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#90580 24-Sep-2011 15:04
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Chrome, IE or Firefox... Which is best, and what is the most current version of Chrome?

I have Firefox 6 and IE9, so far niether one is better than the other, but looking for opinions.


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  #525342 24-Sep-2011 15:21
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I use IE9. It's very fast and I have no issues with it.

Do whatever you want to do man.


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  #525345 24-Sep-2011 15:25
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It's a bit like asking how long a piece of string is - everybody has their own opinions. It's safe to say there is no "best" browers.


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  #525356 24-Sep-2011 15:52
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Chrome is highly recommended. Using it as my default browser for over a year and it's very stable, fast and reliable.

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  #525360 24-Sep-2011 16:13
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I like Chrome.  
IE9 lost me solely because of the notifications being moved to the bottom of the page.  That annoys me.

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  #525365 24-Sep-2011 16:35
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Chrome for me, bonus is it always has the latest version of Flash etc built in, and seems far more speedy even on slower computers (Hi, I am Linux)

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  #525385 24-Sep-2011 18:05
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opera, the best in security and speed

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  #525387 24-Sep-2011 18:13
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it's not rocket science. Try them all and use the one you like the best. I don't think there is really any advantage or disadvantage to any of them - its all down to personal preference and the way it looks.

I use Opensuse (linux) so my choices are Konqueror, Firefox and Chrome (+ a few other minors). I do like Chrome but have issues with the way it handles bookmarks so instead use Firefox ( I only wish it had a QT interface instead of the clunky GTK one).


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  #525388 24-Sep-2011 18:17
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I use Firefox and like Chrome

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  #525391 24-Sep-2011 18:32
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We use FF at home and till recently had to use IE9 at work as it was work policy, talked nicely to IT support and was allowed FF, honestly IE is a dog compared but its very much a personal thing.

Kids also use Chrome at home, so use it from time to time and its very likable and light on resources, probably move to it in time as FF is good but leaks like a sive, although current releases are better in that respect.


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  #525400 24-Sep-2011 19:14
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After that Firefox and IE

But it's a hell of an open question to ask which is best....

Install and try them all - wont cost you a cent.

Search the forums - there was a breakdown of which browsers accessed GZ. That would let you know what was the most popular if that helps you.

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  #525416 24-Sep-2011 20:05
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I'm a recent Chrome convert, but still use Firefox now and again. Stuck on IE8 as IE9 has something funky going on with the clear-type-font setting making everything look fuzzy. Don't know if they have fixed that yet but it was a common problem...since checking out Chrome doubt I will go back to IE anyhow.

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  #525477 25-Sep-2011 04:42
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+1 for Chrome

Version doesn't matter due to Chrome's great behind the scene's automatic updating, whatever the latest version is, you have it automagically.

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  #526563 28-Sep-2011 01:07
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I use chrome on windows and Mac. Love it on Mac annoys me on windows due to no toolbar but toolbars are disappearing so will have to get used to it

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  #529286 5-Oct-2011 06:39
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There is always Seamonkey as an alternative to Firefox.

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