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*OFFICIAL* Which Browser do you use?






What browser do you use?
Internet Explorer (or modification like maxthon)
14%
 14%  [ 215 ]
Firefox
60%
 60%  [ 923 ]
Opera
10%
 10%  [ 155 ]
Netscape
0%
 0%  [ 5 ]
Konqueror
0%
 0%  [ 10 ]
Mozilla
3%
 3%  [ 56 ]
Safari
2%
 2%  [ 40 ]
K-meleon
0%
 0%  [ 1 ]
Other
2%
 2%  [ 39 ]
Google Chrome
4%
 4%  [ 72 ]
Total Votes : 1516

gx123
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink
lituhanian
im use Maxthon good browser
Mozilla Firefox wery nice im use it too
and Internet Explorel SuX
jackyson
I always use Internet Explorer
and sometime Firefox
Alienz
I am using Opera browser. Had tried Firefox but still prefer Opera browser, it is fast and simple to use Smile
sean
I know many ppls using FireFox , MyIE, IE, Opera.
but, my choice is avantbroser. it has many features and using it with RoboForm. i have been using it since last year.
Helios
Konqueror, firefoxie, epiphany, and opera(hacked xD) =)
CaSsiDy
Firefox. It dominates IE.

It is good
tadtai
IE Now.
ralex
Firefox all the way here, combined with minor tweaking tool for fire fox called FireTune
nOScott
IE



Homepage:

Google
davezan
lituhanian wrote:
im use Maxthon good browser


I use maxthon myself: pop-up blocker options, able to open multiple
windows using the same browser, etc.

I've had practically no problems so far!
foggy
Another opera user here.
Conikair
Firefox! Very Happy
Cryptz
MSN Explorer,Firefox or Opera

don't use IE,What crap,and their going to launch a new version of IE soon :O i bet no one downloads it,because i think it will be the same crap as the orginal

FireFox and Opera both got Ads but they do the trick to block Ads

MSN Explorer is good if you wanna keep track of your MSN groups and Hotmail Inbox

its a good Browser too
ignition
Firefox...definitely firefox.

I can't stand IE anymore, netscape sucks, MyIE and Avant browser are both based off IE and I hate them too.. Razz
sibbahz
Firefox as it is so reliable and only ever use IE if its the only option, it just dont stop crashing!
HULKBABA
I think the best Security has INTERNET EXPLORER.
And because of that reason I use it. Very Happy
panoramicview
davezan wrote:
lituhanian wrote:
im use Maxthon good browser


I use maxthon myself: pop-up blocker options, able to open multiple
windows using the same browser, etc.

I've had practically no problems so far!


I use Firefox, it block the popup and is able to open multiple windows using the same browser too. Wink
Alienz
panoramicview wrote:
I use Firefox, it block the popup and is able to open multiple windows using the same browser too. Wink

I like Firefox Ads block plugin. Wish Opera browser have this kind of feature.
coolclay
firefox, because it is the best duh you can get tons of different extensions that do lots of different things, i have one extension that allows me to highlight stuff and then it reads it to me, and another that allows me to write stuff in codes like "sversbk ehyrf" in rot 13 or ..-. .. .-. . ..-. --- -..- .-. ..- .-.. . ... in morse code. It is also the most secure by far this
http://secunia.com/product/4227/ is the security of Firefox, this http://secunia.com/product/11/ is the security rating of Internet Explorer. See the difference?
rchiko
i use maxthon.
he's nice...
babumuchhala
Firefox & Opera for all my daily usage.

The only time i use IE is when i run windows update
Astrolopitecos
I use Firefox (the best) , Netscape, Ie and opera Razz
in that way i can test if my site works on all them Wink

i think there exists already a topic about this Wink Cool
niedziel
i use firefox. its cool
gnas
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink


im use Mozilla Firefox Idea Idea
Guest
IM ALSO USING FIRE FOX ATLEAST I DONT CRASH
CentraOne
foggy wrote:
Another opera user here.
yup Laughing opera is good and faster
Helios
opera is quite slow acctually..

gecko browsers are faster..

EDIT (20.07.07): I have tested it only on my machine, so the above isn't a fact I'm stating or something.
foggy
CentraOne wrote:
foggy wrote:
Another opera user here.
yup Laughing opera is good and faster
QFT [quoted for truth]

If you want to try out opera, there is a link in my sig.
the666bbq
mostly firefow, IE in addition to this, sometimes the mac browsers (yuck) ...
hotboy
and tt2.0
strife
Mozilla Firefox ... with TONS of extensions and scripts...

Opera is really good too.. i just don't use it 'cos i got used to mozilla

cumps
wistom
I use Internet Explorer now
Philip
Internet Explorer 6.x
Cause : They ( friends ) said IE 6.x Newsest is very fast. and fastest then other Browser , cause it's making by microsoft them self. Althought it still have many bugs. <-- it's make me get virused, when sometimes i try to find some crack hehee Embarassed

Hey, they said we guys can make a private browser from VB ? Do any guys now ? Wink

REgards, Surprised

Philip
promind
i use Opera ...its the fastest
mkay
IE 5.5, and sometimes Firefox
n0obie4life
firefox lives!
Blecker
My favorite is Opera !
A fast, Secure, Easy-to-use interface and generally, a great Internet-Browser !
seanooi
I'm trying the new Netscape 8.0 browser. They just launched it not long ago i think. It runs on IE and Firefox engines. Not bad. I'm quite satisfied with it.
bwzs2003
IE and Firefox Very Happy
HalfBrian
Firefox all the way!

My Theme is Noia Extreme

Extensions:
Greasemonkey
AdBlock
FireTune
Tabbed Browser Preferences (very good!)
ieview (for those stupid ActiveX pages)

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As to the person that asked if we make our own browsers in Visual Basic, it is pretty pointless because it runs on IE's core without all the extra good features, and it has all the bad.
Mc_EDO
I'm using I.E. with XP S.P.2 Smile
Helios
If u are a win user, then whats your avatar doing there? =P
Ootec
Mozilla Suite.

I don't want to sound mean, but why would somebody use IE when there are better, freeer browsers out there?
Slay
i use Firefox of course, i never have any bug or fatal error, not like Internet Explorer !!! ( No most update since 2 years !!! )
mike
Internet Explorer Rolling Eyes
n0obie4life
Slay wrote:
i use Firefox of course, i never have any bug or fatal error, not like Internet Explorer !!! ( No most update since 2 years !!! )


err, they had an update just like 1 year ago...unless your talking about windows me/98/95/nt/2k
.::idealist::.
I think Microsoft Internet Explorer is one of the worst browsers... I hate it... It's a stupid and unnecessary program ! It always comes with very big sizes (and also sevice packs...) But some people still like it ! Nice !

I usually use Mozilla Firefox... I think it easy and secure... Opera and Netscape are very nice like Firefox, too... But I like Firefox much more.


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I don't like Windows Media Player: Microsoft supports only own video and audio formats... Evil or Very Mad Of course with a lot of errors ! I use VLC Media Player (Video Lan). It has great feauters and supports most of video and audio formats. Espacially, streaming media with VLC is great !


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Mc_EDO
Helios wrote:
If u are a win user, then whats your avatar doing there? =P


lol it's me and linux is in my hands.... Wink Laughing Razz thats how much I'm strong.... Razz Laughing lol
.::idealist::.
Very nice, Erdem... Go ahaed ! At least, you're a linux supporter ! Smile
WickedGravity
I was always a fan of IE, then Mozilla came out and changed my whole mindset on web browsing. It is more streamlined and has featured that make sense and are easy to use.

Then Firefox came out and made me realize that, yes, Mozilla was wonderful, it is a tad too bulky for my browing needs. Besides, Firefox is on the same engine as Mozilla, so in the end all is well.
Helios
Mc_EDO wrote:
Helios wrote:
If u are a win user, then whats your avatar doing there? =P


lol it's me and linux is in my hands.... Wink Laughing Razz thats how much I'm strong.... Razz Laughing lol


If youre using windows your immune system is preety WEAK(I bet that you have at least 5 little viruses already eating your system), that means that youre not STRONG.. muahaha
Shocked
James Bond-007
I use internet exploer, although I do like MSN explorer...
charliehk
Still IE. IE's portion of the pie is getting smaller, but still > 80%, right?
foggy
charliehk wrote:
Still IE. IE's portion of the pie is getting smaller, but still > 80%, right?
It depends on what kind of site you take the statistics from. If it is something like a tech guru site (people who know what they are talking about) IE might have less than 50%, but on mainstream sites it usually hovers around 88-95%.
lux
I always use Firefox
and sometimes Opera
charliehk
This is from CNET:

OneStat.com, an Amsterdam, Netherlands-based provider of Web traffic measurement services, said that according to numbers gleaned from 2 million Web surfers around the world, the Mozilla Foundation's new Firefox releases appear to be cutting into Microsoft's still commanding lead in the browser market.
...
OneStat's statistics, based on the Web surfers' activity in 100 countries, showed that IE's market share slipped to 88.9 percent in the third week of November, down 5 percentage points from its share in May.
...

http://news.com.com/Firefox+cutting+into+IEs+lead/2100-1025_3-5463513.html?tag=nefd.pop


foggy wrote:
charliehk wrote:
Still IE. IE's portion of the pie is getting smaller, but still > 80%, right?
It depends on what kind of site you take the statistics from. If it is something like a tech guru site (people who know what they are talking about) IE might have less than 50%, but on mainstream sites it usually hovers around 88-95%.
.::idealist::.
Helios wrote:
Mc_EDO wrote:
Helios wrote:
If u are a win user, then whats your avatar doing there? =P


lol it's me and linux is in my hands.... Wink Laughing Razz thats how much I'm strong.... Razz Laughing lol


If youre using windows your immune system is preety WEAK(I bet that you have at least 5 little viruses already eating your system), that means that youre not STRONG.. muahaha
Shocked


Ha ha ha ! Very Happy That's true ! You're right, Helios ! Mc EDO is my school friend and he has a computer is filled with viruses and trojans... More than very hungry 200 little viruses are eating his system at the moment ! He's using a lot of virus and security programs but they doesn't help much more Very Happy He doesn't know Mozilla yet ! I haven't used any virus programs but my computer never had a virus. I use Firefox and sometimes with Linux.

Dear viruses and trojans,
Are you hungry ? What !? Too much ? Oh, very good ! I have a nice suggestion for you !
Twisted Evil EAT HIS SYSTEM, EAT MORE, MUCH MORE ! HA HA HA ! Twisted Evil

Oh, Erdem ! How are you ?
TinhYeu
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink

I'm using Internet Explorer.
Guest
im use crazy browser
it is the best browser!!! crazy browser rulllzzz!!!!!
blackant
mokagino wrote:
im use crazy browser
it is the best browser!!! crazy browser rulllzzz!!!!!


Never heard of this browser.. Rolling Eyes Got a link for it?
Anyway, I am using Opera now. Was using IE then to Firefox...

Using Opera as Firefox has some problem rendering sites with lots of tables. Sad
Moobster
I use firefox on all my computers, easy to use and fast! At school we use Internet Explorer.
James Bond-007
Moved to Computer Software/hardware forum.

There is another topic on this, but I will leave it open because both of these topics have a lot of responses. Please use the search button to prevent this from happening. Thank you.
Toby
i use IE


best browser that works for me when using DSL
n0obie4life
Toby wrote:
i use IE


best browser that works for me when using DSL


Rolling Eyes try firefox >.<
RA
Well I was hoping to run a poll to see what the browser usage levels really are for people that frequent this forum. I guess that is not allowed.
charliehk
Why? Question
What do you mean by usage levels?

Here's my personal opinion:
I don't think that will not be allowed unless you are collecting personal data from the forum members.

Just ask the site admin or mod!

RA wrote:
Well I was hoping to run a poll to see what the browser usage levels really are for people that frequent this forum. I guess that is not allowed.
Uchiha Sasuke
internet explorer haha
n0obie4life
charliehk wrote:
Why? Question
What do you mean by usage levels?

Here's my personal opinion:
I don't think that will not be allowed unless you are collecting personal data from the forum members.

Just ask the site admin or mod!

RA wrote:
Well I was hoping to run a poll to see what the browser usage levels really are for people that frequent this forum. I guess that is not allowed.


lol. if i'm not wrong, one is the stats programs tell you which broswer is used.
charliehk
You mean installing a program here in FRIHOST to check the browser usage?
Shocked Shocked Shocked

Perhaps the admin may be willing to give you part of the access log which may have the info u want...
Question

But anyway, why don't u make a poll and let us vote for which browsers we are using? Or you want to get detail info for somethg like data mining...?

n0obie4life wrote:
charliehk wrote:
Why? Question
What do you mean by usage levels?

Here's my personal opinion:
I don't think that will not be allowed unless you are collecting personal data from the forum members.

Just ask the site admin or mod!

RA wrote:
Well I was hoping to run a poll to see what the browser usage levels really are for people that frequent this forum. I guess that is not allowed.


lol. if i'm not wrong, one is the stats programs tell you which broswer is used.
m_furquan36
I like to use Internet Explorer with With SP2 and all the Update Patches. Firstly the advantage of this is that I can complete protect my explorer, from hacks (i think! Wink ) But net ways, i can also use mozilla firefox, and netscape but i definitely like explorer from them. Without SP2 explorer is like an open door to hackers! i think!
foggy
charliehk wrote:
You mean installing a program here in FRIHOST to check the browser usage?
Shocked Shocked Shocked

Perhaps the admin may be willing to give you part of the access log which may have the info u want...
Question

But anyway, why don't u make a poll and let us vote for which browsers we are using? Or you want to get detail info for somethg like data mining...?
Or, you could just read this thread to get a general idea of the percentages. Seriously, it's not that big of a deal. We definitely don't need any more threads or polls on the subject when we already have one.
GiLaD
I use Firefox because it's very light & east to use. I also use a little IE on sites that doesn't support Firefox.
gonzo
less cache my firefox profile consumes an unamazing 6.15 megs. Installed firefox consumes 15.9 megs.

What does Opera eat?
foggy
gonzo wrote:
What does Opera eat?
Of course it depends what you are doing in your browser at the moment you take the measurement. For example, I usually have 20 or so tabs open, at this moment I have over 200 unread RSS feed messages and near 10,000 read ones, some of which opera stores in memory for fast access. Not to mention all my mail, plus some IRC rooms that have been opened for a few days. (Yes, opera can do all the natively, but that's not the point.) As of now, it's using 111,744 K memory, which is a lot, but can be expected.
SamiTheBerber
I use Firefox because it is good and fast. Internet Explorer is just crap that sucks spyware, trojans and etc. When I used Windows I used Avant Browser, which is better client from IE from Mozilla. I have also Opera because I must look webpages from all browsers to get better look from those. Tabbed browsing RuleZ, IE Sucks ...
jaleung
I like to use InternetExplorer and sometimes Fire Fox is another good choice I think
mediadown
Internet Explorer and sometime Firefox Laughing
choco
I prefer Firefox as its the best browser around with its great pop up blocker and the fact you can add all those extensions too it and make it better than it already is !
oxwood
I use the best and the fastest browser on world Wink It's name - OPERA Very Happy
Scott
Firefox rox. Ctrl+t is pretty sweet.
Mona
I use firefox. I really like it. I get hardly any popups, and its pretty fast. I have to use IE sometimes though, cause sometire firefox jsut cant do the things IE can. some sites are bulit specdially for IE, so thats the only reason i keep IE on there. LOVE the ctl t stuff as well. I like that i can do that instead of losing my page or starting a new window. THe only problem i have with firefox is that when it pops up that screen asking for your opinon and i hit cancel it malfuntions and shuts everythoing out.
ipoddude
i think firefox is the best b/c everything always look the way it was intended to look. I also use Opera and avantbrowser rarly.
Boles Roor
I'm using Firefox. I don't ever use IE anymore. If I can't view the site properly I'll give it a dirty look and go away.
Graf
Tried all.Now IE(Avant) and Opera.
Waiting for IE 7-should be interesting
jczer68
Firefox all the way!! Been using it exclusively since last september (2004). Tried using Avant for about a month prior to switching to FF, was kinda nice until I realized it was pretty much vulnerable to most, if not all, IE security flaws since it's basically an "IE-skin" with lot of bells and whistles. Anyways, Firefox has been plenty good to me and hasn't let me down so far, but it's not entirely without faults either.

Won't touch IE again because (1)Bad history of security problems, (2)Crappy MS policies and practices that lead to all the security holes while they had the browser monopoly, and their willingness to do it again if given the opportuny (3)Microsoft dominance of the browser market, among other things, needs to end.... permanently. Even if IE7 is the best thing to come out and is very secure, it's probably best to stay away from it, otherwise history will just repeat itself.
Boles Roor
jczer68 wrote:
Firefox all the way!! Been using it exclusively since last september (2004). Tried using Avant for about a month prior to switching to FF, was kinda nice until I realized it was pretty much vulnerable to most, if not all, IE security flaws since it's basically an "IE-skin" with lot of bells and whistles. Anyways, Firefox has been plenty good to me and hasn't let me down so far, but it's not entirely without faults either.

Won't touch IE again because (1)Bad history of security problems, (2)Crappy MS policies and practices that lead to all the security holes while they had the browser monopoly, and their willingness to do it again if given the opportuny (3)Microsoft dominance of the browser market, among other things, needs to end.... permanently. Even if IE7 is the best thing to come out and is very secure, it's probably best to stay away from it, otherwise history will just repeat itself.

And you forgot that crappy IE(and shells like Avant) can't display PNG files with alpha transparancy.

No kids, using an IE shell does not make surfing much better then with IE itself.
comsci18
i alway use Mozilla Firefox
but i sometime use Internet Explorer with some site can't open with Mozilla Firefox
brqsl
mozilla firefox is the best
windval
i use maxthon
OnlyOneLife
Can we lock this topic I mean really. We talk about this all the time. Or we can have this as the offical one and shut down all the others. It looks like it's the offical one because there are 8 pages of posts
foggy
OnlyOneLife wrote:
Can we lock this topic I mean really. We talk about this all the time. Or we can have this as the offical one and shut down all the others. It looks like it's the offical one because there are 8 pages of posts
That's what we've been trying to do. This should be the only one that isn't locked, if we haven't skipped one by, which is very possible. So I guess you could easily say that this is the official one. If you see any others that are open, let a mod know and they'll close them up.
Maka
Kinder pointless, the topic creator obviously know's it's going to be mozilla firefox hands down yet they still make the topic Confused .
Kd527
lol yeah. I like using All the Mozillas, Safari, and Konqueror. Right now I'm using Donzilla.

galih
im use mozila..and i will try to use opera now..

thanks..
Smile
SNES350
I switched to Firefox, tried Opera but didn't like it, so ended up staying with Firefox.
Kd527
I've never tried Opera, but I've read comparisons between it, Firefox, and several other browsers, and it looked like it wasn't quite as good.
SnirD
Cool
I use the regular and good explorer, i dont need more from this. Cool
SnirD
Cool
I use the regular and good explorer, i dont need more from this. Cool
the_invader312
I use internet explorer. I want to use mozilla firefox but my computer wont let it run. I dont know why.
x-ecutioner
I use firefox and sometimes IE. I prefer firefox but it has to be more global like IE.
scorpiondevil
hey ppl..

hi i m da scorpiondevil n i use opera browser 4 surfin da net..

tiz really fast cool and effice..

zero pop-ups n great interface..
plus itz got sumthing called mouse gesture..

great way 2 surf faster..

get it now
Tieskevo
I use Firefox..
i was sick of all the safety bugs of IE Rolling Eyes
mars
firefox 1.04,only sometimes it need many memory,and can't release.
but It is better than IE.

i think firefox1.10 will better Laughing
krazeek
I use IE, Firefox, and Slimbrowser. I like firefox mostly because it's fast and reliable and I use Slimbrowser for the tabbed browsing. I hurd Firefox has tabbed browsing, but I could never figure it out so I'm not sure and if anyone can tell me how to do it, it would be greatly appreciated.
jczer68
You can control-click a link to open the link in a new tab. (shift clicking for new window). Or you can right click the link and select "open in new tab" from the context menu. Or you can middle click the link. Or you can rightclick on the toolbar, customize it and add the new tab/new window buttons to the toolbar. Or you can drag a link to the empty space on the tab bar (not sure if an extension is required for this). There is no shortage of ways in which you can access and launch new tabs in Firefox... via options and extensions in addition to what I've already mentioned. Extensions that can help you out include various mouse gesturing extensions, SuperDragAndGo, TabMix, and many others.
psycho207
I use Friefox with the turbo hack thing.. Also like some of the features there that IE dunt have. IE sucks and everybody knows it Twisted Evil Also use Opera and some other browsers to test my web desgins see if it works correctly.
surdy
I am a linux lover so I use FireFox
Its great browser , i love it
Googs
Firefox baby Cool
I've tried Netscape and I like that too.
I absolutely hate IE. I pity those still using it.
jlausbr
I use Firefox and I like it!
Very nice browser...
PiPU
now, I use Maxthon Smile
Psychopath50187
I use Firefox and Opera.
I just got my mother to start using firefox because I told her how unsafe IE was.
OnlyOneLife
Firefox total owned IE, totally owned it. We should have a poll to see how badly it got owned. Can a poll still be added to this super long thread?
Miles the Fox
Ah sim, agora lhes apresento a raposa mais poderosa do mundo, a raposa de fogo!

FireFox RULEZ!!!

Die IE!
Ressurrector
I can live with IE untill it starts actin crazy then I'll fire up netscape and when that don't work here comes mozilla.
gaspar
I use firefox because it's the most quick browser and the downloads are quik too!



I don't why the persons use internet explorer, firefox is much better!
guitarizt
opera, but it that doesn't work then i have to use my firefox

if that doesn't work i am forced to use ie
BlackSkad
Most of the time I use FireFox. It's one of the fastest and safest browsers.
But as webmaster, you have to realise that there are people out there who are still using IE or another browser, like Opera. And because most of the browsers don't display everything in the same way, I'm sometimes forced to use IE and Opera to see how my site looks.
Tirtha
i generally use mozilla, and on other computers we use in internet caffe i have firefox. for sure its way better than IE but the fact all browsers don't display web pages same way is just frustrating. and it forces us to use IE sometimes. I mean, some banks sites, most of goverment sites are just made for IE. pitty......
sunjay
Internet Explorer? I don't know how many times that browser crashed on my computer (reasons unknown). When i heard about firefox, i grabbed it and it's being 4 months now and not a single crash (not responding crap). Opera is nice but i hate the banner ads.

MOZILLA FIREFOX RULES and so does THUNDERBIRD!!!

Cheers!
SunJay
Hoogeveense RAT
I use Internet Explorer. I've never used a other broweser, I like IE Smile
Tirtha
Hoogeveense RAT wrote:
I use Internet Explorer. I've never used a other broweser, I like IE Smile


dont worry lad, here we are to save u from the ignorace in which u have fallen. here we are to offer u a blue pill and take u to another world, world where browsers don't crash, where they work much faster, where no scumbag virus will make it crazy... Very Happy
wraith
I use firefox, because it is way safer then internet explorer for two reasons.

1. doesnt use activeX which is often exploited by hackers and viruses to gain access to ur computer
2. most viruses are made for internet explorer (because of the larger amount of people who use it)

i use internet explorer once in a wihle for the sites that firefox doesnt support but thats it
aNaLis
I use Firefox, it is just so much better against pop-ups and unwanted toolbars, i mean if you install IE, after 2 hours browsing, u r almost sure u get either the yahoo toolbar or some other toolbar you won't get away easily.

anyway, if a toolbar was installed on your computer and you can't get it away try this program:

http://www.gold-software.com/download6529.html

Hope it helps Smile
SONY
I always use FireFox...

TechnoPhile
Its' FireFox All D Way...
hulsadmin
I always use firefox, but it doesnt support all site extensions so then i use internet explorer.i recommend firefox to all. its faster, reliable, and easy to use. and its free too, u can get plugins for it. create your own theme, and publish it for more ppl. u can get it at firefox.com
SNES350
I use Firefox 90% of the time, the other times I'm too lazy to download and install Firefox on the computer I'm using Rolling Eyes .
DisneylandFans
I'm using IE because it works fine and its fast. De virusses are not a problem i have very good virus scanners on mij computer.
dule
firefox, it's much faster & better than IE Cool
Indyan
Opera is the best in terms of speed,features,security and style.
kuad
Opera! I've been using Opera for years now, never had a problem with it. I suppose Firefox may be a good alternative, but I've never bothered to try it out since Opera has been working fine for me for long time.
Dimaod
I used Opera Browser for 3 year now i am trying Firefox.
Its good.I is very fast and reliable to.
An some times i am using MyIe.
amir1981
I'm using slimbrowser(it works on the base of IE)
hellgod
i use IE AND OPERA
Moty
OPERA FOREVER!!!
greartest browser on the earth!
zoky72
I'm always use Internet Explorer but now I using Netscape because there is a lot of spywares which can infect IE and I don't have time to everyday find spywares and other things in my OS and remove it from registry....
rash52
well according me the firefox is the best one.bcs it blockz harmful pop-ups and supports proxy and workz really good in low connection speed also.i just love That.
engalex
firefox is faster than ie
ie good
JagatWorld
I use IE 6.0 only.......

no issues about it.....

==========

but the most important one is that you use

Firewall...........
not microsoft internal firewall



antivirus.............

i trust Kaspersky and NOD32



Anti spyware............
Ad-Aware SE Pro




u also try & check it out...........

Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
beefstewe
I use Firefox, very nice, very convenient especially the use of extensions, hope they can fix the memory issues though
Antoine_935
I use Firefox, because I'm under linux.
but, with the extensions, I think Firefox is better than other browsers like Maxthon.
I use some cool extensions, like sessionsaver, which allows you to conserv opened pages, even if you close the browser.
I use adblock too, which blocks any unwanted content.
vainer10
IE is the easyest!
Antoine_935
but the less effective... it doens't respect the web's standards, he doesn't recognise png's transparency, he doesn't accept favicons in other format than .ico...
Bondings
Antoine_935 wrote:
but the less effective... it doens't respect the web's standards, he doesn't recognise png's transparency, he doesn't accept favicons in other format than .ico...

Yeah, it doesn't accept the frihost favicon. Crying or Very sad
Antoine_935
nor the mine... I suppose the Frihost one is a png... I see it. nice ! clean, simple... nice !
Zwebman
I don't like the way netscape take forrrever to load up. I gotta clickkk clickkk twice or so to get it goiing!
statusfashions
I cannot find rich formatting in yahoo mail in firefox???
Is there any way I can enable it in firefox.
I think THe firefox browser is the fastest and till date the best I have seen.
thanks,
aakash
Tasadduq Khan
Well I am using IE and mozilla fire fox. But I used to stick to fire fox. Because it is simply the best browser in the world. I have used many browsers such as opera, Fast stone etc but fire is the best.
James Bond-007
I made this sticky, since there is so much new threads about it. If someone makes a topic like this again...I am not going to be happy, it makes me quite frusterated...
speedlikecy
i am using the maxthon(myie2)
and firefox...

this 2 i like to use...
VicTor
only FireFox ..couse it's free and fast !
babumuchhala
I have had my browser changed many times in the recent times.

I used Maxthon, firefox and now am using Opera.

Maxton is really good but has one little problem. It uses IE engine Surprised

Firefox with its increasing security patches is getting rally heavy for my pc which is really low on resources

These dayz Opera seems just right for me.Its fast lite and quick

Currently for me Opera Rulz
Tiger
Alienz wrote:
I am using Opera browser. Had tried Firefox but still prefer Opera browser, it is fast and simple to use Smile


I agree! Very Happy

I mostly use Opera (registered version) - it's a fantastic browser, but sometimes I use Firefox. The nice thing about Firefox is that it's got a lot of plugins - for the weather, to play MP3's while you surf, and so on. But Opera is small, clean, and powerful - I love it!

The latest version has voice commands now, which is great too. I reckon telling your browser to go back or open a new window is cool - much better than keypresses or clicking with the mouse!

On the rare occassion when I'm forced to use IE, I generally use Maxthon instead. Recently I discovered Deepnet Explorer, which has tabs like Maxthon, but also has an RSS reader and P2P Client built in. But Maxthon, like Firefox, has lot's of nice plugins!
otiscom
Put Maxthon in your list!
snowboardalliance
I switched to FF like a year ago (from IE) and I'm not going back. IE is only good for testing my site because other people will see it in IE.
dan751
Firefox is better than anything Microsoft could crank out of their headquaters!Very Happy
Quote:
IE is only good for testing my site because other people will see it in IE.

Amen Snowboardalliance.Very Happy
nntien
I still use FireFox, the best product at presents
TheSun
Fire Fox Rules..
VicTor
TheSun wrote:
Fire Fox Rules..



Yea thats right, but too few hits the pool... Rolling Eyes
Camus
I'm using Firefox, all I ever wanted, all I ever needed, is here in my arms, IE is very unnecessary, it can only do harm ...
kansloos
Firefox is great because of its improved security.
But I use internet explorer because it has compatibility.

If you viewed my old site with firefox. it was just ugly. But maybey
I shouldn't have put word-arts in it.
Grimboy
I love firefox not just for it's accurate renderer, security features and it's tabbing. (Not to mention RSS, a built-in search bar and it's spyware avoiding ways.) But also for it's extendablity and oft overlooked web developing features.
Antoine_935
I use Firefox.
I know, I'm under linux... but even under windows I use FF Smile
FF is better, faster... and moreover, IE does not respect the web standards Sad
gecko
Also Firefox. Tried Opera but it doesn't suit me. Both are very good. I use IE only for Windows Update and for pages that doesn't run under FF (unfortunatelly still there are...)
Antoine_935
yes, there are some bad scripted pages who don't work under browsers who respect standards. Some of these pages were created with frontpage Sad
jlbribeiro
I prefer IE, because it comes with windows xp, I know ALL the others are safer, but I'm used to IE.
dinja
I use Firefox. I think it's the best. Opera is also a good one. but i'm used to Firefox. I use Firefox because Ie don't want to start.
guitarstud101
I've never had a problem with regular ol' windows Internet Explorer, so I've had no reason to change. I really had no idea how many people use Mozilla!!
Simulator
I use the best one out there Firefox, nice to see that 71%(atop) use it
orcaz
I use Firefox. I feel that Firefox is the best browser currently, as it is quite secure. It provides 256 bit encryption, while IE only provides up to 128 bit. It is much faster with Gecko too.
samh
I use Firefox with some extensions.
Opera is probobly as good and maybe faster. But not freeware.
Internet Explorer is very prone to attacks and lacks very important features like Tab browsing.
IE 7 beta is supposed to address these issues but I'm still evaluating this.
orcaz
samh wrote:
I use Firefox with some extensions.
Opera is probobly as good and maybe faster. But not freeware.
Internet Explorer is very prone to attacks and lacks very important features like Tab browsing.
IE 7 beta is supposed to address these issues but I'm still evaluating this.

How do you get IE 7? I haven't even get to see the icon yet!
Aimewitue
i use firework too.
ulmas
I used Opera for a long time, but then moved to Firefox for two reasons: cost and customizability.

I also use maxthon for its tabbed interface because my corporate website works well only in ie Sad
progman89
Firefox is your best bet on a browser. Not only is it much more efficient-you get basically no frills when you download it and you add features if you want them-but it's much more secure than Internet Explorer. It's also much faster. Opera is not as desirable because it's much less compatible with websites in general than Firefox, but it is speedier.
orcaz
Firefox is much better than IE 6 currently. It lets you view pages more quickly and safely.
bigdan
I use Firefox 95% of the time, I only use IE for some sites that aren't workable under Firefox and for a Uni subject (I can't access my server using Firefox)
Kd527
I don't even have IE on this comp! I usually use Safari. Sometimes I use Mozilla Camino. I also have FF and the Mozilla Suite, but I rarely use them since I'm on OS X.

Safari 2 is awesome though. It's extremely fast.
orcaz
The best feature I like about Mozilla Firefox is the tabbed browsing. It reduces the number of windows loaded on your system taskbar, by compiling a number of pages into a window. I heard that IE 7 is going to have that feature too... Anyway, Firefox 1.5 beta is coming out soon... But i won't use it until the full version is released.
panoramicview
Firefox !
NeiL
Firefox, its loads quicker and when you can get great extensions like adblock your internet speed is even faster. Explorer sux!!
mark
IE6 ofcourse. Its heaps better than Firefox and stuff. They are all copycats of Internet Explorer.
seanooi
actually either browser works for me, dun really see the difference. i just click which ever browser that is near to my pointer, ahahaaha.....
nunosilva
definitly I prefer firefox. Sometimes I use internet explorer because some sites only work on IE and firefox doesn't have nothing to identify it as being IE, and I guess opera does it... so I used to use opera too... but IE sucks!!! for sure!! Firefox is best because of the tabs system, and because of the popup blocker, but sp2 has it now! anyway... FIREFOX Rulles!
Indyan
mark wrote:
IE6 ofcourse. Its heaps better than Firefox and stuff. They are all copycats of Internet Explorer.


thanks for making my day Very Happy
Talk about being ignorent.

As far as i am concerned,i use the safest,fastest&sexiest browser.It is called Opera.


Opera is just unbeatable.

Firefox is also good.Maxthon and Avant are ok.Rest are not really worth mentioning.
otaku
Right now I'm using Deer Park Alpha 2 which is the new firefox.
Kd527
I now use Safari mostly. Sometimes Mozilla Camino.
krazeek
Doesnt safari only come with Apple computers? They lie about how it blocks all of the pop-ups and blocks the viruses and trojans. We have apples for school and we all have gotten numerous trojans and pop-ups using safari and IE for apple works pretty good never gotten a trojan from using IE, but yes some pop-ups. Safari is faster than IE though I do have to say. Sorry Im just rambling on because I am extremely bored and have nothing better to do on this lovely day.
mr.e
The firefox plugins are really good. If you haven't tried them yet, give'em a try for sure.
Anderman
I use Firefox now
I used to use IE but my site looked really bad in firefox but in my new version it is fine
af169
I use Internet Explorer ,it' good !
ImpacTV
I just downloaded firefox about 2 and a half weeks ago and I it is far above and beyond the IE browser that i normally use. I am going to have to try some of the other that are on the list. ..

Are there any big standout function that some of the browsers on the list have that is really uniqe to that browser or are they for the most part the same?

I also would like to know if anyone has tried the 2ce browser project that started many years ago. I tried a year and a half ago and it would not work on my systems. So, I have not tried it since.
Ali_karimi
I THINK Opera is the best for dial up conection...
tony
Mozilla Firefox all the way. Perfect popup blocking (unlike google toolbar), tabbed browsing, RSS feed syndication, and the customizable search bar. No browser even comes close in functionality or ease of use to firefox.
samh
orcaz wrote:

How do you get IE 7? I haven't even get to see the icon yet!


Here is the link:
http://file.mydrivers.com/tools/others/IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe
dengbs
MSN Explorer,Firefox or Opera don't use IE,What crap,and their going to launch a new version of IE soon :O i bet no one downloads it,because i think it will be the same crap as the orginal FireFox and Opera both got Ads but they do the trick to block Ads MSN Explorer is good if you wanna keep track of your MSN groups and Hotmail Inbox its a good Browser too
MSN Explorer,Firefox or Opera don't use IE,What crap,and their going to launch a new version of IE soon :O i bet no one downloads it,because i think it will be the same crap as the orginal FireFox and Opera both got Ads but they do the trick to block Ads MSN Explorer is good if you wanna keep track of your MSN groups and Hotmail Inbox its a good Browser too
Laughing Cool Embarassed Surprised
GuranaTEAM
i'm using the Internet Explorer and Firefox too.

FireFox is better than Internet Explorer


I Think so.
comsci18
i am alway use Mozilla Firefox and sometime Internet Exploror
i like Mozilla Firefox is so good browser for me
shwetanshu
i use Firefox and sometimes MAXTHON for sites supprting IE only
Ali_karimi
Dear What it your REASON to use Firefox.
plaese Tell LOYALy.What is Firefox EXCELLENCE Exclamation
FireFox Only has good extension And Nothing Else. Wink
-->
Jack_Hammer
Internet Explorer (or modification like maxthon)
13%
13% [ 7 ]
Firefox
73%
73% [ 39 ]
Opera
11%
11% [ 6 ]
Netscape
0%
0% [ 0 ]
Konqueror
0%
0% [ 0 ]
Mozilla
0%
0% [ 0 ]
Safari
1%
1% [ 1 ]
K-meleon
0%
0% [ 0 ]
Other
0%
0% [ 0 ]

I think firefox is way ahead in the lead there...
Laughing
Jamatu
Firefox! Once I got firefox I never turned back, the only thing i dislike about it is the ftp capabilities.
hardcoregamer808
Firefox all the way baby. All of firefoxe's features are pretty much easy to use and can be very customizable and it's seach toolbar thing in the corner is usefull without actually going to a seach engine and looking it up.
Indyan
Ali_karimi wrote:
Dear What it your REASON to use Firefox.
plaese Tell LOYALy.What is Firefox EXCELLENCE Exclamation
FireFox Only has good extension And Nothing Else. Wink
-->


Ali,it is more hype than solid reasons.Most of the people here havent even tried any thing other then just Firefox and IE.

Opera was always the smartest browser.Even with extensions firefox cant provide some vital features namely fitting pages to screenwidth,zooming of pages,voice browsing,reading out pages in high quality voices from ibm etc.
And too many extensions complicates things.They make the interface a total mess to work with.FF becmoes slower and clumsier.
SpookY
I use Firefox but it sometimes shows errors with some sites. Than I use the "good known" IE Laughing
Veron
i use opera 8, looks very nice, but firefox was my nu.1 berofe opera 8
naz
From the beginning Netscape->Mozilla/Firefox ,never wanted something else.
gaspar
Firefox wins!!!
hive
I still use IE, but i am actualy trying firefox 1.5 beta. It has some bugs, try to use the forum seach with it and see...Here I just cant get!
It have strange bugs with some pages display either.
JagatWorld
how come firefox ?? I heard we have to install many plugins to make it run smoothly .............. .?
JulianMovie
I use both Firefox and Konqueror (the defult that came with Linux Mandrake 9.2).

When I voted in the poll, I could only do one, so should I go back and vote again to
make the results corect?

I agree with you out there who think that Firefox requires too many plugins. In my
opinion, it should come with all of them pre-installed.
dkershner
JagatWorld wrote:
how come firefox ?? I heard we have to install many plugins to make it run smoothly .............. .?


Not unless you are visiting weird sites with odd items on them. Other than that it works fine, if you don't want to FTP anything that is. Wink
gmcclure
I like my IE7 eta...even though its kind of beta it works alright.
Screap
I'm using Maxthon but it's based on the IE, same security problems. But some nice special features.
EmoDreamer
I have to share everyones opinion:
I think Firefox supports css1 and 2 the best...
Explorer ignores every rule ever made (Microsoft ignores it I mean)
Firefox is the future....
Every designer I know uses Firefox or netscape so I think it won;t taske long before Microsoft has to begin respecting rules, or otherwise they'll be deleted from the internetworld
Indyan
No.I disagree.
Take the acid2 test
http://www.webstandards.org/act/acid2/test.html

Firefox does much worse than Opera v8.5
Safari and Konqueror are the two browsers that have managed to pass the test completely.opera v9 would also probably pass the test.

But yes Firefox is co-operating with Opera and W3C on standards unlike IE.So that is good.
admans
Firefox all the way!!!
mars
now , I use firefox 1.5 Bate.

but it has some bugs.it used a lot of menory.

I think the final 1.5 should better.I wait for it. Very Happy
Wiepie
Firefox rules!
But sometimes if Firefox can't open links such as irc, is use Internet Explorer.
post-gazette
I'm used to IE so that's what I naturally use; I learned how to use a computer at a yound age with IE. But just because of this poll I'm going tro try Firefox. I seem to be hereing a lot about it lately anyway. I'm assuming it's free and that it's not that hard to figure out. I'll post back with my results/thoughts. I'm really suprised by this btw. I though most people use IE, at least here in the States, I can't really comment about people abroad.
blueknot
FireFox and IE rules

they complement one another.
ManKind Monster
i use firefox and internet explorer.

now i use IE, mybe tommrow i will use firefox.
svhkid
i use internet explorer, but i have aol to prefer to use ie because its faster
jongoldsz
I use firefox.

If you use Internet Explorer click here 3 times.











__________________________________________________________

If you clicked "here" 3 times hoping something will happen and nothing happened you are not qualified for using Firefox.
RandBauer
I use IE mainly out of habit. Most of my work exp. is in Windows and many Co.s frown on installing other software.

I also use Opera at home and have tried FireFox.

With all the plugs I've seen here, I'll have to d/l it again.
cipga
it would have been so great if you were a little more specific and explain the word "tickets" even for guy like me. So what is your program doing exactly?
Strike
I used to use IE, but since I met frefox, my life is different Very Happy
SkillZero
Well , Usually i use mozilla, but lately i moved to Avant Browser.. Friends told me bout it..
limcopy
IE for heavy Load Page ; Fire Fox for all Load page Smile
Firebolt
Firefox all the way it
Ie should burn in hell
cowboyx
Firefox kicks all ass forever and for never fo shizzle
jarcelao
I use FireFox... I've been a firefox user since it's first beta release and I think it is miles better than IE.

Opera is nice too, but my vote still goes for FireFox!
Anttu^^
I use Opera.. its the fastest and has the most usefull features of all browsers Rolling Eyes
Gamerevolution
I've always used Internet Explorer, but i may try Firefox soon..
rbooth
i always use internet explorer
sometimes firefox but not alot because i think
it is not reliable enough.
sunrise
I am using Opera right now. I keep switching back and forth between Opera and Firefox, but I really like Opera now that they have turned completely free with no ads. For some reason, firefox had many problems for me.
SamiTheBerber
I use Firefox, it is fast, secure and uses W3Standards. It is good browser to webdesigner, but also need Internet Exploder, because "everybody" uses it, to show how badly or not so-good-looking pages can be.

But I DON'T use Internet Exploder commonly, only checking wievable ...
golles
I used Internet Explorer it is good enough for me!
I also used Konqueror when my PC was broken, but in a Knoppix cd (bootable) and there was Konqueror installed Smile
I have tried Firefox a certain amount of time but I never installed it again afther formating my PC


//golles
haziwkd
i use IE
sometimes i use firefox
Kd527
Now I recently downloaded Opera and it seems to be faster than Safari so I've been using it a lot lately.
travian
I use IE. I like it more than Firefox or Mozilla.
viper34
i use mozilla firefox cuz its better safer and faster that IE
grade8
firefox is the best!
Ramelof
My favorite browser is Avant Laughing
falconfx
On Windows I have to use IE Sad , but on Linux I prefer Konqueror a lot! It's very fast and simple to use. Wink
adlamb
I use Firefox but every now and again I cone across a site that doesnt work so i have to resort back to IE. When i do this, Zone Alarm lights up like a christmas tree with all the intrusion notifications! Also, when i run AdAware, all the problems found are connected to IE!!
Andrew
adlamb
I thought Mozilla and Firefox were the same thing? Isnt Firefox made my Mozilla or have I got this all wrong?
samvig
Firefox rocks... its the best browser there is and IE sucks...
Opera is too kiddish .... Sad
haven't tried Maxthon etc ....
smallcalf
In my opinion, firefox is the best browser. I used some modification of internet explorer like maxthon, ..., mozilla, opera and netscape.
Internet explorer and its modifications has big sercurity holes, they are widely used so they are the main target for hackers and viruses.
Opera is fast but it consume much cache. Netscape is as good as firefox in the sercurity viewpoint because they have the same core but there're not many plugin and theme for netscape.
comsci18
mozilla firefox is best for me
sunjay
FIRE FOX IS THE BEST!!! Although at times some videos streamed across the net dont work, but, what the heck. It's at times like this that i fire up microsoft internet explorer.

Cheers
SunJay
JohnFMcKillop
Mozila FireFox RuleZ! Though I hope they work on some javascript function (chromeless etc) .. once upon a time, couldn't log into GMAil (old firefox version) .. but they improved with time .. don't experience no stupid pop up (unlike IE) .. firefox rules! Hope they improve more! n keep free n light, of course ^_^
dasketch
I think that Opera is the best browser out there, and that the only possible alternative would be Firefox. But in order to have Firefox work almost as well as Opera, you will have to work heavily on its configuration. And Opera is still quicker, hence "the best".
Maybe the only problem is that you have to use it with a modern PC or it will work at a "not best" speed.
lambda
i use firefox. but i hate internet explorer because it does not support tabs.
Jon82Brown
i use internet explorer although i dont like it very much every sence i got mcafee my internet doesnt display images very well i tried messing with the setting it made it a little better but internet explorer works the best for me
GiLaD
I don't know if I already voted, but still...
I'm using Opera. I like it very much! It has tab-browsing feature, alot of skins, a nice and easy E-Mail software built-in, it's super-fast, and you can also talk to it and tell it what to do! Still, it's not that light-weight, but I like it. And another thing, IT'S TOTALLY FREE NOW.

Back at the time, I used to use Firefox and because I had alot of problems I moved to Opera.
Huhnteufel
I used IE for years, as it was the best option at the time, with so many pages using code that only worked in IE, and with Netscape/Mozilla being large programs that were very much resource hogs. I was extremely reluctant to try anything new, but I gave Firebird 0.7 a shot (previous name for Firefox during development) Since then I've been a Firefox user. I've never used Opera before, because it had ads, but maybe since it is now ad-free I will give it a go, but I'm pretty sure Firefox will stay as my main browser.
Modulator
I have been using internet explorer for quite some time. However, I have tried Opera and Mozilla's Firefox. I am going to download Firefox soon again as one has the option of tabbed browing, rss support, and security features that are not included in Internet Explorer.
artur.h
A good FOSS browser, mostly Firefox, but occasionally others like Seamonkey or Konqueror or Epiphany.

A note about the poll:
Mozilla is probably meant for the suite, but it is a misnomen.
Firefox is also Mozilla. Seamonkey should be used for the suite instead of Mozilla.
(The suite is no longer Mozilla because it is no longer supported by the Moz Foundation)
tyxl
firefox
but i got IE installed for when i nee dit do donwload from microsoft.com...
artur.h
tyxl wrote:

but i got IE installed for when i nee dit do donwload from microsoft.com...


just curious. what is so interesting to download there?
and why dont you download it with the firefox?
billybob
has to be firefox
foggy
artur.h wrote:
tyxl wrote:

but i got IE installed for when i nee dit do donwload from microsoft.com...


just curious. what is so interesting to download there?
and why dont you download it with the firefox?
I think they are referring to windowsupdate.microsoft.com. I don't know for sure, though.
Lokine
Firefox. I'll never go back to IE.
bvit
Its' FireFox All The Way... Exclamation
ankhezar
Firefox is far better then the rest... because it has flashgot, stumble upon and other cool stuff
the worst is IE, it even does not have any tabs... you need to have additional maxthon or else to to be on one level with other world
fogoextremo
In internet browsers, the monopoly of microsoft is beaten by mozzila firefox, but I still use Internet Explorer, just because I'm always reinstalling Windows, so i don't even bother to install another browser. For me, IE is just enough.
ulmas
I bet I am the only person who surf this forum with Flock. Flock rules. and so does Firefox!
cormer
I use Firefox Cool light years ahead of IE.

Just 1 issue with it, some sites are IE oriented, wich makes some pages look weird on Firefox Confused
quartz
Im using few browsers.
Firefox has many good extentions, but it is not as good as Opera. Using IE when i need to check if my page is displayed correctly.
digibluez
Microsoft should give up-IE7 is just a nother crap from they tool-box.Or they could buy mozilla corporation...

Firefox user all the way....Soon firefox gets css3,but ie still aint ready with the css1 fixes even.
GamersforGod
well for my webbrowsing i use firefox which is awesome but if im doing hacking challenges or anything with hacking or webbuilding i use moxilla
Postman
My favourite thing is IE 6 with Avant Browser and Firefox.
Samyonair
On my own PC I use the firefox with some extensions like weather, Spamprotection and so on.

My Dad instead use IE 6, I can't tell him how bad I find it, but later I have the problems to put is PC to work *grrr*

My brother use Firefox too.

I Like the tabbrowing feature in Firefox, its so easylly and no longer a long list on the startline only in firfox and with good extensions it works very well
deedee
Safari.
I like it very much because you can do almost anything with it in one mouseclick!

For the people who know about Safari:
Tabs are one of the most handiest things on it Smile
ammonkc
I think safari has one of the best rendering engines out there. and its secure as hell. I've never had a single popup or anything like that in the 2 years that I've been using it. and it also has the smoothest interface that I've ever seen on a browser.
ammonkc
yeah once you try tabbed browsing, you can never go back. tabs are the biggest advancement in browser interfaces that I've ever seen. it makes the desktop sooooooooooooo much cleaner when you only need to have 1 or 2 windows open.
Richous05
i use ie mostly and sometimes firefox just depends on my mood lol Smile
kam311
Firefox is nice, but I don't like the download interface. I want to select the directory every time instead of the same folder. I used it for a while and went back to IE. With all the security updates, AV and spyware cleaning, I've never had a problem. I occassionally clean my registry manually, check the hosts file and all that and I runs great. No problems!
thugsta
I use FF about 95% of the time and IE the other 5% of the time because some sites are not really Firefox Compatible so I use Internet Explorer.

Firefox is faster, has a built in pop-up blocker, you can browse in Tabs (several web pages inside one browser?) and has a much better download system then Microsoft's 'Internet Explorer'; you can pause, restart, manage and organize all your downloads in a nifty little Downloads window. Firefox also allows you to download embeded objects on a page like Flash Files
decayed.cell
Nothing beats Opera! It's the fastest browser, had features like tabbed browsing way before Firefox, has a built in mIRC function, mouse gestures - list goes on. Oh and you can also continue browsing from your last session, which can't be found in IE, Firefox or anything else!
blu3bird
firefox n sometimes ie 6
dkbg
I use Firefox. Good standards support, tabbed browsing, security, numerous useful features, and nice architecture.

I've tried Opera, but the interface just isn't all that great. Even now that it no longer has that annoying banner ad, I still don't think I'll be switching. Plus it lacks some nice features which Firefox has like colour coded source viewing and the ability to view background images from the right-click context menu.

Internet Explorer...well it just pales in comparison to the features and production speed which the Mozilla Foundation provides for Firefox. Even with IE7, I'm sure the web standard support and feature list will be poor compared to Firefox.

Woo open source!
CCR
LOL is there any other browser besides firefox? I thought that was the only browser even made. Well i know I am dreaming but it should be so
neosree
I am using Opera for more than 3 years when the FF doesn't exist.
Opera is now a free browser and a great competitor among others.
It is the fastest and easiest and sleekest browser in my opinion.
I have tried many other browsers including the new Dr.Orca.
Still loves Opera and only opera fulfills my needs.
neosree
And one more:

Opera is the only browser made from the scratch.
All other use mosaic codes.

Opera support page zooming which is absent in FF.

There is a lot more useful features in Opera which are absent in FF.
zima
I'm using Firefox, it's very fast, it has pop-up blocker and tabbed browsing... There are some nice extentions as well... I wanna try out the new version of Opera though...
olag
I use firefox particulary for the tabs and also for its fast navigation.
technology.sponge
firefox is soooooooooo much beta than ie
more secure, integrated download manager, tabs addons nd plugins
skinnable, built in search, updated much more frequently than ie (hell - microsoft releases security updates for ie lyk once every 3 months)

btw havnt firefox nd mozilla merged or summat? cuz they discontinued mozilla nd there focusin on firefox now..which is reeli the same thing but slightly cut down and without all the glib xtras
ParK
i use and advice u opera 'cause RSS reader is a super thngy , suddenly a bottleneck happens and system forces to you restart but u are in the middle of surfing or downloading when u back by opera gets the bottleneck and lock the sites' status and download status so u can easly and completely continue ur work ___yeah this is really great !!!
bananaphone
Firefox all the way!!!!
Unlike Internet Explorer - it just works!!!
inman
Firefox is easily the best currently available. With tons of extensions and skins, it beats anything else by miles.

And best of all it is FREE.
devroom
i use opera, its a little bit faster as firefox and it has a great add on blocker. IE just sux. and ie 7 will be a copy from firefox and opera. firefox is goodbut opera is better. And youre stupid if you use ie.
ROWDY!
I offen use IE 6 and Opera. And also sometimes Firefox. I support IE even though it has many security holes, I use it along with addons like "spoofstick", "googl toolbar" (which is good for filling out forms), and the "trustwatch" toolbar. I also like to keep my IE6 very up-to-date! I use Opera mainly because it has tabed browsing - very useful.
cokdes
Firefox is the best.

Pop-up free and also tabbed page for browsing.

I enjoy to use firefox
morningstar
kam311 wrote:
Firefox is nice, but I don't like the download interface. I want to select the directory every time instead of the same folder.


Sure you can! By changing it`s individual behaviour and the best is: By using the flashGot plugin you can embed your favorite download manager as well. Dancing

FF is the best browser for surfing I think, and you can change it`s open source code to your own wishes. Applause

GREAT Dancing
supersonic
I usually switch between Firefox & IE. I probably use IE more just beacuse the was the one i started with then I discovered firefox. When my mac computer finaly comes in I will probably start to use firefox the most. Since I think the safri is evil or it just doesn't like me.
Commando_Sondre
Firefox for teh win!!!
I always use Firefox!!
Its the best browser in the WORLD!
photon
firefox without a doubt!! the only issue is speed, but with a few modifications, even that can be taken care of
g2devteam
Firefox owns. Easy to use..great extensions and themes...makes browsing the internet a whole new ballgame
cheeta
hmm so still FF is rulling... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Grant_Weaver
Firefox all the way.
i.am.Ben
opera beta is the best i've ever seen.....wooooooooooonderful!!!!!!!
try it urself....
GrimReaper77
Got tired with the popups. Love the tabs. Who wouldn't love Mozilla & Firefox?
manas
Opera man,it is the most advanced browser in town
krapsterhead
I love firefox because it has soo many extensions and themes, I like the tabbed browsing, the bookmarks in one whole seperator, and best of all, it has better security and is faster. I also use Netscape but it doesn't have as many extensions
justinrs32
I think Firefox, IE, Netscape and Opera are all very good, nicely put together browsers. I like to use my own browser though Smile lol
pjv
Firefox is still the best! I tried using Opera before but I think Firefox still outdone Opera. It's much faster and leaner. IE? don't think about it, your wasting your time waiting for the page to load. Security on IE? yes, you can use it if you want to be bombarded with popups of ads, spywares and all the junk stuffs on the net.
Delta
My favorite would have to be FireFox. FireFox does not have popops, and instead of having multiple windoes, you use tabs, which saves time looking at websites. I also think the FireFox is easier to use than IE.
Phi
Mostly Firefox, sometimes I use Avant Browser too Smile
desertwind
I llove Fx for a single reason. Extensions!

What a life without adblock, stumbleupon, noscript, greasemonkey etc.,
shashi_bhushan
U may use any broser but choose the one which give u the max speed
U may also look for browsers with multiple facility
namely
download management
mail delivery
bookmark handling is easier

apart from these u may go for the one which support massengers integration
if u need the list of popular browsers u may contact me or go for searching
ChesterB
Only FF with AdBlock, TabBrowser Pref and FasterFox plugin Wink
voteforsamuel
I used to use internet explorer before firefox came out. Now i only use firefox except on my pocket pc. The tabs keep your screen from getting crowded with windows.
ogms admin
Firefox is the best
IE Is the WORST
Others: Havent tried
hodgenpodg
opera its really the best browser I've ever used. Built in pop-up blocker, and almost every site shows up perfectly unlike with Firefox where I had alot of problems with some sites, and we all know the IE just sucks.
BCobos
I use the lovely Safari browser Razz
Kyle Katarn
I primarily use FireFox, but I have to use IE occasionally for the MSN gaming zone. My machine runs linux, so I have to run it in a Virtual Machine.
THE11thROCK
I was contented with Internet Explorer 6 sp2. The adware, spyware and malicious cookies are always at the neck of IE. That's the main problem. Well, my world literally changed when I switched to Mozilla. Go spread the word, Mozilla Firefox rules! Most secured ever!
Cano
Oh I see I live in stone age! I'm using IE because I have never mobilised ;D to change it. I have google Pop-up blocker and it works. The main reason for which i haven't changed my browser is that Google Bar doesn't works on other browsers. I used Netscape for a while but it hasn't Polish version Sad. Has Firefoks as good finder as Google bar? If yes I will start to use it.

Greets
Cno
moncader
Firefox all the way! I actually sometimes use Konqueror as well as I use Linux. Now, I saw someone up there say that IE is secure??? Are you crazy? Ever heard of spyware? adware? viruses? You know where they come from? IE, you know why? It's because IE is directly integrated into Windows, things like ActiveX allow random people to access ANYTHING on your harddrive, which is the most unsecure thing possible. This is why I use firefox, there is very little spyware, popups, no ActiveX, while it still has support for almost ANY site out there. If anyone wants to argue this with me, I'll accept the challenge Razz
wildfrick
Maxthon is a great browser, although it's built on IE...
robin
there is NO NEED to use crappy microshit IE!!!
just use FIREFOX!!!

in fact, there is NO NEED for using any MICROSHIT products!!

DITCH WINDOWS!!!

use LINUX!!!

use Ubuntu distrobution!! debian, fedora, gentoo, anything linux!!!

i think ubuntu is user-friendly enough, but i heard xandros is the most user-friendly

or if you have the money, get a MAC!!
oh how i wish i have money for a MAC!!

i go to distrowatch.com to check things out

if there r any probs, im sure there are people here to help or u can always rely on your best friend google!!!

Windows is made from stolen products glued together with mucus!!
that is why your computers freezes all the time!!
it's fact! except the gluing with mucus part.
watch "pirates of silicon valley"!
movies r real right?

after watching that, i have a sudden urge to watch all these geeky computer documentary stuff

recommendations anyone?

im downloading, i mean I borrowed, "triumph of the nerds"
mattd8752
I've used every browser up there, my libary at school has safari, public libary has internet explorer, and I have the rest of them for testing pages I make at home. I like coding alot Smile
savabg
for some odd reason i cannot move away from IE its just insane but i got used to it .. and now i am stuck with it ... although i use opera from time to time
manumiglani
I use firefox ... its better than IE


1.Firefox does not natively support ActiveX, a mechanism many spyware
and adware programs use to infect a browser.

2.Firefox is not used by as many people as Internet Explorer, thus
many spyware and adware authors have not targeted this browser.

3.As Firefox is open-source, it seems (as of now) that security holes
are being patched faster. As of this writing, several known Internet
Explorer security holes still exist that have not yet been patched.
hrtorrent
Firefox,
couse I have no trust in security side of IE.
I heart that new Opera is good browser too.
Marcus
Mozilla FireFox, of course. I use Internet Explorer on my other computer, though.
barrie
Safari rocks. It's fast as hell and it renders webpages perfect, and it's pretty secure too.
riv
Totally agree. Safari is the best browser on the Mac. Firefox doesn't work with my two-fingered scrolling, I don't want to bother with about:config. Tried it, didn't work. Oh, well.

Besides, I just like the look of Safari, and I also echo that it renders pages good. Go Safari!

Too bad it's a Mac only application, though. I use Firefox when I have to work with Windows computers... Sad Which, luckily, isn't everyday.
riv
robin wrote:
there is NO NEED to use crappy microshit IE!!!
just use FIREFOX!!!

in fact, there is NO NEED for using any MICROSHIT products!!

DITCH WINDOWS!!!

use LINUX!!!

use Ubuntu distrobution!! debian, fedora, gentoo, anything linux!!!

i think ubuntu is user-friendly enough, but i heard xandros is the most user-friendly

or if you have the money, get a MAC!!
oh how i wish i have money for a MAC!!

i go to distrowatch.com to check things out

if there r any probs, im sure there are people here to help or u can always rely on your best friend google!!!

Windows is made from stolen products glued together with mucus!!
that is why your computers freezes all the time!!
it's fact! except the gluing with mucus part.
watch "pirates of silicon valley"!
movies r real right?

after watching that, i have a sudden urge to watch all these geeky computer documentary stuff

recommendations anyone?

im downloading, i mean I borrowed, "triumph of the nerds"


Um... I have to say I agree with some parts of your post.
If "some parts" meant where you said you like Linux and Macs, that is.
Especially the part where you said:
Quote:

or if you have the money, get a MAC!!

It's nice to see there's some Mac users in this fourm.
guissmo
i just remembered that firefox supports themes...

yay firefox!!! Very Happy
Blaze
I prefer Maxthon! Its got everything in it. Works on IE engine itself and is better than IE. Who needs anything else. I agree firefox and opera are also good. IE sucks. But why not use maxthon which works on the same engine. :d
RebelYell4x4
I use firefox, but frequently have to switch to Internet Explorer because some websites require it.
Aimewitue
now i use opera <3 firefox crashes to often to me
tylerjo2007
right now i am using Firefox 1.5 RC3
lazaruz
Firefox, it outspeeds IE every time
neosree
In terms of functionalities nothing can beat Opera, but that is the fact that make many newbies not trying opera! and go for Firefox.
KHO
Yeahh, FireFox rocks my face off Neutral
seriously, it's great, l've only had one crash since instalation, and l think that was a combination of one of the RC's and a bad extension Neutral
Squeeky
Which one of these browsers is best. To me they all seemed the same but opera isn't easy to use. I use firefox but want to know which is better.

PLz help

Ty
Patty
My mate tweaked my firefox so its a faster page loading, since then i havent turned back. I used to use IE, but since using firefox i love it...i used opera for a while, i never like it, as u said it isnt easy to use...Id stick with firefox!
bananaphone
Kestrel
Personally I use Firefox. It's pretty much the same thing as Mozilla, but they do have a few differences. I've not tried Opera yet, but I've heard bad things about it. *shudders*
Raijenki
Firefox...
But i like opera too ^^
eday2010
Netscape. It's two browsers in one. It uses the Gecko engine of Firefox (Originally of Netscape), and the IE Engine. Faaaaaaaaaaantastic!
gh0stface
FireFox 1.5 has just recently been released!

I've been using Firefox since 1.0 came out. It has been pretty much my primary browesr. The only time I have ever used Internet Explorer is when I ahve to view sites in flash or update Windows or Windows products.

I cannot live without the tabbed browsing along with the many various extensions.
llsanderll
Avant Browser all the way Cool
roko
Use firefox all the way, though still run into trouble with a few window media player streams, but better secure browsing. heard they working on a mini version for pocket PC..nice nice Razz
s43ros
I used to use AOL
"thunder clap"

then I happily deleted it off my computer and let my family suffer the AOL.

After that I used Internet explorer, then switched to Firefox.

I definitely say that firefox takes a shotgun to both of them.
k_s_baskar
I am using internet explorer. But now the lastest version is not having java applet support (which should be downloaded from sun micro systems website).
Yacoob
FireFox DUH!
Hobbit
Actually the new version of Avant lagged me and had spyware, so Firefox. And I thought Mozilla was the same as Firefox? :S
Pikokola
Firefox.. Very Happy is the best

maybe if netscape could load faster and have more stability, I'll use it, but depend on my RAM, it's makes me Annoyed because of it T__T
Zarbix
firefox!! easiest to customize ( in my opinion)
mOrpheuS
Please use the " Search" feature to avoid creating duplicate threads.

Please discuss your browser preferences here -
http://frihost.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1086

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EDIT (01-May-2006) - merged a duplicate thread.
Kestrel
I'm using Firefox. Can't stand IE. *Throws a shoe at IE*
Mardoxx
portable firefox on my mrmy stick made to look like IE so the admins cant tell (it bypasses any blocks Very Happy)
chodus
i use mozilla
mozilla mail is great an i recomend it to all of you Smile
garvalf4
Camino on the mac is not bad at all
Opera and Konqueror are good too
silli
I use Mozilla Fifefox with Flashgot, AdBlock, IE tab and Fasterfox. It's really stable and almost too easy to customize.
gyaneshwar
Firefox rocks, although now as Opera removed the advertisings became more attractive.
But IE is not possible to remove completely as some secure sites require active x or just plain IE, other than that I like with IE that you can just go to the Temporary Internet Folders and copy all the pictures you have seen (particulary good when you are surfing comic sites Very Happy ).

So Firefox most of the time and IE sometimes.
khairulsyahir
I gotta admit it. Since I found Firefox (that was since it's called Firebird), I've left IE all alone in my PC. Never used IE again, except for sites that require them (duh).

Firefox, the browser to go!
khairulsyahir
I think the major reason why almost 90% of Internet users use IE for browsing the web is simply because they don't know there's a lot of better alternatives! Perhaps because IE comes installed with Windows and it does its work (but not that well). Really, those IE-users needs to be told. (No offence here. If you choose to use IE yourself, this post doesn't refer to you Very Happy )
GDG
Hey, well of course i use firefox, i mean once i got my hands on it i just couldn't stopusing it. I'm also currently using Opera because firefox had some problems with the following site, as it would not load the flash thing, it only leaves a big black space:

www.lineage2.com

So if anyoen knows how to fix that please can you PM me, thanks a lot.
Other than that it works best so far, especially since they upgraded to 1.5 version. I can proudly say that its much faster and im gonna use the Firetune thing that one of the posters left here, thanks to him as well!!!

So this is to all you IE users, who didn't choose from free will, please try firefox and stick with. less viruses, less hacks, less hassle!!! FOR SURE.

-~-GDG-~-
Cano
I have tested IE, FF and Opera on these four sites:
1. http://www.miniclip.com/robotrage.htm
2. http://www.miniclip.com/snowballwarfare/snowballwarfare.php
3. http://www.paulsimon.com/index_news_oldfriends.html
4. http://www.kurshtml.boo.pl/style/filtry.html

Results:
1.
IE: Everything goes correctly, but I can't see adress of this site. IE doesn't show adresses of popup windows. And If you haven't Macromedia Shockwave you will not see anything and IE will not tell you why. And sometimes can't open popups at all. You must restart whole explorer.exe to make it run properly.
FF: I don't know why but sometimes it loads and sometimes it doesn't (probably it's not fault of the browser). It's good to clear cookies, cashe (it's much easier than in IE) and it will go. You will see adress of the server. If you haven't Shockwave FF will download it for you.
Opera: I can't run it because it is in popup. Maybe it;s impossible and maybe I am stupid Razz. But browser must be easy to use. When you start it from a direct adress it will run, but 3D graphics weren't running properly. I have also sometimes errors an Opera shuts down.
2.
IE: If you have shockwave (you must download it manually as I wrote earlier) everythink should be OK.
FF: It loads, but when it will be about to start you may see (I see it always :/) alert which will tell you that there was error in shockwave and it can't run. I installed shockwave many times and error always occures.
Opera: When I opened it on IE it was running normally but when I open it on Opera it runs so slowly that I can't play it.
3.
IE: Site runs properly.
FF: You can't see the whole text - you can't scroll it anyway!
Opera: You can scroll text, but you will see scrolling images too.
4.
IE: All effects are visible.
FF: FF doesn't allow these effects.
Opera: Opera doesn't allow these effects (but it allows some other).

IE passed all tests Razz. But it's slow, not secure and main version hasn't any plugins and skins. FF looks nice and clear, but it has some weaknesess. Opera is too complicated for me and I don't know how to open sites (and popup windows) in new windows. But it have some fine options like reading and it remembers and opens sites you have visited in one window (it is sometimes inconvenient). I think that FF is faster.

Greets
Cno
lyndonray
I mainly use Firefox. But I also use Opera. I love firefox because it's simple and straightforward and it's not IE!! Opera is cool because you can really customize it. Although Firefox tends to hang up once in a while. Not sure what 's the deal with that. But it not nuisance.
Goatmonkey
I really like anything except IE. I use firefox, camino, safari, shiira, opera, and omni. They all work well and I like them sine most are open source and you can contribute to them.
mOOnGuardian
i use forefox... The interface look nicer
neosree
@Cano
Your tests are good, and almost the same happened to me.
That is why I sometimes use IE when opera didn't show some sites clearly. Also some sites with webfont technology ( the technology used for making local language sites, in which no fond download is necessory to view them) will not work on Opera or in FF but only work on IE. That time I use IE and many times there is no problem with opera for me. And I cant live without the Tabbed feature. Latest IE's tabbed feature is pathetic and not so useful for advanced users.
FF's tabbed feature too is not at all good. Many people even didnot use that feature in FF! FF is populer because of lack of functionalities in GUI.
xxcubicxx2005
Firefox is an excellent browser I think...
so I use it as default browser of my computer...
fredsanford
Firefox outdoes IE by leaps and bounds.
neosree
I assume both of you didn't know the existence of Opera!
IE was already dead. Surely FF is the one who beat the reputation of IE.
It doesn't mean FF is the best.
prongs_386
firefox all the way.
Pawns all
djpalmer93
If you have an Apple Mac go for Safari, its brill!! Very Happy
benwhite
I have a powerbook. Used to use safari but switched to firefox a while back. They basically work exactly the same (as in, better than IE), but firefox actually has better built in security. Safari apparently has some issues with that. Firefox is a quality browser. If you need an email client, check out Mozilla's Thunderbird, also a great product. Free, of course.
tfarrell67
Unortunately the survey only allowed for one choice...

I use Firefox, Mozilla, and Konquerer depending on what OS I boot into. On my laptop I multiboot between WindowsXP Pro, Fedora Core 3, and Auditor. I use Firefox in Windows, Mozilla in Fedora, and Konquerer in Auditor.



T. Farrell
fathomer6279
Firstly hi guys. Secondly Firefox kicks ***. Thrirdly if ny1 is avin prbs wit html code or anythin lyk dt you can do the quick and easy free tutorial at www.w3schools.com/html/. Oh yeh and lstly firefox is soooo gd!
Rubstah
Firefox of course, IE sucks big time.....and I haven't tried any of the others mentioned.
DarkAngel
Firefox, definitely. When I used IE, my computer got plagued with viruses. Firefox and a virus detector made my computer so much better. Very Happy
ChesterB
I' use firefox with AdBlock, TabBrowser Preff and CustGoogle plugin

With AdBlock Firefox block all banners, advertisings etc on site Smile
Dino
i`m working on linux and use firefox, sometimes kopete, but usually firefox, becouse i used firefox on windows
whoa
Firefox is the best followed closly by Opera, well at least on Windows
mscienceteach
On the Mac, it's a toss-up between Safari and Firefox. Each has its own advantages.
sudha
i like firefox
because of following reasons
1.faster as display content without full download of site and enable us to work with the site.
2.it provides us the download amnagement capability i.e. donload can be paused and resumed.
3.It provides interface for mailing.
4.It has good amount of bookmarks many of which are very famous and important.
lisim
im an ex mozila user new Firefox user love the program
vignesh_natraj
I am using Firefox.I switched to firefox a year ago ang i cannot go back to IE.
Firefox's main advantage over IE is tebbed browsing and very good user interface .The FOX Of the NET rocks. Arrow
vignesh_natraj
sudha wrote:
i like firefox
because of following reasons
1.faster as display content without full download of site and enable us to work with the site.
2.it provides us the download amnagement capability i.e. donload can be paused and resumed.
3.It provides interface for mailing.
4.It has good amount of bookmarks many of which are very famous and important.

Download cannot be paused and resumed with Firefox. without using any Download managers
LordSata
benwhite wrote:
I have a powerbook. Used to use safari but switched to firefox a while back. They basically work exactly the same (as in, better than IE), but firefox actually has better built in security. Safari apparently has some issues with that. Firefox is a quality browser. If you need an email client, check out Mozilla's Thunderbird, also a great product. Free, of course.


I agree with his!
I have (and i write by) one ibook... and naturally i use Safari...
thetommyzone
so much users with firefox! i don't really like firefox Arrow there are many sites that doesn't support firefox!
Goatmonkey
I like to use safari or Shiira
yenglin
since i have dialup i don't want to spend forever downloading something else so i'm using explorer for now, but when i use my mac, most browsers generally all work well
srijit
i use both Firefox and Opera. I avoid IE unless there is no other choice :p
of the two i would say firefox is my primary browser. i use opera for sites containing java and flash ( which are few, thank god ) firefox has some plugins that are absolutely great Very Happy
RobertDocherty
I use Firefox, becuase it give me the abilty to look at my e-mails, while on a different site, I love the tabs.
argha
I preffer firefox but at office I have to use Internet explorer as a company policy, but at home I use firefox I like it and its safe and more secure then IE.


I tell people to use firefox .. its rocks
Aiz
I have actually tried several different browsers which were based off of IE but supposably better. Ranging from Lunascape to Avant Browser. I used Avant browser for the longest time before I made the switch to FireFox. I wish I had switched earlier =D

Firefox is great security wise (and I never had problems with sites wanting to install random junk on my comp because firefox blocks them =P, when IE let quick a few through it was so annoying)

Although IE is really bad, sometimes I have to use it with all those IE-only sites out there <.<. (I also use it when I'm coding sites to make sure it appears right in both IE and Firefox) But I'm sticking with Firefox as my main browser.
Temple
I use Firefox. Back when I used IE, I'd get so much spyware and adware. My bro uses Firefox since I installed it instead of IE (Custom PC) and He decided to try IE, within 15 seconds he had some spyware. Sad
PCGate
I love Mozilla Firefox! It's great browser! The best! Everybody must use it! IE must die!!!
Ludjer
opera rulz !!!
ashok
No not opera.. it's Firefox that rulz!!! Very Happy Very Happy
Pikokola
Firefox Very Happy

I think it's faster and better, additionally, it's have the firetune Very Happy
yjwong
First choice: Firefox

If Firefox goes down, Opera.

If Opera goes down, I've no choice but to use Internet Explorer a.k.a. Idiot Exploiter.
GB
I like Safari. It loads faster than the other browsers I have. IE for Mac is even worse than IE for windows.
FriBogdan
I use Firefox and i will always use it. It is very very secure with some extensions like NoScript and very fast. U can find some tweaks for it and it will the fastest browser u ever seen.

Mozilla/Firefox Browser Tweaks (URL =>>> "about:config" )
The following tweaks improve the speed of loading web pages by enabling an experimental technology designed to deliver web content faster. To get to it, just type about:config in the address bar. Some entries below will not exist in your list, just add what is written here exactly and you will get the tweak applied.
browser.turbo.enabled boolean true
network.http.pipelining boolean true
network.http.pipelining.firstrequest boolean true
network.http.pipelining.maxrequests integer 20
network.http.request.max-start-delay integer 0
network.http.max-connections integer 48
network.http.max-connections-per-server integer 24

network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy integer 12

network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server integer 6
nglayout.initialpaint.delay integer 0
Rocky3478
I'm on a Mac, and I've found Safari 2.0 (tweaked) to be faster then Firefox, Camino, Omniweb, Opera, IE, and several others on the Apple platform...
PatTheGreat42
Save the internet! Get IE!
WebSiteGuru
I mostly us IE, since it come with the system. I occationally use FF. I used to used NN. But since version 7 and they put a lot of junks in the install. I stop using it. FF seem to be pretty good. I might just start using it a lot more.
JayBee
I very often use Links 0.10.3 because, it si the best web browser, i have ever seen. Security, css support, javascript, speed, tab browsing, ....
If somebody implements AALib in links for viewing pictures, I will be lucky

On second place Firefox, because, it is the good browser
On third place is IE, i use them for browsing on microsoft pages, so i dont use IE Smile
DX-Blog
Firefox all the way for me Smile. Nice to see 63% of the voters here using firefox as well Razz.
moncader
meh, thats not good enough, i see 17% of IE users there... Thats not good. You guys need to just look at firefox and you will never be able to go back to that Micro$oft world...
kenetix
a few months I was using Maxthon, but then I switched to Firefox and I liked it alot, very simple, fast, good looking and I'll use Firefox till I die Smile.
tengsoon
Yay, yay to firefox! nay to ie

IE is so inflexible, i don't see why people continue to use microsoft products except for windows.

And windows cos the other choice is still being tweaked. For this, the choice is so obvious Razz
abramovich
I use only firefox. After the recent release of IEtab extenssion I don't need to open IE even on the rear sites that don't show up perfectly on FF.

Laughing
exeption
FIREFOX!!

Win or Lin doesn't matter I always use Fire fox!

What else should I.
theerawate
I use Opera it fast and all tool in one . i do not want other pop-up-block , anti-spyware all the time . maybe disable virus scan to fast CPU .
nicusia
i use Firefox. It's really great! It has what I need. I can work with my music player, send sms. I also use sometimes Maxthon. Because some sites are made for IE. But IE is the suxxest browser in the wrold.
And also I use Opera for wap-sites. There is Firefox extension for wap sites, but sometimes I get problems with it Sad
That's all! Wink
cheeta
dont know whether it has been posted b4 or not... just wanted to share this...



Source
picsite
i use firefox solely for the reason that a lot of people say its good..lol...other than that i think IE loads pictures and stuff faster...
BlackSkad
cheeta wrote:
dont know whether it has been posted b4 or not... just wanted to share this...



Source


Have you ever realised the author of this page is a HUGE "Internet Explorer"-fan. The last two points realy aren't correct:
  • Firefox fully support W3C Standards
    The source this person provides, clearly shows that FireFox (FF) (1.0 AND 1.5) has better support for almost every W3C-standard then Internet Explorer (IE). OK, it's not full support, but still is better then IE. Where the author says IE has 87% of support on the most important standard (HTML 4.1), FF has in both versions more support on this standard! (93% & 94%). The source he provided shows that FF and Opera are more or less equals on all terains, but leaving IE way behind them.
  • Firefox works with every Web Page
    That's to say: FF works with every Standard-compliant Web Page. During the years, Microsoft has kind of developed their own web-standards. IE thus supports a lot of uncommon web-features. When FF tries to follow the W3C-standards, it's clear they won't follow the Microsoft-standards. That's the source of the incompatibility. So it's not FF being incompatible, but IE leaving the path of common standards!
    So it's not FF's fault he can't display 15% of the pages, but it's Microsofts fault!
    But as IE is still the most-used webbrowser, webdevelopers need to make sure their website is perfectly viewable in IE, or they might loose a lot of visitors. But be sure, it's not difficult to make a non-IE-compliant website.


Ofcourse, some of the stuff the author says is true. Have you ever seen software without bugs? Another note to make: FF can also be run on Linux and Mac. To bad for IE, they are stuck to Windows :p

btw. I'm a FireFox-user

Greatz,
BlackSkad

PS This post was not made to offend someone. Just a note to show that the authors' arguments aren't realy correct on some points. They needed a little more nuancation...
moncader
I just started using Konquorer, and its great, challenges Firefox in many ways...
sanstitre1
I use firefox because it's faster on my PC (P III) and also because of the tag option
I use also some times IE when there are specail Jscripts only for IE... and when FF is not installed!!

IE Shame on you
FF Wink THE BEST
djclue917
I use Firefox 1.5 when I'm in Kubuntu and even when I'm in Windows! It's simply the best... Smile
Ironz
ok, so everybody loves Firefox and hates IE. i'm not gonna say that IE is great and FF sucks cuz i think the opposite exactly but i'm gonna defend IE a little bit:

alright...

(1) Firefox and any other browser, aside from Internet Explorer (IE) or Netscape, are security risks in ways you don't know.

(2) Yes I hate microsoft too, but there isn't much choice out there

(3) IE is buggy, and has flaws yes, but there is a lot of technical support and money behind it.

(4) IE and all MS products get hacked more, not because they are worse than other products, or companies, but because of the MASSIVE EXPOSURE they have, so there are millions more chances to attack something than a few thousand, or even hundreds of thousands.

(5) So yes the other products are "ok" and not "terrible" but since their exposure
is less, so is the discovery of flaws, and as it will take longer, it will allow you
less security for a longer period of time, then what MS or Netscape will be.

So please consider this when you are talking about using other browsers, or
other progams.

(6) IF YOU DON'T DO ANYTHING IMPORTANT ON YOUR COMPUTER THAT YOU
ARE BROWSING, OR PLAYING FROM, THEN THIS DOESN'T MATTER! ! ! !

Now the trick is "what is important to you?"

Pictures, Homework, Music, Games, OnLine Banking, work related files
etc..etc...
harwelltx
I use Firefox.
harwelltx
I use Firefox.
harwelltx
What is this Maxthon thing, I have never heard of it?
Ironz
http://www.maxthon.com/

it's a nice browser, based on IE engine but with a different interface that includes tabs, mouse gestures and other features that you can see on their site.
I used it for a while but then formatted my PC and didn't download it afterwards since it lagged and closed by itself regularly but that's just on my PC.
i'm currently very happy with my firefox, been using it for more then a year and recently downloaded opera but i'm still discovering it, it's nice though.
JackLaidlaw
Firefox is in my opinion the best browser about. I think they should take I.E out of any future windows operating system and strike a deal with mozilla to put it in coz its by far the best
krazycapital
Firefox. I loved tab browsing (13 tabs open now), and IE just doesn't have the features and doesn't look as good.
zorindart
It's quite curious that 64% of voters have choosed Firefox. I rule some websites and in ALL of them, according to the stats, most people keep on using IE.
Maybe it's because this is a site focused on web building and people here is more aware of the weakness of IE.
In some of my sites I put an advertise encouraging people to use Firefox. (MY good action of the day)
bogden
i've been using FF when it was still mozilla. whats cool though is that the percent of FF users is about to inch out over IE as more popular Smile
madsencarl
Both Firefox and Internet Explorer have their advantages

You can't display some floating images in Internet Explorer - Check out the floating images you can get for your website at Too Cool For Internet Explorer - http://www.w3junkies.com/toocool/.

However, some websites have certain guestbooks and other misc. items that can only be displayed in Internet Explorer. This is easily conquered by Firefox's "Open in IE tab" option.


I choose Firefox. Live On!
Generic Superhero
Firefox. of course!
Rosanova
Hi there,

I'm mostly using Firefox and only when I'm forced to it do I use ie, as Firefox still don't support all asp scripts and other other ms realiated scripts.

So I'll hail the Mozilla team for their still hard working to keep it in possition.

Cheers!
danielteeny
firefox is amazing.

w/ all the extensions you can get.
(-session saver -foxytunes -amazing media browser) being my favorite, its a wonder anybody still uses Internet Explorer!

although IE 7 is suppost to be competitive.
wilsond
i am a firefox user here but might try and get the opera explorer and give it a try
Ironz
My Favorite is Firefox 1.5.

But i'm having problems with firefox's memory usage, it sometime causes my computer to stop responding or greatly lag.

i recently downloaded opera (after it became free Very Happy ) and noticed the difference between them.

Firefox is using around 80Mb of memory while Opera is only using 10Mb.

Is this happening with everybody?
Is there a way to reduce the memory firefox is using?

I've tried a lot of things but they just don't seem to work.
Stangg
Gotta be firefox, it beats the hell out of whatever else comes close. Some people are just afraid of change, is all.
The Nightmare
You have to have Firefox! Nice, easy, secure and you have lots of plug-ins like iRC!
PuNGS
Now I am using Mozilla Firefox, although I prefer Opera.

I prefer Opera because it is more beautiful, have more visual enhancement then Firefox. But I am using Firefox because of it's funcionality, wich is wonderful.
sergio91pt
I use Firefox and IE

Firefox because is the most secure browser but also is more slow Crying or Very sad , the 2open in new tab" is very useful. The only prob is that is more slow than IE. Recomended for websites that u don't trust,...

IE it's faster, but very unsecure, very easy for a website that contains maliciosus code (it hapenned to me Crying or Very sad Mad ), to run on your system an MS-DOS that crashed my pc i was using anti-viruses updated Rolling Eyes (i was used panda internet security 2005) . Only for websites u trust...

Download mozzila firefox--> www.mozilla.org
Vrythramax
Mozilla and/or Firefox
SirDuncan
FireFox rules........... Laughing
windval
wow

unbelieveable

i do not know so many people use firefox

i use maxthon and i think it is easier than firefox
seekerseyes
My opinion is, that firefox has a good and fast browser, a very good alternative for IE or Netscape. Im satisfied with it.

Peace
Seekerseyes
Marston
My Pimped Out Installation of FireFox 1.5

Damnnnn boyeee!
Mizzro
I use FireFox along with a browser a friend created called Mandigo Duel-page.
Mandigo lets you have multiple websites opened in 1 window, or you can open multiple windows and tabs. FireFox I think is the best browser there is. Not only is firefox itself usefull, You can get programs for it that allow you to have things such as your own scripts for websites.
PADRE[P.S.]
I use Firefox browser now, earlier i used mozilla suite, begining from version 1.0
samuelhardy
I use Mozilal Firefox, the newest version, and i love it.

I use Adblock extension with that and its definatly the ebst browser around in my opinion, although i look forward to IE 7.0.
thewrxman
i definitly use firefox i would never use anything else, with its great customising abilities is works how I want not how microsoft want and it is much faster than internet explorer and much safer. although i believe opera is the safest of internet explorer firefox and opera. any, everyone should switch to firefox now, you will wish you had done it sooner.
petroldevil
i like things that are the original of other things so i choosed IE which is the officail browser of windows
thank you for this nice thread
andrewwallis
This software rocks, no stupid downloads and popups ! My computer was always full of spyware but now it's fine !
djfreakske
i use the firefoxbrowser and internet explorer, but i use firefox the most at school, becuase i experienced a bit more lag with the internet explorer. does somebody maybe know what the cause of this is maybe?
NewGuyinTown
Internet Explorer... I do not see why I want to use any other browsers than the classic explorer.
win66
Firefox!I like it because it is a Open source web broser and have so much extention .
cjtreid
I think that Firefox rules!

It's so much better than IE in loads of different ways

Internet Explorer 7 looks quite good though, so it'll be interesting when that comes out.
flashmoto
At home i use firefox, at school i use firefox portable, at work i use ie. Very Happy
LordSata
but firefox obviusly... ie haven't the tab :DDDD....
Scanner771
I like Safari on my mac and DeerPark Alpha 2 (moded FireFox) on my pc. I have been having problems with DeerPark tho.
Animal
Scanner771 wrote:
I like Safari on my mac and DeerPark Alpha 2 (moded FireFox) on my pc. I have been having problems with DeerPark tho.


DeerPark Alpha 2 is a very old version of Firefox - this was the pre-beta release of Firefox 1.5

If you update to Firefox 1.5, you are using the same software, only it's feature-complete (including the excellent automatic update function). Since it was a pre-beta release, it's likely to have some bugs and security issues. I've been a long-time user of Firefox, and I was using DeerPark Alpha 1 and 2, Firefox 1.5 Beta, Firefox 1.5 RC1/2/3, Firefox 1.5 and I'm now using Firefox 1.5.0.1 - I strongly urge you to update to the most recent software. Trust me, you will notice the improvements!
Timonator
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Firefox

Its really my favorite browser i like the popup stopping etc. It just works nice. Also i like working with those tabs its just Genius.With internet explorer i have a lot of windows open and its not very handy to switch between pages this way but with the tabs it goes very fast. But sometimes if i have to work with IRC channels and i click an IRC link i cant paste into my irc program. Only in this case i have to use Internet explorer, mostly these sites are full with adds. With the service pack 2 microsoft added a popup blocker but it blocks a bit to much most of the time. Sometimes you need a popup to let the the site function.
bangala
Like most of the people, I am using Internet Explorer and I don't think I'd change to another one soon. It is simply the best Smile
Marston
NewGuyinTown wrote:
Internet Explorer... I do not see why I want to use any other browsers than the classic explorer.
... Because with FireFox, you only see porn when you want to, you only get viruses and spyware when you want to (which is hopefully never), and FireFox is a more feature-rich browser.
olaf
First of all i use Opera , best utility and functionality combined, and remembers where i left off :p , i also use Firefox when i need to check something quick (tho im not satisfied with it's memory requierments way to much for way to little ) firefox works nice till u load plugins on it then it's more slugish then anything else , IE is a virus magnet and is blocked on my pc via Firewall Wink but no matter what browser u use Firewall&AV is a must:)
Nhoj
I use firefox as much as possible, since I renders more code correctly (CSS 2.0 and even some CSS 1.1 is ignored or rendered incorrectly in IE). I would use it exclusively, but when one builds websites for others, they must be viewable by everyone, thus need testing. I test with IE, Firefox, and Opera.
kiranaghor
On my PC I use Opera n Firefox.
On my mac I use Safari.
I like all of them. I guess some websites are better rendered with IE only.
I am yet to try IE7.
fragment
Mostly opera, but in my bank i must use iexplore. That sucks!
MHDI
firefox rules ) Get the better browser of the web Very Happy I can't say more....
vinodmishra
Nothing beats firefox. I used to use Opera earlier but then gave it up for Firefox. But yes, due to some pages not sticking to standards, I am forced to use IE sometimes Sad
rory
The tribe has spoken.
Firefox is the greatest Very Happy
Technaut
firefox is so buggy, its not even funny. people just like it because it looks nice. my last website, i had to redo three times because firefox didn't support some feature i had on it. if their gonna be so far behind, why even bother distributing it? internet explorer has been around for ages, its alot more stable then firefox, and it can see everyting. and i hate the way firefox messes up what your trying to type in sometimes. whats the whole point of that feature? if i had to use another browser than IE, i would use anything other than firefox.
Petee
I always use Firefox, except on sites that require IE. Firefox just plain rules, in my opinion. There are so many different skins/themes for it, and tons of extensions too. I've got a weather extension that I really like. The download manager is pretty cool too. With certain download sites, you can pause what you're downloading and resume it later. I assume that some other browsers can do that too, but I havn't tried any others.
wizdrag
I mostly use Firefox, with IE as a backup if the site demands it. The extensions make it really customizable, and the ability to selectively allow or disallow cookies and javascript is great. I started using it because I did not like ActiveX running with all of the security bugs out there attacking it.
shadedflame
Mozilla Firefox, I'm getting opera for my office compute, and mobile phone but my home is the domain of the firefox, If I ever get a nintendo DS, operas' going on that too.
aciminsk
Voted Mozilla, but also have Firefox, IE, some other options which were bundled with debian
jcool3
I started using firefox because of the tabs, but now since IE came out with tabs I don't know which one I will use...? Probably firefox because it's already installed.
4ndY
I use Firefox with much extension, but I tried IE and Opera.
My opinion:
First IE is crap - some shells (like Avant browser), fix it a little.
Opera is the best browser - fast, satble, nice_looking, now free, ...
I was using Opera for a long time (about 2 years), but somethings I really missed which i saw in Firefox(BugMeNot Razz ). So i switch to FF, but it has slow starup - to fix it i add Fasterfox extension (it did great job). Opera had nicer skin - so i DL new for FF (Aquatiant). Next: seassion saver (if FF or Win crash - i lost all tabs that were open). Other useful extension:
-FlashGot -> forward my DLs to GetRight
-AdBlock Smile
-Tabbrowser preference
-IE tab (we all know that FF will not even try to show web pages filled with errors - IE will do it Razz)
-PDF download (FF become too slow if it opens Acrobat Reader in it self)
-ColorFul Tabs - u have more then 10 tabs opened in one window - colour it too fast your switching betwen them.
-BugMeNot - how dont know fot this extension - DL it now!
-Web Developer extension - for me Smile
> to configure all that i spent few hours! With Opera i have it on begin (so my heart still belong to Opera Razz )
Stupid_Cow
Firefox of course... I guess you understand it from my sig :>
But when Firefox doesn't work, I use Maxthon...
And when that doesn't work, I use IE... :X
kazoe
i've used opera in an internet cafe one time my PC crashed, and i wanna say that I do not liked its feature like firefox does. i'm more of a keyboart shortcut user so i find it comfortable to use firefox more.

In compare to IE, i say that firefox is much faster and easier in accessing sites. i dunno, i just notice the comparison because i have them installed both in my Pc and i use them alternately on some occassions. Plus, firefox opens faster than IE. AND! IE could easily get more virus than Firefox does.
bluefossil
I use Firefox most often because it blocks pop-ups a lot better than any other browsers. Opera is good, but takes up too much CPU process. Opera has a nice feature for if you to auto refresh a page. i.e. watching an ebay auction.
DCLXVI
I agree with helios, Im a straight nux user, so i use FireFox, Konqueror and sumtimes epiphany for gmail and wutnot... Konqueror is by far my favorite browser tho, u can use it like windows explorer, except with waaay more functions... i love the split view feature... and tabz![/i]
Arno v. Lumig
Mozilla on one PC, FireFox on the other, but if I'm on Linux it's Konqueror :p

Love Linux :p

Greetz, Arno
DoctorBeaver
I cast my vote for Opera as that is the 1 I use most often. I also use Firefox a lot, though. IE needs a good slap! It's slow & cumbersome, & I don't trust it not to put sneaky little things on my hard drive. Even with popups blocked, it still allows MS popups - grrrrrrr.
sunjay
firefox all the way.!!! Smile
phinguyen
firefox all the way~! firefox iz great cauz itz got personal plugins, you can fake your profile and emulate other browsers such as iE, netscapre AND the PSP browser and freakin tabbed browsing iz the bezt thing in the world. the security controlz are tight too. buh i thinq microsoft iz finally gonna impliment tabbed browsing in iE7 after the full public release of windows vista. wonder how itz gonna work out...
eku53ru
Ever since IE gave me a bad memory (hijacked...-_-), I've been using Firefox. I've used Opera and Netscape before, but I found Firefox to be easier to use, and its installation file isn't big enough to murder someone who wants to try it out on dial-up. The only thing that I'm cheesed about is that the memory used by a single window isn't fun when you get carried away, but other than that, all the extensions that are available for users to download are awesome.
crasso
I use Firefox from the Firebird times, I think 0.3 version.

The best browser and browsing development idea ever. I use Thundebird just for that reason. Smile
Commando_Sondre
I mostly uses Opera, its the best webbrowser ever! Mail-system, IRC-system, tabbed browing, ability to block content, torrent-dowload system, and a lot of more...

This message was written in Microsoft Internett Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview (sick name Laughing ). And I have to say that it looks very, very promising. It looks a lot better, but still I miss something.

If you also want to betatest it, check out this link: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/default.mspx
megamass
firefox take over all users ( most of them ) Smile
Scorpio
I use opera and firefox.
IE is one hell of a useless browser
Commando_Sondre
scorpio wrote:
I use opera and firefox.
IE is one hell of a useless browser
Have you tried IE 7? If you haven't, do it. Because it has become a lot better!
anticitizen1
Maxthon
Firefox
Opera
Netscape

I use and test all browsers. right now firefox.
eliasr
I normal use IE because it can read the pace 100% as it shall.

idont got any problems of any attacks because i got my computer updated, and so are my net, but right now are my computer broken, so...
dingin
Firefox is still one goddies think for me. The extensions make it better than other. But, some times I used my IE, 'cause some sites not compatible with Firefox. I still use 1.5.0 version Wink
daniel_l_135
I always use Mozilla Firefox. Better than IE in many aspects, though I admit I've never used another browser than those two. (Safari on the mac, but it is the worst of them.)
assex
Even though I don't like it, I use Internet Explorer. I really want a better browser like FireFox or Netscape or Opera or something like that. Could you tell me wher eI could download one? Thanks.
FunkyGirl
i use in Internet Explorer
harvy
Well, I think that Firefox is too lame. Maybe it's an atventage for new PC users, but I cannot work with browser which haven't got many of important settings I can find in Maxthon.
SubDebian
In my opinion Opera is the best browser because, He have all help settings. I don't use, IE sucks. Smile
dingin
assex wrote:
Even though I don't like it, I use Internet Explorer. I really want a better browser like FireFox or Netscape or Opera or something like that. Could you tell me wher eI could download one? Thanks.

For firefox, you can go to http://mozilla.com
Blaster
I am a firefox kind of guy. Love it and that is all i will ever use!!! Tryed opera and i thought it sucked!
bart
I like Opera because its fast and secure. But maybe i will try firefox...
DeadX
I use firefox because I don't like IE anymore and many friend of mine use firefox, so that the reason wy I chose firefox and not antother browser.
4ndY
harvy wrote:
Well, I think that Firefox is too lame. Maybe it's an atventage for new PC users, but I cannot work with browser which haven't got many of important settings I can find in Maxthon.


Well, plugins are here to improve FF and i think its really good idea: if u dont want hundred of options and features you'll have fast and low memory cost browser (many features in other overloaded browsers (IEs shells) are rarely used - so they eat RAM).
romaop
Mostly Internet Explorer and sometimes Firefox. Some say Firefox is better but when I format the computer and install Windows, Internet Explorer is already there. So I got used to using IE.
Firefox is a good alternative: coding possibilities and add-ons.
thiamshui
I use Firefox.. liked it mainly because of tabbed browsing.. second reason is due to security.. most activex dlls supported in IE will not load in Firefox, preventing stuff from being automatically installed on your computer.. sometimes i do use IE (using IETab extension in firefox) for compatibility reasons.. some sites do not appear correctly in Firefox..

overall, Firefox is a great tool every user must have to surf the NET. Abandon Internet Exploder.
robi
I've been using IE for a few years.
Im satisfied, its fast, reliable, I rarely have problems Smile
earpit
I like firefox, i had to insatll plugins for it seperately, but i like it.
i am forced to use IE to play games on zone!!! ie sucks!!!
Misty
Firefox forever! I couldn't remember life before Firefox lol
JohnFMcKillop
FIrefox is the best , in my opinion .. The addons or getting better by the week (although incompatible with older version of firefox, so I have to bring firefox portable everytime I go to the Net Cafe).. It's also quick and hassle free. I hope it STAYS free (unlike OPERA) ..
spider_capturer
I prefere Firefox since its pop up free and you can custimizie it to what suits you best. I enjoy Firefox very much. I even use mouse gestures. It saves alot of time!

To all people who still us IE... It is so bad and I am glad my brother made me swap to Firefox.
seef
Firefox rocks! Sometimes I use konquerer
Helios
Any Mac users?

If there are some here, try the browser called Shiira.

GREAT browser. Looks a lot like FireFox, but has some neat functions.
pontopt
Firefox is a good browser, but when I tried Opera, I discovered the best browser ever!

OPERA!
Stubru Freak
Firefox. Give me one reason why not.

Firefox percentage is insanely high here (64% compared to only 5-15% on the average site)

Another reason frihost absolutely rules
jerski
Firefox all the way! I actually sometimes use Konqueror as well as I use Linux. Now, I saw someone up there say that IE is secure??? Are you crazy? Ever heard of spyware? adware? viruses? You know where they come from? IE, you know why? It's because IE is directly integrated into Windows, things like ActiveX allow random people to access ANYTHING on your harddrive, which is the most unsecure thing possible. This is why I use firefox, there is very little spyware, popups, no ActiveX, while it still has support for almost ANY site out there. If anyone wants to argue this with me, I'll accept the challenge
netthug
I use both Internet Explorer and Firefox. I use internet explorer for browsing and looking at stuff but Firefox is much faster for downloading games and pictures and things. Very Happy
Stubru Freak
netthug wrote:
I use both Internet Explorer and Firefox. I use internet explorer for browsing and looking at stuff but Firefox is much faster for downloading games and pictures and things. Very Happy


Why not use firefox for both then?

- It is faster like you said

- Your computer can't be shut down by a website. Altough this was made for Internet Explorer 3.0, Internet Explorer really isn't any more secure now, it has a bug rated Highly Critical that's known since August 14th 2003 and still not fixed, but I just couldn't find any examples exploiting it.

- It has tabbed browsing

- You can't tell me one single feature IE has and firefox hasn't.
Muinnia
Wow...a lot more peeps use FireFox than I though....I figured the votes for Internet Xplorer would be higher.....I guess FF is taking over IE more and more...sweet! Smile




btw everyone...Firefox browsing is even faster with the FasterFox extension...downloading is alot quicker with DTA-Download Them All
Muinnia
Wow...a lot more peeps use FireFox than I though....I figured the votes for Internet Xplorer would be higher.....I guess FF is taking over IE more and more...sweet! Smile
Panrac
I use Firefox because it's safe and most of all because of extensions.
My favorite is Webdeveloper.
And for the pages that need IE there is IE Tab which opens a tab using IE engine.
I hate IE because it doesnt support many useful features of CSS and thus it slows down the evolution of the web.
Prancer
I use Firefox. Fast, reliable etc. Much better than Internet Explorer.

Espasily the tabs are great!

I voted firefox, and the amout of Firefox users is nice to see ( a lot)
The_Gamer294
Firefox is definately the best. IE is definately the worst. But opera is the fastest so thats what i have. With 56k its all about speed.
inflamesbhs
I use either one of two browsers on my computer, Avant Browser or Firefox. Avant is faster, but just like IE, is suseptible to spyware and such, where as firefox is slower but unlikely to become infested with spyware scum!
MR2005
Internet explore is the best browser ever and wo'nt be any browser like it

trust me Razz
Stubru Freak
MR2005 wrote:
Internet explore is the best browser ever and wo'nt be any browser like it

trust me Razz


Lol do you even know anything else? IE has nothing that firefox has not but it is really slow.
trivi4l
I mostly use Opera.
At University i use Internet Explorer, i think they have a contract with Micro**ft...
Sometimes i use FireFox.

I like Opera coz the mouse shortcuts, so u can navigate faster
Stubru Freak
trivi4l wrote:
I mostly use Opera.
At University i use Internet Explorer, i think they have a contract with Micro**ft...
Sometimes i use FireFox.

I like Opera coz the mouse shortcuts, so u can navigate faster


Firefox has them too:

https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=39&application=firefox
aegir
I use Firefox (or Epiphany), Konqueror when in KDE, and lynx or links when in console. Of course I sometimes use Opera and IE to test my pages for compatibility.
anwartheravian
I USE OPERA BROWSER.I HAVE USED ALMOST ALL THE BROWSERS BUT I THINK THAT OPERA IS THE MOST FAST,SMART AND THE USER-FRIENDLY BROWSER.

Animal wrote:
Please do not use all-capitals in your posts - read the forum rules.
Hogwarts
I use internet explorer, although I do think that firefox is safer. With internet explorer, at all times you should have a virusscanner running. This is because since internet explorer is the most used internet browser, many hackers have found loopholes in its scripting.
Locklear
Mozilla Firefox is the better browser you can find!

If you have to use IE, please, use a based browser like Maxthon.
garionw
I use Firefox but still have Internet Explorer active. Most of microsofts BETA programs and my school mail all display funny in Internet Explorer and so until Microsoft stop dominating the market I will (sigh) still have to have that useless browser taking up space on my computer
Stubru Freak
garionw wrote:
I use Firefox but still have Internet Explorer active. Most of microsofts BETA programs and my school mail all display funny in Internet Explorer and so until Microsoft stop dominating the market I will (sigh) still have to have that useless browser taking up space on my computer


You can't remove it anyway :p
(Assuming you have windows)
mang
I like Internet Explorer , the next is opera.
Blaster
Totally a firefox kind of guy. Best out there. Opera seems too messed up. IE is just totally messed up. I don't know who was the person who made it but it sucked!!! Does anyone have an idea of how to make a browser? It would kind of be cool if we had one of our own. If anyone knows how to make one please pm me if you can.
alex_ru
Ie is one big bug ! Opera 8/9 i use.
mrxinusa
best browser is slim browser you can download from link belew

http://www.flashpeak.com

Quote:
Multiple site browser based on tab-page interface
Recoverable Popup Killer based on both intelligent identification and pre-defined filtering
Site windows killed by mistake are FULLY RECOVERABLE
In-Page Ad-Filter, filtering out Ad Banners, Moving Images, Flash Animations, etc.
Convenient access to major search engines by Quick-Search Bar
Built-in VBScript/JScript/HTML/Text Editor (ScriptPad)
Hidden Sites : hide and show a site at users' request
Seamless integration with AI RoboForm Form Filler
A large collection of skins based on custom window frame and buttons
AutoLogin: automatically connect and log into specified website with just one click.
Seamless integration with online web page and text translation service.
Ability to suppress script error message dialog
Open and save a collection of sites as a group
Seamless integration of the power of Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer
Access both remote and local resource (http, https, ftp, local files) in a uniform interface
Flexible control of startup actions
openpowwow
firefix has to be the best. it has so many features its not even funn but so awesome. you get a lot of security and with all the extensuions you can ge, you can get added security, ad blockers and lots of others, Plus, you can also get an extension to view pages in a new tab but using IE, so you dont even have to use IE ever again even if a page doesnt like FF..just choose to view it in an IE tab..Very HappyVery Happy i <3 FF
Scimus
Mozilla Firefox is teh best thing that has happened to the internet.





Man looooooooooook at the features and safety. Internet explorer, is like an invitation for adware and spyware. IE definitely sucks.
Though the new IE7 for windows VISTA, looks very promising.
lowman39
i use internet explore most of the time
sometimes firefox if i feel like it


firefox is much faster, i have not figured out why I don't use it
Michael B
I use FireFox. It is such as good program. On the surface it is an easy to use program for enexperienced used. Under the hood there is a lot you can do. There is also Extentions for just about everything so it there is something lacking you can soon fix that. Security is just about perfect, I have not any infection of notice since I started useing it, not every one pop up!

I also have Opera, which is very good to.
bigzero
IE all the way, baby. And yes, i have used Opera and Firefox and didn't like them. Never had any problems with IE's security either. Don't know why all of you hate IE so much.
alexdomps
Bit confusing really: Because I have two computers. One Apple Mac iBook G4 and one PC. On my PC for streamlined browsing/no history files saved, I use OffByOne. For day-to-day, such as now, It's gotta be Firefox. Pretty much the same on my iBook, except I use a Mac app called Flare instead of offbyone. I just love that tab expose thing!
funforum
i have firefox and internet explorer, but i like Internet Explorer Smile
gagga
I mostly use Firefox. I did use Opera for a while, but it had some annyoying crashes on certain websites. I only use Internet Explorer on websites that requires it.
pckid2
Firefox must die! IE rules! (Just wait til you see IE7).
Stubru Freak
pckid2 wrote:
Firefox must die! IE rules! (Just wait til you see IE7).


I hope that was sarcasm... IE7 is the most frequently crashing software I ever installed on this pc. It even asked to print a bookmark when I click it.

And bragging about your IQ isn't really mature. (It even isn't that high, really, it's slightly above average but not that exceptional)
mathie
I use and prefer Opera ...

I think it be fairest browser. Especially it is free and doesn't have advertising so as. Friendly interface and little errors . I advice

Sorry for language
4ndY
browsers speed IMO:
Opera = 2*Firefox = 2.5*IE
Stubru Freak
4ndY wrote:
browsers speed IMO:
Opera = 2*Firefox = 2.5*IE


May be right.
Do you have any idea what causes this speed difference. You're using the same connection so why is one faster then another?
grifnas
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink

I'm using Internet Explorer because I am blind and only this is accesible with a screen reader...
Good bye!
grifnas
danielteeny wrote:
firefox is amazing.

w/ all the extensions you can get.
(-session saver -foxytunes -amazing media browser) being my favorite, its a wonder anybody still uses Internet Explorer!

although IE 7 is suppost to be competitive.

Yes, firefox is amazing, but, for the blind, it's not too accesible...
I'd like firefox, but... I can't manage it very well...
Stubru Freak
grifnas wrote:
danielteeny wrote:
firefox is amazing.

w/ all the extensions you can get.
(-session saver -foxytunes -amazing media browser) being my favorite, its a wonder anybody still uses Internet Explorer!

although IE 7 is suppost to be competitive.

Yes, firefox is amazing, but, for the blind, it's not too accesible...
I'd like firefox, but... I can't manage it very well...


Why don't you make a Firefox extension for blind people! Firefox extensions are made in Javascript and XUL, which is much like HTML, but uses other tag names.
This is what Firefox is about, only providing tools that 90% of the users need in the default package, but allowing easy addition of tools by extensions.
lordpe
I used FF before but it delete the settings I've done on it automatic so I changed to Opera Very Happy

Opera ownz!
DarthRicmu
Definately Firefox Smile

It's great.....
Nindor
I mostly use IE... sometimes Firefox.
WIK123
Opera is better because its quicker and safer to use
m_furquan36
wow, firfox truly rox! (hey it rhymes too!) I hafta admit it, theyve done it, cant wait for an update! i mean after all it is open source!
Sebaci
What a long topic Smile I use Firefox, but agree Opera is more safe. But I prefer to use FF
Stubru Freak
Could someone give me a trusted source where it says Opera is safer then Firefox?
Sebaci
Stubru Freak wrote:
Could someone give me a trusted source where it says Opera is safer then Firefox?

Secunia's reports Razz It's very trusted source
Stubru Freak
Didn't know that. But it's not like someone can just gain access to your pc, if you are a little sceptical you won't fall for exploits of those bugs.
Sebaci
There's Firefox 2.0 Alpha somewhere. I'm gonna wait until Beta wersion is released. I hope it will be much better than 1.5 Very Happy
Stubru Freak
ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/bonecho/alpha1

It's here, if you would want to know.
Cool, it's only available in en-US, no other languages, also not en-GB. I know some people who will not like this. Razz

I heard that it will have session restore and spell-as-you-type
riv_
We should have been able to vote for more than one you know.
ladyrobina
My favourite browser is Firefox. I started using it a few months ago, and prefer it to the others.
roneytyc
whats the different between firefox alpha and beta version?
Stubru Freak
roneytyc wrote:
whats the different between firefox alpha and beta version?


Not only firefox has alpha and beta versions, most software has.

First, you have developer releases. Those are not meant for the public, as they mostly contain a lot of bugs, and are only meant for developers to work with.
Then you have an alpha version. This is a preview release. It still contains a lot of bugs and sometimes lacks some of the features in the main release, and is not encouraged to use other then for testing purposes, or to get an idea of what the real software is going to be.
Next is a beta version. This is a pre-release, which still contains some bugs but is almost equal to the main release in functionality. If you like to have the newest software as fast as possible, you could download these, but don't be surprised when there is a bug which doesn't allow you to use your favorite feature.
Then, when the developers think all bugs (which block this release), are gone, a release candidate (RC) is made available. If a bug is found here, the bug is fixed, and a new release candidate is made available.
Finally, if no bugs are found here, the RC is released without modification, and this is the real software, as most people are using.
So currently, the two available versions of firefox, are 1.5.0.1, and 2.0a1, which is the main release 1.5.0.1 and the first alpha version of 2.0. Altough more versions are available, these two are the only ones you have any reason to download, if you're not a developer. (One exception: if your computer can only run older versions, which isn't the case I think, but anyway)
rosiedesigns
I use lots of browsers to test web sites, i use firefox, opera, IE, netscape and som others.
Laughing
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mrbreaker
Firefox and /or Camino. Mac Rules!
cavey
I emigrated from MyIE2 (IE inside, like Maxthon and Avant Browser) to Firefox one and a half year ago, and have stayed ever since. Opera tried to seduce me many times when I still used IE, but never succeded. I'm sure Opera is as good as Firefox, but it just wasn't for me.

Firefox is a browser I can call my browser. It is just the way I want it. Not more or less.

I'm surprised to see the poll results. For a year ago, I'm sure Explorer would have had most of the cake.
Chris24
I used to use Firefox and IE, but had some issues with them. I now use and will always use Avant browser. It keeps everything safe, it has all the bells and whistles (popup blocker, disable scripts, active x, ad blocker, etc.)

Since I have switched I have had not one problem. The pages load fast, and the skins are cool colors.

Have never tried Opera, but probably won't. Happy with what I am using now. Does anyone else use AVANT browser?
benatkinson610
I have tried all of the internet browesers and have come to the conclusion of IE simiply because its more efficient better layout ! other people may disagree but thats me ! Rolling Eyes
Jerimiah40
Firefox forever! I find it just works better than all the rest. I used to use IE, but found the amount of crapware that came in through it was terrible. I've also used Opera, but after about a week it started crashing every 10 minutes.
AhmedSalmanJamal
I have been using Internet Explorer for a long time. Because of this reason I have become accustomed with the features of Internet Explorer and hence I would always prefer Internet Explorer. Currently I am using IE6. Might change to IE7 when the non-beta version of it gets released. Smile
Stubru Freak
AhmedSalmanJamal wrote:
I have been using Internet Explorer for a long time. Because of this reason I have become accustomed with the features of Internet Explorer and hence I would always prefer Internet Explorer. Currently I am using IE6. Might change to IE7 when the non-beta version of it gets released. Smile


It also took me some time to migrate from IE to Firefox, but believe me, after about two weeks it's really worth it.
insaneisenough
I mostly use opera (its so fast!), but use firefox for pages it cant display.
TeK
Mostly Opera, and sometimes Firefox. I like Opera's set up the most and the safety is awesome.
no_name
I use mozilla firefox because this is very fast and spam, virus, hacks free.
Firefox has very much pulgins. Updates coms every month.
Firefox is free softwear.
IE suxxx.
Master-
I use Firefox and the new SeaMonkey. Awesome. \o/
dynamics
I use Internet Explorer most of the time. I also have Opera installed on my computer.
paurna
hey guys i have a problem with my firefox browser.i upgraded to firefox 1.5.0.2 last week.but my extensions got erased.and when i tried to install it again i just can't.can u guys please give me any suggestions on how to recitify this problem.

when i click on the flashgot download link it just goes blank.nothing happens
Animal
paurna wrote:
hey guys i have a problem with my firefox browser.i upgraded to firefox 1.5.0.2 last week.but my extensions got erased.and when i tried to install it again i just can't.can u guys please give me any suggestions on how to recitify this problem.

when i click on the flashgot download link it just goes blank.nothing happens


Sounds like you have corrupted your profile. Try creating a new one then read these instructions for info on data recovery and finding your profile.
paurna
thx a lot for the reply admin.got my problem rectified and now my firefox is working fine
Tvis
I used to work only with internet explorer. In the very past with Netscape, but Netscape sucked. I was happy with explorer. But today I downloaded Firefox...and I think I will make that my new default browser. I like the tabs a lot!! Moreover it is fast. Just have to think about working on my website...becuase Firefox does not show my website good... Crying or Very sad
Indyan
Tvis wrote:
I used to work only with internet explorer. In the very past with Netscape, but Netscape sucked. I was happy with explorer. But today I downloaded Firefox...and I think I will make that my new default browser. I like the tabs a lot!! Moreover it is fast. Just have to think about working on my website...becuase Firefox does not show my website good... Crying or Very sad

If your website is valid html/xhtml and follows standards Fx and Opera would display is properly ( but yes then ie may behave wierdly Rolling Eyes )

Use http://validator.w3.org/ to see if your website has any html errors.
Use http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/ to validate css
rallyeni
fire fox can be sow though to load up
cavey
rallyeni:
If you have too many extensions. You should uninstall the ones you never use.
You could also disable that the browser checks for updates (firefox+themes+a lot of extensions) at start-up.
ryanh2006
Hi there guys. Mostly I use Safari 2 with saft, but I have begun to go back to Firefox lately. I have installed 1.5.0.2 with only a handful or extensions, and some great mac themes and its been performing really well.
djpupeikis
I use Opera 8.5 and IE7 beta1, some times Mozilla 1.7.7. But best is Opera, realy good protect computer and easy to use. I think that all internet explorers creators should be United and create one best explorer
opera rullez Twisted Evil
cubi
Everyone likes firefox!
It is over-rated.

Consider Netscape, safe as firefox, quick and easy, tabs, Passwords, one click email, customisable site settings and cross compatibility.

Opera 9 beta is just as good. Bittorrent support, resume, mail reader, tabs, IE and Firefox compatible and fast loading. Never freezes or crashes and crisp interface.

IE is not that bad, but I get an insecure feeling when browsing. Good for hotmail and etc.
Manwho
I use Mozilla FireFox, because of its tabbed browsing and its fast, much faster than IE
dwcnps
Hey Everyone,

I think Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape are the most common (not according to this poll). I rather Microsoft Internet Explorer. It's much easier to use, I've seen 0.002%~* computers have netscape navagator altogether that I've seen with my own eyes. All the rest are 0% with my eyes. I've never heard of Firefox, Opera, Konqueror, Mozilla, Safari, K-meleon or anything else. Okay i'm not going to explode Laughing but this dosen't sound right at all.

*'~' means estimated, i've seen only 2 computers with netscape navigator installed on it.
Stubru Freak
cubi wrote:
Everyone likes firefox!
It is over-rated.

Consider Netscape, safe as firefox, quick and easy, tabs, Passwords, one click email, customisable site settings and cross compatibility.

Opera 9 beta is just as good. Bittorrent support, resume, mail reader, tabs, IE and Firefox compatible and fast loading. Never freezes or crashes and crisp interface.

IE is not that bad, but I get an insecure feeling when browsing. Good for hotmail and etc.


Of course those two are okay too, but Firefox is so good because it's really only the essence you need to browse the web, no unnecessary features.
If you want a complete suite, consider using Seamonkey.
angelussum
Firefox. With IE extension - just cause some sites, you simply cannot use well in firefox.
niranvv
I am using Fireox browser.
the fastest browser with more and more extensions and lots of options!
and Some times may go for IE..
And may use AVANT BROWSER, because
Im having a limited band width connection Crying or Very sad
There I can disable pictures, java aplets
Sounds, videos, flash objects and unwanted banners
!! Wink

Love,
Niran
www.niranvv.com

Rolling Eyes
AhmedSalmanJamal
I prefer Internet Explorer to everything else simply because I have been using this for my entire life. Although Microsoft recently lost a legal battle with a patent holder about the way Internet Explorer displays OBJECTs and EMBEDs in webpages. Microsoft then decided to update its Internet Explorer browser with changes requiring user input to display and activate ActiveX based media. You could actually find a hot fix for this from the Internet Explorer site. Smile
Sachsengulli
Opera, and sometimes IE or Mozilla Firefox.
I don't like FF much because it's bloated and slow.
Ljsk
Opera.
Transponder
I use Firefox its the best has themes plugins and much more Very Happy
4ndY
ppl, try new Opera 9, its really great.
http://www.opera.com/download/index.dml?opsys=%20i386&lng=en&ver=9.0b

New features in Opera 9 include
Widgets - Small Web applications (multimedia, newsfeeds, games and more) that make your desktop experience more fun. Any Web developer can create their own Widgets and share them, regardless of operating system. Try the Widgets in Opera 9 by pressing F6. Look for further development of Opera Widgets in future releases.
BitTorrent - Instead of having to use a separate BitTorrent application for downloading large files, users can now simply click a torrent file and start the download
Content blocker - Choose the content you want to view. Remove ads or images - it is up to you. Right-click on the Web page and choose "Block content"
Improved rich text editing - Take advantage of rich text editing capabilities when using the latest Web mail or blogging services
Customize your search engines – Use your favorite search engine in the search box. Right-click on the site's search field and select "Create search" from the menu
Thumbnail preview – It's easy to have many tabs open at once in Opera. But exactly which tab had that video you wanted? Hover any tab to see a thumbnail preview
Site-specific preferences - Do you need to view a site in a different way or deny certain cookies? Want to block pop-ups on certain sites only? Site specific preferences hold the key
novisdesign
Safari all the way. I love how Apple did their tabs.
DimaSafr
I use Firefox and Internwet Explorer. They say that firefox is 10 times safer, but I fing it anoying sometimes. Also I have notised that Firefox does not always auto-adjust resalution and font size, so sometimes you get pages in very small font, so it is very anoying to reed of the screen.
nevillethenerd
Opera. Always and forever. Cool, fast, customisable and the same in each OS I work in. Bookmarks can be moved around and shared. Easy to pinch streaming media out of the local spool. Also, great security [small user footprint: not worth hacking]. Oh, and it's free. what more could you possibly want.
benjad
I think my profile pic says it best.

Although I will say that I'm really getting a whole lot of crashes recently. Could be plug-ins (could be it's time to restore the system image... Evil or Very Mad ), not sure why, and no real way of figuring out what is causing them.

When FF started really spreading, I watched my visitor reports (from my geocities site Sad ) go from 99% ie, and drop steadily. I think it's now 40% Fx, and 55% IE, and of course random others..

Anyone have some fun archived visitor logs showing the spread of Fx?
Exige
I use Firefox.
nevillethenerd
server logs don't give a true impression of browser type unfortunately. my opera is set to identify itself as IE, simply because some sites [mainly commerce sites] won't do business with non-IE browsers. odd that, what with IE being the leakiest most insecure piece of crap there is! i'd still be interested to see what browser figures other people get on their hits tho'.
Shin
Firefox is much quicker compare to MSIE in my opinion. And I like the tabbed feature is great. I think MS is going to have this feature in their version of IE, isn't it? That shows that you do have to listen to your customers Smile
oskuro
FIREFOX of course, explorer just for very few things Wink
Forces
I use Firefox mainly and IE for debugging purposes
dotnet
maxthon over IE. It's GREAT combination! Exclamation
golles
I switched yesterday to FIREFOX Smile
jabapyth
GO FIREFOX Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
varun_dodla
I have tried Internet Explorer, Opera and Firefox and now have stopped trying out new browsers coz firefox is the best i feel. The feature I like most is tabbed browing. Though it is also available in Opera I still like Firefox......it rocks.
jsrahe
firefox is the best webbrowser i know... it's very comfortable and much more safer then silly internet explorer.
kecha
Now,I use Firefox1.5.0.3(nightle ver.)
If IE7 is released formally, I may change it.

I like Firefox, but a thing with much start being slow and consumption of memory is dissatisfaction for me. Confused
e-goods
mostly firefow, IE in addition to this
bnbrown
FF for personal use. For design IE, FF, Netscape, Opera together.
Stubru Freak
kecha wrote:
Now,I use Firefox1.5.0.3(nightle ver.)
If IE7 is released formally, I may change it.

I like Firefox, but a thing with much start being slow and consumption of memory is dissatisfaction for me. Confused


IE is much slower, but as it preloads when Windows starts you don't notice it. Try finding a Firefox preloader for faster startup, and try removing IE from Windows for less memory consumption.
Whong
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink


I mostly use Mozilla Firefox, but also use Internet Explorer if I can't use Mozilla! Also Opera is a pretty good browser!

I'd put them in this order:

1. Mozilla Firefox

2. Opera

3. Internet Explorer

Thats how I value them! Wink
Jumba
Whong wrote:
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink


I mostly use Mozilla Firefox, but also use Internet Explorer if I can't use Mozilla! Also Opera is a pretty good browser!

I'd put them in this order:

1. Mozilla Firefox

2. Opera

3. Internet Explorer

Thats how I value them! Wink


me 2, Firefox and Opera are just great..
I really like the built in IRC in Opera 9
lukeropro
The problem with firefox is that some plugins don't work with it. For example, I was trying to try out this game called Hap Hazard on miniclip, they returned a message saying that the plugin only worked with internet explorer. The good thing about firefox is the tabbed browsing. It is my most favourite feature of firefox...
Cityboi813
use to use ie explorer but ever since firefox havent used it..
admin02159
Internet explorer 6 and opera.Btw I.E. 7 gonna release with Windows Vista
loveoz
I really like FireFox ove Internet Explorer because of the following reasons:

a) Better security (against popups, spyware, etc)
b) You can change the look of the skin, which is really cool
c) You can add a heap of nifty extensinos to enhance your experience
d) The fox just looks so cool
Cassiowt
Optimum browser that I used until today, without shade of doubts, it is Firefox 1.5. However this fight of browsers already is being tiring, to all hour one beats the other, then it is very difficult to affirm if this is what I go to like for all life.
dean
I use Firefox , but there are some pages i can't view like i should , any idea or hint to change that
Stubru Freak
dean wrote:
I use Firefox , but there are some pages i can't view like i should , any idea or hint to change that


Try IE Tab or IE View
Revelations
Firefox is the future ^_^
quartz
Opera much safer than IE or Firefox.
Im using newest Opera 9 Its over a year my windows works without reinstaling. For a half year i didnt used antivirus/antispyware. After i have installed antivirus and checked for spyware. havent found any virus and found few spyware.

sometimes im using IE and Firefox mainly for checking how my webpage is shown
Stubru Freak
quartz wrote:
Opera much safer than IE or Firefox.
Im using newest Opera 9 Its over a year my windows works without reinstaling. For a half year i didnt used antivirus/antispyware. After i have installed antivirus and checked for spyware. havent found any virus and found few spyware.

sometimes im using IE and Firefox mainly for checking how my webpage is shown


My Windows pc runs perfectly for 3 years without any spyware or viruses.
4ndY
Stubru Freak wrote:

My Windows pc runs perfectly for 3 years without any spyware or viruses.


I assume that u typing this messages from another comp, because your computer probably isnt connected to the Internet or WLAN Very Happy

...or u simply dont use Net, and all your ways to Net are firewalled.
Stubru Freak
4ndY wrote:
Stubru Freak wrote:

My Windows pc runs perfectly for 3 years without any spyware or viruses.


I assume that u typing this messages from another comp, because your computer probably isnt connected to the Internet or WLAN Very Happy

...or u simply dont use Net, and all your ways to Net are firewalled.


Nope I'm posting this from that pc.
jackill
In Win I`m using Opera, Linux -> Firefox (AdBlock rulzzz)
Sabz
Firefox baby! It's awsome!
songsalways
Firefox Definitely.
songsalways
I use Firefox by default. Its because of easiness and of course tabbed browsing. It also supports selective source view.. and this is extremely useful for debugging, since i am in webdevelopment.

But I also use Internet Explorer to test the javascript errors. Firefox cant help me in this.

Besides, to make my site suitable for cross browser compatibility, i also use other browsers like opera, netscape etc.

But as long as my preference is concerned, Its the Firefox.
computeraki
Safari is really fast. Sometimes it feels faster than firefox and it has better behavior under tab-benching. But firefox tends to be my new old choice. I used it with windows, linux and with mac, until x10.4. In X 10.4 safari really upped the ante. But as I get more interested in web developement, I find many firefox extensios invaluable.
The future in browsers will be the personalisation, and apart from personal css, firefox also gives you Grease Monkey. Check this extension out. It comes with excellent documentation from the legendary Mark Pilgrim of the Dive into series. So, Dive into Grease Monkey and "teach an old web new tricks".
Nireck
I rather use firefox, because with all the add ons it can surpass gratly any other browser available on the market.

And is Freeware what else is to be said
Xavier
Firefox rocks! The tabs being one of the best features!
chizeled
I like Internet Explorer for some features, but I also like Firefox for the tabs. Firefox is more secure and it seem to intergrate better with any platform: mac or PC. I am afraid to try the new Internet Explorer, 7.0. Still is BETA and I will wait for the ful version to come out, anyone know a release date? Just wondering.
vahsi000
From my experience, Internet explorer has the most compatibility with website coding, like recently i had to recode my whole website because it didn't view propperly on firefox.
Stubru Freak
That's because your website has IE-only code. You could just as easy write a website which will work perfectly in all browsers but totally break in Internet Explorer. Even a W3C-compliant website, that will validate in the W3C Validator.

chizeled wrote:
I like Internet Explorer for some features, but I also like Firefox for the tabs. Firefox is more secure and it seem to intergrate better with any platform: mac or PC. I am afraid to try the new Internet Explorer, 7.0. Still is BETA and I will wait for the ful version to come out, anyone know a release date? Just wondering.


Could you give me one feature Internet Explorer has that Firefox hasn't?
wapkralj
i use opera,i think that firefox is better,but i concetrate on wap internet,and that is reason why is opera better for me.It can read wml pages.Firefox have extension but it isn't good at all as opera and it will never be.
Providence
Normally i'd use Firefox. Since as the others said. It's much easier to use, doesn't take up desktop space and is very quick and easy to use. I sometimes do use IE though. No idea why, just find it useful at times. Stupid huh ? Razz
wapkralj
very stupid Razz using that garbish ,best is to remove it from computer.....Use firefox,it is much morrrre faster,reliable,safer everything that microsoft was saying about Internet Explorer Twisted Evil
thuganomics
Go Firefox! I never knew it would actually make my internet surfing faster until i tried it. I modded the config which made it even faster, i downloaded a mod called "Fasterfox" combined with "Google's Web Accellerator" and everything is zooming fast =)
Ghost900
I use FireFox for some stuff but I also use Netscape because it signs me in to all my websites and it is pretty eazy to use but you have to sign in to it so that is a minus.
sceptileex
I absolutely refuse to use IE despite its beta. Microsoft was owned XD Firefox beta 2 seems good tho.... bon echo.... nice one Smile
Stubru Freak
sceptileex wrote:
I absolutely refuse to use IE despite its beta. Microsoft was owned XD Firefox beta 2 seems good tho.... bon echo.... nice one Smile


It's Firefox 2 Alpha 2, not Firefox Beta 2
Firefox 2 Beta 2 will probably be available in July. Firefox 2 Alpha 3 will be available 2006-05-26 and will include even more features that didn't make the alpha 2 release.
Nithanth
Firefox, the one and only !
I love Firefox, it's fast, reliable, not-so-unsecure, has a pop-up blocker, ability to create different profiles etc. !

I don't like IE at all, especially not after Firefox's release !

Firefox Firefox Firefox ! Very Happy
raymond8341
I love FireFox very much, why? because its extension more like hell Razz
DominickC
I use Firefox! Very Happy
I only use other browsers to view specific websites or my own webpages to see how they look in it. And then I find that IE has messed them all up. Mad
Leetch
Go Firefox :0

I \'ve tried most browers but Firefox Is surely the best in my opinion
mark25
i know opera is the "world fastest browser" but i think firefox is the best when it comes to security... Confused
sketteksalfa
So far i found mozilla slow in loading web pages, but when i use it in downloading files, it was so fast... so i just use it for that purpose. Im using I.E for now.
Mamsaac
mostly firefox

I've used opera too and I like it, but I just find FF extensions to make it better
ShredKeys
firefox !!!

IE sucks real bad give me lots of prob and spywares
bercha
I use IE which I found it's the best one out of all the one I used before
danmc
I use Avant Browser fast great ad blocker simple n clean to use
marques1975
I tried internet explorer 7, its simple, easy to use, but i still prefer the 6 version working in my Windows XP.
I dont know the reason, but Firefox works better in my other operative system: Mandriva Linux.
SpellcasterDX
Mozilla and Firefox are one thing. The full browser name is Mozilla Firefox.
Oh I use Firefox because I love how you can customize it, modify the way it loads pages, etc. and it hardly ever crashes. It's the best browser imo.
It's definitely better than IE by a long shot. Adblocker, pages load faster, and one of the best features (my favorite feature) tabbed browsing.
BlackSkad
SpellcasterDX wrote:
Mozilla and Firefox are one thing. The full browser name is Mozilla Firefox.

Mozilla and Mozilla FireFox are in fact two DIFFERENT things. FireFox is a webbrowser, while Mozilla is an internet application suite containing a browser, feedreader, email-program, IRC Chat Client,...
Thought you'ld to know Smile

BlackSkad
erlendhg
I use Mzill Firfx.
It rles Razz
dexterius
I think that FireFox is the best. It is easy to find plug-ins for everything ... it is fast and just great Laughing . I'm using it for some time and didnt have any problem yet.
bulek
Almost every time I use Mozzila Firefox which is my favourite web browser. There are a lot of plugins which can even improve performance in all views, for example fasterfox which improves the speed of opening pages. In my opinion, tabs and less exploit holes are the biggest advantages of firefox in front of Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The only disadvantage of firefox is higher memory usage when you have opened more tabs, because firefox saves pages to disk so you can look at them faster when you click "back" button. You also can't upload files to ftp servers but only download them and there is no function to login on ftp as user (unless you write direct URL which is not safe).
Overal firefox is very good browser which becomes better every day.
idrather_not
I hate IE it always closes on you for unexpected reasons, and dispite you internet provider, it always makes things slower. People who like IE probabliy have never even used another browser.

I wouldn't have a problem with Firefox, like i could understand why everyone likes it, but it is just not for me. It is too plain jane, and like IE, people keep adding tools bars too it. That is what I like about Opera, it allows for tabing, you never need another tool bar, because it has your basics right there. It has a built in password remeber (so you don't need that pesky Robo...w/e crap), and a text to speech tool at the touch of a button (v). Yeah I know, Firefox has all that too, but to my knowledge, FF doesn't have a theme and skin manager, like opera does. So yeah OPERA ALL THE WAY BABY!
william
You guys should use Opera. I usually use Opera and Firefox. I prefer Opera over Firefox because it's fast and loaded with features. The only problem is that it's not compatible with some websites. When that's the case, I use Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer is terrible. The next version has some features (such as tabs) that it's competitors had. Though, it's still not so great. The new version of Opera seems great and same with the new version of Firefox. By the way, Firefox is a great browser with many plug-ins, but like I said, it lacks features that Opera has.
waffy
I use Safari on my Mac and Firefox on my PC. I never really liked IE.
cghq
I use firefox, it makes things sooooo much faster and quicker!.... the multiple tabs much life a whole lot easier when researching
lovelypp
I use IE now. But exacly i prefer firefox much more. Very Happy
orcaz
william wrote:
You guys should use Opera. I usually use Opera and Firefox. I prefer Opera over Firefox because it's fast and loaded with features. The only problem is that it's not compatible with some websites. When that's the case, I use Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer is terrible. The next version has some features (such as tabs) that it's competitors had. Though, it's still not so great. The new version of Opera seems great and same with the new version of Firefox. By the way, Firefox is a great browser with many plug-ins, but like I said, it lacks features that Opera has.

But Opera seems to be less supported as compared to Firefox. For example, it is not a "fully supported browser" for GMail. IE is obviously the most supported browser of the Internet, but it is poor security. So i think Firefox is the balanced between security & support.
couicsilver
I use firefox
chris90
I currently have the new IE installed, but I prefer firefox over it, much more user friendly. Smile
lazaruslupine
defintely firefox. I jump around a lot between operating systems and its nice to have a consistent interface between them for web browsing.Also its far more secure than IE and extendable with oodles of plugins.Tabs are your best friend
waihung
i was using firefox all the while, until i saw opera.
on opera, u can view the webpage stats on the status bar.
stats as in the loading speed, size of the documents, bytes loaded and time taken.
i believe no browser have that feature other than opera.

sometimes opera displays pages incorrectly, but its a rare case.
firefox has zero flaws, according to my experience.
but i still like opera more... Very Happy
Stealth
I always use Mozilla Firefox and i never think that i would change it
MaffePauluZ
I just cant understand that people find using firefox handy.. i think the browser is just a bad copy of IE7, i know, firefox was earlier than IE7 but still.. its just.. i hate it? Confused
mialynavahy
i mostly use internet explorer, sometimes firefox when explorer crash lol, i dont like netscape, some flash games dont work on it
chat
I am little bit surprised with procent of Mozilla votes.Maybe is that because on forums come little bit smarter people.Others don't even go to forums,just chatting,working,or watching something.I am too using Mozilla and it is the best browser I ever tried,much much faster than IE and Opera too.Mozilla have little bug when loading bif file.
Koperek~PL
Yeah... me too how ~400 ppl using a FireFox xD
This is very good webviewer xD
john01385
Quote:
I use IE which I found it's the best one out of all the one I used before

have you tried firefox? IE has always been dwarfed by firefox and opera. to me it seems too easy a question. IE security is a joke, as are load up time, ease of use and control layout (file/next/history etc). Plus tabs are such a time saver. what is IE 7 if its firefox with more eye candy?
wsco
i'm using Mozilla Firefox
it is very good
and stable
and have many options

my second choice
is
Opera<== wonderfull browser
Smile
jharsika
Recently Netscape sent me an AOL type cd. What is that about?

Firefox is my favorite all time browser, I love the customizability (sp?) of it, the tabbed browsing, and it never has problems. Sometimes I use Opera too....but rarely.

I hate IE. I only ever use it because of the fact that msn messenger seems to think it is my default browser. Evil or Very Mad
N!Ce
I mainly use Opera and FireFox. Opera 9 Beta is faster and has some really nice options, but FireFox impresses with its addons like IE-Tab, which helps for developing and for a few sites that still look best on iExplorer.
AhmedSalmanJamal
Previously i have mentioned that i use IE6 but now i have changed my mind ... firefox has become very handy and user friendly with all the available functions and shortcuts!
parokya
FireFox has a lot of useful addons that make browsing easier. Very Happy Opera looks good and some points also has features similar to that of FireFox, but these are quite few. The Opera community is not as active and lively as the FireFox community (of developers I mean)
Ka7raK
Isn't Mozilla the same as Firefox ??
My Firefox certainly says Mozilla Firefox!

You forgot one of the best: Avant.
chaoyang
usually firefox...
sometimes IE
Ikthar
I use Firefox, but not mainly because of the extra security, but because of the extensions system, the I like very much. Sure Internet Explorer have a plugins system, but it doesn't let you really customize your Internet Explorer like Firefox lets you.
I like Opera too, but I really prefer Firefox interface. Opera just looks ugly in my opinion...

Quote:
Isn't Mozilla the same as Firefox ??
My Firefox certainly says Mozilla Firefox!

Well, Mozilla is the company that makes Firefox, and there is a product called Mozilla Suite, that comes with a browser named Mozilla.
plantacja
I use also Firefox..why? Because its very fast , user-friendly interface.. and there are many usefull addons on the internet. (like DTA or One click imageshack hosting )

Smile
jobzunlimited
well i use many of them.. i personally use firefox. my dad uses ie and my sis uses netscape....
i had tried opera but i think firefox is the best with no of addons and facilities its best
StraightEdge
I mostly use Firefox. Just seems.........better
HL9881
IE.

Because I'm lazy to download others. Laughing

*I think IE is enough for me bacuse I usually watch the websites for a while only, EXEPT FRIhost. Laughing
yaashop
I'm using Tencent explorer (chinese program) it's IE based explore with some more features like
1.sub bar for multi windows (so u wont have lots of windows on lower blue bar of the screen),
2.sites backup (if yr explorer crash or windows crash, when u open explorer again it will recover all webpages u were opening)
3.a bit beter look than IE Smile

cons
1.menu and function r in chinese -__-'
2.defaults languages is in chinese so difficult to fix problems.

but it works great anyway PM me if u r interested in this one ^^
lene
Internet Explorer
Becky
Mainly firefox, but i use Internet Explorer if i'm at school because thats the only browser they have...currently i'm trying to make them let us have Firefox Cool
yeu9h1
I've tried Opera before, but it's a bit too ugly and outdated Sad. Now I'm using school IT resources, so I must use IE, and I think that it's not so bad. However, my favourite is FireFox, mostly because of its extensions and skins. They really customize your browser a lot, adding many functions, and the skins are terrific Very Happy.
fionab
WOW I am amazed at the high votes Firefox gets. I started using it and loved some of its features but went back to IE and I must say did not pay much attention to the goings on with people swopping. Are you firm Firefox fans finding that websites are now being built for acess in all browsers or is there still a tendency to find IE specific sites. After reading some of the replies I am definetley going to give it another go.
deepak
FireFox Wink
PoolCleaner
I'm using Mozilla Firefox, I prefer it than IE, but recently I had some probleme with my Search Engine who were all gone... and my Favourites too. I wasn't able to unistall I had to download a Mozilla Universal Unionstaller and reinstall. But it was the only bug I've ever had with this browser.

The Frenchy - PoolCleaner
Dman12
internet explorer.. its very easy to use..
Telnven
Quote:
internet explorer.. its very easy to use..


Have you ever tried Firefox? Layers and layers more security, a nice streamlined interface; give it a shot you'll never turn back!
http://www.pc-magazin.de/common/images/firefox_ie_desktop/firefox_ie_desktop_1600x1200.jpg

James007: your picture messed up the forum lay-out, I removed the img-tags.
FireMarine
Ive tried Opera and IE and I think they suck compared to Firefox. Well I like Opera but I like Firefox better because it works better with Norton.
kaokae
I always use Internet Explorer and sometime i use Firefox
biedr0na666
i'm amazed how few of you use Opera!
it's a damnn good piece of software i think. and it works much faster than firefox, as far as i see.
one drawback is that some applets are not supported, for example Mambo admin panel, some online text editing controls and so on. when i get one of those problems, i have to run firefox, but that works much slower really..

i don't know.. i'm sure there's a way to make opera work with all that stuff.. has any of you tried to use MAMBO under OPERA? have you tried to do anything to make it work..?
Arnie
Telnven, do you honestly think somebody is going to use Firefox because of your ridiculously large spam image? I'm typing this in Firefox on Linux, but it more than ever confirms my signature.

Oh, and there's no need to convert digital souls here.
orcaz
Dman12 wrote:
internet explorer.. its very easy to use..

obviously it is easy to use and also much more functional... but it is dangerous, with the number of vulnerabilities and exploits.
FreeBay
I use IE.

I don't understand. Why does everyone hate IE? It runs fine for me and all web pages are designed to be viewed in IE. Is it just because it's microsoft?

Regards,

Eric
sions
I use Ie, because some javaattack have could go thorugh fire fox and orthers, but got blocked by Internet explore

and i have seen firefox showing a site my friend have being made, really crappy, while Ie did shoqw it corectly
neosree
This is my fourth year using Opera. It is a big experience that opera gave to me in these 4 years, opera open the world of internet for me, and help me to unleash the full potential of the internet through useful integrated tools. I never worried about plugins or anything like that. Everything I needed are provided by opera. Nowadays, opera even comes with an integrated torrent downloader, so that I can directly download any torrent file coming in my way while I am surfing. Opera is a BIG eXXperience! Exclamation
m00tmuffin
I actually just recently converted to Firefox completely from Internet Explorer and made it my default internet browswer. I just like how more smoother it seems to run and adore the tab functions...it's a lot better then having a gazillion Internet Explorer windows open and has a smattering of other useful tools and plug-ins, and I haven't gotten any junk like I did when I used Internet Explorer, either.
vicarious
I usually use Firefox, but when I want to view files either online for use, or on my desktop, I use Konqueror for its file manager ability. I prefer firefox online, but it get real annoying when I come across a file that I want to execute and have to dig up Konqueror. Does anyone have a solution, or experienced the same?
ankur.vatsa
Firefox has been good for me since an year though I dont hate IE Very Happy
kd5nrh
Firefox most commonly, though I've got a copy of darn near everything around here including Lynx, Dillo, Opera, Konqueror, IE (on the Win boxes,) and a few I've only used long enough to figure out that they weren't far enough along to consider useful.
D'Artagnan
i use firefox and recently added opera to my desktop, opera is cool why is quicker and have a built-in email sistem exactly where firefox lacks features (thunderbird sincerally need to be reworked) and to my all day routines is better then firefox, just now that im on recess (???) i use to leave the computer turned on, i use firefox that seems to be perfect to long works =)
orcaz
FreeBay wrote:
I use IE.

I don't understand. Why does everyone hate IE? It runs fine for me and all web pages are designed to be viewed in IE. Is it just because it's microsoft?

Regards,

Eric

The reason is obviously NOT that we are prejudiced against Microsoft. If you look at the number of vulnerabilities and exploits IE has, you will know why everyone shuns from it, unless you are those who doesnt care whether his comp is infected, hacked or crashed. You can see the list of vulnerabilities of IE at http://secunia.com/product/11/, and you can compare it with other browsers on the same site (secunia) too.

sions wrote:
I use Ie, because some javaattack have could go thorugh fire fox and orthers, but got blocked by Internet explore

and i have seen firefox showing a site my friend have being made, really crappy, while Ie did shoqw it corectly

yea, many sites show differently on IE and Firefox, coz of the fact that they are mainly built for viewing in IE.
DJSolitaire
I went from Firefox to Flock, if you count that as a switch. It's amazing how one doesn't realize how much Internet Explorer until the switch to Firefox. Man, IE blows!
Panthrowzay
I have to agree

This is for you millions of IE users one get FireFox two use its extentions, In my life i have only had one problem with FireFox, and that was fixed with a check box.

you say you use ie only compadible sites
IETab

now opera im not so sure about but it seems buggy to me.
the others pale to firefox.
ballista06
I use the very great firefox
swsource
I use FireFox because if every Linux distro under the sun trusts it: then I trust it. Simple as that.

Firefox owns! IE is trying to copy that just like they are trying to copy Mozilla's affiliate Googles new e-mail system. They might aswell just come out and admit how much they fear t3h g00gl3
staticflow
Personally i use opera, i do alot of work with websites so i have them all, firefox is a great browser the rest leave much to be desired in the way of W3C compliance and internet explorer... well, did someone say garbage? I mean it really does seem like they're always a few steps behind the pack. It's a pitty some many people use it so blindly, they'll all fall prey to enormous ammounts of adware and spyware, poor computers.
ncwdavid
Firefox all the way. It is a million times better than IE!!!!
urangkayo
mostly i'm using firefox , sometimes using IE 6.

at now i want to try Opera 9, i hope this version give something new for user.
rollin02301
i use firefox, and love it. however for those sites that you MUST use ie for, i dl'ed the new ie7 beta 3 and have no problems with it AT ALL. great ui and TABBED BROWSING. almost the best of both worlds. now if microsoft can manage to stop all the exploits in ie it will be perfect.
haak_heu
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink


I use firefox ...intrenet explorer is not a gppd browser , opera is also good, mozila is fine i have used all those but i think firefox is great
ManKind Monster
Firefox is the best, sometimes i use IE
jimbluey
Firefox is better than other browsers.. ^^
its userfriendly.. /heh and its easy to use..
Garethm1976
I use Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3, tried opera and really didnt like it, not tried firefox or anything else though.
nazty
I use Firefox because there are plug-ins available for variety of purposes and entertainment. One such is the VideoDownloader plugin that is capable of grabbing flash videos from You Tube. Another useful plugin is the IE tab so I can switch between IE and Firefox effortlessly while developing web pages.

However, Yahoo Toolbar enables Internet Explorer to have tabbing functionality. So it's still OK to use IE.
Garethm1976
Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3 has the tabbing feature built into it, which I really like, apart from googles pop up blocker seems to stop new tabbed windows opening when I click on links Sad never mind lol
Zorrin
FireFox is the way to go, but the new IE looks pretty cool....
ewwink
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink


firefox is the best with a lot of feature and theme
http://www.anfree.com
iron_trooper
IE 6.0 and Mozilla firebird
blacklava90
I was at one point in time nothing but IE. I used to love anything by windows but recently i started using mozilla. They have more products out. I can get firefox thunderbird clamwin gaim and all sorts of other things. I think if mozilla made an os (wich they are soon) i would switch to it.
myspacerules
firefox lover here, dont extually know what i like about it... but its uber cool.. i love the tabs, even though IE now has tabs.. but i love the plugins... i have alot of plugins installed and the one i like the most is fasterfox, and FTP the ftp makes it so much easier to update my website, everyone here who owns a website, should use it, or at least try it, you will so happy that you did...... thanks
DEViANCE
i use great ol' firefox
nike7
HEHE! IE Very Happy
ruelle4143
I use FireFox, and is Mozilla a maker? Mozilla made FireFox, right? I don't know much about these, all I know is that Mozilla made FireFox so how come Mozilla is different from FireFox in the poll?
cjlargear
firefox rocks.....opera is quite as good (maybe even better but still prefer firefox)...

i only use microsoft's browser when firefox fails to correctly load a webpage...
ck88
I am using IE6 mod. I modded it involuntarily by installing a IE7b trial i got from MS. I did not like it, so I uninstalled it. But the uninstall left residue and somehow improved the compliance with (X)HTML and CSS. I now see almost no difference in rendering css websites in IE6 or Firefox.
Since then I replicated the effect on two other Laptops.
Arnie
swsource wrote:
Firefox owns! IE is trying to copy that just like they are trying to copy Mozilla's affiliate Googles new e-mail system. They might aswell just come out and admit how much they fear t3h g00gl3
You do know that Google is becoming a domination company in the opinion of many? It doesn't have to be as good as you think it is. But the common blind hate for Microsoft obviously is a good reason to overlook such things, because Google competes with MSN and Hotmail.
sceptileex
Its a battle of firefox and google against microsoft, lol. Microsoft seems to have taken up lotsa competitors, but firefox seems to be its biggest threat. I tried Opera, but it wasnt to my liking.

Yayz for firefox.
kb19
I use deepnet explorer its good because it uses web tabs and it has news and it uses p2p great for sharing files just go to www.deepnetexlorer.com to download it.

thank you
, KB19
kb19
but i have to agree firefox is good but the plugins you have to install again after using plugins on i-explore of microsoft. :shock:
chrismen
I use Advant Browser but almopst nobody has heard of it. I have gone through a lot of these posts and didn't see it come up. Anyways, what's so great about firefox compared to all the other ones? I tried it once when it was still a new thing but I guess it was just not developed enough to be that good. What has changed?
saurabh.sauron
i useopera and firefox both. but i prefer opera.
dj_don
Firefox is the best explorer
wicke
I like Opera but anyway I use mostly Firefox. It is easiest choice for Ubuntu and Debian. On Windows I'm moving back to Opera.
ahamed
Well, I use mostly the Internet Explorer. It's become habit as I'm using this from begining. Interestingly, I tried to change my browser to Firefox .. but, after some days of use I back again to IE. It's may be I feel comfortable with IE.
THE11thROCK
Mozilla Firefox rules!

With regard to Konqueror Browser, I know that it is distributed with UNIX and Linux. Are there any distributions of Konqueror for the Microsoft OSs?
wimvpetegem
I will use most of the time my brave firefox, but sometimes internet explorer will somehow startup and then it is possible that I use internet explorer for a (very) little while.
jayzee
mostly firefox and partially Internet explorer
bpdwg
I like opera. becuase it have tabbed browsing. shortcut searches and manageable configuration.
Forvit
More I use than 5 years I using Opera in Windows and Konqueror/Firefox in Linux
grajpotti
I llove Firefox and is the best in the category

HATE Intrernet explorer , Always went into troubles.

I now use only Firefox , with its nice features including tabbed browsing.
myworld
Use firefox on a day to day basis but also run IE 7 Beta which I use when I end up at badly designed sites which require IE.

I think IE7 is looking really good but I think it is likely that I will stick with firefox for the time being.
Ratman2050
IE 6 then Firefox then IE 7. I like IE, because it has better Plugins.
Ramelof
Opera the best. Mail and web in one.
Axl Horse
I am an Opera User.
cambonas
I use Firefox most of time, but I'll use Opera and Internet Explorer to test my sites, too.
muggle
It depends on the operating system used.
Im using mostly Firefox, it runs well on Windows and Linux unfortunately isnt as much stable on FreeBSD.
Anyway I didnt found a good enough web-browser, to run on FreeBSD, so far, even Opera, which is pretty stable, has some glitches.
eqdsign
i'm using opera now, i really like, but sometimes i use firefox as well...
i hate internet explorer!
anathema
Mozzila firefox is the fastest browser.
Its good and for downloadin' Smile
Vrythramax
I actually prefer just plain old Mozzila over firefox....call me strange Confused
onydchic
Well I use IE, mainly cos i never git used to any other browser.
there was a time i used to use Firefox, dont know what happened. I admiti it was a tad better than IE, but i wont say FASTER or anythininglike that!
Greaterfire
I use Firefox, but I used to use IE. Before that I used MSN broswer. I then switched from MSN to COX. And then IE went stupid and I couldn't go to Photobucket, Haloscan, Wikipedia, or any forum. So I tried Firefox and love it. Popupblocker, addons with customizable window. It's nice.
Haloer2006
I use Firefox becuase IE sudenly closes on me which gets anoyying.. and anyways firefox pwnes.. it has the best of everything i also like the skins!!
poet
On an every day bases I use Firefox for everything. I use IE in my site developement since most of my guest use it for thier browser. I have converted a few of them but most seem to like IE. Reason for this, I have found if it works on IE most of it will work on the other browsers.
justin25514
i use firefox becaus it is fast and secure
zplitstonez
good day everyone.
well i'm using mozilla firefox
it is a very good web browser,
more secure than IE.

an it has a very good plugins available for download,
example of this plugins is the videodownloader,
it enables you to download videos to your computer.

the other one is the downThemAll, it is a plugin that boost your
download speed. It is very fast, try it.

I think mozilla firefox is now very famous because of its
user friendly interface, security, and its
performance

Goodbye to all.
Happy werb browsing.
hehehehehe
-C4-
Firefox ftw!
Havingadump
FireFox FTW!
Meggsy
I've never had any issues with IE. I'm happy to use Firefox if it opens up though. I must say, I do like the tabs. However I note that IE7beta has tabs.
druidbloke
>> opera is quite slow acctually..

Its much faster than internet explorer, and holds its own with firefox, I like
the way the zoom feature works, it zooms the whole page not just parts of it
like firefox, useful if you have rubbish eyesight like mine Cool so I use opera
on windows, linux and now even my psp.
nata_ratero
i have firefox and opera installed, but i use firefox the most Very Happy

if firefox fails to load a page because of a reason i dont want to know.. i use opera..


these 2 browsers are really great (IE user = n00b)
i like them both


(P.D: PortableFirefox is great!! love it Wink)
GameFreak
Actually, I use two browsers. I keep switching every alternate day.
They are:
1.) Internet Explorer
2.) Mozilla Firefox
anfboy
i use internet explorer because i can Laughing
deathwingpnx
I like Mozilla Firefox due to is speed and I use Linux as OS and im glad that Firefox comes with it.
sickskillz
Im currently using Opera since Firefox is not working on my computer. I love opera's ability to save the tabs when it crashes or when i even x out of it so i can just keep my favorite sites always on instead of keeping them in bookmarks. I do like the speed of firefox and all of its cool addons plus i use it since it comes with fedora. Now if only i could get it to run on my comp again.
Teragonto
FireFox. Fast, secure, user-friendly, free, and best of all add-ons and themes!
venkateshwarans
I have used Internet Explorer, firefox, opera, netscape, Konqueror. Firefox is the best. Suprised to see it getting 62% (when i voted)
clownFart
Firefox 2.0 BETA 2!

so much cooler and includes new feature like session saver, and spell check!
Mwilliams
I use FireFox because the new internet explorer version 7 sucks. The FTP feature in IE 7 is so confusing and it dun work. Mad
Wootinator
i like fire fox, tabs are really nice Very Happy i dont like having all thes windows open. also all the extensions are great. i love forcastfox enchanced, along with adblock plus and faster fox. i cant wait until the next ff comes out Very Happy
joselin7
Explorex is the best!!
joselin7
Nescape is very bad
drphp
i use Fire Fox and Opera , but i like firefox it is soo good for me Very Happy , but opera is not soo bad but it need more development and need to be supported from google to add google tool bar to it and yahoo tool bar too .
vaoger
i use:
mozilla 1.7
firefox 2.0 beta
internet explorer 7
opera

but personally i like to use mozilla...
caose i had faster surf with it...
faster loading time (lunching program) compare to other
easy to use ( unlike opera and IE7 which make comfuse some time)
no Lagging Plug-in ( Firefox and ie 7 fill with lagging plugin caosing much troble)
safer than other (excerp fire fox)
mialynavahy
now i use firefox, so many problems with internet explorer : my flash games and my CGI scripts dont't work normally, and many popups grrr
prongs_386
firefox all the way...

many great plugins are available for it, it is so much faster and much nicer to use.
angel_of_death
clownFart wrote:
Firefox 2.0 BETA 2!

so much cooler and includes new feature like session saver, and spell check!


awesome, u mean session saver like in opera Shocked ?. i luv firefox, but shifted to opera cuz i cud auto save my sessions. luks like firefox makin a come back Laughing

and how cud people think ie is the best Confused
yfccluster6
I will go for Mozilla Firefox... aside from it is an open source, it has features that IE is still striving to develop in its beta release like tabbed browsing and security features like built-on popup blocker...

And this browser evolves faster and updates regularly for some improvements and u can make some configurations in it code by code...
sceptileex
I use ff beta 2. To the poster above, how doy you save a session? The only wya ive been able to do it now is to close process from taskmanager, so it prompts me to restore session, but i havent seen a way you can tell it to saveyour session, eh?

Ive tried Opera 9, but honeslty im just not used to it. The downloads tab is irritating, seriously, and the bittorrent totally cannot compare with bitcomet. Surprisingly, it easily chalks up 90 mb of ram easily on my com, more than firefox very often, so i switched back. Oh yea, wand is seriously irritating, because i have to click, unlike ff, where it auto sign in. I guess thats why i stick with ff Wink
Arno v. Lumig
I use Opera, I love the feature that saves the tabs, and the speed is rather nice too. I never had any problems with Opera, and I will stich with it for now.

On linux I'm using FireFox, but I'm not on linux that often so...

Greetz,
Arno
bugsr00t
i think
better using firefox
because firefox have many extention
it is easy to use
vivaprint
I use Mozilla Firefox

I used internet explorer before bur my friends kept saying that mozilla firefox was better

So i changed browser

And i'm really happy with Mozilla Firefox
Jupernia
I use either IE or Firefox. I need IE to design in, that way I can later go and edit the designs for Firefox. ^.^
anathema
Mozilla firefox!
I only use Internet explorer for testing...
Html sites
La838
FireFox FTW!!

I still have to use IE7 from time to time though, just to check my hotmail.
Vidollo
I personally use both firefox and opera. I like firefox better because of it's ability to be customized so much. However, I also own a old and slow laptop, where adding any customization makes firefox take forever to load, to I use opera on that since I think it's base software is better.
cuckoo
I'm weird, if i don't want my history to be recorded, i use firefox. Most of the time I use IE though. I have IE version 7... it looks too much like firefox now. Tabbed browsing for the win!
bulek
I use Mozzila Firefox because it is alot better that Internet Explorer, especially on security. Opera is good too, but there are not so much plugins for it as there are for Mozzila Firefox.
anathema
Mozilla Firefox moded with many add-ons..and with a beautiful skin..

It's the fastest browser I have ever used Very Happy

Simply the best..
UWereTheOne
Mozilla Firefox with Session Saver. I'd never even think about using IE anymore.
tar-xzv
Hi,

I don't limit myself to the only one that is trying to take over the world like Dr. Evil Smile. I use Safari, Firefox and IE.
Vovcheg
I'm using opera now. It has lots of useful abilities and i use most of them.
And i like widgets... But sometimes i must use firefox for AJAX sites
harry_333
Opera is my favourite and i never use any other untill i just wanna download songs from one particular site.i dont know y opera doesnt work there. Second i would prefer firefox. it has lot of additional features which can be found in its site.but once u install them, loading firefox becomes slow.otherwise its a great choice.
I hate IE
msjcomp
firefox is great... Very Happy
diamanu
I use Safari and Firefox Twisted Evil
FableFox
I use Firefox Portable. I'm a poor person in a 3rd world country. I just bring my thumb drive to cyber cafes. This way no matter which PC i'm assigned to, I still use my favourite browser, with bookmarks, password completion, etc.

For download resume, I use WackGet.
monzoncf
I've been using firefox since last year. Firefox is more secure and more reliable than IE. Firefox also loads pages at the fastest speed. And you can download add-ons like fasterFox and video downloader that suits your needs.

Firefox is the best!
gelid
Does the new FF still have memory leaks?
suicidalsam
HULKBABA wrote:
I think the best Security has INTERNET EXPLORER.
And because of that reason I use it. Very Happy


what r u talkin about man IE just sux .it is the worst browser ever.
it is the gateway to virus n malwares.use firefox .it is the best browser and its totaly free
psquared
FF doesn't leak memory anymore, but its still a hog. I love (and use) FF, but it does use a lot of memory.
solmol
I just can't seem to adapat myself to firefox. I'm stuck with opera... and I like it >_<'
noliver
suicidalsam wrote:
HULKBABA wrote:
I think the best Security has INTERNET EXPLORER.
And because of that reason I use it. Very Happy


what r u talkin about man IE just sux .it is the worst browser ever.
it is the gateway to virus n malwares.use firefox .it is the best browser and its totaly free


IE may suck - but in a recent browser study it had less vunerabilities than FireFox. FireFox had 47 and IE had 38. Firefox has the advantage that it gets patched faster though.

Read http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/09/25/177226
saka
I use firefox.. and I hate IE.

I heard that opera is cool nd THE FASTEST, but never used it ..

Planning to try it out ...
shwetanshu
I msotly use Firefox with extensions..if that dowsnt work properly or from some reason i cant use it... i hen use Opera... for sites that require IE, i use Matxthon or Firefox IE tab extension
thatsashok
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink


Firefox is the best till date. Smile And I use it mostly.
Keran
Firefox ofcoz
Alias
I alwas use FireFox due to insistent public demand.
Solid Stone
Hi !

FireFox is the best Web Browser Twisted Evil
Faster than IE and more useful too Wink

Cordially, Stone.
undoweb
I like opera on my mac, it works very good & internet explorer is a waste of time.
neji
I use Firefox like ehm always? Very Happy

Accept when theres a site that requiers IE (for directx?...)
ammonkc
I use a mac and linux mostly. so my primary browser is safari and firefox. I'm a web developer so I really like safari's css support and firefox has the best javascript support. I tend to use both when testing my projects that I'm working on. but I tend to use firefox more for testing just because it has more market share. I refuse to use IE or try to hack up my web apps just to be viewable in IE. Whatever I can do to push anyone away from IE i will do it.
xxx1312
mozilla rocks!!!!
IE can be easily hacked
dbuchmann
Personally I use Firefox and Opera almost exclusively. I used to use IE for Windows Updates till I found this little gem: http://windowsupdate.62nds.com/. Since we have so many Firefox users I thought someone might find that useful (it's an extension for Firefox that allows you to download and install Windows Updates without having to use IE).


-David-
kevinalle
firefox. always.
All of you should be using firefox.
Its the best for all web developers, and its totally free!
fadirocks
Mozilla Firefox & Mozilla SeaMonkey Very Happy
sometimes Konqurer Smile

My firefox is totally extended and moded to my needs
does anybody use portable firefox? you can save it on a USB flash and go around to differnt PC using your own bookmarks, passwords for sites & cookies
s6010005
always firefox.i don't remember the last time i opened IE.firefox is the best
roseredd
I most definatly use Opera! I still have firefox, however, for those stubborn sites that require IE. I love how Firefox allows you to open an "I.E. tab".

What drew me to Opera, (other than the speed) was the tab-saving thing. When I close Opera, I know that the next time I open it up, I can leave off right where I started! This leaves my bookmarks nice and tidy.
top526
though it still has a few problems with selected sites, it's much better than explorer. The new Explorer (RC 2 of version 7) is stable but very very high on system resourse. I have 512 Mb of Ram and still the explorer is very heavy.
roseredd
I agree- it's a real system hog. Opera is so light, I love it! Very Happy
reddishblue
I use firefox its reliable is yet to crash on me and has a cool icon, i used to use IE but when it comes to security its got more holes than swiss cheese (and it crashes alot). Laughing
zplitstonez
Good day to all of you.
In my own choice, i used mozilla firefox browser. Because its
nice, and with a lot of helpful plugins.

Thank you.
GOD bless
Kd527
You know, for about a year I'd been using Safari, but now I've started using Opera again. Opera 9 is pretty nice. Definately, the top of my list would include, Safari, Firefox, Camino, and Opera.
chrish
Personally, I have used many of the browsers that are out there, and I was always partial to the old Mozilla Suite with the Multizilla extension that gave good, solid tabbed browsing. Firefox didn't catch my attention for a while because the tabbed browsing was way behind the facilities that Multizilla provided in the Mozilla browser.

I then switched to Opera because it had the tabbed browser support that I enjoyed, but it was also very fast and quite stable.

Now, I find that Firefox itself isn't necessarily a compelling choice, but the large amount of community support and excellent extensions make it an excellent choice for my day-to-day browsing.

I have tried Opera 9 which is very good and extensible, it doesn't (at least yet) have quite the same developer following as Firefox.

So it is Firefox for now... lets see what happens in the future Very Happy
egbert
I use Firefox (rather than IE) for two reasons:

1. Nobody else in my family uses it, so I can make it "remember my password" and things without anybody having to go through much of a hassle.
2. Tabbed browsing.

Also, I like the extensions that you can put on it. I have an FTP client, an IRC client and other things like that.

I've tried things like Opera, but they're kinda weird.
varun_dodla
I use mostly firefox. I also use Internet Explorer sometimes. And i dont use mozilla at all.
Firefox is good to use but i found some files or formats are not supported..hence they are not displayed on the page.
In such cases i use Internet Explorer.
I also like the tabs system in firefox which is not available in IE.
nitesh
all thumbs up for Firefox ..especially for the recently released RC2 version. Its fast..pretty fast ! I used Opera earlier .. the latest opera ver is worth giving a try. My vote will go to firefox though.
egbert
varun_dodla wrote:
I use mostly firefox. I also use Internet Explorer sometimes. And i dont use mozilla at all.
Firefox is good to use but i found some files or formats are not supported..hence they are not displayed on the page.
In such cases i use Internet Explorer.
I also like the tabs system in firefox which is not available in IE.


Which formats are these?
orcaz
egbert wrote:
varun_dodla wrote:
I use mostly firefox. I also use Internet Explorer sometimes. And i dont use mozilla at all.
Firefox is good to use but i found some files or formats are not supported..hence they are not displayed on the page.
In such cases i use Internet Explorer.
I also like the tabs system in firefox which is not available in IE.


Which formats are these?

prolly some formats which are proprietary to Microsoft, or not compatible with FF. One example is windows media player not being able to play in FF, coz as u noe, why would MS want to let its media player integrate into its competitor's software?
krafte
MSN Explorer,Firefox or Opera

don't use IE,What crap,and their going to launch a new version of IE soon :O i hope it gets good,because i think it will be the same crap as the orginal

FireFox and Opera both got Ads but they do the trick to block Ads

MSN Explorer is good if you wanna keep track of your MSN groups and Hotmail Inbox
its a good Browser too
AdvanceHQ
I support FireFox crashes the least and the new 2.0 looks real good. I heard there will be glowing feature... 3.0 version soon Wink . I have been to a blog about FireFox and IE. They say Bill itself uses Firefox more than IE, looks like Bill don't really like to use IE too... lol! IE 7 is good too but don't have some code that Firefox can read, i have been to some pages that only Firefox
can read and IE can't. Netscape and Opera I have tried before and they both are so called like a transformation of Firefox and IE.
terabyte
AdvanceHQ wrote:
I support FireFox crashes the least and the new 2.0 looks real good. I heard there will be glowing feature... 3.0 version soon Wink . I have been to a blog about FireFox and IE. They say Bill itself uses Firefox more than IE, looks like Bill don't really like to use IE too... lol! IE 7 is good too but don't have some code that Firefox can read, i have been to some pages that only Firefox
can read and IE can't. Netscape and Opera I have tried before and they both are so called like a transformation of Firefox and IE.


you are right advancehq, well, now IE 7 is still under beta right? as the progress ends, maybe microsoft has more resource, i think they might beat firefox and other good browser.. Well, personally i've been using Opera 9.01, but it has some stupid bugs, so i decided to change to Firefox 2.0, well, its kind of a great browser..

i personally recommend Opera and Firefox.
bartjo
definately Firefox!!!
D.Nikolov
I use only Mozilla Firefox. It's an amazing browser - fast and safe. As a plus all of the add-ons and themes give you an amazing choice for browser customizations.

And I gota say - the Firefox 2 RC3 behaves perfectly Smile
Bradthepk
firefox only
orcaz
I love the Firefox 2 new sleek design!!! Oso, I like the feature of the anti-phishing thingy.... and while im typing this message, it is helping me to spell check!!!! cant wait for the actual release of the stable version of 2.0. IE 7 looks as if it is copying firefox's interface, especially the search bar.
Neumaennl
on Vista I use IE7, on XP I use Opera or IE6 and on Linux I use Konqueror - I hardly use Firefox if I can avoid it
imranulbari
My favorite browser is Internet Explorer. It is light and fast too.
Do u need more? It could manage quick links. Google tootbar and yahoo toolbar could be installed with it. So browsing has become faster compare to others.
neosree
Opera is now growing popularity because they released it free to use, which was not so in the past. I reallly love Opera. IE7 comes now but it is only the same IE with a new sleek face, usability and functionalities continues to be opera's area, noone can take that seat even if they copy the things that Opera comes with.
ben leslie
i think firefox is the best
AdvanceHQ
Firefox RC3 is good with the sidebar changing colour when your mouse is over it and the new design in Firefox 2.0. So far Firefox RC3 did not give me any problem and it is working really fine with my computer. Firefox RC3 don't crash much unless loading pdf files but now faster than 1.5. I noticed one more notable one is the speed of the Firefox 2.0 it had increase. Very Happy
surdy
Firefox rulez on my home PC ...although i've to use IE in my office as they won't allow any free softwares just proprietry crap
SurBiff
I use FireFox on Linux, and i use Only Linux Cool
but somtimes firefox cant handle som java or flash apps, but in those cases Mozilla works fine, but its verry rear Smile
garionw
krafte wrote:
MSN Explorer,Firefox or Opera

don't use IE,What crap,and their going to launch a new version of IE soon :O i hope it gets good,because i think it will be the same crap as the orginal

FireFox and Opera both got Ads but they do the trick to block Ads

MSN Explorer is good if you wanna keep track of your MSN groups and Hotmail Inbox
its a good Browser too


Firefox NEVER has/had ads, and Opera only just removed them
urangkayo
at now i using firefox 2.0 and interntet explorer 7

sometimes i using netscape, i like lynx to download file using shell Very Happy
wiehls
I use Flock.
I liked the expandibility of Firefox but htere were just a couple small things (one being, suprisingly, that i couldnt find a theme i was happy with) so i use flock. I like the ui (especially the tab abd favourites bar).
Also, Flock has sweet rss and photos features.
I tryed once to switch over to firefox. I moved all my favs and everything over, but i never lasted 5 minutes.
stevedave
I prefer firefox. At this moment I'm using IE. Most of the browsers I have tried end up being very similar, with similar options. I've tried several and I use firefox because it was the first I tried, and im the most comfortable with.
shyscs
I usually use firefox for normal browsing, but when i get 'tab overload' I open an opera window for them to spill over onto. I haven't really used IE in the past few months, but the one feature I like the most about both browsers is obviously the tabs (which I also overuse often). A complaint which doesn't really apply to the browser but to adobe is that 1/5 times, pdf files make both browsers freeze...
PhilSS
I use Firefox only. It's faster, easier to use, tabbed browsing rocks, and it is way more secure than IE.

Plus, with the right add-on, you can open IE only pages in tabbed browsing using your built in IE inside of Firefox. Look for IE Tab on the extensions for Firefox.

Happy and Safe browsing to you all!
halo-net
I like Firefox the best, However, it doesn't support some things, so I end up using IE more.
Anyway, my Favorite is Mozilla Firefox, much more user-friendly. Very Happy
makak
I use Firefox mostly but sometimes use Opera. I dont trust IE so, it unused. Wink
solarwind__
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink


Definately firefox.
Studio Madcrow
Firefox mostly, with occasional trips to Konqueror when I just click a link in some other KDE program or something. BTW, shouldn't Konqueror and Safari be the same entry. The underlying HTML engine is the same between them.
Solo Turco
I am using Internet Explorer for now. But I use Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox both. Firefox looks more intresting, because Internet Explorer is what I used up to this year, so I know it well. But Firefox is a new world to discover.

As there is a was between Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, I read many intresting stuff about them. Many of resourses say bad things about Internet Explorer and reverse: good about Mozilla Firefox.

Since I use both of them, I enjoy Firefox more. Maybe the reason is that Firefox is an open-source program and has many new add-ons and extensions.

Even though I don't use much extensions on Firefox, it has some little advantages against to Internet Explorer, like "passwords". On the other hand, I hear/read many times that Firefox is safer (especially Google says it on its advertisements). But in some sites, I read that there is not much difference about safety between IE and FF.

At last: I realize that Firefox needs more RAM, and forces my computer, takes a little more time to work for the first time, but it opens webpages faster.
lordfrikk
Mathon Very Happy It has feature called Super Drag & Drop without which I can't live anymore... also tabbed browsing and stuff, that comes handy too, of course Laughing Laughing
dogert
Firefox all the way!
STYLAN
I use mozilla firefox on my system.
Its powerful!!
Cole
Opera FTW!!!

But like any good web site developer I have IE7, Firefox, and Opera installed to make sure my website looks the same in the latest browsers.
ninjakannon
I always Internet Explorer 6.0; I want to get FireFox to test web pages and other things I've designed for the web as so many people use it. Yet I never seem to get around to it. Confused
sabe
I use IE most of the time. I just upgraded to 7 and when using firefox or opera the IE is just as fast on my DSL connection.

Before the upgrade firefox was the fastest. @ work we have a T1 and I don't notice as much of a difference in speed between the IE7 and firefox.

Exclamation
DaComboMan
Have been using Firefox for quite some time now but do like to dabb a bit with the others.

Seamonkey 1.0.6 has been making formidable come back! Smile
ankur.vatsa
Its not been long, it was just the last friday I tried switching to Microsoft's internet explorer. The primary motivation was the memory usage for Mozilla Firefox. The news to me is that 'I can not do without Mozilla Firefox'. With the various new features and plugins available with Firefox 2, I think I can do with the memory overuse by Mozilla Firefox.
queroweb
I use firefox for a long time, for security, extensions, and a lot of things...
I haven't used another browsers but the only one i hate it's internet explorer. it's dead for me
DaComboMan
ankur.vatsa wrote:
Its not been long, it was just the last friday I tried switching to Microsoft's internet explorer. The primary motivation was the memory usage for Mozilla Firefox. The news to me is that 'I can not do without Mozilla Firefox'. With the various new features and plugins available with Firefox 2, I think I can do with the memory overuse by Mozilla Firefox.


They could improve on it's start up time too!
DaComboMan
ankur.vatsa wrote:
Its not been long, it was just the last friday I tried switching to Microsoft's internet explorer. The primary motivation was the memory usage for Mozilla Firefox. ...


You may want to try this out:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1327586/posts
__zPu__
I use opera since 1998. This is my favorite it have had tags always, is fast , secure and I can do many things with configuration.
Also you can add or develop widgets now.

I use it in linux, solaris, windows and openbsd.

Opera rocks.

www.opera.com
blueray
Most of the time would be firefox, then IE
This is usually compatiable checking.
DaComboMan
It's surprising to see the number of Firefoxers in the poll.
I do like Opera but have encountered more difficulties in viewing webpages properly than with Firefox. With Firefox there are addons to view certain pages in IE. You can do it with Opera but i find it's a bit trickier to go about it.
crcatalyst
Internet Explorer 7 because of the tabs and security upgrades and it not slow like firefox
DaComboMan
crcatalyst wrote:
Internet Explorer 7 because of the tabs and security upgrades and it not slow like firefox


Firefox may be slow and it does have a learning curve (Opera too) but once you get into it IE just sits in the dust!

Most people use IE because it's there.
How many don't even know what a browser is?

With all the money MSN have, it took them how many light years to get tabbed browsing?

It took Hotmail how long to realize that 10 megs of space isn't enough anymore?

Mozilla, Opera and Open Source efforts are the true innovators on the internet and should be encouraged! MSN just copies and they do a very sad job at it, i must say. Rolling Eyes

Now, who's talking about being "slow" here?
fasa
I use firefox as it is customizable with the different plug ins and has ie tab which can render ie pages within firefox using ie so i don't have to switch browsers.
Jeyon
Yeah, i'm forever firefox fans! Like post above, it's high customizable. Able to do alot stuff with plugins. Thus, firefox should be encouraged to use them. They r0x Laughing

p/s : As you can see, firefox now is the highest vote that people using as internet browsers. 516 vote.
heridlia
I have used IE,Netscape,Firefox,Opera.

Opera : very fast but moderate secure.
Fifox : fast and high secure
Netscape : rather fast and rather secure
IE : fast but moderate secure.

So I have used Opera 9 until now.

Thanks.
chasbeen
I did not vote. I deliberately use the Mozilla and ie browsers to check that the web sites I do look and act the same. I prefer Mozilla for security but for ease of use (Programming) its actually ie!
zjosie729
I always use firefox, unless I'm testing a website. By the way, I have about 30 extensions installed!!!!!!
welshsteve
Mainly Firefox 2.0. I'm a web developer by trade so tend to have IE, Opera and Netscape open from time to time as I'm testing. I also use IE7 for a few sites because these sites are designed to work with IE only (duh?).
treasurebox
I use Internet Explorer mostly but i like the antivirus feature in netscape so i use it to visit some places on the web also when explorer is beeing slow at showing pages netscape seems to be faster to load sites cant prove that just feels like it.
judelover
of course ie.
first firefox cannot open all pages that ie can, especially windows updates.
secondly opera and the like need to be donated or paid before you can use all of the functions.
those who boast of taking up less ram prove to freeze sometimes, like myie.
orcaz
judelover wrote:
of course ie.
first firefox cannot open all pages that ie can, especially windows updates.
secondly opera and the like need to be donated or paid before you can use all of the functions.
those who boast of taking up less ram prove to freeze sometimes, like myie.

I think MS used proprietary code & ActiveX in Windows Updates, that is why Firefox cannot open, which is one of the reasons everyone who used Windows is forced to keep IE, unless you think that you do not need to install the critical updates. Everytime I view Windows Live Spaces using Firefox, they would purposely show an error page. However, if you refresh the page, you can view it already.
NEurodrOne
The wor(l)d initiates with 'F' and ends at 'X'! Twisted Evil ..and its The Best!
ninjakannon
I downloaded Firefox yesterday and haven't been best pleased. It works and appears quite good; however I couldn't get flash work properly, and the plugin just stopped downloading before it finished every time I tried to install it. I got that working after at least 10 tries though.

If anyone can answer these questions I might end up using it more often:
1) Is there any way to change the number of lines it scrolls through when you use the scroll button on your mouse, if so: how?
2) On IE you can press ctrl+o and it brings up a little window in which you enter a URL; when you click OK the web site you entered opens as it would if you had entered it in the address bar and clicked Go - except that the URL isn't stored in the URL list. How can you do a similar thing on Firefox? so that the URL isn't saved to your URL list when you enter it.
prym3r
I Use the best one : FLOCK.
orcaz
ninjakannon wrote:

If anyone can answer these questions I might end up using it more often:
1) Is there any way to change the number of lines it scrolls through when you use the scroll button on your mouse, if so: how?
2) On IE you can press ctrl+o and it brings up a little window in which you enter a URL; when you click OK the web site you entered opens as it would if you had entered it in the address bar and clicked Go - except that the URL isn't stored in the URL list. How can you do a similar thing on Firefox? so that the URL isn't saved to your URL list when you enter it.

I am not sure about the scrolling thingy, but for the 2nd question, in Firefox, I just tried by pressing control O. The thing is that it only shows the local files prompt. However, it is possible to load a web page from there. I entered my own web address, and what it does is that it downloads the htm file to ur comp in temporary folder and displays it. hope it answers ur qn.
sabe
I just updated my IE to 7, Netscape to 8, have used opera and am using Firefox now.

Firefox is the fastest still. I still like it the best. Exclamation

All are starting to look similar. Netscape 8 now has a way to look like firefox or IE. That is good but I don't know if it will look the same on the Mac. I am both a Mac and IBM comp. user and on the old netscape on Mac nothing looks the same and half of the stuff does not work. I will update you as soon as I use the new Netscape on the Mac.
ninjakannon
orcaz wrote:
I am not sure about the scrolling thingy, but for the 2nd question, in Firefox, I just tried by pressing control O. The thing is that it only shows the local files prompt. However, it is possible to load a web page from there. I entered my own web address, and what it does is that it downloads the htm file to ur comp in temporary folder and displays it. hope it answers ur qn.

Yeah it does answer my question. Thanks a lot; I'd tried ctrl+o but hadn't realised that you could also enter a web address in there. Very Happy
lavaboy
I had IE7 in for a while but after an update, it started to get errors and would shut down, so I reverted back to IE6.
I shall try it again after a format, but not until.
I must admit I did like some of the new features that it had in it and do look forward to it working correctly for me, in the future.

LB Cool
ashok
Firefox rocks Very Happy
tar-xzv
Depends on my mood. Ok, not really Wink

I've been using IE lately, because it is integrated in the windooze. I have a small clean partition of 10GB, so I didn't want to install a firefox. Calling me crazy? Okay...

I use ff on my PowerBook. IE7 gui is a copy of ff's gui.
Captain Fertile
I use IE7 on my XP machine but I am wondering which browser most people recommend so I came to this thread.

I used Netscape back in 95 then changed to IE (when I got a home internet connection and of course used IE in my Windows machine) but now most people seem to prefer other browsers so here I am trying to find out what is out there, what to try and more importantly what to avoid.

It looks like Firefox is the most popular here, I wonder why?

Also, is IE really so bad or is it simply another snipe at the Bill Gates/Microsoft monopoly without any real merit other than it is cool to take issue with Microsoft products?

As ever, thanks for any help you can offer me, goodness knows I need all the help I can find.

Any further pointers I should know?

Regards
The Captain
welshsteve
Captain Fertile wrote:


It looks like Firefox is the most popular here, I wonder why?

Also, is IE really so bad or is it simply another snipe at the Bill Gates/Microsoft monopoly without any real merit other than it is cool to take issue with Microsoft products?



I think it mainly the fact that Firefox is more secure, faster, and far more standards compliant than IE. Even IE7, which is a vast improvement on IE6, is still way behind in its support for current web standards.
glabase
I use ie - it's better on the elbows than firefox. Laughing
mika56
I use crazy Browser
Captain Fertile
glabase wrote:
I use ie - it's better on the elbows than firefox. Laughing


Huh? Sorry, I'm lost after that comment. I;m guessing it may be a joke but sadly it went way over my head. Confused

Could you clarify it a little?

Thanks
ninjakannon
Captain Fertile wrote:
glabase wrote:
I use ie - it's better on the elbows than firefox. Laughing


Huh? Sorry, I'm lost after that comment. I;m guessing it may be a joke but sadly it went way over my head. Confused

Could you clarify it a little?

Thanks

Hah! I was thinking exactly the same, but I never posted on it in the end.
Actually, I'm glad you did. Wink

So what do you mean by that, glabase?
catscratches
I use Internet Explorer but I want to use Firefox. But it's my dads computer and he doesn't want me to download Firefox. Sad
jt32470
Opera is a no brainer to use...It's lightest on resources, the most secure (lately ie and firefox had security issues)...I even use opera beta3 on my blackberry and it works like a charm ...Sometimes i do use Firefox because of the extensions that are so cool, but opera has extensions as well , just people don't know about them but opera is as customizable as firefox is, if not more.
Captain Fertile
Well, as I am always swayed by public opinion I am going download Firefox and give it a whirl and see if I have been missing anything.

To be perfectly honest I have found no real problems with IE7 (I particularly like the new multi-tabs option in the browser but too many tabs open and IE7 just crashes).

IE is the only browser I have really used since migrating from Netscape in 1998 so I dont have anything with which to compare it.

Which me luck, this all feels so strange, moving from a browser I have used so much to something unknown. Exclamation

The Captain
shibo
the666bbq wrote:
i think ...hmm.m..
firefox is Laughing , IE Rolling Eyes

U will Never now Till U Have Tried...
trust me...
firefox is the best..
just-in
Being a web developer I need to try my applications on all popular web browsers. So I use all of them.

Guys,

Whats your openion on Opera Mini 3.0 on your cellphones?

For me it rocks!!!
defunkt
I tried using Firefox, but I went back to Opera. That's what I've been using ever since.
keshav123ks
The best we browser uptodate is microsoft internet explorer.. it is been there for a long time and has a really good improvement... Other than it i suppose the firefox browser is also good... But i dont think it will be good than IE. Opera is also good and dont forget the real player browser too which might sometime help you... Very Happy
Straevaras
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0

That's the browser I use for my regular Internet surfing and so forth. I test my websites with IE7 and with this browser as well, since that'll will cover a majority of the compatibility issues.

And really, I think which browser is better, Firefox 2 or IE7, can be debated all year long. I have to say though, extensions on Firefox, are free. Has anyone ever gone to look for extensions in IE7? Most of them cost money... don't tell me Microsoft is making a buck everywhere they can (and more than a buck, if that). Praise the open source community! Very Happy
Boffel
Alienz wrote:
I am using Opera browser. Had tried Firefox but still prefer Opera browser, it is fast and simple to use Smile


I have also used Opera before, but I changed back to internett explorer because opera was slow... And simple?

The other browsers is just as simple as opera, even bether.


Im also using firefox, but I like IE more... Because firefox has to many pop ups...

Like:

Do you want firefox to remember youre username and password?

When it already is a check button there...
orcaz
Boffel wrote:

I have also used Opera before, but I changed back to internett explorer because opera was slow... And simple?

The other browsers is just as simple as opera, even bether.

Im also using firefox, but I like IE more... Because firefox has to many pop ups...

Like:
Do you want firefox to remember youre username and password?

When it already is a check button there...

Firefox has no irritating popups for me, except occasional certificate errors which only Firefox detects (one example is when you use Firefox to access hotmail.com). For the username and password thing, are you referring to an example like GMail, where you haf checked to remember password then FF still pops up? It is because Firefox has their own password manager, and the check box u have ticked juz inserts a cookie to rmb password, hence, causing the popup to still appear.
blackorifice
firefox 2.0
ninjakannon
I've just updated to Internet Explorer 7 and it's defiantly an improvement on version 6; although it's a total copy of Firefox (which I still have, but merely for testing purposes). It looks better and after a bit of familiarisation I've already got the hang of the new layout and functionality.
creezalird
never turn back since I found firefox Razz
Edas
by the way, what is the difference between mozilla and firefox? cause mine is called mozilla firefox.
TerrorBite
Mozilla was the old one, firefox is the new one.

I use firefox. it can do pretty much everything... and if it doesn't do it, there's a plugin or extension that does.
I have an RSS reader, a download manager, heaps of extras.. all integrated into Firefox.
bassman
I like firefox, mainly because it's pretty intuitive and has the tabbed browsing feature, which I find quite helpful. I have not tried many others, and I know that IE 7 has tabs, but firefox suits me just fine, so why bother with the others?
cruzo
FireFox!!!!!!!!
coolio
I use only Firefox.
Its the best Wink
Adam 552
I use Safari..
but Firefox is the best 3rd party software =)
The3dx
omg! so much FF users??
i didnt belive there are so much percent...
ninjakannon
The3dx wrote:
omg! so much FF users??
i didnt belive there are so much percent...

Yeah I know. There are far more Firefox users that I expected, especially as it's a third party program that you need to discover whereas Internet Explorer comes pre-installed on Microsoft Windows computers.
ammonkc
Safari is my main browser. but I mostly try to develop for FireFox. I'm using FireFox 2 right now. Both are pretty solid. I would love to be able to develop web sites for just safari because its got the best css handling and looks beautiful, but too much of a niche browser. So I mostly test my sites on FireFox. I refuse to hack up my sites to work with IE.
ninjakannon
ammonkc wrote:
I refuse to hack up my sites to work with IE.

Why? According to this poll that's the second most widely used web browser; it would be much better if you at least tested and then corrected the main errors which IE creates.
Flakky
I use my own personal browser, fully made by me, password protected at startup, integrated program launcher, diary, desktop destroyer, buttons to go to pages (which I will not tell, the password protection has a reason Razz ) and some more.

But Firefox is the second best one.
nhlarry
Firefox all the way; Internet Explorer has too many bugs and Netscape is so old.
Fake
Firefox all the way. Except when you have to open your email inbox through msn, as explorer seems to be hard coded into it, and there is no way to make Firefox a defualt for MsN.
littletomi714
Firefox is the way to go. The best thing I like about this software is that you can make it almost do anything. For example, you can add loads of add-ons to make it better. I have an extension that if you need to load the page in Explorer, you can click a button on the bottom to switch that browser only. (If you have like five tabs, and you change browsers in one tab, only one tab changes browser. It provides the best security if you add the right add-ons.
zeene
Prior to the release of IE7, I enjoyed Firefox but after the release, I founD ie7 an option too considering the extent one can customize searchs but Firefox still rules with the ease of getting addons
Grom
I use Firefox. This is my favourite web browser. IE and other IE modifications sux I think. IE always will be IE.
winds
I use Internet Explorer most. It is because it is fast and not need to install-it is pre-installed on Windows. Firefox I tried before but it is not my style.
xanarulz
I tend to use Internet explorer, but I also use fire fox to rip some media off websites, i.e youtube, etc.
DSGamer3002
I often switch between Safari and Firefox, but most of the time I use Safari. I also have a few other browsers downloaded on my computer, but I never use them... Perhaps I should get rid of them and clean up the rest of my hard drive. Very Happy
langithitam
Firefox, simply the best. And opera is the second one. IE will always be a browser that i used if there isn't any browser else Wink
Tuplad
Opera, best browser ever.
pashmina
Mozilla Firefox then IE then open.
lkzavr
I started using opera 3 years ago and used it til last month. Last mounth I start using firefox and now it's my main browser. I have nothing against opera - it is very well featured browser and also fast, but it sometimes has problems with rendering web pages just because it is not as popular as firefox therefore less pages are optimized for viewing with opera. Moreover firefox has miriads of plugins, so despite the fact that firefox itself is less functional then opera, you can make it as funstional as you need simply by adding plugins from its homepage
Blu_Spykz
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink


I use IE 7. It's the best looking explorer around, and with Tabs, it is probably the easiest at the moment to use.

Shame it took so long for IE to catch up to the rest though...!
garionw
Blu_Spykz wrote:
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink


I use IE 7. It's the best looking explorer around, and with Tabs, it is probably the easiest at the moment to use.

Shame it took so long for IE to catch up to the rest though...!


FireFox is the most user-friendly, IE7 decided to go and hide everything Very Happy
speed
I use Internet Explorer 6, it is because IE6 is the Microsoft product. Later, I will download the Internet Explorer 7. IE7 is more beautiful and easily to control. Anyways, I like IE6 most.
garionw
speed wrote:
I use Internet Explorer 6, it is because IE6 is the Microsoft product. Later, I will download the Internet Explorer 7. IE7 is more beautiful and easily to control. Anyways, I like IE6 most.


Its people like you, that make us web designers go mad Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
mystzero
I still prefer firefox. Well, all i can say is IE6 have poor .PNG transparency support which makes web designing a cumbersome job(though the problem has been fixed in IE7). Besides, firefox and opera have .SVG vector graphics support which i really like while IE doesn't has. IMO, firefox's gecko rendering engine is faster than IE's trident rendering engine as well.
apexcaliber
I recently had a wierd bug involved when I would even open up Internet Explorer. It somhow would act like my internet connection. I downloaded all the updates I could find but nothing seemed to fix it. IE seems connected to so many different prgrams though it was a pain to switch.

I switched to Firefox and have been satisfied for the most part. A few of the sites I access wont display properly and some (very rare) say that they require IE to access. But for the most part it has worked out well and I like a lot of the features of Firefox and some of the way they do things different than IE.

I havent tried any of the other browsers listed but I think I might, just to see what's out there:)
kristi_rey619
lol.. it looks like me and everybody use firefox Cool
Caramelo
Firefox fcil de usar e tem certas opes muito teis como a restaurao das janelas caso que todas se fechem... mt bom.... Arrow
ForceRun
Netscape gets my vote, it has all the options of FireFox and came out before and does everything better in my view. Plus it has a lot of extras that making it the best broswer i have ever used. It has a bunch of security built into it. Good stuff.
congo1
i use internet explorer (it's free it's default with window's & it's easy)
vandame
Wow i dont belive, the most people are using firefox, very nice,
I was thinking people was using Internet Explorer, but now i can see that is not true....
The lastest version from Internet Explorer will not stop people to use the firefox, this is my opinion.

And others whats ur opinion about new IE and Firefox, people will stop to use FIREFOX ?
Mamsaac
Firefox users shall remain Firefox users. This IE7 will only stop a lot of people for changing over to FF2.

Now, worldwide, IE is WAY more used than FF, yet, since we're mostly web designers or at least people that spend a lot of time over the Internet, that's why we use Firefox over Internet Explorer.
wildkill
I use INTERNET EXPLORER most. It is because it is pre-installed in all WINDOWS, and it also free to anyone live in the world. I like his skin and it is easy to use it.
wodor
I use Firefox to browse the web and Opera from time to time too. IE is something i detest and use it only when I have to test the display of my websites, validate CSS and other details, which this obsolete browser cannot handle.
dakotali
Because I am using debian, I am using icedove which is the new debian version of Firefox and it is pretty good Smile
escalera
I use firefox, opera, some times explorer in windows,
in linux I use firefox, konqueror, and some times links-graphic

i prefer firefox
mehtab
I think opera is best browser because it uses very low memory. It have popup blocker which blocks out all popups and only allows popups you want. It stops toolbars,Viruses, and other bad software from usualy warez or bad sites installing itself into computer. Cache can be disabled so websites get cleaned out everytime you close browser.
balticJay
just downloaded firefox , msn and advant
carlospro7
I am a former Internet Explorer user. My new browser now is Firefox. More secure, and less annoying (popups, etc). The GUI is also much easier to understand.
tom69
Is there a difference between mozilla and firefox???

Just wodnering.
Animal
tom69 wrote:
Is there a difference between mozilla and firefox???

Firefox is the "new" web browser based on Mozilla. The old Mozilla Suite had email and web browsing together in one program - this has been superseeded by Seamonkey.
BobTheAttendant
I use firefox. I'm just used to it the most I guess. I like being able to add extensions and themes. It was my first Tabbed browser too, but now everything Tabs.
darkblack
Firefox is the best! It is small, beautiful and easy to use it. I suggest all of you to use it! Firefox is free too!
vixenk
This was a little tricky since I use 3 browsers, lol. Firefox, Opera, and Konqueror... depending on my mood and what I need to do.
Sadow
I use Firefox.
At work I've installed IE7, but I don't like it at all. Somehow it doesn't work the way I want it.
wotoo
i'm using mozilla firefox, 2.0.0.1. v
i hate IE.
Laughing
jay84h
My favourite browser that I use is Firefox. It's great, skinable, nice add-ons, secure and fast!
ethanbradley
I use IE 7. I would like to try FireFox, yet when I installed it, it could not go to any sites... Even IE 7 stopped working, so I ended up uninstallin FireFox, and stuck with IE. Sad
Raydon
Opera here, for me it is the best and serves my needs.
mynameis
I use firefox as ie 6 even ie 7 gives me viruses and spyware each time i use it, i find fire fox mich faster any way and i hate the way microsoft sites like msn restrict the use of other browsers especaily when using msn email

also every thing works better in FF like my m8s site
John Doe
I use opera and rarely infected by viruses. You can download fast . U dont need to use use a download accelerator. It has skin changer;u can download skins. It remembers where you stopped. It recovers the pages you closed by mistake. You can start with the last pages you closed etc.

I tried Avant Browser it was ok, better than IE.
mantasx
Firefox
-Fast
-Secure
-Tabs
-Different Skins
-No bugs or anything
-Friendly Interface
-Good for saving passwords
-Fast downloads
I guess thats all Cool
ninjakannon
mantasx wrote:
Firefox
-Fast
-Secure
-Tabs
-Different Skins
-No bugs or anything
-Friendly Interface
-Good for saving passwords
-Fast downloads
I guess thats all Cool

This is what I don't get about why people prefer Firefox over IE.

Internet Explorer 7:

-Fast
-Secure
-Tabs
-No Different Skins - I don't want them
-No bugs or anything - that I've found
-Friendly Interface - I think so anyway
-Good for saving passwords
-Fast downloads - this is dependant on your internet speed mostly, however.

Which makes it just as good as Firefox, except you don't have to make an extra download for IE7.
Seiji
I use IE7 and Firefox. I still prefer IE7 and clubbox doesn't work with Firefox for some reason. There was actually a while before I actually started using Firefox a lot. IE7 is still #1 to me.
mensun
I prefer opera because it has got good cache. Used mozilla but it sucks speed. Internet Explorer is just fine.Smile
Jurado
Firefox: Extensions like Videodownloader, downthemall, PsicoTSI Tool, foxtrick. Dunno if you can do that all with IE 7 . The toolbar to get with one click acces to sites you visit regular. And of course FF is free to use.

Grttz,
leppard
I use Firefox.

Used to swear by Internet Explorer, but I started using Firefox a year ago and have found that it works so much better. I like the tabbed browsing and the ease of use. IE7 is confusing and I feel that it's not worth it to move from firefox. Firefox is customisable, whilst IE is really flat.

It seems most people here prefer Firefox. It seems that what IE did to Netscape, is now happening to IE via Firefox.
TDesign
Firefox of source

he is best
Rosanova
Hi there,

I've already answered this poll, but now we have this discussion would I like to claim over that browserwar that had been ongoing for almost a decade now.

Is there any other than me who knows about that annoying situation that you had spend a couple of month to create and design a good looking website, and then when you by mistake trying to open it in a another browser, and found that your layout looks too strange.

I did used Firefox to make mine, but the layout don't work into Ie or opera. So back to work again Sad

Cheers!
Drago
I use firefox.........although I find that firefox lacks in certian features where Internet Explorer makes up in. Firefox is much faster loading webpages but firefox will not load certian pages. What I mean by that is Internet Explorer shows almost all website aninations where firefox doesnt. Im not sure what it is but I do now for a fact that Internet Explorer depicts webpages better.....may not be as fast as firefox but depicts better.
justmba
I prefer using firefox though the new explorer is quite good to..!!
bulek
I prefer Firefox and I think I won't change my default browser. Internet Explorer 7 is pretty good too but previous version was so bad that it earned my contemptuous.
rubbish
I like to use Internet Explorer 7 more than Firefox etc. It is because I prefer the products of Microsoft. Also, Internet Explorer is installed in all windows version. What did you think about Microsoft products? Can you tell me more about Microsoft?
floriansimon
I often use opera, but most of the time I surf by firefox.
Bosmer
I prefer Firefox for surfing the web and I think I won't change my default browser. Internet Explorer 7 is pretty good. I only use IE to see how my site works with it.
mawia
How much these votes reflects the general trend? I thought the majority use IE. I may be wrong now.
ninjakannon
mawia wrote:
How much these votes reflects the general trend? I thought the majority use IE. I may be wrong now.

Well I thought that Internet Explorer was the most popular and most used web browser, but apparently not. I would think that the general trend is quite succinct with the poll here as such a large number of users have voted.

However, it's possible that Internet Explorer is still the most used. I would say that millions of users are follow the stereotype for a computer user who is very limited in what they can do. Many people only use a handful of Microsoft programs and never use the internet (browsed on Internet Explorer) for forums, games or much other than research, perhaps online shopping and similar things. This number will never take part, therefore, in a forum vote. It is people who use forums (especially ones for free web hosting) such as FriHost who are more likely, in fact, to find Firefox and decide that they like it more than Internet Explorer.

Therefore, I would say that the general trend is somewhat distorted by this poll; however it could still be fairly accurate. I have no real assured idea of how users of different stereotypes are spread out over their browser really, I am just hypothesising.
kevbailey
Firefox all the way. I have tried using Opera and Safari on other computers but I basically get lost in the ads. I loose track of what the actual content is. I hate Internet Explorer! Evil or Very Mad Exclamation
niho_gs
of course opera.for example its pop-up blocker is perfect.also it use less ram.you can save your last session.also it is faster than others.you can open back again closed pages with 2 click , etc... it is great browser I think.but sometimes it closes, a few bugs Rolling Eyes
slchap5
i use firefox because i got tired of all the problems with explorer. Even when i switched to firefox some of the pop up problems continued. What's the difference between firefox and modzilla? i thought they were the same thing. One part of the firefox i like is the download window. It really helps me out.
ninjakannon
slchap5 wrote:
What's the difference between firefox and modzilla? i thought they were the same thing.

Here's your answer, all you had to do was look back a page:

Animal wrote:
tom69 wrote:
Is there a difference between mozilla and firefox???

Firefox is the "new" web browser based on Mozilla. The old Mozilla Suite had email and web browsing together in one program - this has been superseeded by Seamonkey.
guugu
most of time i use FF, sometimes IE, have netscape on my comp too but rarely use that
jojo93
I use internet explorer and firefox.
I have use safir but i dont like it.
Indyan
kevbailey wrote:
Firefox all the way. I have tried using Opera and Safari on other computers but I basically get lost in the ads. I loose track of what the actual content is.

What does that mean? Opera doesnt have any ads anylonger. If you mean ads on webpages, then opera has inbuilt ad blocker.

jojo93 wrote:
I use internet explorer and firefox.
I have use safir but i dont like it.


Since, you said that you have Safari, you must be using Mac. So, you use Ie on Mac? Thats a rarity, especially since Ms doesnt update its mac browser any longer.
Scorpio
mawia wrote:
How much these votes reflects the general trend? I thought the majority use IE. I may be wrong now.


I am not so sure about the statistics here, but the fact is that IE is the most commonly used browser in the world, simply because Microsoft made it that.

Since they shipped IE with every version of windows, it was quite apparent that noobies would start off with that, and most would continue with that, for no apparent reason.

Some would have not even bothered to find out if there was a better browser.

But I think the trend may incline towards FF in the future

EDIT: 1000th reply for the thread. Whoo!
tony
firefox. i used to be an opera-fan too. but firefox just does everything it needs too, runs very smoothlly on linux, is free, n updated frequently. what more can you ask for?
lethaltriad
Count me down for Firefox. Its nice quick and stable and that is all I really need.
Dosky
Opera ^^ Very Happy
roboguyspacedude
I love firefox because it is secure, not annoying like ie, and hackable. The extensions are very useful because they do all sorts of cool things like block ads and such.
hannesfuger
i use ie 7 and i am really happy with this new versioN!

surely it take a long time for microsoft to integrate the tap funktion, but now it is really a good explorer! easy to handle and i think it is very safe too!
frac2
I'm using Opera. Its lean, efficient, and does everything I want it to do.
adonai
As a rule I use FireFox, but sometimes (for better site viewing if it designed for IE) I use Internet Explorer, and sometimes using Opera
brycearonium
i use firefox. it is safer. better. faster. yea, thats about it.
ninjakannon
brycearonium wrote:
i use firefox. it is safer. better. faster. yea, thats about it.

It's not safer than Internet Explorer 7.

Better... That's an opinion - I can't argue against that.

Faster, not faster than Internet Explorer 7; Firefox displays page elements as it loads them in, Internet Explorer attempts to display page elements from top to bottom (excluding images and embedded content). Thus, there is occasionally a longer pause before the page appears in Internet Explorer than In Firefox, but overall they still take the same time to load. After all, how can you increase loading speed without increasing bandwidth and/or decreasing traffic? You can't, if all you do is receive the information and display it without any unnecessary background processes (and neither Internet Explorer nor Firefox has these).

So... Actually Firefox isn't better than Internet Explorer at those things. Got any argument which works?
ridzuan
Firefox is the best, Internet Explorer 7 crash on some web.. and the interface not very good..
ninjakannon
ridzuan wrote:
Firefox is the best, Internet Explorer 7 crash on some web.. and the interface not very good..

Why is the interface on Internet Explorer 7 not very good? It's almost exactly the same as the one Firefox has.
I have to admit my IE has crashed on a few people's MySpace pages. The thing is, it's only been MySpace which isn't renowned for good scripting. Members often use very messed up html on their pages.

Has Firefox ever crashed for you?
ayvee
firefox for me. i used to use opera before this, but i had trouble making it recognise the unusual proxy configuration at my school. plus i'm a sucker for all things open source. Very Happy and now i'm too used to firefox to switch to anything else.

ie sucks. seriously, they had to wait till version 7 to get tabbed browsing?
ninjakannon
ayvee wrote:
ie sucks. seriously, they had to wait till version 7 to get tabbed browsing?
I agree that they should have cottoned on to the whole tabbing idea and introduced it earlier. However, Internet Explorer 7 is now very good; in my mind it beats Firefox in enough aspects to be able to be labelled 'better'.
Divinaeon
Mozilla, by far, is the best speed-wise, security-wise, and is the most user-friendly. However, since there are a ton of people that still used Microsoft Explorer, I use both to view webpages I've written to see how the scripting looks in both browsers.
ninjakannon
Divinaeon wrote:
Mozilla, by far, is the best speed-wise, security-wise, and is the most user-friendly. However, since there are a ton of people that still used Microsoft Explorer, I use both to view webpages I've written to see how the scripting looks in both browsers.

Faster?

I don't think so:
ninjakannon wrote:
Faster, not faster than Internet Explorer 7; Firefox displays page elements as it loads them in, Internet Explorer attempts to display page elements from top to bottom (excluding images and embedded content). Thus, there is occasionally a longer pause before the page appears in Internet Explorer than In Firefox, but overall they still take the same time to load. After all, how can you increase loading speed without increasing bandwidth and/or decreasing traffic? You can't, if all you do is receive the information and display it without any unnecessary background processes (and neither Internet Explorer nor Firefox has these).


Loads of people have said that Firefox is better than Internet Explorer security-wise. What I want to know is: why? I've suffered no security issues with Internet Explorer...
chearan2
Allways use Firefox. Only use Internet Explorer for my microsoft update, but someone told me, a plugin exist for firefox, i will check up when i have time
orcaz
ninjakannon wrote:
Divinaeon wrote:
Mozilla, by far, is the best speed-wise, security-wise, and is the most user-friendly. However, since there are a ton of people that still used Microsoft Explorer, I use both to view webpages I've written to see how the scripting looks in both browsers.

Faster?

I don't think so:
ninjakannon wrote:
Faster, not faster than Internet Explorer 7; Firefox displays page elements as it loads them in, Internet Explorer attempts to display page elements from top to bottom (excluding images and embedded content). Thus, there is occasionally a longer pause before the page appears in Internet Explorer than In Firefox, but overall they still take the same time to load. After all, how can you increase loading speed without increasing bandwidth and/or decreasing traffic? You can't, if all you do is receive the information and display it without any unnecessary background processes (and neither Internet Explorer nor Firefox has these).


Loads of people have said that Firefox is better than Internet Explorer security-wise. What I want to know is: why? I've suffered no security issues with Internet Explorer...

Many others who used IE did suffer from exploits before, like me b4 i switched to FF. The other thing I dun like about IE 7 is that it takes much longer time to open a tab that FF. It always shows connecting b4 displaying a new tab. however, I must agree tt IE 7, compared to IE 6, suffers frm fewer exploits tho.
Senshida
I mainly use Firefox. But I also use Opera and Netscape.
And I have a few other browsers on my computer to test my websites out.

But IE 7 is a lot better than the other IEs. (Tabbed browsing and stuff)
TurboLama
I use Opera, because I don't like Firefox, and Konqueror can't provide me as many features as Opera.
ninjakannon
orcaz wrote:
Many others who used IE did suffer from exploits before, like me b4 i switched to FF. The other thing I dun like about IE 7 is that it takes much longer time to open a tab that FF. It always shows connecting b4 displaying a new tab. however, I must agree tt IE 7, compared to IE 6, suffers frm fewer exploits tho.

Yeah, I agree that IE7 does take quite a while to open a new tab (well, one second for me at most - shock horror!) but it only does this if you either have loads of tabs open already or have had loads of tabs open without closing the program yet. Firefox does open tabs faster than IE7 though, but I suppose it's Microsofts first time working with tabs for internet browsing so I hope [and expect] they will improve this in Internet Explorer 8.

What kind of exploits did Internet Explorer users suffer before? I've never had any or heard of any problems...
LayeredDefense
I am currently using Internet Explorer 7 because of the functionality it has and the fact that it is pretty much built into XP, even though now it opens in a new window if you type a browser in the explorer address bar. It is what is meant to run with XP and it does it's job even though some people have had problems with IE in the past including myself. Microsoft has never been perfect, and even IE7 has problems, but it runs a lot faster for me than Firefox or other programs do on this PC. It's just my personal preference, and I could see the benefits of using both Opera and Firefox instead of IE. Don't take me the wrong way. =D
charysteos
i use firefox, it'sfast easy and more safe then IE

great browser (check results:p)
leafarct
mozila firefox, simple the best!
realkiller
i use fire fox way better than the rest i think Fri internet explorer has a good ring to in Smile
varun_dodla
Mostly i use Internet explorer. But i also use Forefox and Netscape Navigator. I have to use Internext explorer mostly because few applications are best supported by IE. I have also used the recent version of IE7 and i liked it as it has introduced the tabbed browsing which was present in firefox but not in earlier versions of IE.
xlife
for me I really like firefox, because I'ts the best to don't have spyware !! Wink
blue77
I'm with firefox now. I thing that firefox is the best after using of a lot of browsers.
grizli
i use IE,it's the esyer i tryed but firefox is not bad and opera is somethimes usefull
sanwixh
I use firefox, i used internet explorer before and have constantly been using it when a site favors explorer. By far, firefox is more user friendly, doesn't hang and over all great, where as internet explorer eats up a lot of memory and hangs when multitasking in multiple websites.
VodkaMartini
I'm using Firefox I don't use IE 7 because there's many bug for opening some sites.. >.< so I prefer Opera or Firefox (Little bit confused about the poll Mozilla and Firefox Very Happy ) Laughing
orcaz
ninjakannon wrote:

What kind of exploits did Internet Explorer users suffer before? I've never had any or heard of any problems...

I did suffer frm an IE exploit b4, but that was wif IE 6. A virus that automatically installed into my computer thru IE, and the nxt thing I noe, balloon notifications started popping out. Frm then on, I use FF more often, and only use IE for Windows Updating and surfing sites incompatible wif FF. Also for the tab problem, it happens even when I just started the browser, wif a blank page.
XxlilikaxX
Firefox, for being best in my opinion.
reactive
I use both Firefox and Opera.

I use Firefox because, heck, it's a great browser with all sorts of extensions, although it can get very slow at times(hopefully this will get fixed in Firefox 3), that's why lately I've been using Opera, although many sites aren't well optimized for Opera and I must say, many of Opera's widgets are really useless.
realkiller
I think firefox is the best one out there Microsoft one sucks if you ask me lol
what other internet explorers are there?
ninjakannon
orcaz wrote:
I did suffer frm an IE exploit b4, but that was wif IE 6. A virus that automatically installed into my computer thru IE, and the nxt thing I noe, balloon notifications started popping out. Frm then on, I use FF more often, and only use IE for Windows Updating and surfing sites incompatible wif FF.

Ahh, I got a few viruses when browsing with IE6 although with some of the more recent updates (and Windows Service Pack 2) I found that it was blocking more and more. I don't think I've had a virus with IE7 yet, so they've definitely improved the security - but no browser can be 100% safe; perhaps FF is more secure than IE7 though... I don't know.

orcaz wrote:
Also for the tab problem, it happens even when I just started the browser, wif a blank page.

Yeah, you're right there. It waits for a while before beginning the page load; I suppose it's running some initial functions to set things up. Microsoft should update it so that it loads the page and then runs those functions, unless they're necessary to complete before the page is opened - security things and so on. Nevertheless, they need to increase the initial speed issue here.
minotavrs
Firefox for heavy duty and Opera for Banking transactions Cool
gutbomb
IE 7 is pretty good

but Opera fer purchasing stuffz
Zzz.
Indeed, as a web """developer""" i'm working with more than one browser : IE6, Firefox 1.5, firefox 2.0, sometimes opera but not very often, netscape based browsers, ...

I did not try IE7 yet. Does it worth something ???
welshsteve
Zzz. wrote:
Indeed, as a web """developer""" i'm working with more than one browser : IE6, Firefox 1.5, firefox 2.0, sometimes opera but not very often, netscape based browsers, ...

I did not try IE7 yet. Does it worth something ???


Same here.

I'm a web developer, and I test sites in Firefox 2, Netscape 8, Opera 9, IE7 and IE6. I use FIrfox as my main browser, although I have to use IE for some things like Microsoft Update.
rheanna
surprised everyone likes Firefox.. Opera takes up less space and uses less resources then Firefox. Firefox is still an IE explorer just a different name.

*SandBoxie-it's a lite program..Your able to d/l programs before you put it directly on your computer. It's kind nifty. Takes a bit to get use to but it will prevent you from d/ling a virus.
Zzz.
rheanna wrote:

*SandBoxie-it's a lite program..Your able to d/l programs before you put it directly on your computer. It's kind nifty. Takes a bit to get use to but it will prevent you from d/ling a virus.


Excuse me, I'm afraid I don't understand; Is this software an antivirus ? A pre testing software before installation ? What's this exactly ???
welshsteve
rheanna wrote:
Firefox is still an IE explorer just a different name.


Not quite sure where you get that from. It runs using a completely different engine. Firefox uses the Gecko engine.

Now if you're after an IE clone, Avant Browser is the one to go for.

There is no doubting Opera is a very good browser, and far easier on the system resources. I quite like it, but Firefox's vast customisable features win the day for a lot of people.
rheanna
Zzz. wrote:
rheanna wrote:

*SandBoxie-it's a lite program..Your able to d/l programs before you put it directly on your computer. It's kind nifty. Takes a bit to get use to but it will prevent you from d/ling a virus.


Excuse me, I'm afraid I don't understand; Is this software an antivirus ? A pre testing software before installation ? What's this exactly ???


To answer your questions.. YES

Quote:

http://www.sandboxie.com

Sandboxie intercepts changes to both your files and registry settings, making it virtually impossible for any software to reach outside the sandbox.

Sandboxie traps cached browser items into the sandbox as a by-product of normal operation, so when you throw away the sandbox, all the history records and other side-effects of your browsing disappear as well.

Sandboxie approach, keeps the viruses and spyware trapped in the sandbox, and makes them disappear when you throw away the sandbox.



Everything you view stays in the box...Unless you move it out of the box feeling that it's safe to put on your computer...does not go onto your computer... works with most browsers...
tiboo211
Before I used Mozilla but now I'm on Firefox. I prefer the design and it's told to be safer. Compared with IE, it's very different!! Since the day I learnt to create my website, I've seen the difference much more!!
To the friends who use even the last version of IE, you haven't already seen all the magic of Internet yet Wink
vandame
Firefox is the best in my opinion.
Internet Explorer have a lot os bugs, Firefox the most bugs have being fixed, and nowdays i think Firefox is more better than IE.
Zzz.
@rheanna : Thanks for the precision Wink


@everyone : Indeed IE and Fifox are not running the same engine. Fact is that IE has been developped and designed with and for M$ environments, while Firefox was more than probably coded on a basic linux platform (Of cource i did not went to mozi's HQ to see how they were working but with a few logics, do you immagine one of the biggest open source software company working on a proprietary system ? Hmmm... I really don't think so but who knows Wink
brokenadvice
Personally I have four browsers:

Firefox for everyday use
IE for checking compatibility of my websites
Opera for Torrents (ya no downloading legal copies of Linux)
K-Meleon for my flash drive when ever I have to use someone else's computer (or at school).
Commando_Sondre
I have two. Opera and Firefox. I only use Firefox when some sites aren't supported by the Opera webbrowser. But in my opinion, Opera is way faster then Firefox.
Zzz.
When I began my training a month ago, I tried to surf with Konqueror during my Linux Courses. This browser is a holly sh*t, isn't it ?
funnyerror
I use Internet explorer, but i am in the process of UPGRADING to firefox Smile
xsharez
Firefox the best!by the way,can i install safari browser to my Windows XP?.
ninjakannon
xsharez wrote:
Firefox the best!by the way,can i install safari browser to my Windows XP?.

Yes, you can. Have a search on Google for information.
Zruch
I use Firefox and Opera.
oleszka
I use Firefox because it's fast and has many extensions. Sometimes I use Opera and Folk. But IE just for testing sites.
mjohnson
I use 4 explore
they are
IE7.0
FireFox
Tencent
and Greenbrowser (very neat and functionable)
joyfulheart
I have several browsers installed but mainly use IE7.

Netscape, Firefox, AOL, etc. are used when I want to see how my website/graphics look in another browser and that is about all I use them for.

joyfulheart
funnyerror
I am now officially using Firefox, I UPGRADED from Iexplorer today!
I like it better than IE already, and it's opensource, NICE!


-FE
hotxino
Internet Explorer 6.
ganesh
Wowww! IE is way behind Firefox, and I still don't understand how IE can be having 85% of the market share!

IE just got slower with their tabbed versions Very Happy Give me Firefox anyday Smile
pspcoder05
Yo dawgs , Opera jus rocks!
Infinity-al
MY Favorite web browser is absolutely Mozilla Firefox 2...

Pages are loading twice as fast as in internet explorer and it great Very Happy

Love it
starfish2007
I am all for Firefox I only use internet explorer to get window updates and to uploade to ftp because internet explorer lets you open ftp sites in windows explorer and that makes up loading files eazy but to what I know its not possable to do this with Firefox other wise iuse Firefox for ftp too
jylan
I use Firefox 2 on my mac, as well as Camino 1.03.
Q5U8
Off By One Web Browser, I don't like heavier and overload stuff... Cool
cvkien
i'm using Firefox... it good. when i using firefox 1.6, i had no problems at all but i had some problems with 2.0... it keep restart everytime and it make me a bit 'not happy'. after i switch to vista, i use IE7. almost similier with firefox 2.0 and i found no problem at all.
EricBelt
Camino! Quick, works, pretty!
orcaz
cvkien wrote:
i'm using Firefox... it good. when i using firefox 1.6, i had no problems at all but i had some problems with 2.0... it keep restart everytime and it make me a bit 'not happy'. after i switch to vista, i use IE7. almost similier with firefox 2.0 and i found no problem at all.

FF works fine for me, instead, itz IE which crashes more frequently, and I don't like IE for itz slow responsiveness in opening a tab.
gobadger
I use Firefox when I can but some sites require u to have IE. Firefox rules. You can customize it so much. You can choose loads of themes, choose from an endless list of extensions to make your internet experience as good as possible. Go Firefox.
DecayClan
I always use mozillafirefox, because it is so much better in all the ways...
I only use iexplore, when i have to, like, a site/function that requires activex...
meejoku
I use firefox.
they got 'Switch Proxy' Smile so its easy for me when traveling.
shdw.puppet
For my personal life, I use Firefox; but I am a webmaster so I have many others.

I used to use Opera- now it is just a test browser
I HATE Evil or Very Mad MS IE - I cant uninstall it so version 6 is for testing
I use Navigator only for testing and advise every one on my site to use firefox


I like firefox for all the themes, plugins and configurablility.
pirki
I use Firefox too! I think it is the best browers, fast, simple to use, good design and the Plugins for firefox rock hard
I Hate My User Name
You just can't beat the combination of FireFox + FasterFox + Adblock Plus.

Its sooo fast.
garionw
ninjakannon wrote:
xsharez wrote:
Firefox the best!by the way,can i install safari browser to my Windows XP?.

Yes, you can. Have a search on Google for information.


I don't think you can, but they are in the process of porting it accross
satyamy
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink

I use Internet Explorer 7.0
their is also Internet Explorer 8.8beta comming sooon
I E is the Best
ninjakannon
satyamy wrote:
their is also Internet Explorer 8.8beta comming sooon

Well, I wouldn't say soon. Microsoft have hinted at releasing it in less than 2 years from now. That gives them until May 2009.

They say they're working predominantly on security and ease of use in the forthcoming release; hopefully speeding up tab loading times comes under 'ease of use'. Razz
Kecos
I use IE 6 =) I've used Firefox, but I don't have a preference between the two. They're all the same to me. They all accomplish the same purpose. I'm too lazy to download IE 7 XD
shnuffy
IE is too vulnerable... FireFox is, clearly, where it's at.
tefa_taftaf2010
avant browser is the best i use

it's so fast and free
HollyK
I use Safari, FireFox, and Opera. Safari is for general purposes, FireFox for security, and Opera for research. IE is one of the worst things I have ran into...
Flakky
I have the latest IE just because some programs require it to run and for Microsoft websites (however I can not find the IE icon anymore so I have to use an IE based browser I write everytime but keep forgetting the source Wink ), but normally I use Firefox because of the extension mechanism, themes, security and any other pro's.
ayoub
there's a problem in IE :
if you have a link for example : http://site.com/PAGE.html
IE will consider it as : http://site.com/page.html
contrary to firefox Laughing
firefox is the best
iNs@nE
FireFox 2.0 ....

Would like to shift though..just cant take the same old look anymore..and I dont like those addon skins available for FF>
Psycho_X52
I'm using Opera and Avant (IE engine). Why Opera? Because it's the fastest (in statistics), the saftest, it has many widgets (even though I'm not using any), dowload manager, torrent downloader/manager and it has voice command Cool .
Why Avant? It's slower than Opera (in statistics...personally, I think Avant is the fastest). It may not be the saftest, and for a small flash rises you CPU usage to 99%, but it sure has a great GUI and some nice themes.
The theme I am using works great with my Windows theme (Tristan -> Plex Style M4).
seeapoko
I use Safari for everything, and when it doesnt indeed work. (some websites must be picky) I use Camino. Its by mozilla and basically a trim firefox.
dayveday
Definitely Firefox all the way. It's so easy to use, and does such a great job. I find the downloads window a little annoying, but it's only because I'm too lazy to fix up the settings!
hicham_the_webmaster
First of all, if you are under Windows environnement, you can not work without Internet Explorer. But this do not means that you must navigate with IE, the best is having two or three browsers for each case ...

My Choice :

Internet Explorer + Firefox + Opera Laughing
DRXX
Opera is my number 1 (Got my vote)

I sometimes use FireFox as well...IE sucks IMO
waway
im using opera since 2000.. its the best browser for me Smile
xbcd
opera my brothers. Nothing better than built in mouse gestures, email client (*which i don't use) and smaller footprint than FF and IE6/7
masterarpit
well guys
firefox is stunning, i prefer to use it against opera, maxthon,IE.
as their r enormous add-on which gives u feel to work in an tremendous envi.
Samerron
I don't know why Firefox is taking a lot of attention. The new internet explorer is much better than firefox, plus if there are things you don't like about IE, Opera is an excellent browser. Most of the plug-ins and new updates for firefox are taken from Opera. Opera started the idea of tabs. In addition, Opera got plug-ins, but it's good enough without them.

Plus, thuderbird, the email application really poor. Outlook is by far better. Mozilla should concentrate on Linux.

For me, my default browzer is Opera, plus I use IE for certain sites.
orcaz
Samerron wrote:
I don't know why Firefox is taking a lot of attention. The new internet explorer is much better than firefox, plus if there are things you don't like about IE, Opera is an excellent browser. Most of the plug-ins and new updates for firefox are taken from Opera. Opera started the idea of tabs. In addition, Opera got plug-ins, but it's good enough without them.

Plus, thuderbird, the email application really poor. Outlook is by far better. Mozilla should concentrate on Linux.

For me, my default browzer is Opera, plus I use IE for certain sites.

yea, i dont think thunderbird is as good. mebbe this is why mozilla seems to place more attention on firefox than thunderbird, where firefox has quicker and more frequent updates than thunderbird.
lastlegion
I use firefox and sometime Opera
Dalv87
I use FireFox most of the time, IE on occasion just to see what a page looks like in it, and I just started using Opera a little.
Dwyer17
Firefox dominates. I hope that they don't take advantage of their popularity like Napster did and start putting adware and other nonsence on. Won't happen, firefox knows what their doing though.
Madoperator
I'm using Opera at the moment, before this i used Firefox but it got all screwed up and i couldn't copy things, so i went to use Opera and recently FireFox is working again but i got used to Opera, so i keep using it. =P
snicker
I am currently using Firefox, both at home and at work. But sometimes I like to feel geek and use links for a little bit Very Happy

My 2 cents
bulek
I have been using Mozilla Firefox for almost year. I really love this browser and I think I will never again switch to Internet Explorer because it was so buggy and had many security holes in version 6.x. New version 7.x is much improved but I somehow get used of Firefox and it's plugins.
Ecthelion
I'm also using firefox.

The addon system with great addons like adblock plus, javascript blocker (noscript) etc makes me see the internet without all the spamming ads everywhere. Also, there are great themes.

Oly problem with mozilla is that it uses a lot of memory sometimes...
imagefree
I prefer Opera.

Last 2 days i tried to use Firefox but while using it i realized that there is nothing special in Firefox.
On the other hand Opera has certain remarkable features like "Undo" (I like it most) and many more.


I recommend you use it just for one week, it will make you use it permanently.
krazy
I'm a firefox user myself, but i've heard too many people say opera is fast, and easy to use, i always though firefox was fast, i may just give it a try
reddishblue
I just changed to Opera and in my opinion it is easily the best browser I ever used, better then Firefox and MUCH better then Internet Explorer, and I hate having to use IE 6 at school, so I'm attempting to put Opera on my account now!

Opera Forever!
Bones
krazy wrote:
I'm a firefox user myself, but i've heard too many people say opera is fast, and easy to use, i always though firefox was fast, i may just give it a try


When I open Opera, it takes about as long to open the 6 tabs I have set to open on launch as it takes FF to load the google page Confused
FF has got to be the slowest browser on the market. I have no idea why so many people use it. Opera beats FF hands down.
jabronie25
Firefox because its really safe

Tho i use IE on my laptop because im too lazy to download it there.
lunakizz
I'm choosen Flock

Flock is an amazing new web browser that makes it easier to share media and connect to other people online. Share photos, automatically stay up-to-date with new content from your favorite sites, and search the Web with the most advanced Search Toolbar available today.

Download now!
yo.hassan
HULKBABA wrote:
I think the best Security has INTERNET EXPLORER.
And because of that reason I use it. Very Happy
you sure it is? oh well i prefer firefox. light, css friendly, better penetration rate, good interface, dont crash like ie, skining and what not made me use it. whoever into making site should use it. hope firefox come up with j2me mobile browser like opera.
Zuex
I like using Firefox because it don't really slow down my PC or Laptop, besides the new Internet Explorer (7) is kind of ugly, they like copied Firefox with the Tabs, i hope they get their own idea for Internet Explorer 8, although im not expecting much, Microsoft are letting me down so much lately, Vista is great though! ( I have it on my Laptop )
vernersen
i use firefox and will never change back to IE
Bones
Zuex wrote:
Internet Explorer (7) is kind of ugly, they like copied Firefox with the Tabs, i hope they get their own idea for Internet Explorer 8


You say that like FF was the original browser with tabs. There were at least 3 browsers to have tabs before firefox.
froginabox
While it may not be the first EVER to have tabs, it is one of the first to have a large user base to have tabs... that was its claim to fame for a while.

I personally like FireFox better mainly because of the themes and plug-ins.
PanicZone
Personally I Use IE7 But I Have Firefox Installed On My Computer Too So Sometimes I Use That But I Think IE7 Is Better At Somethings Than Firefox But Firefox It Better Than IE7 At Others. IE7 I Would Decide If I Could Only Have One Because It Has A Couple More Features And Is Made By Microsoft Who Really Appeal To Me.
lordwarlord
i use firefox because it is so good and very fast
srujanlive
I use Opera and Firefox for my daily usage. Opera mostly but FF when I need to use the extensions. Have got several javasripts loades in both of them. They are really cool. I have also tried Safari but though it may be fast, it has got no other advantages on these two. Actually it has got none. Opera is nearly as quick.
man_nerss
Please use quote tags when copying and pasting wrote:
Myth - "Firefox is Secure"

Reality - Firefox is anything but Secure with multiple unpatched vulnerabilities allowing exposure of sensitive data to local users. You only need one vulnerability to be insecure. Since Firefox v1.x was released, users have been exposed to over 150 security vulnerabilities and counting.

Secunia Secunia - lists (160) security vulnerabilities in Firefox, over (100) are rated Highly Critical.

Notes - The number of Secunia "advisories" (41) does not equal the actual amount of "vulnerabilities" (160). Over 10 advisories have multiple vulnerabilities, look carefully. SA19631 - Lists 24 Vulnerabilities Alone!

Mozilla Foundation Mozilla - lists over (170) security vulnerabilities in Firefox.

CVE CVE - lists over (251) security vulnerabilities in Firefox.

"In the excitement that surrounded its launch last year, Firefox was unreasonably portrayed by some as having unbreakable security, but the vulnerabilities that have been detected in recent months are injecting a dose of reality into this myth, analysts say."


Opera Most Secure Web Browser

Myth - "Firefox is the Most Secure Web Browser"

Reality - Opera is currently the most Secure Graphical Web Browser in Windows. - Source


Internet Explorer 6 More Secure than Internet Explorer 6

Myth - "Firefox 1.x is more Secure than Internet Explorer 6"
Reality - Internet Explorer 6 has been more secure than Firefox 1.x in 2006. - Source

Firefox 1.x (2006) - 13 Advisories = 88 Vulnerabilities
Internet Explorer 6.x (2006) - 16 Advisories = 36 Vulnerabilities
Aegis
before IE7 i used FireFox but now i use IE again
jsundell
I used to use Internet Exploder but after I installed Firefox I've never used Exploder again.
clicker-code
I use FireFox. I also help around with developing FireFox. I usually add comments to the code, or improve the comments. I'm trying to get my name into the FireFox contributer list as well.
jon9314
if i am on my computer i use firefox (comes standard on ubuntu(linux))
if on wifes computer i use ie7.
both work good for me but ie7 seems slower.
Arnie
Helios wrote:
opera is quite slow acctually..

gecko browsers are faster..
Wrong. Look at that memory usage! Gecko browsers are totally last when it comes to speed.

If you think these are just random stats: on all systems I've tried, Firefox started as if it was some sort of huge video editing suite. Shameful.

And Opera has a well-known reputation for being the fastest at rendering webpages.
why6487
I like Firefox.
bigbangk
IE6 < Firefox 2 < IE7 < Firefox 3 < IE8...
A little competition that is not bad.
orcaz
bigbangk wrote:
IE6 < Firefox 2 < IE7 < Firefox 3 < IE8...
A little competition that is not bad.

i dun think IE 7 > Firefox 2... it shud be the other way round, IE 7 < Firefox 2 Laughing
ninjakannon
I've started to use Firefox quite a lot now and I've realised that it is slightly faster than IE7 and has a faster tabbing system. However, it still crashes as much as IE7 and does have a few slightly irritating features. It doesn't work too well with Widows Live Mail and for some reason it can't record search history on my Google account, which is a real pain as I sometimes save bookmarks (internal to my Google account) on there. So I generally use IE7 for Google searches still.

It's not exactly as good as everyone seems to think it is. Although it does beat IE7 at some features, not all mind you - no way near all.
tamilparks
I use mostly Internet Explorer and often use Fire Fox.....
Arnir
I'm using Mozillia Firefox, which is truly the safest and easily to understunt.
It displays all images and webpages correct.
IE 6 is the worst browser i ever seen, 'couse it's apperance is boring, when he isn't safe and doesn't displays everything right, as in Mozillia.
I also used Opera, which is almost like Firefox, but have some weak points.
Sometimes it doesn't show all images or something this way.
I think Mozillia Firefox is one of the best.

P.S. I heard about IE 7 and browsed with him at our school computer classroom, i didn't like it.
ninjakannon
Arnir wrote:
It displays all images and webpages correct.

Now I'm using Firefox more than Internet Explorer 7. So I've had a lot of experience with both browsers, not having used any others (excluding IE6). I can tell you assuredly that IE7 displays web pages far better than Firefox. While FF can display most pages it cannot properly build them all.

So perhaps the price you pay on IE7 for that slightly slower page display time is the certainty that the page will display [and then function] absolutely as it was designed to.

This is my experience, at any rate. Thus far IE7 has proven much better for me when it comes to page display.
Siddhesh
i prefer Mozilla firefox among the the listed brousers. unlike internet explorer, the 'Tab' feature allows us to group the related searches in one brouser itself.
ninjakannon
Siddhesh wrote:
i prefer Mozilla firefox among the the listed brousers. unlike internet explorer, the 'Tab' feature allows us to group the related searches in one brouser itself.

I hope that's not your only reason for liking Firefox above Internet Explorer. Mainly because IE7 does have tabs, but also because there are other features that have drawn me to Firefox than that. Such as the faster tabbing system and quicker page display, it also looks slightly... 'nicer'.

However, Internet Explorer does have its advantages over Firefox, I've used both a lot and should know.
Tepear
alright this is kinda a hard choice, but a majority of the time I use Firefox.

Why is this a hard choice? Because there are 3 browsers I use.

Internet explorer: I use this when I play ijji games, and work on Treasure trooper (A pay to complete survey website that really works my first check was 33.70$)

Mozilla Firefox: I use this for almost everything else, playing browser games surfing the web whatever.

SeaMonkey: I use this when I want to go on IRC and websites and edit html and junk all at once.
ennnzo
Firefox all the way!!!

I tried Safari on Windows and it's slower than Firefox so I dumped it. If ever I'll be switching, it would be with Flock since it is based from Firefox.
cosmicx
I am using Firefox right now, it works well for me...
besides that, you can download a lot of extensions and favorite themes to customize your browser Very Happy
kiranaghor
I am trying Camino on mac os x for a month now. I must say it rocks. Its launches in no time (way better than firefox). Browsing is also faster even than Safari. although this is developed by Mozilla, FF extensions are not supported. That is kinda sad. I like FF because of those extensions provided (adblock, downthemall, flashgot web developer toolbar etc). I am forced to not to use FF coz it runs very very slow on my G3 iBook. And font rendering is also bad.
Arnie
ennnzo wrote:
I tried Safari on Windows and it's slower than Firefox so I dumped it. If ever I'll be switching, it would be with Flock since it is based from Firefox.
Oh but if it's speed you're concerned with Firefox is the wrong pick for sure. Opera does a lot better!

In Soviet Russia, browser uses YOU!!
welshsteve
I agree that Opear is faster than Firefox. Although there are extensions available for Opera, there aren't the abundance of them you find with Firefox. Another drawback as far as I am concerned with is that I use the McAfee Site Advisor tool, and there isn't one available for Opera
J-Evil
I use FireFox. MAINLY for the fact of how customizable (sp?) it is. and the RedShift V2 Beta skin for it rocks.
cosmicx
Firefox has updated to version 2.0.0.5...
This new version has fixed some of the flaws and you should update your Firefox browser right now Smile

Read more
welshsteve
I already have Very Happy Most people "should" be prompted automatically. Having said that, and as I keep telling my boss, when Windows updates pops up in your notification area, click to install them, and not later.!!
Linkdk
Internet Explorer 7 is the only thing that works Razz
kristin2311
I use Firefox and Internet Explorer. They both are fast and thats all that matters to me.
j14fusion14
kristin2311 wrote:
I use Firefox and Internet Explorer. They both are fast and that's all that matters to me.


Yeah me too but I prefer Internet Explorer because you have to install dumb plugins that you can usually never find for FireFox. But other than that they are both good and fast.
welshsteve
Has anyone here tried Safari for Windows yet? It's excellent.
Arnie
On non-English versions of Windows, Safari is troublesome.
Cddhesh
I am fully satisfied with mozilla.I find Firefox also good to use.Previously i was IE fan but then it started giving problem in downloading file or application so switched to mozilla.I am trying to work with new versions of IE.Hope they will give good support.
virre
My preferance for browsers go:

Lynx
Firefox
(other linux browsers such as Konquerer)

somewhere below slime

Internet Explorer

....


but you don't always have your own computer );
Drvanger
I use Firefox, bacause it's more secure than IE Smile And because I use Linux Very Happy Also I like the extensions Smile And the themes Smile Opera is too big for me Smile
Ashleyy
I've been using FF for a couple of months, cause I could never DL other web browsers due to slow internet. I downloaded Safari, Opera, Netscape Navigator and the latest version of IE. IE still sucks. Safari is too 'mac' for me. Netscape and Opera are all right, ATM I'm using Opera. FF is cool and more simple. Has heaps of add-ons as well.
Arnie
How can Opera be too big for you, if Firefox uses twice the memory and takes twice the loading time?
MarzEz
i always use firefox because firefox is one of the fastest browsers. it is approx. 3 times faster than Explorer.
Arrow IE (explorer) is slow Sad
Arrow safari keeps crashing Rolling Eyes
Arrow netscape is slow AND keeps crashing, plus it looks bad Mad
Arrow firefox is fast, stable, and excellent with addons, such as ad-blockers, stumbleupon, and several other themes, allowing ultimate custimisation! Very Happy
i am a sworn Firefox user, and even install firefox on my friend's computers if they let me browse the web atv their place. they don't mind, infact when they use firefox, they almost never go back to their previous browser.
BTW, i once tried to delete IE, but it kept coming back. Mad
i am currently using... You guessed it, firefox! my #1 browser!
Ran_Werkheiser
I use IE7, with its tabbed browsing capabilities and cleaner look. However, at times, page loading is somewhat slow and IE7 is a memory hog, but still I use it.
Arnie
@MarzEz. Firefox isn't fast. In fact, even IE is usually faster. Netscape and Firefox use the same engine... funny how you say Netscape is bad and Firefox great.
scojiro
firefox is the most versatyle, opera is a god option too Confused
patoy
Definitly Mozilla Firefox. Ever since this browser went out for the beta version, it was really amazing because of the tabbed style browsing, themes and extensions that can be installed just within the browser itself.
vikash
I use many, primarily Firefox and IE7
Azmo
I use Safari, with MAC OSX, and I've never been better in my whole life Smile
nivinjoy
Hi friends i use Internet Explorer.Other than IE and Firefox i haven't used anything else so i do not know much about others...And my personal opinion is that i found Internet Explorer more user friendly...I am not saying anything about risk-safe factors like that...but personally i like internet explorer....
romeolovejully
FF is browser fastest, I always use FF. Razz
Damarus
I am using Opera browser. It is fast and simple to use, and a lot better then IE or FireF.
Ducksteina
I use Firefox. As Damarus said it's fast and I alway use it.^^
pudding
I use Firefox. I tweaked it for most of the parts so it will be faster than it was.
eefh1
I love to use firefox..
bulek
I use Mozilla Firefox because I love it's stableness, speed and plugins support. I highly recommend Fasterfox and ad-block plugins. I only dislike it's memory usage, but it can be lowered down with disabling history.
gibbo
i use internet explorer and firefox, i use internet explorer because it is fully compatible with anyweb page, where as firefox isnt so if i want to quickly visit a page i will use firefox else i just use internet exploere plus the version 7 is much more better than anyother version, but iv noticed with my computer auto update didnt like internet explorer 7 so i had to disable auto update.
aster
I've used firefox for quite a long time. it is faster and effective than IE.

And when I use wordpress to build my blog, I found that many themes can not fixed orderly under IE, just look nice under mozilla firefox. some coder said it is because that IE doesn't work with CSS well.

So I meant that IE is behind now!
n-alhaddad
Firefox is faster, easier to use and the best browser that i tried so far. At least its better than Internet Explorer 6. Haven't tried Internet Explorer 7 till now.
Emmer-Compascuum
I'm using several browsers.

I used to use Internet Explorer 6, when I had Windows ME. It crashed a lot, but I didn't know any other browser at that time. (I could remember something about a Netscape, but no one used that anymore).
Then I tried Mozilla Firefox, which was a great improvement; tabbed browsing, plug-ins, download manager, ad block, built in search bar which was not unwanted (unlike the IE toolbars). Only bad thing about it was that it was so slow. And now it's still slow.
So after FF came Opera, which I'm using now. It's a bit faster than Firefox, but quite a number of pages don't load correctly on my computer (in such a way that I need to open another browser to be able to access the page). The widgets are nice, but if they only start when I have the browser opened... There are also some other things which I like and dislike about Opera, but I won't name all of them.
In Linux (with KDE), Konqueror is my favorite browser. It has quite some things of the browsers named above.
xinxan
Firefox... definitely firefox. Smile

IE has so many bugs.
DarkAkira
I use lolifox. Thats right, lolifox.

It has a FireFox core, much more improved code, and more features (not add-ons, actual features). Plus it is aimed at the anime community (so it seems).

And here is why.

Safari 2 - Buggy with certain types of PHP websites, not tabbed browsing, ugly.
Safari 3 - Tabbed browsing, better than 2, still in Beta (i use in windows though).
Opera - Damn secure and CSS compliant, but the all time SLOWEST browser I have ever used. And the whole open torrent internally no matter what the settings are is anoying.
IE 6 - Just plain crap.
IE 7 - Crap just got crappier, and tabs!
FireFox - Great browser, but missing some features that lolifox has included.

Try it for yourself. Dont just take my word for it. If you love FireFox, you'll love lolifox even more. PLUS... all FF extensions and add-ons work in lolifox, so you won't lose a thing when you switch.
Jaxom
I haven't really done much searching for a browser that I really like. I used to use Opera, but as soon as Safari 3 came out I switched over to it. I guess I like it because it has a clean and simple design.
jjpriest25
I like Firefoxes addons, that's no question.
However, is it just mine or does Java script just not want to cooperate with it?
IE prompts me with too much, which is probably a setting that could be changed, but Firefox doesn't
beyblade0203
ie7 fast safe and awesome looking!!!!

get it or get a virus lol
burqe
Hello every one,

It has turned to be a big thread at it is pretty unlikly for any one to reach my post and read it. I how ever consider it honorary to post in such a thread.

About the topic, it is a bit too complex to say which browser is the baset and the best for you is the one that you like. Just for the matter of knowledge, Opera supports the W3C standards at a maximum extent. Firefox is open source so there are many develoeprs and features which are otherwise not possible. IE is microsoft product but unlike thier operating system, they lag pretty much in user interface perfection here. Opera tabbed browsing is much easier than IE. Netscape 9 is nothing other than a new skin over firefox 2.0 so no need of comparision. Safari is a good entry and they have tried hard to cover every thing but still needs optimization and tweeks. You can use any of them as they all do pretty well. I use all of them at one time or another but Opera and IE are the primary.

Regards
DarkAkira
I read your reply.
iamarun
I have been using internet explorer for the time i learned using the computer. Now as the internet world grows and giving more space to spammers and hackers i learned that Firefox would be the best choice.

I have used firefox for a while but was not satistifed becasue it doesnt support css script. May be i will jumpt to firefox if it support css.

Now i am satisfied with internet explorer
asim
i use mazthon and firefox
Mememe
I use FF 2. Ha, I knew it, most users using FireFox. Internet Explorer sucks like shit. I hope FireFox soon becomes the main browser, instead if IE.
ninjakannon
Mememe wrote:
I use FF 2. Ha, I knew it, most users using FireFox. Internet Explorer sucks like shit. I hope FireFox soon becomes the main browser, instead if IE.

Remember context counts!

After all, the majority of members on FriHost will be computer literate and have a good grasp and knowledge of what they can do on a computer. Therefore, they will know of and understand about FireFox and thus switch to it. But if you look at most people, they just use IE because it's what comes as default. There are so many people who haven't heard of FF out there.
Arnie
I wouldn't say that most FF users switched because they're "computer literate". The majority just follows the flow of fanboyism that's present in certain communities. How do I know? First of all because of the ridiculous arguments I hear, and second because many don't know about Opera.
smartpandian
I Use firefox...

Once I was a fan of opera, But at that time I never knew of firefox..

but when I came to know about firefox .. I have switched to firefox.. and i find it convenient than opera...
doppleganger
i prefer firefoz, ie sux but then some pages open only in ie so havta use that time
Wolfie
Alienz wrote:
I am using Opera browser. Had tried Firefox but still prefer Opera browser, it is fast and simple to use Smile


That's right!

If you want to try a nice fast browser with a good lay out, try Opera.

The latest version rocks!

I tried a lot of browsers. They are very interesting, but Opera and Safari are the winners. They are the fast browsers I've ever found. But I use firefox too. The developer toolbox and some other plug-ins are very nice.

Take a look at this page: smashingmagazine.com - Web browsers you have never heard of.

Many browsers. It's a shame that browsers as Konqueror etc. aren't included in this poll.
xbcd
what are you talking about? opera looks nice but i like the Firefox addons too much.

as for Safari, i have used that way to much on mac it sucks and i end up crashin it at least 4 times while doing research for class. unless there is some new version i don't know about stick away from Safari. Opera or Firefox are both far superior.
DarkAkira
There is a new version. Safari 3. It's the first safari for windows. And it is in Final, no more BETA.
azohoor
I was quite hooked on Opera for a while...

but the torrent bit crashes...
and many places don't recognize it as an 'official' broswer...
and it's not as fast it is claimed to be...
and the developers are unbelievable arrogant...

and so,
I no longer use Opera.

And the thing that wins Firefox over IE for me is the spell checker. A great feature.

Poor Microsoft. Didn't see that coming.
sanalskumar
I have both Internet Explorer and Opera installed but i prefer Internet Explorer because it is easy to use and more effective to me in my box. Opera is more user friendly but need a lot of time to customise.
Jaspa
Ok, I confess, for general surfing I use IE7 (but only because it seem to load faster Confused ).

BUT for web design and development I use FireFox Applause . I think the 'web developer tools' plugin is fantastic Dancing

I have to say though, I've never given Opera much consideration. Maybe I'll give it a go. Think
FlyingYouri
I like Internet Explorer 7, I hate FireFox. Why? I don't know.
ddoonie
i would use firefox if i was on a pc, but being on a mac, i prefer the native Safari browser... fast enough, and good system integration...
skolsida
FireFox <333
WillyPidgeot
IE is good but I realized that firefox is better. However I will continue using IE!
spykE
I use Firefox whenever I can. It's fast, no spyware or viruses get in (or not easily).
ExecuKev
always explorer - i'm too lazy to install an alternative Razz
HamsterMan
Always firefox.

If I visit some friend that doesn't have it, I get it.
SamiTheBerber
I have added some new browsers on my collection Wink Mostly I use Firefox. Primary alternative browser is Opera and for testing I use IE6.0 via wine. I have also installed Galeon. I test some sites with text-browsers too, like elinks and lynx. It is good thing to have very wide view, how your site would look for visitors.
Arnie
HamsterMan wrote:
If I visit some friend that doesn't have it, I get it.
Yay for installing open source software on people's computers without them knowing it! You're doing a good job spreading Firefox! Don't forget to print some flyers!
sefilim
My browser is firefox , I never changed it .To use Firefox with addons is much better than other browsers.
dickyzin
I've been using Firefox for several years now. It's a great browser and IE can't compete with it. I've tried using IE 7 which is a better than previous versions but I find it slow. It takes longer time to load than Firefox. I've also tried using Opera which has some cool features but I still find Firefox much faster and much more reliable. Opera has problems with some "Javascripts" according to my experience. Google Calendar does not work well with Opera. Firefox is the best browser in my opinion and the add-ons are quite useful.
johnBdoe
I used firefox for internet surfing, checking email and stuff that do not involve monetary. When it comes to credit cards, login to banks websites, etc, I always use IE because deep inside me believe that IE is more secure than firefox, although it might not be true, but since IE or Windows have been hacked so many times and it should have evolved into a pretty stable and secure browser or OS. But the new IE7 really sucks in terms of performance, it took forever for the program to open up.
mahirharoon
i use ie7 always Crying or Very sad
Softix
I am using firefox because it was easy to used at the same time it has so many features which are really needed by me. And also whenever I used it the speed is much better compared to IE.
Legolas710
Nowadays I use both Firefox and Internet Explorer. They both suit my needs. Razz
kiran_n444
Firefox FTW!!! itsa got Lots of Addons and Great Security, and FF3 on the way Wink
gidevelop
Firefox... Why?? Because is secure, small size, search feature is very cool, tab module is well implement , cool plug-ins, and the biggest thing that makes a big difference is that it is very stable comparing with IE. One thing though that IE have and FF not is VBScript support inside page. I mean if you incorporate a VB in a web page and launch it through FF will NOT work
Otaku_anime
I use Firefox.
I have recommended Firefox to all my friends.
I have sat and pondered why my school uses IE over Firefox.

I only used IE to test websites in.

I won't anymore, as, one of you kind people have informed me about http://browsershots.org.
Fishbowl444
Firefox... No Question
eXon3
Well, actually ATM I'm using IE7, but I preffer Firefox.
It's a great browser, and has extensions, skins, and so forth. It's also more secure than IE. I guess alot of people share those thoughts with me.
The biggest problem about Firefox is that there are some websites that do not support it, so the pages of it are shown in a strange way, and that's when you need to use IE. It really sucks that in this day and age, some websites still don't support it.
leontius
Of course Firefox, with most reasons already stated. I especially like the extension Web Developer and Firebug.

This kind of poll is obviously biased if you put it on free webhosting forum, where virtually all users are web literate...
Arnie
Arnie wrote:
I wouldn't say that most FF users switched because they're "computer literate". The majority just follows the flow of fanboyism that's present in certain communities. How do I know? First of all because of the ridiculous arguments I hear, and second because many don't know about Opera.
cybernytrix
firefox rules! i am waiting for the ver 3. They really have some wicked features!
go firefox!
mattyj
I always used to use IE, but started using Firefox a few months ago and LOVE IT...will never go back to to IE...We also have opera installed on the PC as my wife likes to use that
NovaBreak
I think Firefox is the obvious leader in browsers. It is fast, reliable, and has better security than IE. Opera is a good runner up. Lynx is best if you're running a text-based broswer. Smile
foxzo
I use Firefox. I've tried some diffent browsers, but Firefox is the best one.
8dmn
Arrow Firefox. The IE always crushes since I have installed a third-party toolbar. And it have also some nice features.
pnalaba1
I didn't mind IE initially, but in a few days of my fresh XP installation, some virus attached itself to IE. I could see CPU load due to IE at startup time and there was net activity even when I wasn't browsing or downloading. Firefox is so much simpler, and very minimal popups.
DarkAkira
I started using Flock recently.

Pretty good. You should all check it out.
bardi
I use Firefox for many reasons.
1. It runs almost everywhere. I run it on Ubuntu Linux, Mac OS X, Windows XP, Window Vista and even on the Asus eee 2G with its Linux
2. It can be used in many ways to help in web development
3. It is not Internet Explorer (you can't figure what IE is really doing to your computer).
Shewolf
Lately I've been using Camino, a modification of Firefox, and I am very pleased with it. I also use Safari from time to time, if needed, and Opera if I am in a patriotic mood.
Unfortunatly I have to use IE at school, because the administration has been too lazy to download firefox. And I can't say I like it...
tombula
Firefox. Sometimes IE because there's some websites that don't work correctly on FF. I try use Opera but we don't uderstand each other.
chartcentral
Mozilla Firefox, the main browser for everyday use. Rarely use Internet Explorer when there are those sites that only work with it because of some ActiveX control. Hehe. At work though, both are used in testing the websites we develop.
Mokkis
Opera ftw, but sometimes IE7 to
misterXY
Firefox baby.
ginny2689
I have tried opera , IE ,firefox ,maxthon .

Opera:is the best one in security and contains many nice features...but has some minor problems in viewing web sites correctly

Firefox:is very good and popular,but has some minor security problems and allowing too much cookies in your pc. If you are stacking it with addons and plugins, its speed reduces.


Maxthon:week in security and it's based on IE too.

I personally use both firefox and IE .
Arnie
You don't need to stack Firefox with plugins and addons to make it slow, although if you want it even slower that's the way to go... Wink
jembo
I'm agree with the other's answer
firefox is the best...
smspno
I use Firefox and think it's the best web browser. But sometimes it gets me awfully irritated. I am looking forward to the stable release of Firefox 3!
eliteindia
I am using firefox portable edition.It is simply the best.IE s***s. Mad
Pendulum
I use mozilla's product for... womething like 5 years now, so Firefox. But I would be using Mozilla if it was still existing )
Rosanova
Hi there,

I don't know what engine IE is made on, I thought that it was Gecko but as IE still is stranger that the other know browsers, Mozilla and Opera. (I don't know what engine Opera use either, but it looks like Gecko).

Is it a question about that MS ignore the W3C, or what is it a question about?

I'm the webmaster on http://rosanova.frih.net, and I've tested on following browsers: (the most of them are based on Mozilla Firefox, and Firefox really rules)

Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.12 (Gecko/20080201)
Flock 1.0.9 (Based on Firefox 2.0.0.12, Gecko/20080201)
Netscape Navigator 9.0.0.6 (Based on Firefox 2.0.0.12, Gecko/20080201)
Mozilla SeaMonkey 1.1.8 (Gecko/20080201)
Opera 9.26 (?)

But IE still makes problems.

Furthermore has I tested it on Linux, both Firefox and Opera, and it still works. I don't know about Mac, but I think that it would be the same result.

So the conclusion would be that Microsoft some day has to accept that they can't make Webbrowsers, and that's it.

Cheers!
Silk2008
Internet explorer. If it's not broke, don't fix it!
Ducksteina
Firefox... it's tha best!
Chris24
was using avant browser, but for some reason it got really really slow. I have moved on to firefox and suffice to say things are loading great right now....
dm0ney
For my personal computer I mostly use Firefox.
For my cell-phone I use Opera!
orcaz
Rosanova wrote:
Hi there,

I don't know what engine IE is made on, I thought that it was Gecko but as IE still is stranger that the other know browsers, Mozilla and Opera. (I don't know what engine Opera use either, but it looks like Gecko).

IE uses the Trident rendering engine, while opera uses their own Presto engine. i tink onli mozilla branded browsers use Gecko
delme19
Fist hi at all!
I am using Opera 9.26
It works very fine. But on some sites i have little problems.
Bethere
I love Firefox but boring about XP:COM error
abhinav202020
i love firefox. it's the best right now. this is mainly due to add ons which are available...
the-guide
Of course, Firefox is the best right now I love it and alway use it. However I set IE as default browser because many times I have to use it.
Donutey
When I'm in the web developing mood, I've been switching between various browsers so I can get a feel for all of them, so it's not a big issue when a compatibility issue crops up with any one of them. Otherwise, I mostly stick with Firefox.
undeath
Opera is the best browser!
I dont link FF cause it needs about 2min to start cO

And the IE... no comment Very Happy


greez Undeath
bigt
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink


I think Firefox is Great! It's cool especially b/c of all the extras you can add on.
Kelcey
I'm using Firefox... but it has become problematic as of about a year ago.
Warriorcz
I'm using Opera, FF and from time to time Konqueror. Opera is the number one. And reason is simple. FF is to slow and does not look so nice.

Opera is using Qt library, so it looks nice together with KDE. And it is much faster than FF.
drowningworld
Firefox IE7 and Opera but i use firefox the most so thats what i voted for.
kshnbd
i use internet explorer
lszanto
I like most others use firefox, it is simply better than the others, and a big upside for me is its range of addons.
kreative
Zilla rulzz
orcaz
Can't wait for Firefox 3 to be released. it has been in development for so long Sad
Admin32
Sure its firefox Very Happy
mcapec
MOzilla is the super hero for all
sen_saurav
I use IE 6 now, but I prefer to use firefox as it support tabbed browsing.... by the i have heard that ay IE is supporting tabbed browsing...... is that true??
rafifaisal
Well looks like Firefox is winning it by far.
And honestly, FF is the best. Don't regret a single minute using it.
alfi
i am using firefox.its really fast.i find safari the same as that of firefox.definitely not liking to use IE.opera is also great.i find opera the fastest among the above same.
Arseniy
Opera is my love forever)
It has suitable mail client, I use it for more than 2 years. It is fast and reliable. Bad that it gets a lot of space on my very small hard disk.
I can't use Firefox because of weakness of my computer and I don't use Internet Explorer because of it's hardness and dumbness.
I used K-meleon for some time before but it has no plug-in with email client, so I continued with Opera.
shkhanal
Most often Internet Explorer. I think as long as shipped explorer helps, better not to burden your computer with more installations
LostOverThere
Or uninstall Internet Explorer and install Firefox. Wink

As for my browser of choice, I use Firefox/Opera. Both are good browsers, only it would be nice if Opera was open source. Oh well.
Zuex
Firefox Twisted Evil
Fake
Firefox forever...and ever and ever...and ever...
Guelila
Chris24 wrote:
was using avant browser, but for some reason it got really really slow. I have moved on to firefox and suffice to say things are loading great right now....

I use both firefox and avant browser, mostly the latter one, but in my opinion avant browser seems to be faster and simpler than firefox.
Although its fast and looks simple, avant browser is extremly feature-rich.
People should check it out some time to see what i mean Smile
drakkarsoft
IE, Opera.
Already got used to IE. I did tried Firefox and others, not saying they are not good, just don't want to change my habbits from at work and at home. IE is still the default choice in my company.
SHARPBALL
hey guys do you have also the same problem in safari for windows: when i use my scrollw wheel the webpage goes nat as fast like explorer or firefox. Can it be fitx.

greets
jobincantony
Hi,

I am always using Mozilla. It provides lot of add-ons and that are very good for making my browser fast and best user experience.

But sometimes i have problems with mozilla because some websites are not comaptible with mozilla.

humm... for that i'm using IETab add on... Laughing
s4nd33p
I prefer to use firefox but sometimes i also use I.E due some testing purpose Wink
jaap
FIREFOX!!! its the best, and fastest browser!
showarea
As webdesigner i use IE6/7 and Firefox
In Firefox the only thing i don't like are bookmarks management (can't use same folder as IE).
ccube921
probably there isnt such a large percentage of people over the entire world using Firefox but it happens to be that Firefox is a programmers dream and we all seem to know what we are doing Firefox is totally W3 standard they arew the best!!
R4J4H-D4T-808
I use Mozilla Firefox which is really good it loads pages very fast without any problems
SamiTheBerber
The new firefox is even much more cuter than before Smile
doapnixon
I'm not surprised at the results of the polls
Firefox is the s**t!!
Lothir
I use a bit of all, but mainly Firefox, cause it rocks! I think I've found at last a forum where almost everyone thinks that IE is crap. Has anyone before noticed the Firefox Download Day for FF 3?
Margery
I use firefox and Internet Explorer. But I use firefox most often. Because it's faster.
dickyzin
As of last night, I upgraded my browser to Firefox 3. As for Internet Explorer, it's still version 7.
media-flow
change your browser to Mozilla firefox as it is much more secure and easy to use. you don't have to take my advice but i deffinatly think you should consider it or maybe just give it a go!!

and also if you are having problems with ie, i can almost guarantee that you wont have the problem with firefox

firefox 10/10

highly recommended
affordablemediasolutions
No1 Firefox
No2 IE6 (Not 7!)
No3 Opera

As a web designer i test all 3 on my sites but firefox is my fave
missdixy
Nothing compares to Firefox! Especially Firefox 3. Smile I was afraid I'd hate it.
vineeth
Now I am using Safari for Windows as my main browser for accessing the internet. Major attractions of this browser over others are

1. Faster page loads
2. Fewer crashes
3. Neat interface
4. Good fonts and font smoothing
5. Tab support and all the usual stuff

I also use Mozilla Firefox 3 which is also very good but the speed is less when compared to Safari.

Never use IE... It's a kind of fear, really !
crimson_aria
At first I used IE. Then I tried Netscape cause my friend was using it. It was good at the beginning but didn't last long. I then discovered Mozilla Firefox and use it up to the present. I still use IE occasionally though, when I visit sites that work better with IE.
powerfusion66
Yet another Firefox 3 user. Smile Very Happy Very Happy
Dakafall
I will always go with Firefox hands down, it is secure fast and reliable, I dont think I have ever had Firefox crash over anything I have seen on the web. I really would never want to touch IE ever again.

(IE = Internet Exploder)
propeng
Firefox... i hate Maxthon.
I see that Maxthon pop-up blocker is not free...
ayman
Actualy firfox is better but it does not support all languages very will (like right to left languages)
satksri
I use Firefox - it is good- also because you can use add ons, as per your needs..
chartcentral
I have been using Mozilla Firefox 2, and late last month upgraded to Mozilla Firefox 3. Just the browser I need. Smile
Nireck
I had the opportunity to be a beta tester of the version 3 fo FF
Now that is fully deployed is awesome
love it and even better you can customize it till you jaw drops!!

Love this Browser
Faraz
I use Firefox 3 and IE6.
Dj15232
I think that the best for me is Firefox because it has that good balance between speed and add block that Opera and Internet Explorer don't. I have had no major problems with Firefox although I don't like the new Firefox 3.0.




DJ15232
osuchin
i always use firefox.
prramesh
ofcourse firefox
revani
opera is the first browser to use tab systems. But firefox is the best browser.
leosthenerd
Fire fox is my favorite internet browser by far, but I also like safari too. I'll stick with FF though, its just got good features and its safe. Smile
sulavaryal
i use firefox and only fire fox but the live messenger opens ie when i click to see email my solution i stopped clicking. Laughing
Flarkis
sulavaryal get stuff plug for messenger. It is an addon with alot of options. On of them is open internet in default browser
Wuppie
I use firefox, like the majority of this forum. But I wonder why InternetExplorer is not popular here, but it's still the most popular browser in the world.
And I use safari on my iPod Touch Smile
LostOverThere
Well, most of us a web designers here and most web designers are smart enough to use a decent browser like Opera or Firefox or at the very least, IE7 (in my opinion).
bigt
Wish there was a "Many used" option Smile
I'd like to amend my answer to include: opera mini, opera, and blackberry browser.

gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink
DarkAkira
LostOverThere wrote:
Well, most of us a web designers here and most web designers are smart enough to use a decent browser like Opera or Firefox or at the very least, IE7 (in my opinion).


I am a web developer, and I use a variety of browsers. Mostly FF3 and Safari 3 & 4 for testing though.

I REFUSE to develop for IE6 or under, and I only do minimal testing in IE7. Stupid non web-compliant browsers.

I will develop for IE8 when it's done though. Provided they fix some of the MAJOR CSS bugs i have been encountering. It passes the acid2 test, but it can't handle basic CSS. WTF?
Wuppie
I think everyone that uses IE uses IE7 now... But it can be handy to support IE6.
Arnie
DarkAkira wrote:
I REFUSE to develop for IE6 or under, and I only do minimal testing in IE7. Stupid non web-compliant browsers.
It's your website... nobody's asking you to develop for IE6 and under in the first place.
DarkAkira
Arnie wrote:
It's your website... nobody's asking you to develop for IE6 and under in the first place.


Actually, most cases it is not my website. I do freelance design for many clients, and sometimes they are looking for IE6 support.

I give them to someone else.
Arnie
Then you should just charge extra for IE6 compatibility. Razz
mulejudo
Hello there you all !

I use Firefox on Linux which is my favorite operating system and converted my wife and children to firefox using their Windows Ms thing.

So now at least we have the same problems ! But in fact the number of computer incidents has dropped significantly since this switchover a few months ago. And none can be attributed directly to Firefox ! What a software ! No wonder it conquered the world.

Very Happy one happy father.
jubileusa
I use mostly Firefox, but I really like Opera and it's fast-rendering-skillz.
erlendhg
LostOverThere wrote:
Well, most of us a web designers here and most web designers are smart enough to use a decent browser like Opera or Firefox or at the very least, IE7 (in my opinion).


Well, the reason I don't like IE is because it has a bad behaviour of parsing clear html and css code wrongly. For example the well known div spacing problem: if you in your html code write
Code:
<div>
something
</div>
instead of
Code:
<div>something</div>
you might often experience that IE inserts a spacing before the text ("something" in this case).

This occurs even in IE7...
snowynight
I have 2 browsers, ie and safari. I used to use other browsers such as opera, netscape, firefox etc.
But the problem with firefox is that the icon is too, say, ugly. It is not the fox that makes me uncomfortable, it's the color. I love colors clean, harmonized, cold or anything that is cool. Hmm, safari is a beautiful choice, but when you are trying downloading using p2p or multithread tools, you will find that seamless one -touch- launching is impossible. It is suitable for liquid crystal webpages, or suitable for nothing.
So i use ie. It's like going to a restaurant for dinner: one will go to a place that is crowded. When you say no viruses will infect ff, that's because no hackers can find financial values in hacking a firefox browser...
Sorry firefox fans, i don't find anything special with ff....
xavax
Ive only ever used IE - I find it perfectly acceptable but Ive nothing to compare with.
ProfessorY91
Opera.

First they laugh at you, ridiculing you.
Then they critique you, humiliating you.
Then they acknowledge you, empowering you.
Then they conceed, emboldening you.
Then they join you, submitting to you.

Like I said,

Opera.
viraj
I feel if someone is looking at security, Mozilla Firefox is the best alternative.

But, I feel most of the websites are designed on or designed for Internet Explorer, hence, if anyone is looking at the performance to be seen on the web, Internet Explorer is a better alternative, also, it supports a lot of graphics like flash, and some microsoft graphics format.

I have recently loaded Safari on my PC, it is amizing but I still sometime get across some webpages which do not give a good performance on this browser. Espically the pages having lot of JAVA tech in it.

Opera.... For a long time I haven't used, but I use Opera Mini on my phone and I can bang that its the best one for the mobile web browsing.
viraj
ProfessorY91 wrote:
Opera.

First they laugh at you, ridiculing you.
Then they critique you, humiliating you.
Then they acknowledge you, empowering you.
Then they conceed, emboldening you.
Then they join you, submitting to you.

Like I said,

Opera.


Its not OPERA its Firefox on Linux... [Smile]
miquelxx
I prefer Firefox as it is so simple and is so quick and virus safe Smile


firefox user for live!!
everfine99
I am using IE7 and Firefox 3.
dbershevits
Opera & Firefox for the win.
silversurf3r
I voted Firefox - Because of cool and useful add-ons
frengkimonster
Firefox is my best choice. Firebug is very useful for me in troubleshooting javascripts.
rohaya
IE8 will come around... wait and see..

p/s: I prefer if IE8 have a abiliity to install ad-on like FireFox Very Happy
Subaru
Mostly I use FireFox but sometimes I use Opera or OperaDS Wink
I'm using also Konqueror to quickly check how my html project is going ^_^
bastropjoel
firefox only unless testing
DizzyDesign
Firefox is the best for me. Add-ons rullz Very Happy
ganesh
I have recently started using K-Meleon, and from today, also the new entrant into the browser space: Google Chrome!
dickyzin
I've also started using Google Chrome. It's fast and light weight. However, it plays up sometimes and a bit buggy. Can't blame anyone since it's in Beta. Everything is in beta with Google. Razz
I still Firefox much better.

Also, anyone know how to install Google Chrome without any internet access? I just want to know if there's a complete installation file. The installation file I downloaded connects to the internet to download the rest of the installation file.
sulavaryal
just downloaded chrome. It feels good lets see.
creativfrequenci
I always use firefox... awesome one..
jabce85
i'm using the new google chrome (yes, it is a stupid name), and I'm really liking it. I've got a fairly dated computer, and this chrome web browser is mucho faster than ie. i do suggest you try it....

search google chrome
hummer010
I purchased every version of Opera between 5 and 8.5. At 8.5 it became a free browser. I've used Opera for a looooong time.
ShadowmasterX
Fire Fox is the best;
I am currently trying Google Chrome, but its in the BETA mode so I dont think that it is better... YET
so I am going to stick with Firefox until Google Chrome gets more updates.

If you dont know what Google Chrome is; it is a Google Browser, Google it =P


ShadowmasterX
logic123
firefox of course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Smile
gink8000
I use firefox, and on rare occasion IE (i do my best not to use it at all, i hate it, it always crashes).
tsuvik
I use Firefox and Safari. Firefox is awesome and it is simply unbeatable. Safari is too good on the appearance side. It is very slick and modern.
bernardnapoleon
I always use firefox though the browser load slowly.... and it sometimes crahes....
snowynight
I use chrome, ie 7, ie8(then i gave up because of constant errors), firefox,opera and all browsers i heard of.
You know, ie 7 is not the best, but i use it most frequently because no other browser can support as much plugins and the like. In a dual core processored computer the comsumption of cpu is not very important, so it is ok with all browers.
i like chrome for it's simple and nice appearance, and i use it when browsing the net. While i use ie for downloading in multithread based softwares.
boomouse
Safari. Nothing less.
sulavaryal
trying chrome these days Very Happy
abhishek_2410
i use opera and flock .,
bachma102
Firefox >IE, I use both browser, but like firefox.
Mexican_Ed
Well, The ones I use are... ( My Favorites Top to Bottom ^^ )

FireFox
Opera
Safari
Sometimes when they don't want to pop up (As in the window) I use the Limewire Explorer Thing O.o

Anyways, FireFox since I don't lag as much on games, Opera because.. of that clicking the wand thing and signing you in o_o, Safari because of how many tabs it can actually O.o, And Limewire, yeah already explained it
stotty
I use IE7 while on my microsoft (and I've tried Google Chrome but I didn't like it too much) and when I'm on the Mac I use Safari
vicar013
Yeh, Google Chrome is a bit odd isn't it, its trying very hard to be innovative. I tested it on my housemates by installing it on the shared computer, and it threw up a couple of bugs already... will try it again when they drop the Beta tag I suppose.

Firefox rules my WWW, with its coolest of cool Add-ons 'Hyperwords' http://www.hyperwords.net/. (its not just cool, its an essential for web research). IE7 as a trusty backup.
All I need now is a gesture input device, or direct thought controlled browsing...?
warriorpoets
I mainly use Firefox. Chrome looks promising, but the lack of an adblock extension/feature is the deal breaker for me.
trnt
I recently install a new browser from Google - Chrome.
This browser has the following advantages:
- Large work area, than in other browsers;
- Each tab - is a separate process, so if there is an error occured in one of the tabs, this will not affect the work of other tabs;
- You can resize elements "TextArea", pulling out on the bottom right edge;
killerqueen
Internet explorer's latest version. I have Mozilla Firefox too, but I don't use it due to the fact that it makes my PC slower... Sad.
karlo8890
I use Opera as my main browser. But sometimes, I use the Firefox. Have tried the Safari, also nice but only with minor flaws. Internet Explorer is really an "I can't say" thing. I can't comment about that.. Very Happy
amperx
i use firefox mainly, and opera, i just use IE for browser compatibility for the websites the i do, other than that, i just keep it under the bin
Chinmoy
opera rocks!
debsuvra
I'm using Firefox for a real long time, started back when Mozilla was formed. Using Minefield now (developer build of Firefox) and I'm really happy with it.
funky_programmer
I'm using Mozilla Firefox 3.0.3.
I'm captivated with all the add-ons and themes that can be added to the browser.
I use IE as my secondary browser, because Firefox seems to have some compatibilty issues in JSP pages. It won't load JSP pages correctly.
dallae
i use Firefox ,IE, Google chrome,Opera and anything and everything i come across. But the most i use is Firefox 3.04 browser.

i don't have any thing bad to say about other browser though. I have also tried maxathon and so many other i don't really remember.
robin1994
ignition wrote:
Firefox...definitely firefox.

I can't stand IE anymore, netscape sucks, MyIE and Avant browser are both based off IE and I hate them too.. Razz


what the ****???
whats wrong with avant???
its internet explorer made GOOD!!!
you just like firefox because EVERYBODY uses firefox!!
ive been comparing and guess what? avant beats FF in every way! it blocks more ads, it displayes websites better, it uses 65 search engines!!
and its only 1.9MB. you can download an additional skin maker to make your own skins, from the color of the tabs to the form of the close button!
and FF is incredibly slow, on a 300MHz processor with 192MB RAM it takes 16 seconds to open, avant only 8!
so before just going into forums and saying firefox is the best, just do a little comparing and then shut the **** up!!!
mwsupra
I voted other, because I've started using Google Chrome. But I switch between that and FF with IETab.
Ivooo
I was using internet explorer, but now I'm using Mozilla Firefox, because I think it's a little faster than IE.

Ivooo
thienxa1
I Like FireFox because IT very fast
Arnie
I've been having some trouble with Opera 9.63. It seems to be a rushed security update over 9.62 but ever since installing it I experience much more instability and crashes than before. Does anyone else have this experience?
the_one111
Firefox, once I switched to it from IE I was hooked.

I always find these browser polls funny though - it seems like no matter how many times I hear that IE holds ~85% of the market, the real online forums polls always show a strong stream of Firefox users.

Opera is somewhat close behind Firefox, but Firefox just holds the dominant edge with the ability of add-ons - not to mention the fantastic way in which it processes scripting. I don't know how many times I've had to reformat my coding for the awkwardness of IE when it worked perfectly in Firefox.
Arnie
the_one111 wrote:
I always find these browser polls funny though - it seems like no matter how many times I hear that IE holds ~85% of the market, the real online forums polls always show a strong stream of Firefox users.
That's because Firefox users are mainly fanboys who like to parade. It's the main reason topics like this are created in the first place. The stats of this poll are skewed because users of other browsers generally care less to broadcast what they're using. Site counters that automatically request browser identification from everyone visiting a page are thus much more reliable.
albuferque
I use chrome, it's google supported. And I can browse privately. It'll appear as "incognito".

If you want to download it, you can visit:
www.google.com/chrome
HeavyVanilla
My favorite browser is google chrome, i find it both stable, simple and extremely fast.
It's also opensource like firefox.
DeviousMUD
Firefox is the best, Internet explorer blows...
Faraz
I've started using Chrome recently and liked it a lot. But overall I use Firefox a lot.
wab11287
I use firefox. Mainly because of all the things you can customize on it and make it "your own". I really cant get over the fact that you can just change so many little things and make it work so well. I wouldnt pick any other browser over it any day.
r_y_e_20
I am using Firefox most of the time, and sometimes the latest one Google Chrome. But Chrome seems not stable yet, as we can see it is still in beta mode. For sure this will be best browser in the future. Internet Explorer? Nevermind.. it sucks.
czarulit
I use Firefox (or Iceweasel) and sometimes Opera. I like Gecko becouse it is very fast.
jsfdan
I say FireFox due to all of the add-ons, themes, styles, and customization.
rohan
which Browser do you use?
i think Internet Explorer is very good but it is quite slower than other explorer
aswe know that internet explorer is provided by every window operating system so it is better and easy for use
Chris65536
I use Chrome exclusively.

I used to use Internet Explorer, but switched to FireFox one time that a serious security hole was found. I then switched BACK because FireFox was a horrible browsing experience. It might just be the sites that I visit, but it would crash all the time. I was lucky to get a hours worth of browsing in one sitting.

And don't tell me it's my PC. I've had FireFox on 2 PCs with 2 different versions of Windows about a year apart (yes I updated the browser!), and apart from FF3 being shinier than 2, it still crashed on me on a semi-regular basis. IE rarely crashed, although it was slower and the pop-up blocker may as well have not been there.

Chrome on the other hand... it's fast, and aside from a few minor glitches (I'm getting really odd effects whilst typing this!), I don't really have any problems with it. On the off chance that something does break, it only takes out one tab rather than my whole session, which I see as a big plus!
pumpin
mozilla firefox is da best!
ParsaAkbari
I think that firefox is the best web browser out there, i loved it as soon as i tried it. And in my opinion it actually is slightly faster than Internet Explorer.

Google Chrome is a good browser, but it has a strange "plugin memory usage limit" that apparently speeds things up, for me it speeded up basic web browsing but as soon as a java applet popped up, it would take ages to load.
Kelvin
I'm using IE until today when I decided to try Mozilla Firefox after reading a forum elsewhere. Here is what happened. I downloaded a batch of RAR files and had 2 files showing CRC error. Tried downloading them again a couple of times but the same error persisted. I even tried downloading it via getright from IE browser but the problem stayed. So I tried installing the latest version of RAR and ran the repair RAR function but it still failed. Ran a search on RAR repairing and came across a site where someone actually said to redownload using firefox as he guaranteed it to work. So I decided to try installing firefox and ran the download again and guess what? I WORKED just great. THat's 2 thumbs up for mozilla firefox's download features.
Arnie
Anyone testing Opera 10?
Vova
Maxthon the best! Packages of filters - the extremely convenient thing, in anyone other browser I did not see that. The Internet without advertising - what can be better?
frenz
for me i prefer firefox fast secure, then google chrome much faster than firefox & ie, others opera:D
-LuZ-
Firefox is the best. It have many useful addons. But still, it lack of activex which I found useful in certain website and the memory management is still bad.
heartnet
Firefox 3 is the best. Many useful addons Smile
super fast web browser
themarine
Firefox all the way! I actually sometimes use Konqueror as well as I use Linux. Now, I saw someone up there say that IE is secure??? Are you crazy? Ever heard of spyware? adware? viruses? You know where they come from? IE, you know why? It's because IE is directly integrated into Windows, things like ActiveX allow random people to access ANYTHING on your harddrive, which is the most unsecure thing possible. This is why I use firefox, there is very little spyware, popups, no ActiveX, while it still has support for almost ANY site out there. If anyone wants to argue this with me, I'll accept the challenge
g7clan
Always Firefox, fast, looks nice, safe oh and most websites look best when viewing with firefox xD

i only use IE if im seeing how my website looks in it
anaela
i use internet explorer, sometimes aol explorer for some reason.
i would love to use flock but it messes up on my computer.
forkei
The Firefox is the best~!
ortie10
Yeah I use them all. Why not? Ultimitaley they all do the same thing in the end! Besidest the cat fight's so bad that you have no choice but to use them all when you develope a web site. Shocked
Asap170
I use Google Chrome! I think it rocks and can someone update the poll so that Google Chrome is on it?
kirba
i use Firefox since i heard about it Smile

Number one browser IMO.
sajeebr
IE is worst these days since its new release. It is the slowest browser, if you have slow internet connection. I prefer firefox or Chrome which opens the page preety fast than IE. Chrome has very fst reaction time and loads very fast.
I suggeste you to use Chrome rather than other. Firefox is also a good alternative.

Once again DON'T USE IE.
ptpmonitor
I always use flock. It is like the carbon copy of mozilla. All mozilla add-ons run successfully in it. Is it not interesting?

Plus the most good side is you can take a snapshot very easily using flock and also you can upload it directly from the browser. It is very good looking also.
Jean-Clod
Arnie wrote:
Anyone testing Opera 10?


I do, and I think it's the fastest/best browser! I used to use Firefox, but well Opera has some features Firefox doesn't have. Yes Yes Yes, you can add plugins, but well, it becomes very slow and resource hungry then!

Opera 10 is faster than 9.65, you notice it. But there aren't new features (Maybe the final will have!)

OPERA FOREVER!
pesar
Use firefox on a day to day basis but also run IE 7 Beta which I use when I end up at badly designed sites which require IE.

I think IE7 is looking really good but I think it is likely that I will stick with firefox for the time being.
sanalskumar
Officially Internet Explorer and sometimes use firefox also.
vitoR_
Firefox on day to day and IE sometimes...
evilgeniuself
I use Mozilla Firefox, although for some sites it is just more convenient to use Internet Explorer (just because you gain some nice features).
Fitz5
Firefox here! Superior features, security, add-ons, etc just make it the most sensible choice.

What I find interesting here is that IE supposedly holds about half the market share, yet on this thread Firefox has 4 times the amount of users, though of course that's probably just because this is a more tech-oriented place than the mainstream.
umeshtangnu
Using FF3 for browsing but for
development and testing use
FF3
IE7
and Safari
Diablosblizz
Ugh, I tried Safari a day or two ago. It was horrible on Vista. The looks were horrible, it used 300 MB of ram with 3 tabs open and it was unresponsive. Like really, why 300 MB of ram for a browser?

Oh, and the starting video's sound lagged out. Just like Quicktime, it's horrible.
amperx
im using chrome too and opera
topsoft
Firefox and IE
somtimes Opera
zygote-hotelomega
Love my Firefox. It's so customisable and user friendlsy. Here's a screen cap of how my browser looks right now

Aguro
Well it depends on how you are going to use it
i use firefox and didn't liked others that much as firefox


this is a good site for browser comparison WORTH VIEWING
myviny
I mostly use firefox, rarely IE and Google Chrome. So I prefer Firefox.
Raidation
I used to use IE6, then IE7, realized it sucked, and moved to Firefox. Firefox got a little slow for me so I used Safari. Safari screwed up my computer, so I used Opera, then Maxthon. I use Google Chrome right now. It's the fastest browser ever (really, it's been proven).
weableandbob
firefox
Lukexx
Which do you think is the best between Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome?

I've been using Mozilla Firefox for some years now, but I want to know if there are better or faster browsers out there...
nhatoday
I like Mozilla Firefox too, because you can install many add-ons with this Browser? I also like Chrome because you can save website that it doesn't allow to save on Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer...
Diablosblizz
Firefox is the way to go for me. I've tried all of them, but Firefox has still won me over. Safari was fast, but took up 300 MB of ram while it was idling with one tab open. I mean common Apple, seriously?
Ryox
Firefox pwns em all!!!! <3
william
Mozilla Firefox is perfectly fine, but I can never seem to get it to run at speeds that I like, even with all the modifications I've made for optimization. I prefer Opera out of those, but as of late, many sites (mostly flash based) have been showing issues so I had to start up Firefox. If the memory management could be improved and the speed be a little boosted, I would return to Firefox permenantly.
Raidation
Chrome is definitely the best. It's fast and it opens up immediately when you want to use it. I almost never freezes.
nivinjoy
In my opinion Mozilla Firefox is the best web browser...!! I have tried all of the browsers listed here and many others too..!! But what i have felt among all the web browsers Firefox scores more.. be it in terms of security,ease of use and so on...!! It is the best in the aspect of performance too without much crashes and doesn't hang much...!!

Google always does their products in the best way but in my opinion they have gone somewhere wrong in the case of Chrome,their web browser...!! I am still not able to access some sites in my local language using Google Chrome...!! It says Access Denied...!! and that too due to some security reasons...!! So in my opinion Google Chrome is the worst browser i have ever tried...!!

And Internet Explorer is bad in terms of crashing...!! It hangs very often and i hate that about Internet Explorer...!!
Playrubikcube
internet explore 7.0
ive always used it
myviny
I use Mozilla Firefox most often. Here most of the people have voted Firefox (about 63 %). I have a website and about 60% visitors come there through IE
myviny
Firefox, no doubt
ted1986
I do not like Opera, but I think any web master will like FF. haha.
nivinjoy
What is the latest version of Opera and how is it...??? Any review...??
snowboardalliance
I use Firefox because I've customized it to my liking so much. Opera and Chrome would be my next choices if I were to switch.
joostvane
Firefox. Its fast, comfortable, user friendly, you can use addons, cool design, ... However, I used Chrome for like a couple of days just to test it out, and some websites seem to be faster with it.

But firefox their new version will be faster aswell, so we will see.
lethaltriad
Right now currently I'm using firefox and have no complaints but i know probably in a few years a different browser will be better. Long time ago I used to use Netscape which I loved over Internet Explorer but it look a lil more resources. The new beta version of Firefox though.. 3.5 seems to be pretty fast, hopefully they add some more usefull features to it but if not theres always the plugins
razum2um
Firefox is much faster as you may think...
With a couple of plugins get a Chrome-like interface && have Fun
MeddlingMonk
I now solely use Firefox... except for the Microsoft Update (Windows/Office Update) feature on XP, which uses Internet Explorer. I'm also testing the Windows 7 Release Candidate and Firefox 3 is running fine on that (the integrated Update feature in Control Panel now means that I don't even have to use IE8 in Windows 7).
paulotlet
Firefox of course!

Is faster then all the others and also have the usefull addblock and the addtosearch bar he also is faster then all the others browsers
chartcentral
Just upgraded to the latest version of Mozilla Firefox. I'm now using 3.5, and the first thing I noticed? Yes, it is faster! Sweet! Smile
welshsteve
I use Firefox mainly, but also use Opera, Chrome, Safari and IE8 as I'm a web developer so need to test cross platform.

Safari is the best for standard compliancy, it is the only browser that currently passes the Acid 3 test, although Chrome also gets 100/100 but fails the LINKTEST

IE8 only gets 20/100, Firefox 72/100, Opera 85/100
Hogwarts
welshsteve wrote:
I use Firefox mainly, but also use Opera, Chrome, Safari and IE8 as I'm a web developer so need to test cross platform.

Safari is the best for standard compliancy, it is the only browser that currently passes the Acid 3 test, although Chrome also gets 100/100 but fails the LINKTEST

IE8 only gets 20/100, Firefox 72/100, Opera 85/100

Opera 10 (the alpha/beta) was the first to pass the Acid 3 test. Also, Chrome's rendering engine is almost identical to that of Safari, so that's no surprise (both use Webkit)
welshsteve
Hogwarts wrote:
welshsteve wrote:
I use Firefox mainly, but also use Opera, Chrome, Safari and IE8 as I'm a web developer so need to test cross platform.

Safari is the best for standard compliancy, it is the only browser that currently passes the Acid 3 test, although Chrome also gets 100/100 but fails the LINKTEST

IE8 only gets 20/100, Firefox 72/100, Opera 85/100

Opera 10 (the alpha/beta) was the first to pass the Acid 3 test. Also, Chrome's rendering engine is almost identical to that of Safari, so that's no surprise (both use Webkit)


Must upgrade my Opera then Smile
zhaoyun
Firefox is the best

Best in speed and best in convenient to use

i want to ask, are the firefox and mozilla different ?

early i dont see firefox, then i vote wrongly to mozilla, i think mozilla is firefox too.
guggs
IE8 most of the time because it's what I'm used to, but when I'm developing websites I also check them out with Firefox and Opera. Firefox is OK, but I just don't like Opera's "feel".
Jean-Clod
oh yes, Opera's great, I used ff since the 2 nd version, then I tried Opera, both navigating speed and ram consumption are impressive, I mean I have 17 tabs currently open, it uses 180mb of ram

all ff addicts, try opera, I was like you before Laughing
escritor
I see no Chrome among the poll options. Rolling Eyes
chartcentral
zhaoyun wrote:
i want to ask, are the firefox and mozilla different ?

early i dont see firefox, then i vote wrongly to mozilla, i think mozilla is firefox too.

According to Wikipedia:
Quote:
...[T]he word Mozilla is often used to refer to all Mozilla-based browsers... Mozilla Suite, Firefox, Camino, Netscape 6, etc.

Now, since Netscape and Firefox are already in the choices, "Mozilla" must mean the Mozilla Suite, Camino and other Mozilla-based browsers in this poll. Smile
ptpmonitor
My favorite is flock. Most of you is not familiar with it. it is similar to firefox but the design is much better. Plus it also has some great facility like making blog post, login in mail address and facebook directly from the browser without visiting the website. Good thing is all firefox extension nicely run in it.
Nick2008
Firefox for me, it gives me sense of security and the continuous updates shows that Mozilla truly cares about patching all the small holes left in Firefox. I still remember all the viruses and spyware I got from Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer shouldn't even be a choice in this poll. Laughing
koen66
Nick2008 wrote:
Firefox for me, it gives me sense of security and the continuous updates shows that Mozilla truly cares about patching all the small holes left in Firefox. I still remember all the viruses and spyware I got from Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer shouldn't even be a choice in this poll. Laughing


I completely agree. Firefox is easy to use, safe and secure. What else do you need?
sourojit
Though Opera seems promising with its turbo mode,its bit hard to manage.
Mozilla is too cool and easy with lots of plug ins ,it makes life easier day by day ,with a smooth butter speed.
[FuN]goku
Gonna have to go with firefox. It's probably the one I use the most , due to the fact theres many addons I use for testing web vulnerabilities. But, when I'm using my dialup connection , I tend to use Opera, since they came out with the opera turbo feature, but it's only for 'informational' stuff that i use it for since it doesn't seem to have proper cookie support yet.
dickyzin
What's a good browser or what browser do some of you use for mobile devices? I'm particularly interested in the ones that run on Windows Mobile 6.0. Thanks.

I'm currently using the default Windows Internet Explorer for mobile and also Opera Mini.
Spiritfall
I use Firefox because I like it very much. I like the extensions and the usablility.
Google Chrome is also a great browser, but is still "young" and it's hard for a usual pc navigator to add extra functionality to it.
If I could I would combine the speed of Google Chrome with the functionality of Firefox.
pscompanies
Hey add Google Chrome to the list!
eday2010
I use Internet Explorer 8 mostly, but I am also using Netscape Navigator 10.
koen66
i mostly use firefox: easy to use and... i'm used to ... However, sometimes things don't work. I guess sites that have been built with asp.net might not display everything in firefox. However, this is only happening very exceptional.
escritor
koen66 wrote:
I guess sites that have been built with asp.net might not display everything in firefox.

ASP is a server-side language and doesn't have anything to do with browsers. Maybe you meant to say ActiveX.
HalfBloodPrince
IE fail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgcUIkd8Qx4
chartcentral
HalfBloodPrince wrote:
IE fail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgcUIkd8Qx4

Hi Snape, interesting video. Does it follow then that the more widely-used the browser is, the lesser the score it gets in Acid3? I hope though that my favorite Mozilla Firefox could soon get the perfect score in upcoming new versions. Smile
ryaze
Firefox 3 touts faster rendering, a vastly reduced use of system resources, and clever new data-mining tools for your bookmarks and browser history. Most notable is that Firefox 3 includes many security-related features baked right in, such as the best of breed antiphishing protection, making Firefox the most secure browser on the market today.

Firefox 3 is free, and available on a variety of operating systems: Windows, Mac, and Linux. There are also a wide variety of localized language versions, including Basque and Byelorussian. Unlike IE 7, Firefox 3 does not require a system reboot.

Flawless.
achowles
Firefox. No other browser has the features I like.
HalfBloodPrince
chartcentral wrote:
HalfBloodPrince wrote:
IE fail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgcUIkd8Qx4

Hi Snape, interesting video. Does it follow then that the more widely-used the browser is, the lesser the score it gets in Acid3? I hope though that my favorite Mozilla Firefox could soon get the perfect score in upcoming new versions. Smile


I'm guessing that Firefox will pull off 100% when 3.6 is released stable, or 4.0 at the latest. IE will score a 50% in Acid3 when other browsers are acing Acid9 or something.
scary
It's obvious which one is the winner ;] Firefox Smile
Ilmaarion
I use Iceweasel, it's just Firefox with changed icons for making it suitable with Debian.
weableandbob
I think firefox is the best, and I also thought it funny that no one voted for IE or Safari Very Happy
Rajiev
Every poll I've seen in forums such as this has the highest number of hits for Firefox.

But the internet surveys says that IE has the biggest share Surprised

Y is this???
Beny
Could Anyone Tell me Whats The Best Internet Browser BUT I DONT LIKE Google Chrome.

- Beny
Pepperfan
Chrome. Laughing

Charles
clydejaw
Is chrome any good? I haven't really used it much... what are the advantages? and I'm still too use to using mozilla firefox >.<
pscompanies
Chrome's main benefit, I think, is it's in built Task Manager. Basically for each tab you open in chrome, a new process is created under Windows Task Manager. Therefore when one tab hangs, you can choose to only close that tab and not close the whole browser. This function is lacking in Firefox as there is only one process firefox.exe for all the tabs.
Marcuzzo
firefox?
goutha
It used to be Firefox.

But I think that it's Chrome. This will be the Web browser of the next 10 years!
Skye001
Ive used FireFox, Safara, IE6-8, Opera and Chrome.

I prefer Opera over Firefox but Chrome over everything. Chrome is the best it is just a web browser nothing fancy no plugins its what it says on the tin... web browsing.... and its lightening fast and how it works is beautiful without crashing the rest of the tabs
anakin_skyrunner
Opera or Chrome...
Opera is just cool to work with whereas Chrome is really nothing but browsing...
harismushtaq
First my answer. Opera but with little margin. Firefox, Safari, Chrome all are very good.

Now some questions. If chrome creates a new process for every tab, then it is going to be resource intensive. It means if I have 30 tabs open (which normally happens when I am working with opera) then there will be 30 processes. I don't think you can share HTML/javascript execution engines across different processes so I need to know what google has done to solve this.

Secondly, I have not used chrome much so I don't remember but when you go to task manager, can you identify which tab is running under which process. So if there are 4 chrome processes how would I know which one is where frihost is running ?
sourojit
Oh am confused too, isnt it firefox?I use it and love it.Never used chrome much.
draok
i like use chrome. it's simple browser and very light software.
sheedatali
FF extensions allow you to customize and extend core browser functionality
Opera Widgets are standalone applets (flash etc) and can not change or enhance core browser functionality.


This is a big gripe for most people with Opera that it does allow them to customize the browser itself. The closest thing to browsing modifications in Opera is User Scripts support as Grease Monkey in FF, however it does not seem to be very popular although it is very powerful just as lot of FF extensions such GTD/Better Gmail etc.

However I still vote for Opera because it is a much better browser at core, and it has a number of popular extensions of FF as core functionality of browser which makes it very very powerful. It also has a very good email/usenet/chat client built in. And the most recent version includes very good AJAX support which was a main problem in previous versions.

As eyecandy they have added media server support and built in torrent client which does not add anything valueable to browser IMO but hey it is hell of an achievement with such a small binary and an application with such a small memory footprint as compared to FF and IE.

I think FF is an excellent browser and it has very powerful design and features, but if you compare the list of features to Opera then Opera is little bit ahead in my personal opinion. Of course there will always be people loyal to FF and some to Opera and that's that, it is just what works for you.
hamza1122
Firefox. Full stop. Well recently it's been stuffing up so i'm curerntly using Google Chrome and it's actually really good. dont like some of its features though. But yeah, either google chrome or firefox. Not into internet explorer that much anymore.
Stanley9811
I use both IE 8 and Firefox, I found that when designing a website if you can get it to work on those two it generally works well for most people however I don't cater for MAC users so I'm sorry if my sites look bad to them.
weableandbob
I like firefox, although a lot of people are starting to like chrome. Just try each for a few weeks and see which you like better.
JBotAlan
Well, I don't have enough data to determine which is the best browser. To be honest, all I've had extensive experiences with are Internet Explorer (6, 7, 8 ) and Firefox (2.5 (?--I was about 13 years old in those days... Laughing), 3, 3.5). I've loaded Opera before, but I went back to Firefox when I couldn't have my NoScript and Ad Block Plus. I can say that Firefox consistently beats Internet Explorer.

The evidence?
-When just browsing with IE (fully updated) I've seen viruses appear in the Temporary Internet Files. That's not installing any ActiveX or downloading anything or any other risky behaviors. Simply going to the wrong site in IE can put viruses on a machine. IE is the only browser I've seen this behavior from.
-Opening new tabs, or simply opening the browser is much, MUCH slower than Firefox.
-IE still doesn't quite nail the standards that have been published and agreed on for years.
-I've run my family computer with Firefox (AdBlock and NoScript extensions installed) for about 2 years. It has had no viruses, despite the many hits it has had to lyric sites (notoriously bad) and other general family (ab)use.

Don't use IE. Beyond that, use whatever suits your fancy. If you want full control, Firefox with at least AdBlock is probably going to do you well.

Don't call something the best unless you know it is the best.
traxion
what do you want to do with youre browser?

if you love all the google programs you maybe can use chrome
if you like to download much plugins for the browser use firefox
if you dont care **** about it and just want to view some webpages you can use all of them..
Jaan
chrome is the fastest, best for the average user...

firefox has more useful plugins for me xD ... the best one being adblock. but im sure chrome will have it too soon.
ForceRun
I have tried most current browsers, and keep coming back to FireFox. It is really hard say what browser is currently best as it is currently one of the fastest changing software out there. New and better versions are being released all the time.
tdossi
I find Mozilla Firefox best. Firefox is quicker, surer, better equipped and can be extended adaptably.

New functions of the version 3.5. x:

clearly more quick web page construction
Private mode without Cache, course and searching inquiries
Refined data protection
Support of HTML-5 elements
Location Aware Browsing
Improved address line
Ryox
Firefox Pwns, but I use varity of Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 3.0+
CyberDwak
I love FireFox i have been useing it for like... idk... 3 or 4 years i think
leondevil
I'm the one still using IE because I think it's very classic for me. Very Happy

I ever try FireFox is great, too. It's easy for downloading and the other thing.

But I still Love IE. Very Happy
Baka_Desu
I use Mozilla Firefox most of the time because it seems to run faster than IE on my computer.
xcelilx
I use Google Chrome and IE

But i like Chrome Smile
Rajiev
I'm not surprised by some of the replies here.
Some even uses IE 6, Just because they do not want to take the burden of the installation or they just dont care Surprised

I'm in the other hand, always try to install the latest version of any software I use. regardless of the new features ( or even bugs) incorporated :p

This method always works for me except for a few ocations like Upgrading to IE 8.

IE8 takes ages to open a new tab. I have experiencing this difficulty for quite some time. So I decided not to upgrade from IE 7 to IE 8 :S

99.9 % of the time I use FireFox. It has everything i can ask for... ANd lot more Surprised

But hte Only problem with Firefox is that it uses awful lot of memory Sad Normally this is not a issue in modern machines where you have 2 GB or more memory. But When I'm using a old workstaion or a laptop, this is a huge issue.

Hope that Firefox team works on this and finds a new breaking solution.

To remind myself, Nothing is perfect Wink
rajeeb
Helios wrote:
opera is quite slow acctually..

gecko browsers are faster..

EDIT (20.07.07): I have tested it only on my machine, so the above isn't a fact I'm stating or something.


I don't think so, I run opera 10 and it is super fast. My dial up account runs like ADSL. It is really fast compared to firefox and IE. Try it.

I don't know about gecko. I will give it a try.
escritor
rajeeb wrote:
My dial up account runs like ADSL.

...especially if you have custom buttons for disabling javascript/plugins etc. I browse with it all (including referrers, for privacy) turned off. I can turn them on easily with my buttons or edit individual sites preferences if they always need those things to work properly. There's also Turbo, of course.
shuust
I like mozillas Alt+d Ctrl+t Alt-> Alt<- but it is slow Sad
Bielhelm
Try the portables one... they are not opening that fast, but they are running fine and you aint have to clean up registry after five month using Firefox..

Better than the "big ones" ...
Opera portable, Firefox portable are running best on Windows Xp, Vista and 7
fullmetalalki
firefox, because it's awesome and secure unlike internet explorer. i've tried opera and it was alright but it was heavier on my computer and tended to lag everything down. chrome is pretty light weight but it doesn't offer the versatility of fire fox.
chartcentral
Mozilla Firefox on my computer, Opera Mini on my mobile phone. Smile
Rajiev
I'm currently using Firefox 3.0.XX, Internet Explorer 7 (cos IE 8 is like a Alpha version ), Opera 10, and Safari ( 4 I think, latest one anyways).

To my opinion and experience, Safari is the fastest. Surprised I was amazed by this fact but it true on my rig. Is there any tool we can test or benchmark these browsers and get real hard info ???
dickyzin
I just downloaded Firefox 3.5.5 for my linux operating system. I really enjoy using Google Chrome but I don't know if they have a version for linux.
Donutey
Chrome on my laptop (where I just need speed). Firefox on my desktop (where I need the plugins).

Sometimes I use IE for testing websites, but that's it.
Denvis
I use 3.
Google Chrome
FireFox
IE
amperx
Opera and Firefox mainly, it has all that i need

I only use IE for testing purposed and other browsers for that.
tj6770
i use ie8 its fast and i like the tabed browsing
godd job guys
cemica
I have used all these browsers. Firefox is more security I think, but its slow. I like Opera. My favorite browser actually is Coogle Chrome, because it fast.
welshsteve
Firefox is my browser of choice, although it is getting slower all the time. Maybe it's because of the addons, but these are essential to my browsing experience (I don't use a lot). At the moment my Firefox is running at way over 200MB RAM. The addons I have installed are:

DownThemAll
SpeedDial
IETab
AdBlock
Web Developer Toolbar
McAfee SiteAdvisor

I like both Opera and Google Chrome for their speed. Safari is ok, if not a bit dull, and not sure how secure it is. IE I only use if I have to.
kmaliagkas
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink


I agree with you and I add one more benefit very good database with add-ons
Rajiev
tj6770 wrote:
i use ie8 its fast and i like the tabed browsing
godd job guys



IE 8 is fast :O :O :O :O :O :O
Then my friend, you sure have not used any other browser for your whole life Smile IE8 tabs take their time (forever) to open and What i hate most in IE 7 & 8 is the time they take to open a new tab X(

And speaking of Firefox, I'm now using 3.6 and... ya.. it seems its getting slower and more Memory addictive Sad If the Fox guys dont do something about this, I'm sure the IE will regain the market share.

BTW, anyone knows a date of Firefox 4 release ?
ganjour
The main problem IE - discrepancy to standards html, css and js. In difference from other browsers, update this browser difficult, at least I at all do not know as it to do.
Rajiev
ganjour wrote:
The main problem IE - discrepancy to standards html, css and js. In difference from other browsers, update this browser difficult, at least I at all do not know as it to do.


Speaking of updating,,,

Why does the FireFox requires to download the full new version, instead of just downloading the newest changes. I hate this method when I had dialup Sad
ProwerBot
Currently using Firefox on windows 2000. I might go and see if safari works on windows 2000 later....
LostOverThere
Quote:
Currently using Firefox on windows 2000. I might go and see if safari works on windows 2000 later....

Unfortunately Safari doesn't support Windows 2000, sorry.
Eskapismus
Firefox, because it's the only browser that has a good ad blocker.
I ****** LOVE ADBLOCK PLUS.

What I dont like about firefox is that it is a heavy weight concerning memory use and its skin is somehow oldfashioned / outdated.
Plus it's slower than chrome..
what ever.. <3 ADBLOCK PLUS <3
meep
using chrome for regular browsing, and firefox when i need the add-ons Smile
hersandal
I vote for mozilla, it's friendly, it's fast and has a lot of themes for you to choose from. Go go zilla.
bjornhoogeveen
At this moment firefox...:

I started with the Internet Explorer 8.
Continued with Google Chrome
And I'm now with FireFox.

I've seen some other browsers as well, but I wasn't very happy with it. Oyea, Avant Browser was a nice one, but Firefox win from it in my opinion. Smile
wowfan
firefox,i can add addons,multi functions!
Iguleder
Firefox and Seamonkey, Iron occasionally (just because I don't want to harm my privacy with Chrome). I'm also a web developer, so I usually test my sites on all 3, while IE users see a funky message that presuades them to install a better browser. Wink
welshsteve
I'm beginning to think trying Opera might be a better option than Firefox, which I think is getting slower with each release.
Rajiev
FireFox definitly needs to think on their speed issues.
Speed is the Main reason that I dont even look at internet explorer 7 / 8 X(
I dont want hte same thing happening to FF Sad
ahurius
firefox is good with all the plugins geckoo is a good engine
secure and all
well big browsers with flash and javascript capabilities are bound to be a little slow... at least for now
hope that for the futur scripting and multimedia content will both be better managed
meep
Rajiev wrote:
FireFox definitly needs to think on their speed issues.
Speed is the Main reason that I dont even look at internet explorer 7 / 8 X(
I dont want hte same thing happening to FF Sad


I remembered my firefox always starting up slowly, but i disabled some add-ons and now it pops up pretty much 2-3 secs after I click, so maybe you have too much add-ons active?

on a side note, i changed browsers, firefox is now the main browser I use, but chrome is still the default one(because it opens msn links quicker if I got no browser started).
mukesh
I always use Firefox firefox is perfect
but sometime Internet Explorer.
rickylau
mukesh wrote:
I always use Firefox firefox is perfect
but sometime Internet Explorer.
Your word is quite two-faced.

If Firefox is perfect then what's the point of "Internet Explorer sometimes"? It is not perfect when you have to visit those imperfect IE-friendly websites, right? Twisted Evil
alugueldelanchaangra
Firefox is the best ever
addife
Love Firefox, why Google Chrome and Chromium isn't listed?
welshsteve
I'm starting to use Opera and Chrome more now. I love Firefox and have been a big fan of it since it was called Firebord, but the latest version of Opera is super fast. The only thinh OPera doesn't have is some of the brilliant addons you can get for Firefox
Ghost Rider103
addife wrote:
Love Firefox, why Google Chrome and Chromium isn't listed?


This thread was created long before Google Chrome was released and probably even thought of. That's why it wasn't listed.

I've added Chrome to the listing. Though the votes against it are slightly unfair since it's five years behind on the voting.
spinout
Netscape 7. actually preatty safe... haha, yes I use it to be safe on the PC
truespeed
Ghost Rider103 wrote:
addife wrote:
Love Firefox, why Google Chrome and Chromium isn't listed?


This thread was created long before Google Chrome was released and probably even thought of. That's why it wasn't listed.

I've added Chrome to the listing. Though the votes against it are slightly unfair since it's five years behind on the voting.


Why not kill this thread and start afresh,adding chrome to the original 2005 poll seems pointless.
Pengeszikra
Few years ago i use Opera mainly becaouse for my old 300 mhz laptop is Opera browser is the best selection, include with nice mail system, with fast search. I think for beginner users Opera is one of the best choice.

Now i use Firefox, because this plugins - firebug mainly - give a great help for test webpage. Also use stylish to hide some advertise or unnecessary part of web page.
mengshi200
myie2 + firefox
ribozon
I was using opera before but then just found out that mozilla is better than it for me and easy to use. Now im using mozilla.
dazzsser
Firefox is the best lots of addons, themes, personas and its just fast, faster than Internet Explorer for sure
Navigator
Opera FTW! Firefox in close second. IE stood sitting in the start line.
oozy
Opera for me. Smile
gtsmatrix
I use Internet Explorer, its what I recommend.
nam_siddharth
Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Radar
Multiple browsers really, depending on certain circumstances. I tend to use Chrome the most I think, largely because of it's minimalistic interface.
Abhishukla
mozilla is the best if you are using a high speed internet connection and opera is the best for slow connection.
sandmanxyz
Holy ...! We are only 2 Chrome/Chromium users Shocked
nam_siddharth
I have updated Internet Explorer to Internet Explorer 9 Beta and Firefox to Firefox 4 Beta. Both are great. But Internet Explorer 9 would be better if it had separate search box.
ankur209
My Vote Goes For the World's Fastest Web browser....Internet Explorer....OOPS...Sry Mozilla Firefox...!! Razz
eneka38
I use firefox. It is works real good for me. No problems at all. Plus it becomes very fast once u tweek it.
ankur209
RIight now am using Flock...Its good for social networking sites users... Razz
will22
I'm using Epiphany right now. Its probably my favorite because of how minimalist it is. If I need add-ons of course I'll go for Firefox.
dbase
i am not using one browser. i'm using explorer,firefox,crome, and of course safarii..
i like all of them.. but i like safari more than the others because its name is very nice(SAFAR=GOOD NAME) Smile)
and firefox is good at security, easy usable. and also its logo is very nice(my friend has a tshirt about firework that firefox's fox was wrapped explorer:))
mukesh
Alots of Browser available but Mozilla Firefox is Super. Mozilla setting and responsibility very well.
fr3ak
Firefox 4 is kinda cool and has some new innovative features, but it's also a bit buggy, especially with some Java apps.
ralf
I use firefox because it has a nice design and fast is. Sorry for my bad english
rocking
I still use explorer....
I am use to it, and It is comfortable.....
debjitbiswas
My web browser is firefox opera safari well a lot of .
mozila for grate speed
opera for stability or any other for testing.
truespeed
Can't this official browser thread officially be locked?,it has no relevance to the original comments upon the 2005 versions of the browsers.
hackert
i am always use mozilla firefox... because fast...
altafbhai
firefox is best
ms_j
usually google chrome. I just love it. simple, but does the job. and I love that I can just type what I wanna search in the address bar.
chiwanpark
I'm using IE mostly.
in Developing, I used FF or Chrome
shaggyfahad
it usually depends on the game I'm playing. If it supports multiple account login with the same browser then i go for Chrome, or else its always IE for me!
nvidia
Opera 11 and its build-in email client is awesome
Zenk
I was using IE, Opera, Google Chrome. But I think Firefox is the best.
watertube
i use rockmelt (the social webbrowser) and firefox and google chrooome :p
emanuel2
wow really man people use firefox. I have it also installed on my computer, but my primary browser is chrome. It is so fast and once you are used to its leanness, you like it Smile
devndez
i am using the IE right now and i really wonder how somebody can use it for anything else but downloading another browser.. i'm going to set up chrome now.. even though i have to admit i am a bit scared of google ;D
wCatPCSecure
LunaScape, Free, 3 engines, I Like the browser
chartcentral
While Mozilla Firefox will be my continued preferred browser of choice, I also now have Internet Explorer 9 and Google Chrome 10 on my list of browsers. Smile
myweb
I like mozilla , opera is good too
Gh0stw4r
Firefox > Chrome > Opera > IE

Despite the delay in the release of Firefox 4 I'm still with the Mozilla browser.
cdnnet
I totally use Firefox, and sometimes Chrome, depending on what I'm doing.
Navigator
Opera FTW! FF in close second, firebug rocks!
tamilparks
i am using firefox
lifeplaysu420
FireFox for the win Razz
inferno8719
ie9 is the best ever
celebi269
I use Chrome and Firefox for surfing and developing.
But sometimes, I try to use Safari for CSS3 3D Tests.
room1301
i love opera,but chrome is also very good
donnuh
I use Firefox because it is fast , and it has tabbed browsing which really helps me!
chester1997
I think FireFox is the safest and the best choice for developers, and chrome is good for basic people.
xSteam
I've been using Firefox for some time, but I recently changed to Google Chrome.
I'm currently using the BETA version, and I must say it's much faster than Internet Explorer or even Firefox.
Firefox has a big community with lots of plugins, but Google Chrome is also getting more popular and hopefully we will have as much plugins as Firefox soon. Smile
cnkele
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera? h
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink

opera and chrome.
kirii
mozilla,fast,secure and user friendly Razz
Asap170
Fire Fox 5 and Internet Explorer 9
morkal
If you're going to do basic browsing, use Chrome. It's fast and powerful.

If you want a ton more add-ons and want to customize the hell out of your browser, use Firefox.
welshsteve
I have answered this before, but I am now in a predicament with browsers. I got fed up of the slowness of Firefox, so decided to start using Google Chrome as my main browser. I am very impressed with its speed of loading up, and speed of rendering websites. But it does have a few niggles which can be really annoying.

One is that sometimes sites just don't load and you get an "Ooops something went wrong" page, clicking back and trying to reload the page usually sorts this, but why does this happen in the first place?

Another niggle is the sound just doesn't work sometimes. The PC I have at work doesn't have speakers at all, so I use the headphones. I load up a site like you tube and browse around. I find a video to watch and plug the headphones in. The sound doesn't work. I reload the page and sound works. WHY? It's ridiculous.

I continue to use Chrome, but am also starting to use Firefox again now it's on version 5. Although I have to say it still takes an age to launch compared to Chrome.
Amann
i have tried almost all browsers

my rating is
Chrome
Firefox
safari
opera
IE9
tamilparks
Firefox is the best
ExMachina
Firefox...there are other options? Razz

The customization and add-ons for Firefox are really what keep me a loyal user. Very Happy
therimalaya
Google Chrome, but other times i also use Firefox.

But sometimes, I also use safari and internet explorer
manis99
i am a chrome lover
chartcentral
One thing I've noticed with the new Mozilla Firefox 7.0 is that the "http://" prefix is no longer displayed on the address bar. It's a welcome change especially when the screen space is limited (it will make you see more of the URL). Smile
inuyasha
I'm using Sogou Explorer. That's quite popular a browser in China, especially among those who use Education Net. Very Happy
Bad_Dogz
I currently use Mozilla Firefox and Safari as they provide remarkable features and performance. I have used Google Chrome but it uses a substantial amount of your computers resources causing it to process less efficiently and potentially slowing it down.

Also, as a web developer, I do not really use Internet Explorer as there are a lot of issues with how content works in that browser and if you use IE for working purposes, you're likely to find your self in some messy situations.
RubyCat
Few people use Chrome, but it's actually a lot faster then IE or Firefox. You should try it out! The plug-ins are also quite fast... Very Happy
shivaghimire
I prefer google chrome. It's very good.
deanhills
I use both Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. I use Firefox for Frihost as there is limited space for writing posts in Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer used to be my favourite browser until recently when Explorer 9 was designed for Windows 7 only. I'm still using Windows XP. Fortunately Mozilla Firefox 7.1, the latest version of Firefox is still good with Windows XP. Looks as though I won't be upgrading my Internet Explorer 8 for a while though.

I'd like to try out Google Chrome one day, particularly for all its free goodies like fonts etc. But not immediately though. I''m waiting for it to straighten out some of its bugs still.
Amann
Chome... daily use...
Firefox... sometimes...
Opera.... occasionally...
Radar
Chrome primarily.
Then Firefox.
Then Safari.

Then, and if only if I have to, Internet Explorer.
mirushi
Firefox!
Tuvitor
Google Chrome. Firefox is dead to me. Razz
jcreus
Browsers? wget and vim Smile

Joking apart, Firefox is my choice. Nowadays it's much more powerful and uses much less memory.

And, despite recent changes, its UI is a little ok, not like Chrome. Too simplified, IMHO.
ricardinhu
Opera and Firefox
chartcentral
Mozilla Firefox will still be my default browser, but now just installed Google Chrome to use. Smile
shopperpk
I am using firefox as it is best for seo purposes. Having number of extensions for different purposes. Google chrome is also a fine browser but don't know why people not voted for it.
narashiman
For me MOzilla and Opera really works nice in my LINUX os.
Navigator
Firefox and Opera, both complement each other, I prefer FF for web developing but nothing beats Opera's usability!
abhizz
I'm using the best and speediest browser "Google Chrome" I have the latest firefox but its not responding in a lowest connection! chrome is the best one for me and it improving rapidly
pazis
FireFox,
sometime Opera and Google Chrome
NEVER IE!
meiz
Firefox 9. Cool
kmontano
I use google chrome almost exclusively. I use firefox on occasion but Chrome is my main browser.
pauline5765
I use mozilla firefox... then switched to google chrome when it launched.. and switched back to mozilla firefox coz its faster with flash Smile
Blummer
Today I've officially switched myself to Chrome. Really got tired of Firefox.
GuidanceReader
I really like firefox and used to use it, but it keeps blowing out my memory and I was at the stage of having to restart my computer every 20 minutes or so. Now I mostly use Chrome.
truespeed
Chrome would have more than 1% if this was a recent poll and not one started in 2005 when it didn't exist.
sixstring_psycho
I use Google Chrome most of the time. But if it is giving me problems I use Firefox. I have downloaded Pale Moon, which looks pretty much like Firefox, have not used it except a few times... And just the other day I updated my Firewall Comodo and it added a browser, Comodo Dragon.. lol So now I have 5 browsers and dunno why! lol Chrome, Firefox, Comodo Dragon, Pale Moon and I.E.
fredynis
Firefox is the best.. Laughing
foumy6
On computer I use firefox, and will never use anything but. On my phone however because firefox does not have an android app (at least that I have found correct me if I'm wrong) I use the only semi good browser I can find on the android market which is opera mobile. I am not a fan of opera normally at least on my Wii, but it seems to be much better on my phone.
weed
i love firefox becouse its the world safest and world widely used browser and mozilla and firefox is one
aydinal
I was shocked to see the results when i voted. I was way off. I use google chrome switched from firefox and never looked back. I thought everyone was using chrome now. Well you should.
fernandezxc
I think chrome is the best fast and simple
deanhills
Looks as though I'm in the winning team. I really like Mozilla Firefox very much. Particularly with doing Websites. Also, it is open source and we probably should be supporting all open source ventures. At least provide a modicum of competition to the Big Brother commercial conglomerates like Microsoft and Google.
sysna
i was going to hit mozilla firefox in the vote above but suddenly i remembered that firefox is really doing bad in its earliest versions, recent versions are more unstable, more resource hungry, and a lot more slower so i just hit Opera which i'm using a lot these days.
kmontano
Chrome and Firefox
Cosmoslayer
Internet Explorer on Windows 7. Why need another browser if the current one satisfy you? And one thing I hated about Google Chrome is that it keeps crashing my buffered videos. Evil or Very Mad
ujjwalshrestha
I'm habitual Chrome user although I have IE and Firefox installed as well.
belltown
I'm currently using Firefox, although sometimes I use Internet Explorer or Chrome.
portoskt
opera and IE8
Chellesei
aydinal wrote:
I was shocked to see the results when i voted. I was way off. I use google chrome switched from firefox and never looked back. I thought everyone was using chrome now. Well you should.


Me too! I was like "What? Shocked Chrome's percentage is just 1% ?"

---

I originally used Internet Explorer then Opera then Mozilla Firefox then Google Chrome. I've also tried Safari but Chrome works better on my PC.
I really like Chrome. It works faster on my computer than Firefox or any other browser. I like Firefox too though. It's my second favorite browser. I still use it but I use Chrome more often.
fuzzkaizer
firefox, for several years now
lovescience
I like firefox.
Tuvitor
I used to be a huge Firefox supporter, but Google Chrome has blown it out of the water for a couple years now.
martha04
Google Chrome is my favorite browser.
Vanilla
I really can't believe that I didn't answer this topic before. I'm a proud Opera user since 2005. All the times I tried to change (more recently I tried to use Google Chrome) I went back to Opera because it is so freaking light! I know I can have mouse gestures and saved sessions in other browsers, but my heart belongs to Opera. Still, it's the best browser nobody uses! Very Happy
jurl
Firefox!!
denrdgte
Google crome for me its not so heavy and fast Rolling Eyes
busaboss
Google Chrome is the web browser for me because it is as fast as lightning (not really). haha Laughing
gaconex
in my old computer, chrome seem faster than firefox..so i used it but i hate google update, it make my machine become slowly....
psychorollercoaster
i mostly use firefox, but i do at times use chrome.
lobokun
i use Firefox because it i feel it has more customization with their themes and add ons
heimi
Google Chrome for view but firefox for program Very Happy
tevelee
Safari!!!
MillionaireWorld
Google Chrome, IE sucks.
pauline5765
Google Chrome... I use Mozilla Firefox as an alternative. Smile
Radar
I keep changing. These days, almost exclusively Chrome.
zimmer
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink

My first choice is google chrome , i like it because its fast and light.. and my second choice is Mozilla firefox..

There are many browsers today.. but i like more which is light easy to used in development and fast.. in fact, i conduct a survey also about this.. here is the link: http://fastsurvey.org/list-of-surveys/7-browsers
thanhcuong1990
I think Google Chrome is a best browser. I wonder why it a little vote. Embarassed
anthony2011
I am using both Google chrome and Mozilla firefox for my Use. I use mainly Google chrome but it lacks in bookmarking feature of Firefox. So i am using Firefox for the bookmarking and for Rss feeds. Both the browsers are great browsers. Very Happy
zimmer
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink


I have notice this survey was started on 2005. I guess each everytime we differs on what browser we used... like me i used IE before way back 2000 then news comes out that Netescape is also faster then i transferred with it, after Firefox comes out so i used firefox, then i used IE9 again then google chrome for me now becomes popular.. i made my owned survey and still on going and google chrome leads the survey/ poll. here is the link : http://fastsurvey.org/list-of-surveys/7-browsers -

and i guess it matters also on who are the users.. if it is a casual user or a developer..
jasonmilsont
Among all the list which you have suggest, I have used many of them but now I am using the mozilla firefox and Google chrome the most which are very fast and easy to use.
pauline5765
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink


I use chrome for my notebook, but when im on bigger and faster computers, i use firefox
sathi
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink


I am going to prefer the google chrome browser , because it is the user friendly and also it is easy to work on it..........
tntr
I can't find a good speed/fast dial add on for Chrome (the good one is utterly slow) so I'm still a "loyal" Firefox user.

There is no browser significantly better than Firefox for about a decade. Chrome is overrated because it is a Google's browser. Take Google away and what is Chrome? Safari.
darthrevan
I use more than one. I usually use either Firefox or chromium or google chrome (if I add the source repo. I kinda like chromium/chrome better. I would USSR chrome on my phone if it supported phone
jajarvin
I mainly use Firefox. It is all the time up date.
I also sometimes use Palemoon. It works well too.
appsapps
Well, I didn't fill in the poll because it would only allow me to pick one, and I use multiple browsers for different purposes.
JasonNewman
depends what computer... on my laptop, I usually use chrome. on my other laptop, i use firefox because it's already on there. otherwise i would use chrome probably.
milkshake01
I use Safari. It is the default browser on Mac. It seems to be the nicest looking browser for Mac.
zaxacongrejo
i now use firefox because ive forced to do it by microsoft when IE updates finished to xp.
so if you are in xp and using IE get ready to change because you will start to see warnings
telling you that your browser is outdated and you must update or replace it.
by the way anyone know any kind of work arround this problem?
like use IE 9 in xp without a vps?
samanyolu07
I use Google Chrome. Absolutely best. No comment..
sdas
firefox is the best
Arrogant
Well I generally use Chrome.
Sometimes Firefox
But never Internet Explorer.
nirav07
i don't know why people prefer firefox when google chrome is the future. it can be used by multiple accounts and saves per user settings and bookmarks on the cloud. which can be operated even in mobile chrome browser
firstroad
firefox is like my lifesaver when i play browser games or do visit heavy websites but when i need to go from page to page chrome will do the job... internet explorer is more like a problem to me as it always makes mysites look problematic
shashwatblack
for a daily use i prefer google chrome. It's light, and fast and has a pleasant interface. Also i love google, and use almost all its products, or have at least tried.
i sometimes switch to firefox, because of the addons, grease monkey, tab group switcher, skip screen, among many that i use.
for about i year i also used opera. It has awesome features, my best of which is opera turbo. also disabling pictures with a single click, and gestures, intuitive interface, fast page loading and many more.. man i miss opera..
codegeek
I use Google Chrome for general surfing, and Firefox for developing.
Radar
Chrome.
XchaosX
Google Chrome for security realibilty has not crash on me once don't need to install a lot of plug in especially flash and to me even though its a work in progress HTML 5 script web pages look better on chrome IE never at least not from 8 or below IE9 maybe. Firefox used to be the bees knees now its garbage always crashes or pages don't load right
Manualguidadex
Opera has my i-heart Applause
bijju
Google Chrome is a good one..
I'm quite satisfied using it.. Smile
iliyasshaikh
i am use firefox browser because firefox one of the best browser because firefox everything suppoeted
manverupl
Opera & firefox. But Opera is better.
Pande
Rockmelt!
welshsteve
These days I mainly use Google Chrome, with the occasional use of Firefox and Internet Explorer for certain tasks. On my mobile I use the built in browser on my HTC Desire S android phone or the Android version of Maxthon.
subhan1
Chrome is perfect for me - second choice is Firefox
proba123
Firefox and Opera

don't use IE,What crap,and their going to launch a new version of IE soon :O i bet no one downloads it,because i think it will be the same crap as the orginal

FireFox and Opera both got Ads but they do the trick to block Ads
IndieCthulhu
personally i prefer chrome, I actually have a portable version of it on my keys with all of my data so i can use it as i walk around.... I used to use firefox but it had a few to many ram leaks so i converted to opera then chrome was released....

with chromium coming out soon to i can see quiet a few people converting to chrome in the future for general web browsing
Nick2008
Safari is a very good browser on the Mac, not so much on Windows.

On Windows, I prefer to use Chrome but historically I have always used Firefox. Firefox has seemed to become a lot more bloated in the past few years while Chrome has generally remained light and nimble.
sikender
Google chrome and sometime IE10.
mukesh
about 6 - 7 years i am using firefox mostly. Chrome and internet explorer is very less.
limpands
I use Firefox on Linux like a baws Smile
pravojednostavno
I use Chrome and sometimes Firefox.
Nyasro
firefox is best
Cruxader
I've used all of these.

Firefox for the win.

On a side note, does anyone else feel like Chrome isn't that great? I mean, it's much better than IE, but I just can't make myself like it.
the_emissary
Firefox wins hands down. In my early scripting days I designed wapsites and the Opera browser had automatic or should I say inherent WAP compatibility so I used that, but nowadays, I use Firefox because of the availability of FRIH add-ons and plugins that make it the best.
Arrogant
hate IE
Internet Explorer Sucked and still sucks
Nyasro
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFireFOX
crazyfffan
It's surprised to learn that only 3% of the voters use Chrome.
I've been using most of the listed browser and I find Chrome one of the best. It's a Google product so the synchronization with other Google products is superp. It's fast and consumes less memory, it synchronises not only history, bookmarks but also add-ons. So wherever I go, as long as there's a computer having Chrome or Chromium with it I will be feeling like home in an instant.
And it's funny to see Chrome is the last option, even below "Other", weird.
xmcorporation
I'm on Linux and I mainly use Firefox, but for professional reasons I also sometimes use Chromium and/or SW Iron
Arrogant
Firefox and chrome
alvarorojas4
Firefox FTW!
I see that in this forum a lot of people use it. I like that. Amazing!
kevinwallace
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink


I am also using Mozila Firfox. It is working fine as compare to other browser.
codegeek
I am very surprised how low Google Chrome is on the list. How is this possible? It's a simple, easy-to-use, fast browser without any major problems. It has been ranked as the best browser by multiple websites and youtube videos. So, how is it that only 3% of Frihost users use it?
spinout
it is firefox and chrome...
But I admit the safari got the best audio!!!
Arrogant
Firefox and google chrome
dustindallas
Google Chrome, mostly. Was a kid using Mozilla right after Netscape died. Then there was the colourful FireFox which I used up until the last 9 months or so when I fell in love with it's syncing abilities across accounts and computers.
erzh
opera&mozilla
SpaceInvader75
I prefer Chrome, although I haven't researched whether it is actually faster than Firefox, it definitely seems to be an efficient browser. I gave it a try because I liked the Google search engine the best (and still prefer it over the major alternative search engines). IE would be my last choice.
drainville
Although Firefox seems to be the winner here, I read that the most popular browser is now Google Chrome because of all the phones and tablets out there that are using it..
UltimateCoder
gx123 wrote:
So, what do you prefer? Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firfox, MyIE, Opera?
My favourite thing is Firefox, quick and secure with good user-friendly interface... Wink

I use FireFox, Chrome.....IE sucks......
RoylanM
I see many people say that so and so browser sucks but they don't really give and explanation. Chrome is a beast due to it's speed and fantastic extensions, but it takes up too much space. IE has just fallen behind when it comes to features and speed but it's very secure though. Mozilla Firefox has decent speed and extensions but what I really like about it is the security it provides when browsing the web. I personally would not choose either of them. I'm using torch, it's like Chrome expect it doesn't take up much space and it comes with nice features like Hola, a speed accelerator and site unblocker, but what really impresses me is the performance when I play online games.
Blummer
Still on Chrome. The only thing I don't like is the way it loads the memory, but I will still use it in years to come.
Pippo90
I usually employ Google Chrome, because it's the fastest, but I have also installed Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer: some websites are displayed better on these browsers. Wink
skofolo
on my PC: Firefox
When I had blackberry: Opera
on my android: Chrome
AtifJamalAnsari
firefox on pc opera on mobile
DarkWizard
I use Chrome.
It is the fastest and the best.
I have used Firefox before but it had some bugs.
Gregoric
Although I have recently started using Linux Ubuntu with Xfce (Xubuntu) alongside WIndows 7 (where I have been using Firefox since release of Windows 7's beta), my browser of choice is still Firefox! Using several addons it is still the best browser that I do really enjoy using.

The addons I use are Adblock (the very first installed add-on), Hide Caption Titlebar Plus, Movable Firefox Button, Tab Mix Plus, Omnibar (those responsible for interface), Facebook Disconnect, Better Privacy, DoNotTrackMe (responsible for privacy).

Overall the performance is still very good. Browser start a bit longer (like 2-3 seconds longer) but itworks quickly like it had no addons installed.
Nyasro
I love firefox because of good developer tools and many useful addons
aayushsrivastava14
My favorite is Firefox. There are some idiot friends of mine who say the chrome is much better. But for me,I was and I will be always loyal to Firefox. Its nice to see the so many people here on Frihost also share my view and they support Firefox.
filipetonga
I am surprised that Chrome only received 3%
Jones2020
I always and still use Mozilla Firefox
Pippo90
Mostly Google Chrome, but I have also installed Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox because some websites perform better on them.
SSLR
I have never been a fan of Firefox and am actually surprised to see so man firefox users. I am a user of Comodo Dragon, which is pretty much chrome, but with a few safety features.
pravojednostavno
I use Chrome. Had tried Firefox but Chrome is faster.
supermanlovejan
I like google chorme..........
Daddycool
Google chrome in my pc and uc in my mobile
kaysch
I have always been with Internet Explorer and have never bothered to change it a lot.
candido
Firefox has good addons and plugins
RosenCruz
Currently I am on Maxthon Cloud Cool
chatchat
Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Google Chrome, I have used all of them.
Da Rossa
I'm still with Firefox as my primary browser, and Google Chrome as the secondary. They're kinda complimentary. While Firefox has some good extensions, Chrome appears to be more compatible. And doesn't need some plugins for some videos to be shown.

I just wish Chrome had these three features:

1. How to always open new tabs from addresses or other words typed in the omnibox;
2. How to always open new tabs from links to other sites, unless the user holds Ctrl;
3. How to have the tab selected by simply pointing the mouse cursor on it.
Simonjw
Internet Explorer is not even a web browser, the only reason we have to use it is to download another browser which surpasses it Smile.

For me I use Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Tor. I use The first three for web design and web app design as they are the most widely used desktop/laptop browsers. I use Tor for the freedom of what can be searched on it etc.

Chrome is my most favourite, followed by Firefox and Safari being pretty much equal in what they can do and handle.
ivuk
started to use firefox again, after I am constantly getting strange ads shown from Chrome
firesun57
I have to use IE, FIREFOX and Chrome at the same time to test my webapps Very Happy
supermanlovejan
Google Chrome. ...............
kyleyddeth
I am using FireFox but also installed IE, Chrome, Opera and Safari for testing my website. I find FireFox's plugins to be lighter.
chartcentral
Mozilla Firefox at home, Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer at work.
freepgu
Opera 12.17 latest and least from dragon era!
It's very fast, lightweight, with extension and very useful function + powerfull built-in bookmark manager and flexible for customization...
Blummer
I don't have much faith in the announced Spartan from Microsoft. Just curious how it will work.
Quiviro
Vivaldi, Opera and Firefox.
decontaminatoR
Hey,

I''m using Firefox since ever, but sometimes I also use Internet Explorer or Chrome.
I don't like Chrome because it's from google, but I need to have the "APK Downloader" extension for my tablet. I also hate Internet Explorer, cause it can't handle HTTP2.0. Or HTML5.0. Or it laggs or does silly things.

But I love Firefox, free, open-source and many extensions, flash also installable. And you get it on every silly thing. On a raspi, android, linux, usb thumb and (yesss) windows.

So that's my opinion.
bensh3
I actually user Chrome but Firefox supports a wide range of operating system platforms, such as (but not limited to):
Apple Mac OS X
BSD Unix systems
Google Android
Haiku
Linux-based systems
Microsoft Windows
and Chrome doesn't work on both Haiku and BSD Unix OS... It's not so popular but we still user it :O
mrkk
I've been an avid Google Chrome user for the past, oh, six or so years, but I used to use Safari beforehand. I've been thinking of switching to Safari simply because I like the clean design of it, and it's the default OS X web browser. As far as RAM usage and CPU hogging, I get the feeling Chrome is better.
bpgs
There is only one Choice in the survey, but nowadays people don#t have only one 'personal' computer. I use firefox with my traditional computer (and sometimes chrome and ie11 to test own designed websites) but on my android devices i use the built in browser or chrome.
Blummer
Had to switch recently to Torch. While it's Chromium based, it is still lightweight and it doesn't become idle before opening each page, while Chrome did. For months I was fine with Opera, but then it also started thinking before opening links, which was stupid. Of course, I scanned the computer, but there were no spy software bits found, so I had to change to browser and now I'm ok with this one. Maybe, just for a while, but until I will have to get another browser, I'll be happy I can, at least, browse the Internet quickly.
playfungames
Now in 2015 with the free Windows 10 upgrade, I use Chrome as my default browser. It's okay I guess. I tried using Microsoft's newest browser Edge that came with the Windows upgrade. But well, even thought it's smooth and all, I preferred Chrome over it.

And Chrome does seem to lag a bit for me. I notice it at times. I heard that it isn't that great for battery life as well. So maybe I will switch to using Torch which is a lightweight browser based on the Chromium project. I could use something light. Trying Torch right away. On to the download...
yavuz
of course firefox for a long time.
abhijitm
I am really surprised with results... only 6% (at the time of this writing) for Google Chrome?

What is happening here? Rolling Eyes

I mean, I agree, I too use Firefox as my second browser of choice, but my first Choice is Google Chrome. It is not about the interface but the fact that if any one tab / site becomes un-responsive, we can only kill /close the tab in which it is open and we can still work on other sites. Whereas, in all other browsers, including Firefox, if even one site/tab goes un-responsive, we have to close complete browser with all open sites in other tabs.

That is a huge downside for me to move from all other browsers to GC and to stick with it till date!
deanhills
Firefox, Explorer and Safari. Not as happy with Firefox as I used to be. It's just grown much too big. I rarely use Explorer, but since I've got Windows it seems to be a logical browser to have. Safari I use to check out what Websites look like for Apple users.
Sorcerertech
Maxthon Nitro.
It no longer uses IE, but goes towards a more Google Chromey modification. It's the fastest-starting and fastest browser on my computer.

And it's very different to standard Maxthon.
jestoy0514
I prefer mozilla firefox due to there are some things that other browser cannot do that you can with firefox. Downloads is much more better with firefox because if download error came you can resume it. But it other browser you have to restart again. And much more faster than other browser.
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