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View Poll Results: What Internet Browser do you use?
IE7 7 4.43%
IE8 7 4.43%
FireFox 110 69.62%
Safari 11 6.96%
Opera 5 3.16%
Chrome 10 6.33%
Other (Specify) 8 5.06%
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Old June 4 2009, 02:21 AM   #31
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Re: What Internet Browser Do You Use?

Firefox. If another browser matched the huge variety of extensions without the bugginess, I might be compelled to change, however.
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Old June 4 2009, 02:53 AM   #32
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Firefox mainly. Occasionally IE 8 although it's had a problem not even loading pages (it seems to get hung up) sometimes so I've been using Chrome more often recently for when I need an alternate browser (like checking my other gmail account).
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Old June 4 2009, 02:58 AM   #33
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Firefox, but I use Chrome as a backup. Firefox is sometimes a little annoying for certain things.
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Old June 4 2009, 04:06 AM   #34
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I tried Safari out, its good but not as good as firefox. I have IE 8 and occasionally use it.
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Old June 4 2009, 04:18 AM   #35
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Babaganoosh wrote: View Post
Just curious, what is supposedly so great about Chrome? Just because it's made by Google?
other than the fact it reports everything you visit to google?
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Old June 4 2009, 05:21 AM   #36
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Firefox, of course.
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Old June 4 2009, 05:23 AM   #37
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I use FireFox but I am considering changing. My computer is very slow and crashes a lot. I was bothered by lack of download compatibility but with all the extensions FF caught up to IE mostly.
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Old June 4 2009, 06:48 AM   #38
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I used Firefox for the past 5-6 years, finally switched to Chrome when it came out. Haven't looked back since. Blazing fast, and not nearly as many crashes as Firefox had.

I do Like Safari 4 Beta, but It was pretty slow compared to Chrome, so I chucked it.
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Old June 4 2009, 07:41 AM   #39
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Safari 4.0 Public Beta.

Occasionally, Opera.

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Old June 4 2009, 08:13 AM   #40
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FireFox since it's birth and Netscape before that. FF3 has been getting better with each version update.

I tried Opera, it felt and looked very much like FF, without the add-ons.

IE6 at work, but only to access the web-based apps I use here.
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Old June 4 2009, 11:32 AM   #41
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I started with Netscape back in the day, then I switched to Opera at some point, I suppose around 2000. A couple years later I switched to Firefox and due to the multitude of nice add-ons I don't think I'm changing that anytime soon.

That said, I do use Epiphany occasionally on my laptop, mostly when I just want to look something up quickly and don't want to bother with Firefox's long initial load times.

The long load times are incidentally why I open Firefox automatically during boot and never close it on my desktop PC.
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Old June 4 2009, 11:43 AM   #42
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Re: What Internet Browser Do You Use?

Firefox.

I used to use IE ('cause of strict parents who wouldn't let me download anything into their computer) then when I got my first laptop I used Opera but it got confusing, so I decided to use firefox.
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Old June 4 2009, 12:52 PM   #43
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Firefox and i haven't looked back.

I used IE for ages and was a little bit afraid of Firefox with all this newfangled "Tab" bullshit i always heard about and other new stuff i didn't see the need for.

Tried to install it once but it crapped out for a reason and i let it be. Months later i tried it out again when Firefox 2 came out and haven't regretted it ever.

Firefox is, in my opinion, just way more flexible and has the broader range of add ons and above all isn't hampered by some marketing reasons like IE and i had to laugh out loud when IE introduced its version of the Tab function and hailed it like it was the brand new hot thing when Firefox had it for ages.
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Old June 4 2009, 01:02 PM   #44
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Depends on what machine I'm using, on my Win98SE machines I use Opera, on my Windows 2000/XP machines Firefox, on most linux machines also Firefox although also Konqueror and on my Pentium 133 with PuppyLinux either Dillo or Links, on my win 3.11 machines I usually have Mosaic or Netscape.
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Old June 4 2009, 01:26 PM   #45
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I miss 3.11 on 6.22
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