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Browser Of choice

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What browser do you use?

  1. Opera

    24 vote(s)
    18.9%
  2. Firefox

    74 vote(s)
    58.3%
  3. IE

    15 vote(s)
    11.8%
  4. Other

    14 vote(s)
    11.0%
By jtickner1
Sep 5, 2007
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  1. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,627   +321

    I've dropped Opera on my Macs. Its just too processor intensive on my old G4s :( Firefox is about 5x worse for processor usage for some reason (might be exaggerating a bit).

    So I've switched to Safari 4 Beta, and it is really nice except its pretty slow on opening new tabs :( slower than Opera or FF. But I think that is because its trying to load its fancy 'speed dial' like interface. There is probably a way to turn that off, but it hasn't bothered me enough to look into it.
     
  2. ralphedison

    ralphedison TS Rookie

    Firefox for me as Internet Explorer has many bugs and easily penetrated by viruses. Though I never used Opera.
     
  3. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 663

    I recently read in an interview somewhere that Opera are going to be working harder on making Opera perform much better on platforms other than Windows. To the standard of the Windows version I think he may have said even
     
  4. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,686   +60

    I voted ff but iv never used opera, I think we can all agree that ie is the worse lol.
     
  5. VintagePC

    VintagePC TS Rookie

    Firefox rule!
    and there is endless amount of really nice pluging and addons
     
  6. evilsmith

    evilsmith TS Rookie Posts: 84

    I prefer FireFox. Never tried any of the others except IE which always pissed me off because I found that I got more Viruses from IE then Firefox
     
  7. Zachariah

    Zachariah TS Rookie Posts: 20

    I use Firefox and sometimes Chrome. Haven't used IE in a very long time.
     
  8. Sevrage

    Sevrage TS Rookie

    Been using Opera snapshots for years, 99.915% of the time in linux (yes.. dont use windows...)
    the usual bugs since ever: 100% CPU, flash plugins, lack of feature (read: sites not working has they should), keyboard keys "k" "i" "l"x2.. getting ware out, but still using it....

    sadly they are making a circus out of it, introducing useless features, but still using it...
     
  9. TDominici

    TDominici TS Rookie Posts: 36

    Firefox + AdBlock Plus and I've never looked back since :)
     
  10. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Booster Posts: 527

    I use both IE8 and Firefox.
     
  11. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 315

    i like opera's polished ui and mouse gestures(saves time)
    i also have ie but rarely use it for sites that do not support opera
     
     
  12. yangly18

    yangly18 TS Rookie Posts: 242

    lol@ IE

    I use firefox
     
  13. Justice101

    Justice101 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Chrome pwnsords
     
  14. foreverzero89

    foreverzero89 TS Enthusiast Posts: 246

    opera for me, its faster than FF, good interface, has a vista/7 type aero peek of tabs, i like the bookmarking better in opera, less of a mem hog than FF. oh and don't forget opera unite!
     
  15. HeadFonez

    HeadFonez TS Rookie Posts: 56

    Google Chrome! :D
     
  16. myrmidonks

    myrmidonks TS Rookie Posts: 65

    Chrome loads 5 times faster than firefox, and has the least cluttered toolbar IMO.
     
  17. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,714

    There are some neat tweaks you can do to FF which make a big difference.
     
  18. ultragrey

    ultragrey TS Rookie Posts: 69

    To me safari is more user friendly.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. jorgee64

    jorgee64 TS Rookie

    I don't really have a preferred browser. I recently started using Opera and it runs pretty smooth. I used Firefox for a while. Firefox worked great on my Dell Laptop, but on my Eee PC 901 it stuttered and froze a lot. Opera on the other hand didn't do that, so I just made the switch to Opera Web browser. Works great and gets the job done! ja ja ja
     
  20. tractorphil

    tractorphil TS Member Posts: 62

    Chrome all the way

    It just works great
     
  21. ChloeK

    ChloeK TS Rookie

    Until recently i was using Firefox, but i recently started trying Chrome and am loving the experience so far.
     
  22. screenblue

    screenblue TS Rookie

    Very glad to see firefox as #1 :)
     
  23. Signomi

    Signomi TS Rookie

    Firefox. Though like ChloeK, I've recently started using Chrome and am really liking it so far.
     
  24. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,576   +47

    IE8 for me. Combine with windows 7 ultimate security, ive never looked elsewhere.

    I might be missing out, but never mind.
     
  25. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Maniac Posts: 546

    Every PC I have tried Chrome on it crash too much. Even on sites like youtube and google it crashes. Just me? I tried many Computers, FF don't crash often, but Chrome is every 10 mins.
     


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