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Best browser?

By HiDDeNMisT
Aug 2, 2011
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  1. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,387   +240

    I haven't used IE in years & I haven't seen adverts in ANY of my browsers (SeaMonkey,FF,GC & SRware Iron) since I use adblock. Have a great day :)
     
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,387   +240

    The ONLY reason we hear about IE is because its built into the OS. If MS woke up & gave the END USER the option to remove it once they got their choice of browser, I'd bet IE would drop way down in the ratings. JMHO
     
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +99

    I beg to differ. For many years European users were given a choice due to court rulings and its made little to no impact on IE browser numbers.

    People use IE because they're either not interested in finding another browser, are not aware of the benefits of different browsers or prefer it to alternatives.

    For a lot of those with little knowledge of software and computers in general the icon titled "internet explorer" is what they percieve as how you go online. They simply know that opening that shortcut loads the internet. If you removed it and replace it with "Chrome" I'd be lost. My gran for example associates IE's desktop shortcut as her internet, not as a browser that provides access to the internet.
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,387   +240

    Very good point, thank you.
     
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,654   +323

    Change the Chrome icon to the IE one and put it in IE's place. Wonder how that would turn out, on average.
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,387   +240

    Best browser is up to individual user. :)
     
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,387   +240

    Love Google Chrome? Google Chrome
    I too love it for its speed.
     
  8. RAMISki

    RAMISki TS Rookie

    Browser

    On my laptop, I am currently using Google Chrome.

    My wife's 'puter is all AOL. Interesting note: AOL Desktop 9.6 signed on yesterday suggesting update to AOL Desktop 9.7. Did the process just as directions specified, but right at the last, security software caught the aol.exe file infected with Win32.ZBot and blocked it. Now mind you, this was recommended by AOL, done directly from being signed on to AOL! What's up with that?
     
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,387   +240

    Personally, I'd TOTALLY get rid of ALL AOL . I've heard nothing good about them.
    You should perhaps ask Admin to move your post to a proper part of the forum IF you're infected.

    Google Chrome Help
     
  10. nigel

    nigel TS Rookie Posts: 24

    I use Firefox - and find it better than the rest because it

    a) Identifies Extended SSL sites better than Chrome (IE is as good as Firefox here)
    b) has the extension saved password editor that both allows you to edit saved passwords and also to add user name and passwords on some sites that normally do not allow you to save passwords
    c) Mozilla is more open than IE and Chrome on what's fixed and why

    I have to use IE at work and find it sucks - I miss the extensions such as New Tab URL (that allows you to choose the site to open a new tab on). Also hate having Bing and the need to get rid of it
     
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,387   +240

    Yep, everybody has their favorites. :grinthumb
     
     
  12. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TS Enthusiast Posts: 106

    You forgot the most BASIC.... it's VERY SLOW to open (fFox) than Chrome.. and Chrome is SPEEDIER, fFox is slow when loading websites, Chrome goes sooo fast ;-)
     
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,387   +240

    I agree,but I'd like to know if this http://www.aqlsoft.com/chrome-privacy-protector/

    is necessary to make Google Chrome more secure?
     
  14. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 592

    Firefox and Chrome have been fighting for top dog for me for a while. Sometimes Firefox has its bugs so I'm required to fallback to Chrome, then Chrome develops a problem and I'm forced to use Firefox again until it starts having issues.

    At the moment, however, I'm using Chromium 17. I also have Firefox Nightly installed for when the day does come that there is a problem.

    I enjoy both the browsers, they both have their strong points, but they have way too much in common, and the add-on library is similar.

    I do, however, use Firefox to watch Ustream and Livestream.com, because Adblock plus can block their ads. :)
     
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,387   +240

    My preference is SeaMonkey,FF,Google Chrome & SRware Iron in that order.
    SeaMonkey & FF are related. If I could find a video download addon for Google Chrome,I'd be happy:)
     
  16. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TS Enthusiast Posts: 106

    I don't know, BUT chrome is the most secure browser. ALL the others are flawed. Hackers hack every year we browsers, IE 1st, fFOX 2nd and others follow. Note that Chrome has never been cracked by hacker. Maybe in the 2012 test Chrome will be hacked. We will see. But what's the problem of installing that addon in anyway? I don't use it, but if u use it u won't lose anything, the speed is the same not like fFox where u install 1-2 addons and it crashes :(
     
  17. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,387   +240

    Thanks for your reply.
     
  18. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TS Enthusiast Posts: 106

    :D
     
  19. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TS Enthusiast Posts: 106

    I have one, it's called " Ultimate YouTube Downloader " But it is only for YouTube ;-)
     
  20. SKYSTAR

    SKYSTAR TS Enthusiast Posts: 250

    Mozilla Firefox
     
  21. nigel

    nigel TS Rookie Posts: 24

    Its not that much slower - but even if there is a delay of a few seconds, its still worthwhile as you only open the browser once - and the other advantages last all sessions. As to slow opening sites - for me its almost the same as I have a 10mb broadband connection
     
  22. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TS Enthusiast Posts: 106

    10mbps or 10MegaByte/s ??? Cause mine is 24Mbps (in reality it's 15 MAX, 24 is lie) = 1.8mb/s MAX and it has some seconds delay :D but that's not the problem. the problem is that it is more "fat" it is slow generaly. chrome is much speedier imo
     
  23. nigel

    nigel TS Rookie Posts: 24

    In my case according to the tests I normally get 9.8 download and over 1 upload using a cable provider.

    However as to speed its subjective, and when choosing a browser its not only the speed of starting, but also how it comes configured and how you can configure it.

    Some examples imo where Firefox excels over Chrome is the way it distinguishes between SSL sites and Extended SSL (Firefox and IE follow one standard cand Chrome does its own thing), the addons I mentioned earlier, saved password editor, new taburl and bookmark favourite icon editor all make things a lot easier.

    One thing I would think we both agree on is that Google is a better search engine than BING and thats the default for both. I wonder if Bing is designed to be poor so Microsoft obtain additional click through incomes as well as having an increased count of the number of pages people click to get info. To me Bing deserves to be put on the scrap heap as its worse than Vista compared to Windows 7.
     
  24. ViPeRMiMiS

    ViPeRMiMiS TS Enthusiast Posts: 106


    Yo speak a lot about SSL and Extended SSL. I do not know what are those, but for me Chrome is better. Chrome has addons too, they are equally the same now! [In the past fFox was the best but now not because it is slow now (it wasn't that slow in the past)]
    :)
     
  25. nigel

    nigel TS Rookie Posts: 24

    The difference between SSL and Extended SSL is that the organisation who issues the certificate has validated that the domain is actually owned by the company who has actually purchased the certificate. In Firefox and IEs case when you have Extended SSL - the URL Bar goes Green, and with SSL its Pale Blue (FF) or White (IE). The idea is that if domain was created for a bank such as H.SCB.COM to mimic HSBC to catch people or to send fake links, it would be a lot harder for them to get an Extended SSL certificate and thus fool people to part with their details. Chrome does distinguish between the two but for me the Green/Blue/Red - idea is far easier to understand. URL below explains the differences in colours and certificates

    http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Site Identity Button
     


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