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You can now vote for your favorite products of 2010. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends on February 7th 8th.

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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Firefox 489 55.57%
Chrome 184 20.91%
Konqueror 9 1.02%
Opera 88 10.00%
SeaMonkey 21 2.39%
Flock 0 0%
Midori 11 1.25%
w3m 5 0.57%
Chromium 64 7.27%
Epiphany 2 0.23%
links/elinks 4 0.45%
lynx 3 0.34%
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:42 PM   #121
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Just out of curiosity what do you find buggy about Opera?
Using different versions over a couple of years i've found rendering problems (bug or not the effect is the same), problems with the UI elements overlapping etc, bookmarks sync problems (this only last week, when bookmarks would 'slip' out of their folders into the root bookmark folder when they were clicked on).

A real shame because I like the interface and ''extra' functions offered, that's why i keep trying it every six months or so.

Last edited by spoovy; 01-31-2011 at 05:44 PM.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 07:15 PM   #122
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I've read several posts that claim Firefox feels "bloated," but I've never experienced this for myself. In fact, switching to FF after years of Internet Explorer (ah, the joys of Windows ignorance), it felt very light and responsive.

I guess if you're used to w3m or Epiphany FF might feel bloated, but in today's age of feature-rich web browsers, FF is one of the lighter choices. Truth be told, Firefox is just the best all-around browser available for any operating system.

I tried Firefox 4 and am thoroughly unimpressed. It's basically just an effort to make Firefox look like Google Chrome (which has me equally unimpressed).
 
Old 02-01-2011, 12:56 AM   #123
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Opera, rendering, turbo, bugs?

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Just out of curiosity what do you find buggy about Opera?
I agree that while Opera has few bugs of its own, the user experience may feel buggy. Opera is probably less tolerant of sloppy html or buggy code than it needs to be, considering its numbers of users. I mean, if a banking website doesn't work in FF, the bank fixes it. But if it doesn't work in Opera, it stays unfixed.
I used to use Opera instead of W3C's validator - if it works in Opera it will work in anything. Then I'd spend the rest of the day adding in workarounds for IE.

A lot of my own Opera browsing problems disappear when Turbo is turned off. Does anybody really bother reporting the eBay/Opera Turbo crash each time it tries to deal with eBayISAPI.dll?

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Old 02-02-2011, 02:40 AM   #124
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chrome fan

Chrome is my favorite browser. It is so awesomely fast and simple. I was big fan of firefox when IE was there and it was buggy and there were lot of security issues associated with it. Then firefox seemed great. Now chrome is far superior to firefox. i just like. i guess chrome is a evolution in browser arena.
 
Old 02-02-2011, 05:43 AM   #125
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Totally agree, Chrome/Chromium really stands out for me. I don't like being over reliant on Google products so I regularly try other browsers, but I always end up back with Chromium after a few days.
 
Old 02-02-2011, 06:48 AM   #126
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I like Chromium for its pure responsiveness, but maybe I'll go back to Firefox when they work the bugs out of version 4.
 
Old 02-02-2011, 02:39 PM   #127
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Thumbs up Firefox

I use Firefox mostly, because of the extra functionality provided by the numerous add-on's. When Chromium can match it for functionality I might be tempted to switch.
 
Old 02-02-2011, 02:52 PM   #128
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Voted for Chrome, but

I voted for Chrome, because I think it is the browser of the year. However as of right now, Firefox still gets my nod.

Bob
 
Old 02-02-2011, 07:53 PM   #129
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I say Firefox with Chrome right behind. Chrome has speed but I get too many random page freezes. yes, even when installing from source and synaptic.
 
Old 02-02-2011, 08:18 PM   #130
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Firefox in my Arch box, Iceweasel in my Debian box. Nothing beats those plugins. I have Arora also on both machines.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 08:21 AM   #131
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I'm an Opera fan.
 
Old 02-03-2011, 10:16 AM   #132
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Chromium for me
 
Old 02-03-2011, 02:09 PM   #133
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Well, I still have Firefox installed as the default browser on my systems, mainly because of Firebug, but today I revealed that Chromium offers very similar functionality already built-in. Just try the Inspect Element by right clicking on your favourite web page to explore it. I also appreciate the speed of Chromium that seems to me to be is just faster :-)
 
Old 02-04-2011, 06:01 PM   #134
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yeah i think i've changed my mind... i wish i could change my vote too :\ now chromium seems best to me also.. and i found some quite nice plugins (i mean "extensions) for it .. (to save a image of the whole page , to download mp3 from youtube,adblock plus and that's all..)

i think i'm going to try firefox next when they will squeeze the beta out of it .. LOL
 
Old 02-04-2011, 07:00 PM   #135
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Now I usually don't do this, especially since I've already voted, but could I nominate a new entry to be added to the poll? I just encountered the SRWare Iron browser today. It appears to be Chrome with all the "privacy-compromising" features removed.
 
  


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