Skip to comments.Want To Switch Browsers - Would Like Advice
Posted on 12/27/2010 8:16:22 PM PST by Lmo56
I think that I am going to switch browsers from IE8 [since I am having an annoying little problem with it].
Will keep IE as a backup.
Now, what should I use? I have heard a few nasty things about Opera, so I am considering between FireFox and Chrome.
Any thoughts ???
Chrome is fast, that’s for sure. What I am not sure of is how much information Chrome is sending back to Mothership Google about your browsing habits.
FireFox is, IMO, the best established browser out there. IE has been a steaming pile for a long, long time.
IE = Internet Exploder
I have the same heebie-jeebies about what Chrome is doing with info - I don’t trust that weasel that runs Google ...
and linux stuff.
I switched to Google Chrome...no problems, much faster...
The only people who will recommend FireFox are those that haven’t tried Chrome :)
I work for MS, but I have to admit that Chrome is frigging awesome. I do keep the other browsers around, as occasionally there is a site that has an issue with one or the other. But 99.9% of the time I use Chrome.
I have then all, and the one I use is firefox.
I prefer Opera. I have no solid technical arguement as to why. Constructive input is welcome.
I’m using Firefox mostly - have been trying to switch to Chrome, and like it - faster running faster loading... It imports everything imaginable and add-ons are pretty much available for same thing (with minor differences).
Problem with Firefox is it is such a hog on resources that it seems to encounter more glitches.
Chrome on the other hand, doesn’t try to do it all in one humungous program - several smaller ones that all work well together. I’m leaning to switching to Chrome.
IE8 is not very high on my list - I even put Opera above it.
Same reason I won’t use Chrome. I use Fire Fox and am quite happy with it.
I favor Firefox.
Try ‘em all and see which one you like. (Firefox, Safari, Opera, even Chrome if you dare.)
Why not? They’re all free, they coexist side by side on your system just fine, and they don’t take up that much disk space.
It’s funny, I have ‘em all installed but out of sheer giveadamn laziness I usually use Exploder. It’s just not that big a deal for what I do.
I think Chrome is the best out there. It’s fast and has some cool features. And this is from a guy who, up until recently, would only use IE.
I have used both and I still recommend FireFox. As a matter of fact, I have used every browser that has come down the pike over the years ... and I use FireFox as my default browser.
If you work for MS - then maybe you can answer my question.
The annoying little problem with IE8 is that [at some web sites] I type in info [for instance] such as my Zip Code in a “Store Locator” box.
The first number [or character] I type does not appear - but does when I hit the key a second time. The rest of the Zip Code comes in fine.
This DOES NOT occur at all web sites and DOES NOT occur in the IE Address Bar or ANY of the Search Bars. It also DOES NOT occur in any other application such as Word or Excel ...
So, I know it is not the keyboard.
If you’re excessively paranoid, use Firefox. It’s got some great plugins.
If performance is paramount, use Chrome.
I use Oprea
Fastest Browser, Fastest Java, Has everything you need in one installation. It can even read the websites to you.
It is truly the best.
I have been using Firefox for years now. But this week there have been issues with Firefox and Netflix website. Netflix keeps warning that cookies need to be enabled but in fact all cookies are enabled.
I”m totally not a geek, but I liked Firefox when I was using a PC. Before that I had Netscape tho, because I hated Internet Explorer.
I use Safari now. I’m dumb, do they make Safari for PC too?
They do. It is screaming fast.
Safari 4 for Windows
And yet your name is..... Nervous Tick...hehehe (just kidding, I couldn’t help myself) ;)
F I R E F O X. R U L E S. !
I had no idea, I had never heard of it before I got my Mac. Gee, I learn something new here every day. My brain is getting full. I need to do a brain dump so I can fit some more stuff in there.
Turn off your Autocomplete function....
There are other ones too. Some Linux installs have a browser I’ve never heard of elsewhere.
If you like to really customize your browser and what it will do for you, try out Maxthon. I like the 2 series better than the new 3.0.
I’ve also used Opera for years and found it fast and efficient. Has a nice anonymous browsing feature also.
Firefox - extremely robust, handles ALL sites perfectly, but is slower than IE8 or Chrome.
I use both.
IE 9 Beta
Safari 5 for Windows is very fast, although I prefer the FireFox UI
I didn't even download it - I downloaded GOOGLE Earth to look at a specific place. A few days later - boom, there was GOGGLE Chrome - and then, blam , It totally took over my desktop - every single icon and froze most of them,
I had one devil of a time uninstalling it - it had wrapped and weaved itself all through my computer.
I was finally able to recapture my desktop sites and data.
I use IE8 but may switch. I used Firefox for a bit a couple years ago and had trouble with it. I tried Dogpile but my virus protector didn't like it.
Speaking of virus protectors - I recently put on STOPzilla and am impressed with it. (Haven't checked but I suspicion it's connected to Firefox/Mozilla?
but is FireFox also ‘sending info back to Mothership GOOGLE?
FireFox features unclude: “location-aware browsing (also known as “geolocation”) based exclusively on a Google service and an integrated search system that uses Google by default in most localizations.”
Firefox is a great browser, and like I said, I still use it at times. However, I find Chrome much faster.
I know that Google is actually early SKYNET, but I like the interface, I like the speed, and the time or two I clicked on a bad link without thinking, the site was blocked.
I hate Google for taking over Youtube. I lost the ability to log in my old account I had for years and now google knows my true identities. It’s too late for me, but save yourselves...
My suggestion is to try the instructions here to temporarily disable IE add-ons and then see of the problem reproduces (scroll down to the item that says "How can I disable a browser add-on?"). If that fixes it, you can try the instructions there to permanently disable different add-ons until you find the one that is the issue.
Also, make sure you're running some antivirus and anti-spyware software. The free Microsoft Security Essentials program is pretty decent if you don't have any.
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Thanks for posting!
Firefox, and make sure to get the AdBlock extension. It’s priceless!
Pinging myself for laters. Thanks!
I think it was Seamonkey
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