same-sex marriage cost him his job at Mozilla. Now his doubts about the pandemic are getting him in trouble at the start-up Brave.
    www.nytimes.com

  • To be honest, I don't care about his views very much, apart from saying that same sex marriage is a fact and I have no views on that subject one way or another.

    As for Covid, don't get me started. These are his opinions and as is the case today, you get shot down, no matter what your opinion is.

    None of this will stop me using Brave anyway.

  • None of this will stop me using Brave anyway.

    The "WOKE" generation would have believing the world is flat!!! As for as "Brendan Eich" opinion about "same sex marriage" if the shoe fits, then so be it!!! As for covid, I think by now anyone, with a brain, can figure out where that all started!!! Will this deter me from using "Brave" one word "NO", and until Brave does something, other than browsing, I will continue installing and using Brave.

    While on the subject of "Ads". and I know revenue is needed for the websites we visit, but to post a "adblocker warning message" , wanting to whitelist their site, is quite something else.

  • The Brave browsers premise of supporting advertisers is a scam, since instead it steals from the content producers choice of advertisers. It gives a choice to block ads, or replace ads of which Brave (and you) get a cut. If you really love the content provider, yes you can whitelist the site and see the ads. I hate ads as well, but I just do not visit sites with annoying ads, and I fund sites that have content I enjoy. I do not need a browser to pretend to solve my distaste of ads while really it is profiting from the opposite of the stated goals.


    Basically he is a nut-job who publicly believes it is ok to discriminate against some people who live in the State of California. The bigger software communities including the volunteers at Mozilla and other open-source projects reject him since they have known him for much longer. I have been at conferences in the 2010s when he was there, and heard the objections from the majority. That is all enough for me not to support his browser project. 

  • I'd suggest that the same philosophical issues are present when considering the use of products made by bad or immoral producers as exist when considering the output of bad or immoral artists. I read this book last year:

    Human Verification

    It doesn't set out to provide the reader with answers - in fact it provokes even more questions than the reader probably started with - but it may help the reader organise their thoughts about these issues.

  • Very useful observation, bebopalula . I read the book’s description and comments, and want to read it.


    Interesting that we have always grappled with separating artists from their art, while generally not turning the same critical eye on producers and their products.

  • Very useful observation, bebopalula . I read the book’s description and comments, and want to read it.


    Interesting that we have always grappled with separating artists from their art, while generally not turning the same critical eye on producers and their products.

    Rice , here is an interview with the author. Might save you some csh - the book is quite expensive.