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Old 2008-02-13, 16:13   Link #1
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Firefox, Opera or Internet Explorer

i know this had probably been asked alot but i searched and really didnt find anything. so my question which one is better or which one do u prefer to use. im still using internet explorer and there are somethings a that are starting to get annoying and was wondering if firefox has certain problems to. most recently my IE will say error and close itself right after u open it and will do it like 5 or 6 times if u were just using it and closed it for some reason or another. any help is greatly appreciated and if there is other threads protaining to this topic please let me know and i will kindly remove this post.
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Old 2008-02-13, 16:32   Link #2
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Switch to firefox. You'll never go back.
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Old 2008-02-13, 17:46   Link #3
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Your use of web browser is a personal choice. When you initially switch, you'll need to get used to some new quirks and you'll discover features that make your life easier. Firefox is free, so download it and force yourself to use it for a week. At the end of that period, decide which you prefer. I'd recommend making it at least a week and putting some effort into discovering the new features, just to make it fair. We'd all default back to what is familiar to us otherwise.

I use Opera, which is also free. I prefer it to Firefox for a number of reasons. While it's better for me, Firefox may be better for some other people. You'll have a better feel for your browsing habits and for what fits you best.
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Old 2008-02-14, 00:32   Link #4
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I personally use all 3. I use FF loaded up with security addons such as noscript, ad-block, petname, spoofstick and a few others to browse the wild. For sites I am used to I use Opera (apart from this site as I like bazakuda to grab images) and finally if I am forced to I use IE6 for example work OWA doesn't work properly with FF and Opera. Before anyone points out how as I use ubuntu, I use IE6 with ie4linux
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Old 2008-02-14, 03:26   Link #5
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I used Opera myself, but I used FF strictly to download stuff from mega upload for their MU plugin ^^ (Malaysian have those annoying download slot limit and their toolbar is nothing but a spyware )

I didnt even have adblock plugin for FF, so I need to run virus/spyware checker after every use.

I dont even remember the last time I used IE for surfing. I do fired up IE7 to see how my website showed up in IE, other then that.. no IE use.
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Old 2008-02-14, 04:02   Link #6
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Yet another Opera aficionado here. I do use Firefox for certain purposes, but mostly Opera is the browser that saves me he most time and is the most comfortable for me.

We might disagree over Firefox or Opera being the best, but so far everyone responding certainly seem to agree that IE is the worst out there.
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Old 2008-02-14, 04:28   Link #7
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I use FF, occasionally Opera. I do believe FF has better browsing features and I got very used to it quickly. FF won for me when I first discovered it had the 'tabs' feature. Oh boy, how I use that alot. (I just discovered - Click on the scroll button to open a new tab to whatever...XD)

I was trying out the latest version of IE a couple of days ago, seemed alright...but yeah, Opera or FF is the way to go.
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Old 2008-02-14, 04:45   Link #8
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Firefox, definitely. But I sometimes uses Opera for time-saving comfort.

The problem with IE (which most of cyber cafe operators here overlook) is that IE tends to go unstable and frequently causes the PC (and, to some extent, the Internet line) to slow down (even when we're doing nothing). And I always distrust IE (no offense here) for its security loophole, despite its continuous update service.

So yeah, unless if you're forced to, use alternative Internet browser.

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I used Opera myself, but I used FF strictly to download stuff from mega upload for their MU plugin ^^ (Malaysian have those annoying download slot limit and their toolbar is nothing but a spyware )
I agree. and what's worse, if you're unlucky, the download keeps cutting off at critical moments.
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Old 2008-02-14, 04:51   Link #9
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I use all 3.

IE for websites that are not compatible with Opera and Firefox.

Opera for multi-tasking 15 sites at once.

Firefox for websites that are not compatible with IE or Opera.
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Old 2008-02-14, 06:00   Link #10
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I use Opera too. Here's another reasons :
- It can easily saves web pages as a .mht archives (single files).
- Nice highlighting feature, try highlight a checkbox / radiobox.
- Download window are in a tab instead in another window.
- I can see my current transfer speed, loaded page size, loaded image number, images count in a page. So i can easily say wether it's still loading the page or not.
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Old 2008-02-14, 07:29   Link #11
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I used Opera myself, but I used FF strictly to download stuff from mega upload for their MU plugin ^^ (Malaysian have those annoying download slot limit and their toolbar is nothing but a spyware )
Here you go I need to use that because 1) I refuse to install a fucking toolbar, and 2) that toolbar doesn't work on Linux anyways.

I use Firefox. I've tried Opera many many times in the past, but I could never get used to its quirks and its website rendering, plus I've been too spoiled by Adblock. FF has the advantage of being open source, and with extensions like Tab Mix Plus, Adblock, Noscript and many others, browsing is much, much comfortable.

Being a Linux user, IE is out of the question (well, I could technically use it under WINE but there's no way in hell I'm setting it up).

PS: For us Linux users (and soon for Windows users, too, now that Qt4 is going multiplatform), there is another popular browser, Konqueror, which uses the same rendering engine as Safari (well, it's rather the other way around ).
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Old 2008-02-14, 08:16   Link #12
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No Internet Exploder for me. IE7 is a bastardisation of Firefox. And my internet hates it, won't load IE.
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Old 2008-02-14, 22:07   Link #13
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I use firefox i also dual boot xp and fedora core 7.
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Old 2008-02-14, 22:33   Link #14
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Here you go I need to use that because 1) I refuse to install a fucking toolbar, and 2) that toolbar doesn't work on Linux anyways.
My only use for FF is for their MegaUpload plugin which allow me to download already.. Unless the site works for Opera, which I didnt test yet, that site is redundant.. Still, its a good backup in case the plugin I used failed ^^

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Old 2008-02-14, 23:25   Link #15
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i know this had probably been asked alot but i searched and really didnt find anything.
(didn't find anything?) I created a thread a long time ago; it has a poll. Creating a new poll would get the same results IMO. Opinions have hardly changed. A lot of what is important about the browsers was said there already.
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Old 2008-02-15, 02:50   Link #16
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Either Opera or Firefox is a much *safer* browsing experience. IE still has so many holes in it some of the security journals have stopped listing them.... they just say "Stop Using The Damn Thing.".

I now refuse to visit sites that are "IE-crippled" and simply write them to tell them why I won't do business with a company that doesn't take security seriously.
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Old 2008-02-15, 04:18   Link #17
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Here you go I need to use that because 1) I refuse to install a fucking toolbar, and 2) that toolbar doesn't work on Linux anyways.
Excellent. Thanks.
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Old 2008-02-15, 16:58   Link #18
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I now refuse to visit sites that are "IE-crippled" and simply write them to tell them why I won't do business with a company that doesn't take security seriously.
Seconded, although I typically tell them that I masked as Internet Explorer and used their site just fine, so remove your IE garbage message. So far I've gotten two websites to remove it...
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Old 2008-02-15, 18:15   Link #19
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Did you know that beta 3 of Firefox 3 is already out? It has some new, neat features in it. And once the finished version comes out, you can update straight from the browser.
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Old 2008-02-15, 21:39   Link #20
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I use Safari as my main browser. It integrates nicely with OS X (something Firefox and Opera do not... at all). Uses the keychain, built-in spell checker, etc. I also enjoy the ability to tear tabs out of a window to create a separate window. Text input areas are resizable which is cool. That and http://safariadblock.sourceforge.net/ makes browsing more bearable.

Firefox sucks on OS X IMO. They're making an effort with FF3 to have it suck less so now it looks like an OS X app but it still doesn't act like one. Opera doesn't feel native on any platform but on OS X it seems to make an effort to stand out.
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