Discussion in 'polls' started by jo3blac1, Jan 11, 2013.
Palemoon, of course
Hahahaha well i was referring to software but if we are talking about everything then you are right.
Fx winning (again) is a pretty good bet though.
That's not necessarily bad imo.
I think the poll shouldn't be yearly. Chrome/ Firefox get major updates often, way more than every year. Makes much more sense to do it biyearly, or even more often. Things change often, and I'm often curious about what users here use.
I also think it should be Chromium/derivatives and Firefox/derivatives. That way Iron/Comodo would be the same poll option, same as Palemoon/firefox/waterfox.
Typo, you mean Iron/Chrome....
I meant iron/dragon actually, but yeah same idea.
Change isn't always good, either. Just because something is "hot", doesn't mean it's the best, bar none. It usually means the sheep are doing what sheep do best. That being said, in regards to browser talk, Chrome has a lot going for it. Nobody sensible or well-read in the matter would argue that Chrome currently has the best security model. It's also quite speedy, though this latest stable release for me is a bit on the sluggish side for some reason. But, once you get past the security model and speed, I think it's safe enough to say it loses its edge.
The point that needs to be made though is browser choice affects the user that chooses it, and the website designers who need to code for it. After that, it affects nothing and no one, so why look down on the choice or the people who make it? Doing so is pure fanboy behavior, nothing more, and really it is that that should be looked down upon and rolling one's eyes at. Just my two pennies.
That's a good idea, actually.
Not a bad idea, after all, why not... but I don't think it would really change anything..
No surprises, here.
Too early for me to say anything but I'm predicting that it'll be a toss between Chrome and Firefox (variants included) for me.
Firefox for me.
Virtual Comodo dragon here
I had to drag myself away from waterfox and NoScript but the actively developed and greatly improved ScriptNo (now ScriptSafe) really helped the move, gotta say the speed of the dragon is pretty impressive
Don't worry Hungry, Chrome might actually win one year.
That makes no sense. Iron might be a fork of Chrome, but it is considerably different in many ways. As for Comodo Dragon, I see that as a different browser from Chrome, even if it is based on it. The same goes for Firefox variants.
I don't agree. A better idea IMO would be to use the maximum of 36 options:
1-34) 34 most famous browsers
Neither Iron nor Dragon are really any different from Chrome. They just choose to remove features rather than add to them. Firefox variants are just Firefox with about:config tweaks and, in the case of x64 variants, x64 switches turned on. Neither Chrome nor Firefox variants really do anything but tweak settings and toss a new icon and name onto them. The code is basically the same.
It's almost guaranteed I'm reading your post wrong, lol. But, if I'm not, where the hell are you going to find 34 "most famous" browsers? Wikipedia only lists 47 browsers that either have existed or still do and a good portion of those are deceased.
Rofl, that's the point. Use Wikipedia or whatever source of names you prefer and list the 34 most famous after checking with Google/Bing for example (search the browser's name and see the number of results).
Lmao, Wild, there's not even that many:
Nexus (If you remember that, welcome to the old guys club with me)
Netscape (Navigator and Communicator)
That's my "most famous" list that I'm sure many would agree on. So, we have 28 more to go
Ok here we go:
No (official) defuncts on my list!
I already mentioned the world browser, lol (Nexus). Quite famous indeed. Your other entries, well, we'd need to talk those over
Here is a really large list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_web_browsers
That's where I went for my list. Many of them I didn't even know existed.
Wow, and I actually heard of most of those. I think we should keep variants in the same poll choice as the original browsers though.
Separate names with a comma.