Web browsers

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    Nov 05, 2009 3:35 PM GMT
    Whats your favorite web browser and do you use more than one?

    I use Internet Explorer Mostly but am considering trying Safari 4.
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    Nov 05, 2009 3:45 PM GMT
    Chrome is the best one(fastest one)
    Firefox has more plugins
    Safari...meh
    IE6-7...NOOOOOOOO
    IE8...meh
    Opera...meh
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    Nov 05, 2009 3:58 PM GMT
    Konqueror was my main browser of choice for 5 years. Firefox is the only browser I presently use. SRWare Iron (Chrome with Google's privacy violating 'features' removed) would most likely be my main browser, except it is still at alpha stage for 64 bit Linux.
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    Nov 05, 2009 4:10 PM GMT
    Firefox all the way, been thinking about trying Chrome, but IE was just too buggy for me..
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    Nov 05, 2009 4:15 PM GMT
    I've been using chrome and opera mostly because they have the smaller memory footprints.... my freakin' computer's getting old so IE and FF both bring it to a crawl right now. I'll still fire up FF when I need to do some web design because it's got all the handy plugins, but I'm not able to get work done very fast when I do LOL!
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    Nov 05, 2009 4:20 PM GMT
    I LOVE Chrome! but that's only while i'm on Windows atm,

    Otherwise Firefox is the ONLY browser i run on Ubuntu
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    Nov 05, 2009 4:37 PM GMT
    I kinda like safara so far...but when I try to pull up rj it keeps giving me a message that I may need a internet plug in and refers me to the adobe site to download shockwave...I did it like 4 times and I am still getting the same message...wtf????
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    Nov 05, 2009 4:44 PM GMT
    Firefox and lots of sites have so many links and sockets with AJAX that if you're running anything less than about 2GHZ it just drags along.

    Everyone seems to have their analytics, and their ads, and their AJAX, and write code without regard to the overhead it takes.

    IE is a historic piece of crap, but, it seems to be getting a bit better.

    Firefox seems to be plagued by memory leaks.

    I'm going to go get myself a new AMD-250 and throw 4G of mem at it and see if that cures it. I'm thinking I'll fire up VMWARE on top of OpenSUSe 11.1 x86_64. We aren't ready to deal with Windows Vista, or with Windows 7, as the experience has been overwhelmingly negative.

    Where flex89 and I live, we have FIOS (FIber Optics Services) and our connection speed is a rock solid 20M/5M. We're on Internet 2, and can get 100M speeds here at home, if we want.

    Folks write some shitty CSS/HMTL, too, along with some terrible Javascript.

    Most young guys have no clue on how to write good code.

    I end up using Firefox for all the tools it offers power users and developers.
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    Nov 05, 2009 4:45 PM GMT
    I'm kind of split between firefox and safari. In the past, safari has gone too far between updates and falls behind on compatibility with some sites. These days, I seem to be running firefox on my desktop computer (business stuff) and safari on my laptop (personal stuff.) They seem to be pretty much equivalent right now.

  • brcm07

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    Nov 05, 2009 5:03 PM GMT
    Depends on whether you have a Mac or a PC.

    For Mac, either Safari or Firefox. I use Safari now-- it has fewer features but it's lightning fast, especially on Snow Leopard. It takes less than a second to launch.

    For PC, Firefox, but for the love of God, anything BUT Internet Explorer. IE has been consistently losing market share for the past couple years.
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    Nov 05, 2009 5:08 PM GMT

    On my Mac I sometimes cheat on Safari to hangout with Firefox. Safari is sleek and fast. Firefox has more bells and whistles. Both seem pretty stable.

    On my PC (which I rarely use), I prefer Chrome. I really like that, if it freezes (and sometimes it does), I lose one tab, not the whole browser. Eventually, I'll try Chrome on my Mac and put it up against Safari and Firefox.
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    Nov 05, 2009 5:56 PM GMT
    Internet Explorer is a really pain in the ass for some things. I hate how it crashes whenever I am using multiple tabs. That just pisses me off royally. I only use it to download videos off xtube/gaytube... YES I like my art.

    I mostly use Safari now... Firefox would piss me off. Safari lets have a shit load of tabs without crashing and it hardly feels like its eating my memory.
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    Nov 05, 2009 6:04 PM GMT
    charlitos saidChrome is the best one(fastest one)
    Firefox has more plugins
    Safari...meh
    IE6-7...NOOOOOOOO
    IE8...meh
    Opera...meh



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    Nov 05, 2009 6:30 PM GMT
    Firefox ALL ZA WAY!
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    Nov 05, 2009 6:33 PM GMT
    I use Firefox mainly. But the Awesome bar still annoys the hell out of me. And using SQL lite to manage the bookmarks is a dumber idea than the Awesome bar.

    I like Chrome. But it still doesn't play nicely with some websites. And no plug-ins either. I only use it if I just need to look something up real quick.

    I actually like IE8. It's probably the best version of IE so far. But I think it's still too risky to use as a regular web browser.

    Opera and Safari are ok. But lots of websites don't work right in the both browsers.
  • 8Always_Hard8

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    Nov 05, 2009 6:35 PM GMT
    Firefox and Safari!!


    Gotta love my Mac
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    Nov 05, 2009 7:17 PM GMT
    track_boi said
    charlitos saidChrome is the best one(fastest one)
    Firefox has more plugins
    Safari...meh
    IE6-7...NOOOOOOOO
    IE8...meh
    Opera...meh



    Bounce.


    Exactly
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    Nov 05, 2009 7:25 PM GMT
    I use an extremely weird triple-browser-super-segregated-system that I have not let go of yet.

    I use the relic of a browser that is Yahoo SBC just to open my mail- this browser is no longer even supported.
    I use Internet Explorer for "gay stuff."
    I use Firefox for "normal stuff," which means everything else. So if anyone ever came by they would just go on firefox so that they don't stumble upon anything. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 05, 2009 7:38 PM GMT
    I used to be Firefox but kept with Chrome when I got my new laptop. Has some annoying things about it, but like the aesthetics icon_razz.gif
  • vj2004t

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    Nov 05, 2009 7:49 PM GMT
    I would have to agree with the rest of guys on here Chrome is it and i have tried them all..Valicon_biggrin.gif
  • EricLA

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    Nov 05, 2009 8:14 PM GMT
    Internet Explorer has a TON of security holes, there are many reasons to NOT use it. I use Firefox when at work on a PC, and generally stick to Safari when I'm at home on my Mac, but sometimes use Firefox there, too.

    After reading the above responses, looks like I should check out Chrome.
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    Nov 05, 2009 8:28 PM GMT
    When I'm on my little Dell notebook, I use Chrome. Its a pretty nice web browser and is like everyone else said, very fast.

    But when I'm at home I have a Macbook Pro, and for that I use firefox ^.^
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    Nov 05, 2009 8:32 PM GMT
    MuscleLuke saidI use an extremely weird triple-browser-super-segregated-system that I have not let go of yet.

    I use the relic of a browser that is Yahoo SBC just to open my mail- this browser is no longer even supported.
    I use Internet Explorer for "gay stuff."
    I use Firefox for "normal stuff," which means everything else. So if anyone ever came by they would just go on firefox so that they don't stumble upon anything. icon_biggrin.gif

    You can use Firefox for "normal stuff" and "gay stuff". Firefox has the ability to create profiles. It's like creating different user accounts for your web browser.

    If you're on Windows, just go to the Run box and type "firefox -p" but without the quotes. This will launch the the Profile Manager. Click on "Create Profile" and then follow the prompts.

    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Creating_a_new_Firefox_profile_on_Windows

    So if you want to switch back to your other profile, just close Firefox. Type the "firefox -p" command again, and select your other profile.

    If you want to stay stealthy, you should also clear the Run history so that no one sees the "firefox -p" command there.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Clear-the-Run-history-on-the-Start-menu

    Also, the latest versions of Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome have a temporary Privacy mode. This means, that it doesn't remember your browsing history, cookies, etc while your in Privacy mode.

    CTRL+SHIFT+P (for Firefox and IE8 )
    CTRL+SHIFT+N (for Chrome)