What browser do you use?


Which browser do you use most?

Poll closed Aug 20, 2002.
  1. Internet Explorer 6

    17 vote(s)
  2. Netscape 7

    1 vote(s)
  3. Opera 6.04

    1 vote(s)
  4. Other

    5 vote(s)
By Snowy Commando ยท 23 replies
Jul 21, 2002
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  1. I just recently discovered Netscape 7 Preview Release and think its great compared to IE6.

    Another thing I noticed was that IE6 has stopped working on some secure e-commerce sites (despite reinstalling/resetting default options) thus can't buy anything whereas Netscape and Opera are fine.

    If Netscape works on these sites that IE6 has stopped working (unless I reinstall Windows or something) on then it just gives me more of a reason to not use IE6.
  2. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Talking about IE 6...... i still using IE 5, didn't bother to upgrade! Lazy me.:)
  3. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492

    UMM, well, I use IE6, Netscape 6, Opera 4 (in BE), Opera 6 (in XP) netpositive......

    I could go on, but IE is my main browser at the moment
  4. Gnerma

    Gnerma TS Rookie

    What about Mozilla 1.0??
  5. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    I use a really highly tweaked version of IE5. I'm working on doing the same thing to IE6, and probably will have it done in a few weeks :D
  6. ss1

    ss1 TS Rookie Posts: 94

    IE 5.01 here. I see no point in upgrading to IE 6.

  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Mozilla 1.0 would be nice but for the extent of my browser use it doesn't seem worth installing it (again) ;)
  8. Spliffmeister

    Spliffmeister TechSpot Paladin Posts: 508

    I use IE6, I didn't even realise there were other browsers ;).
  9. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Mozilla 1.1 works fine :)
  10. Snowy Commando

    Snowy Commando TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 148

    Thats true for most home non-technical family users and another example of Micro$oft doing its job of making the end-user feel as though IE6 is their only choice of browser.

    Its only the more technical expert users like myself who even bother to explore the possibilities of using alternative browsers and OS's like Linux which means I do have a choice.

    Its a viscious circle, even when I try alternative browsers/OS's, l still find myself drifting back over to Micro$oft's ones because you were already comfortable with them for the most part despite wanting something "different".
  11. Spliffmeister

    Spliffmeister TechSpot Paladin Posts: 508

    snowy, I hope you realised but I was joking. Hence the ;). :grinthumb
  12. Snowy Commando

    Snowy Commando TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 148

    Oh well, i kinda knew you were being sarcastic, i thought I would still voice my opinions about Micro$oft as it was relevant to this topic of browsers.
  13. Snowy Commando

    Snowy Commando TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 148

    Now for some IE Trivia:

    What does IE 4, 5 and 6 share in common?

    They all have no significant changes to the interface (in my opinion anyway :p). Hmm...IE6 Media Bar - who uses it? :dead:
  14. Gnerma

    Gnerma TS Rookie

    Yes the interface changes between the last 3 major IE releases have been minimal. But a lot has changed behind the scenes. Especially between IE 4 & 5. I'm talking about web standards compliance and support of new technologies.

    The browser makers have been doing a good job in moving towards standards compliance, that includes MS.
  15. JAV

    JAV TS Rookie Posts: 210

    Clueless in California, here. :confused:

    IE is disabled & Sygate Firewall locked from connecting & I use my ISP (Earthlink) supplied browser. :cool:

    Best I can tell, its: Earthlink Web Browser 5.07.97
  16. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    IE Blocked in firewall (only used when using windowsupdate.com)

    Opera 6.03
    NS 4.79 / NS 4.78 (depending on 'puter)...
    IE 5.5 something.... (don't bother updating it, as it's not allowed to do anything)

    I was going to install NS 6 and 7, but don't have a net connection on my main machine, and I don't want to do anything to this 'puter... (2 browsers is enough on it)

    I downloaded Mozilla, but never got around to installing it before moving out... :-/
  17. Goofy Newfie

    Goofy Newfie TS Rookie Posts: 199


    What do you folks think of Opera's browser? Does it have any features that, in your opinion, are better than IE or Netscape? I've tried Opera in the past, but went back to IE 6 after upgrading to Win XP.
  18. Snowy Commando

    Snowy Commando TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 148

    The thing I like about Opera 6.04 is that it deals with multiple browser windows using "Tabs". It also has built-in popup controls to keep them opening in the background and not in your face.
  19. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

  20. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,957   +214

    Just wanted to dig up this old thread again...

    You guys can now change my vote from IE to Opera 6.05, I've come to like this browser really much...

    Highly recommended, it's faster, more stable and looks better than IE...

    Donwload Opera 6.05
  21. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Changed... you could have changed it youself you know ;)
  22. GeForce

    GeForce TS Rookie Posts: 41

    IE6 and Mozilla here. :)
  23. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492

    Pheonix at work (some sort of Mozilla variant) and Mozilla for BeOS at home... and IE on my laptop, as i couldn't be bothered moving the Mozilla files off my other PC
  24. MYOB

    MYOB TS Rookie Posts: 492

    oh, and Mosaic when i feel like pretending the net is as it was in 1993.... seriously, i have it installed!

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