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Web Browser - which one do you think is the best?

Which web browser do you use and why?


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Black Panther

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#1
Currently I use IE7. I did have Firefox previously on my older pc but I've never installed it on this pc, and that's been nearly a year ago.

I regularly visit sites, some of whom say that they are displayed best using explorer, others say that they are displayed best using firefox :confused:

Since I got my wide-screen I've been finding many sites which display the picture on the middle of the monitor only, and I constantly have to zoom 150% to get the image on the whole of the monitor. Thankfully TPU isn't one of these :rockout:
But is this thing browser-related or not?

Anyway, I'm curious to know which browser you use, and why.
What are the advantages and the drawbacks, for IE, Firefox and Opera?
 
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#2
I've never had a problem like that.

I use Firefox with a few addons that I cannot live without.

First is a bar that pops up on the bottom detailing your downloads, littlefox maximizes screen space and has nice and small icons for my 1920x1200 laptop screen (I love having 20/20 vision) and the last is a tweak to make browsing with a broadband connection MUCH faster.

Google the other two and install from the Firefox Addon Site.

ALSO - the content search thingy (when you type in the address bar, instead of showing sites that START with what you type, it returns any part of the title or address) in the Firefox 3 betas is amazing :love:
 
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#3
I been using the new FF v3 Beta4, and so far so good...big improvement from v2.
 

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#4
Opera - fast, comes with everything you need without dozen of addons, integrated basic mail client, can handle bit torrent
 
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#5
I used to swear by IE but all of the faults, crashes and animated audio flash adverts drove me to seek an alternate, I tried opera but the interface wasn't very visually appealing so tried Firefox and haven't looked back since.
 
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firefox...just got used to it :)
 
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ff 3b4

I use it at work, and ff 2 at home.

ff3 is gonna rock so hard... lol 68% on the acid 3 test
 
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#8
I like FF but I really haven't found much difference with Opera and IE except the actual features being offered. Personally, I like the speed dial feature in Opera, there is a extension for that as well for FF but Opera's version appears better to me.
 

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#11
ie= absolute crap thats spyware
opera= ie overlayed with some extra functionality and gui
ff= memory eating
other= netscape is dead.. and all of the rest use ie like opera

which one wins?

firefox with the memory optimizer & ie tabs extension(for those that need to test pages in ie etc) & the kickass themes and extensions.
 
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#12
all 3...
firefox-main probably 90-95% of my everyday stuff
opera-2ndary choice, has a torrent function *cough* and used when ff seems to fail me on this or that...
ie-avoided but some arses code pages meant only for ie....
 

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#13
IE7 with 5 tabs here is using 74K of memory.

Possibly FF is a hungrier memory-eater?
 

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Not FF3. Don't confuse memory usage with cache commits. The OS commits (pre-loads) actions of the users for speedy execution. This is counted under the memory usage of the process under Windows Task Manager.
 

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#15
IE7 with 5 tabs here is using 74K of memory.

Possibly FF is a hungrier memory-eater?
with ff optimizer with over 20 tabs.. i only eat like 15k with the optimizer
 

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I use Avant, all the compatibility of IE but with a bunch of nice options added in.
 

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with ff optimizer with over 20 tabs.. i only eat like 15k with the optimizer
And what it basically does is page everything on the disk = bad performance.
 
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Safari is a great stream lined, fast browser. I like FireFox too, but not quite as much as Safari.
 
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FireFox...
mainly because of the extensions, addons and themes.....
it is just funnier than plain IE....

And FF 3.0 beta 4....very fast.....only Safari is faster.....
 
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firefox, easily, and 3 Beta 2 has been my fave so far... it's so clean and fast; it doen't bother me with constant requests for permissions like IE7... also, the tab interface is a lot better (ie, i'm used to it :p), and i love the integrated downloads manager...
 

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And what it basically does is page everything on the disk = bad performance.
i've got increased performance from that on a 10 year old hdd.
 
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Opera 9.26 configured properly for security. Do not use Flash/Java, and you're safer than any other web browser, my opinion. :)
 

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i've got increased performance from that on a 10 year old hdd.
Disable the extension and/or the system page file, you've got 2 GB memory, run FF and see the performance. Right now I'm running OpenSuSE 10.3 without the swap partition = everything on the mem. But my Firefox performance is totally off the charts compared to Windows...the reason could also be the OS though.
 
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#24
Opera
Speed Dial
Mouse Guestures
Trash
Wand Manager
Starts with the web page(s) previosly left open(called session)
Side bar which has history,widget, book marks etc.
 
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#25
The pages saying that they are "best viewed with FireFox" are getting paid by Mozilla to put that on there, fyi, just like MS paid sites to do the same.
EDIT: makes me just shake my head at people crying that Ms is so horrible and stuff, and then turn around and do the SAME thing.