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Whats your favourite?

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    Firefox
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    Galeon
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    Internet Explorer
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    Mozilla
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    Netscape
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    Opera

What browser do you use?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Poll time again.

Firefox for me. Winner hands down.

Tabbed browsing, enhanced security, blah blah read all about it on the www, you know it is the best out there. Yes, even better than Opera imo.

Whats your favourite?
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Only really tried Internet Explorer. Not in a hurry to change.
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Can't vote, use all of them!
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SB wrote:
Only really tried Internet Explorer. Not in a hurry to change.


Oooh, them's fightin' words, sonny! :D

Found out the other day you can set multiple home pages (open several pages in separate tabs, go to options, general, click "Use current pages")

Just gets better.

Cheers,
Dave 8)
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SB wrote:
Only really tried Internet Explorer. Not in a hurry to change.


That's what I thought until I tried FF.
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davenewt wrote:
SB wrote:
Only really tried Internet Explorer. Not in a hurry to change.


Oooh, them's fightin' words, sonny! :D

Found out the other day you can set multiple home pages (open several pages in separate tabs, go to options, general, click "Use current pages")

Just gets better.

Cheers,
Dave 8)


True. If somebody can say something that make me say "wow" about another browser then i will consider changing my opinions.

I doubt it though
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i use Internet Explorer... its not the best
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SB wrote:
davenewt wrote:
SB wrote:
Only really tried Internet Explorer. Not in a hurry to change.


Oooh, them's fightin' words, sonny! :D

Found out the other day you can set multiple home pages (open several pages in separate tabs, go to options, general, click "Use current pages")

Just gets better.

Cheers,
Dave 8)


True. If somebody can say something that make me say "wow" about another browser then i will consider changing my opinions.

I doubt it though


Firefox has:

Tabbed browsing
Faster than IE
Can tweak it to make it even faster
Download manager
Popup blocker
Hundreds of useful extensions
More secure
Less bugs
Gmail users - can integrate a gmail notifier into it
As someone else here said, can open more than 1 homepage when browser is opened
Integrated search engine, which is customisabel and can include more search options
More options giving you more control over everything
Keeps HTML formatting
Ability to block images

If thats not enough to make you go WOW visit the Mozilla website or an independant one and find out why you should switch. Join the revolution. Its also fully standards compliant unlike IE.
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I wanted to vote, but couldn't find the "I have a life" button.
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digitalMedia wrote:
I wanted to vote, but couldn't find the "I have a life" button.


You thought you were funny there, i like that!
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Funny and right on target.
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digitalMedia wrote:
I wanted to vote, but couldn't find the "I have a life" button.


With 3292 posts I dont think you do haha.
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Uzzo wrote:
digitalMedia wrote:
I wanted to vote, but couldn't find the "I have a life" button.


With 3292 posts I dont think you do haha


That wasnt necessary.
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Actually, it's 3293
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digitalMedia wrote:
I wanted to vote, but couldn't find the "I have a life" button.


Not if my evil plan has anything to do with that! :
Code: [ Select ]
Process dM = Runtime.exec("createDigitalMedia.exe");
// now to end Process dM! Bawhawhawhaw
dM.destroy();
  1. Process dM = Runtime.exec("createDigitalMedia.exe");
  2. // now to end Process dM! Bawhawhawhaw
  3. dM.destroy();


*Remembers that real-life isn't programmable (and also that dM is actually quite a nice guy and probably doesn't deserve to be 'destroyed')*

Hmmm, maybe I should do some work....? :roll:
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katana wrote:
Not if my evil plan has anything to do with that! :
Code: [ Select ]
Process dM = Runtime.exec("createDigitalMedia.exe");
// now to end Process dM! Bawhawhawhaw
dM.destroy();
  1. Process dM = Runtime.exec("createDigitalMedia.exe");
  2. // now to end Process dM! Bawhawhawhaw
  3. dM.destroy();


...probably doesn't deserve to be 'destroyed'...


:lol:

Probably? Hehehehe
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IE is dead to me until MS stops allowing people to hijack it halfway to Cuba every time I open IE or install some software. The software that came with my new comp has installed toolbars, bookmarks, buttons (no "I have a life button" yet though) and my start page changes more often than the color of Dennis Rodman's hair. I could live without tabbed browsing, but I can't stand people modifying my browser every five minutes.

Plus, I like the web developer toolbar for firefox, the view in ie extension for when I really need it, the extra search engines for stuff like dictionaries, whois, and the Internet Movie Database.
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digitalMedia wrote:
katana wrote:
Not if my evil plan has anything to do with that! :
Code: [ Select ]
Process dM = Runtime.exec("createDigitalMedia.exe");
// now to end Process dM! Bawhawhawhaw
dM.destroy();
  1. Process dM = Runtime.exec("createDigitalMedia.exe");
  2. // now to end Process dM! Bawhawhawhaw
  3. dM.destroy();


...probably doesn't deserve to be 'destroyed'...


:lol:

Probably? Hehehehe


Well, I've never met you, so I can't say for definite, but I'm guessing so. Not many people deserve to be destroyed :D
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I use both IE and Firefox, it really depends on whatever icon is closer at the time, altough IE is going down the drain
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SB wrote:
Uzzo wrote:
digitalMedia wrote:
I wanted to vote, but couldn't find the "I have a life" button.


With 3292 posts I dont think you do haha


That wasnt necessary.


What wasnt necessary? Sorry mate but I didnt post a poll on here about browsers to be told by someone that I dont have a life. Dont get yourself involved as well. Anyway, we sorted it out now, im sarcastic, he's a smart ass.
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Slim Browser , Conqueror and MyIE2. Dont care much for firefox..

firefox should be a called the "fisher price - my first browser"
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wow, how many times can this same topic be posted? I think i stopped voting after about 5 or 6.
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Uzzo wrote:
Anyway, we sorted it out now, im sarcastic, he's a smart ass.


It's all good. :D

I like all browsers for one reason or another. Firefox is a fantastic product and has picked up and originated some good ideas. The latest version of Opera is incredible and I've really enjoyed watching it develop over the years. IE is IE and let's me do a bunch of fun, glitzy, cheesy stuff and is hands down the easiest browser to develop for, IMO.

I was working in this industry during the first so-called "browser war" and I can tell you from experience debating about which is a better browser is as useful as teats on a bull. It's just a freakin browser, after all.
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Hard to teach an old dog new tricks - I still prefer my IE engine-using CrazyBrowser. I do rec FF for non techie users who don't know how/or don't bother doing the routine stuff to keep themselves safe from Malware. Suppose I just never warmed up to lumbering Mozilla .... I actually like my browser being more integrated with the OS. FF feels like an alien to me, still. :shock:

Guess I enjoy living on the edge ... and the challenge of beating Malware and still having my cake :lol:
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The Gbrowser should be out this year, so we will have another product in the mix..
I wonder if they will only allow downloads by invite :?

Im thinking about calling ladbrooks to see if they have odds on its popularity.
I wouldnt mind putting a bet on that Gbrowser will become the second most used browser within 6 months of its release.
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digitalMedia wrote:
Uzzo wrote:
Anyway, we sorted it out now, im sarcastic, he's a smart ass.


I was working in this industry during the first so-called "browser war" and I can tell you from experience debating about which is a better browser is as useful as teats on a bull. It's just a freakin browser, after all.


Fair enough man. Im doing this as part of a bigger research though and have posted the same question across other forums. Its interestig to see ho people have switched from IE whereas 3 years ago it was different. A browser is just a browser but what gets me is how Microsoft get away with not complying to W3C standards and fully supporting CSS2 for example.
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Uzzo wrote:
A browser is just a browser but what gets me is how Microsoft get away with not complying to W3C standards and fully supporting CSS2 for example.


The W3C standards aren't a set of laws. There isn't a governing body that has jurisdiction over the internet and I hope there never will be. My own opinion is that the W3C standards themselves have some growing-up to do. A lot of it just doesn't make plain sense. Now, there's a debate worth having.

In addition, if every browser interpretted HTML/XHTML/CSS identically, you'd essentially only have one product, because at it's core, that's what a browser does. I don't think that's good for innovation, or competition.

When you're talking about the essentials, that is the ability to broadcast information, there really aren't major problems in writing validatable webpages that work for everyone's browser, including screen readers even. The only real problems with rendering web pages is how to line up the graphics.

You speak of not complying with CSS2 standards. IE3 offered some support for CSS1 standards long before Netscape did(NN had haphazzard support in version 4.x). By the way, Firefox does some things in a non-compliant way, as well. It also has proprietary abilities
that were created for internal use, but are still available for public use.

I don't think Microsoft is really getting away with anything. I also think they are within their rights to integrate IE in their OS. I've never had a problem installing and using alternative browsers.

Otherwise, the new browser war is just a battle over marketshare percentage points and I, for one, don't really care who wins.

Are the results of your polling going to be presented as, or with, scientific data?
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People have different tastes. Some people prefer browser X, some browser Y. C'est la vie.

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I tired of seeing this poll over and over again on forums, the general concensus is that everybody loves firefox, I'll tell you which browser is my least favourite though, opera, It has the worst rendering I've ever seen, and pretty terrible css support too. Oh and it´s the only one of the browsers mentioned that isn´t free
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IE sucks. There is nothing else to it. It is not integrated into the OS any more than the fact that it has a desktop icon. Set FF to your default browser.....get thunderbird for your Gmail account......quit worrying about security!

I literally hit anybody I see using IE that isn't just testing a website they are developing!

It is slow.....not integrated with search engines.....doesn't block pop-ups.....keeps malware secret from me......and obeys javascript that stops me from right clicking.
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