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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by adrake86, Jul 22, 2007.
which one should I use firefox or safari?
I only use Firefox for my internet banking atm as safari 3 isnt supported by my bank
i'm the same, I mainly use safari, but use firefox for internet banking on occasions as safari doesn't support some features.
I use both, although more so Safari (version 2) than Firefox. My University's website doesn't fully support Safari so I bounce back and forth.
How can other people decide which browser you use?
You "Should" try both and decide for yourself.
I use Firefox, it has so many useful features as well as hundreds of add ons and such that you can pick out based on your needs. I don't know if Safari has those too but I can get Firefox to do pretty much whatever I can dream up.
Safari and Opera are the only browser out there that don't annoy me.
Just use both, find out Firefox is a resource hog and stick with Safari.
Sometimes I wear running shoes, sometimes I wear loafers. Whatever the situation calls for.
Just to muddy the water a little more, I prefer iCab. It's light weight and will pretend to be IE or Safari or netscape or firefox. So when a website is particular about my browser I just change its identity
I love how slick and simple it is. Firefox is good, but theres too many dongles and add-ons. If you love mac you'll love safari.
My one gripe about using OSX is the Firefox browser. There's not PDF support for it, meaning that I can't open PDFs in a window, but instead I have to download it. That's just ridiculous.
And then there's Safari, which can handle PDFs, but then it doesn't have mouse gestures. Are you kidding me? That's a necessity.
I predominantly use Firefox. But because i'm using Adblock, some video sites don't work (and i can't for the life of me figure out how to unblock them) so I have to use Safari.
This is one of the two things that I hate most about OSX. Something so simple, yet so overlooked.
Safari, except when a transactional site won't support it. Then I reluctantly reach for Firefox. Thankfully that happens very rarely.
I use Firefox 100%. I tried Safari for a day and encountered too many problems. I did an unscientific test of opening up some random webpages to see which was faster; Firefox always was. Maybe once its not a beta...
Also, I'm a big fan of the open source movement.
I generally do the exact same thing. Usually it's banking that's the problem. There's one site I go to (can't remember which) that will ONLY work with IE.
FireFox2. Safari sucks.
Try 'em both. I like Firefox much, much more (and I don't know what these "resource hog" things are about-it runs well). Both Safari and Internet Explorer (on Windows) feel primitive to me.
I prefer safari way over firefox, my backup browser is Camino which I think is worlds better than firefox. I only use adblock so Camino does that for me, but Safari is just too slick...
I use Firefox because it's more widely supported and I hate life without my Adblock . Haven't found it to be a ressource hog.
Why do you like Camino better? I always ask, and no one ever can explain it. I tried it once briefly, back around 1.5.something of Firefox when there was a release that wasn't stable on the Mac. Seemed like the same thing as Firefox, only not as good.
I use FIREFOX! Haven't bothered trying Safari as firefox does everything I need and has some great bookmark options.
Admitadly I use an IE extention for one site that doesn't work well with FF.
I'd stick with Wolfpup's advice. Try them both, 95% of the users will just stay on one side of the fence. For me, I prefer Firefox for development (also sometimes for sites that don't quite like safari) and then Safari for other personal applications (which is a bit zipper then firefox). User experience will vary; and if you feel real ambitious, check out Opera and Camino.
Lots of fantastic choices.
Firefox 4 lyf.
It's fast, has a bunch of great extensions that I use often (in particular the gmail notifier).
One more vote for Firefox ..