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Which browser(s) do you use?

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by patheticcockroach, Jan 19, 2010.

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Which browser(s) do you use?

  1. Firefox stable

    47.7%
  2. Firefox nightly

    7.0%
  3. Opera

    11.7%
  4. Safari for Windows

    6.3%
  5. Safari for Mac OS

    1.6%
  6. MSIE 6

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. MSIE 7

    0.8%
  8. MSIE 8

    6.3%
  9. Google Chrome

    62.5%
  10. Lynx

    0.8%
  11. Netscape

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. K-Meleon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Konqueror

    0.8%
  14. Other (which one(s))

    6.3%
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  1. patheticcockroach

    patheticcockroach Member

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    Well, as the title says, which browsers do you use (more or less regularly)?
    I'm curious to see what everyone around here uses. Plus we're on a somewhat technical board so I suppose we shouldn't get too many IE (or at least not too many IE-only ;)), and likely lots of ppl with several browsers. Well, at least that's what I'm expecting :) Personally I use mostly Firefox, and closely as much Opera and Safari. Plus, when I really have to (but this is becoming rarer and rarer), MSIE 7.
     
  2. amdboy89

    amdboy89 More like I7 Boy 89

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    I started using Google Chrome when I got my netbook, and since I've been using Chrome on all of my coimputers!
    I have used IE, Firefox, and Safari. Wasn't at all a fan of Safari it was slower than the other 2 and IE always seems to go unresponsive. I haven't used Opera though
     
  3. patheticcockroach

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    Safari indeed provides average performance but it's the only browser I found capable of running Wixi properly. And it works great with megaupload too (much better than the other browsers). So I use it as a top-robust browser when going to difficult websites (mostly wixi and uploading on megaupload).
    Firefox got large speed improvements in 3.6, and although it's still beaten by Chrome in pure speed (by an always smaller margin though) it really performs well now. I'm not using Chrome because I think Google is close enough to internet's monopoly without everyone additionally using their browser.
    I use Opera mostly for Java web-based applications. I found out that Opera runs Java pretty smoothly, contrary to Firefox which generally doesn't like such plugins.
    As for MSIE 7, it's slow as hell but some few sites still force it on you.
     
  4. navi1995

    navi1995 I Likes Xbox 360

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    Safari, Its great and i love it!! Dont know how people find it slow and unresponsive and stuff? Works perfectly fine as a browser and it has a very clean looking interface which i love. Never been a fan of firefox.
     
  5. Mlong128ir

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    Firefox 3.6 final has been released today, go and get it the rest of you Firefox users.
     
  6. patheticcockroach

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    Wow... I'm quite curious to see what the Namoroka nightly autoupdater will propose me to download today then, as it doesn't propose me to get the stable, apparently.
     
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    Looks like I can't edit my previous post, so here's the update on my nightly behavior: it makes me download 3.6.1 nightlies :D
     
  8. Thinkharder

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    Firefox for 95% of my browsing. Chrome for when I'm in a rush to do something basic on the laptop.
     
  9. spampie

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    i uses firefox 3.6 here
    its the only browser i`ve used in ages
     
  10. patheticcockroach

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    You must be quite young or new to the internet since this was released just a few days ago :D
     
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    i mean firefox in genral
    im 20 lol
     
  12. Mlong128ir

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    I tried using Safari at work for the longest time (Mac dominated studio) and had so many problems with it. It'd crash, get slow, and have problems with some web pages. So I finally just installed Firefox and find it performs better and more stable on the Mac than Safari. If it weren't for my reliance on some of Firefox's handy extensions and themes I'd probably give Opera or Chrome a try though.
     
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    Opera , currently 10.1 . It's generally stable, quite fast when they're few tabs open and I like the layout and interface. Plus it's easy to keep the bookmarks when you reinstall Windows. Though, unlike patheticcockroach, I'm having problems with plug-ins in Opera... since about v6.0 when I started using it. ;)

    Google Chrome as a backup browser, though I rarely use it. IE is a last case scenario and I have an old version... never liked it much, really.
     
  14. patheticcockroach

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    My plugin browser is Firefox, I never used a single Opera plugin... So yeah, no problem with them, obviously :D
     
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    I used to surf with Safari, but switched to Firefox. Never used IE becouse it's complicated, slow and plain browser.
     
  16. patheticcockroach

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    IE, complicated? :confused: a lot of non-computer ppl believe internet = Internet Explorer, I don't think it would be the case if IE were complicated...
     
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    I meant that settings etc. are pretty confusing or its just me. :p
     
  18. patheticcockroach

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    Oh, yeah right I forgot about that part. There's indeed an awful UI for the "advanced" settings, I always have a terrible time finding what I want there. On the other side, at least there's a UI, unlike the about:config of Firefox :D
     
  19. Mike_tech

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    I use Firefox and Chrome: Firefox has a lot of plugins and Chrome is a very fast browser.
     
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    i've used a lot of browsers IE6,7,8;opera;chrome;Mozilla;safari and the one i liked the most was and it is firefox right now i'm using the latest minefield build.Firefox is fast but it starts a bit slow(i have lots of tabs open).
     

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