Which browser is preferred: Safari or Firefox?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by valdore, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. valdore macrumors 65816

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    I tried using Safari for awhile when I switched to Mac, but all in all I prefer Firefox over it. Safari windows seemed awfully narrow, amongst other criticisms.
     
  2. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    I use Safari on my iMac at home and Firefox on the PC at work.

    I get along fine with Safari, but Firefox is a great web browser.
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Safari

    I cant stand the ugly buttons in Firefox. I try other browsers and always end up in Safari. Shiira is my second favourite browser but it is currently too unstable.
     
  4. gavd macrumors 6502a

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    Safari as my primary browser. Camino for the odd site I use which won't play nice with Safari!
     
  5. After G macrumors 68000

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    Which uses less memory? I can live with a less integrated feel if I don't get pageouts with 2 GB of RAM.
     
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  7. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Not very scientific but i just opened Forum Spy on both Safari and Firefox

    Firefox 14.70% CPU, 54.03 MB of RAM
    Safari 4% CPU, 37.65 MB of RAM

    Of course your results will vary but for me Safari is more integrated, faster, uses less resources, better looking.
     
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  9. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    For my expereince there really isnt that much difference in speed between camino and safari. Overall camino probably has it but not by much and on some sites safari beats it.
     
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  12. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Tominated is VERY small, light and fast. (No bookmarks though, thats it's only flaw.)
     
  13. habibbijan macrumors member

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    Firefox on both Mac and PC for me.

    Safari is fine and dandy, but extensions such as Google Browser Sync make life easier for me since I'm usually hopping between multiple computers.
     
  14. clevin macrumors G3

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    why? op, why? do a search, u have a bunch of posts with same question. please, do a search. there is even a poll.
     
  15. wozzlewoozle macrumors regular

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    Safari for the most part. Firefox for sites which have issues with safari
     
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  17. jive macrumors 6502a

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    BonEcho blows all the other browsers out of the water for speed and stability. It's FireFox 2.0 optimised for Intel Macs.
     
  18. UserofMacOSX macrumors member

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    I have FireFox only because I kept hearing how great it was. And now it is just sitting in the Finder gathering dust. I use Safari for everything, I can't stand how ugly and PCish FireFox is. It's basically just IE.
     
  19. clevin macrumors G3

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    why is that?
     
  20. hopejr macrumors 6502

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    Firefox, only because the rich-text editing tools like TinyMCE don't work that well with Safari. I prefer to stick with a browser than switch between them. If it wasn't for that, I'd use Safari.
    On my iMac, I have BonEcho with Aqua widgets, but hacked it to have the firefox icon and say firefox instead of bonecho.
     
  21. michaelsaxon macrumors 6502

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    I prefer Firefox but it seems to have stability problems for me. I all too frequently have to shut it down and restart it.
     
  22. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    Use safari for a week without ever quitting it. By then it's usually using over a gig of real memory even without any pages open. I love safari, but there's no doubt it's a memory hog and it has to have a memory leak or something.
     
  23. Alex Urchin macrumors member

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    The Bon Echo alpha1 beats anything on stability?
     
  24. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I use Safari the vast majority of the time, the only time I use firefox is when a site doesn't work with Safari and I've really never had that happen. (I had to check to see if I even had firefox on my computer)
     
  25. clevin macrumors G3

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    BonEcho is the codename for gecko 1.8.1 branch, there is a new BonEcho build every day, he was talking about the BonEcho build that was built around the time of firefox 2.0 build, so essentially, that BonEcho is the same as firefox 2.0

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