What is the best internet browser for Mac?

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  1. crypticcreation macrumors newbie

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    Hey there!!!

    Just wondering if there is a better internet browser for mac other than Safari? I'm running a 3.06ghz,750gb HD, 4gb ram, GT8800 iMac

    The only problem i have with safari is that it sometimes won't load www.hotmail.com? other than that, im simply just looking for some opinions on different browsers?

    Cheers,

    Brad
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Another of these threads? :p

    Try Firefox, Opera, Flock, Camino, et. al. and choose the one you like best.

    Use the search and you will find this debated endlessly here.

    Good luck!

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You'll get faster results if you search the forums first, before posting a new thread, especially for a subject that has been discussed dozens of times already. If you use Google, you'll find all the information you want.
     
  5. crypticcreation thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry about re-posting folks!!! i'm new to the whole forum idea!!!
    Thanks either way!!!
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Not a problem, and welcome!

    This is just a horse that keeps getting beat to death around here! :p

    You will find LOTS of info on it!
    Join the fun!

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Safari has some issues with Hotmail, and there is a lot of debate as to whether that is Safari's problem or Hotmail's. Either way, there are issues sometimes.

    Solution? Gmail :rolleyes: ummmm

    I have to use Hotmail for one account
    I use Firefox 2 (not 3) for this
    Firefox 2 is the only Mac browser I have found that will use LiveMail on Hotmail
    You can access Classic Hotmail with FF3 or others, but not Live
    I've tried Opera and Camino as well

    Good luck!

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  8. chameleon81 macrumors 6502

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    For me Firefox is the best because of the extensions it offers.

    But not everyone needs extensions i use, in that case safari or opera are pretty cool.
     
  9. !on macrumors member

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    opera is good if you have opera mini or opera mobile on a phone. you can sync bookmarks between them.
     
  10. WPB2 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont know why you think something is gonna be better than safari. It is the fastest and cleanest web browser out there that is Safari 3.1. It is faster than IE and Fox. I love it.
     
  11. clevin macrumors G3

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    don't make decision for others, cause you never know what others might need.:p
     
  12. mr.light macrumors 6502

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    +1
    I've tried all the others but I keep coming back to Safari. My wife prefers Firefox only because Safari has issue with one web site she needs to access.
     
  13. Diaresi macrumors regular

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    Now with Firefox 3 looking incredibly good and being very quick (i've noticed it being faster at loading pages that Safari!), I might start using it over Safari. Also Firefox 3 takes longer to load but uses way less RAM.

    Both are very good, just depends on your preference really :)
     
  14. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    We have 3 hotmail addresses.

    Never had any problem logging in.

    Would you mind sharing what happens when you can't load hotmail?
     
  15. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer FireFox for its plug-ins and better tab handling features.

    Safari is attractive since it's a fully integrate OS X application.
     
  16. kjwarren macrumors newbie

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    Well there's a loaded question...

    I tend to flip flop. Right now I am using firefox, in a couple of months though I might switch back to camino, and then later to safari. I like all three.
     
  17. Diaresi macrumors regular

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    In Safari it'll sometimes bounce around a few Live/Microsoft/MSN/Passport related URLs in the address bar, not showing anything and going on and on and on until you navigate away.

    Most of the time it's fine though but I can't say that much because I rarely use it :p
     
  18. Muncher macrumors 65816

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    I like safari's minimalistic, out-of-your-way look. Other than that, Firefox 3 is great, I use it as my browser of choice on windows.
     
  19. dwl017 macrumors 6502a

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    Firefox all the way for me!

    Firefox has had a hidden free! option that millions of Apple fans pay $100 a year for.

    http://www.foxmarks.com/features

    I love it! :)
     
  20. gcmexico macrumors 6502a

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    I agree Safari to me by far is the best..stick with that:cool:
     
  21. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    So what is the hidden option that Apple fans pay $100 a year for?
     
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  23. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's a list of all features. Which one do Apple users pay for? If you're referring just to bookmarks syncing with .Mac (now MobileMe), the .Mac membership syncs a LOT more than just bookmarks, plus has email, your own website, etc. Syncing bookmarks is one small feature of .Mac, which can also be accomplished with dozens of free services out there, so in that regard, Firefox isn't offering something that can't be had free numerous other ways.
     
  24. clevin macrumors G3

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    syncing bookmarks across computers?
     
  25. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    Does clearing the cache or removing the cookies help in these cases?
     

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