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. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    There is the My Opera Mail. If you have already registered on their forum you can use that log in. email address will be "yourusername@myopera.com".
    Pretty nice as a backup. https://mail.opera.com/
     
  2. Noob

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    No man stop being a fanboy!!
    Just kidding. :D
     
  3. Daveski17

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    I probably use Opera these days more than Fx. I will say that Firefox (#2 series) changed my entire attitude to browsing after trying to surf with the sluggish & basically rubbish IE 7. So, in that respect, yes, I suppose I am a bit of a Firefox fan. ;)
     
  4. Solarlynx

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    I used Opera but on my 64-bit OS its email client malfunctions. I like IceDragon but it has some issues on my 64-bit OS, the same with FireFox. So now I use Waterfox. It was difficult to choose between Waterfox, Cyberfox and Pale Moon 64-bit.
     
  5. ams963

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    I use my trusty Firefox. Absolutely sweet I tell you.:D
     
  6. SouthPark

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    I'm starting to like the portable version of Chromium (without the Google adware) now that it works with Tampermonkey :D
     
  7. Firecat

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    Have been playing with Sleipnir. It's a surprisingly decent browser with a few quirks - I guess I am too used to Opera at this point. I can confirm that it uses hardware acceleration, at least in the Microsoft tech demos.

    The bad so far? No "AwesomeBar", and no smooth scrolling. Get these into the browser and I dare say this will be a great contender :D
     
  8. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    It's the only browser I use at the moment at home.

    It is somewhat buggy:
    After having it running for a long time sometimes pressing Ctrl F to search the current web page stops working.

    When resuming from hibernation and my laptop is running slowly for a little bit,
    often Sleipnir thinks it has crashed and shuts down and gives the option to restart it (which will reload any tabs that were open) - when it has actually not crashed.

    However, I can put up with these bugs for now, as I prefer Sleipnir to other browsers.
     
  9. Dragon1952

    Dragon1952 Registered Member

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  10. Firecat

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    Version 4 is going to be released soon for Windows (already released for Mac) which should solve a number of issues. I think it will be a good contender after that. :)
     
  11. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    That's good news.
     
  12. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    There is pre-release of version 4 which I'm downloading now.
     
  13. user405

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    I'm curious on hearing some pro IE arguments.
     
  14. BBCooper

    BBCooper Registered Member

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    Torch browser
     
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  16. The Red Moon

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    Ive been toying with the idea of using maxthon for a while now.Any information on resource usage etc.?
    The browser im using at the moment (comodo dragon) seems to be a bit heavy and is noticeably taxing the cpu with spikes etc.:argh:
     
  17. SweX

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    True :( , though you can still download Safari for Windows via the Apple support pages :)

    No it have absolutely not been replaced by anything I am using it everyday :D
     
  18. SweX

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    Are you sure it's not caused by Adobe Flash player? Since this last version of AFP is the most resource hungry version yet for me anyway :thumbd:
     
  19. The Red Moon

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    Actually i think you are correct as since the last adobe flash update the cpu spikes have intensified,
    I may just disable it and see how it fares.
    Thanks.:thumb:
     
  20. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    Yeah. Hopefully some one will find a new exploit in AFP so Adobe will have to release a new version soon LOL :p
     
  21. The Red Moon

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    Problem with browsers is finding one which isnt heavy on resources and suffering from bloat and vaporware in any form.
    They just get heavier and heavier to the point of being non usable,
     
  22. SweX

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    A lot of tabs open can be a problem. Some one mentioned that they sometimes have around 50 tabs open at the same time , I got max 10 open, since it's easier that way, and less resources is being used. :thumb:
     
  23. The Hammer

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    IE 9 for me.
     
  24. c2d

    c2d Registered Member

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    1.Chrome
    2.Opera
    3.Firefox
    4.IE

    in that order for me
     
  25. roger_m

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    That's one of reasons why I like Sleipnir so much. Each tab is a separate process which gets closed as soon as you close the tab.
     
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