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Windows 7: What's the best browser to use with W7?

23 Mar 2011   #31
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joe7dust View Post
So you use mozilla and noscript but you are just theorizing a way I could accomplish the same with IE? Why am I not comforted in that...
It's not a theory, it works.

Set your internet zone to a more restrictive level, customize it. Then put trusted sites into your trusted zone which allows scrips and anyone of 50 other options to run or not run. This functionality is (and always has been) built in.

It's just not quite as flexible as some of the FF plugins because there are only three zones to play with so you can't set exact settings per website. Just a general trust, no trust and REALLY no trust settings. All websites default to "Internet" zone settings unless you put them in "Trusted" or "Untrusted" lists. (Generally though "Internet" should be considered "Untrusted" as far as it goes with scripting and most other things disabled)


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23 Mar 2011   #32
Nemix

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Chrome ATM between the latest browsers: Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4.

Firefox 3.x is my all time favorite, guess I'll just wait till they fix up Firefox 4 or release Firefox 5.

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23 Mar 2011   #33
IntelCoreI3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

to me is IE9
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31 May 2011   #34
mickey12gauge

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I personally find myself jumping between Firefox, Opera and Comodo Dragon. All three are great browsers.
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31 May 2011   #35
natedp

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

My choice would be Internet Explorer 9

Add-ons:
Advanced IE History Bar - Click Here
Quick History For Google And IE - Click Here


These are both useful, I prefer the Advanced IE History Bar myself.
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31 May 2011   #36
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yep, with your system specs, IE 9 is the best way to go. It's pretty, rather reliable, and uber fast. I believe IE 9 still holds the rank of the best browser compared to chrome, firefox, safari, and opera. My reference is Tom's Hardware Guide's review of the browsers.
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31 May 2011   #37
galaxys

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Internet Explorer 9 (32bit) rocks for me
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01 Jun 2011   #38
Al Fairclough

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Over the years I have used most browsers out there. Firefox has interesting ad-ons that can quickly turn the browser into 'bloatware'; Chrome is clean and fast, with possibly the most unattractive GUI I have seen and it collects pop-unders like nobody's business; Opera comes really close to my ideal, but it is not terribly fast and IE8 is well, IE8. However, I have found my ideal browser in IE9, clean, fast and secure. I have always wanted to like an IE browser for it's integration with the OS and now I finally can.
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01 Jun 2011   #39
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

I used Firefox for a good few years but got fed up with my favorite addons not being updated very quickly. I then spent a year using Opera until the speed dial feature was changed to my disliking. Next I looked at Google Chrome and didn't like the privacy element, especially the connection to Google servers at every keystroke. Google Chrome also installs an updater which loads at every Windows start - no thanks.

I then came across SRWare Iron (based on Chromium source code) which has all the benefits of Google Chrome, without the points mentioned. Iron is compatible with most Google Chrome addons and overall is a nice balance of the things I like in a browser.

When IE9 was released I decided to give it a whirl, and although it is much improved it just doesn't tick enough of the boxes for me. So I'll be sticking with Iron for the foreseeable future...
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02 Jun 2011   #40
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Anything of a privacy concern can be turned off in Google Chrome now.

Unlike SRWare Iron, Google Chrome has a flash and PDF plug-in built in and you can clear Flash Local Shared Objects using the Google Chrome interface.
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