Best alternate Internet browser

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by cgnjny, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. cgnjny macrumors newbie

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    I am really enjoying Safari as my "default" browser but have encountered problems with surfing some Web sites as I get activity errors and "erroneous" Web page layouts.

    I'm a former IE user prior to Safari and am looking for a secondary browser as back-up.

    Anyone care to recommend one? I admire Safari's speed, but want to have another one on hand.

    Thanks.

    ps:
    Not interested in tech-specs.. but more into end-user usability.. Web speed, intuitive interface, good all-around Web browsing experience.
     
  2. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    firefox or you can just use ie thats in your applications folder for those little inconveniences ;)
     
  3. dotnina macrumors 6502a

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    I love Firefox. Pages load extremely quickly for me, more so than with Safari.

    I like Camino as well, but it's not quite as snappy as Firefox.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  5. Savage Henry macrumors 65816

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    I've not found a browser faster than Opera , but I can't standard web adverts and the thing is full of them. So Camino gets my vote.
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I'm with dotnina - I'd recommend Firefox as a secondary browser, since I use it myself for that very purpose.
     
  7. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    Try Shiira, it's almost a Safari copycat as it's developed with apple's webkit and it's practically the same but with another face and functions, it lets you have safari bookmarks without exporting/importing them... I'm giving a try, you could make your own browser if you have time :)
     
  8. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    In case you don't know where to get Shiira from, here's a link to the Shiira homepage.
     
  9. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    Ofcourse you have the regular mozilla, its almost like firefox.
    The reason why i use mozilla instead of firefox is that is faster to hide/show your sidebar in mozilla than in firefox.
     
  10. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Lynx is probably the fastest I have seen :eek:

    Anyways. Mine rank Safari, FireFox, Mozilla, Camino

    I haven't found a site yet (not that I surf that much) that Safari or FireFox couldn't handle.
     
  11. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I think you said that in jest, but it is so true. Lynx blows all other browers away in speed.

    But since lynx is not too useful, I'd go with firefox.
     
  12. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    For me I use Safari about 99.9% of the time. That .1% is in FireFox. On Windows its all FireFox baby.
     

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