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Which is the best internet browser to use?

By psyduck6199
Jun 30, 2009
  1. i have had a lot of problems with internet explore in the past but since i upgraded to ie8 it has become faster and i aslo use safari for windows. can u recommend any fast browsers? and if u know what is the fastest browser?
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Google Chrome is the fastest browser I have used, with Opera 9 coming a close second. Then comes Firefox naturally. IE8 is on par with FF though.

    Chrome is my preferred choice ATM. Opera 10 beta is also pretty fast, so I might switch to that once the final version is released.
     
  3. InsaneVr6

    InsaneVr6 TS Rookie Posts: 260

    For rendering HTML pages (all the websites you view), Opera does it the fastest. I used Opera 9.4 for quite awhile and am now using Opera 10 Beta (much faster).

    IE is one of the slowest, but it is extremely popular and always renders websites 'correctly' (you will notice that different browsers make some sites look different)

    My secondary browser is Firefox, because it works great compared to IE8 (iE7 was alot better than Firefox in my opinion).

    Chrome I am not a fan of nor Safari. However, I heard that Safari 4 is going to be pretty sweet, but I have yet to try it.

    This site compares all of the popular browser's in how they render every part of a website, some are outdated but it can't hurt to look.
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,623   +320

    I'm a big fan of Opera. Ran 9.64 since it came out, and just recently switched to the beta of 10. The only complaint I have is the digg bar doesn't display the comments if you click, it blanks the page - but that is only a problem if you use that feature on digg.com.
     
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Of the major players, I like chrome the best because it is light and generally fast, and can save the tabs I had open last session. I like chrome's coloring too.
    It is mostly an opinion, your not really going to notice the speed difference. Perhaps features and a pretty GUI are more important.
     
  6. burner00

    burner00 TS Rookie

    Try Orca browser. It truly is "the fastest web browser on Earth" just as advertised! ;)
     
  7. psyduck6199

    psyduck6199 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yea i tried out google chrome and it is pretty fast. i'll try opera too.
     
  8. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,683   +86

    Firefox 3.5 is quicker now.. I use that because I can use add-on features to help improve things.
     
  9. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Just download FF 3.5, we'll see how it goes, Chome is ok, i use it simultaneously with FF(dont ask why), seems slower though.
     
  10. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,683   +86

    Did you tweak the pip connections in the network settings for FF 3.5. I think the default is way to high. 50 Needs to be set to 5.
     
  11. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Yea, just did that.
     
     
  12. psyduck6199

    psyduck6199 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i have no idea wat u guys r talkin abt
     
  13. Char_X

    Char_X TS Rookie Posts: 209

    well, i like Firefox
     
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