Firefox or IE?

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andrewmoquin

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Internet Explorer - Microsoft leaves no doubt what their products are. If they made toilet paper it would be called Butt Wiper. Internet Explorer isn't a bad name, but it's not spectacular.

Firefox - On the other end of the spectrum, the name Firefox gives no clue to what it is. Could be a car? 80s video game? Lame comic book superhero? Flaming dish at a wild game restaurant? A browser would probably be your last guess. No matter, it is a much cooler name than the utilitarian Internet Explorer
 
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Firefox is all you will ever need. IE is what you'll need if you want trojans/ viruses/spyware.

You could always use Safari. Idk how it is when on windows, but on my mac i pretty much use it all the time.
 

LuvKeane

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I'm sorry, but what's Internet Explorer? Is that like Netscape or something? :cool:


edit: I will admit I use IE just when I want to listen to some radio stations online because for some odd reason, the sound wont play on Firefox.. but that's it!
 
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I think the only time a computer savvy person will use IE is if they are on a public computer and firefox isn't available or they cannot install anything. (work, school etc)
 
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Why? That has to be preference.

Safari is better than firefox on mac. Then again, they are VERY similar in some aspects.
 

Lincoln

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I find Firefox to be too much - I don't need everything it has in a browser. Any plugins it offers are also available for Safari. I also find Safari to be a heck of a lot prettier, and more importantly, faster. This is on a Mac, of course, on a PC, Firefox wins without a doubt.
 
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The new browser, Flock, which pretty much is a mixture of Safari, FireFox, and Internet Explorer. It's pretty good, I tried it when it was first released, but its appearance isn't appealing.
 

smileyman

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On PC, I find opera to be the fastest, but it's too glitchy. Firefox is great, but after all this time, still can't display certain pages properly. IE is a fat pig, but everything works in it. IE's problem is that it opens every tab as if it were a new browser instance.

Firefox on PC hands down though..
 
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acosmichippo

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some features i like better on firefox... some on safari.

in the end, i use safari for bookmark push-syncing with my iPhone.
 

styfle

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I like the new safari but just can't use it. There's a lot of little things (you guys will laugh when I tell you) I don't like.
I hate how when you click the address bar, the entire thing doesn't highlight, there is no status bar at the bottom so I don't know where a link will take me, the scrolling is smooth but for some reason I prefer the "notches" when scrolling, and most of all I hate how a _blank link opens a new page instead of a new tab (although I found a hack to get it to work sorta). I'm sticking with firefox even though it loads a page in 6 seconds instead of 5 lol. I also have keywords set up for bookmarks which is really nice (I type "g" then enter and it goes to google, "e" is everythingicafe.com/forum, etc). Not to mention all the addons for firefox.

Heres a review on performance:
http://lifehacker.com/5286869/lifehacker-speed-tests-safari-4-chrome-2-and-more
Note that firefox and opera were tested in beta.