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**Vote the best internet browser!**

Last posted Jan 18, 2014 at 09:26PM EST. Added Dec 17, 2013 at 05:50AM EST
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Personally my favorites would have to be Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, as both are fast, but Firefox has its nice add-ons to keep unwanted crap away and Google Chrome is just…well, plain fast! My votes would go to those two. I personally think Internet Explorer should be renamed “Intercrap Exploder” for its pracctical uselessness and of how slow it is. Opera, never tried it, so I can’t judge. Safari I don’t use often but I hear it is overly exaggerated by those who use it.

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Dec 17, 2013 at 05:50AM EST
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Web developer here. I use all 5 browsers. It’s part of my job so I like to think I have a pretty objective viewpoint on this.

My 2013 browser ranking from lowest to highest:

5. Safari.

Nothing much has changed with Safari this year and for that reason it’s falling behind in the competition. Remains meh as always. I still absolutely hate the fact that the new tab button is so hard to find compared to the other browsers. I know Apple likes to be different but you shouldn’t be trying this with standard expected UI tropes. Also it still has problems with CSS that IE10 doesn’t. An unfortunate drop in the rankings this year for Apple.

4. Internet Explorer.

For the first time ever, IE isn’t at the bottom now that IE10 is making some marginal effort to render CSS3 properly without fault which and it actually does it pretty well. This is quite unlike IE9-7 which couldn’t render CSS for shit and made life for all web developers a living hell. Still can’t comment on it’s speed and usability which seems to be as mediocre as always

But from a developer perspective I am appreciating it more. I like how it can preview how the older browsers fuck shit up and that’s great for debugging and it forces itself on top of older version of IE so nobody gets to use IE6. New improvements in the UI of IE10 makes it easier for me to walk through clients when they call me for tech support whenever IE fails to display shit properly. Just today, one of my clients called, complaining that their website wasn’t displaying in IE and it took me only 1 minute to show her where to turn off Compatibility View this time. Well done Microsoft.

3. Opera. Much improved over the last year but still not enough to make me actually use it. I want to love Opera. I really do. You know, in a root-for-the-underdog kind of way. It still has some good innovations and good UI. It even has Chromes dev tools! It’s like the little browser that could. But sadly its continued lack of love, support (and prevalence of bugs) sets it back

2. Google Chrome

Formerly at the top, but unfortunately pushed down this year after recent updates made Chrome surprisingly WORSE at handling CSS3 than internet explorer!

Seriously, Chrome gave me a headache with absolutely positioned div elements and backface-visibility settings. (Since Safari runs on the same engine as Chrome, these problems affect Safari too. That’s why Safari is so low) Meanwhile IE didn’t have a problem at all. Absolutely fucking disgusting for Google.

But Chrome still remains a strong contender and one of my most used browsers for it’s speed, stability and excellent, excellent dev environment

1. Mozilla Firefox

Firefox managed to bump out Chrome simply by not giving me any bullshit. It’s now officially the browser that does not fuck up and lets me do my job. Despite being perfectly good with CSS3, it still has software glitches here and there which I noticed but hey at least it doesn’t let Google, Microsoft and Apple invade my privacy

I don’t need to elaborate on the rest. You guys know what makes this browser great

Congratulations Mozilla. You recieve BSOD’s award for best browser of 2013.

Dec 17, 2013 at 07:00AM EST
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The only browsers I’m familiar with are Internet Explorer and Firefox, so I really can’t give an opinion on the other browsers.

From the two browsers I know I’ll go with Firefox, largely because it’s faster and more stable than IE. On top of that, Firefox can use handy plugins that can enhance your browsing experience.

Dec 17, 2013 at 07:18AM EST
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Firefox, mainly because I find most of the third-party Plug-Ins and Add-ons useful.

Dec 17, 2013 at 07:40AM EST
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Chrome lost my support after the youtube/google+ fuckup. Also it no longer runs adblock plugin which i only use on youtube or overly advertised sites.. Fucking douches.

Now i changed my browser to mozilla. It is actually pretty similar to chrome. And i really love that css source explorer of it.

But of course there is a lot of issue about mozilla like overly crash problems and unable to login tumblr (not like i browse it anyway). Despite all of this, mozilla is better than any of them with its plugins and more..

Last edited Dec 17, 2013 at 10:00AM EST
Dec 17, 2013 at 09:54AM EST
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TheOpt1onal.2.0 (Limited Edition!) wrote:

Chrome, because if Mozilla is a race car with add-ons like a hood scoop, snow plow, etc. then Chrome is a big rocket.

Now where did I see that entire sentence?
Oh yes, an image.

Dec 17, 2013 at 06:19PM EST
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>Using Firefox.
>Hasn’t upgraded to the 64 Bit Waterfox Master Race.

Yeah, I vote Waterfox.

Last edited Dec 17, 2013 at 06:22PM EST
Dec 17, 2013 at 06:22PM EST
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“Firefox managed to bump out Chrome simply by not giving me any bullshit. It’s now officially the browser that does not fuck up and lets me do my job.”

I think this should be Firefox’s official slogan

Dec 17, 2013 at 06:30PM EST
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My top 5 (give or take):

  • (5) Internet Explorer: Slow, bloated and Windows-exclusive. ’nuff said.
  • (4) Safari: The only reason this is above IE is WebKit.
  • (3) Opera: I actually used to use Opera a lot, but I stopped when they started to mask the full URI for “security reasons”.
  • (2) Firefox: It would most certainly be #1 if they ever upgraded its layout engine to be fully compatible with HTML5.
  • (1.5) Chrome: Note how it’s not at #1. I have another browser not listed for that…
  • (1) Midori: I really don’t get why more people don’t use this browser. It combines all of the good things about Chrome, Firefox and Opera into a single package. And the best part? It doesn’t require a metric ass-tonne of RAM to load something. drops mic
Last edited Dec 17, 2013 at 06:51PM EST
Dec 17, 2013 at 06:50PM EST
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Cale wrote:

Firefox, mainly because I find most of the third-party Plug-Ins and Add-ons useful.

>Not being aware Chrome has these too

I vote for Chrome.

Dec 17, 2013 at 06:53PM EST
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While the obvious popular contenders are Chrome and Firefox, I choose Firefox.

It doesn’t try to sync with any of my logins like Google does. So there’s that.

Dec 17, 2013 at 07:32PM EST
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still going with firefox.

I may not have used the others as extensively but I don’t like what I hear.

Dec 17, 2013 at 07:37PM EST
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well, if you have a lot of useless add-ons on firefox, good luck with it being a fast browser.

Dec 18, 2013 at 12:12AM EST
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Serious Business wrote:

While the obvious popular contenders are Chrome and Firefox, I choose Firefox.
It doesn’t try to sync with any of my logins like Google does. So there’s that.

Why u no use google+? XD
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I have everything except safari installed, but typically use chrome the most (and chromium on ubuntu) because it does the best at handling 50+ pages of porn random ass pages I want to read but never have the time for.

>pic related. it’s my current 50+ pages of pr0nz crap.

Edit: Like my panic button? lol. I’ve never had to use it, but it’s quite the handy add-on. I actually forgot it was there. lol.

Last edited Dec 18, 2013 at 12:35AM EST
Dec 18, 2013 at 12:27AM EST
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The Cute Master :3 wrote:

Serious Business wrote:

While the obvious popular contenders are Chrome and Firefox, I choose Firefox.
It doesn’t try to sync with any of my logins like Google does. So there’s that.

Why u no use google+? XD
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I have everything except safari installed, but typically use chrome the most (and chromium on ubuntu) because it does the best at handling 50+ pages of porn random ass pages I want to read but never have the time for.

>pic related. it’s my current 50+ pages of pr0nz crap.

Edit: Like my panic button? lol. I’ve never had to use it, but it’s quite the handy add-on. I actually forgot it was there. lol.

Wanna see something Absolutely Disgusting?

This is my life.
I just counted.
336 tabs.
There is something wrong with me.
I’m not even kidding when I say that Firefox crashes on me two to three times a day.

On a lighter note, I use Firefox most often. Rarely I’ll use Chrome.

Dec 18, 2013 at 12:48AM EST
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Deltamelon wrote:

Wanna see something Absolutely Disgusting?

This is my life.
I just counted.
336 tabs.
There is something wrong with me.
I’m not even kidding when I say that Firefox crashes on me two to three times a day.

On a lighter note, I use Firefox most often. Rarely I’ll use Chrome.

Disgusting or beautiful? lol. I’ve been there before though. I rarely push it past 50 and even rarer 100, but once I had 250 open in opera. OPERA! lol. I don’t dare push firefox past 30 or so though, because even with my system firefox is too unstable for me. Get a couple of tabs of flash content and maybe 1 or 2 youtubes in the background and it locks up and crashes on me. I’ve had chrome crash on me maybe 2 or 3 times, but the beautiful thing is its restore feature works more often than FF will for me, so I get to open those bad boys right back up. lol.

Edit: I counted 16×24 which would put your tab count at around 384 if each of those tiles there are actually separate tabs. lol.

Last edited Dec 18, 2013 at 01:19AM EST
Dec 18, 2013 at 01:08AM EST
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Tabs is definitely one of Chromes strongest aspects. It can handle a ridiculous amount of open tabs without ripping itself apart.

Firefox typically starts to lag after about 12 open tabs for me. Too many opens tabs and eventually I’ll need to restart Firefox.

Chrome can just keep popping tabs open indefinitely without a problem (or at least until your CPU can’t take anymore) essentially by treating each open tab as separate process. Maybe Opera can too, but I never tested

With bonuses like that, Google had to really fuck up to make me switch to another browser. And amazingly they found a way to do so with degraded CSS support…not to mention Googles shady business practices of late made me butthurt enough to want to turn away from Chrome in pure disgruntlement

Last edited Dec 18, 2013 at 04:23AM EST
Dec 18, 2013 at 04:21AM EST
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>mfw Maxthon is not mentioned at all

No one mentioned the only browser to use both Trident and WebKit rendering engines?
I am disappointed.
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Dec 18, 2013 at 05:32AM EST
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Chrome by far, with IE as a backup if something goes wrong. I despise Firefox with a passion and really couldn’t give a crap about any other browser.

I’ve found Chrome to be fast, fairly easy to use with a good interface and just all around solid. Funny since I only tried it because IE was acting up at that time and I normally hate open-source software.

Last edited Dec 18, 2013 at 09:46AM EST
Dec 18, 2013 at 09:45AM EST
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General 'Ace' Granger wrote:

>not even mentioning Netscape

>not even realizing Netscape support ended in 2008 and that the later versions were based off of Firefox (even though Firefox was initially partially based off of Netscape.)

Dec 18, 2013 at 02:08PM EST
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(1) Chrome – Obvious pick.
(2) Safari – A handy browser that doesn’t crash, and pretty straight forward.
(3) Firefox – The only reason it isn’t #2 is the heavy amounts of crashing.
(4) Opera – Never tried it (3DS doesn’t count) so nothing bad to say.
(5) Silk – It’s a real thing, look it up. I use it a lot since I have a Kindle and it isn’t great. Good for a tablet, but not great.
(6) Internet Explorer – I don’t even use it for downloading other browsers now. That’s Safari’s job.

Dec 18, 2013 at 04:56PM EST
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I use chrome, but I’m not sure if I should use firefox though… It had some issues with things

Dec 19, 2013 at 03:35AM EST
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Lil B wrote:

(1) Chrome – Obvious pick.
(2) Safari – A handy browser that doesn’t crash, and pretty straight forward.
(3) Firefox – The only reason it isn’t #2 is the heavy amounts of crashing.
(4) Opera – Never tried it (3DS doesn’t count) so nothing bad to say.
(5) Silk – It’s a real thing, look it up. I use it a lot since I have a Kindle and it isn’t great. Good for a tablet, but not great.
(6) Internet Explorer – I don’t even use it for downloading other browsers now. That’s Safari’s job.

firefox used to crash a lot on me. then i found out it was a virus.

Dec 19, 2013 at 08:43AM EST
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Pollux wrote:

firefox used to crash a lot on me. then i found out it was a virus.

Viruses carried in by chrome installation.

Dec 20, 2013 at 12:49AM EST
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I use chrome for general web browsing since its nice and quick. But if I need privacy I use firefox.

Dec 20, 2013 at 01:28AM EST
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Weasel wrote:

Now where did I see that entire sentence?
Oh yes, an image.

I prefer Mozilla.

Last edited Dec 20, 2013 at 06:07AM EST
Dec 20, 2013 at 06:05AM EST
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I use chrome, and tried Mozilla, it went slow (and used like 2x the memory) and decided to stick with chrome.

I remember using Opera once on a school computer (it is kind of good) and Safari on my sister’s iBook G3

I’ve only ever used IE4 on my mum’s 14 year old PC but I installed Netscape for her…

In order, I’d have to say from best to worst:

1. Chrome
2. Mozilla
3. Netscape
4. Opera
5. Safari
6. IE

Last edited Dec 20, 2013 at 07:27AM EST
Dec 20, 2013 at 07:26AM EST
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Serious Business wrote:

While the obvious popular contenders are Chrome and Firefox, I choose Firefox.

It doesn’t try to sync with any of my logins like Google does. So there’s that.

That’s the good thing for me, as it allows me to get access to a bunch of homestuck gifs.

Dec 20, 2013 at 07:56AM EST
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I often use Firefox (some addons are helpful to me), Chrome on rare occasions, and I checked IE once for Inori Aizawa, but still used Firefox. Those are the only three that I use.

Dec 21, 2013 at 06:08AM EST
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Hate to revive old threads just before they die, but Chrome just took #1 browser!

And here’s what that actually looks like:

Best update evar!

Last edited Jan 18, 2014 at 01:50PM EST
Jan 18, 2014 at 01:49PM EST
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The Cute Master :3 wrote:

Hate to revive old threads just before they die, but Chrome just took #1 browser!

And here’s what that actually looks like:

Best update evar!

Really? I noticed this with YouTube videos, but I don’t believe I’ve seen this on anything else.

Will check…

EDIT: Oh right, I see it now, thought you were talking about the play sign for YouTube videos, not the speaker sign on the right.

Last edited Jan 18, 2014 at 06:08PM EST
Jan 18, 2014 at 06:00PM EST
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The Cute Master :3 wrote:

Hate to revive old threads just before they die, but Chrome just took #1 browser!

And here’s what that actually looks like:

Best update evar!

And they also changed the scroll bars!

Jan 18, 2014 at 08:19PM EST
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@Cute Master

It’s true. Chrome now shows you which tab is playing sound! It does this for all websites, not just on Youtube.

This Icon lets me know which open tab on KYM or Cracked is using an autoplaying video advert.

I went back to Chrome thanks to this. This is a feature browsers have needed since the beginning of tabs

Last edited Jan 18, 2014 at 09:27PM EST
Jan 18, 2014 at 09:26PM EST
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