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View Poll Results: What Internet Browser do you use?
IE7 7 4.46%
IE8 7 4.46%
FireFox 110 70.06%
Safari 11 7.01%
Opera 5 3.18%
Chrome 10 6.37%
Other (Specify) 7 4.46%
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Old June 3 2009, 10:17 PM   #16
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Re: What Internet Browser Do You Use?

Firefox.

Great browser, plus EXTENSIONS.

IE is horrible.

Chrome is fast, but the lack of adblock extensions kill it. Once you go ad-less, you never go back.
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Old June 3 2009, 10:26 PM   #17
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Re: What Internet Browser Do You Use?

Firefox - I live for extensions. Chrome is snappy, but not enough plugins (not even Google Toolbar - huh?). Safari is okay, but nothing special, the Beta of 4 is more interesting. Opera once in a while, but I just like FF better. IE is a chore any time I have to use it. Even 8 is so slow, and I can't customize the interface.
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Old June 3 2009, 10:26 PM   #18
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I'm surprised more people aren't using Opera. Then again, it's probably for the best seeing as obscurity usually means security...
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Old June 3 2009, 10:37 PM   #19
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IE8 and Chrome. I tried Firefox for a while, but I didn't like it.
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Old June 3 2009, 10:40 PM   #20
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Firefox, and I've never looked back.
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Old June 3 2009, 10:41 PM   #21
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Chrome for basic stuff, especially right at start-up, Firefox for when I want my extensions.
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Old June 3 2009, 11:59 PM   #22
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http://www.maxthon.com/
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Old June 4 2009, 12:17 AM   #23
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IE7. I tried Firefox for a bit, but I was having problems where links frequently wouldn't do anything unless I turned the browser off and navigated back to the page to try again. It just got irritating to the point where I didn't want to fight it any more.
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Old June 4 2009, 12:26 AM   #24
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Re: What Internet Browser Do You Use?

Just curious, what is supposedly so great about Chrome? Just because it's made by Google?
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Old June 4 2009, 12:33 AM   #25
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Re: What Internet Browser Do You Use?

Well, I have it as a backup browser, and because of this thread, I'm playing around with Chrome now. It's fast, seems to be fairly lightweight, and is streamlined. As to why it's popular, I guess that could be it. Personally, I use FF more, but Chrome's not bad.

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Old June 4 2009, 01:22 AM   #26
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Recently changed from IE7 to FF3 and I'm quite happy with it. Much faster, and a bunch of other improvements. More options that I could find and tune.
(Something had gone wrong with IE7, it started crashing a lot on accout of a plugin. I reinstalled the plugin, got every plugin recommended, went through all the steps in the proper order, and still, it crashed.)

Only the TBBS looks funny on FF on my computer! Thin characters. Fuzzy in the "Post Reply", "Quote", etc. buttons. I can't seem to adjust that. Any advice, guys?

And can anybody comment on the change from IE7 to IE8? I only heard bad things about IE8.
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Old June 4 2009, 02:05 AM   #27
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Re: What Internet Browser Do You Use?

^ You can change the font and style in Firefox to line up more with what you want. It would be:

TOOLS>OPTIONS>CONTENT and then change the font, size and style.

As for IE 8, I didn't notice a lot of change. I thought it was IE 7 until I viewed the help file! Other than that, I didn't use it much. I'm a FF person.

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Old June 4 2009, 02:13 AM   #28
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Re: What Internet Browser Do You Use?

Safari is still much faster than Firefox for me, so I'm sticking with Safari.

I've yet to find an extension I really care about, so I'm not missing anything there.

EDIT: I should add that I'm using the Safari 4 Beta, which is tons faster than the current Safari 3.

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Old June 4 2009, 02:13 AM   #29
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Firefox on my Ubuntu machine

IE8 on my XP netbook
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Old June 4 2009, 02:18 AM   #30
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I've been a Mozilla devotee for a very long time. The latest FF has been killing me though; takes longer than even IE to open on first boot-up, and constantly hanging or crashing. It's not like I even use that many plug-ins. I'll probably try a clean re-install at some stage and hope that helps, because at the moment it feels like the Internet equivalent of taking sharp corners in an articulated lorry.

I'm using Chrome at the moment. I avoided it at first, because I was afraid that the infuriating Google Toolbar which constantly hijacks IE at work would show up with a gang of insidious mates, but it's actually very streamlined. I like it a lot.
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