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MoonJelly

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#1 9 years ago

I've been using Firefox, but I never actually looked into the background of Mozilla. Which browser is secure, and less likely to crash?

With your experience in web surfing, which one has the LEAST problems?




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#2 9 years ago

LEAST problems would be Chrome. Most compatable/secure/least problems (So basically best of all worlds) Firefox. Most improved IE Fastest Chrome




*The.Doctor

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#3 9 years ago

I like Opera. The Opera 10 beta puts all other browsers to shame in speed and responsiveness. It has pretty much fixed every problem i've ever had with Opera. The only problem i've gotten so far is that it forgets login info every once and a while. It still is in Beta though so i'm sure the final release will be even better. The newest Firefox seems slow and clunky to me. I like Opera's slick looking and polished interface. Sure you can skin firefox to look like nearly anything, but it still can't quite match the style.

Firefox is good, as long as you load it up with theme and extensions. IE is still the worst IMO. IE8 is slow as shit, and freezes up a lot when working with lots of tabs. Its seriously one of the slowest browsers i've ever used i think.

For me it goes like this:

Opera > Chrome > Safari > Firefox > IE

The best non-Windows browser i've used aside from Safari would have to be Konqueror. It was damn near as fast as Opera, though Kubuntu doesn't like to play nice with my net connection.




MoonJelly

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#4 9 years ago

I've used Opera for a bit a few months ago, and oh man, super fast! I think I might go with Opera for a bit. I love Firefox's Ad-Block though. Damn gross online ads.




ConstanceJill

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#5 9 years ago

The question in your thread title and the question in your original post seem quite different :hmm: ... one's favorite browser still might be likely to crash / unsecure / with problems.




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#6 9 years ago

It really depends on what you want the browser for. IE 8 with UAC is actually pretty secure, plus the website archive it can safe into is pretty handy for webdevs who want to show demos to clients - (I think only opera supports it as well) But it's UI is not so great+activeX

What next Opera - can't say I know much about. Tried it once and didn't like it so much.

Safari - no thank you. WebKit is nice, but the negative's don't outweigh the bonuses. Completely alien UI for a windows application. Specific font rendering that cannot be toggled, a couple of extra application one doesn't need.

Chrome and derivates (Iron for instance) - Currently what I use (specifically Iron). Doesn't have the plugins as firefox, isn't as lightweight as some other browsers and in the case of Chrome vanilla has the hand of google firmly stuck in. still Omnibar is very good, the UI actually somewhat fits (although not completely) and looks very good on vista. Not to mention it uses Webkit and in the case of Iron it uses the newest version of said, thus being on par if not often ahead of safari.

Firefox - My old browser of choice. Can be lightened although still not the lightest there is. Has a ton of plugins and scripts.

K-melon a seriously light browser using gecko

Arora - lightweight webkit browser

Like I've said really comes down to what you prefer. I recommend you try them out one by one and see which one you prefer.




MoonJelly

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#7 9 years ago
ConstanceJill;4963304The question in your thread title and the question in your original post seem quite different :hmm: ... one's favorite browser still might be likely to crash / unsecure / with problems.

You're right. There must be a schism in my brain haha.




N88TR

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#8 9 years ago

Might be dumb but I couldn't figure shit out in Chrome.

Can't believe I once used IE.

Firefox forever. Stable, easy to use, love the password-rememberthingy.




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#9 9 years ago

I've been using Opera for almost three years now, and it just keeps on getting better. Besides when visiting Microsoft for updates, I haven't had any comparability issues since 9.5. I've also noticed that stability seems to have been improved. It used to slow down after a few weeks with 100+ tabs open, but so far I haven't had any problems.




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#10 9 years ago
Safari - no thank you. WebKit is nice, but the negative's don't outweigh the bonuses. Completely alien UI for a windows application. Specific font rendering that cannot be toggled, a couple of extra application one doesn't need.

Safari on Windows is crap, i agree. It is all kinds of awesome on OSX though.