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Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 10:06am
by lemon-fresh
I currently use Firefox but I am thinking of switching over to Chrome because of it's much smaller memory usage and speed.

What are the rest of you using?

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 10:10am
by dabeast0976
Firefox at work.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 10:14am
by Lombaszko
iMac: Chrome, doesn't seem much faster than Firefox but not as much of a resource hog.
Windows laptop: Chrome and that does feel faster than Firefox.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 10:19am
by LiQuid
Firefox, because I apparently love it when programs leak the fuck out of half of my entire 2GB of ram...

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 11:08am
by Creep
Chrome. The interface is so efficient. No wasted space. Good performance for the most part.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 11:13am
by Mr_eX
Opera because it's the best.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 11:37am
by achickenchaser
I use Firefox. Why? Cause it's what I'm used to, and I don't like change when it comes to my web browsers. It would take a seriously kickass browser coming out along with Firefox sucking for me to change things up.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 12:02pm
by IMLabman
Firefox on both Mac and Windows. I used it at first because it was the best browser around. Now I use it because I have it customized the way I like it and I'm too crotchety and set in my ways to change.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 12:02pm
by Master Higgins
Firefox.

Chrome sucks.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 1:15pm
by Mr_eX
You people need to try Opera.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 1:20pm
by kenzo
Chrome. I'm addicted to the smart search/url bar now.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 1:34pm
by flufflogic
Firefox, having tried all the rest, as it's the setup that works best for me.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 2:56pm
by lemon-fresh
Mr_eX wrote:You people need to try Opera.


Why?

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 3:46pm
by indieinsd
Mr_eX wrote:You people need to try Opera.


I actually go back forth between Opera and Chrome. Both are very similar expect bookmarks and tabs just flipped positions. But I really like what Chrome does with the search in address bar. I do like the aero like tabs on Opera but I never use them. I've had less problems with flash on Opera but it seems like they have worked out a lot of the bugs with Chrome lately. But both UIs are super minimilast I love them now. Going back to Firefox seems clunky as hell sometimes. Oh also like the widgets that Opera has especially the twitter one.

I'm just glad no one uses IE8.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 4:04pm
by Grimlock
Mr_eX wrote:Opera because it's the best.


This.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 4:31pm
by Fallen_Angel
Only switched to Safari from Firefox last week. Firefox has too many bugs. Safari ain't the best but it doesn't crash on me and is actually quite fast. Chrome would be my preferred choice but since me and my bro share the PC and he uses it, I'm stuck with Safari.

How's Opera actually?

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 5:10pm
by Lombaszko
kenzo wrote:Chrome. I'm addicted to the smart search/url bar now.

Hells yes! I love just typing my search in the address bar, so slick!

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 5:52pm
by Mr_eX
lemon-fresh wrote:
Mr_eX wrote:You people need to try Opera.


Why?


It's almost as fast as chrome and has more features.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 5:56pm
by Natto
I use Opera. It has tons of built-in features and offers plenty of customization options. Plus it's fast.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 6:10pm
by IRL_Troll
Chrome for my normal stuff.....firefox for the plug ins I use for doing stuff I'd rather not have linked to back me (may or may not be torrenting, visiting the *chans, etc.)

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 9:12pm
by kiwi
Lombaszko wrote:
kenzo wrote:Chrome. I'm addicted to the smart search/url bar now.

Hells yes! I love just typing my search in the address bar, so slick!

Absolutely. I love making quick search terms. "you" searches youtube, "az" searches amazon, "define" searches dictionary.com, etc. The extensions are nice, too. I have one for the weather, twitter and woot. I also have one that's pretty cool where if you are on a shopping site, it tells you if the page you are on features the lowest possible price for an item, if it doesn't, then it gives you a link to a cheaper one. Those might be available for other broswers, too, but I've only used them in Chrome.

The minimalistic design is great, as well.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 10:05pm
by kenzo

Simple yet elegant video explaining why I like Chrome. And it's not just faster opening webpages, but starting up the program too. When I would click on any other browser, it would take a good 5-10 seconds for my computer to load. Chrome pops up and is ready to use almost as fast as it takes to click on the desktop icon.

I also make heavy use of highlighting a word (or series of words), right clicking on it, and then clicking the option "Search google for ..." So ridiculously useful.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 10:15pm
by Creep
Awesome video.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 4th, 2010 @ 11:27pm
by kiwi
kenzo wrote:I also make heavy use of highlighting a word (or series of words), right clicking on it, and then clicking the option "Search google for ..." So ridiculously useful.


That.

Also like being able to highlight URLs and right clicking to "go to," and when pasting a URL into the address bar with right click, you can "paste and go to."

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 5th, 2010 @ 12:25am
by Creep
Have you guys ever read the Scott McCloud Google Chrome comic?
http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 5th, 2010 @ 1:15am
by Natto
Creep wrote:Have you guys ever read the Scott McCloud Google Chrome comic?
http://www.google.com/googlebooks/chrome/

http://www.somethingawful.com/d/comedy- ... -comic.php

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 5th, 2010 @ 2:40am
by LiQuid
I watched 13 seconds of the video Kenzo posted and it looked like hipster bullshit, so I turned it off. Fuck hipsters.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 5th, 2010 @ 3:17am
by Creep
Hipster? How is that 'hipster'? I saw no mustaches and irony.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 5th, 2010 @ 3:19am
by kenzo
LiQuid wrote:I watched 13 seconds of the video Kenzo posted and it looked like hipster bullshit, so I turned it off. Fuck hipsters.

Hipsters spend far too much time chain-smoking, panhandling, and arguing about the minutia of their current fashions for them to go to school and learn anything remotely scientific. That video is 100% nerd.

Re: Which browser do you use and why?

PostPosted: Jun 5th, 2010 @ 6:36am
by MrBiggs
I really like the way Safari works on Mac. The bookmark bar is annoying, but everything else is pretty solid.

I settle for Chrome on Win, but I'm always on the lookout for something better (not Opera).