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Discussion in 'Software' started by Theprof, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I know we've had this discussion in the past... We even had polls I believe. But with all the browsers coming out with new features and competing against one another today, what browser has won you over?

    I know for me I've always been a FireFox guy, but for the last few months I've been using Chrome because I find it's just faster. I know FF has richer add-on community, etc.. but I don't use many add-ons and I can sacrifice the add-ons for the speed of Chrome. Reading more recent articles, looks like Chrome will be incorporating a lot more add-ons and will benefit you even more if you use GMail services.

    Other browsers I've looked at were Opera, and IE 9. Don't like Safari at all or IE 8.
     
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  2. RandyFears

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    I went a bit mad the last time i installed IE and chose just about every browser on the options to see what they were like. In the end i just stuck with my trusty firefox. I know the add-ons i am using and don't really feel i am missing out on not using any other browser :biggrin
     
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  3. zebulebu

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    None of them do everything I want - which is f***ing annoying as I have to keep flippoing between them. Day to day I use Chrome more than FF now, but there are still a lot of sites that Chrome doesn't deal with properly, and Logmein doesn't work well at all under Chrome, which means it's impossible for me to ditch FF completely. I despise the instability and resource-hungriness of FF - it's been three years now since I last used a completely reliable Firefox build, and leaving it running for more than 24 hours always results in a crash. IE is just a pile of pants - it looks crap, and every new incarnation changes something about it that I used to like, seemingly just to try and play catch-up with another browser.

    Then again, i am a miserable fecker :)
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    Tried a ferw browsers myself and always find myself going back to IE (8 or 9 depending on machine) and Firefox.

    -ken
     
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  5. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    One thing I forgot to mention is that I find it really annoying how chrome handles book marks. In the end I end up with the iGoogle website as my default home page and all my bookmarks are synchronized there. It's a good thing a way I guess, because at any pc I would have access to the bookmarks, but annoying to access...
     
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  6. UKDarkstar
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    I'm an IE guy :ohmy:p:biggrin
     
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  7. LukeP

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    I use Firefox at home and IE 8 at work.

    Due to web dev work I do on the side I have Safari, Chrome, IE 7,8,9, Opera and Firefox installed. Some web apps work only in IE (Microsoft Content Management Server for example). But mostly the 2 stated above.

    edit: And in case anyone is wondering, no I don't test anything I write under IE 6:D
     
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  8. Simonvm

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    I use Firefox, together with Adblock Plus, NoScript, HTTPsEverywhere and Firefox Sync.
    For websites that work best with IE I also use IEtab :)

    When something doesn't work right I also use Chrome...
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    I just use IE. I don't have anything against the other browsers... IE simply does everything I need a browser to do. And it really doesn't cause me any problems.
     
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  10. gosh1976

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    I have used firefox for years and at this point it's probably mainly just because it is what I am used to using. I tried out chrome and I've used safari but never for very long. The only two I use on a regular basis are 90% firefox and probably around 10% IE. I don't have any problems with IE these days, I just like firefox better.
     
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  11. nugget
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    I use mainly IE8. Sometimes I need to use Firefox but like Zeb pointed out it seems to be going the way of bloatware. I also use Iron browser (based on the Chrome source code but with all the google spying code taken out) and sometimes XBBrowser.
     
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  12. dmarsh

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    I use Firefox 99% of the time. I find that yes it has a bit of bloat but then so does IE.

    I think Opera is still fastest but don't really like it.

    When I get sick of Firefox I use Chromium, Chrome but without the spyware.

    Also have IE 9 beta, although don't like that either.

    No point in Safari as its just another WebKit browser like Chrome/Chromium.

    Firefox has the best plugins which I like and tends to be more standards compliant.

    I also tried a lot of download accelerators, DNA, Internet Download Manager, FlashGet, etc, seems funny how bad the standard download support is in these browsers.

    Oh and of course good old wget.
     
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  13. michael78

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    Chrome for me as I like the look of it and it has all the extensions I need (gmail and hotmail and xmarks) and an automatic spell checker which I like. I'm personally not bothered about speed as all browsers are about the same in my eyes. The only thing I would like to see with Chrome is to have permanently bookmark tab. I know you can sticky a tab with bookmarks on but it doesn't stop it from getting changed to a webpage (if that makes sense). Also use IE 8 when sites don't work with Chrome.
     
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    Spyware?
     
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    Xmarks is about to be retired coming january. :(
    I switched to FF sync a while back.
     
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  16. nugget
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    quoted from here

     
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    Interesting... did not know that.
     
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  18. steve_p1981

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    i like fire fox but don't like the file down load set up. I'm not a fan of all these add on's. i like the security ones but not search engine ones or the google one that if you hover over any word you get a description of how many search results that word has - pointless.
     
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    From what I gather they are going to be taken over but not sure if this is with a paid service or if it will continue to be free.
     
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  20. michael78

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    Didn't know that but to be honest it doesn't really bother me too much of what is on that list.
     
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