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A wealth of browsers

Discussion in 'Open Chat' started by Tom, Apr 8, 2008.

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  1. IE7

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. FireFox

    10 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. Opera

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  4. Older IE

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  5. Avant

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Slim Browser

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Maxthon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Safari, Mozilla, Netscape

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  9. Other, not listed in choices

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other - Comment

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  1. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    Which Browser do YOU use the MOST?






    Historically important browsers

    In order of release:
    Early browsers

    Graphical


    Layout Engines

    The Trident layout engine was developed by Microsoft for use in the Windows version of their web browser, Internet Explorer.
    The Gecko layout engine is developed by the Mozilla Foundation.
    The KHTML layout engine is developed by the KDE project. WebKit is an open-source fork of that engine by Apple Inc..
    The Presto layout engine is developed by Opera Software.
    Browsers that use both Trident engine and Gecko engine include:
    Trident-based browsers

    Other software publishers have extended the functionality of Microsoft's Trident engine. The following browsers are all based on the Trident rendering engine:
    Gecko-based browsers

    KHTML and WebKit-based browsers

    Presto based browsers

    Browsers for the Java platform

    Specialty browsers (current)

    Browsers created for enhancements of specific browsing activities.
    • Flock (To enhance social networking, blogging, photosharing, and RSS newsreading)
    • Ghostzilla (Blends into the GUI to hide activity)
    • Songbird (software) (browser with advanced audio streaming features and built in media player with library.)
    • SpaceTime (Search the web in 3D)
    • Wyzo (A media browser that integrates BitTorrent like Opera's integrated BitTorrent)
    Specialty browsers (discontinued)

    Other browsers

    Mobile browsers

    See Microbrowser

    Text-based

     
  2. painkiller64

    painkiller64 Avoid A Void

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    IE7 for me. personally never was too crazy about the other browsers. wont say i wouldnt try them but i like the look and feel of IE7 the most.
     
  3. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Work: IE6 (corporate standard)

    Home: FF3

    I hate Safari, have to use IE for work, and have played with Opera (also test with it), but, in the end, I always find myself going back to FireFox.
     
  4. Tim

    Tim Creative Writer

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    Still forced to use IE7 for several things, but FF3 generally for everything.

    Tried a load of other browsers after first trying Firefox and can't find anything as useful that isn't just a reskinned IE
     
  5. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    Since I added the IE Tab extension I haven't used IE. I just switch rendering agent and continue on in Firefox.
     
  6. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    I even have the IE favorites extension
     
  7. Webster

    Webster The Red Tarheel

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    Internet Explorer 7 most of the time, but I've found myself using Firefox for visiting more places on the Internets(including CoolSciFi) because it doesn't hangup like IE7 seems to do every so often......... :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :mad: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  8. hayden

    hayden scribbler/scribe

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    Some one dropped my pc when I was moving house. Taped together old coal-fired circa 95 running windows 98 'til I buy a replacement. IE 6 & 7 won't support on my relic but when I loaded Firefox (prefered for last 3 years) it will use IE no problem. Still avoid using IE where ever I am far fewer problems -as mlittle says: fewer hangups forr starters.
     
  9. Mojo

    Mojo Rocket Ranger

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    I like IE7, and use it 100% of the time... but I can see the appeal of FireFox. If nothing else, they have much better plug-ins, and a better user community.
     
  10. Webster

    Webster The Red Tarheel

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    Correction on the above....I've pretty well moved everything over to Mozilla Firefox...I don't think I've used IE7 in a few weeks now...... :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  11. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    I still have IE7 but I never click it. FF is my default browser. Opera is my alternate for torrents
     
  12. Mojo

    Mojo Rocket Ranger

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    Hey, what do we think about Google's new browser, Chrome? Has anyone seen it? Does it seem like a keeper?
     
  13. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    I am reserved - IE8 will be coming out soon too

    I will stick with my FireFox for now thank you.
     
  14. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    It appears to be another case of where the underlying technology developed by Google is a better concept than what is already available but... the actual execution of it, the user interface, kind of sucks.

    I like how they have sand boxed elements of the processing to prevent the entire app' from crashing, something I suspect we might see in a future version of FF and/or IE, but really I don't see anything about it feature wise to make me even consider switching from FF.
     
  15. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    I would think that it would be a memory hog running tabs as separate processes?
     
  16. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Have you seen the early memory reports of IE8 Beta? :eek:
     
  17. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    No, just found out about IE8 today
     
  18. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    My default browser is, of course, FF but I need to keep IE6 on my boxes since that is our corporate standard yet. (Which means no IE7 even for me yet let alone thoughts of IE8).

    From InfoWorld:
    :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  19. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    FF3 is my buddy
     
  20. Mojo

    Mojo Rocket Ranger

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    Kevin, that is scary scary. :eek:
     

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