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What browser do you use?

Firefox
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47%
Internet Explorer
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41%
Safari
2
6%
Other
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6%
 
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Postby Me » Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:00 am

Well, whatever sails your proverbial whale, but in defence of Firefox, it can do all that too.

Fully skinable, can automatically check your email, adblocking extensions that actually work, etc.
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Postby strife286 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:03 am

I like my firefox...
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Postby J-man » Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:46 am

Me wrote:Well, whatever sails your proverbial whale, but in defence of Firefox, it can do all that too.

Fully skinable, can automatically check your email, adblocking extensions that actually work, etc.

Actully my IE adblocking works just as good as the FF one.. :-k
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Postby Me » Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:25 pm

But does your addblock script autoupdate?
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Postby Mr Sarcastic Cow Man » Sun Oct 30, 2005 1:32 pm

J-man wrote:
Me wrote:Well, whatever sails your proverbial whale, but in defence of Firefox, it can do all that too.

Fully skinable, can automatically check your email, adblocking extensions that actually work, etc.

Actully my IE adblocking works just as good as the FF one.. :-k


Have you used FF and adblock long enough to truly grasp its power? */ads/* w00t!

I use adblock a lot for avatars too. :-

Shadowpaw wrote:Internet Explorer. Firefox is way too slow for me and IE's never let me down. Aside from tabbed browsing, there's nothing about Firefox I desire and won't sacrifice speed for tabbed browsing (which is in IE 7.0 anyway).


No offense, but your software setup must be quite "unique" for IE to be faster than Firefox. I assume you have spyware/virus protection, because if you don't IE probably has let you down whether you know it(yet) or not. ;)
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Postby Chandler » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:12 am

I use IE. :neener:
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Postby Iverkid » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:20 am

i've found that safari works faster than anything on mac.
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Postby Shadowpaw » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:23 am

LarryTheCow wrote:No offense, but your software setup must be quite "unique" for IE to be faster than Firefox. I assume you have spyware/virus protection, because if you don't IE probably has let you down whether you know it(yet) or not. ;)

Haha, no offense taken ;). There's nothing unique about my software setup though. After I noticed Firefox seemed to be slower, I ran both IE and Firefox in parallel windows. Each and every time, Firefox was about a half a second slower than IE. That's not a huge difference, but the difference was noticeable and adds up over time when I'm quickly jumping from one page to another. Firefox has a large fan base, and there's clearly things that people like about it. But until IE lets me down (which it has never done), I see no reason to change.
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Postby Sunday » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:43 am

Sonuna Hydris wrote:Incidentally... Opera's looking more and more appealing, as they've removed the free version's built in ads.


I do like Opera alot. Nice tabs at the top, and if you exit before closing those tabs, they are saved for your next use. Which might or might not be a good thing.

I'm not thrilled with FF...if its a choice between IE and FF, I use IE.
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Postby AioMan » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:55 am

I use different ones. Sometimes IE, Mozilla, Safari, and Camino.
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Postby Shadowpaw » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:58 am

I did some research, and (at least according to this site's testing), Internet Explorer is indeed faster than Firefox at everything except scripting.

Though Opera blows them both away in terms of speed. I've only used Opera briefly... maybe I should check it out again.
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Postby Sonuna » Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:05 am

Eh, here Firefox loads lightning-fast and is the source of my timeripping "insane forum browsing speed" powers...

The main advantage of Opera seems to be that it doesn't use as much CPU space as IE or FF. Maybe I should use it for a while and see what happens...
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Postby Zeba » Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:11 am

I use Firefox. Everytime I used IE at least 10 pop-ups would come up.
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Postby Taq » Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:12 am

Count me in as another Firefox convert. My brother, who knows some computer stuff, uses IE "because it loads faster." I don't know if that's true, but it's a non-issue for me.
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Postby J-man » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:25 pm

Shadowpaw wrote:I did some research, and (at least according to this site's testing), Internet Explorer is indeed faster than Firefox at everything except scripting.

Though Opera blows them both away in terms of speed. I've only used Opera briefly... maybe I should check it out again.

Notice the cold-start times. I noticed FF takes forever when you first load it up. ](*,)
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Postby Shadowpaw » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:28 pm

J-man wrote:Notice the cold-start times. I noticed FF takes forever when you first load it up. ](*,)

Haha yes, I did notice that. Opera 9.0's cold-start time looks incredible compared to every other browser. I'm going to try Opera again when I get home tonight.
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Postby Sonuna » Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:36 pm

I was trying it, and it seems to load more slowly (well, ToO at least) compared to FF. ...But that's probably due soley to cache and such.

Yeah, its cold-start time is ruling... as is its CPU usage... >_>
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Postby jollyholiday » Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:46 pm

I use Internet Explorer...I'm just a slave to the Microsoft beast.

I'm usually not a follower, but when it comes to browsers and $10 per post days, I "baa" just like a sheep.

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Postby Catspaw » Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:23 pm

*hands jolly some ToO patches*

No worries - this is like one big AA meeting, but for the ToO! Consider your time here therapy! \:D/ And cool people like all three admins here use IE - you're actually brilliant, it seems! :D
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Postby Me » Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:22 am

Wether or not it's faster, I still like Firefox. In part because it is insanely customizeable, and because they are just a little upstart browser, and not M$.
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