What browser?

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by Blake Bowden, Oct 11, 2008.

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What Web Browser do you use?

  1. Internet Explorer

    18 vote(s)
    28.1%
  2. Firefox

    20 vote(s)
    31.3%
  3. Safari

    3 vote(s)
    4.7%
  4. Chrome

    20 vote(s)
    31.3%
  5. Webkit

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  6. Opera

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  7. Other

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    What browser do you use?
     
  2. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    Explorer.:eek:
     
  3. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Always open to suggestions. :)
     
  4. Bro Mike

    Bro Mike Registered User

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    Usually Firefox, but Chrome is growing on me. Explorer only as a last resort.
     
  5. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    I've been using Firefox for years now, but Webkit is really grown on me. It's one of, if not the fastest web browsers out there. It's also the only browser to pass the Acid3 test:

    http://acid3.acidtests.org/

    You can download it here:
    http://webkit.org/

    If you don't need the addons that Firefox provides, it's your best bet.
     
  6. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    What is the Acid3 test?
     
  7. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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  8. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Ok, splain to me, please- what are "add ons" & why would I need them?

    (Dang! You guys is SMART!)
     
  9. TCShelton

    TCShelton Founding Member Premium Member

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    I'm with you on this one, Bill. I don't have a clue what the differences are, and what all this is about...:confused:
     
  10. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    i actually prefer chrome, but it's hard to give up my gazillion add-ons in firefox...
     
  11. Blake Bowden

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    Addons are enhancements to your Firefox browser. This can range from weather reports, bookmark syncing, and MUCH MUCH more. Firefox allows addons and Themes which is pretty slick. A list of addons:

    feed:https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/recommended/format:rss

    Firefox is great, but for simplicity, speed, and ease of use it's hard to beat Webkit. BTW, Internet Explorer is the worst browser to use, although the latest beta is an improvement.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2009
  12. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    IE is just cumbersome and slow. It's like a heaving giant.... not good for the kind of stuff I do. I only use it when I have to (accessing my work stuff).

    Webkit is awesome for quick browsing, but the addons for Firefox put it over the top, for me. Greasemonkey scripts turn the web into a completely new monster.
     
  13. scottmh59

    scottmh59 Registered User

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    whats a browser
     
  14. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Been using Chrome for a couple of weeks, now- MUCH better than IE7!
     
  15. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    YOU OF ALL PEOPLE!?!!?!?

    lol, i use chrome at home, firefox at work.
     
  16. davidterrell80

    davidterrell80 Past Master Premium Member

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    I teach a Genealogy Class, so have all the browsers on all my 6 notebooks, to let everyone have the experience they are used to, when i set up my portable classroom.

    I like Chrome for school research, because of its tie into google translate. I'm finishing a master's in ancient and classical history and I love having automatic translation of foreign language websites. Try it for some foreign Masonic sites, it's very readable.

    I have also come to like Safari, which I use for classroom interaction. Very like Chrome. Very Stable.

    I use Firefox for bills. It sometimes meets with websites that do not like it. I'm thinking about switching bills to Chrome.

    IE... I use it for accessing my work intranet as it uses Exchange Web Access for email and I get limited functionality outside IE. It's OK.
     
  17. AMcClure

    AMcClure Registered User

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    Firefox mainly. But Chrome sometimes.
     
  18. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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  19. Benton

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    Chrome exclusively now. Whenever I'm not drowning in graduate school or teaching, I tend to have a hobby of gaming. As such, I like to minimize the system resources my web browser hogs, so I can run it and a game at the same time. In my personal experience, Google Chrome, though it's starting to become a bit bloated, still uses drastically fewer system resources than Firefox (which used to be lean and mean), or the awful IE.
     
  20. mrpesas

    mrpesas Registered User

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    I've liked using Firefox because I can run it on my work pc and home mac and I get the same "experience"
    However, Firefox has started to become a resource hog (seems there is a memory leak) and I may be switching to Chrome.
    Does webkit run on a Mac?
     

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