What Internet browser do you use?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Atomic Postman, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Mojave Express Employee of the Month

    Mar 16, 2013
    I just switched over from Google Chrome to Aurora, after a bit of meddeling I've managed to make it look great (I like the functionality and features of Aurora but I never really liked the default aesthetic.), my only complaints are the lack of a download status bar and opening an image in a new tab doesn't position the image in the top left corner and instead places the image directly in the center of the screen (but that is just a personal preference.).

    I was wondering what you guys use.
     
  2. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    I've been using Opera for many, many moons by now, but it recently started to suck. I still use it, but I'm starting to think about switching. Dunno to what, though, there are no alternatives.
     
  3. Korin

    Korin So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Admin

    Aug 6, 2010
    I've been using Firefox for years but I'm mostly married to Firebug and a few other extensions. I actually kind of hate Firefox, at least how poorly it works with Flash and the memory issues if you leave the browser open for long periods of time and use a lot of tabs. It's better at home but at work it probably crashes at least 2 or 3 times a day.
     
  4. voodzia

    voodzia It Wandered In From the Wastes

    107
    Jun 27, 2005
    I use Pale Moon as my primary browser but sometimes I need to switch to Chromium.
     
  5. Emperor

    Emperor Simplesmente Rajuma

    393
    Aug 4, 2013
    I only use Chrome because it runs faster on my pc, other browsers doesn't load any page ( It was 1h to open the download page of Chrome with Explorer and Firefox)
     
  6. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    I use Chrome because...well, because I use it.
    I honestly don't give a damn regarding the whole performance and what not issues. Chrome isn't the best browser, I suppose, but it serves me the basic purpose of visiting approx 7 sites I regularly visit, and I'm fine with it.
     
  7. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Me too. It's sad what's happening to Opera. It used to be so fast and simple.

    I use Firefox quite a bit too, but I don't like it all that much.
     
  8. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Firefox.
    Some time ago I wanted to change to Chrome, but got "Error: [ok]", and I was in no mood for that shit, and still am not. I'll change to chrome, when I get a new computer or something
     
  9. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    Firefox because IE sucks, Chrome sucks, Safari sucks, and extensions. Opera isn't bad per se, I just don't have a reason to use it any more.

    My enthusiasm about Firefox has varied over the years, considering I've been using it since about version 2.6, but IE has always sucked, and Chrome freaks me out for a variety of reasons. Honestly I don't fully understand why Chrome is so popular, it's like a shitty MacOS-esque version of Firefox with less features, a bad UI and Google installing extra shit all over your system for no good reason. It embraces being pretty and easy for idiots to use, at the expense of everyone else.

    Chrome is fast, I'll give it that, but the speed boost isn't worth the host of issues.
     
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  10. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Firefox. Used to not like it that much on Windows, because it would crash on me, but nowdays (especialy on linux) it runs steady, very nice add-ons, everything is easy to find, and it's nice on the eyes.
     
  11. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Internet Explorer 5 Life!


    I tend to alternate between Chrome and Mozarella but I tend to use Firefox the most.
     
  12. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    MMMMmmmmmm, flaming cheese.
     
  13. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    Yep, I wont touch the newer versions - 18+, I'm sticking with 12.16...
     
  14. Muff

    Muff Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    May 5, 2006
    Cross Platform: Firefox
    OSX: Firefox
    Windows: Chromium (the non Google Chrome)
    Locked Down Windows at a hotel: The windows Help viewer in calculator or notepad.
    Linux Desktop: Firefox
    SSH session: Lynx
     
  15. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    Well, it looks like I'll be switching to Chrome:

    1) No lag when I open many tabs in short succession (i.e. 7 tabs each with a 1mb+ picture file embedded) whereas Firefox hangs for half a minute doing the same thing.
    1b) Uses all cores of CPU, unlike Firefox.
    2) Built-in translation of web pages.
    3) Displays Flash videos on several sites without Flash being installed at all.
    @Muff does Chromium have same performance as Chrome? If so I'll do that instead, because currently I'm having to use PortableApps Chrome to avoid Google putting their shit all over my drive.
     
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  16. FalloutTroll

    FalloutTroll Mfw no snow

    121
    Apr 7, 2013
    Google Chrome
     
  17. Gaspard

    Gaspard Kasparov

    833
    May 7, 2009
    I use a bunch of plugins that seem to work best with Chrome
     
  18. Fleiding

    Fleiding Everybody lies.

    13
    Feb 18, 2014
    Same reason why I'm using Chrome on Windows. On my MacBook (using it almost only for work) I use Safari mainly because I'm still sticking with it since I tried 7 when it came out. I think it has something to do with the new power-saving features they have now.
     
  19. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    Blackbird.
     
  20. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    OMGREBEL!

    Seriously though I'd never heard of this browser before.