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Title: Best Internet Browser
Post by: Yanky on October 03, 2013, 11:40:39 PM
Google Chrome is today the most popular browser it's fast and good, every time I use Internet Explorer it makes me explode do you feel the same? Why are people still using Internet Explorer?
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: yuneeq on October 03, 2013, 11:46:47 PM
Why are people still using Internet Explorer?

Because that's what shipped with their operating system.
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: Yanky on October 03, 2013, 11:57:56 PM
Because that's what shipped with their operating system.
I guess you are correct it happens to be every time I use someone's computer and advise them to use chrome they thanked me afterwards
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: ckmk47 on October 04, 2013, 01:17:23 AM
I find that periodically when I fill out a form or such, at "enter" it wont go through on Chrome and when I do it over on IE, it does.

Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: AnonymousUser on October 04, 2013, 01:24:04 AM
Best is a matter of preference. I've found that Chrome is faster and better at memory management, but Firefox has better add-ons and tab management, which for me is more important. As for IE, if you just do basic browsing, I'm not sure it's any worse; it's gotten much better over the years.
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: notanonymous on October 04, 2013, 01:25:58 AM
Best is a matter of preference. I've found that Chrome is faster and better at memory management, but Firefox has better add-ons and tab management, which for me is more important. As for IE, if you just do basic browsing, I'm not sure it's any worse; it's gotten much better over the years.
+1 Although I agree with the OP that Chrome (and as AU said, Firefox...and I'll add Opera) are all superior to IE, for a normal, non-techie user, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: smurf on October 04, 2013, 01:28:32 AM
"Internet Explorer; the number one browser for downloading a better browser"
(http://ellisbenus.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/IE-Best-Browser-to-Download-a-Good-Browser.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: tuvz on October 05, 2013, 11:53:36 AM
Google Chrome is today the most popular browser it's fast and good, every time I use Internet Explorer it makes me explode do you feel the same? Why are people still using Internet Explorer?

For 3BMs obviously  8)
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: Achas Veachas on October 01, 2014, 11:53:14 AM
For some reason lately I'm having issues with Firefox, while watching videos (YouTube, Vimeo etc.) they get really choppy. The issue is only on Firefox, it's gotten to a point where I'll usually just copy/paste the link into Chrome to watch. Anyone else experiencing this?
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: caliheat on October 01, 2014, 12:34:19 PM
Because that's what shipped with their operating system.
+1
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: smurf on October 01, 2014, 12:41:41 PM
For some reason lately I'm having issues with Firefox, while watching videos (YouTube, Vimeo etc.) they get really choppy. The issue is only on Firefox, it's gotten to a point where I'll usually just copy/paste the link into Chrome to watch. Anyone else experiencing this?
add extension called "open with"
Won't solve your problem but you won't have to copy paste
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: Achas Veachas on October 01, 2014, 12:43:01 PM
add extension called "open with"
Won't solve your problem but you won't have to copy paste
Thanks. Though of course I'd rather fix the underlying problem. Any ideas what could be slowing down my browser?
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: thaber on October 01, 2014, 12:47:43 PM
Thanks. Though of course I'd rather fix the underlying problem. Any ideas what could be slowing down my browser?
do you kave K9 or similar installed? might be a socket issue
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: Achas Veachas on October 01, 2014, 01:11:04 PM
do you kave K9 or similar installed? might be a socket issue
No I don't
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: etech0 on October 01, 2014, 01:34:10 PM
There's a firefox extension that will tell you how much memory each of your addons is using.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/about-addons-memory/
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: thaber on October 01, 2014, 01:45:22 PM
There's a firefox extension that will tell you how much memory each of your addons is using.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/about-addons-memory/
+1, you can try disabling your extensions. or reset firefox totally (menu/help(q mark)/troubleshooting then the big button at the top right
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: emesmusic on October 01, 2014, 04:00:14 PM
Am I the only one in the world who likes IE?
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: mercaz1 on October 01, 2014, 04:04:40 PM
Am I the only one in the world who likes IE?

+1
I use it as well
im just used to it and don't have the patience to switch
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: Moishel on October 01, 2014, 04:06:31 PM
As a matter of fact, IE 11 is not that bad, in fact, some of my best friends use IE... I still use Chrome for the features such as cloud print, tabs being accessible over all my devices, form auto-fill etc.
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: caliheat on October 10, 2014, 10:19:26 AM
Am I the only one in the world who likes IE?
It would seem so!
Browser Statistics
2014                   Chrome   Internet Explorer   Firefox   Safari   Opera
September          59.6 %   9.9 %                 24.0 %   3.6 %   1.6 %
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: DanH on October 13, 2014, 01:11:11 PM
Did you try resetting all firefox settings?  Does it happen in safe mode?

In regards to "best browser", if anyone here uses mulitple devices, Maxthon looks very cool. www.maxthon.com
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: Yehuda25 on October 23, 2014, 12:48:46 AM
Chrome is the way to go! Just be prepared with a lot of Ram!!
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: sky121 on March 17, 2015, 01:29:25 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/17/microsoft-to-axe-internet-explorer/
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: yesitsme on March 17, 2015, 01:43:03 PM
Am I the only one in the world who likes IE?
wow i didn't know that someone likes it

Quote
If you read this blog, there is a 99% chance you've had a hair-pulling experience with IE. (https://css-tricks.com/how-to-create-an-ie-only-stylesheet/)
<!--[if !IE]><!--><script src="welcome.js"></script><!--<![endif]-->
<!--[if IE]><script src="sorry.js"></script><![endif]-->
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: yitzf on March 17, 2015, 03:20:59 PM
Internet explorer RIP
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: yesitsme on March 25, 2015, 04:00:41 PM
History

For many years (2000 to 2008), IE market share was more than 80%. And IE v6 was considered as ade facto standard (80% to 97% market share in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 for IE6 only, more market share with all IE versions).

As IE6 was not respecting Web standards, developers had to test their website using IE6. That situation was great for Microsoft (MS) as web developers had to buy MS products (e.g. IE cannot be used without buying Windows), and it was more profit-making to stay non-compliant (i.e. Microsoft wanted to become the standard excluding other companies).

Therefore many many sites were IE6 compliant only, and as IE was not compliant with web standard, all these web sites was not well rendered on standards compliant browsers. Even worse, many sites required only IE.

However, at this time, Mozilla started Firefox development respecting as much as possible all the web standards (other browser were implemented to render pages as done by IE6). As more and more web developers wanted to use the new web standards features, more and more websites were more supported by Firefox than IE.

When IE market sharing was decreasing, MS realized staying standard incompatible was not a good idea. Therefore MS started to release new IE version (IE8/IE9/IE10) respecting more and more the web standards.
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: etech0 on June 16, 2015, 11:48:40 PM
10 ways to integrate firefox and chrome (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-ways-integrate-firefox-chrome/)
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: DanH on June 17, 2015, 06:54:56 AM
10 ways to integrate firefox and chrome (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-ways-integrate-firefox-chrome/)
Funny, the first thing they mentioned LastPass, was just hacked... again.
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: yuneeq on June 17, 2015, 08:47:19 AM
Funny, the first thing they mentioned LastPass, was just hacked... again.

Not that much of a big deal though.
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: ya on June 17, 2015, 09:22:25 AM
Chrome kills battery. If your on a laptop makes a big difference.
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: Dan on June 17, 2015, 09:45:56 AM
Chrome stinks at predicting what webpage you want to go to.  Firefox is just miles ahead in that regard.
But Chrome is much faster in general.
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: yuneeq on June 17, 2015, 09:49:18 AM
I like using Chrome, but when something doesn't work well,
I open  Firefox and everything works fine.
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: sammy n on June 17, 2015, 09:51:29 AM
I like using Chrome, but when something doesn't work well,
I open  Firefox and everything works fine.
Same here.
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: yesitsme on June 17, 2015, 09:53:58 AM
Chrome kills battery. If your on a laptop makes a big difference.

And Firefox kills memory (open tabs), IE kills functionality (<10)
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: pcgeek on June 17, 2015, 12:36:18 PM
Chrome is not the fast, lean browser it once was. It's still ahead of the others, but the gap is closing between chrome and firefox.
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: AnonymousUser on June 17, 2015, 12:45:01 PM
And Firefox kills memory (open tabs), IE kills functionality (<10)
IME Chrome uses much more memory than FF.
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: pcgeek on June 17, 2015, 12:51:11 PM
IME Chrome uses much more memory than FF.
Chrome uses a seperate process for each tab you have open, and every process has it's own ram usage associated with it. Firefox on the other hand doesn't, but the browser itself uses more memory. IOW, if you have many tabs open chrome uses more, but if you only have a couple of tabs open, firefox uses more (at least IME).
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: AnonymousUser on June 17, 2015, 04:20:20 PM
Chrome uses a seperate process for each tab you have open, and every process has it's own ram usage associated with it. Firefox on the other hand doesn't, but the browser itself uses more memory. IOW, if you have many tabs open chrome uses more, but if you only have a couple of tabs open, firefox uses more (at least IME).
IME, Chrome with a few tabs uses the same memory as FF with 75.
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: avromie7 on June 19, 2015, 12:14:49 AM
I always use FF but it still has pretty bad memory leaks, I think it's better than it used to be be not the way it should be
Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: stooges44 on May 08, 2019, 12:04:10 PM
NOTE: There are countless threads about the pros/cons of the different browsers, I figured this was the best one to bump.

After using chrome for about a decade I finally downloaded firefox today and I was blown away literally!

Like everyone else, I ditched ff years ago because it would explode and crash your whole system. It seems now that chrome and ff have reversed places. Chrome is an absolute memory hog and so far ff is performing wonderfully. I always attributed the speed of chrome (or lack thereof) to the poor specs of my computer but now I see I was wrong, ff is flying and kicking dust in chromes face, rightfully so!

Title: Re: Best Internet Browser
Post by: ludmila on May 08, 2019, 03:26:23 PM
Opera.