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Windows 7: Where is the perfect browser?

23 Nov 2011   #11
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HairyScot View Post
...Where is the perfect browser?
IE8. It came with Windows 7 and can be restored by uninstalling IE9.


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23 Nov 2011   #12
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

please note that espresso reader isn't stand-alone, it's simply a desktop client for google reader. so you need a google account, and feeds already set up. it's just prettier than the standard g-reader web interface.
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23 Nov 2011   #13
HairyScot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
please note that espresso reader isn't stand-alone, it's simply a desktop client for google reader. so you need a google account, and feeds already set up. it's just prettier than the standard g-reader web interface.
Imported my RSS feeds from Firefox to Google Reader and everything looks good.
The documentation for Espresso seems rather sparse.
Is it possible to set it up to view articles without going to browser?
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23 Nov 2011   #14
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

not as far as i know. personally i just use it to skim through the headlines until i find something interesting.
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23 Nov 2011   #15
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I currently use Opera Web Browser and have no problems with it, it might be worth trying out.
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23 Nov 2011   #16
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HairyScot View Post
Why is it that no single browser satisfies all needs.

At the moment I run:-
Google Chrome: because it does seem to be the most efficient, but it doesn't handle RSS feeds very well (Foxish works OK, but I also run X-marks and there is a clash which causes Foxish settings to be changed).

Firefox: Mainly because I have lots of RSS feeds, but it is resource intensive.

IE9:
Because I enjoy playing some games on the MSN Zone and have found that tools like Chrome's IE Tab don't cover everything.

Where is the perfect browser?
Firefox does everything I need. And with 4GB of RAM, I could care less about how resource-intensive it may be.
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23 Nov 2011   #17
koolkat77

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10 Home 64Bit
 
 

both use too much memory even then - mozilla @ work , chrome @ home.
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23 Nov 2011   #18
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Why is it that no single browser satisfies all needs.
Because people are individuals & have different needs & preferences.
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23 Nov 2011   #19
MarkC0

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There's no perfect browser but there is understanding two important points:
1) Highly open source non-profit initiatives, such as Firefox, primarily serve the end user and the consensus of the majority.
2) Somewhat open source for-profit initiatives, such as Google, primarily serve investors and the bottom line.

Now consider two more things:
1) The fact that as of right now no browser out of the main 4 is really all that much better (or different) than the rest, especially FF vs Chrome.
2) How many more people will be using the internet in 10 years and how many more people will be informed enough about computers to contribute to open ended projects such as Firefox.

Whether or not Chrome is better than Firefox on a version by version basis is up for debate. Most can agree though that when laying out the 15-20 or so basic tasks that the vast, vast majority people do on the internet, both browsers function roughly as effectively.

At this point I find it is in the best interest of the consumer to support Firefox over Chrome, even if it's not specifically for your tastes in a way or two, simply because in 10 years you will benefit from Firefox (or any other not for profit open source community) having the lions share of browser usage over a company like Google that has proven to be for-profit and for-hypocrisy.
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