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  1. mace bewley

    mace bewley Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 11, 2009
    Rogers AR
    Just wondering what browser everyone uses?? I use Safari mainly, and IE sometimes.

    Mace
     
  2. D_Struct

    D_Struct Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2009
    Lufkin, TX
    I use Camino while I'm at work.
     
  3. Kaston

    Kaston Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 14, 2008
    Texas, USA
    NEVER use IE!!!!!!! It is so prone to letting **** get onto your computer. Always use fire fox instead of IE.
     
  4. Tasdad

    Tasdad Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2009
    Pittsburg, KS
    I used to use firefox exclusively, but since finding chrome, I am hooked. I still keep firefox and even IE as backups for those pesky sites that don't recognize chrome.
     
  5. Zep--

    Zep-- Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 21, 2009
    SW Florida
    IE 7 mostly and Google Chrome a little.

    Zep--
     
  6. Sir_Puffalot

    Sir_Puffalot Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 26, 2008
    UK
    I used to use Opera which I really liked until trying Chrome and never looked back.

    Chrome was also the only browser to survive hacking attempts on day 1 of the pwn2own 2009 contest. IE7, Safari and Firefox fell in minutes and even bugs were found in IE8. That added bit of security is always handy.
     
  7. Skad

    Skad Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 29, 2009
    Biloxi, MS
    Firefox and Safari at home on the Mac, Chrome and IE at work. Some of our aps at work only work with IE.
     
  8. Christopher

    Christopher Full Member

    Mar 21, 2009
    nothing but firefox for me.
     
  9. G35

    G35 Full Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Opera. What wone me over was being able to shut it down and opening it back up with all of the web pages from my last session still open in tabs.
     
  10. pwrpuffchick

    pwrpuffchick Guest

    Apr 5, 2009
    Midwest, US
    Firefox exclusively unless at work where I have to use IE.
     
  11. ISAWHIM

    ISAWHIM Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 15, 2009
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I develop websites, so I have to see the world through many eyes...

    I use these three. (MSIE 7+), (FF 3.08), (Chrome 1+)

    I don't care for anything related to apple. That is just a personal thing. I also can't waste time developing websites to function on obscure software. (The loss of 1% for those who are as stubborn as I am, is not worth the time, money or effort. Most people have two browsers.)

    There is no such thing as a "Safe" browser or a "Secure" browser... They all have flaws, and are equally easy to hack. Trust me, if someone wants something you have, they will eventually get it, or get caught trying to get it, or move to an easier target.

    Use what you like, and NEVER assume any browser is safe... or you are the easier target.

    Sure hackers will tell you another browser they made is safer... They know how to get in there better, faster, and those who believe it is safe will visit your sites more and tell you which browser they use... (Takes the guessing out of which hack methods to use.)

    If I want security, I use my own data-browser... Raw HTML and text, no images, no pop-ups, no ads, and 1000 times faster than all other browsers. LOL. Yummy!

    If you use windows... you are using MSIE, even if you don't realize it... Windows-XP and up to all present versions are all MSIE as the operating system. They just made it look like the old windows setup. Your desktop is a browser. (Ironically, you have to use MSIE/desktop to operate all other browsers, unless you have a DOS or x86 version, or linux or apple. Which is ironic again, because all new apple computers are IBM x86 computers inside. Apple no longer manufactures anything. It is all China-Ware and Japan-Ware.)

    Want to have some fun... get a plug-in for FireFox called FireBug... It allows you to see all the horrible HTML and broken junk in a web-page. It also allows you to see many of the obvious hack-attempts on some sites. It shows frames in frames in frames in frames in virtual content... Super-detailed and easy to follow. (You can even live-edit any web page. You can do that in MSIE also, but it requires a special link to activate that hidden feature. No I can not post the link, because it has javascript, and would be removed by the link filter here. Just google "MSIE edit hack link trick".)
     
  12. SilkyVapor

    SilkyVapor Full Member

    Mar 21, 2009
    Tennessee
    Definitely Firefox... I only use IE when I have absolutely no other choice :)
     
  13. tribalmasters

    tribalmasters Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Opera is a gooden for me! Built in torrent support, great zoom, a little sluggish for some tasks. Firefox has all those great plugins to get rid of ads and such and seems to be starting to appear in embedded computers!
     
  14. tribalmasters

    tribalmasters Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Ironically, you have to use MSIE/desktop to operate all other browsers, unless you have a DOS or x86 version, or linux or apple.

    Well since pretty much all modern users of Windows are using the x86 version that means we are all safe muahahaa!
     
  15. bizzyb0t

    bizzyb0t Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2009
    Denver CO, USA
    Firefox FTW!


    I tried Google Chrome several times and it was garbage.

    If you use IE regularly, good luck!
     
  16. tribalmasters

    tribalmasters Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 19, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Don't worry users of IE who have good security! You own your computer, no one can tell you what browser to use! Besides, IE is sometimes the only browser that will work with some online banking sites etc.
     
  17. surbitonPete

    surbitonPete Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2009
    North Yorkshire UK
    I have just downloaded chrome after reading your post Tas.....my first impressions are that it's a very neat easy to use interface and quite fast.
     
  18. BadSeed

    BadSeed Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2008
    Arbroath, UK
    I'm running Opera here on Ubuntu. Ubuntu comes with Firefox pre-installed, but I just prefer Opera. Obviously no IE on this OS. :)
     
  19. ejfan1977

    ejfan1977 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 6, 2009
    Kingston, Washington
    Firefox, but might be checking into Chrome
     
  20. DontBlink

    DontBlink Full Member

    I have used Firefox for years. Never heard of Chrome, I'll look into it.
     
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