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Poll: Internet Browsers: (29 member(s) have cast votes)

Which one do you use?

  1. IE (7 votes [16.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.28%

  2. Firefox (24 votes [55.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 55.81%

  3. Opera (8 votes [18.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.60%

  4. Safari (3 votes [6.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.98%

  5. Avant (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Chrome (1 votes [2.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.33%

  7. Other (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 patbox

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 07:41 PM

Which one would you recommend? I did my little test and Opera seems the fastest, Firefox the coolest, and IE the most reliable.

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You can also pick two ore more internet browsers if you use more than one. I use Opera, Firefox and IE for example.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 12:50 AM

As our world develops more on technology, we need to be more secure on the web. But with that, we want our time on the web to be fun and enjoyable. So I approach you with this simple question, which is your favorite/or best browser? Why is it?

Mine is simply Firefox. The simplicity of it, the customization, and the overall security of it, just brings peace into my mind.

Edited by Swordie, 01 March 2009 - 12:51 AM.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 03:19 AM

Firefox exclusively :thumbsup:
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:56 AM

I use 3 at the same time. Each type of browser is better for something else.:
- Opera is sort of the fastest browser for me
- Firefox got some add-ons that I use frequently
- The new IE interface is quite good and it is pretty reliable

On the other hand, I did not like Safari, Chrome, and Avant.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 10:44 AM

Just Firefox for me, I've used quite a few different browsers for a couple of weeks at a time.

I actually started to get fed up of IE about 2 years ago and started testing different browsers those were Firefox and Safari, I found Safari to be a bit faster but liked Firefox better for it's Add-Ons and Plug-Ins etc So I kept that for a while then Chrome came out about 6 months ago and I tested that but it kept causing me problems it always kept crashing on websites for me but I'd got used to Firefox and the add-ons so it didn't change my mind, If Chrome had add-ons like Firefox and didn't crash on websites originally then I would have kept it for certain because the speed and execution of Javascript was really good.

I then tried Opera but just couldn't get used to it for some reason, I'm just so attached to Firefox now, but certainly in my opinion Google's Chrome Browser does come a very close second to Firefox just a few improvements (Have there been any made?) and I'd probably use that as well as Firefox.

So you can probably tell from that I would recommend Firefox over the others but wouldn't be disappointed at all if I had to use Chrome.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:06 AM

@All: Which Firefox Add-On would you recommend?

I use iMacros (automatic execution of predefined macros), Compact Menu (to get rid of Menu Bar - it gives me more space), ScreenGrab (to take a screen-shot), and I also got Java Quick Starter (not sure if this is very useful). As for the Themes, I use the Smote 3.0 theme.
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:09 AM

IE6 for safe sites like this one, patched with spybot

Firefox with noscript for everything else and the new siteadvisor is fixing to get flushed

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 02:02 PM

Depends on what you do as to what add ons you get. For what I do here I use the BBCodeXtra and Clippings add ons, and QuickNote. I'm a girl....I use the Pimpzilla theme. Pretty diamonds and gold and bling dontcha know. :thumbsup: :flowers:
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 02:19 PM

I've used all of them except Opera. I reviewed their ACID test, and their new beta is a 100/100. Safari is a 100/100, and Firefox is a 95/100.
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 02:26 PM

Yes, download Opera.. and test it for few hours... i wanna see what you think.
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 02:33 PM

Always up for some trying out. Are there add-ons for Opera? There's nothing like a browser that matches you ^^
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 02:40 PM

I must say, Opera is pretty speedy. I can load a page probably 30-60% faster than Firefox.

Safari is starting to tick me off. I get these random errors on BC forums now. Something about not being able to load it. But Luckily, I have a Safari Theme on Firefox. I only wanted Safari for it's looks.

Edited by Swordie, 01 March 2009 - 02:49 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 04:10 PM

Can't stand IE. I have Firefox and Opera, but I find myself generally using Firefox

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 04:22 PM

Yes that is exactly my point, Opera is quite fast. It seems that what Opera does is to give you large part of the page almost instantly while still loading the rest. This way you can start working with the page almost immediately while the rest continues to load.

I use OPERA when I feel like going for a fast drive. But else I would use firefox, because it is customized to my image. I am not sure if there are add on for OPERA, I never really searched for it. Please let me know if you find some. The standard OPERA interface is not very nice.

Safari is just so annoying. I tried to bear with it for a while, but got annoyed. After installing Safari I found out, that I got a new process running on start up (Apple Automatic Update - or something like that). I do not like to have to many processes running in the background, so that is another minus for Safari.
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 04:32 PM

@All: Which Firefox Add-On would you recommend?


I wouldn't know what to recommend I just use the Add-Ons and Plug-Ins I like, Here's the significant Add-Ons I use

Adblock Plus 1.0.1
British English Dictionary - For my spelling mistakes :thumbsup:
Cooliris - Shows a Preview of an Image as well as showing all images in Google a bit like a big slide show
Yahoo Mail Notifier

Plug-Ins I use are basically stuff like Adobe, Flash, Java and WMP Plug-In

As for theme I use Aquatint Black Gloss 3.0.2

Guess that's more than enough Info :flowers:

Edited by woodyblade, 01 March 2009 - 04:33 PM.





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