Firefox vs. IE vs. Opera vs. Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iFish, Dec 10, 2006.

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Which browser do you use?

  1. Firefox 2

    50 vote(s)
    43.9%
  2. IE7

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Opera 9

    6 vote(s)
    5.3%
  4. Safari 2

    52 vote(s)
    45.6%
  5. Other

    6 vote(s)
    5.3%
  1. iFish macrumors newbie

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  2. clevin macrumors G3

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  3. psychofreak Retired

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    #3
    There are a lot of PC users here who are interested in macs.
     
  4. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

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    Safari on the Mac. Opera on everything else. Not sure why I don't use Opera on the Mac really, I guess it just doesn't look as nice.

    Nothing comes close to the number of features in Opera in a default install. Mouse Gestures, session saving, recalling closed windows, duplicating windows, movable tabs, zoomable pages, bit torrent, to name but a few. I'm aware that most (all?) of these are available with FireFox extensions, it's just that they work out-of-the-box with Opera.
     
  5. Maxwell Smart macrumors 6502a

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    I love my firefox extensions, I couldn't live without em
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

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    ooh, maybe better put this in community discussion board then, ...
     
  7. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Mac: Safari 2
    PC: Firefox 2

    I found a sort of all-inclusive list for the AdBlock extension and man, it almost makes me want to use Firefox over Safari. I have an adblocking style sheet and SafariBlock, but it's nowhere near as good.
     
  8. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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  9. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    Safari 95% of the time. Firefox for the few pesky sites that Safari struggles with.
     
  10. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Firefox because I prefer the way it handles RSS (can just have drop down lists from the bookmark toolbar) . I can't find another browser that works like that, so I haven't switched. i've tried, but always come back to Firefox.
     
  11. petvas macrumors 601

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    #11
    Exactly the same here
     
  12. dcv macrumors G3

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    This question has been asked many times before ;)

    My usual answer is Safari - however I'm posting from Firefox right now because I've got so many tabs open in Safari that it's become really sluggish and spinning beachballs at me. Firefox 2 is a definite improvement over previous versions; I like the implementation of 'sessions', as with Opera. I won't touch IE (well I don't have a PC) unless it's work-related or someone's holding a gun to my head.
     
  13. seh80 macrumors 6502

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    Firefox on the PC because I like using the extensions, and I dislike IE!

    Safari on the Mac because I just like the feel of it more. Less clunky? FF on the Mac doesn't thrill me at all though.
     
  14. Lixivial macrumors 6502a

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    Break down for sites that can't handle certain browsers. I'm trying to ween myself over to Opera for Macintosh, but I don't like its lack of Services support in OS X.

    Macintosh: Safari 75%, Opera 24%, Camino 1%.
    PC: Opera 95%, Firefox 4%, IE5/6/7 1%.

    Firefox is too buggy and bogged down for me to enjoy.
     
  15. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    I only use Firefox for all the nice add-ons you can download. They come in very handy.

    Safari is just to plain for my taste
     
  16. keithbennis macrumors regular

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    #16
    Firefox since Safari is too picky on site's html.
     
  17. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Firefox. I could live without the extensions if I had to - but for development work its javascript debugger and (to a lesser degree) its DOM inspector make my life a lot easier.

    I've tried the new Drosera add-on for Webkit, but it's not as easy to use.
     
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  19. iFish thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #19
    IE7 is not popular ;)

    Sorry, I posted the thread in the wrong forum. Could an admin please move it?
     
  20. Canerican macrumors regular

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    IE7 just came out with a beautiful new update. Way faster, phising protection, tabbed browsing. It is really good, I actually like it better than Firefox, and almost as much as Safari.
     
  21. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    IE7 have adblock? Didn't think so. I cannot browse without it now, especially with those flashing ads.

    FF3, can't wait.
     
  22. Canerican macrumors regular

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    Actually... the new one has significantly improved on the old pop-up blocker, I did a pop-up ad test and blocked them all...
     
  23. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Adblock also / primarily blocks embedded ads....
     
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