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Which browser do you use?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by oli_ramsay, Sep 15, 2008.

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Which browser?

  1. Internet Explorer

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    24.2%
  2. Firefox

    31 vote(s)
    47.0%
  3. Opera

    13 vote(s)
    19.7%
  4. Chrome

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    4.5%
  5. Other

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  1. Deusxmachina

    Deusxmachina New Member

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    Opera. Every version is impressive, but the new 9.52 is :rockout:

    Firefox plugins are nice, but Opera already has the equivalent of 150+ of them built-in, has voice if you care, etc. I generally have both Opera and Firefox open at the same time for different things, and even with a bunch of plugins Firefox just seems... lacking. I have yet to see a CPU/memory test comparing Opera with a 150+ extensioned Firefox. FF always only gets tested with like 10 or 15.

    Google Chrome is ok for being new and having very basic functionality. I blocked the updater since it kept connecting to the internet every five minutes and trying to do who knows what.

    While reading some Chrome reviews, this caught my eye and sums things up pretty well about so few people using Opera:
    "As a long time user of Opera, it is annoying that after all these years Opera still has been unable to get marketshare. Opera has virtually been a think-tank reference browser bringing 9/10th’s of the last 12 years of useful features to market, and the rest of the world waits for other browsers to poorly implement them."

    And of course we can't have a browser thread without this picture:

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    Opera 9.52 and IE7.

    :toast:
     
  3. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i use firefox. i may give the new opera a try.
     
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    Latest Opera, and Chrome Beta just for comparison.
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i just used the latest opera, and it feels 'slow'

    When scrolling using the mouse wheel, it plays a game of catch up. That might feel smoother to some people, to me it just feels slow.
     
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    That's cause you have a slow system :p /jk
    I use Opera 9.6 beta. Opera starts really slow for me on my current windows installation. Don't know why could be because win installation is 7-8 months old. Safari starts slow too.
    The pop-up loading bar like in Chrome can be had in opera too
    Tool->Appearence->toolbar->progress bar->Pop up at bottom.
    Edit- Mussels there must be something wrong with the installation. Opera is fast in scrolling.
    Try preferences->Advance-> Browsing and disable smooth scrolling.
     
  7. BrooksyX

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    I use a combo of firefox and ie7. I guess whatever i'm in the mood for is the one that is used at the time.
     
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    I use Opera on every single computer I can, it is faster and the UI is cool and it has a built in torrent thing.
    Firefox annoys the hell out of me, not entirely sure why... It uses more resources and is slower and seems stupid to me...
    I use IE7 when Opera fails, which isn't very often.
     
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    Opera all the way. I have it installed on every computer in my house and I've been using for a very long time. Awesome features and I love my Speed Dial (modded with extra boxes) :D
     
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    Hmm. tough question. I use IE7 to see if my websites are stable as most of the population is running IE. I use opera when I need to get to 1 of the 9 of my favorite sites in a hurry, via the speed dial feature, and I use firefox for everday browsing, mainly because of Adblock plus, If I had adblock plus on opera, it would be a whole nother story. I have a list I put on opera from a forum, but it doesn't do as good of a job as ABP, imo.

    And LOLS to the Apple safari picutures. I had quite a good laugh. :laugh:
     
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    CrAsHnBuRnXp

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    Im using Firefox 3 but Chrome looks promising. If they get the extensions like Firefox does then I might just switch.
     
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    Speed Dial? Fast Dial?
    /OT
     
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    eh. Never liked it. tried it out, because I loved the feature in opera, It just feels clunky in FF. I would just rather use the bookmark toolbar then use that. :rolleyes:
     
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    http://my.opera.com/mitchman2/blog/show.dml/132479
    http://my.opera.com/Tamil/blog/ad-block
    http://operawiki.info/OperaAdblock
    for third party try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxomitron
    it'll filter for all browsers.
     
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    Opera 9.6 Beta and IE8 Beta 2.

    Opera is my main browser after switching away from IE because well....it's better. IE is slow, resource hungry, and doesn't do things as easy as Opera.

    I use BETA 2 to do testing with and nothing more. I would like to see MS refine the browser so it's a lot better than it is, but knowing MS that won't happen.
     
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    I use Seamonkey :) from Mozilla, very much like firefox in some ways, but has better tabbing, but worse for google search etc. you gotta press F9 to get the search bar open on the side of the page< apart from that i think its great, and very fast, loads faster the firefox 3 i think.
     
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    IE7...because it works. lol
     
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    FF 3 anyday :p .. i'm one of those geeks that are into customization i guess :p .. plus i'm so used to it now :p .. plus the last time i checked , Opera still had issues with displaying certain sites properly :( ..
     
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    I use IE7 because I haven't bothered to try out any others
     
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    you forgot safari... not that i use it of course

    im on chrome :rockout:
     
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    I'm surprised Maxthon wasn't mentioned yet. It sounds good, but it's based on IE, so those who don't like things based on IE won't like it, but a main thing to me was when installing it (on more than one occasion) my firewall showed it trying to hook into seemingly every program on my computer in order to connect to the internet. I don't think so, and kicked it to the curb.
     

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