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Windows 7: All-around best current web browser?

28 Dec 2009   #1
Ryder

Windows 7
 
 
All-around best current web browser?

I've been switching browsers basically every day lately, and it's all because I'm unable to decide what browser to use. From Sept. 08 up until about a month ago I was an avid Chrome user; its speed convinced me to switch from FF. I started using IE8 after I updated to 7, and deduced that it wasn't bad at all. A few days ago, I downloaded Opera 10.5pre-alpha, and I was amazed that its speed rivaled chrome. What do you guys suggest is the best browser to use, and why?


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28 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

There is only one person in this forum that can answer that question. The person is you. Each browser works well, you can surf the net, etc, but all have different features. Me, on my old computer I used FF, because IE would lag and take too much time. Now, I am happy with IE. Ask yourself what makes you happy. Do you want speed, nice colors, security, what? When you get that answer then you will know which is the best brower, for you. Sorry that I could not give you a name, but no one can, but they will try. Bottom line its up to you.
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28 Dec 2009   #3
Qdos

 

Personally I moved from iE to Opera, and ain't looked back since...
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28 Dec 2009   #4
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

Ever since Chrome introduced extensions, I have moved over to it from Firefox. I still have it crash on me quite often, since I either have to use beta or dev builds to use extensions. If they introduce the stable version with extensions, then I will make the switch for good.
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28 Dec 2009   #5
Flatlands

Windows XP & 7
 
 

I run Opera 10.10 without the frill. I also have 2 buttons in my address bar, "InIE" and "Chrome" and find many times I need them when Opera won't load the page as is or fails to finish in a reasonable time. Lately I have about given up on Opera fixing its problems in that area and just us IE 8
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28 Dec 2009   #6
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flatlands View Post
I run Opera 10.10 without the frill. I also have 2 buttons in my address bar, "InIE" and "Chrome" and find many times I need them when Opera won't load the page...
Isn't it just a little contrite to say you ran Opera without the frills, and then go on to talk about non-standard features failing to work within the same browser...
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28 Dec 2009   #7
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

i have used opera now for a few years and apart from the very occasional incompatible website it does everything i need and more, my most favourite option is opera link which means when switching between my laptop and different installs my browser still has all my favourites as i last left them
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28 Dec 2009   #8
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
Opera link means when switching between my laptop and different installs my browser still has all my favourites as i last left them
I'll second that...
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28 Dec 2009   #9
Flatlands

Windows XP & 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flatlands View Post
I run Opera 10.10 without the frill. I also have 2 buttons in my address bar, "InIE" and "Chrome" and find many times I need them when Opera won't load the page...
Isn't it just a little contrite to say you ran Opera without the frills, and then go on to talk about non-standard features failing to work within the same browser...
Not at all, the standard feature fail causing the need for non standard button to be used. The frills, their email, Unite, and turbo, to me those are useless.
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28 Dec 2009   #10
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Opera Is Good

Opera is a very good browser I love that it has a built in mail client which I have set to check various mail accounts I hardly ever have to leave my browser lol...
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