What Web Browser Do You Use The Most?

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  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I would make this into a poll, but I know there will be some people using something other than IE, Netscape, Firefox, Camino, Safari, or Shiira...

    Anyway, I used to be pure Safari, but I have started using Shiira today. It leaves Safari in the dust when it comes to rendering speed - sometimes the difference is as much as 4x (for example - 5 seconds to render in Shiira, 20 seconds to render in Safari)! Shiira is also far more customizable, and it integrates with Safari so you can still use all your Safari bookmarks. I recommend trying Shiira to all Safari users. In fact, every Mac OS X 10.3 user should try Shiira - I'm sure some of you will like it as much as I do!
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    I use Firefox 1.0 all the time, on Mac & PC.

    edit: iLikeMyiMac, good point. I use the G5 opt build on my iMac, the G4 opt on my AlBook, and the standard x86 on Windows.
     
  3. therevolution macrumors 6502

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    As do I.
     
  4. iLikeMyiMac macrumors 6502a

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    same here. i dont know if it's really any faster, and i use candy bar to get another icon so i dont have the cool fox-around-apple one, but i just like to know it's g4 optimized lol
    on my parent's pc i use netscape 7 because my dad uninstalled firefox 1 for some reason (?) and the only alternative is ie6
     
  6. rasp macrumors regular

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    Firefox since I need to use windows also, I understand the firefox quirks and it's the same browser in both places.

    as for shiira, what does it do more than safari? I didn't notice much.
     
  7. Brize macrumors 6502a

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    G5 optimised build of Firefox for me. I prefer the UI of Safari, but it's just too slow.
     
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  9. Brize macrumors 6502a

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    No, this one, from this page, which is otherwise identical to the 1.0 release.
     
  10. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    I use Firefox on my Satan... err. I mean PieCe of crap, I mean pc. And on my Angel... err... Mac, I use Safari the most, I need to download Camio or Firefox.
     
  11. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Maybe these screenshots will help explain things.
     
  12. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    I use Safari almost exclusively, but it does seem to have compatability issues with certain sites. Doing taxes has been a bitch.
     
  13. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    I use Safari on my Mac at home. Mozilla on my PeeCee at home, and Firefox on my PeeCee at work.

    I know that Safari is slower on the Mac than some of the others like Firefox, but I can't give up the look at feel.
     
  14. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I use Safari almost exclusively too. Never ran into an essential site that has problems with it (non-essential sites I have ran into - most recently maps.google.com). Never needed anything else.
     
  15. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    Safari all the way. I tried Firefox for a while, but I didn't see what all the fuss was about. Personally, I like Safari much better.
     
  16. rasp macrumors regular

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    sort of, I downloaded and ran shiira, and didn't see anything compelling for what I want, a bit more control over the tabs, but I want control over things like flash and animated images.

    The one thing that makes me want to run safari is it's integration into services.
     
  17. DanTekGeek macrumors 6502

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    I use firefox 1.0 themed to look like safari. I hear that 1.1 will have a more mac look than the current ff.
     
  18. Fredstar macrumors 6502a

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    Just downloaded the optimized G5 Firefox which is a lot quicker on my imac! Used the other standard Firefox before because i just prefer it, as much as i want to like Safari the tabs are annoyingly small and i just prefer using Firefox (which is also faster imo)
     
  19. JDar macrumors 6502a

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    OmniWeb 5 is my choice for its excellent site-by-site cookie handling as well as other site preferences. On the old PC, Firefox.
     
  20. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    Firefox on my PC and Safari on my Mac. Only rarely will I have to resort to IE......
     
  21. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    Safari 98% of the time. I need Mozilla every now and then. I need Explorer so infrequently that it doesn't even have a spot on the Dock.

    I would use Firefox for more things, but I downloaded the optimized version from this thread and it wouldn't load the first test page I went to properly. DailyKos.com shows the outer columns while the center is missing.
     
  22. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Firefox on Windows

    The second Safari releases a Windows version, I'll use that!
     
  23. Mav451 macrumors 68000

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    Uh, the center is displaying just fine. I'm using the 1.0 release version, optimized for SSE. Optimizations aside, there aren't any huge differences between the PC/Mac version.
     
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