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Firefox/Google Chrome/Opera

#1 Post by Belgarion » 03 Oct 2010 23:38

Which one do you use and why?

Till I switched to Windows 7 I was quite happy with Firefox but it's really slow and unresponsive under Windows 7. At least that's the case for me. And the updates are not helping either. Also, when I'm browsing heavy flash websites such as grooveshark or even imdb, it crashes very often.

I think I'll be using Chrome until Firefox 4.0 comes out in November this year. With Chrome I noticed a tremendous speed increase and experienced no crashes whatsoever, but I must say I'm missing some of the Firefox features such as customizable search engines right next to the address bar.
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Re: Firefox/Google Chrome/Opera

#2 Post by Palantyre » 04 Oct 2010 03:04

I'd much rather use Opera than Chrome. Sure, Chrome is fast, but at least when I tried it, it had some annoying as fuck design "features", such as a lack of a "home" button and other stuff I can't put my finger on right now.
All in all the experience was kinda like riding a rocket bike with a strait jacket on.

Give Opera a try, it's nice and functional. Personally I still use Firefox, but only out of habit.
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#3 Post by Joost » 04 Oct 2010 07:28

As for me, I use Safari on Mac OS, and Firefox on Windows and Linux. But I guess I prefer my browsers simple and old-fashioned.
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#4 Post by t.a.j. » 04 Oct 2010 07:38

Firefox. The only real alternative would be Iron, which is the better chrome, without all the google spyware.
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#5 Post by ThePKH » 04 Oct 2010 08:24

I use Mozilla Firefox because it has fire in the name.
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#6 Post by No‘am » 04 Oct 2010 08:34

I really don't see any difference between any of the browsers (even IE) right now.
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#7 Post by Desert_Storm » 04 Oct 2010 11:52

I use three of them, IE for my (very rarely ever occurring) facebook visits, Firefox for general browsing and Opera for everything money is involved (amazon, e-banking, etc.). I mainly do that for safety reasons and because I hope to be able to get rid of all the facebook crap when I use a browser only for that were I clean history/cookies after every visit. Problem is, facebook spyware works better than I expected. I created an extra e-mail account with a fake name for it and logged me into fb with IE, logged me out, cleared history and cookies and opened firefox to check my mails (non-facebook address), after which I was told that firefox was unable to log me out (completely) of my e-mail account, the details displaying some ssl.facebook.com crap.
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I tried Opera only because I wanted to have a separate browser for money stuff, but it turns out that I actually prefer some aspects of it to firefox (mouse gestures, very handy though very macbook). Also, I think it's faster sometimes, but I'm quite sure the new firefox version will handle both of those challenges.
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#8 Post by Dentarthurdent » 04 Oct 2010 11:59

I usually use Opera, and now and again Firefox for sites that don't work on Opera for whichever reasons.
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Re: Firefox/Google Chrome/Opera

#9 Post by spamel » 04 Oct 2010 13:35

I use chrome, it has a home button so not sure about that as an issue! I think you need to set some of those as options, I didn't have a Home button at one point and thought it was plain weird, but it is set up just spot on and I like the thumbnails of my most visited sites. I won't ever go back to IE, it is plain shite!
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#10 Post by Belgarion » 04 Oct 2010 18:34

Chrome has indeed a "configurable" home button, an unnecessary feature if you ask me. But I wouldn't consider that one of the reasons why I can't get used to it.
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#11 Post by Led Guardian » 04 Oct 2010 20:46

Firefox. Works quickly, and as far as I know not noticeably slower than Chrome except on especially fast connections, the layout is straightforward and easy to navigate, it can access any site, and it's got a lot of nice add-ons.
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#12 Post by Orodaran » 04 Oct 2010 20:47

I use all of them; IE for the forums, Firefox for selected stuff like Facebook and Meebo, and Chrome for all the rest.
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Re: Firefox/Google Chrome/Opera

#13 Post by sharpened_graphite » 04 Oct 2010 22:45

Safari, since for some reason it taxes my laptop less than Firefox, and it allows for more flexible organization of bookmarks than most other browsers.

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#14 Post by Bender B. Rodriguez » 05 Oct 2010 01:07

I use FF 3.6,not exactly because it's fast though,it's more about the functionality.There are addons for everything...wich is exactly what makes it a bit slow at times.
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#15 Post by End Of An Era » 05 Oct 2010 21:06

FF for me :)

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#16 Post by corrupted old gnom » 05 Oct 2010 21:30

ThePKH wrote:I use Mozilla Firefox because it has fire in the name.
best reason so far 8)


i use IE...because i simply never cared to change
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#17 Post by corrupted old gnom » 05 Oct 2010 22:11

just installed opere, which seems to have some nice features
but they are claiming to be the fastes browser - and THAT i didn't notice so far

had to switch back to IE...because it didn't log me in here automaticly ;)
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#18 Post by Led Guardian » 05 Oct 2010 22:16

corrupted old gnom wrote:just installed opere, which seems to have some nice features
but they are claiming to be the fastes browser - and THAT i didn't notice so far

had to switch back to IE...because it didn't log me in here automaticly ;)
Did you try checking the box? :wink:
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#19 Post by corrupted old gnom » 05 Oct 2010 22:21

i don't know the password :wink:
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#20 Post by Led Guardian » 05 Oct 2010 22:31

D'oh!
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#21 Post by Beren Ercharmion » 05 Oct 2010 22:32

corrupted old gnom wrote:i don't know the password :wink:
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#22 Post by Little Dragon » 06 Oct 2010 12:35

YEE-HAW MOTHERFUCKER!

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#23 Post by Joost » 06 Oct 2010 14:33

corrupted old gnom wrote:i don't know the password :wink:
You can then recover your password by e-mail. And if that doesn't work, you can ask any admin for a new password.
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#24 Post by The Rider Of Rohan » 06 Oct 2010 15:05

I've used FF for close to seven years. Initially the tabbed browsing won me over, and in the long run the plugins kept me attached to it. I have a number of plugins that I couldn't live without. A download-manager, gmail-checker, bookmark-syncer, youtube-downloader and adblocker, to name a few.

I tried Chrome through Wine once, but to me, it didn't do the trick.
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#25 Post by corrupted old gnom » 06 Oct 2010 22:39

thanks for the advice - i was just too lazy to try passwords, look the correct one up or recover it ;)
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#26 Post by Metal Fan » 06 Oct 2010 23:49

I use Safari on Mac. We have FireFox and Camino, but they are rarely used. Safari rocks! 8)
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#27 Post by Ben G » 17 Jan 2011 03:07

I have Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera, and I have used Chrome once. From my experience, I have not seen much speed difference between Firefox, Opera, or Chrome. I actually use Opera because I like the features that it comes with: Mouse gestures, spell check, tabbed browsing, tab stacking, the speed dial feature, and when you roll over a tab it will display a screen shot of the page (much like Windows 7 IE).

The only feature I don't use often is the mouse gestures because I am not in the habit of doing it. Also, Opera, just like Firefox it has add-ons available (not sure what add-ons either browsers have).

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#28 Post by Insanity » 17 Jan 2011 09:08

Firefox!

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#29 Post by somnia » 17 Jan 2011 13:24

Firefox 4 Beta works really fine, and not so much memory leak (except when you use a shitty add-on). Has all kinds of feature as default or as an add-on, so nothing could really make me use any other browser. I have Chrome installed, though, just in case.
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#30 Post by End Of An Era » 17 Jan 2011 18:06

somnia wrote:Firefox 4 Beta works really fine, and not so much memory leak (except when you use a shitty add-on). Has all kinds of feature as default or as an add-on, so nothing could really make me use any other browser. I have Chrome installed, though, just in case.
That's good to hear :) Will wait for the official release though :P

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#31 Post by melanie14 » 13 Apr 2011 10:12

I use Chrome on my PC. firefox sometimes crashes and is too slow. I also love chrome´s design and tab-management.

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#32 Post by Medea » 15 Apr 2011 14:04

Since windows7, firefox is too slow for me, so I use chrome on my laptop and firefox if needed (some streaming sites work with FF only)
At work it's IE... simply cause I have to.. then again, we also still use windows XP (better than vista, but would've preferred win7 +office2010)

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#33 Post by corrupted old gnom » 20 May 2011 23:04

Windows7 and Office 2010 are great - at work, we changed to virtual machines and the newest microsoft products
but IE 9 stinks - that's why at home I somehow use Opera most of the time
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