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View Poll Results: What browser do you most often use on your PC?
Internet Explorer 18 17.14%
Firefox 3.x 24 22.86%
Firefox 4.x 17 16.19%
Chrome 26 24.76%
Opera 2 1.90%
Safari 9 8.57%
Netscape Navigator 0 0%
Other 9 8.57%
Voters: 105. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-29-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Just for fun: Which one?

Personally, I use FF 3. The interface is just right (not the crappy, minimalistic interface of Chrome or FF 4), and it usually works fine for me. I was actually an early adopter of Firefox, switching to it from IE when it was still called "Firebird", mainly for the tabbed browsing capability (important on the dial-up connection I suffered with at the time, as well as satellite connections) and the fact that I was mostly using Linux at the time.
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:20 PM
 
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Most often - Firefox 3.6.x

But I also use Chrome and IE8.
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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I'm a Safari user.... on an iMac (only a PC was used in the poll, but I think "computer" was meant....).

PS...I'm planning to get Camino as a back-up browser, but it's hardly needed, actually. Safari is awesome, as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I'm forced to use IE for my business (we access a number of government websites that require it), but I primarily use Firefox - even for most of those sites, via IE Tab Plus.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:49 PM
 
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I have IE6 on here but i use MyIE2 for browsing (It uses the IE engine (Sometimes i use IE6 directly))
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Firefox because of adblock plus and how easy it is to use "right click" for opening tabs. IE may have caught up by now but earlier FF seemed to have this functionality either earlier or better.
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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I have Safari and Firefox running all the time. Chrome occasionally (on my MacBook, doesn't run on my old G5). I never understand why people choose one or the other. I use as many as possible.
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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Firefox because of adblock plus and how easy it is to use "right click" for opening tabs. IE may have caught up by now but earlier FF seemed to have this functionality either earlier or better.
Yeah, I'm not really a big fan of Firefox, but Adblock Plus and NoScript sure make it worth while. That combination can make even the most worthless bloated sites look pretty damn good. Some sites, I wouldn't even think of going to with out it.
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:49 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Lately I have been using Chrome more, just because it is convenient. I like Firefox, but I am always having to download this plugin, or that plugin, just to make the stupid thing work. It gets annoying.

I don't like IE because *every* time I have gotten infected with Antivirus malware, it has been on IE. So I try to avoid using it if I can. Some websites simply will not work properly without it, however.

I don't like Opera, even though I will use it once in a while. It is faster, but often things look incredibly weird.

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Old 10-30-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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Lately I have been using Chrome more, just because it is convenient. I like Firefox, but I am always having to download this plugin, or that plugin, just to make the stupid thing work. It gets annoying.

I don't like IE because *every* time I have gotten infected with Antivirus malware, it has been on IE. So I try to avoid using it if I can. Some websites simply will not work properly without it, however.

I don't like Opera, even though I will use it once in a while. It is faster, but often things look incredibly weird.

20yrsinBranson
I agree with you on IE and Opera but I also dislike the interface and lack of customization and options on Chrome as well so I don't use it either, not to mention the fact that it sneaky in a startup entry in the registry for some "update" process. Hate programs that create those entries especially when it doesn't need to be updated that often and when you do not know how often they check!
Firefox may not be the fastest but I like its interface, customization options and overall reliable functionality.
Yes, its plug-in updates gets a bit annoying sometimes but that also depends on how many you have installed and how often they are updated because of their own bugs, additional features or simply because FF was updated.
My alternative browsers are Browzar which runs on IE engine but more secure and privacy concerned people who still use IE may like the fact that upon closing this standalone (no-install) program, it immediately deletes all browser cache, cookies, etc.
And a completely different one is Apple's Safari which was based on Mozilla engine if I am not mistaken. It is decent in speed and quite functional.
Opera is slightly faster than the FF and Safari but I just cannot get passed the interface and overall functionality.

PS. Is it just my systems or does IE 8x-9x really create 2 iexplorer.exe processes when it is running?
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