Which web brower do you prefer?

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  1. macfevorite macrumors member

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    I am switching over from pc to iMac and presently am using MSN as myweb browser and comcast cable as my provider. My MSN would alway freeze up, sooo I'm looking for a change. Recommendations, please?
     
  2. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    I use Comcast cable as well and Safari and Firefox both work flawlessly for me.

    Daniel.
     
  3. macfevorite thread starter macrumors member

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    So who do you use for email?
     
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    You use MSN as a Web browser? :confused:

    I use Safari, as do many members here. It's fine for most uses.
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Web Browsing: Safari/Camino, probably just Camino when version 1.1 brings RSS support.

    Email - Mail, I've been using Thunderbird too but prefer Mail.
     
  6. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    I just use Safari to make things simple. However I've thought on many occassions having Firefox as a backup.
     
  7. macfevorite thread starter macrumors member

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    Sounds like safari and mail is the way to go. I am such a newbie. One more question, I also have ordered .mac, will I be able to use my treo and ical and imac and synch them all. Right now I sych my treo and use it for addresses and calendar.
     
  8. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I don't know how well a Treo talks to an iMac, but you don't use .mac for device syncing. You use iSync - free with OSX - to sync your address book, calendars etc. to your device.

    .mac provides syncing of bookmarks, address book, iCal etc. between Macs.

    Check out the iSync part of the Apple website for specific information on supported devices. There is also a program called "The Missing Sync" if yours isn't iSync-supported.
     
  9. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Firefox the beta for intel version. Very good :D
     
  10. netdog macrumors 603

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    Safari, but it still does not work well on some sites....
     
  12. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Safari is proven in benchmarks to be significantly faster than all browsers, except OmniWeb, which is payware.
     
  13. macfevorite thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I checked out iSync.
     
  14. netdog macrumors 603

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    And WebKit makes Safari significantly faster than...er...Safari

    Get your WebKit here!
     
  15. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    I've tried Safari, Firefox and Opera and my favourite is Safari for its clean (and stable) interface, easy bookmarking features and overall speed.

    Firefox comes close, but the UI feels flakey if that makes any sense, but it has a better page searching.

    Opera is cool if you're a web developer.
     
  16. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    WebKit is not a complete browser, though. It has documented problems, especially with saving preferences (like passwords).
     
  17. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Safari, OmniWeb, Netscape and iCab. Not necessarily in any order and for different functions.
     
  18. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a big fan of Camino. I've tinkered with other browsers, but I keep coming back to Camino.

    Chundles, Camino 1.1 won't bring RSS support, it only has a handler- like mailto: goes to Mail.app, the RSS will go to an RSS reader, whether Safari or NetNewsWire or something else.
     
  19. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    Firefox for browsing (2.0 Beta 2) and Mail for e-mail.
     
  20. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    Wouldn't this be better if there was apoll?? You could have Safari, Firefox, Camino, Opera, Netscape, Internet Explorer etc on it
    My vote is Sfari.
     
  21. simon-says macrumors regular

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    Opera or Safari. Been using Opera for about 5 years now, still my favorite.
     
  22. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Exactly the same. I love the 2.0 Beta 2 of Firefox. It just feels so nice...
     
  23. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    Same here, keep Firefox cause there are some sites that won't support Safari.
     
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