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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, 15:46   #121
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Default Firefox..!

Firefox is the best one...! all the gr8 features... recetly closed windows, tabs, open all bookmarks at once.... and the list goes on....

But the only downside is many sites are not designed for firefox.. they look pretty weird on that... have to use ie for em...
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Old 27th March 2008, 15:49   #122
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Mozilla Firefox.

- Uses less RAM compared to IE.
- Quite fast.
- Easy layout.
- First browser I knew with tabbed views.
- Decent add ons.
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.
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Old 27th March 2008, 15:50   #123
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Doesn't IE7 have tabbed view too?

Surprised to see no one has voted for IE so far, although most do say they run home to IE (mommy?) if things stop working.


Even I run home to mommy, but she is the last resort. She is not as well organised as Hot Miss Firefox. The short cuts and icons are strangely arranged in IE7. Navigation is not too easy.
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Old 27th March 2008, 15:53   #124
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been using IE 7 with XP, just a feeling that for security IE7 is good and otherwise quite comfortable with it. Some pages, especially the online vernacular newspaper do appear funny with FF.
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Old 27th March 2008, 15:54   #125
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Mozilla Firefox. Been hooked on to it for the last 2-3 years and love its speed, functionality and of course, tabbed browsing. Although IE7 also has tabbed browsing, but its nowhere close to FF.

Yes, like others, even I have to resort to IE(6) when it comes to those few moments /pages when FF acts funny. But I purposely didnt install IE7 on my office lappie as it is very slow and crashes too often. I still prefer IE6, if the need be.
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Old 27th March 2008, 16:01   #126
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Was a big time IE user but recently shifted to FF when IE7 in Vista started hanging & now I have completely shifted to FF both at home & in office & very happy with it
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FF! But IE when I have pages which use dynamic fonts.

And anyone tried FF 3 Beta 4?
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Old 27th March 2008, 16:03   #128
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although most do say they run home to IE (mommy?) if things stop working.
Not in my case atleast. I use a small extension called IEview to render pages which is not very successfully rendered with Mozilla browser engine.

And things don't just stop working without IE. It can be done better if all the web designers think about different browser engines while designing a website.
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Old 27th March 2008, 16:08   #129
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I think we should allow to choose at least two. My choices:
1- Firefox
2- Opera

Don't like IE at all
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Old 27th March 2008, 16:13   #130
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Hi,

> when some pages cause trouble opening, I resort to IE. Sometimes that does > not help, but often it opens in IE. But still I am more comfortable with Firefox.

Try the 'IE tab' Addon for Firefox.
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Firefox it is.Its more fast as it uses less RAM,lol.
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Its Mozilla FF for me for just under 2yrs and no looking back since then.
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Old 27th March 2008, 18:26   #133
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Firefox any day. I do agree there are issues with later versions 2.0.0.11/12 like high CPU and huge memory.

Tried Opera, use IE probably 1% for pages that work only in IE. These days I try only IE compliant pages in IE Tab of FF.
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Old 27th March 2008, 18:45   #134
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Firefox for me all the way! IE, what on the earth is it? Windowz, what is it? I seldom boot windows, so, IE is a strict no no! Even on very rare occasions that I end up booting windows, I have Firefox installed. I do have Safari in my iPhone and I have used it. But, so far, Firefox has been the best for me. I think I will have to try Opera for the heck of it.
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FF! But IE when I have pages which use dynamic fonts.

And anyone tried FF 3 Beta 4?
I am using FF3beta4....its amazing....even faster than FF1.5 when it first came.
highly stable...i have tesed it with >65 pages opened simultaneously! 59 tabs in a single page! still worked!
I have also noticed that it consumes less ram than any other browser......guys try it once

FF2 is highly bloated and it hangs a lot.
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