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View Poll Results: Which Web Browser do you use?
Internet Explorer 6 5 13.51%
Internet Explorer 7 7 18.92%
FireFox 11 29.73%
Safari 2 5.41%
Opera 2 5.41%
Netscape 2 5.41%
Sea Monkey 0 0%
Avant 0 0%
Camino 0 0%
Other 8 21.62%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-29-2007, 01:03 PM
 
Location: England
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Which web browser do you use and why, if other explain which browser it is
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Old 03-29-2007, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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http://www.city-data.com/forum/other...ou-prefer.html
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Old 03-29-2007, 01:48 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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I've been using Firefox as my default browser over two years now. My problem is that certain websites still don't work well with it. See NAH's complaints for more info on that. Also can't update my Microsoft products while using Firefox, but I guess that makes sense. For that I simply switch to IE, which I've already upgraded to 7. No problems with it thus far, but I simply don't use it.
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Hollywood/Brookfield, IL
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My husband converted me to Firefox two years ago and I've never looked back. One option you left out of your poll is AOL, which uses some horrible mutation of Internet Explorer. The absolute worst is AOL for Mac - nothing works and it freezes almost every time.
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:50 PM
 
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I have been using Firefox for about two years; before that, I used Netscape. I have never, ever liked IE. I bought my first Windows-based computer in 1996 (before that, all I used was DOS) and even then I quickly switched to Netscape simply because I didn't care for the way IE worked.

When I used Netscape, I also used Netscape for email. When I switched to Firefox, I began using Thunderbird for email. Mozilla does make a suite but from all I have read, it is better to use Firefox and Thunderbird as separate standalones.
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:59 PM
 
Location: England
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I have been using Firefox for about two years; before that, I used Netscape. I have never, ever liked IE. I bought my first Windows-based computer in 1996 (before that, all I used was DOS) and even then I quickly switched to Netscape simply because I didn't care for the way IE worked.

When I used Netscape, I also used Netscape for email. When I switched to Firefox, I began using Thunderbird for email. Mozilla does make a suite but from all I have read, it is better to use Firefox and Thunderbird as separate standalones.
I think the suite is sea monkey by Mozilla I used it for about a month it has the browser, e.mail together its only in a beta stage but its already better than IE.
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I switched to Firefox last fall when I got some nasty malware that took almost week to get rid of. I have only hit one site that did not support Firefox, and that was NAH's site. Tracking cookies & spam are 95% reduced, and pop-ups just never happen.
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Old 03-29-2007, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I've been using Firefox as my default browser over two years now. My problem is that certain websites still don't work well with it. See NAH's complaints for more info on that. Also can't update my Microsoft products while using Firefox, but I guess that makes sense. For that I simply switch to IE, which I've already upgraded to 7. No problems with it thus far, but I simply don't use it.

How do you switch back and forth from Foxfire to IE? I also have IE-7.
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:47 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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I have little icons on my desktop. They show up when you install the browser. Firefox will ask you if you want to use it as your default browser, IE probably does too. I think you can change this in your internet preferences menu.

Anytime I can't figure out how to do something, I type it into google as simply as possible like "change default browser." Not patient enough to read long-winded directions.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:14 PM
 
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Okay, so everyone knows, Mozilla says it right in one of their pages.

It's not FoxFire, Foxfire, FireFox, Fire fox, Fox Fire, Fox fire, Fire fox, Fire Fox...

It's Firefox. Plain and simple.

Anyways, this topic is redundant and has already been asked.

As for the choices,

Firefox, Sea Monkey, Netscape, and Camino are all the same thing. They may have different features, but they all use the Gecko engine. Hence they are all basically Firefox, with more features and Camino is Mac.(And I said Firefox and not the Mozilla Suite, because they have discontinued updating that, which is where Sea Monkey comes into play now)

So is safari, but with Camino... Enough said.

IE-6 and IE-7 are both garbage, Microsoft basically stole as much as they could from Mozilla and integrated it with IE-7 because they know it's garbage.

Avant, never heard of it.

Opera, I think it's garbage, Nintendo should of went with Mozilla. Big mistake on their part. Whatever.

As for other, I use Lynx sometimes, and a few others that most people won't know if you've never touched Linux.
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