Your web browser?

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Which browser do you use?

  1. Internet Explorer

    12 vote(s)
    24.5%
  2. Firefox

    30 vote(s)
    61.2%
  3. Mozilla

    9 vote(s)
    18.4%
  4. Opera

    7 vote(s)
    14.3%
  5. Konqueror

    3 vote(s)
    6.1%
  6. ELinks

    2 vote(s)
    4.1%
  7. Netscape

    2 vote(s)
    4.1%
  8. Other

    7 vote(s)
    14.3%
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  1. Less Than Zero -1 Registered Senior Member

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    I use Mozilla, don't know how to switch, at school I use Internet Explorer
     
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  3. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    That's what I'm talking about.
     
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  5. Jinoda Registered Senior Member

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    I'm on Firefox as well, but I still have IE installed. For some reason, I've lost all of my bookmarks twice on Firefox (I've been using Firefox for maybe a year or so now). Don't know why it happens, but I just export my bookmarks now. ahem. anyway.

    I use Safari, IE, and Firefox at school in our Digital Photography Lab, I really don't like any of them, but Firefox is still my favorite. I just wish our Macs had scroll wheels in the center of them for easy tabbed browsing, but eh. whatever.
     
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  7. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    That mac 1-button mouse is the biggest and and most miserable apple joke
     
  8. whitewolf asleep under the juniper bush Registered Senior Member

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    Actually, no problem with it if you spend a day getting used to it. No need to right-click. No need to decide where's right, where's left.
     
  9. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    I have no need to decide, it's auto-pilot for me.
     
  10. wesmorris Nerd Overlord - we(s):1 of N Valued Senior Member

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    I use IE pretty much exclusively. It's utilitarian for me. It works, doesn't give me problems. *shrug* It's just a freakin browser for chrissake. Translate words into formatting commands and a keen layout. Neato. No reason to get all uppety about new pieces of software to perform simple tasks like that unless the tools you have don't work. It works for me.
     
  11. wesmorris Nerd Overlord - we(s):1 of N Valued Senior Member

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    After all, who would wish to suffer such a monumental burden?

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  12. Jinoda Registered Senior Member

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  13. Yorda Registered Senior Member

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    If you don't have the middle button and want to open tabs easier, can't you just hold Control while left clicking?
     
  14. Jinoda Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, but I like to surf without lifting both arms at once.

    Because I'm lazy.

    And I got spoiled with the combination of scroll wheels and tabs.
     
  15. frank stalker Banned Banned

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    i thought only ie could acess the web, shows you how much i know about computers
     
  16. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    oh? here, check out Firefox, because it appears that most people use it here -> http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
    it's free of course
    umm, just a question, I hope you don't mind:
    Did you think that people on Linux use IE to access the web?
     
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  17. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    ive installed 3 copies of firefox, and 4 of opera out of 8 computers which i fixed internet problems on in the last month. thats why its not the nerds only using it
     
  18. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    Of course, that's how it happens mostly.
    Out of curiousity, why did you install Firefox on some and Opera on others?

    p.s. Don't you think that some people might get pissed off by the google advert atop?
    It doesn't bother me (when I use Opera), but it seems that it is better to install Firefox. Just a thought.
     
  19. Closet Philosopher Off to Laurentian University Registered Senior Member

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    I use Firefox on my desktop, Laptop and at work. I am forced to use IE at school. The only strange thing is that Firefox had a tendency to just disappear for no reason no matter what computer I run it on.
     
  20. curioucity Unbelievable and odd Registered Senior Member

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    Ever since someone suggested Firefox here a long time ago, I almost never use anything else.... I only use IE in occasions since my uni's network's Microsoft based.
     
  21. sparkle born to be free Registered Senior Member

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    That brings about one question:
    Certain links open with IE (which I still left on my comp) by default. Some websites (like that of my bank

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    ) refuse other browsers. Does anyone know what to do about those webpages?

    There were questions around as to why not IE. I have nothing against IE, but against Bill Gates. Don't use MS Office either ...

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  22. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    I sent a mass of emails with complains about IE only errors and suggestions how to fix them to my banks' computer department. In a few months they had the i-bank compatible with w3 standarts and Linux.

    If it's only the notification that you should use another browser, you can set that your browser identifies to the net like IE6.
     
  23. ash_of_pompeii Registered Member

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    firefox, of course

    the only browser worth anything
     
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