What browser do you use?

What internet browser do you use?

  • Firefox 2

    Votes: 20 4.1%
  • Firefox 3

    Votes: 288 59.3%
  • IE6

    Votes: 6 1.2%
  • IE7/IE7 Pro

    Votes: 103 21.2%
  • IE8

    Votes: 76 15.6%
  • Opera

    Votes: 58 11.9%
  • Chrome

    Votes: 31 6.4%
  • Maxthon

    Votes: 8 1.6%
  • Other

    Votes: 60 12.3%
  • Browser...we don't need no stinking browser

    Votes: 7 1.4%

  • Total voters
    486

Lorien

Account Suspended
Thanks Lorien. I will try the bata 9 IE. I have always used IE and has worked just fine until V7 and V8.

Thanks again Lorien for your reply. jrM...
I answered the question in terms of what I use and prefer (and why). But based on your response, I feel compelled to add a few words of caution.

First, this is still a beta product. Many here do not recommend beta products except for people who are very advanced or professionals who can handle problems that might occur (and I've heard of some - actually, quite a few). I tend to agree with that because problems can be complex and require advanced techniques to resolve (sometimes just to get back to where it was before, but usually finding a way to complete the installation).

Second, although my installation was perfect (and I know others where that was also the case), I know of several others here (some quite skilled) who had serious problems - in one case, it hosed the registry and had he not been prepared it might have been catastrophic - but he's very good and was able to resolve the problems and eventually install it (though he uses Firefox as his primary browser anyway).

Third, there are very experienced and capable members here who will simply not install a beta product period because they don't want to deal with the potential problems (and the risk of having them is much greater while it is still a beta). Some won't even install first releases and wait until the second or the first major update before installing the product.

In short, remember it is a beta product and you should consider that and your computer skills before installing it. If all goes well, I think you'll be quite pleased with the new version (as I am) - but I just want to make sure you understand the risks before you decide to do this.

Good luck!
 

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    Dell Inc. MP061 Inspiron E1705
    CPU
    2.00 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo 64 kilobyte primary memory
    Motherboard
    Board: Dell Inc. 0YD479 Bus Clock: 166 megahertz
    Memory
    2046 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) [Di
    Sound Card
    SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
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    Generic PnP Monitor (17.2"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n SB2411SJGLLRMB, rev SB4OC74P, SMART Status: Healthy
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    Chassis Serial Number: 5YK95C1
    Mouse
    Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    1958 Kbps download ; 754.8 Kbps upload
    Other Info
    Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-5540A ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

    Dell AIO Printer A940

    Conexant HDA D110 MDC V.92 Modem

    6TO4 Adapter
    Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
    Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
    Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

    Router Linksys / WRT54G -01
Thanks again Lorien for you recommendations and warnings. The time I have to dedicate to the computer is, at best, limited and I don't have time for closing and re-booting. What I have works so I may just wait until the completed version.

Once again Thanks and I hope I can return a helpful post in the near future.
 

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MWRed

I'd rather be fishin
Vista Pro
Thanks Lorien. I will try the bata 9 IE. I have always used IE and has worked just fine until V7 and V8.

Thanks again Lorien for your reply. jrM...
I answered the question in terms of what I use and prefer (and why). But based on your response, I feel compelled to add a few words of caution.

First, this is still a beta product. Many here do not recommend beta products except for people who are very advanced or professionals who can handle problems that might occur (and I've heard of some - actually, quite a few). I tend to agree with that because problems can be complex and require advanced techniques to resolve (sometimes just to get back to where it was before, but usually finding a way to complete the installation).

Second, although my installation was perfect (and I know others where that was also the case), I know of several others here (some quite skilled) who had serious problems - in one case, it hosed the registry and had he not been prepared it might have been catastrophic - but he's very good and was able to resolve the problems and eventually install it (though he uses Firefox as his primary browser anyway).

Third, there are very experienced and capable members here who will simply not install a beta product period because they don't want to deal with the potential problems (and the risk of having them is much greater while it is still a beta). Some won't even install first releases and wait until the second or the first major update before installing the product.

In short, remember it is a beta product and you should consider that and your computer skills before installing it. If all goes well, I think you'll be quite pleased with the new version (as I am) - but I just want to make sure you understand the risks before you decide to do this.
Good luck!
Agreed. I've tried beta's of all kinds of things, from new programs to browsers. I've never used my pc's for anything important, like banking or anything with highly personal info. Recently i've tried both FF4 and IE9 beta's, and while they both worked great, I didin't keep them. After playing with them for a while, I uninstalled and decided to wait until the final versions are released.
The one advantage I have now is that my newer laptop is my main pc now, while my desktop(with Vista) is kinda like just an extra PC. It's components are pretty old, and reformatting doesn't bother me at all(retail Vista, home built PC). I now have the bit of freedom to use that as kind of a "testing" pc without having to worry about anything. If it gets seriously messed up....oh well, that's why I still have it.
It just makes me feel better knowing I can do that without really losing anything, since I rarely use it anyway.


Anyway....I really like both the FF and IE beta's, so i'm really eager to find out what the final versions are like.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built( I will never "buy" a PC)
    CPU
    AMD Phenom2 XII 560
    Motherboard
    Biostar A780L3L
    Memory
    4GB DDR3-1333
    Graphics Card(s)
    xfx 9800 GT
    Sound Card
    Creative X-FI Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    320GB
    Cooling
    2 front, 2 back,one side
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless LX310
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    18/2 cable
    Other Info
    Opera/Chrome / EPSON Stylus nx420 / Microsoft Security Essentials / CCleaner / Malwarebytes / OpenDNS / Paint.NET / 7-Zip / Windows Live Mail Client

derekimo

Moderator
IE9 beta
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel I5-2500K @3.3GHz
    Motherboard
    Asrock P67 Extreme4
    Memory
    16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X (4x4GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce 750 Ti SC 2GB
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    auria eq2367
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD
    1TB WD Blue
    1TB Hitachi
    PSU
    SeaSonic X 650W 80 Plus Gold
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian 750D
    Cooling
    Corsair H60, Three 140mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Mouse M310
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless Keyboard K520
    Internet Speed
    Wave Broadband ~ 100 down 5 Up
    Other Info
    Laptop specs: HP g7-1365dx /
    CPU: AMD A6-3420M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics /
    RAM: Crucial 8Gb (2x4Gb) /
    SSD: Crucial M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA Device/ FW 000F /
    GFX: AMD Radeon HD 6520G /
    OS: Windows 10 Pro x64
I re-installed IE-8 and I still get the same error when I go to close it out. "IE has stopped working, etc", so back to Firefox. I don't know what it will take to make it work?.....
 

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BlueDancer

Member
IE8. Get on with it just fine but curious about Firefox as it’s rated high in the poll here. But since I’m just getting used to Vista I hesitate to invite any problems I might have adjusting to Firefox.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Studio Slim 540s
    CPU
    unknown
    Motherboard
    unknown
    Memory
    unknown
    Graphics Card(s)
    unknown
    Sound Card
    unknown
    Monitor(s) Displays
    unknown
I have used Mozilla Firefox off and on since the beginning of Windows 2000 and have never had and problems. I have always had the small annoying problems with IE. You would think that the company that designed and wrote and the OS could get the browser online with no problems???

I have Firefox configured similar to IE. There are very little differences. There are more options with the newer version. Very stable to say the least. It is a program you would have no problems with.

Once you are accustom to Firefox you will like it.
 

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Lorien

Account Suspended
I have the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer installed, but almost exclusively use IE. At the moment, I am using IE9 Beta and I love it and consider it a giant step over IE8 (however I do not generally recommend beta products except to professionals or people who are very experienced and know what they're doing and are willing to endure a few bugs that may still exist - though I've found very few of them once you get past the big one at installation). I have the others for backups and testing and to answer questions in the forums. I've set them up so they look as close to IE as I can get them - but for me, that still isn't enough. I'm a die-hard IE fan with no plans to change anytime soon (or ever at all at the moment).

That said, there are many here who prefer Firefox and even a few who prefer Chrome, but I believe most use some version of IE. There are some that even use some of the more esoteric products, but not many and I would at least stick with one of the "big three" which most web sites at least consider during design. I believe that in time, you could get used to any of them and maybe even grow to like any of them over the others - however, I believe the "big" choice boils down to IE or Firefox, and I believe it is a matter of personal preference as opposed to one beats out the other significantly. Even if I didn't need both for my work, I'd probably still have both installed and configured at the very least for backup and testing.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inc. MP061 Inspiron E1705
    CPU
    2.00 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo 64 kilobyte primary memory
    Motherboard
    Board: Dell Inc. 0YD479 Bus Clock: 166 megahertz
    Memory
    2046 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM) [Di
    Sound Card
    SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (17.2"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n SB2411SJGLLRMB, rev SB4OC74P, SMART Status: Healthy
    Case
    Chassis Serial Number: 5YK95C1
    Mouse
    Logitech HID-compliant Cordless Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    1958 Kbps download ; 754.8 Kbps upload
    Other Info
    Optiarc DVD+-RW AD-5540A ATA Device [CD-ROM drive]

    Dell AIO Printer A940

    Conexant HDA D110 MDC V.92 Modem

    6TO4 Adapter
    Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
    Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
    Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

    Router Linksys / WRT54G -01

MWRed

I'd rather be fishin
Vista Pro
I'm planning on giving IE9 all the chance in the world to be my 2nd browser. I liked the beta, and the RC was just fine also.

Still curious about FF, when the final finally comes, if the reviews aren't too bad, I may try that too.

For now, Opera is still my baby.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built( I will never "buy" a PC)
    CPU
    AMD Phenom2 XII 560
    Motherboard
    Biostar A780L3L
    Memory
    4GB DDR3-1333
    Graphics Card(s)
    xfx 9800 GT
    Sound Card
    Creative X-FI Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    320GB
    Cooling
    2 front, 2 back,one side
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless LX310
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    18/2 cable
    Other Info
    Opera/Chrome / EPSON Stylus nx420 / Microsoft Security Essentials / CCleaner / Malwarebytes / OpenDNS / Paint.NET / 7-Zip / Windows Live Mail Client
I am using Chrome right now on desktop, as I have pages of bookmarks that I need to get at.
Will try IE 9 on laptop when available.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilon Elite
    CPU
    Intel(R)Core(TM)2 Quad CPU [email protected]
    Motherboard
    ASUS eK Berkeley
    Memory
    4GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2408 Vivid Color Widescreen LCD
    Cooling
    That's where I keep my beer
    Mouse
    MS WIRELESS
    Keyboard
    MS WIRELESS
    Internet Speed
    AT&T Uverse DSL

Lottiemansion

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi all,

Just switched to IE 9. Looking good so far.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP-Pavilion m9280.uk-a
    CPU
    2.30 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core
    Motherboard
    ASUSTek Computer INC. NARRA3 3.02
    Memory
    3582 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory (4 Gig)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA Geforce GTS450
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition 7.1 Audio (HP drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2408 24.0" (Dual monitor)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1200, 1920 * 1200
    Hard Drives
    3*500 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    Plus 2x USB (160Gig each) external HDD
    BluRay & DVD Weiters
    HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L SCSI CdRom (Bluray RW) Device
    AlViDrv BDDVDROM SCSI CdRom (Blueray) Device
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653N SCSI CdRom
    Internet Speed
    40 Meg

richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Went from IE8 to 9, looks like a good browser.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

MWRed

I'd rather be fishin
Vista Pro

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built( I will never "buy" a PC)
    CPU
    AMD Phenom2 XII 560
    Motherboard
    Biostar A780L3L
    Memory
    4GB DDR3-1333
    Graphics Card(s)
    xfx 9800 GT
    Sound Card
    Creative X-FI Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    320GB
    Cooling
    2 front, 2 back,one side
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless LX310
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    18/2 cable
    Other Info
    Opera/Chrome / EPSON Stylus nx420 / Microsoft Security Essentials / CCleaner / Malwarebytes / OpenDNS / Paint.NET / 7-Zip / Windows Live Mail Client

derekimo

Moderator

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built
    CPU
    Intel I5-2500K @3.3GHz
    Motherboard
    Asrock P67 Extreme4
    Memory
    16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X (4x4GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce 750 Ti SC 2GB
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    auria eq2367
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD
    1TB WD Blue
    1TB Hitachi
    PSU
    SeaSonic X 650W 80 Plus Gold
    Case
    Corsair Obsidian 750D
    Cooling
    Corsair H60, Three 140mm case fans
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless Mouse M310
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless Keyboard K520
    Internet Speed
    Wave Broadband ~ 100 down 5 Up
    Other Info
    Laptop specs: HP g7-1365dx /
    CPU: AMD A6-3420M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics /
    RAM: Crucial 8Gb (2x4Gb) /
    SSD: Crucial M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA Device/ FW 000F /
    GFX: AMD Radeon HD 6520G /
    OS: Windows 10 Pro x64
Just installed IE9 on laptop and everything went as planned.
Rich said to download 32bit version as it was faster but when I tried it wouldn't let me as I am running Win 7 64 Bit.
No big deal anyway as I been on the fast track for most of my 67 years. Time to slow down and smell the roses.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilon Elite
    CPU
    Intel(R)Core(TM)2 Quad CPU [email protected]
    Motherboard
    ASUS eK Berkeley
    Memory
    4GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2408 Vivid Color Widescreen LCD
    Cooling
    That's where I keep my beer
    Mouse
    MS WIRELESS
    Keyboard
    MS WIRELESS
    Internet Speed
    AT&T Uverse DSL

richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
If you have 64 bit you cannot download 32, I misspoke
You need to unpin the 64 from task bar
Then go to search and type internet exploer
Your will see two, Pin the 32 bit to taskbar.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

Arvinwebb

Vista Lover
Vista Guru
Installed almost a month ago IE9. Seems much better to IE8. everything fine. MS came up with a very good browser almost after two years.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP dv2519tu pavillion Laptop
    CPU
    1.50 GHz
    Motherboard
    Winstron
    Memory
    2.5 gig RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel onboard
    Sound Card
    Conexant HD Smart Audio HD2
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Brightview Display
    Screen Resolution
    1280X800
    Hard Drives
    SATA - 160 + 500 GB
    PSU
    HP
    Case
    HP Laptop
    Cooling
    Air
    Mouse
    HP
    Keyboard
    HP Laptop
    Internet Speed
    4 MB/SEC-Download, 2 MB/SEC-Upload

MWRed

I'd rather be fishin
Vista Pro
Opera 11.10 (newest).

Totally diggin' the new speed dial.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self Built( I will never "buy" a PC)
    CPU
    AMD Phenom2 XII 560
    Motherboard
    Biostar A780L3L
    Memory
    4GB DDR3-1333
    Graphics Card(s)
    xfx 9800 GT
    Sound Card
    Creative X-FI Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    320GB
    Cooling
    2 front, 2 back,one side
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless LX310
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless
    Internet Speed
    18/2 cable
    Other Info
    Opera/Chrome / EPSON Stylus nx420 / Microsoft Security Essentials / CCleaner / Malwarebytes / OpenDNS / Paint.NET / 7-Zip / Windows Live Mail Client
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