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View Poll Results: Internet Browsers - what do you use?
Internet Explorer 110 16.03%
Netscape 4 0.58%
Mozilla Firefox 353 51.46%
Opera 61 8.89%
Apple Safari 22 3.21%
The new kid on the block, Chrome from Google 119 17.35%
Any other?? Please specify 17 2.48%
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Old 27th March 2008, 19:21   #136
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I don't understand why there are comparatively lesser no. of votes for Opera. Opera although not open source is one of the best browsers available, it renders all the sites which i throw at it correctly, although once in a while a site or two does display a warning however Opera renders them correctly anyway. Opera also has some very nice features like
Inbuit P2P client
IRC client
Voice recognition ( very cool I must say although your colleagues may find this funny after they see you saying Opera forward to your microphone )

And a security tip for you dear FF user never store passwords on it, even a non hacker can see your passwords if he has access to your PC by only doing this
Tools->Options->Security->Show passwords->Show passwords
and there you have it all your passwords without any encryption
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Old 27th March 2008, 19:37   #137
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Ain't there a way to set a master password so that the secret informations are not easily accessible? Or is it any extension? I remember doing it somewhere in my PC.
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Old 27th March 2008, 19:46   #138
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i agree with i_see the firefox beta is noticeably quicker. It;s relatively stable -- it crashed only once so far-- i've been using for the last couple of weeks and i really like it. Only problem is large part of extensions are not compatible yet.

Nonetheless seasoned FF users should give it a try and see it for yourself
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Old 27th March 2008, 19:49   #139
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Mozilla 2.0 + IE 7 (I voted for Mozilla though)
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Old 27th March 2008, 20:52   #140
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Tough question. Work wise I have to use IE 6. Can't install anything else on my locked down system. Found a way to add google bar and do away with annoying popups.

Otherwise its FF for me. I also have Opera, Netscape and Safari. Again for work purposes FF has to be used more often than the others. Problem with FF is the huge memory consumption after sometime.

Funny thing with IE is, the moment you minimize IE its memory usage drop by a huge margin. Open task manager and try it out. If you are forced to have several applications open on Windows, then try this trick to keep memory usage low.

I like Safari for its no nonsense design.

Bring back Mosaic anyday !!!
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Old 27th March 2008, 21:04   #141
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Mozilla FF all the way. I was sold from Netscape 3.5. Used 4.0, 4.5, 4.7, 2-3 years of Mozilla 0.x versions (which bloated, crashed and what not, NS 4.7 always the mainstream version), 1.0, ... 1.8. Then finally switch to FF 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 :-)

And FF also has a plugin for running IE in a tab when that pesky web page frustrates all rational attempts to browse!

Cheers.
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Old 27th March 2008, 21:09   #142
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Firefox.
IE drives me mad.
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Old 27th March 2008, 21:28   #143
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Voila the results tells it all! Mozilla any day!
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Old 27th March 2008, 21:40   #144
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Firefox running on Debian GNU/Linux!!!

Edit:- If some site refuses to serve you pages, saying that you require "IE", I do not use that site. It is often tempting to use spoofing (yes, you can do that - tell FF to identify itself as IE, and sites will again start serving page to you), but I do NOT use that. I simply go back every week just to remind the site admin that other browsers exist.

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Old 27th March 2008, 21:56   #145
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Mozilla Firefox.
- Uses less RAM compared to IE.
I use FF 50% of the time. But your statement isn't
true unless you are using FF1 or FF3 - FF3 isn't released
yet. FF2 which most people are using has too many memory
issues. Just google for Firefox & memory.

My first browser was Netscape which I used for long - back in
the days when Netscape was very popular, even when you
had to pay for it. Then when IE5 came out, it was far better
than Netscape, so I shifted to IE. Then to IE6. When Firebird
(it was called Firebird before they changed the name for Firefox)
came, it was really lightweight & quick so I moved to Firebird/Firefox.
Then FF2 came out - I got really sick of it & moved partially back
to IE.
I am not very happy with either IE or FF now. Once there is a stable
release of FF3, may I'll try that out - or wait for IE8.

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Tough question. Work wise I have to use IE 6. Can't install anything else on my locked down system. Found a way to add google bar and do away with annoying popups.
Huh!! IE has a popup-blocker which works very very well.
Did you turn it off or something?

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Old 27th March 2008, 22:02   #146
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Mozilla...the best ...It's one of the most stable browsers I have used, and than repairing it is also easy.
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Old 28th March 2008, 07:11   #147
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Newer version higs memory.
Earlier versions were faster
Tabbed windows were invented by Opera.
Needs add ons for basic functionality too.

Opera 9 for me, excellent browser.Shifted to Opera after using Mozilla for ages....
IE sucks, period.
I didn't know most of this. Time to test Opera.
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I use flock, which is very similar to the firefox browser, it even uses the same plugins as firefox. I'd started out on firefox, and I loved it, but found that flock provided better integration with flickr and other social networking sites.

have a look!

Flock Browser - The Social Web Browser

@revved up and speedzak- you can set a master password for your browser in flock, which will let you store all your site passwords under one lock and key. and if you try and change one of them, the browser will ask you for the master password.

you can also lock down sites on your browser with the master password.

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Old 28th March 2008, 09:50   #149
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And a security tip for you dear FF user never store passwords on it, even a non hacker can see your passwords if he has access to your PC by only doing this
Tools->Options->Security->Show passwords->Show passwords
and there you have it all your passwords without any encryption
Not really. You can set a master password and then everything is encrypted. I use this feature daily and it is a feature carried over from Mozilla suite browser.
OTOH, Opera is a very nifty and fast browser - however, they are a commercial entity and earlier downloadable versions forced you to see banner ads all the time - not my style so I stuck to NS/Mozilla ...
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Old 28th March 2008, 11:05   #150
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Looks like I'm the only person so far to vote for Safari. I use Safari and sometimes FF on the Mac.

Safari is also available for Windows now and with the iPhone it has a significant browser market share.

Safari is now ACID2 compliant and the first browser to do so: Link
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