What browser do you use?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Jalexster, Jul 8, 2004.

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    I'm currently using Nintendo Firepig, but I'm thinking of changing to Sony Waterwhale, MacSoft Webwolf or Mozilla Powerunicorn. (This is not a joke)

    What do you guys think? Should I stay with Firepig, or change?

    And don't forget to post what browser you use. I'd also like someone to try and figure out where I got these names from. They are real browsers, in a way...
     
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    You got the names from here.

    I use Mozilla 1.6, as it works fairly well, has lots of features, is fast in terms of browsing (which is what matters), and is highly stable.
     
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    I didn't expect somone to find it that quick. Oh well, spoils the fun. Because now people who don't know about Firesomething, will not be confused.

    Yep, I'm a Firefox user. 0.9.1. Plenty of useful Extensions installed.
    For Firesomething though, I'm having trouble thinking of company names, would I get some ideas? I've got Mozilla, Microsoft, Apple, MacSoft, Sony and Nintendo.
     
  4. macrumors 603

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    Sweet, here we go in random order:

    Adobe
    Symmantec
    Cambridge
    Nokia
    Toshiba
    Zenith
    Sears
    Sprint
    Roxio
    Hoyle
    Lysol
    Aladdin
    Motorola
    Kenmore
    Xerox
    Epson
    Nikon
    Avery

    Television companies as of 2000 - some names might be duplicates from above
    Abex
    Admiral
    Adventura
    Aiko
    Akai
    Alleron
    Amtron
    AOC
    Audiovox
    Belcor
    Bradford
    Broksonic
    Brokwood
    Candle
    Capehart
    Calabrity
    Centurion
    Citizen
    Clairtone
    Colortyme
    Concerto
    Cony
    Craig
    Crown
    CXC
    Daewoo <-- crap televisions
    Daytron
    Dimensia
    Dumont
    Dynatech
    Electroband
    Electrohome
    Emerson
    Envision
    Fisher
    Fujitsu
    Funai
    Futuretec
    GE
    Gibralter
    Goldstar
    Grudy
    Hallmark
    Harvard
    Hitachi
    IMA
    Infinity
    Janeil
    JBL
    JCB
    JC Penny
    Jensen
    JVC
    Kawasho
    Kaypani
    Kenwood
    Loewe
    Logik
    Luxman
    Magnavox
    Majestic
    Marantz
    Megatron
    Memorex
    Midland
    Minutz
    Mitsubushi
    Motorola
    Multitech
    Multividion
    NAD <-- quality
    Nikko
    Onwa
    Optimus
    Optonica
    Orion
    Panasonic <-- nice plasma screens
    Philco
    Phillips <-- also nice plasma screens
    Pilot
    Pioneer <-- also nice plasma screens
    Portland
    Price Club
    Prism
    ProScan
    Proton
    Pulsar
    Pulser
    Quasar
    RCA
    Rhapsody
    Runco
    Sampo
    Samsung
    Sanyo
    Scotch
    Scott
    Sears
    Sharp <-- Great CRTs, poor LCDs, and the AQUOS has crap side-viewing, unfortunately
    Shogun
    Signature
    Simpson
    Sonic
    Sony
    Soundesign
    Starlite
    Supreme
    Sylvania
    Symphonic
    Tandy
    Tatung
    Technics
    Techwood
    Teknika
    Telecaption
    Tera
    TMK
    Toshiba <-- I had a bad experience with one of their CRTs
    Totevision <-- LOL
    Universal
    Victor
    Vidtech
    Viking
    Wards
    Yahama <-- nice plasmas, as well
    York
    Zenith


    *deep breather* If you want, I can give you a list of some VCR companies from around the year 2000 as well.
     
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    blackfox

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    KC, how does Mozilla's browser (1.6) compare to their Firefox offering...so far Firefox is the best I have come across, but always looking...

    Cheers...
     
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    blue&whiteman

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    same here
     
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    wdlove

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    I have been using Safari almost exclusively since I began using X in January. Occasionally I use OmniWeb.
     
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    Cooknn

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    Camino!

    Camino ROCKS :D Tab groups have changed web browsing for me. "Designed from the ground up for Mac OS X, Camino combines performance with ease of use creating a browser that is second to none."
     
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    Safari and PithHelmet are all I need for my internet use. I use OmniWeb for, um, naughty sites because it's set to automatically dump cookies/history files when I quit :eek:. I occasionally use that bloated, obsolete piece of pig sh*t known as Internet Exploder for certain sites that don't have a clue about those "pesky" Web standards that everyone else seems to acknowledge.


    Now for a little side rant about some tripe I heard this morning on CNN about IE's "latest" pile of joy, err, vulnerabilities...

    Some Microshizzle-loving Zombie Sheep Droid™ told people to not worry and continue using IE. He basically said, "if you don't use IE, the internet wont work right; pages wont load correctly. IE is the standard."

    People like this disturb me. Uggghhhh....
     
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    ...I'm confused. :confused:

    oh, as for the question, I use safari.
     
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    davecuse

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    I use Safari at home on my G4 1.5ghz PowerBook (sometimes FireFox), and FireFox at work for everything except our web based email system that requires IE on my P3 500mhz Dell. Needless to say its a joy to come home
     
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    davecuse

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    I didn't get it either
     
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    To davecuse and MC...to clear up confusion, the original poster asked for computer/electronics company names to use on a plug-in (I believe) that allows you to customize the name of your browser...

    FWIW
     
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    themadchemist

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    oh, ok...It stills seems like a sort of pointless plug-in, though.
     
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    sorryiwasdreami

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    I use Firefox all the way. I'm in love with it; especially the about:config feature. Type that into your Firefox address bar.
     
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    Jalexster said:

    So I provided him with the names of some (well a lot of) companies:


    It shouldn't be easy to get confused as to why I posted the list.


    I haven't tried to use FireFox yet. FireFox has not yet hit version 1.0. It is still in beta right now, as opposed to Mozilla, and I don't use pre-1.0 browsers (anymore). So you're asking the wrong person for a comparison.
     
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    themadchemist

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    That's all good and well...I wasn't confused by the fact that you provided him that for which he asked...I was confused more by the asking than anything.
     
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    I asked because I want a wide selection of names. It's kind of a good surprise. And it makes people ask "What the **** is that browser" when they see it.

    I only added the first list of names. I have to enter each one-by-one, so it would take too long to enter them all. When I'm bored one day I might do it. Oh and thanks for that list.

    I'm currently using Toshiba SuperRaccoon.
     
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    themadchemist

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    whatever floats your boat!
     
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    Right back where I started...
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    dvdh

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    Safari's my first choice, Netscape is the backup (on my Mac)

    Netscape first on PC, and Explorer only if absolutely necessary . . .
     
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    Safari and IE when I really have to and someone's crappy site won't work properly with anything else....like NoChex which works right up 'til the bit where the money gets transferred :mad:
     
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    yay! I'm on my dad's PC right now and get to use internet exploder!
     

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