What browser do you use?

Discussion in 'Fred's House of Pancakes' started by Chuck., May 21, 2012.

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  1. Internet Explorer

    5 vote(s)
    10.9%
  2. Firefox

    22 vote(s)
    47.8%
  3. Google Chrome

    12 vote(s)
    26.1%
  4. Safari

    4 vote(s)
    8.7%
  5. Opera

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
  6. Netscape

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Other

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  1. Chuck.

    Chuck. Former Honda Enzyte Driver

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    An article today suprized me, but I'll poll first and hope a few hours goes by before that article is posted.
     
  2. KK6PD

    KK6PD _ . _ . / _ _ . _

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    Firefox does everything I want to do!
     
  3. Chuck.

    Chuck. Former Honda Enzyte Driver

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    ^ I nearly switched to Firefox after the Shockwave Flash/Google Chrome conflicts. Both browsers have hundereds of add-on extensions. :)
     
  4. qbee42

    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    It should be a multiple selection poll. I use Firefox most of the time, but Chrome for a few things. I use Opera on my phone.

    Tom
     
  5. Chuck.

    Chuck. Former Honda Enzyte Driver

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    ^ should have asked favorite browser or most used browser
     
  6. JamesCSmith

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    I would be very upset is someone didn't let me use Chrome. I have spent a lot of time with IE, FireFox and Safari and Chrome is my favorite.
     
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    i'm not computer savvy. mine came with msn and ie. i like msn as my home page although, if there was something better, i would try it. i haven't had much trouble with ie so why change?
     
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    Chrome...is so much faster and more stable.
     
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    cwerdna Senior Member

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    I voted Firefox since I primarily use it. I usually leave Chrome open too but mainly only use it for GMail (long story that maybe I'll explain later).

    Chrome has some annoying quirks and I figured Firefox's marketshare is larger so there's less of a chance of compat problems w/various sites. I too am surprised by the claims in an article that I think Chuck's referring to.
     
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    Safari on my primary laptop, Android's default browser on my phone, the other 2 laptops run Firefox
     
  11. Chuck.

    Chuck. Former Honda Enzyte Driver

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    Pretty bold claim by Business Insider.

    The poll in this thread completely disagrees with BI.
     
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    I'm using Firefox with the Adblock Plus addon on all my computers and my Android phone. Wouldn't have it any other way.

    I briefly fiddled with Chrome about a year ago when Firefox kept crashing randomly, but switched back as soon as I found out Firefox had fixed the issues. Mainly because Adblock Plus isn't nearly as effective with Chrome (especially YouTube ads).

    I also have Opera installed on my desktop, although I rarely use it - it's a backup, if anything.

    Default browser on my Android let way, way too many ads in. Annoying.
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    I was going to try Chrome for my netbook recently when I had to reset it. Research from a couple sites has shown that, in terms of resources, it and the latest Firefox were about the same, with a slight edge to Firefox. So I stuck with Firefox.

    I liked Netscape back in the day. Didn't know they were still around. When I attended college, my school hadn't gone to MS yet. So my early exposure was to Netscape, Corel, and Lotus.
     
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    I bounce between Firefox and Chrome. Right now it's Firefox. On the iPad it's Atomic Web Browser.
     
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    daniel Cat Lovers Against the Bomb

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    I switched from IE to Firefox even before I dumped the PC in favor of the Mac. I switched from Firefox to Chrome when Firefox went haywire. I'm satisfied with Chrome and probably won't switch until Chrome starts going haywire. I use ABP and ScriptNo.

    Oh, and on the iTouch I use Safari. But that's only when traveling, and because it's the only browse on the iTouch.
     
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    Google Overtakes Internet Explorer As Most Popular Browser - Business Insider
     
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    Corwyn Energy Curmudgeon

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    All I can say is "About time." Being a website developer, I HATE Internet Explorer. They have been abusing their market share to screw up the standards for years. Any perception that they aren't the browser of choice is most welcome.
     
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    I used Firefox for years, and still keep it installed on my systems. But for now, I'm using Chrome. Like Danial, I use the ABP and ScriptNo add-ons. Between those two, I have all the privacy and protection I feel I need.

    I stopped using Firefox because it started getting too slow and I felt the developers were adding too much Bloat to it. Lots of new 'functions' I had no need or desire to use.

    Needless to say I only use IE if the website I'm trying to access refuses to play friendly with other browsers and I absolutely NEED to get to that website.
     
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    Also important to note- Firefox has add-ons that can dramatically improve web safety and efficiency. Two add-ons that I now install by default with Firefox are:
    Web Of Trust (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wot-safe-browsing-tool/) for safe searching.
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    Adblock Plus (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/) for automatic content blocking.

    I also use Flashblock (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flashblock/?src=ss) to stop auto-loading flash content and NetVideoHunter (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/netvideohunter-video-downloade/?src=ss) for saving flv content.
     
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