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. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    well it depends on both the connection and the skill of the user. people with jetstream or the newer phone lines on the other side of town i give firefox. people with slow connections i usually give opera.

    And people who barely know how to use IE let alone learn to use another, i give firefox because it is so similar in appearance.

    my school is changing over to a new security software called deepfreeze, it lets you install or change whatever, but it reverts to the defaults on restart. of course since there is free access and alteration of everything until you log out, it took us about a week to have it cracked.
     
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  3. Jinoda Registered Senior Member

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    My school has been using DeepFreeze for as long as I've been here, although I'm not sure what you mean by "free access and alteration of everything", don't they set your computers to limited accounts anyway? I'm talking about the labs and such when it comes to accounts, btw, not your own personal computer.

    On many computers around campus we don't even have enough privileges to install AIM, let alone do anything else (not that anyone here minds of course, who wants to save files on a public computer anyway?).
     
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  5. Communist Hamster Cricetulus griseus leninus Valued Senior Member

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    How right. You're with me and the majority so far.
     
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  7. Closet Philosopher Off to Laurentian University Registered Senior Member

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    I've been using Deep Freeze Pro at work for a while. It's probably the best program ever made (I work at a library). No one can crack it because there are still restrictions on the computers, but it doesn't limit a regular user's options. No one needs to go into the system files and such at a library anyway. I know how to crack it, but it would take a very talented person (of which there are very few and none of them would bother using old computers at an under funded library). I also run Net Op on the computers so that we can monitor computer activities, do I'd be able to spot a hacker (cracker, actually) before they would get far enough to do damage. On the computers at work, I have exclusively firefox on all of the computers, but I have the IE icon on the desktop so that dumb people don't get confused.
     
  8. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    Or you can have a Firefox icon, but named "Internet Browser" or "INTERNET"
     
  9. Closet Philosopher Off to Laurentian University Registered Senior Member

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    I had that at first, but people ask for the "blue E". Ir they'd say "where is the internet". You wouldn't believe the different types of people that come into my workplace. They are to lazy to even look quickily across a screen to read "internet".
     
  10. Alpha Ā«VisitorĀ» Registered Senior Member

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    I use Firefox of course. I'm on Linux, but wouldn't use IE if I were on Windows. I use Konqueror too, but not for web browsing.
    From time to time I'll use elinks as well, if X isn't running for example.
    That's a pretty big assumption. I can crack it.
     
  11. vslayer Registered Senior Member

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    thats exactly what i did on mikes computer. *draws curtain and looks around suspiciously*
     
  12. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I don't have any lag time when I use IE. I just click and go. I really don't understand , except for the security thing which could be said about other browsers as well, what the BIG differences are between them. This speed thing is is also based on your server, modem, and ram so its just not the browser that makes it speed along.
     
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  13. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    three words: extensions, tabs, themes
     
  14. Jinoda Registered Senior Member

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    I totally do it for the tabs; the themes and extensions were just an unexpected (yet welcome) bonus.
     
  15. Combine Back from the Dead!!!!! Registered Senior Member

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    firefox
     
  16. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    The new updated IE6 has all the same tabs, extensions, ect., ect. as the others have, now.
     
  17. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    all the same extensions? really? and themes too?

    I'm asking just out of curiousity, don't use windows
     
  18. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Perhaps not all the themes or tabs but I'd say it is pretty close to everything the other browsers have. It is about on par with them.
     
  19. Avatar smoking revolver Valued Senior Member

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    Do you know where I can have look on the list of features?

    In Firefox I use the extensions that allow me to
    update my blog without going to the blog page,
    does adblocking,
    gives me power to remove any region or object from a web page permanently,
    javascript execution only for trusted domains,
    integrated google, yahoo, amazon, wikipedia, webster, ebay and imdb search,
    does dictionary search on a selected word,
    does spell check on any text field,
    downloads files to particular directories dependant on their file type,
    auto fills web forms
    and translates any page from French, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and others to English.

    These functions I use daily.
     
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  20. s0meguy Worship me or suffer eternally Valued Senior Member

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    When I use Win xp, I use Firefox, Opera and sometimes IE, but only when Firefox or Opera can't handle the website for some reason.

    When I run Fedora I usually use Firefox.
     
  21. whitewolf asleep under the juniper bush Registered Senior Member

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  22. DarkEyedBeauty Pirate. Registered Senior Member

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    Firefox almost exclusively. IE sucks, as many people have said before.
     
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