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matt--
03-01-2006, 01:12 AM
What's your browser of choice?

ChAiNz.2da
03-01-2006, 05:40 AM
Gotta give props to Firefox.

Even though I'm mainly a MAC user, and Safari was a very close second.. Firefox with it's tabbed browsing, no-popups, themes, extensions and other goodies just outweigh any other browser's capabilities (IMO).

I've even been able to find a Firefox theme to simulate Safari's look :D

Firefox for me, I've got it installed on both my MAC & PC ;)

Commander Obi-Wan
03-01-2006, 09:57 AM
Ooooo.....A new poll. I use Internet Explorer bacause that's what we had on the computer when we bought it.

Justus
03-01-2006, 10:46 AM
Firefox for me. Once I started using Firefox there was no going back for me. The tabbed browsing is awesome, a must have for people like me that like viewing multiple pages - have the presets the way I want them, so when I open the tabs they automatically goto my favorite site, absolutely wonderful. IE is so archaic and the code so shotty I'm suprised Microsoft even allows such a horrific product to be available to so many people.

IronTusk
03-01-2006, 12:49 PM
I cant believe people still using explorer :D Firefox rulezz

El Sitherino
03-01-2006, 02:06 PM
Firefox and Camino (basically the mac specific version of firefox).

Katarn07
03-01-2006, 03:20 PM
IE = Adware, Spyware, and other unwanted crap even with Norton
Firefox = Better security and no popups

Vibro
03-01-2006, 07:13 PM
Internet Explorer :).

Darth Phantom
03-01-2006, 07:24 PM
Internet Explorer :).

:wstupid:

ZemmurkTrooper
03-01-2006, 08:35 PM
Heh, IE is good enough, if you work with it right you can have no adware, spyware, and popups. I dont have nay ;)

TheOssusKeeper
03-01-2006, 09:28 PM
Firefox... it's da' bomb

Samnmax221
03-01-2006, 10:37 PM
Gotta love Firefox although I'v heard good things about Opera too

Darth Andrew
03-01-2006, 10:50 PM
For all you Firefox users:

Would I have to change my internet service if I want to switch to Firefox? I ask because I'm quite snug in my current provider, SBC Yahoo DSL. Or would I still have SBC, but just use it with a different browser? It's all quite confusing to me, so I'm not sure what to do. :nut:

matt--
03-01-2006, 11:24 PM
You can use firefox with any internet service provider, just download it (http://www.getfirefox.com).

Kurgan
03-02-2006, 12:07 AM
Don't let all this firefox lovin' by the other mods fool ya, Opera's good too (and I use it). ;)

Rexíos
03-02-2006, 02:12 AM
Fire Fox all the way, I find that its better constructed and so on.
(First post btw :D)

The Source
03-02-2006, 03:51 AM
I am an IE and Netscape person.

tk102
03-02-2006, 11:08 AM
I am the only Netscape voter. :) Firefox got nothing on me. :xp:

TheOssusKeeper
03-02-2006, 02:35 PM
oh come on Mac and tk102... firefox is awesome, try it you'll like it, hehehe...

actually I have IE, AOL, Firefox and Opera... but I use Firefox by far the most...

tk102
03-02-2006, 02:58 PM
I don't think I've heard of another software application that gets "pushed" by its users harder than Firefox. (Think: drug dealer)
oh come on Mac and tk102... firefox is awesome, try it you'll like it, hehehe...
See? :D

90SK
03-02-2006, 03:11 PM
I prefer Firefox, but I also use IE. Both seem to run fine, though I like the tab system that Firefox employs. And the search toolbar is great.

TheOssusKeeper
03-02-2006, 03:22 PM
I don't think I've heard of another software application that gets "pushed" by its users harder than Firefox. (Think: drug dealer)

See? :D

I know... it's funny isn't it... :lol:

Jeff
03-02-2006, 03:54 PM
I use firefox the majority of the time, but on Windows I have messed it up somehow so I can't view flash animation or movies, so I use Opera for that kind of stuff since I'm too lazy to figure out the problem. And I use Firefox in Ubuntu as well.

Reclaimer
03-02-2006, 04:22 PM
Heh, IE is good enough, if you work with it right you can have no adware, spyware, and popups. I dont have nay ;)

Same here. :)

Samuel Dravis
03-02-2006, 09:51 PM
I use Firefox, and if I need IE for whatever reason that's why I have the IE Tabs extension (sticks an IE instance inside of a FF tab), basically taking the best idea out of Netscape 8 and leapfrogging it. I used Netscape 7 before I switched to Firefox, and I liked that better than IE6 too... I really don't see why anyone sticks with IE.

Kurgan
03-02-2006, 11:14 PM
At work the mac my boss has us use has IE, Netscape and Opera installed on it (I installed Opera, and of course it's the best!). I like how I can not just block popups but also "don't show images" (useful for surfing these forums in public) and delete all private data completely in 3 clicks when I'm finished. It never crashes, but if it did, I can resume right back where I left off (or if I close the program without closing each window beforehand).

Darth_Death
03-03-2006, 07:46 PM
I haven't heard much about opera besides wat you told kurgan, I may look into that.

I also use firefox i luv the no pop ups function and also cas its free (at least for now)

Hallucination
03-03-2006, 08:42 PM
I use Firefox at home, and Safari at school.

HUGOMAND
03-04-2006, 04:47 AM
Firefox, of course :smash:

Samurai DD
03-04-2006, 08:32 PM
You gotta ask? IE sucks major ****! Well, anything from Microsuck does... when you finally find the light that Linux and Mozilla are, there is no going back!

Steve-O Kreesh
03-04-2006, 08:59 PM
Firefox without question!!!! If you use IE for too long, you'll have to reformat your computer in 6 months. IE has nothing on Firefox! :D

Kurgan
03-05-2006, 05:39 AM
I haven't heard much about opera besides wat you told kurgan, I may look into that.

I also use firefox i luv the no pop ups function and also cas its free (at least for now)

Give it a whirl, see what you think. Opera's free now too. From what I hear it has a lot of the same functions as Firefox, only you don't have to go hunting up your plugins to get the same functionality you get with the initial program. I don't know if it supports Linux yet though.

zerted
03-05-2006, 01:48 PM
I am a strong supporter of Maxthon (used to be called MyIE2). It can render pages using IE's engine or use the Gecho engine. I like it much better than FireFox. Maxthon has a lot more built into it then FireFox. Its ad blocker works very well too. Both browsers support plug-ins.

If Maxthon isn't installed on a computer (it has to be installed :( ), I keep a copy of portable FireFox on my thumb drive to use.

www.maxthon.com

TheOssusKeeper
03-05-2006, 07:56 PM
If you use IE for too long, you'll have to reformat your computer in 6 months.

Ha! I thought I was the only one...

I used IE for a long time and about every 6 months I would have to re-format my HD... I've been using Firefox for a while now and no re-formats, yaaah!

* Knock on wood... :smash: *

TSR
03-06-2006, 05:10 AM
gotta be internet explorer.... probably cos mozilla wont work and i've never heard of the others...

Samnmax221
03-06-2006, 05:38 PM
Don't let all this firefox lovin' by the other mods fool ya, Opera's good too (and I use it). ;)

Might have to give it a try cause I keep hearing great stuff about it. I konw it has tabbed browsing but does it have integrated search?

Fate's Decision
03-08-2006, 06:41 PM
I voted IE, I've never had any reason to switch to firefox.

Lady Jedi
03-09-2006, 01:55 AM
Firefox all the way. Except for the pesky pages that won't work with FF, then I use the IE extention. The lack of ads, popups, and spyware cropping up is just plain awesome. :cool: Of course as soon as I open up IE for whatever purpose, there's flashing ads all over the place. Grrr! :xp:

I voted IE, I've never had any reason to switch to firefox.
The reasons to switch are all too apparent once you get used to FF. :p

Rogue Nine
03-09-2006, 06:22 AM
Firefox > You.

Det. Bart Lasiter
03-09-2006, 05:06 PM
^^^^
Despite the brief period where IE outshone it due to a security update and the pages that don't work with it and the lack of integration with Windows Media Player and other programs?

It's an awesome browser but it doesn't live up to the hype.

Samnmax221
03-09-2006, 09:50 PM
Firefox all the way. Except for the pesky pages that won't work with FF, then I use the IE extention. The lack of ads, popups, and spyware cropping up is just plain awesome. :cool: Of course as soon as I open up IE for whatever purpose, there's flashing ads all over the place. Grrr! :xp:


The reasons to switch are all too apparent once you get used to FF. :p

Where can I find the IE extension ?

I'd like to completely take IE off my computer, after next reformate (because of an unrelated issue) I'll need to get it

What Extensions are Firefox users using?
I'm using
Foxytunes
WIZZ RSS reader
Download Manager tweak

Samuel Dravis
03-10-2006, 12:51 AM
IE Tabs (https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=1419&application=firefox). Btw, you can't ever really take IE off your computer; you have to have it on to make Windows work.

I use:

FasterFox
Image Zoom
Adblock
Adblock Filterset.G Updater
IEView
Tabbrowser Preferences
BBcode (really useful here)
Download Manager Tweak
Mouse Gestures
Answers (really useful)
Download Embedded
IE Tab (awesome)
Chatzilla
HOST.IP Geolocation Plugin (cool)
Leet Key (cool)
View Rendered Source Chart
Web Developer
Gmail Notifier

And... I guess that is all. :p

rccar328
03-10-2006, 02:44 AM
I fell in love with Firefox as soon as I started using it. I've found that the popup blocker in Firefox is much more efficient than the one in IE, but my absolutely favorite feature is the tabbed browser. I think the most current version of Netscape has tabs, too, but I'm sticking with Firefox.

The downloading utilities thing (flash, Quicktime, etc.) is annoying for a while, but once that's taken care of, it's a breeze.

As for extensions, I didn't even know about them before I saw this thread...

I just installed FoxyTunes, colorful tabs, Mozilla Calendar, and Minimize to tray.

SarahSkywalker
03-10-2006, 02:15 PM
I mainly use MSN explorer. I use it because IE on my computer is stuffed up. It tends to close without warning which really annoys me. So I have definitely gotten used to using MSN explorer for the internet.

Samnmax221
03-11-2006, 04:03 PM
Used to have MSN explorer on here 3 years ago but I absolutely hated it

MagnaGuard
03-12-2006, 12:13 AM
I have IE......I could care less.

Det. Bart Lasiter
03-12-2006, 01:53 AM
@Samuel Dravis-
Actually IE is a Windows component and can be removed :)

Samuel Dravis
03-12-2006, 02:23 AM
Well, I was meaning for Windows Update to still function. Other than that, yeah. :)

Samnmax221
03-12-2006, 02:40 AM
I coulda swore something about it being different in Vista, I hope so.

Det. Bart Lasiter
03-12-2006, 02:53 AM
The version on XP won't work on Vista so it has to be different.

matt--
03-12-2006, 12:36 PM
@Samuel Dravis-
Actually IE is a Windows component and can be removed :)
IE cannot be removed.

In part of the anti-trust proceedings against Microsoft, one of the chief arguments for MS's case was that IE was an integral part of the operating system. After it having been "removed" by the prosecution's experts, a tech from Microsoft (I think he was on the IE dev team) took everyone through a set of procedure's that ended in a fully functional IE back on the system.

The fact is its a shell for Windows Explorer.

Samnmax221
03-12-2006, 10:21 PM
IE cannot be removed.

In part of the anti-trust proceedings against Microsoft, one of the chief arguments for MS's case was that IE was an integral part of the operating system. After it having been "removed" by the prosecution's experts, a tech from Microsoft (I think he was on the IE dev team) took everyone through a set of procedure's that ended in a fully functional IE back on the system.

The fact is its a shell for Windows Explorer.

Oh sure and MS goes around calling other companies "Communists", their the ones being totalitarian.

Found a great FF extension called Stumbleupon, basicly you click a button on the toolbar and it takes you to random pages people found interesting, also gives you ability to submit intersting pages to the Stumbleupon community

yangyan
03-13-2006, 03:32 AM
firefox ftw!!

RedHawke
03-13-2006, 04:08 AM
Yup Firefox here too...

Though I also use Maxthion on my laptop it isn't too bad either. ;)

RobQel-Droma
03-13-2006, 04:58 PM
Safari. Never used FF, the only other I have was Explorer. Safari is better.

Samuel Dravis
03-13-2006, 10:54 PM
The only problem I have with FF is that it eats up memory if it's left up too long. A lot of memory...

JohnLocke
03-31-2006, 12:26 AM
Hmmm...let's see...
"grew" up on IE, cause that's all there was at the beginning. On AOL (would rather dig my own eyes out than go back to them..(on dial-up go Earthlink)) learned that using Netscape outside AOL gave me better connection and download speeds than IE on AOL. (33k and 1k...vs...50k and 6k). Switched to cable, learned that Netscape was bought by AOL, and converted to FF after that with no reason to look back. I only keep IE for those sites that "can't" load without it.
Firefox hands down.

Darth_Death
04-01-2006, 11:36 AM
This may only happen to me but one falt firefox has is that it wont let you use or see some internet features. one example happens on yahoo music. Whenever i try to view a music video it wont let me see it because "the browser doesn't support it".

Commander Obi-Wan
04-10-2006, 06:13 PM
I finally got FireFox! :D

amnesiasoft
04-17-2006, 11:46 PM
Opera. Has all the features I use. Like mouse gestures, sure I can get them in Firefox, but why take the time to download FF and look for the mouse gestures plugin when I can just use Opera (which is a smaller download by the way)

JohnLocke
05-06-2006, 12:34 AM
This may only happen to me but one falt firefox has is that it wont let you use or see some internet features. one example happens on yahoo music. Whenever i try to view a music video it wont let me see it because "the browser doesn't support it".
No it's not you. FF doesn't support it. But if you have the IE plug-in, you can open Yahoo Music in an IE tab. Then you should be able to see it. There are a few sites that are IE "only." But.....stick with FF, it has the best of both worlds.

JohnLocke
05-06-2006, 12:36 AM
I finally got FireFox! :D
Good for you! You like it? You've tried the extentions and/or themes yet?




Edmonton > Detroit finally!!!

Niner_777
05-13-2006, 07:59 PM
I've got Internet Explorer. I haven't had any experience with the others. I've had Internet Explorer almost as long as I can remember.

Commander Obi-Wan
05-14-2006, 02:28 AM
Edmonton > Detroit finally!!!

lol, you watch it? Where you from?

Edmonton > San Jose. :D

zerted
05-15-2006, 08:50 AM
IE cannot be removed...The fact is its a shell for Windows Explorer.IE can be removed. It takes some effort to do it but it can be done.

If it is only a shell for Windows Explorer, you could easily remove it. Its not. Its integerated into Windows, but its not an explorer shell. Shells are easily changed.

I don't have the latest version of Maxthon so I can't say how good this feature is, but they added an encrypted remote file access to it.

go give Maxthon a try http://www.maxthon.com/

CSI
09-18-2006, 02:58 AM
IE. I hate IE, but I have to use it in order to post threads on this forum.

RC-1162
10-26-2006, 01:57 PM
you can use Firefox to do that too.
i do.

The Doctor
10-26-2006, 04:21 PM
I use Firefox, but I really don't see how it's better than IE. I don't know what people are talking about with Spyware and ****. I never got any. I only switched to Firefox because of the tabbed browsing.

RC-1162
10-26-2006, 04:53 PM
actually, the tabbed browsing was the reason 90% of the people switched. then they came up with several bashes on IE to make everyone else shift as well :D

TSR
10-26-2006, 06:06 PM
I use Firefox, but I really don't see how it's better than IE. I don't know what people are talking about with Spyware and ****. I never got any. I only switched to Firefox because of the tabbed browsing.

Same, i never had a problem with it.

Rabish Bini
12-20-2006, 04:01 AM
I also never had a problem with IE. And I use it. Never had adware, spyware or anything else.

Johnpp
12-20-2006, 05:21 AM
>>>>>>Opera User<<<<<<<<

Pho3nix
12-20-2006, 07:24 AM
Mozilla Firefox of course. <3

Those who use IE are usually just uninformed.

King Dando
12-28-2006, 04:39 PM
I use Firefox now, although I kept IE installed, otherwise I couldnt use Windows Update, which annoyed me.

blh765
01-08-2007, 06:44 AM
I voted for Internet Explorer