What desktop browser do you typically browse the forums with?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by SilentPanda, Apr 26, 2012.

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What desktop browser do you primarily browse the forums with?

Poll closed May 10, 2012.
  1. Chrome

    18 vote(s)
    34.0%
  2. Firefox

    8 vote(s)
    15.1%
  3. Internet Explorer

    3 vote(s)
    5.7%
  4. Opera

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  5. Safari

    22 vote(s)
    41.5%
  6. Other

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
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  1. SilentPanda
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    #1
    I could probably ask arn for the stats, but the stats would just show people visiting the site. I figure polling people that actually use the site often (and more importantly the forums) would be a better gauge. I'm interested in forum users, not so much site visitors.

    While I recognize users browse on mobile devices, this poll isn't interested in those. I also recognize that there are other browsers than those listed but if you're not using one of these you're likely in the minority anyway, but I added an Other for you. Somebody should make a browser called "Other". Think of the polls they'd place in!
     
  2. maflynn
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    I'm on Safari when using my Mac. When I'm in the office and not working from home, I use Chrome (on a PC).
     
  3. r.j.s
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    Firefox at home, but IE at work (IE7 at that :eek:) :mad:
     
  4. SandboxGeneral
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    Prior to the last month it was always Safari on OS X and Firefox on Win7.

    But since then, I've been using Chrome on both platforms.
     
  5. OllyW
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    Safari on the Mac at Home and Firefox on the PC at work.
     
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    Moved to Chrome on the Mac after getting tired of RAM issues with Safari. IE at work, only because I'm forced to.
     
  7. miss.manson
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    Haha! Well, the PS3 had OtherOS - you should have pitched them! ;)

    I'm using Other (Camino/WaMCom) when I'm here with my macs and Chrome when I'm here with windows.
     
  9. soloer
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    I voted Firefox, as I'm on the forums more at work on my PC than I am at home. At home it's Safari.
     
  10. Nermal
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    I voted Safari, but come to think of it I'm in the same boat. I use Firefox at work and tend to waste spend more time on MR at work...
     
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    Safari as Chrome and it's spinoffs are causing the forum to hang.
     
  12. Macman45
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    Safari here on my MBA, have been toying with the idea of installing Chrome on my iMac and MBP though...The poll results do show it running in at a close second so far.
     
  13. Krafty
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  14. Comeagain?
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    Safari/Mobile Safari on Mac/iOS respectively. The rare times I'm on a pc, I actually use IE. it's not that bad. I like it more then Firefox.
     
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    I've optimized Chrome on both my Mac & PC.

    Now that Google offers such a huge number of very useful extensions & apps, it's even more useful than Firefox.

    While I've got nothing against Safari, nothing is as fast, fun, and functional as Google Chrome.
     
  17. annk
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    Chrome, though I have access to Safari and Firefox at home as well, and FF and IE (because we have to) at work.

    I use Chrome for just about everything. Only occasionally do I come across something that won't work there.
     
  18. SandboxGeneral
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    I'm curious, what is the reason for your poll? Do you have some new ideas for the site or are you conducting research for an external project?

    The reason I switched to Chrome for my default browser is primarily because of the Chromium Project SPDY. Google is really pushing this new protocol in an effort to improve the speed of the Internet by reducing latency.

    Currently, most of Google's domains, including YouTube, have the SPDY protocol enabled and when using a browser with SPDY turned on, like Chrome, those sites do load faster than on non-SPDY enabled browsers. Firefox has SPDY support, but needs to be manually enabled. Firefox 13 due out soon, is supposed to have it enabled by default. I'd love to see MacRumors.com enable the SPDY protocol on the domain for faster browsing as well.

    Here are some links about the subject.


     
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