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Browser Battle to Heat Up in 1st Quarter

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by LarryFlowers, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Dec 4, 2010 #1 of 25
    LarryFlowers

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    With Microsoft, Google & Mozilla all working on new versions of their web browsers, the 1st quarter of 2011 should get interesting.

    You can probably take everything you think you know about each browser right now and throw it out the window. Making plans to test all 3 should be on your agenda, with thorough and lengthy workouts for each one.
    Right now the latest versions (Beta) of the browsers can be found at:

    Mozilla Firefox: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html

    Google Chrome: http://www.filehippo.com/download_google_chrome/

    Internet Explorer 9: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/download/ie-9/worldwide

    Enjoy!

    Larry
     
  2. Dec 4, 2010 #2 of 25
    sigma1914

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    I'm really enjoying Firefox 4.0 Beta 7...very sleek & fast.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2010 #3 of 25
    Game Fan

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    USA Today had a nice article on the subject, earlier this week. Things are going to get interesting.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2010 #4 of 25
    itzme

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    Is it faster/sleeker than chrome? Have you had a chance to compare? ( I haven't yet )
     
  5. Dec 4, 2010 #5 of 25
    sigma1914

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    About the same...maybe a bit faster.
     
  6. Dec 4, 2010 #6 of 25
    matt

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    ooh another version of internet explorer? YES!
     
  7. Dec 4, 2010 #7 of 25
    Earl Bonovich

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    I don't see it as a battle... especially when there is no cost for any of them.

    Across all my systems... I have every one installed. On most systems I have two or three of them. Each one does something better then the other.
     
  8. Dec 4, 2010 #8 of 25
    SayWhat?

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    Making plans to test all 3

    All 3? Ahem, cough, cough, hack........


    http://www.opera.com Simply the best.



    Yeah, I usually have Opera and SeaMonkey ( http://www.seamonkey-project.org/ ) which was also left off the list above.
     
  9. Dec 6, 2010 #9 of 25
    Cholly

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    What about Opera? Where does it stand, relative to the other browsers? I haven't used it in quite some time. I've used Firefox as my default browser for several years, but noted today that IE and Firefox lag behind Safari and Chrome in limiting tracking. I've received the latest version of Chrome and use it from time to time. I use IE8 only when I encounter a site that chokes on other browsers.
     
  10. Earl Bonovich

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    The only time I have ever used Opera, as a replacement on a mobile device.

    I don't think I have seen or know anyone that has used it as a desktop browser.
     
  11. Marlin Guy

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  12. SayWhat?

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    Achem, cough, cough, hack.....

    See post 8 above. Works like a charm. Really.

    (Well, OK, I guess you don't know me.)

    I haven't used anything other than O or SM for years. Set up right, they'll handle almost all cookie, ad and script issues.
     
  13. hdtvfan0001

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    The whole browser "war" is somewhat interesting to observe.

    I use IE daily and have for many years...I simply see no reason to change.

    I have tried 3 others...and remain without a reason to change.

    As for the OP...I suspect not all of these products will survive, as they will require revenue to continue to update, fix, and improve them over time. Therefore, until something with a compelling reason comes along...
     
  14. Marlin Guy

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    If you like annoying flash ads and third party scripts it's really the only way to go. :rolleyes:
     
  15. hdtvfan0001

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    I see very few of those...blocked.
     
  16. Marlin Guy

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    What are you using to block ads?
     
  17. phrelin

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    I prefer Firefox, but sometimes have to use IE (gag, choke). I wasn't overwhelmed the last time I used Chrome, but maybe I'll take another shot.

    Unfortunately, on my iPad I have to use Safari, so I have to mention it.:sure:
     
  18. Herdfan

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    I am with you as well. I do have the big 4 (IE, Firefox, Chrome & Safari) installed on my computer just so I cam make sure the website I manage looks OK in all of them. I do use Firefox when I want to see the code in a website with firebug, but that is all I use it for other than the above.
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

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    IR security controls can limit them...not eliminate, but reduce just fine here. I get a warning anytime a popup add or other item presents itself, and can choose if I want to open or not.
    Since all of these alternatives can't possibly survive without financial support for any length of time...come will make it and some won't. Since IE is well-funded, and has not presented any real problems, and also works well in years of use here....I just see no need to use another browser. If there was a compelling reason, I'd reconsider.
     
  20. harsh

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    There's usually a significant cost to any new version of Internet Explorer as each major version typically breaks scores of applications written to take advantage of some feature that has been substantially changed or deprecated.

    While these changes may or may not be annoying to the casual user, they can be debilitating to the corporate user. I've heard two reports in the last five days where entire agencies are holding at Windows XP because they have an application that require features exclusive IE6 (it doesn't help that Windows 7 comes with quite a few other disincentives).

    I disagree with the idea that running IE6 under emulation is something that should be considered an option for the heavy user.
     

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