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Browser wars: Pick your top browser


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Poll: In terms of overall quality, security, and reliability, which browser is best? (228 member(s) have cast votes)

In terms of overall quality, security, and reliability, which browser is best?

  1. Opera (17 votes [7.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.46%

  2. Firefox (141 votes [61.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 61.84%

  3. Avant (4 votes [1.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.75%

  4. Internet Explorer (35 votes [15.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.35%

  5. Netscape (13 votes [5.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.70%

  6. Maxathon (1 votes [0.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.44%

  7. Slim Browser (1 votes [0.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.44%

  8. Mozilla (14 votes [6.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.14%

  9. Net Captor (2 votes [0.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.88%

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#1 rdf8585

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 03:52 PM

Pick your top browser ... discussion encouraged!

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#2 phawgg

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 03:58 PM

From me, in a single word, 'cause I've posted so many of them elsewhere on our site: FIREFOX. I will recommend this, and installing Java Runtime Environment (latest), for the foreseeable future to everyone to have along side of IE. It is worth it to let IE idle at times. (most of the time IMHO)
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Posted 15 November 2004 - 04:11 PM

This article notes a couple reasons why I use Firefox near exclusively.

Browsers: Choice Is Yours

And a little "googling" around will show why Firefox is picking up steam every day.
The only easy day was yesterday.

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 04:25 PM

Firefox is good,it is very good,but there are still a few things to be sorted out.Therefore i will stay with IE for the moment.
That's my three penny worth,for what it is worth.
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Posted 15 November 2004 - 05:40 PM

I also picked Firefox, though I use IE for some sites. If only I could understand why a single FF or IE window takes up 40+ MB ram.

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 10:53 PM

I have been using Mozilla for almost two years, both for the browser and for the Email POP client. After the first week, I made it my default browser. That is a decision I never regretted---each day with no pop-ups confirmed my choice.
Both Mozilla and the new FF are faster and safer then IE. And for those web pages that refuse to comply with published web standards, I send them a note and just don't use them.
That was my first experience with open source, and soon I found OpenOffice.org. and then a wealth of other, very good, non-Microsoft products. All it takes is a willingness to experiment and try new things.
Quite frankly, with all the security problems inherent in IE, and MS's refusal to support the same old version's security for all by XP users, I think anyone would be foolish NOT to at least give Mozilla or FF a serious try.
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Posted 15 November 2004 - 11:28 PM

Without a doubt firefox is my favorite.

Adding this poll to the front page :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 10:39 AM

LOL Firefox!

It is the best and I use it over IE!

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 01:03 PM

Firefox PLUS a few key extensions:

- Adblock (great for blocking Flash ads)
- Web Developer (only if you are one)
- User Agent Switcher (makes most IE-only sites work)
- IEview (for those that down't work with UAS)
- SwitchProxy Tool (becuase I have to use a web proxy at work)

Oh, and my favorite Theme is Pinball. More screen real estate!

Any other favorite extensions?

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 03:21 PM

And a little "googling" around will show why Firefox is picking up steam every day.

If I was a fox on fire, I would be picking up steam too :thumbsup: .
We are all curious like a cat. We wonder, we ask, we learn.
Please post back when a suggestion works, so that others may learn.

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 03:29 PM

... :flowers: And it's Firefox by a landslide hehe Well so far anyway. I use FF as my default. I use IE for updates... :thumbsup: and BC here (at times) and that is pretty much it.

Edited by Pandy, 17 November 2004 - 03:30 PM.

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 04:35 PM

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Posted 17 November 2004 - 06:35 PM

At the risk of being :flowers: let me respond for just a wee moment to: jgweed . John's mentioning Mozilla, which I used both slightly before Firefox, while testing Firefox and still rate very highly

That was my first experience with open source, and soon I found OpenOffice.org. and then a wealth of other, very good, non-Microsoft products.

I also took your advice and scrapped the MS Office suite, though it was expensive 3 years ago for my son (who didn't use it much, I guess) and:
  • I had hundreds & hundreds of Excel files
  • I had nearly as many sprinked about the drives in Word, Wordpad & notepad
  • I like to email files/folders
  • I'd be useless without those particular programs
  • I've had as much as 295MB using various Office Suite programs/tools on the C:\
  • as little as 98MB using just two of those available to me on the MS Office2000Pro CD
I now use OpenOffice.org and I'm not missin' the Microsoft. OK? Love Free Open Source Applications... the strengh is in the numbers of those working on & with the Open Source products to make them better all the time, and user friendly in ways that the proprietory software just plain will not allow. :thumbsup: Thanks, John
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Posted 18 November 2004 - 12:30 AM

You are welcome. And with OO.o, you can save your spreadsheets or documents as Office file extensions, so you don't loose any functionality and can share these with users who have MS products. One of the handiest things is to be able to save something as a PDF file with one click.
Unlike with MS products, when OOo is updated with new features, you don't have to shell out extra bucks for the update. No wonder many government agencies worldwide are beginning to adopt it for their work.
Cheers,
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Posted 19 November 2004 - 11:56 AM

Firefox... would,nt go near I.E. again with it,s popups, pop unders. and all the other problems and venerabilities.

Firefox with it,s tabbed browsing and all the other extensions, brilliant. :thumbsup:

Edited by mohawk, 19 November 2004 - 11:58 AM.





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