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Windows 7: The best Windows browser today: IE 10 or Chrome 25?

View Poll Results: Which is better - IE10 or Chrome25?
IE 10 34 53.97%
Chrome 25 29 46.03%
Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

04 Mar 2013   #31
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
I have IE10, when I used Google Chrome, the level of spyware and adware I found on my system

My primary browser is Opera (v12.14).
Isn't Chrome adware on its own?


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04 Mar 2013   #32
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cr00zng View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
I have IE10, when I used Google Chrome, the level of spyware and adware I found on my system

My primary browser is Opera (v12.14).
Isn't Chrome adware on its own?
The reason why I removed it
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04 Mar 2013   #33
kenC

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1
 
 

Nobody uses Waterfox ? - much faster than FF
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05 Mar 2013   #34
Rockfella

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Trying waterfox. Thanks!
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06 Mar 2013   #35
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Wow Waterfox is amazing faster than Chrome it seems, thanks for the info KenC.
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09 Mar 2013   #36
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Google Chrome and privacy in the same sentence? Curious.
Yes Lady Fitzgerald that will take some explaining.
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10 Mar 2013   #37
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
in all my years of computing it always seems to be that "What's the Best browser" question seems to be one of the silliest, and pointless question I've ever seen on Forums.

A Browser is just that it's basically just a simple File Browser and renderer for the Internet -- you don't see the same questions asked on what's the best "File Browser" to replace Windows explorer -- yet if you paste the Internet url in bog standard windows explorer it will display the URL.

It really is up to the OS IMO to provide all the security requirements due to browsers executing bits of code and perhaps the rendering itself should be removed from the browser and done by kernel modules.

However a lot of the arguments regarding speed etc are really irrelevant since things like response time are usually dependent on your OWN IP's speed, the number of users accessing the target site and the speed / efficiency of the target site's users. The hardware you are running on also will play a part especially when decoding multi-media codecs or displaying large photo images.

With ultra fast broadband being more and more available and decent fast hardware I doubt whether there is much difference in ANY of these browsers and your choice will probably be based on the Interface (or GUI) it presents to YOU rather than ant properties of the browser itself -- always assuming the browser doesn't crash your system in the first place.

Any program that requires loads of "Addons" to get it to work as a file renderer IMO isn't worth installing -- these addons invariably make configuration (or setup) and updating mpre complicated and of course "addons" can always be charged for at a later date.


Currently the security in W7 doesn't work like W8 so security implementation in the browser currently is required - but whatever people say about W8 the security system is actually based in the OS and is far more robust than W7 and can therefor catch what a browser might miss. This allows complete integration between the File explorer and the browser. In fact the next update of W8 is unlikely to have a separate distinction between the File and Internet explorer -- the name change from Windows explorer to File explorer already suggests that this change is likely to occur fairly soon.

Cheers
jimbo
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10 Mar 2013   #38
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Firefox 19.0

Likewise !
Me too.:)
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10 Mar 2013   #39
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

My choice (Firefox) is not on the list but I would choose IE 10. I tend not to use any Google products.
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10 Mar 2013   #40
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
This allows complete integration between the File explorer and the browser. In fact the next update of W8 is unlikely to have a separate distinction between the File and Internet explorer -- the name change from Windows explorer to File explorer already suggests that this change is likely to occur fairly soon.
That is what caused a lot of XP's problems.
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