FreeBSD support upgrade from Opera 12
Tcll last edited by
As Micro$**t has been increasing their grubby grip over linux, especially Ubuntu, I've been forced too look into more secure alternatives, and there seems to be nothing more secure than FreeBSD
I was surprised to find that Opera was actually in the ports, but was then disappointed to find it was only Opera 12...
not sure how secure that is to use in these days, lack of support aside
but I'd like to see a return to this platform, because there's no other browser more secure than Opera
unless I'm wrong in my ignorance and there is actually an open source alternative that actually compares.
that said though, I don't have a FreeBSD installation on any of my x64 machines
I have 9 working x86 machines total, and only 3 x64 machines
but I intend to install FreeBSD on all of them
if there's a relatively recent x86 release for FreeBSD, please tell me
it's a real shame the devs stopped supporting x86, let alone FreeBSD
but I hope there's at least something better than what's in the ports
Tcll last edited by
@burnout426 that doesn't even come close to comparison though
closer would be ungoogled-chromium, but not even that has an engine-level ad-blocker
I'm not interested in the fake VPN that should be called a web proxy
I'm interested in the security, performance, and efficiency (low memory use) opera has over all chromium-based browsers
even over most if not all firefox-based browsers
that's why I was asking for something that could compare
I should probably note my x86 systems only have up to 2GB of RAM
so yeah I can't really even run Firefox on them by much
burnout426 last edited by
For now, could you do something like https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/setting-up-a-debian-linux-jail-on-freebsd.68434/ to enable Linux binary compatibility to run Opera (with a Debian Jail if needed)? Or, do you want to avoid that for the same reason you want to use FreeBSD over Linux?
Tcll last edited by Tcll
Or, do you want to avoid that for the same reason you want to use FreeBSD over Linux?
honestly the reason I installed FreeBSD was because of the whole illusion Microsoft is putting foreward on linux, and because I was recommended it over x86 Arch distros like Void for it's security
which after installing it compared to Void on the machine I'm typing this message from,
yeah I can back up that it's efforts in security slightly out-match that of Arch (without systemd), but that Arch still has a much higher level of security compared to Ubuntu-based distros
being able to use linux-based workarounds in FreeBSD for me isn't an issue as long as I don't have to sacrifice much (if any) of it's security.
I don't hate Linux, I just hate bad practice and lack of care
basically, I don't mind using Arch as long as their focus puts security before usability while still maintaining both