Best Browser for Windows?

Discussion in 'Product Recommendations/Reviews' started by AngeredTree, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

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    Yeah, I'm a total mac user of course, but I was wondering if there was a browser I could recommend to my computer illiterate PC friends in college. Thanks.
     
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    Timelessblur

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    Firefox nough said
     
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    homerjward

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    agreed. unless it's for the pc of a person you hate, in which case ie all the way
     
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    takao

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    jop firefox
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Agreed, firefox all the way. Popup blocking is supreme and you'll easily become addicted to tabbed browsing.
     
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    yippy

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    Firefox for sure, but anything is better than IE.
     
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    ~Shard~

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    Netscape Navigator rocks man. :p ;) Nah, I'd go with the crowd and recommend FireFox as well if he absolutely HAS to use a PC... ;)
     
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    Duff-Man

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    Duff-Man says...Firefox...or Mozilla (or firefox and thunderbird) if they want to ditch that virus-spreading program Outlook as well....oh yeah!
     
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    Timelessblur

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    Hey Outlook is still really good and personly I like it better than Thunderbird. It just more powerful (mind you I do use that extra power it has in it so I not giving it up but IE is just weak compared to the power of firefox)
     
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    kirk26

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    I've tried Firefox, but it's way too slow to open. Camino opens faster for me. Also, I have 3 rows of Bookmark toolbar favorites. Camino puts them on separate lines. Firefox only has one line. Camino gets my vote.
     
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    LeeTom

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    But seeing as how we're talking about Windows, your vote doesn't count.

    Lee Tom
     
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    Another vote for Firefox. When you need to be on Windows, it makes it a bit more pleasant.
     
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    EJBasile

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    I just use Internet Explorer witht the Google Pop-Up Blocker. Works great for me.
     
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    kirk26

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    Firefox for Windows is the best.
     
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    FuzzyBallz

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    FireFox by mozilla.org, period. Or Mozilla if you need the newsgroup and email client. But FireFox is faster.
     
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    Great.....virus and spyware companies aim at IE and Outlook users. Good luck. ;)
     
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    Kingsnapped

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    I really enjoyed the mouse-gestures with Opera. Maybe it wouldn't be bad if people actually registered it and got rid of the advertisement.
     
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    homerjward

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    youre askin for it man
     
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    FuzzyBallz

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    Why pay when you can get it as a free extension/plug-in with FireFox which doesn't force a huge ad in your face to begin with.
     
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    AmigoMac

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    Firefox

    Firefox hands down! It's amazing... we have a winner! :)
     
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    FredAkbar

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    I assume you're talking about AdBlock, and I agree, use Firefox on Windows and check out AdBlock (adblock.mozdev.org), it's pretty powerful and works really well. It's a lot better than the built-in "block all images from [domain]" contextual menu item.
     
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    Abstract

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    Um....I don't think he's talking about the adverts, but its good to know about a PithHelmet type app for Firefox as well. Thanks. ;)

    He's talking about mouse gestures being available on Opera. It would be good, but no way I'd pay to use a browser unless it was THAT much better than any other browser out there today.
     
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    deral

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    internet explorer.
     
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    ~Shard~

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    Yikes, you're joking right? Do you also enjoy not wearing sunscreen at the beach, driving without a seatbelt and not locking your doors when you leave your home?
     

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