Google Chrome does a lot of tracking on where you "surf". I would suggest Slimjet or Brave browsers. They use the same kernel (think engine that the browser runs on and not the interface) as Chrome but without the tracking that Google does. I have been using both for over a year. Besides Windows, both run on Linux/Ubuntu too. Both are very fast and use less memory than IE, Firefox, or Chrome - which is an issue for older computers and the new thinner laptops that come with less RAM. Slimjet's headquarters is in Austin Texas. https://www.slimjet.com/ and
Thanks Sean & David for these posts.
David, I'm giving Brave a spin right now, great of you to post this info. I'll also be trying slimjet...... Brave sure did load easily & the import bookmark feature worked flawlessly, pretty impressive so far!
Do you have a preference as to which one you prefer?
Thanks Again & Best Regards,
PS LOL, 7 ads & trackers blocked for this site.... Man oh man, there must be huge money in selling data.
For this site, you’re usually going to find you have less hiccups on Google Chrome.
Most anything in the electronic/internet age is tracksble in some way. So you have to assume you’re tracked.
It’s revealed more all the time how sites and apps are tracking etc.
Slimjet uses less resources than Brave but both are good bot use less than IE or Edge or Chrome. Agree, one does get tracked but that may be from other types of companies like your service provider - for which there are ways around that if one wanted to. For work I have the cyber security folks reporting to me so this is something I am very familiar with. What is different is that neither Brave nor Slimjet track you as a corporation, Google does since it is basically a marketing company that can then sell advertising data.
I have been using Brave and Slimjet for over a year with this site... no problems. Remember they has the same engine as Chrome so where ever Chrome works, they are going to work as well.
They just don't place all the Google code in their browser... the engine doesn't have tracking or other "overhead" in it... it is open source but the "overhead" in these two browsers is much slimmer and more stream lined.
Thank you for the info David, I appreciate it greatly. Nothing intended with my comment Sean, just thought it funny! Have a good day, Jon
I will not use Chrome because Google spies on you and then, worse still, sells your information and causes you to get lots more popup ads. Not saying Microsoft Edge is perfect, but it's a lot faster that Internet Explorer, and works well with your weekly videos on UTube