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So what is the best browser right now?
Name and version please, and a quick "why" and "why not?"
My dick. V.1.0
Guides me through life.
I'm on Windows and I'm using whatever the latest version of Google Chrome is.
I like it because:
It loads up the fastest
The omnibar is great
It loads pages the quickest for me
It's easy to snap tabs out onto external monitors and back
It has exactly what I need with no extra crap that I don't.
Either Safari or Chrome - for speed and simplicity.
I don't know what they did to Firefox, but it runs painfully slow these days. However FF still has by far the best extension support.
Chrome, specially now that it has extensions, they only thing I dislike from Chrome is not being able to use it on my aging Powerbook (Chrome is Intel only)
Oh and I'm on Mac 10.5.8, using Safari 4, Firefox 3xx - latest versions - and I installed Chrome but I don't need it because Safari 4 has everything I need and more. Also I recommend Camino http://caminobrowser.org/ and Stainless http://www.stainlessapp.com/ if you need to try another browser.
As for Windows, Firefox and also Safari for Windows, latest versions.
firefox 2, but youtube support ends in 6 days.
ff update is no option. probably back to safari then.
is pretty neat, I don't see what is wrong with it,
I tried chrome its pretty fast but doesn't have the dev bar yet so its no use for me,
safari just is lame, I'm on a pc and seems apple made it suck on purpose, I use ff on my mac at work too,
Chrome is basically the same browser Safari is, I can't stand how it reports to google every time I launch it and every time it can.
Firefox is pretty good but you can't drag an image straight into photoshop
Safari is pretty good but it doesn't have 'recently closed tabs/windows'
Chrome is ok but was still crashing a lot for me so i'll wait until they work that out.
I wish safari had recently closed tabs/windows. Its a small niggle but if you accidently close a tab that you have had open for a while and have visited a ton of pages since its hard work to go back through your history and find it, especially if you don't know what the title was.
By the same token I wish photoshop would recognise images dragged straight from firefox.
Small issues but still issues
- works hereGeorgesII
- Safari has a "Reopen All windows from Last Session" option in the History tab ;)grafician
- big difference between 'this' session and last session... !set
- yeah it's not quite the same. coverflow/thumbnail browse helps though for finding random old pages!ismith
I actually like Opera .. I don't use it - but I like it.
Netscape was great.
Firefox + Chrome
good and bad for browsers
ie8 is going in the right direction, but wont use it because everything else is better.
safari - quick, reliable stable, uses webkit, and has high css support. nice for iphone testing. but the lack of fullscreen really fucking annoys me so thats out.
chrome - renders so fast and reflects safari in all the renderings that i really want to use it. however I have concerns with privacy + google
Use this for personal browsing.
Firefox - running slow because of the number of extensions I use but is by far my favourite browser for development for obvious reasons. and my most widley used interface.
Chrome is good but doesn't support all the addons I'm used to in FF.
I've started browsing with Chrome, it's just the super speed that's impressive.
For work I'm still using firefox because the plugins are much better for development.