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Windows 7: Best browser for Windows 7 64-bit

16 Oct 2009   #41
cbkitt

Windows 7 RTM 7127
 
 

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What are your guy's opinions on the browser selection for Windows 7?

I'm currently running Firefox 3.5.3, but I'm not happy with its performance in 64-bit Windows. I get a lot of crashes while watching videos, and poor performance (some full screening some videos will result in lag).

Does anyone know if Chrome run better in 7?
Chrome is a Joke!
Very Simple with no features... but it runs well on Win 7!


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16 Oct 2009   #42
Ryan2320

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Internet Explorer is my choice...


It is already on the machine and works well for me..
Why download another web browser when they do the same thing??( I never understood that)

I have tried other browsers...but always went back to Internet Explorer..
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16 Oct 2009   #43
InternetLord

Windows 7 Eternity Build 7600 RTM Activated x86
 
 

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Internet Explorer is my choice...


It is already on the machine and works well for me..
Why download another web browser when they do the same thing??( I never understood that)

I have tried other browsers...but always went back to Internet Explorer..

no they don't. ff beats ie hands down.
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16 Oct 2009   #44
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

I use Chrome 4 and IE8 on a daily basis.

If Chrome had support for 1 button open/close bookmarks like IE does then I would be using full time, but as of right now it seems you have to have that bar for quick access for bookmarks.

Also I wish Chrome had made their own developer tools instead of copying Safari's (WebKit?)

Chrome is a lot faster with HTML5 canvas and JavaScript. Just try out Peacekeeper, Sunspider, and this: JSNES: A Javascript NES emulator , Chrome Experiments - Home
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18 Oct 2009   #45
netguysc

windows 7
 
 

I just deleted Firefox from my three systems this weekend. Until now Firefox was my browser choice for it had adblock plus and IE8 didn't have anything comparable.

I recently found simple-adblock.com for the IE8 and it works great, so no need for firefox anymore.

But I also feel as though IE8 has better security features (protected mode) than Firefox
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18 Oct 2009   #46
InternetLord

Windows 7 Eternity Build 7600 RTM Activated x86
 
 

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I just deleted Firefox from my three systems this weekend. Until now Firefox was my browser choice for it had adblock plus and IE8 didn't have anything comparable.

I recently found simple-adblock.com for the IE8 and it works great, so no need for firefox anymore.

But I also feel as though IE8 has better security features (protected mode) than Firefox
protected mode is just another term for private browsing. even with my addons firefox runs circles around ie8. i can understand crome, and opera but never ie.
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18 Oct 2009   #47
netguysc

windows 7
 
 

protected mode is just another term for private browsing. even with my addons firefox runs circles around ie8. i can understand crome, and opera but never ie.[/QUOTE]

I think of "protected mode" as being more of a type of sandbox for ie8, protecting systems files from what happens in the web browser.

I understand the reasoning why you believe firefox is a better browser. For you it probably is. A lot of people swear by firefox and I believe its a great browser. To each his own

But I have been convinced that IE8 is a better and more secure browser for me. Now with simnple-adblock for the ie8 browser, the last string keeping me on firefox has been broken.

Combining windows 7 64 bit with IE8, a LUC and a little common sense makes for s very secure system

According to my security guru that hangs out at anandtech named mechbgon ( A security guy that I trust immensly for he dows not want to sell me anything, and who has also created a great website on computer security (mechBgon's guide for first-time PC builders... Best practices for ongoing security) has differing opinion on firefox than you.

Internet Explorer is a much safer browser than Firefox. I am not a malware junkie / tester but if mechbgon preaches it on computer security, I wll take his advice above all others on system security.
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18 Oct 2009   #48
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by netguysc View Post
protected mode is just another term for private browsing. even with my addons firefox runs circles around ie8. i can understand crome, and opera but never ie.

I think of "protected mode" as being more of a type of sandbox for ie8, protecting systems files from what happens in the web browser.

I understand the reasoning why you believe firefox is a better browser. For you it probably is. A lot of people swear by firefox and I believe its a great browser. To each his own

But I have been convinced that IE8 is a better and more secure browser for me. Now with simnple-adblock for the ie8 browser, the last string keeping me on firefox has been broken.

Combining windows 7 64 bit with IE8, a LUC and a little common sense makes for s very secure system

According to my security guru that hangs out at anandtech named mechbgon ( A security guy that I trust immensly for he dows not want to sell me anything, and who has also created a great website on computer security (mechBgon's guide for first-time PC builders... Best practices for ongoing security) has differing opinion on firefox than you.

Internet Explorer is a much safer browser than Firefox. I am not a malware junkie / tester but if mechbgon preaches it on computer security, I wll take his advice above all others on system security.
Yes, IE8 is more secure because of SmartScreen filter, Protected Mode, and Tab-isolation/ACR, Cross-site scripting filter, Per User and Site ActiveX, Click-jacking protection, and DEP/NX.

I'm not sure if other browsers support all these features.

If you've seen NSS Labs report along with IEBlog's Security series you will see how it performs and what exactly was implemented.

I would bet a 64-bit browser is even more secure because of higher encryption on https:// sites, but no one uses them because no 64-bit Flash.

IE8 is good for IT administrators because of the ease of deployment and management and for end-users in a business environment because of these security enhancements and also familiarity/ease of use.

That said I still use chromium for a open-source standards-compliant portable browser that works on all platforms (linux, mac, windows). From my experience it is the fastest in JavaScript, and doesn't degrade/change in performance between platforms unlike Firefox (between Linux and Windows)
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18 Oct 2009   #49
DeWire

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cbkitt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ath1337 View Post
What are your guy's opinions on the browser selection for Windows 7?

I'm currently running Firefox 3.5.3, but I'm not happy with its performance in 64-bit Windows. I get a lot of crashes while watching videos, and poor performance (some full screening some videos will result in lag).

Does anyone know if Chrome run better in 7?
Chrome is a Joke!
What makes you think Chrome is a joke mate ? What problems have you had with it
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19 Oct 2009   #50
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

I think hes joking
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