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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 03-12-2015, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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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.

Well, you know you can test this stuff in a secured layer if you don't trust it. I do agree that if I want to use something that resembles Firefox or Google Chrome, I'll just use Firefox or Google Chrome. But, to test out a new browser that is unlike any of the major ones would be interesting. After all, eventually, there's always something new that takes the place of the old. Of course, I'd say that there's enough web browsers to choose from (IE, Safari, Firefox, and Chrome) that we probably don't need any others.

To add, one of my favorite web browsers is Links2. You have a choice to "browse" websites on the command line - just text based. Or you can crank up it's GUI interface which is based on HTML4 code. It takes out all of the crap stuff that you have to deal with on these new fangled websites.
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Not.here
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I've been using the fairly new chromium based Slimjet recently and like it so far. Faster than Firefox and it's doing the job for me at this time without any glitches.

Download Slimjet - MajorGeeks
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:28 AM
 
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Currently, Chrome. But over the last week it has started crashing on me multiple times a day. To the point where I have created a new user profile. If it continues to keep crashing I'll be going back to Firefox unless I find a better alternative.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:19 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Kinda convinced the voters for Internet Explorer are trolls...

Chrome for me.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Firefox is lighter than Chrome on my little old 1GB XP laptops. Chrome is decent enough, but it tends to spawn a lot of processes and gobble up RAM.
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Old 03-20-2015, 11:35 PM
 
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Kinda convinced the voters for Internet Explorer are trolls...
Why because we have our own minds and can come to our OWN conclusions??



IE is as good as any other browser!! (Its the END USER that can be the problem)
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Sector 001
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I was using firefox until today because chrome kept duplicating bookmarks, but that's because I was signed in to chrome's sync. Signed out, stopped syncing with chrome and only with xmarks, and now it's all good.

Chrome is just snappier than firefox. Installed xmarks, lastpass, and AdGuard ad blocker which I found to do a better job than adblock plus for the annoying javascript popup spam you often find on mercola.com or car dealer websites... the stuff it doesn't catch you can highlight yourself and remove with the program itself easily.

Chrome from now on.

I use "mklink" to redirect the browser cache in chrome to a ramdrive.
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:15 AM
 
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Just started using Vivaldi, so far so good...
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:23 PM
 
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Just started using Vivaldi, so far so good...
It's still very raw and missing lots of features, but I like the direction it's going. Hopefully they succeed in making a browser that lives up to what the old Opera was.
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Kinda convinced the voters for Internet Explorer are trolls...

Chrome for me.

LOL

I use IE11 for about 95% of my browsing, and I seem to cover a lot of ground at will. Don't care about Chrome at all. I use FF a little, but really don't care about it either.

It isn't an election, fer cryin' out loud. It is a "poll."
So I didn't "vote" or "troll" for IE. I said I use it in the poll. It's just the truth.
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