Do you use Internet Explorer or Firefox?

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@SketcherD (1114)
Canada
October 27, 2008 12:03am CST
I prefer using Firefox myself because it is so much faster and I like the variety of plugins that you can choose to incorporate in it. My brother told me I should try using Opera today. Does anybody else use Opera? Which internet browser do you use and why do you like it better?
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
29 Oct 08
i normally use Firefox, but i recently got a new laptop so for now im using Internet Explorer. i prefer Firefox better because Internet Explorer usually ends up crashing with a system error or something stupid. so far i havent had any problems with it, but eventually i'll probably switch.
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
30 Oct 08
It's always good to have two browsers on any computer anyway. Perhaps you can download it to just make sure you have a backup browser to get to the internet if your IE does go down.
@zalilame (880)
• Malaysia
27 Oct 08
I use mozilla firefox since it provides more security for safe internet surfing plus they have cool plugins. Like cool iris wich allows me to watch pictures in 3d. Just love mozilla.
@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
27 Oct 08
Yes I feel more secure on Firefox as well. There just seems to be more blocks on it than IE.
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
im not really keen about this. my hubby had installed firefox, but til now i didnt know what's the difference... im just here to use the internet and when something goes wrong, i ask him to fix it. :)
@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
27 Oct 08
I used to do the same thing a few years ago. Now I am a software support technician and have worked in the field of computers for quite a while. My husband now comes to me to fix all of the software issues in the house on all 3 computers. He will even tell his friends to ask me about the software end of the computer because I know more than he does.
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
wow... that's good for you, hope i could also be one. :)
@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
27 Oct 08
Try going to this site www.gur.in. I use it a lot. There are a ton of really good walk throughs to fix your computer and free software there to help you with computer problems like viruses, trojans and spyware.
@vicky30 (4777)
• India
29 Oct 08
I use firefox because it is a very stable browser.Also it gives protection from spyware than internet explorer.It also has a lot of themes to customize the look pf the browser.It regularly downloads updates from the internet.It also had lot of addons.Also there is tabbed browsing to surf multiple sites at the same time.
@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
30 Oct 08
Have you tried Keepass? It is an addon that creates passwords that are extremely secure, 20 characters long with letters, numbers and symbols. It stores the passwords in a database that is password protected on your computer for you so you don't have to remember what password you put for each site or login page. I really like it.
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@vicky30 (4777)
• India
30 Oct 08
I never tried KeePass.Thanks for the information.
@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
3 Nov 08
It really is cool and very safe.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
27 Oct 08
i use internet explorer. thatall i have ever had. wouldn't know how to change to anything else.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
28 Oct 08
thank u very much. greetings from tennessee.
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
28 Oct 08
You are very welcome. Greetings from Ontario Canada.
@satyakam (1112)
• India
27 Oct 08
Well 2 years back i was using internet explorer and i was feeling problem using Firefox but slowly slowly i got used with it and for me it is the best browser,i sometimes use Netscape ,Netscape has all the facility like Mozilla Firefox.
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
28 Oct 08
Yes Netscape is very similar. There is another one you could try called Opera as well.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I am using explorer. I am not sure what plugins are (and yes, I use the computer often )
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@anjielyn (535)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
[i]I preffered Mozilla Firefox 3 very convient & up-to-date the add-on and plug-in![/i]
@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
3 Nov 08
Yes I agree with you. I really like the plug-ins as well. Have you tried keepass? It is a password generator.
• United States
30 Oct 08
I prefer Internet Explorer... I am not sure which ones goes faster but I think that I am just use to using that program. I have never used Firefox but on some of the computers at the university that I attend they use Safari. I have tons of friends that prefer firefox over internet explorer. In my opinion I think they all do the same thing so it really doesn't matter which one I use.
@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
3 Nov 08
You are right they basically all do the same thing. But you should always have more than one browser loaded in case IE becomes corrupt. Just good sense to be backed up with a second browser.
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
before i used to be an internet explorer user.but when i try to use firefox, out of curiosity ( because every body around me use firefox then ) i realize that it is really much easier to use. I donot have to open new windows everytime i am trying to open a new site. and from then on, i set firefox as my web page browser..
@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
28 Oct 08
Great. I too use it almost exclusively now. Opera is another good browser to try.
• India
27 Oct 08
I mostly use Internet Explorer, but I'm not averse to using Firefox either. One reason I'd say for sing Explorer is that Firefox takes longer to load at first. Cheers!
@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
28 Oct 08
I do not find it a big inconvenience of the few seconds it takes at first to load because the browsing to me is so much safer and quicker.
• Malaysia
11 May 09
i like to use firefox. i find it much better in terms of reliability and speed.