Favorite browser - 2013

Discussion in 'polls' started by jo3blac1, Jan 11, 2013.

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Which is your favorite web browser?

Poll closed Dec 31, 2013.
  1. Internet Explorer

    28 vote(s)
    10.9%
  2. Mozilla Firefox

    118 vote(s)
    45.9%
  3. Google Chrome

    72 vote(s)
    28.0%
  4. Safari

    3 vote(s)
    1.2%
  5. Opera

    30 vote(s)
    11.7%
  6. Other

    32 vote(s)
    12.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. jo3blac1

    jo3blac1 Registered Member

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    So which browser do you use in 2013? This poll will remain open for 354 days until the end of year 2013 ;)
     
  2. Noob

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    What happens if someone uses a browser that is based on the source code of another one?
    Like Comodo Dragon, Waterfox etc.
    Should they vote for the original one or for "Other" and then post it.
     
  3. digmor crusher

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    Chrome for me, tried FF a few years ago, kept freezing.
     
  4. Page42

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    Chrome, for the 3 S's...
    Speed, simplicity and security.
     
  5. Mman79

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    I'll come back in a week after I've played with Chrome 25 beta, Firefox 18/19 beta, and a little more time with IE 10 :D
     
  6. Kerodo

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    Chrome here.....
     
  7. moontan

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    Firefox because of NoScript.
    and because the UI is more customizable than Chrome also.
     
  8. Firecat

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    Still on Opera.....:D

    (Though the rest of my family uses Chrome and Opera at random, so I choose both for this poll)
     
  9. Trooper

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    Firefox.

    Chrome still looks and feels like a Fisher Price toy to me.

    IE is a POS, have not used it in over 10 years.
     
  10. Hungry Man

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    Chrome.

    Every time I go to Firefox there's one thing that immediately kills it for me, before I even get much of a chance to find other flaws.

    I use LastPass and I have it set to 75,000 iterations of PBKDF2. That's a couple thousand more than the OWASP recommendation for 2014.

    With Chrome it takes about 10 seconds exactly to log in. I basically up'd the iterations until I had 10 seconds, that's the "bearable" amount of time for me. On my phone it's more like 20 seconds, on my CR48 it's like 35.

    Firefox takes ages. The entire browser hangs, locking me out until it's finished, which can take at least 30 seconds if not more. On my phone it crashes when I try.

    This is because it's a single process browser.

    Things like security play into it, Chrome on Linux is crazy good for security, and performance in other areas, but this one issue is killer and it's inherent to this single process architecture.
     
  11. Mman79

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    Meaning you last used it when it was a POS :D It's not IE 6 anymore.
     
  12. Trooper

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    I still think its a POS. Will never use it again.
     
  13. Trooper

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    Its funny how everyone has a different experience. What you describe about Firefox is my exact feeling and experience with Chrome.

    I will obviously give the security edge to Chrome for obvious reasons, but that is not enough to keep me using it. Firefox just works for me, where Chrome just does not. Maybe some day but for me to use it, its got a long way to go.
     
  14. jo3blac1

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    no, vote under the same engine. Waterfox, Palemoon, K-mealon - firefox
     
  15. DrBenGolfing

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    Enjoying the built-in PDF reader in FireFox 19 beta.
     
  16. GrailVanGogh

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    I feel safe in saying that there are too many preferences/requirements for people, different setups and different website behavior to come up with a true "best". We can look at benchmarks all day long and judge by that, but I assure you that I've had plenty of bad Chrome days, bad FF days, and bad other browser days. Some sites are just so full of junk and script that even the supposed speed demon Chrome has felt like trying to run underwater.
     
  18. Kerodo

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    I guess I alternate between Firefox and Chrome, depending on what happens. There are bugs I don't like in Chrome, and Firefox was seeming to be the most dependable, until recently, when I started having flash crashes in Firefox a few weeks ago. So I'm back on Chrome for now, which doesn't seem to have that problem. Although I'm sure it happens there too for some. Opera x64 is nice, but has it's own issues. I don't think any one browser is problem free really.
     
  19. chrisretusn

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    Firefox, because.... I like it.
     
  20. jo3blac1

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    Same. By all means not the best but my favorite. Currently on 17.02 ESR.
     
  21. Trooper

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    Have to say that I totally agree with you here. I want to like Chrome and heck even Opera but I just can't use it as a daily driver. This is both on older and newer pc's so its not like its a hardware specific issue (in my experience) anyway.
     
  22. hayc59

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    Mozilla Firefox
     
  23. The Red Moon

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    Comodo dragon for me because of the speed.I would have voted for firefox but the update schedule is too much for me.:)
     
  24. er34

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    Voted for Internet Explorer
    (versions 9 and 10)

    In very rare cases I may use or recommend Iron portable (Chromium-based) or Opera.


    Chrome - no, I don't trust Google at all. Firefox - feels a way too slow, the update cycle is something I don't like. Additionally, Firefox and Chrome are somewhat difficult and time consuming to completely remove leftovers from Windows Registry if they have been removed/uninstalled.

    Opera doesn't have many leftovers in Windows Registry, easy to find and remove them. Iron portable doesn't leave keys/entries in the registry.
    Opera is stable, doesn't update too often, is not too common and is not being exploited too often, doesn't have many (known) vulnarabilities, pathes fast:
    http://www.cvedetails.com/vendor/1961/Opera.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera_(web_browser)
    http://secunia.com/advisories/product/41248/

    Internet Explorer comes from reputable vendor, contains many good and security features (Enhanced protected mode, Protected Mode, SmartScreen Filter, ActiveX Filtering, Tracking protection lists), IE is fast
     
  25. roger_m

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    Unless they are causing problems, there is absolutely no need to remove the leftover registry keys - having them there will no make computer any slower. The same applies to any software you uninstall.