Favourite browser - 2012

Discussion in 'polls' started by carat, Jan 8, 2012.

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Which is your favourite web browser?

  1. Internet Explorer

    32 vote(s)
    9.8%
  2. Mozilla Firefox

    150 vote(s)
    45.9%
  3. Google Chrome

    69 vote(s)
    21.1%
  4. Safari

    5 vote(s)
    1.5%
  5. Opera

    49 vote(s)
    15.0%
  6. Other

    22 vote(s)
    6.7%
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  1. elapsed

    elapsed Registered Member

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    Oh, ok.
     
  2. Firecat

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    Exactly. I had thought it would be the least used browser. :)
     
  3. Noob

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    I didn't know Opera was not really "safe" :rolleyes: (Seriously)
     
  4. vasa1

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    I think the users of the browser are competent enough to judge for themselves.
     
  5. linuxforall

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    Oh yeah been using Opera on all my systems as well as other's systems for years, its so insecure that I have become a pauper as I and my friends use it for online banking :D

    Ridiculous statement if any, a company which has brilliant safety record and in many hackfests, have been found to be the most secure is now being labeled as a browser which is not secure.

    http://secunia.com/advisories/product/33328/
     
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  6. Daveski17

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    I should imagine Opera is quite secure running on Linux. ;)

    There are security extensions for Opera: including WOT, Opera AdBlock, Ghostery, Swiss Knife & VirusTotal Extension.
     
  7. moontan

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    actually, it's 27.

    it would be nice if we could vote mote than once in these polls.
    people tastes and applications change.
     
  8. moontan

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    quite secure and i like it better than Chromium or Firefox.

    i don't use security addons.
    i'll leave Windows users to worry about that stuff .:p
     
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    That's true. To be fair, Opera has improved over the past couple of years. I voted for Firefox, because overall, it has always been my favourite. As Fx 10 now has a bug that is impeding its use for me at the moment, I'm doing most of my browsing in Chrome. I prefer Iron, which I've used much longer but it has crashed on me inexplicably a couple of times recently & I don't know the cause. It can be buggy. I've re-installed SeaMonkey 2.6.1 on my computers as SM 2.7 suffered from the same bug as Firefox. SM is as close to Fx as I can get (especially for customised search options), but it has some Ajax scripting problems/bug in Yahoo! Mail & Hotmail. IE is painfully slow on my notebook. Interestingly, Opera works well in all of my mail, is quite fast & has some excellent search customisation options.

    Although it is a bit of a pain that it takes three separate browsers to do what Firefox can do on its own. o_O
     
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    Yeah, we need it! ;)
     
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    i love Firefox as well.
    Opera feels snappier on my machine but that might be subjective.

    for me, it is a very close call between Firefox and Opera on Linux, and i will probably alternate between the 2 quite often.
    Chromium might be just as good but you can't really 'skin' Chromium.

    doesn't Firefox has a 'split view' to show 2 website side by side?
    can't recall which browser has that feature...

    ah! just found it inside Opera:
    right-click on a tab and select Arrange
     
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    Has this 'disappearing cursor' bug manifested on Linux as well?

    Opera has a lot of clever stuff like that. I'm not sure how useful it is though. What I like about Opera is that I can customise the (right-click) search options relatively easily.
     
  13. moontan

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    i don't have any problem with this issue in Linux.

    the only issue i have is some browser 'flickering' in Hotmail.
    it is only a minor issue though.

    it is useful with GTK because it can be a pain to set 2 maximized windows side by side with GTK inside Linux.
    you have to first un-maximize them before you can resize them.
    but i digress lol
     
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    The general consensus of opinion is that it is some flash/java bug with Windows. I am curious as to how many people have (or have noticed) this bug in Windows.

    Isn't there a cascade option as well in Opera? I'll have to try & get my head around GIMP one day. I have it on my notebook but I rarely ever look at it.
     
  15. moontan

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    there is.

    it is under the right-click tab, in Arrange
     
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    Yeah, I'd forgotten that I'd dragged the icon & customised it on to the status toolbar at the bottom of the screen!
     
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    Gotta love how "next to no security features" gets twisted into "insecure". That's trolls for ya. LOL at linking to exploit history for a 1% market share browser.
     
  18. moontan

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    most people who frequent Wilders have elaborate security setups anyway.
    for them, the built-in security or lack thereof of a given browser *should* be a non-issue.
    there are exceptions, of course.

    anyway...
     
  19. Hungry Man

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    Sure, Opera has a low market share. But do Flash and Java?
     
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    Opera on Linux really is probably less vulnerable than it would be on Windows, trolls or no. ;)
     
  21. vasa1

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    Where is this consensus published? I check Mozillazine and Google groups but may have missed it.
     
  22. vasa1

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    Yes, it's quite unfortunate that any opinion contrary to a certain opinion is regarded as trolling. Next, we'll be assured that the votes for Opera aren't genuine although it's a common observation that specialized sites don't fit the "average" profile in terms of browser choice. Talking about Opera's insignificant market share is really quite irrelevant in a situation such as a poll in sites such as Wilders.
     
  23. Daveski17

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    I assumed the phrase 'the general consensus of opinion' wouldn't have been taken literally. I would definitely like to read more about this bug online. I hope Mozilla aren't in denial about it. Remember, it was exhibiting on SeaMonkey 2.7 for me on two separate computers & three portables. SeaMonkey 2.6.1 does not suffer from this bug.
     
  24. moontan

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    i've seen a browser review a couple of weeks ago.

    anyway, one of these test, can't recall if it was Sunspider or whatnot, Opera scored low on.
    and that test has relevance for sites such as Hotmail.

    can't recall exactly the details but i'll try to find the site.
     
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  25. Daveski17

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    Well, you know what they say, it takes one to know one. ;)

    Ermm ... that would be part of the great Opera conspiracy theory I believe.

    Well, you know what I think of statistics right? :D
     
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