Safari or Firefox?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bob rose, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. bob rose macrumors newbie

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    Brand new to Mac and have not tried either browsers. Which of the two do you prefer?
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

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    this has been spoken about numerous times on this site.

    I only use Safari
     
  3. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

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  4. zap2 macrumors 604

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  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    Neither.... Camino all the way for me.

    but yes if you search you will find many threads on this.
     
  6. devilot Moderator emeritus

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  7. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    Firefox is cool, but Safari has been the best in my experience.
     
  8. paperinacup macrumors 6502

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    I have noticed that there is NO perfect browser for OS X. Some sites work best with different browsers.
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Good call paperinacup. I wouldn't limit it to OSX though, I'd argue the same thing for Windows.

    By the way, I find Safari to be perfectly adequate for me.
     
  10. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    *eyebrows raising* You must be awfully easy to satisfy.













    :eek: ;)
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    In the timeless words of our favourite tickle-me doll, "try me".
     
  12. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I find safari to be the best, overall. Camino is my second choice because it's so blazing fast... but I do love my spell check in safari. Nothing wrong with Firefox, but I just don't think it has quite as many nice features as safari and camino.
     
  13. yippy macrumors 68020

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    Safari is all I need except for the occasional IE only site, then I use Opera :D.

    On windows, Firefox is the best for sure, so if you want the same browser on both platforms get it.

    Safari is very basic compared to Firefox, which can be customized out the wazoo. It really is a matter of preference, they are both good browsers.
     
  14. The Red Menace macrumors member

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    I just went to Safari after using Firefox for a while. I have to say I like Safari a lot better, its faster and cleaner in my opinion.
     
  15. auxplage macrumors 6502

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    I have started using Opera since it became free. I have tried every browser and used them extensively from optimized Camino builds to the Firefox 1.5 beta. Opera has proven the most stable and quickest on my computer.

    Camino ~ speed/Mac feel
    Safari ~ OS X intergration
    Opera ~ most built-in features with speed and stability

    Just my $.02. :)
     
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  17. Whyren macrumors 6502a

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    Firefox up until I got Safari 2.0, now Safari but may switch back as Safari is again getting a bit slower (and crashes a few too many times for my taste).
     
  18. Dane D. macrumors 6502a

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    I have 5 browsers

    I have 5 browsers installed but really only use Camino. For my tastes it is fast, easy on the eyes and very stable. Safari is O.K., but reminds me of IE. FireFox isn't even my second choice, too PC like for me. My second choice is Mozilla.
     
  19. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    Can't forget Firefox! ~ customizability, open-source and 1337! :p

    llama :eek: :cool:
     
  20. macdon401 macrumors 6502

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    What is it about Browsers...every 10 minutes someone posts a thread that everyone has seen 10 minutes ago asking which Browser is better... and everyone answers... BUT in other areas, if you post something someone has asked before i guaretee some one will say..."look in the search forums, this topic has been covered before"!
    I just dont get it!!!!!
    R
     
  21. bob rose thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There is a search feature? Holy Crap, thanks for telling me
     
  22. widgetguy macrumors regular

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    i more of a firefox guy my self, but i do have issues on a daily basic where i have to force quit on both of my macs cause of firefox locking up
     

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