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Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by Ps104_33, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Ps104_33

    Ps104_33 New Member

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    Which internet browser do you use? And Why?

    1. Safari
    2. firefox
    3. internet explorer
    4. opera
    5. google chrome
    6. other
     
  2. matt wade

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    Opera. Fast, secure, standards compliant.
     
  3. moeowo2

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    Opera for the same reasons below.

     
  4. Magnetic Poles

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    Here is my favorite bowser:
    [​IMG]



    Oh, wait...you said BROWSER. That's very different. Here it is:

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    1. Safari
    2. Camino
     
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    I like firefox because of their add-ons - namely the web developer one, but I also really like the foxmarks that keeps all my bookmarks synchronized on all of my computers. It's also standards complaint.
     
  7. Revmitchell

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    My wife is my favorite browser. She browses all over town. But I will not go with her. I am not into browsing.
     
  8. JamieinNH

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    I agree! I have Opera mini on my Blackberry, but I love Firefox because of it's Add ons..

    AdBlock Plus
    GBookmarks

    Are two of my favorites!
     
  9. Trotter

    Trotter <img src =/6412.jpg>

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    Firefox, all the way. I have mine very highly customized. Let me show you...

    [​IMG]

    I use a few extensions, too...
    • Adblock Plus
    • Advertising Cookie Opt-out
    • Aging tabs
    • All-in-One Sidebar
    • Battlefield heroes Updater
    • BBCodeXtra
    • ColorfulTabs
    • CookieCuller
    • Download Statusbar
    • Fasterfox
    • Flagfox
    • Flashblock
    • FlashGot
    • Gmail notifier
    • Google Icon
    • gui:config
    • IE Tab
    • McAfee SiteAdvisor
    • Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant
    • Nightly Tester Tools (to make them all work in 3.1b3)
    • NoScript
    • Paste and Go 2
    • Popup Resize
    • Read it Later
    • Screengrab
    • ShowIP
    • Smiley Xtra
    • Splash
    • Tab Mix Plus
    • Tiny Menu
    • Tiny URL Creator
    • Toolbar Buttons
    • translator (fixed)
    • United States English Dictionary
    • WOT
    • Yahoo! Mail Notifier
    I have IE8 for sites that are coded for IE only (even though I have IE Tab in Firefox).

    I tried Opera a ways back, but it tried to take over way too many things, so it was removed. I tried Safari when Apple released it for Windows, but it was sad. I tried Chrome, as well, but Google's addition of their updater process sealed that coffin. I like to call my own shots on my computer.
     
  10. A2J

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    Trotter, how is that new IE8? I mainly use Firefox for almost everything but for a few sites I have to you IE. Right now I have IE7 installed and can't stand it. Trying to figure out if it's worth the hassle to install 8 or just stay with 7.
     
  11. PJ

    PJ Active Member
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    I mostly use Safari but also Firefox. I use Safari's Bookmark Exporter to keep my bookmarks synchronized between the two.
     
  12. Trotter

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    What little I have used it I haven't really noticed any difference. you can "customize" it by having it move the stop and refresh buttons to the left of the address bar, which is new to me. That's nothing like how I can customize Firefox (see my screen shot).

    I do find IE8 slow, especially when you open a new tab from a link. It "freezes up" for a second or two, until the new tab starts loading up good. I thought this was because I am running [email protected] in the background, but it does it regardless of whether it is running or not.

    IE8 also uses a lot of memory. It opens a new iexplorer.exe instance for each tab (that I have noticed), with each tab eating up more RAM. I have Firefox set to use very little RAM for the most part, and use Firefox Ultimate Optimizer to whittle it down even more. If anyone is interested in using FUO, I uploaded it to RapidShare. Here's alink to it.
     
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