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Windows 7: Where is the perfect browser?


22 Nov 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Where is the perfect browser?

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?


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22 Nov 2011   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

what's the problem with rss feeds and chrome?

have you tried the feedly extension?

i don't use it myself any more, as i now use the espresso reader desktop client (for google reader) instead for all my feed needs.
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22 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Firefox? Resource-intensive? I'll never understand that one...so what if it uses 100MB or 200MB of RAM during a session...that's not much at all
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22 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I don't know if this still holds, but six months ago, Google Chrome was the least secure of the three. I still use it because for some reason, IE9 runs really slow on my computer (and I've tried optimizing it as suggested in these forums). Plus I have a lot of confidence in my antivirus software to catch malware Chrome doesn't. The only thing that made IE9 run fairly fast was setting my whole computer to Best Performance instead of what's best for my computer.

Anyway, I couple IE9 with Chrome myself because there are just some sites that don't properly support Chrome.
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22 Nov 2011   #5

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
what's the problem with rss feeds and chrome?

have you tried the feedly extension?

i don't use it myself any more, as i now use the espresso reader desktop client (for google reader) instead for all my feed needs.
There are pages on that subject in the Chrome Help and Discussion sites.

IMHO Google Reader doesn't quite measure up to the way Firefox, and indeed IE, handles RSS news feeds.
As I said, Foxish comes closest, but there is a conflict with Xmarks (which I use to sync with my Android phone).
I will take a look at Feedly and espresso reader client.
Thanks
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22 Nov 2011   #6

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
Firefox? Resource-intensive? I'll never understand that one...so what if it uses 100MB or 200MB of RAM during a session...that's not much at all
Just what I and a few others have observed.
Having said that, I still prefer Firefox to the others, but use Chrome mainly because of the ease with which I can sync with my Android phone.
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22 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

yeah sadly, the browser market looks like it's going to fragment even furter with googles help now. Their own languages and direct support in Chrome for their own OSes and net apps

We're heading evn more towards needing a specific version of a browser depending on what we want to do on the net, not the other way around.
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22 Nov 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
yeah sadly, the browser market looks like it's going to fragment even furter with googles help now. Their own languages and direct support in Chrome for their own OSes and net apps

We're heading evn more towards needing a specific version of a browser depending on what we want to do on the net, not the other way around.
I wonder if it is against the law for certain browsers to have a monopoly on any one site since it is against the law to have monopolies in general... Of course, they aren't making money off it, so probably not. I do find this trend disturbing, though.
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22 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

That's probably not so much a matter of browser compatibility as it is of poorly-designed websites which don't adhere 100% to existing web standards.
But then, these same standards are constantly evolving; now we have HTML5 and built-in support for audio/video without the need for a Flash plugin, and there's just tons of software out there to both build webpages and browse them. Not all of it follows every standard "to the T", some tend to take some liberties or only implement partial support for a specific feature subset.
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23 Nov 2011   #10

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
what's the problem with rss feeds and chrome?

have you tried the feedly extension?

i don't use it myself any more, as i now use the espresso reader desktop client (for google reader) instead for all my feed needs.
Mickey,
Thanks for the info on Espresso.
Just installed and set it up.
Very impressive.
Best of all, no need for browser to view headlines.


Have added to your rep.
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