What web browser do you use?

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  1. robin

    robin Senior member

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    Pornzilla.

    Nah, just kidding.

    Surprisingly, chrome visits to a few websites I manage have been growing steadily since they released it (now more than Opera).
     


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  3. Aperipan

    Aperipan Senior member

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    The original Mozilla browser? That thing's quite dated. You should update to either Mozilla's Seamonkey or Firefox. Then you can install the adblock or adblock plus addons.

    I also like to use links2, which is a text and graphics based browser. Typically I use it in text mode, with no javascript support.


    Sorry, I meant firefox. However, I keep seeing pop up ads (gearing toward my interests) in my gmail and other accounts. Google is Big Brother and I don't like it.
     


  4. binge

    binge Senior member

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    Then don't use gmail...a.k.a. Google Mail.
     


  5. Jumbie

    Jumbie Senior member

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    Firefox (love my extensions) and Opera (which I happen to be using right now).
     


  6. DNW

    DNW Senior member

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    I've never had a pop up ad with gmail with Firefox.

    IE is a big pile of steaming turd. Chrome is nowhere nearly as customizable as FF. Everything else is second rate.

    Actually, for a while I was using Avant Browser, which is based on IE. It was decent, but nowhere near as good as FF.
     


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    I have been using Opera for the past few years and I have never needed to consider an alternative.
     


  9. Aperipan

    Aperipan Senior member

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    I have been using Opera for the past few years and I have never needed to consider an alternative.

    interesting. I've never heard of this browser.
     


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  11. Modernist

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    Firefox with the Speed Dial extension, to give it an Opera feel. I also like Opera. I'm waiting for the new version, with claims it will render web pages twice as fast. Safari and Chrome are OK, and IE sucks.

    IMO Firefox and Opera do the best job at rendering pages, especially CSS (no browser renders CSS 100% accurately). IE is the worst. And slow.

    Ad-blocking works fine in Firefox, but my firewall does the best job at blocking ads (Agnitum Outpost). It works so well that I've disabled some of the features, because it even blocks ads inside a page, thus losing some of the content.
     


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    FF for home. Safari at work.
     


  13. Berticus

    Berticus Senior member

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    IMO Firefox and Opera do the best job at rendering pages, especially CSS (no browser renders CSS 100% accurately). IE is the worst. And slow.

    Well whoever passes the acid tests are the most w3c compliant, so they actually render pages best. Historically Presto (Opera) and Webkit (Safari and now Chrome and Epiphany) are the first layout engines to pass the tests. Shortly after, KHTML (Konqueror) followed by Gecko (Mozilla Firefox and Seamonkey) pass the tests.

    With the latest acid test, Gecko can only reach 77/100, unless you get Mozilla Firefox Minefield which is in pre-alpha stages and uses Gecko 1.9.2 (Mozilla Firefox Gran Paradiso uses 1.9). As expected, Presto and Webkit are the first to reach 100/100.

    Since the acid2 test, Microsoft claims IE8 will be the most standards compliant browser available. However, with the latest tests, latest versions of Trident (IE's layout rendering engine) could not pass.
     


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    Joffrey Senior member

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    I use Opera on my laptop. IE 8 at work
     


  15. rdawson808

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    At work I'm restricted to IE.

    At home I primarily use Opera. IE uses up alarming amounts of memory, though some sites only work with IE so I'm forced into it. I think something's wrong with it to be honest. Occassionally I use Firefox at home too.

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