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Windows 7: Top 5 Browsers From Oct 2011 to Oct 2012

01 Nov 2012   #1
A Guy

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Top 5 Browsers From Oct 2011 to Oct 2012

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02 Nov 2012   #2
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I prefer opera these days. Great popup blocker, no plugins to download to customize it, and works with most sites. Also speed dial is really hand. On the other hand, I absolutely despise the tab stacking that was added and the fact they will not give an option to turn it off. A lot like windows 8 metro tablet interface that way.
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02 Nov 2012   #3
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Been an Opera user for years now and its still my primary browser. Recently I've tried Maxthon3 and must say I'm impressed. Still have - shudder - IE9 enabled but only because my Veterans Administration Healthcare will only work with that or F.F./Chrome, both of which I will not use. I must say that the number of IE8 (and 6!!!!) users surprised me.
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06 Nov 2012   #4
x BlueRobot

 

I've been using Google Chrome for the past few years, it's caused no problems for me, and I like the nice clean feel and look of the UI. I don't use any extensions so my browsing experience isn't hindered =D
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06 Nov 2012   #5
A Guy

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Opera ever since it became free. Always surprised at it's small share. A Guy
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07 Nov 2012   #6
x BlueRobot

 

Most people on here seem to using Opera as their web browser, what is it like? How does it compare to Google Chrome?
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07 Nov 2012   #7
beauparc

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I have all the main ones installed. Each one has it's strong points and, if someone could take all the good bits from each, combine them into one mega browser, then we would all be happy
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07 Nov 2012   #8
boidsonly

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I made the switch to Opera during ver. 9 and have not looked back. After installing the tracking blocker add-on, "Ghostery" and seeing all the tracking/data mining Chrome/other browsers were doing, it made me realize that Opera is the only browser that doesn't put money before privacy/security.
The speed dial is great; conversely, I dislike Opera's excessive use of my window for added features. Opera even works on NetFlix though Netflix claims it is not supported.
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07 Nov 2012   #9
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It's as fast as Chrome but safer imho. Secure and fast .... what more can you ask for? Have used Opera almost exclusively for the last ....4? 5? years now with very few if any complaints. I've used about all the browsers at one time or the other Chrome,F.F.,Iron,Pale Moon, Maxthon. The only way you can see for yourself is to... well, see for yourself. Download it..... try it for a couple of weeks and I'm sure you'll be happy with it. As with anything else that you're not used to, it may seem different at first but its well worth the time it takes to "get it". (the learning curve is very small btw)
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07 Nov 2012   #10
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've been using Opera since version 3 on Win95, it was really fast these days. Now it's quite stable, highly customizable UI, relatively fast, compatible with most sites, and don't requires tons of add-ins to be useful (built in popup blocker, mail client, torrent client, download manager, multiple customizable tabs, option to make fully portable, native 64 bits version). I don't need anything else really. Just use IE to download it at every reformat, and as a fallback in those few sites where Opera fails to work properly.
I guess if it were more known, its share would be probably much higher. Reality is that marketing rules
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