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Bruno
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

I use firefox, but I must say it's quickly becoming another silly piece of bloatware. I'm thinking about switching. In my opinion, Safari is a darn good browser. Two reasons why I don't switch to it: wine makes it too slow to be worth it, and I hate the Macintosh aesthetics, which basically tell me "hello, we think you're a moron, please let us make things as easy and simple and short sighted as can be, and be happy about your easy lack of choices." If in one end, fx and ie are bloated, on the other, Safari is stupid. I want a minimalist browser, but a smart one nonetheless.

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

Ysim wrote:
TwilightDreamer, don't forget, Opera crashes, too.

Kt, IE7 has tabs now. But I still prefer the feel of the FF tabs. yes

Hime, any specific reasons you like Firefox better? (Same question goes to The Game)

Why firefox is better here you go :
1. Way faster at loadiing webpages
2. Way faster startup
3. Tabs are way better managed (and you can open a tab in 0.2 secs not in 10)
4. its HTML Conform (IE most of the time displays bull****)
5. Its free (not concernig the price but the license)
6. Better security
7. Everyone can help developing it
8. There are thousands of addons
9. using IE on linux would be kinda stupid
10. Torbutton colgate


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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

Just switched to firefox after reading this and boy is it worth it.. the tabs alone are AMAZING!!

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

I use FireFox and i have Safari for back up. I'm just so used to FireFox that i don't like using anything else.

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

Ysim, I never said it didn't crash. All I say is that some of the reports on FF are wrong.
About FF being faster than opera, I realy don't know.

But I do know opera has mouse gestures! (Hehe, didn't I say that already?)


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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

I'm a total Firefox addict...have been for years now ^^

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

Interesting question.

Ask me yesterday and I would have said Firefox. However the more I use SeaMonkey the more I like it. It also seems a little quicker than Firefox. I like it so much I have uninstalled Opera.


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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

I use both Firefox and Explorer (7.0 I think) daily. I only use IE to check my mail, as when I press on "you have X new mails" it automatically opens with IE. As far as I know all my prefered setting are on Firefox.

I started to use FF and now I preferi t over IE because I'm used to it. Plus more things work properly in FF. I somehow have a problem with something in IE and I'm too lazy to fix it since it works perfectly fine in firefox.

I really start to dislike IE because of it looks and how I have to use it. What I do like more about IE than FF is that it's easier to open the first tab. After that it doesn't matter, but the first tab is nicer to open. (Although usually I just use Ctr+click)


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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

another thing in IE that annoys me: whenever you open a new tab it pops up on the screen: "YOU HAVE OPENED A NEW TAB". I KNOW I'VE OPENED A NEW TAB, YOU DUMB @>#$>"# !!

well erm yer. you can turn it off.... but it's there because its a "new" feature to IE users... poor people.


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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

Jagsaw: click the "don't show me this message again" option in the "you have opened a new tab" page, and dismiss the notice by hitting the close button. Stupid message will be replaced with ye olde about:blank page.

Sandra: open fx, get in the options window (I don't know, it's either Tools > Options or Edit > Preferences); go to the "Tabs" tab and select "Always show tab bar." This way, your tab bar will be visible even if only one tab is open, which will make fx look like ie7. Also, if you don't like the tab bar to always be visible (I certainly don't), you can right click the menu bar (the one with the File..Help menus), hit "Customise..." and drag a "New Tab" button to your Navigation Toolbar. smile Voilà: easy tab opening.


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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

im suprised it hasn't been mentioned yet but ive used Netscape for a while sucessfully its not bad but opera also is good (currently using newest IE not bad at all the new tab system works fabulous)

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

I use Trillian for MSN mostly, so if I get any emails, it will go to Firefox :D

Except gmail which I have to type in XD and do XD lol....

But sometimes the NoScript updates on Firefox which are updated alot...get kinda ahhh...^^;


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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

i use firefox with IE for backup. I really don't have a preferance, i'm fine with IE and firefox, though firefox is right on my start menu so i pick that. Firefox crashes once in a while but not enough to bug me, and it can restore sessions so that's that. Firefox is definitely faster though i never had gripes using IE, i'm just used to firefox. plus, i would die without my 7 bookmarks below the toobar smile (ld4all included.)

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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

I've used firefox since v1.0 and I love it. I'll have to see if I stick with it coming up with version 3.0, see if it is still sleek and fast or goes netscape's way of big and bloated.

I don't like IE7, I have to use it at school and just the feel of it kinda hurts me...I dunno why but it does.


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PostPosted: Mon 07 Jan, 2008  Reply with quote

I prefer Firefox. It's faster and more customizable. I can't tell you how many problems I had with IE. (I have IE7 as well, but I don't use it much). It crashed A LOT and was a bit slow.

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