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« on: January 11, 2010, 03:00:14 am »

Hey guys I have tested several web browsers but I am torn on which on to use for my computer. Please vote to tell me which one you think is best. You can comment on your personnel reasons why to if you would like.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 04:46:15 am »

Absolute firefox Wink
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 05:21:58 am »

Netscape Navigator!? maybe when I was 11.

I use Chrome because I find it's the fastest and most reliable. The only drawback is it sometimes isn't the greatest for online video.

Google is coming to take over the world, and Microsoft should be scared.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010, 01:35:00 pm »

Please vote you opinions so I can keep track.
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010, 02:22:40 pm »

of course the world's bestest browser: Opera Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010, 02:40:45 pm »

Netscape Navigator!? maybe when I was 11.

I threw that one in there for the old timers...lol ROTFL
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2010, 02:48:22 pm »

Absolute firefox Wink

I have tried IE and Chrome and always go to back to FF!!!! Mostly because of the plug ins!!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2010, 08:41:04 pm »

There's another shortcoming of my Chrome in that I can't right-click to set as desktop wallpaper; instead, I have to save it and open it in another program.

Still, I'll stick with it because I find it more responsive then any other.
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2010, 03:31:26 pm »

I agree with leatherbear. I like Firefox, but mostly for the plug-ins.

If Chrome gets widespread plug-in support, I may switch to Chrome. There is a small learning curve, but it is much faster than FF.
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2010, 11:54:04 am »

Firefox
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2010, 01:44:49 pm »

I have tested Opera, IE and Chrome so far.

  • IE - Just plain sucks and always has.
  • Opera - Nice but "hesitates" alot.
  • Chrome - Very fast and responsive(especially on this tracker) but also very barebones.

My browser to test next week is Firefox.  Hopefully after that I'll have a default browser and personal favorite. By then there will probably be updates to improve all the browsers.....except Netscape. ROTFL
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« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2010, 02:13:54 am »

I started using Firefox today and I have to say I am a bit disappointed.  It doesn't respond anywhere near as fast as Chrome on my laptop.  I'm gonna give it a few days to see if it grows on me but right now it looks like Chrome is my choice.
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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2010, 02:38:31 am »

One thing I have noticed is that videos on youtube freeze with FF but IE plays them OK. Also OK in Safari. But overall FF works pretty well though IE has LESS problems than say a year ago. It certainly doesn't crash the way it used to and now with tabbed browsing only one tan crashes so you don't lose the whole session which used to aggravate the hell out of me.
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2010, 01:34:15 pm »

I had been a long time FireFox user but for the past few months I've been using the nightly builds of Chromium (the open source version of Chrome, what Chrome is based on). It's fast, able to use extensions, and has a bookmarks manager (unlike Chrome Beta Mac, which doesn't really have anything -lol). So far it's been pretty reliable, although once in a great while a build may be a little buggy, but I've only had that happen once so far. One build used crap loads of CPU and would crash while trying to quit. FU then, I was quitting anyways! laugh  No worries tho, most bugs are fixed fast and you can always easily revert back a version in the meantime... I don't mind constantly updating, it only takes a few secs. Chromium is my default browser now. Smiley

Here's the link for the XP nightlies if you wanna try it, and I've used these on Windows 7 too.
Xttp://build.chromium.org/buildbot/snapshots/chromium-rel-xp/?C=M;O=D
Download the one under "LATEST" if several builds are listed above it; Xttp://build.chromium.org/buildbot/snapshots/chromium-rel-xp/LATEST

Or you can try the Beta version of Chrome; Xttp://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?extra=betachannel  Xttp://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel/
It's more stable than the dev channel releases so it's best to use beta if you want to use Chrome with extensions as you default browser, and not have to update all the time...well, it should do it for you anyhow Smiley, Chromium doesn't update automatically like Chrome does. The Mac beta doesn't have extensions enabled, so that's why I use Chromium on the Mac side.

If you want to save your extension preferences (of course you do Smiley) don't delete cookies by using the "Clear browsing data…" option, uncheck Delete cookies and if you ever want to delete them and still keep your extension preferences you can do it though Under the Hood -> Show cookies and website permissions.
In earlier builds there was an option to delete LocalStorage (where extension prefs are) or keep it, but now it's deleted along with cookies if you use the "Clear browsing data" option and choose to erase cookies.

Edit: I've begun using the developer release of Chrome rather than Chromium since extensions are enabled in the dev Chrome Mac version again (the Mac beta still doesn't have extensions enabled). It has a separate option to delete or save local storage as Chromium once did (in the recent Chromium builds local storage gets deleted along with cookies so your extension preferences will be lost if  localstorage is deleted), and it has the auto-update option too. I'm hoping to stick with the dev releases until either the beta or official releases have extensions enabled. 
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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2010, 01:38:15 pm »

After testing several browsers on my home pc and my laptop, Chrome by far is the fastest.  I know alot of you are Firefox loyalist due to the extensions and all but I just want to surf the web fast.  Google's Chrome 2 does that for me better than all others.

Thanks for your input and feel free to discuss any new builds of any browser that may trump Chrome's speed.  I am open minded and don't mind change....as long as it's for the better.
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« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2010, 09:24:00 pm »

... IE has LESS problems than say a year ago. It certainly doesn't crash the way it used to and now with tabbed browsing only one tab crashes so you don't lose the whole session which used to aggravate the hell out of me.
I have numerous browsers installed and use different ones for different tasks.
My suite is:
Firefox (most used for all things)
Chrome (fastest and used for some sessions)
Maxthon (I like having the split screen ability to have two tabs on screen concurrently - occasionally used depending on type of session)
IE7 (used for historical purposes - believe it or not, one website I visit ONLY works with IE - arghhhh)
Avant (a shell for IE that allowed tabs before IE did so - also remembered all tabs upon relaunching after a crash - rarely used except on old backup desktop PC)
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« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2010, 10:53:35 pm »

Opera  Applaud2
I tried "the other ones" because people say they prefer them, but I keep coming back to Opera.

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« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2010, 08:27:32 pm »

One update to anyone who is interested.  Chrome 4.0.249.78 (36714) now has extension support!  That is just the icing on the cake for me.  If speed and extension support is your thing(I'm looking at you Firefox Users  Grin) the new Chrome Browser is worth a look.

hxxp://www.google.com/chrome/
hxxps://chrome.google.com/extensions
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« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2010, 11:26:25 pm »

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« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2014, 11:00:37 pm »

I love both Chrome and Firefox. I sometime find Firefox gets into some memory leak after a lot of browsing.
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