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  1. JunkBear

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    Simple: Explorer is quick on cleaning cookies and stuff but slow as shit and buggy.

    What about Chrome VS Firefox? Can also we install Safari on a PC ?

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    Firefox on desktop, Chrome on laptop, Explorer at work. I find all equally adept at their duties. Bonus points for Chrome and Firefox because adblocker (and variants).
     
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    Why fox on desktop and chrome on laptop ?
     
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    Can't say IE11 is slow and buggy...maybe I'm just lucky. I personally keep all 3 on my systems. I think a person should always have 2 browsers installed at any given time...one they use and one they might need should the first one fail or become infected.

    To each their own, but I use mine in this order: Chrome, IE11, Firefox.

    A coworker swears by Waterfox...I've yet to try it though. I really like Chrome and again I can't say that IE11 is bad...because it's not. I do use Adblocker with Chrome, and in the rare occasion I need a different browser for something I fire IE up...and I fire up FF enough to get it updated.

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    Desktop: Don't like IE11, and stopped using Firefox due to BSOD when watching youtube videos, no BSOD with Chrome so i'm using it now since a few months.

    Notebook: Chrome.
     
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    chrome. I don't switch unless I have a problem with the browser. went from ie->firefox->chrome. chome everywhere bling bling ;)
     
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    FireFox as primary browser. Opera as secondary browser.
     
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    There is an adblocker for Explorer as well. http://simple-adblock.com/

    I just went back to Explorer. Firefox always crashed for me when using flash and with Chrome you are always waiting for the stupid cache.
     
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    The last time I reformatted my desktop I only had the Firefox installer. It got stuck.
     
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    IE11 has come a long way, it is actually a good browser now, and pretty comparable to Chrome/Firefox. In fact, I'd say it is actually better than Firefox at this point.

    That being said, I use Avant with Chrome as the main engine.

    IE has supported WebGL since IE11 was released.
     
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    Personally, I find the other browsers buggy... IE11 for me is quick, solid, has adblockers, and other add-ons (if wanted).

    I used to swear by Opera... now, I just swear at it.
     
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    exactly this
     
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    Huge Chrome fan here. I use it for everything: desktops, phone, tablet. I've found it to be very stable, and having it sync all my stuff like favorites is really nice.
     
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    Well , I have not tested it since. Maybe I should give it a try.
     
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    Ie11 bugs a lot foe me. Some sites like 9gag.com i dont see people comments anymore and even if i log in it keep login me out forvno reason
     
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    IE11 is sort of smooth but I don't find it as good as Waterfox (which I use). The best thing about IE11 is it's good full screen mode which blows out the screen to your face if you have a big monitor (such as a TV).
     
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    Chrome all day.
     
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    The fact that Opera is based in Nrway does it give some extra "privacy" comapred to Google? As IU know Europeans are more frisky about life intrusions than americans.
     
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    No, using the same sense using Norton over Kaspersky would give you more privacy since Kaspersky is Russian. That's a bullshit logic.
     
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    Russian --- Privacy --- KGB :p
     
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    Gonna try it too. I installed IE11, Chrome, Firefox and Opera up to now.
     
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    Palemoon is what forefox should be. As it was in 2004
     
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    IE 11, is a good browser in my opinion, but I don't use it or more like I can't. It keeps crashing on me in very peculiar situations. I don't get all the hate for it though, because I don't think it's fair. It ain't that bad, WHEN it works, in my opinion. Right now I have: Firefox, Chrome and Opera, because I own an on line shop and I need to switch between different Google accounts. I find it tediuos (albeit with one click) to do it in one browser, so I made them remember my different credentials. Opera is a good browser too, despite not being very popular. My personal number one for years is: Firefox though, hands down. I find it incedibly convenient: interface- wise, add-on wise, sync wise (it syncs with my android phone). I think it was the 1st broswer to support HTTPS-plug in that secured most (all?) content that goes through. I even donated and I am still with every camaign they make to raise funds. I just love this thing. Chrome on the other hand is something, that my rationale accepts and uses, but my heart despises. I don't know why, I just don't like it. I don't like my refresh button on the left, I don't like its bookmarks system and I can go on and on and on. But it will only go to a pointless rant. Apprently I am on the minority, looking at the statistics. With almost 60% vs 20% market share for chrome vs Foxy.

    I've never heard of Palemoon or water-something. Going to check them now.

    Ok I've just installed Waterfox....its the same as firefox? I have the same tabs opened, and my bookmarks and it doesn't allow me start both of them simultaneously, because they are the same to task manager. This thing is awesome :) It's like a variance of Foxy. Thanks a lot! I will be giving it some testing, see if it holds well on video and other stuff.
     
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