Firefox is SO much FASTER then Internet Explorer

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    Sep 14, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
    Well, I finally decided to try another browser today because IE just seems so damn slow. I downloaded the free Firefox browser (yeah, I'm a little slow to change) and man........SPEED.

    Microsoft, whether its poor Windows OS, lack of innovation, and a shitty browser, is finally losing a loyal customer. Idiots.
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    Sep 14, 2010 10:49 PM GMT
    everybody knew that icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 14, 2010 10:53 PM GMT
    On my Mac I use Apple's own Safari, which I think is the fastest of all. Plus it integrates beautifully with all my other Apple applications. I believe it uses the basic engine that was in Netscape Navigator that I loved, before IE ran it off the Internet, and that is also used by Firefox.

    But these techno issues are beyond me. I simply see what works best for me.
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    Sep 14, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidOn my Mac I use Apple's own Safari, which I think is the fastest of all. Plus it integrates beautifully with all my other Apple applications. I believe it uses the basic engine that was in Netscape Navigator that I loved, before IE ran it off the Internet, and that is also used by Firefox.

    But these techno issues are beyond me. I simply see what works best for me.

    Nope. Firefox, IE, and Safari all use different rendering engines.
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    Sep 14, 2010 11:01 PM GMT
    I like Firefox the best for it's add-on's and what not.

    AdBlock Plus is fan-fucking-tastic.
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    Sep 14, 2010 11:02 PM GMT
    xrichx saidNope. Firefox, IE, and Safari all use different rendering engines.

    OIC. I thought Firefox and Safari had similar underpinnings. But in any case, I am happy with Safari. It seems quick enough, certainly better than my partner's IE, extremely stable, and the integration is very nice.
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    Sep 14, 2010 11:16 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidSo if I run Firefox with Ad block on.... it will turn off all these RJ ads and clean up my page like when I was a supporter here???


    I haven't seen an ad in ages. As a matter of fact, it cleans up the side of Facebook too.
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    Sep 14, 2010 11:17 PM GMT
    I like Firefox for the extensions and the compatibility. It works on 99.999% of the sites I visit. And there's an extension for just about everything these days. Plus, the ability to fine tune.. about:config

    I like Chrome for the speed. But it lacks any decent extensions. And there are a handful of sites that don't function properly with Chrome.

    I actually do like IE8. It's pretty fast. Has some decent features. But no extensions. And it still ties to the OS on some levels. I heard IE9 is going to be very good.. standards compliant (yay!) and it runs in a sandboxed environment. So your system won't get hosed if you browse a site with malicious content.

    Safari is kinda meh. It's pretty fast but that's all it has going for it. For the average user, it's good enough. But it has more compatibility issues than Chrome.

    Opera is pretty cool. But I never felt compelled to use it. It's got a lot of features but Firefox does everything I need from a web browser. So, no need to switch.
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    Sep 14, 2010 11:48 PM GMT
    ShinyToyTrev said
    TheGuyNextDoor saidSo if I run Firefox with Ad block on.... it will turn off all these RJ ads and clean up my page like when I was a supporter here???


    I haven't seen an ad in ages. As a matter of fact, it cleans up the side of Facebook too.



    as a Firefox user...You mean there are ads on RJ and Facebook?icon_eek.gif
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    Sep 14, 2010 11:50 PM GMT
    I thought Chrome couldn't play flash video yet.
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    Sep 15, 2010 12:00 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI thought Chrome couldn't play flash video yet.


    It very well can.

    I hate that they dont have it for mac yet.
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    Sep 15, 2010 12:04 AM GMT
    I just installed Ad Blocker Plus.


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  • Android17

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    Sep 15, 2010 12:12 AM GMT
    Naaa Google Chrome rulz!
  • metta

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    Sep 15, 2010 12:14 AM GMT
    What bugs me about firefox is that when ever you reopen it, it searches for new updates and then downloads them...and if I'm in a hurry...which is often...it is just inconvenient. I like Google Chrome....most of the time.
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    Sep 15, 2010 12:17 AM GMT
    I love firefox, I used to always get errors and failure to load screens with Internet explorer. Firefox has been smooth sailing for me ever since I switched to it.
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    Sep 15, 2010 12:20 AM GMT
    It seems so odd not to see the 1/3 page banner ad on top of Youtube anymore.


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    Sep 15, 2010 12:30 AM GMT
    Ad Blocker takes away revenue from the sites you visit. By you blocking ads on Realjock (or any other site) you are reducing their revenue, yet still using their site. I support the sites I view by not using Adblocker.
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    Sep 15, 2010 12:34 AM GMT
    lchg5265 saidAd Blocker takes away revenue from the sites you visit. By you blocking ads on Realjock (or any other site) you are reducing their revenue, yet still using their site. I support the sites I view by not using Adblocker.


    Speaking of, I am having my own Google AdWord ads blocked.

    It may help sites if you never click on ads anyway. If the ads don't show, they may not be counted as impressions and thereby not charged to the website's ad fund. Like, I don't want my ads to appear on a page of someone who never clicks on them.

    Regardless, I just allowed them back for realjock and google. I don't like seeing a big empty square on the main page. icon_wink.gif
  • rebelbeard

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    Sep 15, 2010 12:54 AM GMT
    Google Chrome is amazing and kicks Firefox square in its tail. =-)
  • rioriz

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    Sep 15, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
    TheUnhingedOne saidGoogle Chrome is amazing and kicks Firefox square in its tail. =-)


    THIS X 100!
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    Sep 15, 2010 1:07 AM GMT
    Shit, I installed Chrome about six months ago and half the sites didn't look right. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 15, 2010 1:10 AM GMT
    Chrome is fast, and so is Safari, but, for sites like this with girly men who have tacky music that starts playing all by itself, Firefox has Flash Blocker which is the shit for blocking folks like that.
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    Sep 15, 2010 1:11 AM GMT
    metta8 saidWhat bugs me about firefox is that when ever you reopen it, it searches for new updates and then downloads them...and if I'm in a hurry...which is often...it is just inconvenient. I like Google Chrome....most of the time.

    You can disable this in the settings.
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    Sep 15, 2010 1:26 AM GMT
    Good information in this recent comparison article from PC World:
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/200963/browser_blowout_2010.html
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    Sep 15, 2010 1:27 AM GMT
    Firefox takes forever to load, and everytime you install an App it has to reload. Lame.

    Google Chrome has issues still with displaying some webpages, which stopped me from using it.

    Internet explorer, some sites block users and tell them to use firefox. Whatever happened to my freedom to use whatever the f*ck I want?

    Safari, I like best. But there's no full screen option and I hate how the backspace button scrolls back on websites viewed.

    I still use Safari the most.