What is Your Favorite Web Browser?


View Poll Results: My Favorite (Current) Web Browser Is .... ??
Mozilla FireFox 85 64.39%
Chrome 21 15.91%
Opera 16 12.12%
Internet Explorer (IE) 5 3.79%
Safari 4 3.03%
Other (Specify Below) 1 0.76%
Voters: 132. This poll is closed

 
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# 1  
Old 09-19-2008
What is Your Favorite Web Browser?

OK, please vote on your favorite web browser and comment why!

Only currently supported browers please!

Thanks.

PS: I am a big FireFox fan. FireFox add-ons rock!
# 2  
Old 09-19-2008
I like Firefox very much too. Sometimes links/lynx is very helpful in problematic situations.
P.S. I voted for Firefox.
# 3  
Old 09-19-2008
I use Firefox but only because the competition is worse. I have tried Epiphany and Konqueror but always returned to Mozilla / Firefox because they somehow felt too constrained. But I curse the memory footprint and instability of Firefox every day. (FF2 was more stable for me, but FF3 is nicer in terms of performance; still, lots of room for improvement.)
# 4  
Old 09-19-2008
Surely bcoz of addons.... But FF3 is not that good... it consumes to much CPU and Memory.. But still I voted for FF.

I use kmeleon. light wieght.. and clean
# 5  
Old 09-19-2008
Hmm, my browser isn't even mentioned: Mozilla. (the old, classical, fullblown, Netscape-inherited browser suite, not the Firefox derivate). I use Firefox (1.x) occasionally, but usually Mozilla is it.

The reason is partly habit: i was "raised" with Netscape when what i knew as Internet started to transform to the world-wide-wait we all come to love. A more tangible reason is: i like Mozillas capability to type text into the address line, press <cursor down> and <ENTER> and it will do a search on these words with my favourite search engine. I also like the "window-oriented" modus operandi of Mozilla better than Firefoxes "tabs-oriented" way. This is just personal taste: i like several windows better than several tabs.

On top of that i use the other parts of the Mozilla browser suite (Mozilla Mail and Address Book - i detest IRC chatting and i write my HTML code in vi) on a common basis, so there is no waste in installing a complete suite instead of a standalone browser.

I dislike the memory leakage as everybody and am acquainted with (but still hate) having to restart the browser every few weeks anew.

For IE i have no purpose at all, not even when i have to work on Windows - see here.

bakunin
# 6  
Old 09-19-2008
The old Netscape Mozilla brower is not currently supported and support was discontinued in Feb 2008, as I recall.

This poll is for currently supported browsers.

I prefer we don't open "a can of worms" discussing all the unsupported browsers of days gone by Smilie


Quote:
Originally Posted by bakunin
Hmm, my browser isn't even mentioned: Mozilla. (the old, classical, fullblown, Netscape-inherited browser suite, not the Firefox derivate). I use Firefox (1.x) occasionally, but usually Mozilla is it.

The reason is partly habit: i was "raised" with Netscape when what i knew as Internet started to transform to the world-wide-wait we all come to love. A more tangible reason is: i like Mozillas capability to type text into the address line, press <cursor down> and <ENTER> and it will do a search on these words with my favourite search engine. I also like the "window-oriented" modus operandi of Mozilla better than Firefoxes "tabs-oriented" way. This is just personal taste: i like several windows better than several tabs.

On top of that i use the other parts of the Mozilla browser suite (Mozilla Mail and Address Book - i detest IRC chatting and i write my HTML code in vi) on a common basis, so there is no waste in installing a complete suite instead of a standalone browser.

For IE i have no purpose at all, not even when i have to work on Windows - see here.

bakunin
# 7  
Old 09-19-2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Neo
support was discontinued in Feb 2008, as I recall.
There you have it: i haven't updated my browser for such a long time that i have not even noticed that. In this case i will cast a vote for Firefox, because if i ever have to switch browsers i will probably use Firefox and see how much i can make it look and behave like Mozilla.

bakunin
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