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View Poll Results: What internet browser do you use?
Internet Explorer 12 13.19%
Mozilla Firefox 27 29.67%
Google Chrome 35 38.46%
Safari 5 5.49%
Opera 3 3.30%
Other 9 9.89%
Voters: 91. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-09-2015, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I tried Slimjet awhile ago but from what I could tell it didn't seem faster than others (IE, chrome, firefox) & it looked like it was in beta mode, so I uninstalled it later in the day.

I still use Chrome. No other browser feels as fast, polished, & user friendly. My backup is Internet Explorer. Also very fast, but not as polished.

I'm definitely looking forward to the new Windows Spartan browser.
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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I had used IE until I started to use Google Chrome. IE is just terrible, ew.
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:01 AM
 
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I dont think the issue of being spied on IS 'NOTHING!!'

It certainly is an important matter! (No one let themselves be WILLINGLY spied on)
I like how you conveniently ignored that I'm using Chrome whilst sending precisely zero data to Google.

You came into this thread and started spewing baseless FUD. And for some reason you think that linking to another forum thread with other people engaging in paranoid rants about the NSA and Google spying on them constitutes some sort of evidence.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:15 AM
 
Location: USA
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I tried Slimjet awhile ago but from what I could tell it didn't seem faster than others (IE, chrome, firefox) & it looked like it was in beta mode, so I uninstalled it later in the day.

I still use Chrome. No other browser feels as fast, polished, & user friendly. My backup is Internet Explorer. Also very fast, but not as polished.

I'm definitely looking forward to the new Windows Spartan browser.
I am also really looking forward to the Microsoft Spartan browser. I am curious what Microsoft will be putting out. It will be nice to see an all new browser type instead of all the copycat browsers that are out there.

I downloaded Slimjet also but haven't tried it yet. Hopefully I can get a good look at it in the next few days.

Microsoft does have my interest peaked though since the new Spartan browser is supposed to have lots of cool features and speed.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:40 PM
 
Location: In The Pacific
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Ever since I downloaded the SlimJet browser a month ago, it has out performed IE11, Firefox and Chrome and is now my default browser to date.
If the new Windows Spartan browser is better and or faster, I'm all for it if I have a Windows 10 OS, but if not, I'll stay with my favorite SlimJet browser, which I'm happy with using on my 64 bit Windows 8.1. laptop using AT&T's WiFi TV/PC router with 11Mbps.
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:20 AM
 
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What possesses people to use all these no known browsers from shady companies? Why is it that when I search for something like Slimjet, the only thing I find are links to their own web site and forum posts that were clearly written by people who have an interest in pushing it?

I don't see anything that would make me want to trust them just so I can download a copy of Chromium with some crappy extensions baked in.

Making a browser has become too easy. Download Chromium, add in some extensions and some tracking crap to monetize it, and release it as the best, fastest, most awesome thing ever. And people will actually download it and use it.
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:37 AM
 
Location: In The Pacific
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What possesses people to use all these no known browsers from shady companies? Why is it that when I search for something like Slimjet, the only thing I find are links to their own web site and forum posts that were clearly written by people who have an interest in pushing it?

I don't see anything that would make me want to trust them just so I can download a copy of Chromium with some crappy extensions baked in.

Making a browser has become too easy. Download Chromium, add in some extensions and some tracking crap to monetize it, and release it as the best, fastest, most awesome thing ever. And people will actually download it and use it.
It's called sharing and that's what members on here do, instead of being negative (highlighted in red) of what had been shared.
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Old 03-11-2015, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Negativity is a positive influence.
I use IE11 because so many people say it sucks.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:00 PM
 
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It's called sharing and that's what members on here do, instead of being negative (highlighted in red) of what had been shared.
There's nothing negative about pointing out the foolishness of installing closed source software from no-name companies that we know nothing about, especially when their products are filled with errors right in the user interface. If they can't even get that right, what makes you have any confidence that they can write stable, secure code?

The fact is, putting together a Chromium-based browser requires virtually no skill. Neither does putting together a Firefox derivative. So I'm not just going to blindly trust that the people putting these browsers out know what they're doing. Nor am I going to blindly assume that the software they're putting out is free of nasty security holes, spyware, tracking cookies, etc.
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Old 03-12-2015, 01:18 AM
 
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I use IE11 because so many people say it sucks.
Good.....Its good having your own mind!!!

I love IE6 myself and ppl say the same about that.... (I DONT LISTEN TO THIER BS REMARKS -- I know whats good and what I like)
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