15 Alternative Web Browsers to IE

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  1. Franklin

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    Firefox does me fine and I doubt I will change but I just may give some at the link below a whirl.
    15 web browsers
     
  2. prius04

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    Thanks for posting the link, Franklin; that is one thorough, yet concise, list of browsers. :)

    I'll probably stick with Firefox as well but I use Opera from time to time and am tempted to try Safari (more or less just to be able to say I gave it a shot).
     
  3. Kerodo

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    Several of them are just IE shells.. Epiphany is only found in Linux. There are more than those listed as well.

    I'll stick with IE myself...
     
  4. prius04

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    Yeah, I guess that's true. But then there are really only 4 engines anyway, right (Trident, Gecko, KHTML, and the one Opera developed?)?

    I did notice that Avant was missing and some members of this board seem to like that one.
     
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    More info..

    And this..
     
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  6. L815

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    Maxthon 2 has improved since it's release. But I can't figure out how to hide elements, so I stuck with FF and Opera.
     
  7. ErikAlbert

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    Browse 3D is certainly NOT my choice. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Hairy Coo

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    Great find :thumb:

    Have tried most,but IE was the only one with the INDESPENSIBLE feature-"Create Shortcut"-the FireFox ones dont do this well.
    Now as we speak,am using Apple Safari for Windows -astoundingly fast,but missing add on features.
    It does however have "Save Page".
    Will stick with IE7 and Maxthon .
     
  9. Mrkvonic

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    Hi,
    Create shortcut where?
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  10. fce

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    how safe is maxthon compare to FF & ie7?

    also how i can transfer my bookmark in FF to Maxthon?


    thanks
     
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    Not sure whether or not you would consider the following to be definitive but...:

    Secunia has issued a total of 0 Secunia advisories in 2003-2008 for Maxthon Browser 2.x. Currently, 0% (0 out of 0) are marked as Unpatched.

    Secunia has issued a total of 23 Secunia advisories in 2003-2008 for Mozilla Firefox 2.0.x. Currently, 17% (4 out of 23) are marked as Unpatched with the most severe being rated Less critical

    Secunia has issued a total of 27 Secunia advisories in 2003-2008 for Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.x. Currently, 37% (10 out of 27) are marked as Unpatched with the most severe being rated Moderately critical
     
  12. WSFuser

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    IE lets you create a shortcut of the current website and puts it on the desktop.
     
  13. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    I thought that was the purpose of "bookmarks."
    Mrk
     
  14. HURST

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    Sometimes the shortcut is more convenient, but the Bookmark bar in FF is convenient enough for me...
     
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    I agree; bookmarks in Firefox is fine for my purposes.

    Regardless, it's pretty easy to create a desktop shortcut for a site with Firefox (right-click on the bookmarked site, copy, and paste). Of course, the shortcut will open with whatever browser is set as the default browser.
     
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    The advisories against Maxthon don't include the ones for the IE shell it runs on.
     
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    In that case:

    Secunia has issued a total of 13 Secunia advisories in 2003-2008 for Opera 9.x. Currently, 0% (0 out of 13) are marked as Unpatched.

    :D
     
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    Thanks for that solution-still not quite as convenient as the IE method,as Firefox has to be reduced in size to enable dragging to desktop ,but quite acceptable.

    Even if Bookmarking and Save Page of websites in Firefox suits some users, for general browsing-these methods are much more cumbersome and awkward for others with more specialized needs.

    I treat bookmarks like a filing cabinet-to file (semi)permanent sites.

    Other sites which need to be PDF printed for example or have to be worked with or read during the day,or even sorted out-are temporarily put on the desktop as a shortcut-much faster and efficient than the above ways.
    Thats what a desktop is for after all.

    Edit; in fact with a right click as you say-"Create deskcut"-no need to drag the toolbar or modify FF size-very good!!
     
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  20. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    You can try Zotero for that purpose.
    Mrk
     
  21. Hairy Coo

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    Looks rather brilliant but possibly over complex for my purposes-now testing:thumb:
     
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    Basically Maxthon is more secure than IE; and the developers are quite fast at releasing patches to fix security issues - however, it is still prone to vulnerabilities of the Trident rendering engine used in IE. Therefore it is always a good idea to keep IE updated.
     
  23. Arup

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    Opera for me since version 2x, for mail, RSS, news and torrent. Can't be beat. For IE shell, Slepinir is excellent as well.
     
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