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2004-Jan-06, 03:42 AM
What do folks use?

2004-Jan-06, 03:50 AM
Surprisingly, there's a plethora of choices for the Macintosh these days (at least on OS X). I started out using Internet Explorer, but Microsoft all but abandoned it early on, so I switched to Safari, which is very fast but buggy. Netscape/Mozilla and variants are slow. I've played with Opera a little but haven't seen the advantages enough to switch.

2004-Jan-06, 03:51 AM
Mozilla or MyIE for me

2004-Jan-06, 03:54 AM
IE on WinXP
Mozilla on Linux

2004-Jan-06, 03:57 AM
Netscape baby! Netscape!!!!

2004-Jan-06, 07:03 AM
IE, Mozilla, and Opera, actually. IE is my favorite for day-to-day use. Mozilla's a nice little browser, but it hasn't really grown on me. I like the popup blocking and tabbed browsing, though. And I've gotten so used to Opera's mouse gestures that I find myself trying to use them in other applications.

2004-Jan-06, 07:08 AM
I used to use IE exclusively, but I had some problems with a BHO and started using Firebird. Then I fixed the problem, but I stil luse firebird...

2004-Jan-06, 08:22 AM
Lynx- leet text based web browsing

2004-Jan-06, 09:19 AM
A Firebird user here. I love the pop-up blocking and the tabbed browsing is wonderful for forum sites like this(open a forum, and open each thread you want to read in a new tab - works wonderfully). Anyone know WHY Internet Explorer still lacks these two features that every other browser seems to have??

Also, Firebird seems to run a bit faster than IE on my machine, and I haven't gotten nearly as much crap spyware on my system since I switched.

And the "Click to view Flash" is absotively wonderful.

2004-Jan-06, 11:41 AM
Using IE both here at work and at home. And by the way, this is the very first time that I could get onto BABB (or see BA's site for that matter) since before Christmas.

I know some of you were holding out that I'd never find my way back and the vast majority of you didn't even know I was gone. So for everyone, I've made a New Year's resolution to be less annoying/boring/repetitive/pointless.

We'll see how long it lasts. I miss being here.

2004-Jan-06, 12:06 PM
Mozilla Firebird here. I only use IE when I have to.

Firebird is the browser-only component of Mozilla, none of the unnecessary stuff. One thing no one has mentioned yet is the extensions use in Firebird, I like it and nothing else i've played with has it. -Colt

Captain Kidd
2004-Jan-06, 12:29 PM
IE at work. Mozilla at home and is my preference, I love its tabs, especially since the latest build has that idiot-stop when I hit the close window button instead of close tab. #-o

2004-Jan-06, 07:00 PM
IE at work Netscape 7.1 at home

2004-Jan-06, 07:16 PM
IE both at home and at school. I don't pay for either so I'm not about to start complaining...

Captain Kidd
2004-Jan-06, 07:22 PM
You don't pay for Mozilla either :wink: :wink:

2004-Jan-06, 08:22 PM
You don't pay for Mozilla either :wink: :wink:

You pay in lost time spent installing and downloading.

2004-Jan-06, 11:46 PM
The opportunity cost. :P For this I think it's worth it though. -Colt

2004-Jan-07, 12:17 AM
Is it really that good?

2004-Jan-07, 01:06 AM
We think it is. :)

2005-Sep-18, 07:56 PM
I use Microsoft Internet Explorer on Windows, Mozilla Firefox on Linux and Safari on Mac OS X.

Personally, I like Safari best since Firefox on Mac OS X looks so ugly...

2005-Sep-18, 08:07 PM
Firefox. Mmmm, themes and extensions.

The Supreme Canuck
2005-Sep-18, 08:43 PM
IE here.

Ara Pacis
2005-Sep-18, 08:48 PM
Is Firebird and Firefox the same thing? I use Firefox for some things and MSIE for others, like my employers extranet that doesn't work on Firefix.

2005-Sep-18, 08:50 PM
Firefox mostly, Safari sometimes, IE from work.

2005-Sep-18, 09:00 PM
Mozilla on Mac & Windows as main browser
IE for WU and debugging websites and scripts... same for Safari also for debugging.

2005-Sep-18, 09:21 PM
I use Firefox unless I have no other choice.

2005-Sep-18, 09:38 PM
Firefox, backed up by IE for the increasingly rare times a site gets snippy. I haven't actually had to resort to IE in well over a year, so I'm happy.

2005-Oct-25, 07:12 AM
Firefox here as well. Compared to IE it loads pages faster, and more efficiently, the meat of the page before the secondary parts, the tabbed browsing is just great, and surely the next version of IE will include this, and the pop-up block tech it uses is second-to-none as far as I'm concerned.

I would say, don't count IE out though, the great majority of people out there still use it, inertia is a powerful force.

2005-Oct-25, 04:41 PM
I use IE. I simply haven't had the need for Mozilla so it is not worth downloading another program. IE has better compatibility. When IE 7 comes out I will get that, but I don't really want Mozilla.

2005-Oct-25, 05:45 PM
Firefox all the way.

2005-Oct-26, 01:49 AM

2005-Oct-28, 10:20 PM
On this computer, I have a problem with scripts, i.e. google ads, so I use Off by One (http://www.offbyone.com/).