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View Poll Results: what internet browser is the best?

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  • IE

    15 18.07%
  • FIREFOX

    58 69.88%
  • NETSCAPE

    0 0%
  • OPERA

    10 12.05%
  • ABEL INTERNET

    0 0%
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    whats the best internet browser?

    vote on the poll below im wondering what to use!
    Last edited by Crake; 04-17-2005 at 06:12 PM.
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    IE shouldn't even be on the list. Although it is one of the widest-used browsers (still), it is insecure, out of date and lacking proper support for modern web standards.

    I say firefox, however, Opera 8 will support SVG nativly, whereas firefox doesn't (I think)..

    Opera is a good browser..secure, fast, and a good UI. However, it isn't exactly free as you have to buy a licence to shift the advertising banner.

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    I'm going with FireFox on this one, about a month ago, I switched from IE to FF for my daily browsing. Me being a developer, I liked the add-ons for FF, like colorzilla, or the ruler to measure elements, or the web developer add on. It is more secure than IE. I still use IE only because I prefer the Microsoft Java Virtual Machine over the Sun Java plugin for FF.

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    I love the firefox web developer toolbar...its most helpful when I'm developing sites etc. I gotta agree with Aerospace here, I don't like Sun's Java runtime environment much....

    Steve - please change the title of this thread to something a bit more descriptive

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    I voted for Fx because of the security and because of the Web Developer extension for it.

    I love disabling JS with only 2 clicks and a refresh.

    A random person: Disabling JavaScript!? What are you, crazy or something!? Half of the world uses JavaScript to make their sites work!
    Me: If a person needs JavaScript to make an important part of their site work, they didn't design their page well enough.
    Random person: But what about Internet Explorer!? It can't handle things the way most other browsers can!
    Me: The answer is simple: do what you can with other browsers and fix it in Internet Explorer with JavaScript. If the site doesn't work for them, they need to change Web browsers.
    Random person: But that defeats the purpose, doesn't it!?
    Me: Yes, but it is inevitable if the site is meant to work in nearly any browser.
    Random person: Do you realize that you just contradicted yourself by saying that JavaScript shouldn't be used, yet it should!?
    Me: Yes, I know. Now quit SHOUTING!!!!!!!
    Moral of the story: don't mess with me and we'll be the best of friends. (just kidding)

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    You should use what you deem best for your use. As for IE not supporting modern webstandards, if you don't care, then by all means use it. Over 50% of users (I can't remember how much) use IE. They don't care about web standards. Why should you? Realistically sites shouldn't be using features that IE cannot support.

    I personally use a registered version of Opera - have done for the last three years. It is perfect for me.

    As for this topic, you should have read the rules and guidelines before you posted.
    Last edited by evo; 04-17-2005 at 05:45 PM.

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    I voted for Firefox cos I don't get crazy popups and some silly sites (whose owners think they are smart) installing silly spy/scam/rubbish ware on my system.
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    sorry evo

    i have changed the title and will name the topics relevent to the post in the future.
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    I would never go back to IE...I (honestly) get scared when I open it ..I only use it for windows/office update and for testing websites.

    I personally recommend everyone using a browser which is more secure and doesn't allow the crap that IE doesnt to be loaded or installed (Active X controls are one example). Also, IE isn't BHO immune, whereas Opera, firefox etc are.

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    lol I wonder who voted IE, guess they were too scared that us other browser users would rag on them or something, for as I dont see a post by them unless it was Crake

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    thats because

    i dont know wich ones the best i want to know wich one to use i use both firefox and ie at the moment and wanting to know wich browser to use thats why i put a poll

    that answerd ure question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crake
    i use both firefox and ie at the moment
    Dude...
    Use firefox (yes, firefox) for general web browsing, and then IE for windows/office update (as they require it) and testing web pages. Firefox is a lot safer and web-standards friendly than IE is at the moment.

    Or...get yourself a copy of Opera. I use Firefox and Opera personally - they do me quite nicely

    I don't know much about Netscape...in fact I have NEVER used it.

    Edit:
    what the heck is Abel internet..I know they are a ISP, but didn't know they have a browser

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    Netscape and FF use the same browser engine, what I've been told. My pages render the same as they do in FF and Netscape.

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    I'd say use Opera. Much better, smaller and faster than firefox. You have to pay for quality.


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    Well, my vote goes for Opera because it has much more features than Firefox, and installing extensions just make it buggy and slow. At least it does for me.


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