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Looking for new and Best broswer

by essame / April 20, 2006 8:52 PM PDT

I really don't have many complaints about I.E (XP Home service pack 2), however after reading some articles in the recent P.C World I have decided that it is time for a change. Firefox seems to be a big deal, but I want a good user interface and would love it if some savvy searchers have found a near perfect browser.
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What a can of worms LOL. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 20, 2006 10:01 PM PDT
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Pretty much all the same
by joesmithers06 / April 20, 2006 10:34 PM PDT

Browser interfaces have barely changed since the days of Masaic which kicked off the whole graphical web idea. One is pretty much exactly like the next.

You use Firefox more for the insulation it provides from the numerous security issues present in IE. You can apply skins to the interface, but it's still the same basic interface, just with different colors and the buttons look different.

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How about 101 reasons
by tomron / April 20, 2006 10:53 PM PDT
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by Themisive / April 21, 2006 9:12 AM PDT
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What it all boils down to is what are your preferences? I use IE6, I can get away with it because I use an ISP that does a lot of anti-virus and anti-spam work for me, in addition I do use a lot of anti-virus and spyware/malware programmes anyway.

In fact I have tried Firefox, and found it hoplessly conplicated - in fact the only time I have ever had so much trouble is when I tried an AOL connection (I was using a 56K modem at the time, AOL nearly burnt it out!). Needless to say, I have neither Firefox nor AOL any longer.

What you need to do is say to yourself, What do I need, what services are on offer, what does my ISP provide in the way of security?

All those basic questions are the main ones you should be asking, granted you can get some information from the various websites, but look at it this way, they are ALL adverising blurbs. The best way to find out which system is best is to get a 30 day shareware version of the programme. THAT will give you the best idea of which is best.

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by drat_ninny / April 21, 2006 1:40 PM PDT
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I'm curious as to exactly what you found to be so confusing about Firefox. All in all, I'd say it's about on par with IE, maybe slightly less confusing if you don't factor in extensions. Still, aside from the various tab browsing extending extensions that can conflict with one another, even that doesn't seem terribly complex.

Don't mistake this as any sort of lead-in for a holier than thou sermon sort of thing, I'm really just curious to hear your experiences, mine being so completely different.

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An idea
by shankru85 / April 21, 2006 9:08 AM PDT
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by village_idiot / April 21, 2006 9:25 AM PDT
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Actually, Opera is one of the leaders in features. It has more than Firefox even. However, it's interface is different than IE. Firefox is like IE in terms of interface. Opera is quite a bit different out of the box. Really, all you can do is just try several different browsers and see which one you like best.

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There is no such animal as the prefect browser.
by gargoyle_xlvii / April 22, 2006 12:12 AM PDT

There is no such animal as the prefect browser.
Each browser has it good points and bad points.
What you have to do is decide what you want and what you do not want and see which one gives you this.
Asking other people what is the prefect browser would like going to a restaurant and asking the person next to you what should I order to eat.

Now if you want my opion, then it would be Firefox.
I have use it and I love it.
Why because I feel it is the most secure.
It does what I want 99 out of 100 times.
I can add items to it and change it work the way I want it work.
Is it perfect no. It conforms to W3 standard unfortunately many sites are written to work with IE. So for these site I have to revert back to IE.

I have tried others but I alway come back to Firefox. However if you do not want to learn how to use it effectively then stick with IE. Because Firefox will not work like IE it works like Firefox.

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