Safari or/Vs. Firefox

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  1. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

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    So which one is better?
    i cant decide, I am also ways swapping between each of them. I like bits from each. so what one do you use and why?
     
  2. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    Why not use both?

    My work email web interface (Office something or other) works better in Safari than in other browsers. I do a lot of browsing with Flock because I have all my RSS feeds there. I use Camino for techy sites. I have Opera (for no real purpose) and I keep Firefox around because it seems to be treated better at some commercial web sites that think Macs have insufficient market share.

    I know it sounds like a wasteful set-up but four family members use this one machine, and they're all comfortable with Safari. (we use only one account.) We can surf without getting in each other's way.

    mt
     
  3. bashveank macrumors member

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    I like Safari, it's faster and it's more native. Firefox just feels weird.
     
  4. MatLane macrumors 6502a

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    I tend to flick between the 2


    Some website require IE or firefox to do this that and other so i just do that



    They are my favorite 2

    But i prefer Safari to all.

    Amazing fast and reliable!
    :apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:
     
  5. iMav macrumors 6502

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  6. thunderclap macrumors 6502a

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    I use Safari 99% of the time because it just feels more streamlined in OS X, Me, etc. I only go to Firefox if there is a site not compatible with Safari.

    I am very curious about Google's new browser Chrome. Unfortunately, there is no Mac version currently available. Soon though... soon.
     
  7. NEiMac macrumors regular

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    Ive become really happy with the webkit nightly builds myself. :D
     
  8. Gladiak macrumors newbie

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    I tend to use firefox only for adblock plus.

    Any plugin that really works for safari ?
     
  9. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    I use firefox with a bit of Safari.

    I also use the search function.
     
  10. fpbecker macrumors member

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    Yes, there is: Safari AdBlock
     
  11. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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  12. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    I face the same dilemma as I am about to make the switch to Mac. I currently use FireFox 3. Main reason to stay are the add-ons. I use Shareaholic, Adblock, and Download Status Bar. In FireFox 3.1, they are going to have a new Javascript engine that is supposidly even faster than Chrome. So I'm leaning towards sticking with FireFox 3.
     
  13. Habusho macrumors 6502

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    To me, Firefox always has felt like an unpolished app. Safari, on the other hand is very polished, integrates into the UI extremely well and is fast. The only reason I'd go for Firefox would be because of some obscure extension that you have to have as Safari has equivalents to all the major Firefox extensions.
     

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