[poll] What browser do you use and why?

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by Haloman800, May 8, 2013.

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What browser do you primarily use?

  1. Google Chrome

    50.0%
  2. Mozilla Firefox

    39.6%
  3. Microsoft Internet Explorer (lol)

    4.2%
  4. Apple Safari

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Opera.. Opera

    6.3%
  1. Haloman800
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    Curious to see what browsers are popular around here, please vote for the one you use and state your reason why you chose it over other browsers.

    As for myself, I prefer Chrome for its speed/stability/simplicity, and the add-ons are great.
     
  2. Maxternal

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    Chrome for simplicity
    Also Opera because it's the best thing when you're phone can only do Java ME.
     
  3. Haloman800
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    Was also going to ask about mobile browsers.. I used to use Opera, now I use Dolphin on my Note 2, it has much better tab management than Chrome/Opera mobile.
     
  4. the_randomizer

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    Chrome, because it's stable, secure and isn't Internet Explorer*. I also use Firefox as an alternative if Chrome freaks out when loading HTML5/Flash.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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  5. Haloman800
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    Only real reason people use IE is baby duck syndrome (look it up) and/or tech illiteracy (e.g. not even knowing what a "browser" is).
     
  6. gifi4

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    Firefox as it has native support for some functions that I need.
     
  7. The Milkman

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    I use Chrome because on my older PCs it starts up fast and syncs with my google account (which I use on as many devices as I can) so I can just bookmark a link on my phone, watch it pop up on Chrome on my PC and use it. Plus themes and Porn Incognito mode :P
     
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    Chrome because it syncs history and bookmarks between all my devices. (Mobile too). I have FireFox as backup incase Chrome mucks up on a webpage.
     
  9. Edgarska

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    Firefox.
    Because of all the addons, some of which I can't do without, and I've had trouble using flash in chrome, so it looks like I'll be using Firefox for a while.
     
  10. Gahars

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    Chrome, because I am a man of standards.
     
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  11. TyBlood13

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    Chrome also, for the add-ons/simplicity/lightwightedness of it
     
  12. dj4uk6cjm

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    I use opera for regular browsing and firefox and chrome for the big stuff.
     
  13. Psionic Roshambo

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    Chrome first these days but used to use Opera almost exclusively, switched a couple of .something versions back. I still keep Opera installed for back up. FF is a last resort before the final last act of desperation and loading IE...
     
  14. [M]artin

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    Firefox, mainly because I've been using it for so long without problems, it's reliable, and its what I'm accustomed to. Also use a fair amount of Firefox plugins on a daily basis that I like too. Heard lots of good things about Chrome, though, just haven't had time to give it a spin.
     
  15. Maxternal

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    Heh, crediar is STILL the only one who says he uses IE ... and I kinda think he's trolling.
     
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  16. Hells Malice

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    I use firefox mostly because of its tab management, despite its flaws.
    Chrome I also have open with several tabs, including my gmail stuff.

    I also use Opera at times.
     
  17. Yoshinecra

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    I use Nightly (Firefox) and Opera interchangeably using two computers. I use Nightly because I like some of its features still unreleased in the more stable Firefox and I use Opera for general browsing and searching for stuff.
     
  18. Ericthegreat

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    Firefox, cause originally it wasnt as easy to clear your browsing history on IE.
     
  19. nukeboy95

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    chrome because i dont wanna be killed when google takes over the world
     
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  20. PityOnU

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    I use IE10 because I find it to be fast, reliable, and highly configurable. I have never, in all honesty, had IE9 or IE10 ever crash on me. I have never been exploited through either IE9 or IE10 (IE6, 7, and 8 were a different story). It's also the only browser that ships with a built in ad blocker (AFAIK at least). It can also be set to open all pop-ups or new windows in a new tab (not possible in Chrome) and automatically delete all of my browsing history when I close it.

    It's pretty damn good. The only reason people don't use it more because it has a very negative stigma associated with it from back in the IE6 days.