What browser do you perfer?

Firefox Browser - Firefox is my favorite Internet browser and yours?
Netherlands
February 15, 2009 2:08pm CST
Everyone seems to have a favorite browse they use when the are on the Internet. Personally I enjoy using Firefox as I like the way it performs for me, it's speed and it's seemingly endless add on extensions. If you need something special Firefox usually has an extension for it. What is your favorite browser and why? IE, Safari, Avant, Chrome, Flock, Sea Monkey or??;)
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I've yet to upgrade to the newer version as some have told me that it can freeze up the computer, but I have the older version of Firefox. I was so happy to find it and download it though...Having a Mac computer which comes with Safari I found I was frustratingly limited--I couldn't even access a lot of websites for some reason. Then someone told me about firefox and never even bother with my Safari one at all now.
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• Netherlands
16 Feb 09
Hi Pye! You know it is strange, I almost gave up on FF because it started freezing up on me and taking so long to load that I went to it's sister/brother Seamonkey for quite a while. And then the new 3.0.6 FF came out and I upgraded and have never had any problems since. I'm afraid then I left Seamonkey to be an orphan as now I am back to using FF all of the time! Thanks for responding and good to see you! I caught you at another place the other day and was happy to see you there also! ;)
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I might drop by and hang out at that other place during the week..LOL
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@oyenkai (4396)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
I'm glad to hear that so many people prefer Mozilla Firefox over other browsers. As someone involved in the IT industry, I am very much impressed with how efficient Mozilla Firefox is and I'm utterly perplexed why Microsoft is making it very difficult to code with Internet Explorer. I love the security that Mozilla Firefox ensures. Unlike other browsers, Mozilla Firefox is least likely to allow worms or viruses into our computers. The pop up blocker is such a nifty feature and is so efficiently executed that very few people actually think about it anymore (that's the proof that it is actually doing its job). Thanks for the response on my discussion :)
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• Netherlands
2 Jul 09
Hi Oyenkai! I am like you in that I am perplexed as to why Microsoft makes it so difficult to code with IE...in fact, there is a Lot that perplexes me about IE! That is why I use it only when Absolutely Necessary! Thank you very much for your response!
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@lastain (79)
• India
16 Feb 09
I have been using firefox and opera. Of the two, firefox took the lead. When i started using chrome, the difference in browsing speed becomes very clear if u're on a slower line. Regarding speed i prefer chrome.
• Netherlands
16 Feb 09
Hi lastain! I've been hearing a lot about the "new" Chrome and it is interesting to hear that you think it is faster than FF! Thanks for the information! ;)
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• India
16 Feb 09
I like to use IE and opera most. In last three yrs I never got any problem using this web browser. For lasr few weeks I am also using Crome.
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• Netherlands
16 Feb 09
Hi vinit_1791! Personally I think that a person should use the browser that they prefer and feel the most comfortable with. I've used Opera in the past and I liked it...but FF has me spoiled with all of the add-ons. I've heard about Chrome recently, how do you like it? Thanks for your response! ;)
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• India
16 Feb 09
i have been using firefox. really it is excellent and very good then the other browsers. in this broswer pages will load fastly and new tabs facility , easy bookmarking option i liked. and also i like that folk browser.
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• Netherlands
16 Feb 09
Hi Sirisharath! I agree, I love the speed of FF and the bookmarking is so easy now days. I couldn't live without the tabs and what I really like is the "colorful tabs" add-on as it helps me figure out where I am and want to go rather than all of the tabs being the same color! Thanks for your response! ;)
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• United States
15 Feb 09
I am probably the odd one out, but I like Internet Explorer. I like how you can tab sites, instead of opening seperate windows. The biggest reason is I like that it is compatable with everything. I have gone places that do not work with browsers, like firefox. So, I prefer to be able to go to any site and not worry if it is compatable and I haven't had any problems to complain about Internet Explorer.
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• Netherlands
16 Feb 09
Hi Onedaysoon! I think if you use IE, are very comfortable with it and have no problems with it then that is definitely the one that you should use. I don't think that there is one browser that is particularly better than the other one as they are generally the same I think it is just a personal preference! Thanks for responding! ;)
@santuccie (3382)
• United States
15 Feb 09
For a long time, I refused to leave IE's pasture. Even when Netscape Navigator dominated the market, I still liked IE better because it failed to work less often, and because the meter gave me a clue as to whether a page would actually load or not. Of course Windows XP only comes with one browser, and when I first started shopping around, I was thoroughly impressed with Opera's speed advantage. I used it for awhile as my primary browser, with IE only a keyboard shortcut away in case of standards compliance issues. Then I found McAfee SiteAdvisor. Sure, the free version is pretty much useless in terms of blocking drive-by downloads from legitimate sites compromised with an XSS attack, but it was still good for guidance as to whether it should be safe to submit my e-mail address. And malware is not of any concern to me, anyway. That said, I chose SiteAdvisor over Opera, and IE was once again my default browser. Then I discovered some of the many plugins available for Firefox, such as Foxmarks and Secure Login, as well as plugins installed by various Windows applications like the Orbit Downloader. With the plugins I have become dependent on, I couldn't leave Firefox now if I wanted to. Along with the local installation, I even have three copies of Firefox Portable, each with its own specific use. I still have the keyboard shortcut set for IE, in case a Web page does not support Firefox. But this is a rare occasion, unless I'm running an online virus scanner (which is unnecessary on my systems). And Firefox supports SiteAdvisor!
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• Netherlands
16 Feb 09
Hi Santuccie! Wow! Thank you very much for passing on all of the information! I have learned more about browsers in your one post than I have in a year of searching! I am certainly going to be looking up the add-ons that you have mentioned also! Thanks for responding! ;)
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@santuccie (3382)
• United States
16 Feb 09
Thank you for the compliment! Glad I could help.
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• Netherlands
16 Feb 09
Me too! :D
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@lampar (7591)
• United States
24 May 09
I like safari, fast loading and practical.
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• Netherlands
25 May 09
Hi Lampar! Gosh it is good to see you! I haven't been around too much lately because I am bogged down a bit with other work but I have thought of you often and will get over your way soon I promise!! I have Safari for Windows and I have to say I like it as well it is very fast loading and practical but not enough add ons for me personally because I build Websites and FF has a lot of special addons for Web Designers that I love and make my life a Lot easier!! But if I was just going to use a browser for normal things then I might well switch over also. It's bland, but that's OK, I'm not really there for the beauty, I'm there for the good service it can give me!! Again, Great to see you and as always, thanks for responding!!
@lampar (7591)
• United States
26 May 09
That is correct, Greeneyelady. Firefox has many useful add-in , it is flexible n useful if you need a browser that act like your work station. Many features available for you to manipulate especially when you work alot using browser, Firefox tech. team also is efficient in patching any security loophole quicker than Microsoft. it is an useful browser , but i only use it for surfing and read web page,so safari page loading speed is what i look for and is fine for me so far.
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• Malaysia
17 Feb 09
i prefer firefox, have been using it for a few years now and am pretty satisfied with it. i think it's quite reliable and fast too.
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• Netherlands
20 Feb 09
Those are a couple of the things that I like so much about FF, it's reliability and speed. Of course now I am also addicted to the add-ons! Thanks for responding! ;)
@blink182m (182)
• Philippines
15 Feb 09
For the last couple of year there are many browser types such as( Mozilla, Opera,IE,Chrome and many others) but still no other browser can surpassed the mozilla firefox its slick easy to use and a user friendly also. So firefox is the way to go my friends.
• Netherlands
16 Feb 09
Hi Blink182m! I could never have said it better myself. And of course after I posted this discussion I remembered that I had forgotten to put Opera on my list but of course it was too late then! Thanks for responding! ;)
@ellie333 (21018)
15 Feb 09
Hi Greeneyedlady, I do prefer to use the Firefox browser for working on sites like myLot and Facebook etc as it does seem to be a lot quicker but I prefer to use the aol one for collecting my emails as it seems more organised somehow and I can see better at a glance what is what. I have never heard of the others you mention but then again I am a bit of a computer novice. Huggles. Ellie :D
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• Netherlands
16 Feb 09
Hi Ellie! U?? A computer novice? NEVER!! Now you have got me really curious! I didn't know there was a difference in collecting e-mails and different browsers, so look who the computer novice is now! But then again You know I am just as much a novice as you are! I am going to switch over to AOL though and see what you are talking about as far as picking up e-mails. Learn something new every day don't you? Thanks for responding! ;)
• United States
15 Feb 09
I like firefox... but I'm used to using Safari so that's what I usually end up surfing on.
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• Netherlands
16 Feb 09
Hi Allyoftherain! I have also used Safari for Windows and I didn't see anything wrong with it but I am just so use to Firefox that it is hard for me to use any other browser...guess I'm just spoiled! Thanks for your response! ;)
• Pakistan
20 May 10
I prefer Firefox because it has its own memory system of cookies and temporary files + vast availability of addons.