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Old 01-01-09, 03:26 PM   #1
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What are you browsing with?

I've used IE, currently running Firefox, thinking about giving Opera a shot. What about you?
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Old 01-01-09, 03:27 PM   #2
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Old 01-01-09, 03:27 PM   #3
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Old 01-01-09, 03:49 PM   #4
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Main reason I'm using Firefox is the ability to use extensions like Adblock Plus and NoScript. This keeps unknown browser holes from resulting in bare metal restores from backups, reinstalls, or spyware snipe hunts on my machines.
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Old 01-01-09, 03:51 PM   #6
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It's Javascript engine is really freaking fast. That and the degrading performance of Firefox over the years is a deal-winner for me.
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Old 01-01-09, 03:52 PM   #7
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I just don't trust Chrome completely yet. Its a new browser, closed source (last time I checked), and it has yet to be time tested against malware writers.

Web browser security is just as important as the security of one's firewall because both are always in contact with untrusted and potentially hostile content.

Eventually, for real security, its going to take cooperation between the OS and the Web browser. Similar to how IE tries to run in a lower priv mode on Vista and Windows Server 2008, Web browsers will need to either run in a chrooted jail (with isolated memory space, process space, filesystem, and limited CPU ability), or in a virtual machine that is completely isolated from the main OS, and cannot put up transparent windows to catch keystrokes.
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Old 01-01-09, 04:10 PM   #9
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I would definitely be up for running my browser in a chrooted sandbox, if Windows supported that...
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Old 01-01-09, 04:30 PM   #10
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So I just checked out an application to sandbox stuff, and while Firefox works fine in it, Chrome does not.
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Old 01-01-09, 05:16 PM   #11
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I'm running both Firefox 3 and Opera. Though, if Opera were absent its "Fit to Width" feature, I wouldn't use it. The implementation of spell checking and ad blocking are my main gripes with Opera. Firefox's Live Bookmarks is a much better way of managing DSS feeds than Opera's simple text display.
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Old 01-01-09, 05:18 PM   #12
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FF3 w/ some add ons, the selling point of firefox for me.
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I prefer Opera for its speed, but I've grown too comfortable with Firefox and its extensions to switch permanently. I use Adblock Plus, NoScript, NoSquint, and many others. On Opera, some annoying ad popups seem to be unstoppable.
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Old 01-01-09, 05:30 PM   #14
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FF3.0.5, IE7 (for checking sites for compatibility) and Opera Light on my Blackberry. I prefer the flexibility of FF with the various add-ons. Tried Chrome a while back and it didn't do anything for me that would cause me to switch from FF.


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Adblock plus is outstanding. Almost as outstanding are flashblock, IEtab, and Tab Mix. Also any sort of dictionary for spell checking.
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Old 01-01-09, 05:33 PM   #16
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Firefox, also with plugin's. foxytunes is wonderful, as is the weather plugin. answers.com plugin is also great for those tricky words you stumble onto..
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I just don't trust Chrome completely yet. Its a new browser, closed source (last time I checked), and it has yet to be time tested against malware writers.

Web browser security is just as important as the security of one's firewall because both are always in contact with untrusted and potentially hostile content.
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Google Chrome is a free web browser developed by Google[1] and based on the WebKit layout engine and application framework. [...]

Chromium is the open source project behind Google Chrome, and is released under the BSD license.[3] It implements the same feature set, but has a slightly different logo.[4]
Come on man. Three seconds on wikipedia is too much research before you go spouting off? Spreading FUD does about as much to encourage good internet security practices as sweeping vulnerabilities under the carpet does to fix them.

[FYI: WebKit is the same engine underlying Safari and Konqueror, and has been around for a long time.]
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Generally, I use IE6, but in Bike Forums I'm using Firefox 2. The main reason is my laziness...when I installed Firefox, and it picked up my list of favorites from IE, it put the link to Bike Forums in a more convenient position in the list than IE had it...and I've been too lazy to move things around in IE.
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My beef with Opera is that it can get VERY memory intensive. Otherwise, it's the fastest browser that I've used.
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Old 01-01-09, 07:28 PM   #25
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FF2, FF3, Safari, Opera, Lynx, IE7 and an obsolete Netscape Browser. I use them all to test Forum rendering.
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