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    Default Browser of choice.

    Inspired a bit from this: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    What is everyones browser of choice at the moment?

    I've been a user of Firefox for a long time, but I have to now concur, it's dragging its arse. I'm considdering switching to something, but what?

    Aside from Chrome, Firefox and IE what choices do we now have that are decent?

    Tor? Opera? Dragon?


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    Default Re: Browser of choice.

    I use to be a Firefox-er but ever since having android phones chrome just rocks! Stuff like 'Chrome to Phone' and the linked searching with google now - all very creepy with the data it scrapes but ever so useful.

    IE can suck my balls!

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    Default Re: Browser of choice.

    I've been using Comodo Dragon for the last couple of days after reading the Boycott thread and up to now i like it.....

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    Default Re: Browser of choice.

    I am a chrome user now, syncing stuff across to my Android phone and the extensions for blocking ads on youtube etc are worth it alone

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    Default Re: Browser of choice.

    Comodo Dragon all the way !!!!! Never have problems or hijacks e.t.c + Good speed

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    Default Re: Browser of choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by macmilm View Post
    Comodo Dragon all the way !!!!! Never have problems or hijacks e.t.c + Good speed
    Well yeah thats great, but I've never had anyhijacks either or problems with speed as such using Firefox.

    I'm kinda looking for more techie reasoning as to why one browser is better than another.

    For example:

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    But for other browsers. You know, reasons to shop elsewhere so to speak.


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    Default Re: Browser of choice.

    Well in that case I find (depends if you need) when debugging sites, the inspect element amongst other tools seems to work better and I have found bugs I was unable to using other browsers !!!

    Saying that I have been using it predominantly now for best part of a year so it is fair to say other browsers may have had updates/improvements e.t.c

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    Default Re: Browser of choice.

    Firefox for years (V2 – 3.5) and then switched to Chrome and never looked back. Rocking it on the iPhone too.

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    Default Re: Browser of choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by lloydi View Post
    I am a chrome user now, syncing stuff across to my Android phone and the extensions for blocking ads on youtube etc are worth it alone
    Adblock add-on Chrome make Last.FM a really nice experience

    Thanks to grrrd

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    Default Re: Browser of choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Overdose View Post
    I'm kinda looking for more techie reasoning as to why one browser is better than another.
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    Firefox was diabolical back in 2008 when Tabs (and Google Chrome) were new and they dropped the ball. Open more than 3 and Firefox and IE froze up. Chrome didn't. Things are improving on all 3 major browsers - (including IE), but Chrome is still setting the standard - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    I really love the 2 click "remove extension" if anything attaches itself to Chrome too.
    Digging deep inside the settings to remove that annoying Malware infested program is an arse ache.
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    I agree the large drawback to Chrome is the tracking, but if you don't sign in and use [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Chrome is the perfect browser.
    Google track usage and stats to improve themselves (mostly). So long as your not hiding anything, what have you got to worry about?

    Mozilla Firefox has been around since 2004 and is @ v28.
    Google Chrome came alive in 2008 and is now at v34.
    Internet Explorer has been around since the dinosaurs and is at v11.

    The only thing this really shows is that the developers are reaching goals quicker at Google. So in my mind, they are working harder to bring a better product out.
    The variations of each browser is running off the framework of the original, so if you start with a pig, it'll still be a pig.

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    Chrome alternatives - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Internet Explorer alternatives - See all of the above.

    You still have the TOR browser and PirateBrowser based on FF, but I believe that's only because Firefox was more established at the time.
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    Default Re: Browser of choice.

    So what say about other browsers based on Chromium then? Comodo Dragon is Chrome without the tracking?

    Torch, Flock or Epic?


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    Default Re: Browser of choice.

    iv'e been using maxthon for years dunno if it's better or worse than other browsers i kind of got used to it and never bothered changing it
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