What are the best browsers?

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  1. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Safari
    Firefox

    Then comes...

    Opera
    Camino
    Flock

    Give them all a whirl

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    I've also used Shiira before and it's pretty decent as well.
     
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    Define best.
     
  5. Michaelgtrusa thread starter macrumors 604

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    Best browsers for mac in terms of speed, plugins, stability etc.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    there have been numerous threads about this. Lots of times it's a question of individual preferences and which websites you are accessing. there is no 'best' browser for everyone.
     
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    Correction: It's always a question of individual preferences and which websites are being accessed.
     
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    If you're looking for plug-ins, Firefox is definitely the way to go. I think it's faster and more stable then Safari as well, but that's more of a matter of luck, honestly.
     
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    I have Firefox 3 and Flock 2 installed in addition to Safari 3.2. Flock is my default as I like the integration with myspace, gmail, flickr, picasa, del.icio.us, Yahoo, etc and the integrated rss feeds sidebar and media upload and viewing. Plus just about every extension compatible with Firefox 3 will work with Flock 2 ( I haven't found any that haven't). When I was still on my aging pc it was a lil slow, but so was Firefox but that was mainly due to me liking to have 10-20 tabs open for weeks at a time.

    At my last job I also had Camino installed but I didn't bother with it after I bought my macbook pro in october.

    I almost never use Firefox anymore. Its usually Flock plus Safari here and there.

    Like others have said its a personal preference. Likely to erupt into a flame war almost as quick as whats the best OS. At least there's no IE on the Mac anymore :)
     
  11. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Firefox 3 is a little bit slower to start than Safari 3 for me, but it has better compatibility where I need it, e.g. BlackBoard, AKO, etc.
     
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    I think web browsers work differently for different people, I like Safari, seems great, but Firefox just fees like home to me.. so that is all i use
     
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    Safari and Firefox. I used to use Netscape Navigator as well, before it passed into the void [died].
     
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