What A Difference A New Browser Makes!

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    Sep 03, 2014 4:47 PM GMT
    My 8 y.o. old Toshiba laptop had been running v e r y slowly, even though I keep it in fighting trim with the usual anti-mal, spy, and virus-ware products. It runs Vista w/ IE 9. A friend suggested I install google Chrome before trying anything else, and boy, what a difference! Works like it never did before, pages load quickly and fully, and everything else markedly improved so much that I just had to tell everyone about it. So, if you're still running IE, consider Chrome and don't be surprised if you find yourself with the equivalent of a brand new laptop!
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    Sep 03, 2014 6:09 PM GMT
    Internet Explorer - the world's most commonly used browser to download a better browser icon_smile.gif

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    Sep 03, 2014 6:17 PM GMT
    Firefox is another option. Years ago I switched from Firefox to IE, then from IE to Firefox, then to Chrome, and now I'm back with Firefox.
  • FRE0

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    Sep 03, 2014 6:57 PM GMT
    I use Safari, but I'm not sure that it is available on anything except Apple computers. I like Apple partly because it is not necessary to fool with anti-virus software or defrag the disc. Also, it is more stable.
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    Sep 03, 2014 9:28 PM GMT
    Doc called it right, LOL! Stupidly - consider the many opportunities had we gone w/ in-state Apple instead of WA-based MS* - my former employer, the State of CA, imposed MS Word on us a few years ago, and then actively removed WordPerfect from our computers; think the lobotomy performed on HAL in 2001 and you get the idea. Then, we had MS Outlook forced on us in place of GroupWise, another downer in terms of speed, flexibility and everything else. I'm rapidly relegating as many MS products as I can to the backup bin, and it's only a matter of time before I make the great vowel shift to Apple.
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    *Among others: jobs and taxes for Californians, our own customized system (the State's big enough to justify it), and a system much more impervious to viruses and hackers of all kinds. Totally.Dumb.Move.
  • madsexy

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    Sep 03, 2014 10:55 PM GMT
    OH jesus that GroupUNWise and WordNOTPerfect brings back nightmares of the past - we had to use GroupWise and WordPerfect at my former job and it was like a trip into the dark past paleozoic age or whatever the computer equivalent is. All we did was have problems with anyone outside with calendar entries and document compatibility and nightmares with our mobile devices. Since we had a lot of meetings/calls without outside companies, and since we exchanged a ton of documents for review/revisions it was a fucking nightmare. Here at the U we use Exchange/Outlook for email and calendaring and SharePoint for common files/revisions and Microsoft Word/Excel/Access/PowerPoint/Visio/Project for all our desktop productivity and it's like heaven - like suddenly the skies opened and the sun shined - particularly whenever we have to share anything among ourselves or with outside sources. I emailed my former CIO - my old company - and invited him to join the 21st century! icon_eek.gif

    About browsers we use any of IE, Firefox or Chrome in our office - they're all supported and while I use mostly IE there are some sites that I use Chrome for - but more don't perform well on Chrome than don't perform well in IE.
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    Sep 04, 2014 12:20 AM GMT
    FRE0 saidI use Safari, but I'm not sure that it is available on anything except Apple computers. I like Apple partly because it is not necessary to fool with anti-virus software or defrag the disc. Also, it is more stable.

    I have anti-virus software for OS X. There was a time your statement was true, but today there are viruses that can attack a Mac. The evil hacker menace is spreading, to all operating systems.

    I love Safari. It integrates beautifully with other Mac software. And operates instinctively, almost like it can read my mind.
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    Sep 04, 2014 1:46 PM GMT
    i use Firefox & safari (mac owner)
    i put generic web sites like realjock and say news.google in the same web browser.

    i like to use a separate browser if i pull up critical web pages like my bank statements and clear the browser cash after i am done.

    that being said
    i always have 2 or 3 browsers going.
    What would be a good third browser other than the obvious chrome or opera. Something not based on the Mozilla model would be even better.
    For example; the Pirate Bay come out with a browser but Mozilla based and they say not above average security.

    no shortage of lists:
    http://www.webdevelopersnotes.com/design/browsers_list.php3
    but which ones offer any new features and or how are these more specialized. Anyone using a darker browser?
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    Sep 04, 2014 2:08 PM GMT
    Safari on Mac has always been buggy for me. I've used Firefox as my main browser for years. It's gotten kinda bloated over the years, but the most recent version trimmed a lot of fat and it's quite fast. I also use Chrome but mainly for using google services like gmail, maps, etc.

    I'm probably one of the few that actually likes IE. It's gotten much better. But the main thing that keeps me from using it full time is the lack of extensions.
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    Sep 04, 2014 4:01 PM GMT
    I switched to Chrome over 5 years ago and never looked back.
  • Uday_K

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    Sep 04, 2014 6:22 PM GMT
    These days even Firefox looks somewhat like Chrome with minimal clutter. But I remember when Chrome first launched and I was still using browsers like Firefox/Opera, it just blew me away with its no-nonsense interface and the way it was significantly faster!

    Never looked back since. Though I have to say Chrome on Android is still not perfect.
  • Lincsbear

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    Sep 04, 2014 8:52 PM GMT
    I`ve used Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox over the years, and the latter two are quite superior.
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    Sep 05, 2014 4:07 AM GMT
    Your Vista + IE usage pains my little computer scientist heart. Upgrade to Win7, transfer only the files you need, and use Chrome.
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    Sep 05, 2014 4:40 AM GMT
    paracosm saidYour Vista + IE usage pains my little computer scientist heart. Upgrade to Win7, transfer only the files you need, and use Chrome.

    You Luddite! You're supposed to be running Windows 8!   icon_twisted.gif
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    Sep 05, 2014 7:10 AM GMT
    I use safari and firefox on my mac.
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    Sep 06, 2014 7:51 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    paracosm saidYour Vista + IE usage pains my little computer scientist heart. Upgrade to Win7, transfer only the files you need, and use Chrome.

    You Luddite! You're supposed to be running Windows 8!   icon_twisted.gif

    At this point, he should just wait for Windows 9. It will be like Windows 7, but the Metro apps will run inside of widgets or something.
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    Sep 07, 2014 1:25 AM GMT
    I'm still running 7 but it's configured to look like XP. I'll definitely have to look at 9. When I rebuild my machine.