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Old 11-27-2014, 06:46 PM
 
Location: USA
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The ads usually have nothing to do with the browser you are using but the websites you visit.

Browser choice itself is a matter of preference. If you do decide you like the way Google Chrome works then you might want to look into trying out the Comodo Dragon Browser and the SRWare Iron browser. They are built on the exact same Chromium base that Google's Chrome browser is but they are faster and more secure. The Comodo Dragon is my browser of choice and I have tried just about every major browser out there.
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Old 11-27-2014, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I use Firefox mostly. Since I do web development from time to time, I have all 3 installed.

My rating is:
1. Firefox
2. Google Chrome
3. IE

Some of my developer friends swear by Chrome. Guess it's a matter of preference. IE is worked into MS OS, so I would not use it just because of viruses.

I am also tired of people coming to me and asking to clean their computer from viruses. It's really amazing, every time I host a party people arrive with laptops for me
My ratings are exactly the same as yours. Although, my default browser isn't really Firefox but Pale Moon, which is built on the core Firefox browser. I like how Pale Moon behaves like Firefox yet retains the square-shaped tabs and the status bar at the bottom. The newest version of Firefox seems like it wants to be a Mozilla version of Google Chrome with the rounded-off tabs.

About the only time I use Chrome is for Facebook. It seems to work better there than Firefox for some reason.
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:04 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Good buddy im glad!!!

You said your IE is slow...... I was gonna suggest changing your MAX CONNECTIONS to 48 and see if it helped!!

Im on IE6 and I have mine set @ 48 and its quite fast!!!! (I think the max connection per server is 20 however)

I cant believe the default setting for IE6 is 2!! -- THATS QUITE SLOW!!!!!!! (Someone on another site was saying how they made thier FIREFOX much faster by setting thier max connections to 48 so I tried it with IE and it did the same!!)

I usually browse with MyIE2 though (IE wrapper (Works with either IE or Gecko engine (Firefox)))
Where do you change the Max Connections setting?
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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MAX CONNECTIONS has ZERO to do with Internet Browsing Speed. Max Connections = how many files you can download simultaneously.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282402
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:34 PM
 
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MAX CONNECTIONS has ZERO to do with Internet Browsing Speed. Max Connections = how many files you can download simultaneously.
Well all i know is when I changed mine to 48 it was MUCH FASTER!!!! (Like Firefox)

Perhaps it does!!
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:56 PM
 
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MAX CONNECTIONS has ZERO to do with Internet Browsing Speed. Max Connections = how many files you can download simultaneously.

How do I configure Internet Explorer to download more than two files at one time?
This is absolutely incorrect. MAC CONNECTIONS does impact Internet Browsing Speeds. The amount of files you can download simultaneously matters with web pages.
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:17 AM
 
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Thank you NJBest ..... I knew it did
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:28 AM
 
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This is absolutely incorrect. MAC CONNECTIONS does impact Internet Browsing Speeds. The amount of files you can download simultaneously matters with web pages.
Whoa, typo. MAX CONNECTIONS.

Last edited by NJBest; 12-08-2014 at 03:03 AM..
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:33 AM
 
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I think MAC connections depends on the number of Apple users connected to the Internet multiplied by the version of the latest OS.

Or some other totally bs computation.
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Old 12-08-2014, 03:05 AM
 
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I think MAC connections depends on the number of Apple users connected to the Internet multiplied by the version of the latest OS.

Or some other totally bs computation.
I think you're mistaken. That would be Mac connections. MAC connections are the physical layer of the network protocol, connecting two devices with MAC addresses.
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