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  • fatboy996 3 Jul 2009 00:10:52 237 posts
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    I love chrome.
  • corimi 3 Jul 2009 00:41:39 1,311 posts
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    fatboy996 wrote:
    I love chrome.
    You'd eat anything though :p
  • Vice.Destroyer 3 Jul 2009 09:11:56 5,825 posts
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    Fizzog wrote:
    warlockuk wrote:
    Safari is a pile of balls.

    How come?

    As I've already said Safari is easily the best browser I've ever used, never had any problems with it.

    I like FireFox too but it tends to crash quite frequently and the interface is really fugly.

    How bizarre. For me, Chrome is the only browser that ever crashes. But then, it is a beta. FF and IE both are excellently reliable, it is just that I can't surf without my add-ons anymore. Firefox wins, fullstop.
  • nullifidian 3 Jul 2009 14:32:46 23 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    Real men telnet to port 80 and type the GET commands in themselves.

    Anything else is for children and gays.

    Genius...

    Though must be a swine to post on the forums ;-)

    And clearly the best browser is:

    http://www.eurogamer.net/forum_thread_posts.php?thread_id=117217
  • consignia 3 Jul 2009 14:45:34 1,433 posts
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    Lynx is the best.
  • pjmaybe 3 Jul 2009 14:46:35 70,676 posts
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    Flock is lovely, Flock is cute
    Flock is prettier than your birthday suit
  • Dan234 3 Jul 2009 20:36:09 2,232 posts
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    If you want the same settings, bookmarks, history, etc... on more than one computer (e.g. home and work) then it's got to be Firefox. Especially if they're on different operating systems.

    As well as the extensions.

    (To the person who said they didn't think Firefox looks nice then you can change the theme.)
  • Hexagon 3 Jul 2009 20:41:55 352 posts
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    I use Opera, Firefox and Chrome. I suggest you do too. :-P

    GOG for Linux!

  • superjag86 3 Jul 2009 21:34:47 227 posts
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    Hexagon wrote:
    I use Opera, Firefox and Chrome. I suggest you do too. :-P

    +1
  • Fatiguez 3 Jul 2009 21:44:50 8,712 posts
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    IE is naff, Chrome is alright, Safari's for bellends, Opera's for pretentious wankers, and Firefox is a resource hog

    I use Firefox but have Chrome and IE6 as backup browsers
  • President_Weasel 3 Jul 2009 21:50:00 9,139 posts
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    I have firefox and safari installed on my home PC and I use IE7 at work (certain sites I need to use don't work properly with firefox).

    All of them do the job, and IE isn't nearly as annoying as it used to be.

    I prefer FF
  • BartonFink 3 Jul 2009 22:42:26 34,851 posts
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    In the following order currently:

    Opera (10 beta), love the interface but every now and again it drops the css from sites. A minor niggle. Used to use it years ago but after many many crashings I switched back to IE. The latest one though seems to be rock solid.

    Previous to this I had been using Chrome - very nice application and I really like the way it was architected. Opera has replaced it however as my browser of choice.

    Previous to that it was Firefox but it has become very slow, leaks memory like a sieve, is a resource hog. Only for the add-ons I would have dumped it ages ago.

    Also use IE on a daily basis. But not as a main browser but it has gotten much better over the years.

    The latest rankings I saw on CNet put them in the following order:
    Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera

    Would not touch Safari with a barge pole.
  • warlockuk 3 Jul 2009 22:56:35 19,142 posts
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    Internet Explorer.















    /guffaw

    Stick Chrome + Opera up your arse. Firefox.

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • PinkSpider 3 Jul 2009 23:17:31 3,346 posts
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    Fatiguez wrote:
    IE is naff, Chrome is alright, Safari's for bellends, Opera's for pretentious wankers, and Firefox is a resource hog

    I use Firefox but have Chrome and IE6 as backup browsers
    My opinion of Opera was the same, in the paid for days.

    However since properly using it, it feels like firefox did, minus a few addons I didnt really need and with a hell of a lot of polish.
  • Dirtbox 3 Jul 2009 23:30:26 77,653 posts
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    Opera by a fucking country mile.

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  • Dirtbox 3 Jul 2009 23:37:30 77,653 posts
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    The_Escapist wrote:
    seasidebaz wrote:
    firefox 3.5 has that new video codec thingy that stops Flash taking up your CPU time.
    Built-in or add-on?

    Firefox seems to be getting a lot of love for extensions. Do they add much to the memory footprint?
    Built in because it simply couldn't handle flash before, now its almost as stable as all the other browsers for flash stuff. Almost.

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  • heyyo 4 Jul 2009 00:08:55 14,374 posts
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    I use Opera and IE for for everything that doesn't display/work on Opera.
  • Dirtbox 4 Jul 2009 00:10:25 77,653 posts
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    I can no longer find anything that doesn't work in Opera.

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  • Buztafen 27 Feb 2012 10:17:03 16,151 posts
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    Seems as good a place as any to ask this question.

    I've recently been given a laptop which is going to be used for nothing but internet browsing/facebook etc...nothing else which is fine because its a absolute dinosaur!

    Its an old Packard Bell Easynote. 1.3 Celeron M, 256mb ram (Wooah!), XP, 50gb HD, STEREO SPEAKERS!, 4xUSB!, CD-ROM!

    So what im asking is with a fresh install of XP what's the least resource hungry browser available at the moment?

    Of course i could bung in some extra ram (it can handle a max of 1 whole gb) but im a little reluctant to put any money into it, if i had cash for stuff like that i wouldn't be using a second hand and ancient laptop in the first place :).
  • Tonka 27 Feb 2012 11:04:29 20,164 posts
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    Raven has some nice things going for it.
    Not really a browser browser if you know what I mean.

    But for stuff like twatter and flickr and youtube etc it's really interesting

    Other than that, Safari, Chrome or FireFox
    Pick any of them

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • Buztafen 27 Feb 2012 11:16:49 16,151 posts
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    Ok cheers. Will probably try and stick to what i know as its the missus who'll be using it so it needs to simply 'work'. Was just unsure if these newfangled browsers built for Win 7 64bit Dual Core Mega Ram etc would simply not work on an old XP machine, and i'd be stuck with (shudder) IE8...

    Actually is IE8 still the worst browsing experience in existence? Been using FF and Chrome for years on my proper computer.

    Edited by Buztafen at 11:19:42 27-02-2012
  • sport 27 Feb 2012 11:17:31 12,677 posts
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    Old Laptops run older browsers better, that's what they're built for. You want IE6 with a few toolbars installed - Yahoo, AOL etc...
  • Buztafen 27 Feb 2012 11:22:16 16,151 posts
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    Sport... always ALWAYS the voice of reason. Can you send me a link to a good 'shopping' toolbar too please! One that redirects you to ChavsRUS.co.uk or GoldylookingChainsDirect.co.uk?

    Edited by Buztafen at 11:23:02 27-02-2012
  • sport 27 Feb 2012 11:25:13 12,677 posts
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    No prob, I'd also recommend Download Accelerator - it literally makes your Web faster!
  • Buztafen 27 Feb 2012 11:41:35 16,151 posts
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    sport wrote:
    No prob, I'd also recommend Download Accelerator - it literally makes your Web faster!
    :eek: Wooooooah!

    /googles from toolbar
  • sport 27 Feb 2012 11:47:53 12,677 posts
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    Also check this out - http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lor8w5tEUN1qdfx7a.gif - OMG LMAO!!!!!!!!
  • RyanDS 21 May 2013 19:29:11 9,164 posts
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    Been finding Firefox quite shitty lately. I have a very nicely specced computer at work and at home and am just finding Firefox is freezing regularly, sometimes it freezes my whole computer, is a resource hog and god forbid I watch youtube on it.

    (For reference I am finding it the same on my Win 7 PC at work, and my 2012 iMac / Win 7 / Win XP dual boot. It seems crap on all systems.)

    Has Firefox been going downhill lately? And what should I switch to? What are the cool kids using these days?
  • superdelphinus 21 May 2013 19:59:15 8,038 posts
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    pc - chrome
    mac - safari

    firefox was last good about 6 years ago
  • DrStrangelove 21 May 2013 22:58:36 3,600 posts
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    Chrome. It doesn't give you as many options as the others, bit like Safari in that regard, but it's very fast and has next to no compatibility problems (which I sadly have with the otherwise excellent Opera).

    I installed "smooth gestures", a great and highly customisable mouse gesture add-on similar to the gestures built in in Opera, and I'm perfectly satisfied with it for quite some time now.
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