what browsers are you using?

By drumtrucker ยท 18 replies
Feb 17, 2004
  1. I've been using Opera for awhile now, but might try Mozilla and Firefox. Any opinions out there?
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    I use Avant (overlay over IE), very fast and multi-windowed (tabbed) browsing.
    I find it more userfriendly than Opera.
  3. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    Avant Browser is a very good if you are want to use an IE based browser. Avant has a similar interface to Opera and Mozilla with tabbed browsing and pop up blockers, etc.

    Opera is slick too. mouse gestures can be really useful if you learn them. you get an ad banner at the top without registering however.

    Firefox is a good browser although it is better on OS's that are not Windows. there are some bugs with the drop down menus in the Windows version. it is somewhat annoying to me.
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Totally agree with BrownPaper. Avant, Opera and Firefox are really good. I use Opera mostly because Avant is Windows only and insecure because of the IE backend. Firefox is still too buggy for my liking. Mozilla 1.6 is faster than its predecessors and more functional than it's slim brother so it is an alternative to consider too.
  5. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    IE and only IE.
  6. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    I'll be different. I'm using MyIE2.
  7. Bartender802

    Bartender802 TS Rookie Posts: 58

    I use IE but I have Mizilla and netscape as well
  8. drumtrucker

    drumtrucker TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    thanks people, hadn't heard of Avant, will check it out.

    Keep em coming
  9. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Opera 7...
    I just love the mouse gestures and the fact that on startup it loads the pages I had open when I last used it...

    Netscape 7.1 for the email client and the fact that my bank prefers it for internet banking...
    It's also nice to have when I don't want to load 6+ sites, but just check something out...

    I've also got netscape 4.78 installed for support purposes... The only thing I use IE for is windowsupdate, and I'd change that if I could, but alas........ (And no, a new frontend won't be enough)
  10. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    MyIE2 ( Thx Olefarteh :wave: ) & Firefox when running Windows.

    Firefox alone when in Linux.
  11. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Opera 7.23

    Tried Firefox again the other day and didn't see any advantage over Opera, and it took me about 20minutes to figure out how to get my bookmarks arranged properly. I know it automatically imported IE ones at first, but I deleted them thinking there would be a better way to get them arranged the way I had them in opera. But apparently Firefox will not import bookmarks from Opera, so it was a big mess and that put a bad taste in my mouth so to speak about Firefox before I even went to any webpages.
  12. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    I tried Firefox but didn't like it, and before that I was using MyIE2, which was great. Right now I'm using IE because I really like the Google toolbar. I'll probably go back to MyIE2.
  13. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,671   +988

    Firefox and IE6
  14. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    Wow and I thought I was the only one at this tech site...:grinthumb
  15. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    If you are using it to block popups Opera will do that too without the google toolbar. Also if you are using it for its simple search, well Opera does that too.
  16. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    I especially like the address bar search feature in Opera and Avant. Most convenient. Just type g <lookup phrase> and there it goes.
  17. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Firefox and Konqueror in Linux, Mozilla 1.4b and NetPositive in BeOS.
  18. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I simply don't get on the internet enough to use a browser. :(

    But if I had to choose one, I would say use SlimBrowser...... just found that one doing a search :)

    I use Opera as well. A lot of nice features built into it.
  19. drumtrucker

    drumtrucker TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    interesting, the first post about myIE2 i thought was shorthand for my IE also, the second reference made me google it... and there it is.

    I've been using Opera for awhile now and am hooked on tabbed browsing. Only used IE when Opera wont work (some pages) or I want to save page for offline viewing.

    Gonna have to check out Avant and MyIE2.
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