Preferably on Windows and Linux. I have Brave, and Tor already, would you reccomend Chromium?

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      what he is saying. To quote the user MiscreantMuse:

      "For anyone who isn’t aware, Brave Browser is run by a terrible person .

      It is also funded by Peter Thiel, the billionaire ‘conservative nationalist’ financing Facebook, Palantir Technologies, and the most egregious fascists in the Republican Party."

      source

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          Give them Firefox with uBlock Origin.

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          I would recommend Firefox with uBlock Origin as add-on. If they use Linux (probably not but, maybe there are some) install them LibreWolf. It is a FOSS fork of Firefox and comes nativity with uBlock Origin.

          Edit: added links to comment.

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            LibreWolf wouldn’t be recommendable to a non tech person doe to its changes to the browser to make it more privacy friendly. It breaks a lot of sites that the common folk uses day to day. My advise would be Firefox with uBlock as pointed out.

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              yea you could be right. And specially in the regards of elderly or not that technicaly people Firefox with uBlock origins should be a good tradeoff between security and usability

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        Aside from all this, Brave isn’t a bad browser, it has adblock in it, a torrent client.
        The only bad feature it has (from privacy POV) is Brave Rewards.
        From what I know there is browser forked from brave called Dissenter which doesn’t have rewards and also has website rating system, where you can leave or check feedback about websites.

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    You don’t state why you’re looking for an alternative. What are you trying to remedy by avoiding using Firefox?

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    librewolf - its good but needs modifications to use as daily browser

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    Pale Moon, IceCat, Basilisk, SeaMonkey, and Waterfox are a few that I can name.

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      Pale Moon, Seamonkey are pretty cool because at this point they’re just their own thing. Pale moon especially is really cool but it struggles with lemmy and hexbear.

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    Use multiple browsers… Chromium for google services if you must, Tor for everything anonymous that does not require captcha, IceCat for any additional resource intensive tasks like video calls, and for the rest use free browser like Epiphany, Midori or Falkon.

    But as you asked for Windows there is not many open source browsers so you have to blindly trust anyone like Edge, Opera, Chrome, Vivaldi, other chromium forks… If you choose to use these proprietary browsers you might want to use something overseas (in example if you are American use Yandex browser) instead local ones so the data they gather is less likely used against you, however it might be sold as less anonymized depending on origin, who knows. Also if you use a proprietary browser I would not do anything deeply personal or political or even visit forums like Lemmy.

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    GNU icecat (based on Firefox ESR)

    Some people say the latest version is outdated and very old. Thats not true, in Parabola GNU/Linux-libre i have icecat-78.7.0-1

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        It is a Firefox-based Fork with some security fixes like disabled-telemetry etc

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    Is Servo ready for prime time yet?

    Mozilla is still involved in it, along with Samsung, so whether you see it as an alternative depends on whether you dislike the browser itself or the organization.

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      It’s usable, but not secure enough, so don’t use it for banking.

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      any options to sync history between devices somehow? I know there is XBrowserSync, but I don’t think it can sync history, only bookmarks

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        You are right, xBrowserSync syncs only bookmarks. At least for now.

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    So any windows good alternatives? Thanks

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      like on a Linux I would recommend Firefox with uBlock Origin as add-on. This is also acsessable on Windows. I had this setup for many years before going full Linux.