Can you recommend me a web browser?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by omegakilo, Aug 17, 2007.

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  1. omegakilo

    omegakilo Guest

    Hi,
    Before I became a member of this forum, I was using IE 6.
    But after I joined this forum, it seems like my knowledge in security is amassing.
    I also heard that IE isn't really safe to use.
    So I want some recommendation for a nice web browser.
    I want it to be IE Based, any browser better than IE 6.
    (Firefox, Opera isn't IE based... right?)
    Thanks :)

    -OmegaKilo
     
  2. eniqmah

    eniqmah Registered Member

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    Try Firefox, take it easy and install just a few useful extensions like noscript, adblockplus, cookiesafe. That should get you started safely.
     
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    Depends, what you want. FF is highly customable with addons, Opera is a special all-in-one and so on.
    But since you want IE based browser, you can try Maxthon, Avant or IE7 with IE7pro addon or without it.
     
  5. zapjb

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    Opera is NOT ie based.

    I suggest Opera.
     
  6. omegakilo

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    I also heard about a browser called "The World Browser", which is IE based..
    http://www.ioage.com/en/index.htm
    Does anyone know about this browser?
    Any suggestions?
     
  7. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    Why do you want an IE-based browser anyways?

    As has been recommended, Id go for either Firefox or Opera. Take your pick.
     
  8. farmerlee

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    I usually recommend opera to people, it runs great and has a lot of handy features.
     
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    You may want to take a look at K-meleon. I found it to be the fastest on my comp. A search on this forum will give you most of the details.
     
  10. Kerodo

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    Any IE based browser will have the same vulnerabilities as IE itself, so it's best to use a non-IE based browser as suggested, such as Firefox or Opera or K-Meleon. Those would be the most likely choices..
     
  11. herbalist

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    You might also look at Sea Monkey, formerly called the Mozilla Suite. It's an all-in-one package.
    I've installed it on many systems from XP to Win98. It works very well with all of them. In many ways it's similar to Firefox, but with a more conventional appearance. From a security standpoint, it's about equal to FireFox as both are Open Source with much in common. Many FireFox extensions work with it. Easily customized.
    Rick
     
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    Why an IE-based browser?
    Conventional thinking is that those browsers would inherit the same weaknesses as IE.

    Opera and/or Firefox are the popular choices.
    Can't go wrong with either one IMO.
     
  14. ErikAlbert

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    Never use mediocre M$ Applications for important tasks.
    1. I replaced MSIE with Firefox
    2. I replaced MS Outlook with Thunderbird.
    3. I replaced Windows System Restore with FirstDefense-ISR
    4. I replaced Windows Backup with ShadowProtect and Karen's Replicator.
    5. I replaced Windows Disk Cleanup with R-Wipe&Clean
    6. I replaced Windows Defragmenter with PerfectDisk.
    7. I replaced Windows Media Player with GOM Player.
    8. and it won't be the last replacement.
     
  15. lodore

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    Erik you might as well use windows 2000 pro lol since it can run all those apps as has less microsoft rubbish with it.
    i was thinking of using windows 2000 pro at one point cos its windows xp without the crap.
    lodore
     
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    I have been thinking about that too. My old computer had Win2000pro and I still have it on CD.
    Win2000pro doesn't require any activation and my WinXPproSP2 has now an activation problem, because I reached the limit. I still have to call to fix it.
     
  17. ronjor

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    Stay on the thread topic please everyone. :)
     
  18. Togg

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    Another vote for Opera. It does everything you need, and then some.
     
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    I've just spent the last couple of hours playing around with "The World" based on your suggestion. So now I'd suggest that you give it a go yourself :)

    Like a lot of people here, I've tried out several browsers. My favourite (so far!) has been Opera, but I have to admit that I have found more sites recently which it doesn't display correctly and I find myself falling back on Firefox or IE. I think Firefox is excellent in that it seems to work everywhere, I'm probably in a minority though in that I've never been quite so comfortable with it. It also seems to be by far the slowest on my system to start up for some reason.

    I used to use Maxthon and liked it but got just a few too many incidents of 100% cpu usage. It is probably better now.

    I'm quite taken with The World now (I'm using it to type this!). One feature I would miss from Opera is being able to open a duplicate tab (retaining the history), I find that really useful.

    It is a very personal thing so try them out, but I would certainly have Opera, Firefox and The World on the list to try;) .

    Graham
     
  20. omegakilo

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    Graham,
    Thanks for your reply, and for taking my suggestions...
    I'm also using TheWorld, and I'm quite satisfied with it.
    I want to try FireFox and Opera... but I think I'm just going to use TheWorld, since it's a IE based browser, which I am looking for.
    :)
    omegakilo
     
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