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Battle of the Browsers

Which Internet Browser Do YOU Like?  

117 members have voted

  1. 1. Which Internet Browser Do YOU Like?

    • Firefox
      76
    • Internet Explorer
      31
    • Safari
      3
    • Opera
      11


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I like my iPod. Reasoning? Well, it's damn easy to use. Sure, I'm a fairly intelligent person, and I can probably figure out any MP3 player you throw at me (unless you literally throw it and knock me out and/or damage the player), but when it comes to my music, I just want to listen to it, and I want to listen to it now. Also, it helps that it was the only 160GB player on the market at the time ;)

You know what else helps? The fact that they sell them at AAFES, which means no tax. Buying a pack of gum from Wal-Mart, that doesn't exactly matter. but when your purchase is in the hundreds of dollars, not having to pay sales tax is a very nice thing.

Oh, and it's pretty :D

I posted this from Firefox. 'Cause it's the best. Yar.

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but the thing with iPods is that ever song you buy is $1.00, i mean you could get a different mp3 player, and get more music for a lot cheaper, i just dont want to pay 1.00 for a single song

anyway, i dont want to take over this thread, mabey we should make a new topic

back on topic, im downloading firefox on my laptop now :D

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I like my iPod. Reasoning? ...

As I said, the iPod is a good MP3 player. What I hate about it is that "iPod" has become synonymous with "MP3 Player". I pull out my Sansa, and people ask me if that's my iPod. My reply is a tolerant explanation of what type of MP3 player it actually is. What I want to say is "The iPod isn't the only MP3 player on the market you mindless fool!"

The iPod is popular, and it's not without reason. The problem I have is with the brainwashed people who seem to think that the iPod is the only portable device that can be used to play music.

So pyro, don't fear - I don't hate you. I wish you long life and peace with your iPod. Personally, I'm chasing a different prize. :wink:

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Completely agree with you on the iPod issue, CMD. And Apple, too.

I undertook the exact same case you outlined on the iPod for my art coursework last year, got a good grade for it as well. I couldn't agree with you more, and can't elaborate on that any more.

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Firefox For The Win! When I become increasingly impatient, I'll then try the FF3 pre-releases, but for now I'm staying put with FF2.

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@CMD- Wow! That was very well said :shock: Macs are just plain aesthetics, anyways. And there are sleeker, cooler*, and far more powerful mp3 players out. But like you said, Apple has clever ways to market things. For example, the fact that the iPod shuffle doesn't have a way to order the songs, they combated with "Life's all a shuffle"

http://reviews.cnet.com/mp3-players/iri ... prod.txt.6

Far sleeker, than the iPod, but doesn't have any good marketing :) ^

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Personally I went with a Creative Zen V Plus.

Any getting back on topic have you tried the Safari 3 beta? Not good. I mean it has a form of clear type built in and you cannot disable it so everything looks fuzzy. Again it's Apple coming up with novel yet useless ideas. Like the find inline where it darkens the page except for the word you are looking for. Try it then use mouse scroll. Or the resizable textarea.

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First, I love the speed, performance, and extensions for firefox. One problem, and yes I know it is fixable by extension, but i love the built in mouse gestures in opera. I hate using someone else's pc because I am constantly holding down right click and moving my mouse without result.

Second, I love my 60gb Creative Vision: M. Easy to navigate, great video quality, the built in Removable Disk feature is great! (I have mine partitioned for 16gb with every PDN effect and PDN creation possible on it :lol: )

Third, if it wasnt for bootcamp, I wouldnt even consider a Mac. But i have always wanted to try a Mac, and that is why I love dailyApps, but comically that page wont load up properly in Opera and you will have to use FF or IE.

Edit: I also love the built in IRC client, the E-Mail client, the speed dial, the ability to add multiple search boxes by simply right clicking (That right, SearchPaint.Net is my default search engine!). There are some good widgets for Opera, the built in torrent client works alright (but definetly nowhere near as good as BitTorrent 6.0) Anyways, the list goes on and on.

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A friend once gave me a link that I just had to comment on in my blog. Anyway the site in question is http://www.whyfirefoxisblocked.com and reading it proves that there are a lot of stupid people making websites out there.

Well actually, they do have a point. Webmasters can get anywhere from one to a hundred thousand dollars each year just on advertising. Me, being an AdBlock Plus user, has blocked close to 75,000 advertisements over the last 6 months. I never really thought about the money I'm making webmasters loose.

EDIT: But that doesn't mean I'll stop using AdBlock Plus :twisted:

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As others have argued though it's their web browser and they get the final say in what it shows and what it doesn't. That site makes out that it's illegal to block a sites adverts. I think the amount of bandwidth wasted on the internet for showing adverts is probably somewhere in the ridiculous. Plus I think we're more than in our rights to block them stupid damn DHTML adverts that cover the page until you click close.

BTW as I also point out in my blog entry IE7 pro has an Ad Blocker that works in exactly the same way as Firefox's extension.

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I thought advertising space was sold, on the basis that the site has your ad on it so they pay for that space & then extra if people clicked on it. Not a pay-per-click thing....

If I ran a website & had ads on it, I'd charge just to have the ads there & then get a little more when they were clicked on.

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They also make it seem like it's Firefox's fault for being able to block those ads. Ad-blocking extensions are made by 3rd parties - Mozilla has no say in what people decide to make, especially with an Add-On system as powerful, flexible, and yet easy-to-use as Firefox's.

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...IE7 pro...

The Pro extension for IE7 basically makes it a Firefox clone, so why don't you go the full nine yards and download Firefox; of which half of the Pro features are built-in anyway?

You can even download a decent IE7 theme if it's that which is holding you onto it.

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...IE7 pro...

The Pro extension for IE7 basically makes it a Firefox clone, so why don't you go the full nine yards and download Firefox; of which half of the Pro features are built-in anyway?

You can even download a decent IE7 theme if it's that which is holding you onto it.

Hope that wasn't aimed at me? I've been a Firefox user from before it was even out of beta. The good old Firebird days (I started using after it was changed from Pheonix).

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Hope that wasn't aimed at me?

Actually, it was. My apologies, I read your post as if you were speaking from first-hand use; I should have read your blog closer :).

Again, sorry. However, that post can now be for any IE7 Pro users. Upgrade!

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That's OK. Although I do have IE7 Pro installed for the odd occasion I have to use IE (Windows Updates for one). My bank still doesn't list Firefox as a trusted web browser but at least it gives me the option to carry on.

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That's OK. Although I do have IE7 Pro installed for the odd occasion I have to use IE (Windows Updates for one). My bank still doesn't list Firefox as a trusted web browser but at least it gives me the option to carry on.

IE Tabs can help you there, no?

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i noticed something in firefox that doesnt happen in IE, in the pdn forum, i usually want to see the newest post, so i click the little orange page, and in firefox, it loads a few posts above the new unread post, but this doesnt happen in IE :?

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Cache? Same thing happens to me, but only when I've previously visited that topic; the 'last post' is always the last post I visited, not what actually is the last post, hence my assumption of a cache-related issue.

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That's OK. Although I do have IE7 Pro installed for the odd occasion I have to use IE (Windows Updates for one). My bank still doesn't list Firefox as a trusted web browser but at least it gives me the option to carry on.

IE Tabs can help you there, no?

IE Tabs is still IE. All IE Tabs does is load the IE rendering engine into a Firefox tab. Same way Maxthon etc just load IE into their own gui (ok they also edit the source code before sending it to the engine but IE Tabs does not). View something using IE Tabs and you're still at risk from all the vulnerabilities that exist in IE.

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Can I change my vote to Opera? I've tried it, just out of curiosity, and it has won me over... It just seems so much smoother and faster than Firefox, what with the Speed Dial feature, and not having to restart the browser to change the theme etc. It's just so nice...

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