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Old 12-26-2011, 04:10 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I've been using Internet Explorer for years, and have no issues with it. Had someone tell me Google Chrome was better.

Would appreciate hearing from you guys who have switched to Chrome, and why you find it better/or not
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Old 12-26-2011, 04:20 PM
 
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A poll would have been good for this.

I prefer chrome because of its usage sandboxing for plugins. I also feel that it's faster and uses less memory. I use chrome 17 beta because earlier versions have poor support for touchscreens.
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Old 12-26-2011, 04:24 PM
 
Location: United State of Texas
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I much prefer Chrome to IE. Firefox is a close second. I won't use IE for anything other than a few antiquated sites that only work on it.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Firefox for me on the PC, and both Safari or Firefox on the Mac. I am not very impressed with Chrome on both the PC and Mac, but it's a lot better than IE.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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If those were the only two choices, Chrome. Since they aren't the only two choices; Firefox!

When comparing IE 9 to the other two major browsers (Chrome and Firefox) you'll find that most of the reasons that people chose not to use IE is for the plugins that are available in the others that allow reconfiguring the browser to suite your needs better, and to increase security.

When comparing most prior versions of IE it's about the incredibly poor security in IE, and it's lack of compliance with W3 standards.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Chrome was my main browser since maybe 2008 but in 2011 sometimes it would often crash if I tried to save a web page or image. Problem could be hdd power down or being faulty. Now Chrome latest updates don't crashed that much and they tell me if the hdd can't be seen... maybe my hdd or SATA interface is going bad. But I like Chrome because of it's Favorites / Bookmarks management.

But here's the thing IE9 doesn't crash as much as Chrome and IE9 uses GPU hardware acceleration by default. Chrome doesn't use GPU hardware acceleration by default; you have to do a special procedure and setup / change flags in chrome to use GPU hardware acceleration of web pages. And then it claims that Chrome might be unstable if you change these flags. You can notice the speed difference in websites that use lots of images, so I prefer graphic intensive websites to been seen in IE9. Also, for some reason, Patent web images are better shown using a TIFF viewer in IE9. SO I'm 98% using chrome, and 2% on IE9.

Just compared the speeds of various browsers looking up this website: We Are the 99 Percent
I had faster results in IE9 vs unaccelerated Chrome.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:40 PM
 
Location: USA
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Neither - My new favorite browser is : Comodo Dragon Browser (Chromium based, but better): Dragon Internet Browser ? Comodo Dragon Web Browser

Secure and fast.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Firefox.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I don't use either one much. I use Firefox on PC, and Safari on a Mac.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:44 PM
 
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