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Jan 31, 2005
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Which do You use - and why? Security reasons, speed, feel, looks or something totally different? And are there missing any vital browsers on this list?
(I know. many of them are based on the same browser engine, Gecko, Chromnium and so on - but still)

FireFox (BETA) (Nightly)
Chrome (BETA) (Canary)
IE 11
Comodo IceDragon
Safari (iOS, MacOS) (Safari for Windows was discontinued by Apple as of Safari 5.1.7 on May 9, 2012 )
INB4 (Linux)
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Jan 29, 2012
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Firefox beta is my main browser. It's simply awesome.
I used to use palemoon and waterfox but they are slow to update and feel dated.
Nov 28, 2012
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Keyboard Razer BlackWidow
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
I use Chrome now. I did use Opera though now it's based off Chrome. Just Opera has some features that and uses less resources though since the latest version of Chrome it works but I have Firefox installed due to the extensions I use. I have All 3 Browsers synced so
Oct 18, 2013
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If I knew, I'd tellz ya...
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Processor i7-6700k, oc'd to 4.7 ghz
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Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply EVGA G2 SuperNova 850W Modular
Mouse Logitech MX5500 combo
Keyboard see above
Software Windows 10 pro 64 bit, with all the unnecessary background shiite turned OFF !
Benchmark Scores Quicker than flies on a dung pile
And are there missing any vital browsers on this list?
You forgot Safari..... I only mention it 'cause I know how wildly popular it is amongst the microsloft crowds.....

ps... in case you missed it, the above was merely my daily attempt at sarcasm, sorry if I blew it :)

pss.... to answer your question, I use Chrome and Opera mostly, with an occasional bit of IE11 for certain black-ops, alien-coded gov't websites that will work only with it......... oh crap, now that I said that I will have to...well, you know what I have to do........
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Fishfaced Nincompoop
Feb 27, 2006
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Processor i3 4130 3.4Ghz
Motherboard MSI B85M-E45
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Power Supply Cooler Master G550M
Mouse Intellimouse Explorer 3.0
Keyboard Dell SK-3205
Software Windows 10 Pro
Opera on mobile, Vivaldi on desktop.


The Exiled Airman
Jul 2, 2007
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System Name PCGOD
Processor AMD FX 8350@ 5.0GHz
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PC Gaming Enthusiast
Jul 25, 2008
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Louisiana -Laissez les bons temps rouler!
System Name Bayou Devil
Processor Core i7-4790k 4.4Ghz @ 1.18v
Motherboard ASUS Z97 Deluxe
Cooling All air: 2x140mm Fractal exhaust; 3x 140mm Cougar Intake; Enermax T40F CPU cooler
Memory 2x 8GB Mushkin Redline DDR-3 1866
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G LE
Storage 1x 500 MX500 SSD; 2x 2TB WD Black; 1x4TB WD Black;1x 2TB WD Green (eSATA)
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Mouse Coolermaster Sentinel III
Keyboard Logitech G610 Orion mechanical (Cherry Brown switches)
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (Start10 & Fences 3.0 installed)
Firefox on W8.1 and Edge on W10.
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Nov 1, 2017
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Canada, Quebec
System Name My last laptop (burned)
Processor Intel i7-6700HQ
Motherboard Eurocom Shark 5
Memory 16GB DDR3L-2133 CL11 (2x8GB)
Video Card(s) GTX 960M 2GB
Storage 1x 250GB M.2 Samsung 860 EVO
Display(s) 15.6" IPS Color Calibrated
Audio Device(s) Kingston HyperX Cloud 2
Mouse Kensington Pro-Fit
Firefox, phone and desktop.


Creator Solaris Utility DVD
Aug 16, 2005
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System Name Venslar
Processor I9 7980XE
Motherboard MSI x299 Tomahawk Arctic
Cooling EKWB L360 R2.0
Memory 32GB Corsair DDR4 3000mhz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 1080TI
Storage 2x 2TB Micron SSDs | 1x ADATA 128SSD (Cache) | 1x Drevo 256SSD | 1x 1TB 850 EVO | 1x 250GB 960 EVO
Display(s) 3x AOC Q2577PWQ (2k IPS)
Case Inwin 303 White (Thermaltake Ring 120mm Purple accent)
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC 1220 on Audio-Technica ATH-AG1
Power Supply Seasonic 1050W Snow
Mouse Roccat Tyon White
Keyboard Ducky Shine 6 Snow White
Software Windows 10 x64 Pro
Chrome, I got rid of firefox in the mid 2000s when Chrome first came out. Im not sure why I use chrome. I know I dislike Edge and IE mostly the UI I could care less about the engines. I dislike navigating firefox, I guess I latched onto chrome because its a bit more minimalist and over the years it aged well as far as UI is concerned.
Jun 1, 2011
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Great Plains
System Name gaming
Processor Intel i5-8600k @ 4.7ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 3
Cooling Noctua U12s
Memory 16GB Crucial Ballistix 2666mhz
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 1060 factory OC
Storage Crucial MX500 M.2 x 2; Samsung 850 Evo 2.5 SSD, Crucial MX100 - 2.5 SSD
Display(s) Acer 24" IPS
Case Phanteks P400S
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DGX - Klipsch pro-media 2.1 speakers
Power Supply Seasonioc Focus Plus 650w
Mouse Corsair M65 Pro
Keyboard Logitech G15 original
Software Win 10
Benchmark Scores i can finally play crysis
Firefox and Chrome
May 30, 2018
193 (2.44/day)
System Name Main Rig
Processor Ryzen 5 2600
Motherboard Asus ROG Strix X370-F
Cooling Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi
Memory HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 8GB (2x4GB)
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 1050 SC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB - Samsung 860 Evo 250GB
Display(s) Crappy 720p 34" Vizio (for now)
Case Black NZXT S340 Elite
Audio Device(s) Schiit Modi 2 Uber (mobo optical out,) Sys, Vali 2, Scarlett 2i2 2nd gen
Power Supply Seasonic Focus Gold 750w
Mouse Iunno whatever cheap crap logitech
Keyboard see: mouse
Software Windows 10
I've always used Firefox and its never really done me wrong. Has all of the features I want without being bloated or slow and is always keeping up with the times. It's a great browser.

I tried Opera recently... ...going way back I was never very impressed with it, but it's come a very long way. Not sure how I feel about the interface - it took a little getting used to but now I think I like it. And it is definitely a bit snappier than Firefox. It's something I will probably continue to use. I like it.

I have this thing in me that makes me not want to use Edge. My entire computer-using life, I have always used the browser included with an OS only to install a different browser. :p People say it's good. I don't know... ...it looks okay. I probably wouldn't hate using it.

One thing I will say about Edge. It has the best PDF reader ever. That's one thing I do use it for.

Chrome, I remember being a huge resource hog when it was new. I tried it once and never again. I know a lot of people who use it. I've used it when I had to, such as when on someone else's machine. And if I'm honest, it was a good experience! But I probably will never use it otherwise because I am biased.


Semi-Retired Folder
Nov 22, 2005
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Indiana, USA
Processor Intel Core i7 8700K@4.8GHz(Quick and dirty)
Motherboard AsRock Z370 Taichi
Cooling Corsair H110i GTX w/ Noctua NF-A14 Fans
Memory 32GB Corsair DDR4-3000
Video Card(s) ASUS Strix GTX 1080Ti
Storage 500GB Crucial MX500 + 2TB Seagate Solid State Hybrid Drive with 480GB MX200 SSD Cache
Display(s) QNIX QX2710 1440p@120Hz
Case Fractal Design Define S
Audio Device(s) Onboard is good enough for me
Power Supply Corsair HX850
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
Up until about 2 years ago I used Avant Browser, but the slow update schedule made me switch to Chrome. Not really any reason specifically other than it is what I started using, I got it set up like I like with the extensions I like. I do like that I can install it on any computer fresh, and log into my google account and about a minute later Chrome is synced, all my extensions are installed and all the settings are the way I like.

Easy Rhino

Linux Advocate
Nov 13, 2006
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Keyboard N/A | Code V2B
Software Centos 7 | Windows 10
INB4 Lynx
Nov 28, 2012
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Processor I3 3.5GHZ (3150)
Motherboard ASRock B85M-ITX
Cooling stock
Memory 8GB
Video Card(s) XFX GTX750Ti 2GB
Storage 1TB WD and 1TB Seagate
Display(s) LG 21.5" LCD IPS
Case CoolerMaster
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Rosewill 610WATT
Mouse R.A.T3
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Mainly All browsers have synced Accounts so really it all depends on the user experience really. As I mentioned previously Google Chrome has fixed a lot of issues and is the browser to go with
Jul 10, 2012
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Memphis, TN
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Processor Athlon X4 760K
Motherboard GigaByte GA-F2A68HM-H
Cooling DeepCool Gamma 200T
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Storage Seagatr Barracuda 2TB x4
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Case SilverStone GD09
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Antec Quattro 850W
Software Windows 10 EDU x64

Best available browser
Jul 31, 2016
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Display(s) LG 25UM56-P 25"
Case Antec 1100
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Z
Power Supply Corsair HX750
Mouse Roccat Kone EMP
Keyboard CM Storm Trigger
Benchmark Scores https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/27435174

Easiest to use to create the look and feel I want.


~Technological Technocrat~
Apr 20, 2007
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Processor Intel 8600k@4.8Ghz
Motherboard Asus ROG Strixx Z370-F
Cooling Corsair H105 {2x Corsair ML 120 Pro}
Memory Corsair Vengeance White LED DDR4 3200Mhz
Video Card(s) MSI 1070 Gaming X (Samsung)
Storage WD Black Edition 512GB SSD (Boot)|Crucial MX100|2x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
Display(s) Asus PB278Q 27"
Case Corsair 760T (White) {1xFractal Design HP-12|1x140mm Noctua P14S Redux|2x Corsair ML 140 Pro}
Audio Device(s) Creative SB Z {Speakers: Logitech Z-5500 }
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
Keyboard Duckyshine Dead LED(s) III
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
I remember the days when I used to use cyberfox along with firefox.

Now all I use is chrome on all devices cuz it has better synchronisation between my android devices
Oct 2, 2015
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System Name Ciel / Yukino
Processor AMD Ryzen R3 1200 / Intel Core i3 5005U
Motherboard MSI B350M PRO-VDH / HP 240 G5
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Video Card(s) Sapphire R9 270X Toxic 2GB / Intel HD 5500
Storage HDD WD Blue 240GB / SSD Kingston A400 120GB
Display(s) HP w17e 1440x900 @ 75 Hz / Integrated 1366x768 @ 94Hz
Case Generic / Stock
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Power Supply Sentry XPP 525W / Power Brick
Mouse Logitech MX Revolution / Touchpad
Keyboard Generic PS2 / Stock
Software Windows 10 LTSB x64
Firefox on desktop, laptop and smartphone. Fast, light on resources, with sync capabilities, and no stupid botnet.
And both links and lynx when installing Arch :D


Thermaltake fanboy
Nov 7, 2014
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San Jose, Costa Rica
System Name Athenna
Processor intel i7 3770 *Dellided*
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Rev. 1.1
Cooling Thermaltake Water 3.0 Pro + Tt Riing12 x2 / Tt ThunderBlade / Gelid Slim 120UV fans
Memory 16GB DRR3 Kingoston with Custom Tt spreaders + HyperX Fan
Video Card(s) GeForce GTX 980 4GB Nvidia Sample
Storage Crucial M4 SSD 64GB's / Seagate Barracuda 2TB / Seagate Barracuda 320GB's
Display(s) 22" LG FLATRON 1920 x 1280p
Case Thermaltake Commander G42 Window
Audio Device(s) On-board Dolby 5.1+ Kingston HyperX Cloud 1
Power Supply Themaltake TR2 700W 80plus bronce & APC Pro backup 1000Va
Mouse Tt eSports Level 10M Rev 1.0 Diamond Black & Tt Conkor "L" mouse pad
Keyboard Tt eSports KNUCKER
Software windows 10x64Pro
Benchmark Scores well I've fried a 775' P4 12 years ago, that counts?
Chrome / IE Desktop .... sometimes safari at laptop and desktop,
Safari / Mobile
Jan 31, 2005
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The Pico Mundo Grill
System Name Commercial towing vehicle Nostromo
Processor R7 1700X
Motherboard Crosshair Hero VI
Cooling Hydro H110i V2
Memory CMD16GX4M2B3200C16
Video Card(s) 970 STRIX
Storage 960 M2 500 GB|860 SSD 1 TB|Red PRO 4 TB
Display(s) VG248QE
Power Supply AX 860
Mouse Sensei 310
Keyboard K60
You forgot Safari..... I only mention it 'cause I know how wildly popular it is amongst the microsloft crowds.....
To my knowledge, Apple stopped development on Safari for Windows years ago, quote from Apple Community: "Safari for Windows was discontinued by Apple as of Safari 5.1.7 on May 9, 2012 ",
but of course, if you run MacOS or iOS, Safari is relevant :)

And sorry, @Easy Rhino - I forgot about Linux browsers, there are many browsers there.

I am a bit surprised, I thought that there where more users, using varieties of browsers, that favored security, in terms of not collecting user data. (I think of Tor and Comodo IceDragon)
Apart from Slimjet, thanks @MrGenius, I was not aware of this browser.

I know that various browsers have extensions, that can do all sorts of things, but that seems not to affect what to use. (in general)
Sync options, speed and looks/feel seems to be the key factor. Oh and the update schedule....

Thanks all for the input - It was a part of an internal business project, to see what motivated users to to use specifik browsers. Have a nice weekend :)
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Sep 3, 2017
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Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 32GB @ 1866 | Corsair Vengeance 32GB @1866
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon 390x | Zotac GTX 1070 AMP Extreme
Storage Intel SSD / SAS 15k Fujitsu RAID5 | Intel SSD / WD Velociraptors / Hitachi 2TB
Display(s) Samsung 245T | HP ZR30w
Case Chieftec | Corsair Graphite 600T
Audio Device(s) SB Titanium HD | SB Titanium HD
Power Supply Thermaltake 875W | Corsair 850W
Mouse Logitech | Logitech
Keyboard Mitsumi Classic | Microsoft
Software W7 x64 | W7 x64
Switching back and forth Chrome and Firefox about once a year, because of performance issues with multiple tabs, having Opera as a reserve just in case.
Sep 10, 2016
424 (0.60/day)
Riverwood, Skyrim
System Name I haven't decided yet
Processor Intel i5 6500
Motherboard ASRock H170M-ITX/AC
Cooling Stock cooler
Memory G.Skill Aegis 1x16GB 2133MHz
Video Card(s) Sapphire RX480 Nitro+ 4GB
Storage Samsung 850EVO 500GB, 2TB Seagate Barracuda
Display(s) 32' Sony TV
Case Cooler Master Elite 130
Audio Device(s) Onboard, HD 599 cans
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520M (520W)
Mouse Rapoo (can't remember the model number)
Keyboard Rapoo v56
Benchmark Scores Look in the various benchmark threads
Firefox for both desktop and phone


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Feb 19, 2014
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Behind a VPN
System Name Black Widow/Red Queen X3
Processor i7 8700K 5.0GHz 1.296V/ Xeon X5690 4.5 GHz 1.377
Motherboard Asus Rog Maximus X Hero / Evga X58 Classified 3
Cooling WaterChiller - both Machines looped
Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws V 3000MHz 32GB/ G.SKILL RIPJAWSX 2133Hz 12GB
Video Card(s) EVGA GEFORCE GTX 1080 CLASSIFIED/ Zotac 210
Storage Samsung 960 EVO - Samsung 850 EVO 250GB - WD Blue 1TB - WD Black 1TB/ Samsung EVO 250GB
Display(s) Asus PG278Q ROG/ Samsung
Case Cougar Panzer Max/ Lian Li
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Enermax Platimax 1000W 80plus platinum Super Overclock Edition ATX2
Mouse Logitech G502 spectrum
Keyboard Virtuis Advanced Gaming Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro.
Firefox Desktop and Phone.
May 7, 2018
315 (3.09/day)
System Name System 1 (main)/System 2/New main system (coming soon)
Processor i5-6600k 4.5ghz 1.27v/X5650 4.4ghz 1.425v
Motherboard GA-Z270X-Gaming 7/Ex58ud3r rev 1.6
Cooling Be quiet! Silent loop 280mm AIO/Noctua nh-d14
Memory Corsair vengeance lpx 32gb (4 x 8gb) 2400mhz/Generic ram 8gb 2gb x 4
Video Card(s) Evga gtx 1080 ti ftw3 @ stock/ Gtx 560 ti 1gb
Storage kingston ssdnow uv400 480gb ssd (os) toshiba x300 6tb (everything else)/2tb barracuda
Display(s) ElectriQ 4k 28" TN 60hz
Case Be quiet! Dark base 700/Lego pc case
Audio Device(s) Beats studio 1 Headphones (wired, red)
Power Supply Seasonic snow silent 750w/Be quiet power pro 11 750w
Mouse Havit gaming mouse (amazon keyboard+mouse bundle)
Keyboard Havit gaming keyboard (amazon keyboard+mouse bundle)
Software Windows 10 pro + Kali linux
Chrome for desktop and phone - I disliked firefox since it felt much slower in terms of loading websites.