Boring question…whats the best internet browser?

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  • Premier Icon DezB
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    Chrome (boring answer to a boring question 🙂 )

    Premier Icon miketually
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    justatheory
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    The one you’re familiar with.

    Moses
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    Premier Icon miketually
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    To expand: minimal and keeps out of my way, but doing lots of synchronisation between devices (I use my phone, a laptop at home and five different desktops at work) and with useful plug-ins running in the background. Plus, Google web apps/services are optimised for it and I use them a lot.

    Three_Fish
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    It’s so simple to try a new browser. Chrome, Safari, Firefox… just instal and use for a week or so and see which you get on ‘best’ with.

    Premier Icon Pook
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    Internet explorer.

    HAHAHAHAHA!

    Chrome.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    Firefox.

    IE isn’t that bad as a developers tool now, it has to be said.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    … plus everything is saved to your google account. So set up a new machine and you get all your bookmarks automagically 🙂
    And doesn’t do that annoying updating thing that Firefox does every few days.

    holster
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    Seems like Chrome has the vote… I have an Android phone, and didnt realise you could synch the browser, so thats useful. cheers! 😆

    Bimbler
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    Firefox/Pale Moon

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    Safari

    Or, to qualify this, if you have a Mac and a trackpad, browsing on Safari is so much quicker/easier/nicer than even my pre-Mac favourite Chrome. My only current experience of IE 10 is on my work laptop and it’s a miserable experience.

    mogrim
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    Generally use Chrome as it syncs nicely with my Ubuntu home PC, work Windows 7 machine, my Android phone and tablet. But it does crash a fair bit, particularly on Windows when being woken up after hibernation.

    Might have to try Firefox as a main browser for a while.

    IE’s fine, despite its past reputation.

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    Premier Icon somouk
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    Chrome is my browser of choice because of all the syncing and it appears to be the quickest overall.

    I do use every other type of browser for work and if anything firefox seems a bit bloaty and slow loading these days much like safari and IE.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Chrome on Laptop/PC, Dolphin on mobile/tablet.

    holster
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    I have been using Opera for a while now on my laptop, and I like the speed dial page, and the shortcuts, but I am increasingly finding that some websites aren’t compatible with it, and I often have trouble printing webpages from it.

    …So does anyone have any suggestions for an alternative?

    z1ppy
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    I had the misfortune to use a computer with IE on yesterday for the 1st time in ages, it was so annoyingly clunky I gave up and installed chrome, so it would play nice.

    I was never an IE hater, but converted to chrome when IE started using lots of resources on a unpowered computer I owned. Much much better overall & lots of useful options like easy AD blocking :mrgreen: [LOL @ STW filter]
    (which you may or may not be able to do on IE, I’ve never bothered looking)

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    Iron.
    Basically Chrome without Google looking over you shoulder.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    So, Chrome but wearing a tinfoil hat?

    peachos
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    Chrome is ace. really love it when you’ve been browsing on your laptop/desktop and it automatically appears as a ‘recently browsed’ on the phone. or even better when it is a location and i don’t need to search for it again when i open up maps to navigate there (so good in the car in a rush!)

    RAGGATIP
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    Pirate Browser

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    Opera! I also use Opera Next (uses the new Blink engine) for the occasional website that doesnt render / print properly.

    mangatank
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    Opera! Blimey you Outsider you 😉

    Firefox seems to have the least overall issues, and the new Safari in iOS 7 is a vast improvement. I’m not a massive fan of Chrome, but I’m using it right now, so I guess that says it all really. IE is still bollocks.

    Cletus
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    I use both Firefox and Chrome at the same time.

    I have my work email and any web management GUIs in Firefox and use Chrome for looking at documentation, Gmail/Drive and general goofing.

    Probably really inefficient but it works for me.

    jfletch
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    Its like nobody at Microsoft has ever used the Chrome omnibar since their effort is so shit. The browser is OK other than this but since it is thing most noticeable thing about any browser it renders it crap.

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    I don’t get it. They all seem the same to me.

    john_drummer
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    right now I’m using Safari. I switch between this & Firefox whenever one of them brings out some new features. like moving the “frequently visited” tab from the main toolbar to being buried three clicks deep. Or like having to type in my user ID & password every time I visit http://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum

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    For balance, Chrome really seemed to mess up my laptop – connection would continually drop – so I stick with Firefox.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Chrome
    Chrome
    Chrome

    all day every day.
    Love it.
    It makes even more sense if you live in Google world.
    And of course since Im typing this on a Chromebook I have no choice. But if I did, Id still pick Chrome.

    beiciwr64
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    Seamonkey!

    bigyinn
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    Firefox seems to really resource hungry these days. Chrome I might have another play with. IE I use for Microsoft dynamics crm, it’s ok.

    yunki
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    Premier Icon oldnpastit
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    This is all you need:

    netcat singletrackworld.com 80
    GET /forum/ HTTP/1.1
    Host: singletrackworld.com

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