• nicoag
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    It also attracts users. Using fad “tech” terminology makes them feel superior than the rest. They think “Oh I’m a tech expert because I use an AI toaster”.

    Another good example are “gaming” web browsers. Some people actually think they’re better (beyond the looks).

    This is a basic marketing strategy. It actually works (just for selling nonsense, of course).

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      Pretty much every web browser except Firefox is just Chromium with some extra crap slapped on it, they’re all functionally the same.

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        And Safari. But that’s hardware locked, so it’s not really better - it’s just not based on Chromium.

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          Safari is the best browser if you’re running Mac hardware on battery and care about power usage.

          It’s just in another League when it comes to optimisation

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          If you’re on Linux, gnome-web uses the same engine as safari. And it’s a mess

          Safari is the new ie6

          Edit: also blink (used by anything chromium) is based off WebKit (safari)

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            What exactly are “all the clones” I know opera gx, and Vivaldi are on this list, but what other ‘clones’ exist?