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What Web Browser do you use and why (poll)


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Poll: What Web Browser do you use and why (poll) (59 member(s) have cast votes)

What Web Browser do you use and why (poll)

  1. Opera (4 votes [6.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.78%

  2. Mozilla Firefox (27 votes [45.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 45.76%

  3. Safari (1 votes [1.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.69%

  4. Internet Explorer (9 votes [15.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.25%

  5. Google Chrome (14 votes [23.73%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.73%

  6. Netscape (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Voted Other (4 votes [6.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.78%

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#1 David Ashcroft

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:20 AM

Hi everyone, i am sure a poll like this has been made in the past. However i need to get an up to date idea of what web browsers people use and why for an assignment i am doing.

It would be great if you could also write why you prefer and use the web browser you use compared to other browsers as this will help me with my assignment.

Thanks in advance!

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:24 AM

Google Chrome

Because of the speed.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:32 AM

i voted but im a bit drunk

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 08:32 AM

Google chrome by far is my favorite on machines that cannot handle the new firefox. But chrome I find is soo much simpler and easier to use than firefox.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:00 PM

Please revise this poll. I use FOUR browsers.

Internet Explorer - because it seems complete enough, is fast enough, and the Favorite Places system is very good, and the Norton Toolbar works in it.

Firefox - because the Norton Toolbar works in it, and selecting and managing plugins and extensions is easy. Generally it is fast enough.

Pale Moon - because it is easier on computer system resources than IE and Ffx. It seems much like Ffx, but does not work with Norton Toolbar.

Chrome - (I do not use it as often as the other three) - A little faster than IE, Ffx, PlMn, easier on resources than IE, Ffx, PlMn, and plays Youtube Videos and opens PDF files within while not requiring installing any add-ons.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:10 PM

I use IE6 with MyIE2 in front (I use MyIE2 for my surfing (It uses the IE6 engine))

I use it because i value my privacy preobably more than anyone here....

I dont trust ANY NEW SOFTWARE,especially from MICROSOFT.. They have become quite intrusive into peoples lives and no one can say 100% thier newer stuff IS NOT SPYING ON PEOPLE!!

Besides i think IE6 is the last GOOD looking version of IE (Even though i hardily ever use IE directly)

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 04:51 AM

IE6 is not recommended. It is obsolete and insecure. Many sites including Youtube will not work with it anymore.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:46 AM

Yeah I most likely can speak for everyone on BC with this one, We really don't recommend the use of old and outdated software Especially browsers, Its more about security than usability, IE6 has some major flaws in security and is easily exploited. Also many sites including all google services are/already do not support and will not work on IE6 or even IE7.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 11:02 AM

iam using firefox 7.0.1, in my view firefox is very secured and also lot of plugins makes things very easy.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 12:13 AM

IE6 is not recommended. It is obsolete and insecure. Many sites including Youtube will not work with it anymore.

You tube works fine for me :)

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:34 AM

That's not the point. It's just an example. The point is you have to ditch IE6 or you'll catch something that you won't be able to get rid of. Stubbornness is not a virtue.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:17 PM

Right now the browser favorite flavor of the week is Firefox 8.0, and I like it so much that I will stick with it for more than a week. Last week it was IE9. The week before that it was Opera.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:55 PM

I use Firefox 7.0.1 (at the moment, 8 is a click away) for the add-ons! I finally got an add-on to make the add-ons compatible! LOL How 'bout that. :crazy:

If anyone can point me to a browser that has an add-on like the malware search add-on for Firefox I'd be more then willing to try it. That add-on is a must for me at this time.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:04 AM

Google Chrome for speed and less hassles

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:17 AM

Google Chrome for speed and less hassles


I had that for a while, but it kept freezing my computer. So I had to show it the door. It was nice while it was working properly.
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