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IE (Any Version) 10 20.00%
Netscape (Any Version) 0 0%
Mozilla/Firefox (Any Version) 34 68.00%
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Old 05-11-04, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default IE/Mozilla/Opera/Whatever Other Web Browsers

As per MaxPower's suggestion, I decided to start a thread here to see what kind of browser people prefer.
Post your experiances, pros and cons, etc.
My personal favorite is FireFox. Built in search funcitons, adblocker, popupblocker, and a whole lot more.
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Old 05-11-04, 06:34 PM   #2
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Firefox firefox and firefox, the best browser I have ever used.
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Old 05-11-04, 06:57 PM   #3
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Well, while I'm mighty impressed with ALL the positive reviews of Firefox (and let's face it, you folks probably wiped more PC knowledge out of your EARS this morning than I have), I didn't like the spyware toolbars intalled on THREE occasions when "test installed." I don't get Spyware; I just don't. I've been using IE up until 8 days ago. Got 11 instances of it with Firefox and the UNINSTALL is rather a nightmare if you want to be "complete" about it. START>RUN "%appdata" and delete Mozilla and Phoenix, then regedit for all the OTHER gobs of Mozilla files NOT uninstalled with "Add/Remove," etc.

I did think it was very slick, and I liked the file download graphics and the fact that it remembered which folder to save images to. The tabbed interface was nice too, although loading some pages took a second or 2 longer.

I haven't looked at what else is out there but I REALLY wish I could have found another "culprit" for the spyware. Actually the most annoying thing about it is, it has stolen the PhotoShop Icons from jpeg/bmp files and I can't "restore them" either with "Open with . . . use this from now on" or TweakUI. I tried reinstalling PhotoShop yesterday to no avail; I might do it again now that I've made some changes. See my post below this one seeking help in restoring the "icons."

At least I found TweakUI; fixed a whole bunch of little "irritants" with that 1!!
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Old 05-11-04, 07:26 PM   #4
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There is no spyware with firefox, I've never had any found associated with firefox on my system.
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Old 05-11-04, 07:41 PM   #5
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Nope, I've installed it many different times on many machines. Never had spyware. PCPalmPaul..what is the size of the d/l file?
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Old 05-11-04, 08:12 PM   #6
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I love firefox, it dose not contain spyware.

Anyhoo, i think you will find lots of people love firefox around this forum :P
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Old 05-12-04, 12:07 AM   #7
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I'm using the full-out Mozilla as it seems to manage some of my plugins a bit better. Plus the skin support is slightly less buggy. I'm using 1.7b and while there are a few sites that still have trouble rendering in Moz, the number is getting fewer with each official release.

I keep IE handy in the form of Avant Browser, and for ****s and giggles I have Opera installed. As a matter of fact, they just released what appears to be the final 7.50 build. The betas of this Opera have been pretty impressive thus far, and I'm very curious to see what's improved in this alleged final release.
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Wow, no one is posting anymore...
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I update to the latest nightlies of Firefox a few times a week just for grins. It can be a bit of a memory hog sometimes, but it beats just about anything else out there. (And I've never seen a lick of spyware with it, either.) I've been using Crazy Browser for those rare IE sessions, but some popups have started to get through ... might have to go back to Avant.

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Hate to go waayyy off-topic but NightFire if the specs in yer sig are correct, how in the world do you make it off just 15 & 8 gig hdds? My UT dir alone is 13.5gig.
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What?!?
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Which version of UT?
My UT dir is only 600 megs.
Yes, I don't buy games often, so I don't havey anything made in 2004. Newest game is Call of Duty, which I got instead of Halo because of my crap system.
My XP is roughly 400 megs, and I partioned the drive to C: and E: with my 8 gig in D:.
All large games go to E:, whilst downloads and such go to D: and C:.

My question is how do you guys survive with so much space?
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Quote:
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What?!?
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Which version of UT?
My UT dir is only 600 megs.
Yes, I don't buy games often, so I don't havey anything made in 2004. Newest game is Call of Duty, which I got instead of Halo because of my crap system.
My XP is roughly 400 megs, and I partioned the drive to C: and E: with my 8 gig in D:.
All large games go to E:, whilst downloads and such go to D: and C:.

My question is how do you guys survive with so much space?
We survie very download happy, example, why not download a 600mb movie, unzip it and keep both the orgiinals and the movie, eg takeing duble the space : )
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