Poll: Preferred Browser

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Bern, Nov 3, 2005.

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What is your preferred browser and why?

Poll closed Dec 3, 2005.
  1. Safari

    130 vote(s)
    69.1%
  2. Firefox

    48 vote(s)
    25.5%
  3. Mozilla

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  4. Camino

    22 vote(s)
    11.7%
  5. Opera

    6 vote(s)
    3.2%
  6. Other (please state which)

    5 vote(s)
    2.7%
  1. Bern macrumors 68000

    Bern

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    #1
    I'm working on a paper and thought it would be useful to put my survey here as this forum has such a diverse group.

    Question What is your preferred browser to use from the list? Any added information as to why is appreciated.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Safari 2.0!


    w0000t!

    It's integrated well with the rest of OSX IMO. It uses the inbuilt spellchecker. Yay! :D
     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Safari, mostly because I like its integrated RSS reader.
     
  4. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    Safari.

    I have to use IE at work and it's like pulling teeth compared to Safari
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  6. Bern thread starter macrumors 68000

    Bern

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    #6
    It's part of a Graphic Design course.

    Thanks for helping me out here people :)
     
  7. SummerBreeze macrumors 6502a

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    Yay for Safari! I love the browser, it's so pretty. Plus, Firefox doesn't seem to play nice with my network, sometimes it won't connect to sites when Safari can. Drives me crazy.

    Good luck with your paper (I just wrote one a couple nights ago *twitches from the horror*)
     
  8. generik macrumors 601

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    Is there a version of safari that supports tabbed browsing?

    Or maybe something that changes firefox so it uses webkit to render pages instead of geeko?
     
  9. dcv macrumors G3

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    Safari - for tabbed browsing and its handling of bookmarks.
     
  10. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    #10
    Safari on Mac
    Firefox on pc

    You eally should have IE if want a true representative survey
     
  11. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    Safari will be getting my vote for its overall look and feel plus handling of bookmarks.
     
  12. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    Safari supports tabbed browsing. Check under the preferences- "Tabs", "Enable Tabbed Browsing".
    --]

    I rock teh Camino. The alpha of version 1.0 is absolutely amazing. I haven't touched Safari in months.
     
  13. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    Safari all the way for me.

    I've tried a few other browsers (Firefox, Camino, Omniweb, etc.) and to me, they don't compare.

    I'll also agree with Mad Jew on the integration thing. It's great.
     
  14. generik macrumors 601

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    Oh! So mine was disabled all along!

    ... :D

    What's so good about Camino btw? It looks just like Firefox to me :confused:
     
  15. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I prefer Firefox because it has been deployed on several platforms and the experience on each platform helps to ensure a better chance of finding bugs and better resolution.

    I also appreciate the extensions and the ability to use themes, although theming adds the possibility of instability.
     
  16. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    bousozoku, I think that's the first time I've heard an objective reason as to why I should look further into Firefox. Some very nice reasoning there. :)
     
  17. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

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    I use Firefox mostly, because Safari doesn't work all that well with my employer's intranet sites. Otherwise, I would use Safari.

    Hickman
     
  18. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    :eek:
    The difference between Firefox and Camino is usually very obvious! Firefox looks like a wart on someone's butt, while Camino actually looks like a OS X- native application. Chimera/Camino was one of the original Mac browsers, predating both Safari and Firefox.

    What's good about Camino is its light-weight, fast, and because its Cocoa, its hooked into all the OS X services (well, dictionary support is still on its way, but other than that…)

    I wrote the Camino guide, check it out -> http://guides.macrumors.com/Camino
     
  19. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I use Safari because I have yet to find a compelling reason NOT to use it. I don't do anything fancy with my browser, so it isn't asked to jump through hoops. Usually have no problems.

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
     
  20. eXan macrumors 601

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    Safari, used IE and Netscape before Safari was released. Its just so cool!
     
  21. MattG macrumors 68040

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    #21
    I use Safari for the .Mac syncing features. I prefer the 'feel' of Firefox more, though.
     
  22. Sic macrumors 6502

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  23. generik macrumors 601

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    Hmmm.. anyway the thing about Firefox that I can't let go off is Adblock, and A9 toolbar (it synchs my bookmarks everywhere I go.. with firefox that is)

    Are there equivalent plugins for Camino or Safari?
     
  24. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Safari for me

    Safari. It's fast enough that I can't see any problems with slow rendering. I am hooked on RSS, saving web pages for offline use, and keeping my bookmarks in sync for all my Macs, services support, and being able to report a problem to Apple from Safari.

    I switched from being a hard core IE (Win) fanboy to Safari.
     
  25. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    Camino has an awesome built-in adblock that is enabled out of the box. I haven't heard anything about an A9 plug-in.
     

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