What is your favorite Web Browser?

Discussion in 'Hardware Discussion & Support' started by WyreTheWolf, Mar 22, 2003.

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What browser do you use?

  1. Internet Explorer - What Build?

    12 vote(s)
    44.4%
  2. Enigma Browser

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Mozilla - What build?

    5 vote(s)
    18.5%
  4. Netscape Navigator - What build?

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Phoenix Browser

    3 vote(s)
    11.1%
  6. Opera - What build?

    6 vote(s)
    22.2%
  7. Other - Please list

    1 vote(s)
    3.7%
  1. WyreTheWolf

    WyreTheWolf Wolfish Bastard

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    This is something that a lot of people dont actually know about. I have asked this of customers... I 9 out of 10 times just get a blank stare.

    I am surprised that so many people dont know that there is more out there than Internet Explorer.

    So, please vote for your favorite, and then list the reasons why you use that browser.

    Have fun :)
     
  2. WyreTheWolf

    WyreTheWolf Wolfish Bastard

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    My personal favorite is Phoenix Browser,

    you can get a copy here.

    I like it because it is fast, supports tab browsing, and it is free.
     
  3. Vampyromaniac

    Vampyromaniac confutatis maledictis

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    Phoenix still not quite good enough for me, I'm with Mozilla :)
     
  4. WyreTheWolf

    WyreTheWolf Wolfish Bastard

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    What build?

    As far as Phoenix, there is a new build available in the nightly builds... MOST excellent. :)
     
  5. Vampyromaniac

    Vampyromaniac confutatis maledictis

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    I have Mozilla 1.1, haven't gotten around to intalling 1.3 yet
    Actually, even though Mozilla is my fave, I'm using Phoenix pretty much full-time, the regular 0.5.

    I know there's new builds everyday, but even the newest is still too quirky, I just stick with 0.5 instead of installing everyday.
     
  6. Necrosis

    Necrosis Well-Known Member

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    Mozilla 1.3...just wish it has the google search menu like Phoenix.
     
  7. Dom

    Dom New Member

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    IE6 SP1.:hmm:
     
  8. Starscream

    Starscream King of the Decepticons!

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    Opera 7.03
     
  9. Crash Override

    Crash Override Banned

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    I had to put other simply due to the fact that for different sites I use different browsers.

    For me ie6 seems to have issues with sites like pricewatch that use a database.

    for driverheaven ie6 also has issues with the initial site access that other browsers dont seem to have

    so for me its mostly opera and ie6 unless im in an artsy mood then its onto mozilla and netscape
     
  10. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    since the upgrades I havent had any problems on DH with IE
     
  11. Crash Override

    Crash Override Banned

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    actually i just discovered something rather odd.

    for some reason if i use the ip for DH then its not a problem whatsoever in ie6 (was doin some trace routes to see if it could have been something between here and the server) but if I use www.driverheaven.net or driverheaven.net or any variation thereof rather than the actual ip it does....not sure why the hell it would make a difference but then again that is microsoft for ya eh?
     
  12. Erroneus

    Erroneus Get off my lawn!

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    opera

    opera 7.03 great browser, way faster then IE and more stable and easy to use then phoenix IMO
     
  13. Impulse

    Impulse l33t

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    I choose Opera. I always use the latest version of it, w/o JAVA... :p
     
  14. HardwareHeaven

    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    try flushing your dns in cmd.
     
  15. Impulse

    Impulse l33t

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    Not to mention IE's security flaws, and alot of patches and fixes to keep track on. I mean both IE and Opera has their shares of security exploits, but I've seen less issues with Opera, than IE; in terms of security... :p
     
  16. Aspect

    Aspect "Amusing Comment Here"

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    Phoenix is definately my fave browser :D
     
  17. Crash Override

    Crash Override Banned

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    that seems to have worked :)
     
  18. UberLord

    UberLord A Legend in Underwear

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    Apples and Oranges comparison really.

    IE has the most security holes because around 95% of the internet community uses it so more crackers target it for weaknesses

    Mozilla has the best security because
    1) It's not as popular so you don't get as many crackers trying to exploit it
    2) It's open source and there's more people auditing the code since it hit version 1 than there are people writing new code for it.
    3) It has loads of privacy settings like not allowing popups or malicious portions of javascript.

    Opera is a strange best. For such a small userbase (in comparison to IE) and for a closed source product it's security (in terms of needing a patch) has been pretty good. I'd actually say that the programmers for Opera are pretty damn good seeing as only 2 major holes have been found in opera since the launch of version 7.

    Also there's the security patch turnaround time.
    Mozilla normally gets security patches out the same day as the exploit is found.
    Opera noramlly gets it's patches out the next working day or two.
    IE still has 14 exploitable holes of with 6 are over 6 months old.

    Now you know why I insist my parents use either Mozilla or Opera. My dad prefers mozilla and my mum prefers Opera. I prefer Mozilla myself. I've even submitted a few bug reports and *gasp* a patch! Didn't get accepted though as someone else wrote a better one. Ah well :)
     
  19. BWX

    BWX get out and ride

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    IE 6 SP1, because I have never tried anything else. I'm just used to it I guess- It's plenty fast (instant) for me. So I see no need to change.
     
  20. NaumoJR

    NaumoJR Paranoid Android

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    I'm torn between Opera 7.02 and IE 6 sp1.:duh:

    I use IE a lot, but I tend to use Opera evey now and then. So IE wins by a hair.
     

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