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God of Thunder
04-11-2011, 10:59 PM
Which browser are you all using......?? I have been dedicated to IE for the past many years, and then IE9 came and crashed my world. It was too different, so I took this opportunity to try FF4, and so far, I am really liking it! So, POLL time, what all are you using??

keg in kc
04-11-2011, 11:02 PM
It took me some time to get to used to FF4 after FF3, but I like it now.

Haven't used IE outside of isolated times for years (I have one website bookmarked which just hasn't worked at all in firefox...), although I am updated to 9, and what little I've seen of it seems pretty cool.

lcarus
04-11-2011, 11:04 PM
I like Chrome, but sometimes it just shits the bed. Firefox is probably the best. I haven't used IE in years.

Just Passin' By
04-11-2011, 11:04 PM
I use FF, so I voted for 4, although I run computers that are still using FF2 and FF3, as well.

Baconeater
04-11-2011, 11:08 PM
What the hell took you so long? IE sucks.

Fruit Ninja
04-11-2011, 11:16 PM
I havent used IE in years. I use both Chrome and FF4 now.

KurtCobain
04-11-2011, 11:17 PM
I did the chrome switch thing. Pleased.

Fritz88
04-11-2011, 11:17 PM
People still use IE?

Reaper16
04-11-2011, 11:19 PM
I use FF4.

cdcox
04-11-2011, 11:20 PM
Chrome -- all the cool kids are using it.

ClevelandBronco
04-11-2011, 11:21 PM
I didn't know Internet Explorer was still an option. I thought it disappeared long ago.

Crush
04-12-2011, 04:42 AM
Firefox + Adblock Plus + Adblock Plus Element Hider + NoScript is the way to go.

Otter
04-12-2011, 06:43 AM
Where's the "wrong forum" option?

NewChief
04-12-2011, 06:46 AM
Chrome on my windows laptop.

FF on our mac at home (mainly because it's a PowerPC, so Chrome won't run with it).

Otis Day
04-12-2011, 06:47 AM
I upgraded from FF3 to FF4 and can't get it to launch. I finally had to switch back to FF3. Any idea why?

KILLER_CLOWN
04-12-2011, 06:48 AM
Firefox, and it isn't even close.

Ebolapox
04-12-2011, 06:49 AM
chrome, baby

Over-Head
04-12-2011, 06:51 AM
Google Chrome for me

suds79
04-12-2011, 06:53 AM
People still use IE?

My thoughts exactly.

Sofa King
04-12-2011, 07:14 AM
Chrome

Simplex3
04-12-2011, 07:14 AM
I have been dedicated to IE for the past many years, and then IE9 came and crashed my world. It was too different, so I took this opportunity to try FF4, and so far, I am really liking it!

This is *exactly* why Microsoft is always afraid to break with their tradition, especially on UI stuff. They can't give the clinger-ons any reason to want to consider their options for fear those people will figure out there's a whole world they've been missing.

BigMeatballDave
04-12-2011, 07:23 AM
I use Chrome.

Anything is better than IE

BigMeatballDave
04-12-2011, 07:26 AM
Firefox, and it isn't even close.I've tried using Firefox several times. I just dont care for it. Its no more stable or faster than Chrome.

loochy
04-12-2011, 07:51 AM
Firefox + Adblock Plus + Adblock Plus Element Hider + NoScript is the way to go.

This. I am especially a fan of NoScript. I've had it for a while now and I've managed to eliminate almost all advertising sites. I haven't seen an ad in a long long long time.

Saulbadguy
04-12-2011, 07:54 AM
IE9 is solid. I like it. I have to support IE due to being in a business that supports ActiveX based applications.

IE8 was quite literally the worst browser ever made. I'd rather use Netscape Navigator 4.72 than IE8.

I switched back to FF4 after using chrome for quite some time.

DaFace
04-12-2011, 08:07 AM
It saddens me that Chrome gets lumped into the "other" category.

Simplex3
04-12-2011, 08:14 AM
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Simplex3
04-12-2011, 08:16 AM
When I do web development I don't test for any browser that is under 5% market share unless they pay me extra for it. Thankfully IE6 is beneath that threshold now because it was a massive pain in the butt.

WV
04-12-2011, 08:18 AM
When I do web development I don't test for any browser that is under 5% market share unless they pay me extra for it. Thankfully IE6 is beneath that threshold now because it was a massive pain in the butt.

Uggghhhh...we still use IE6 at work and it's a major pain in the ass!

Saulbadguy
04-12-2011, 08:18 AM
When I do web development I don't test for any browser that is under 5% market share unless they pay me extra for it. Thankfully IE6 is beneath that threshold now because it was a massive pain in the butt.

China.

Saulbadguy
04-12-2011, 08:18 AM
Uggghhhh...we still use IE6 at work and it's a major pain in the ass!

Wow.

HonestChieffan
04-12-2011, 08:20 AM
IE is a relic. Old, nasty, MS garbage.

Simplex3
04-12-2011, 08:21 AM
Uggghhhh...we still use IE6 at work and it's a major pain in the ass!

I would suggest not visiting the web sites I've designed in the last six months. They will only barely, sort of work for you.

If you have some in-house app that only runs in IE6 then your IT staff has been sitting on their hands for close to seven years now (IE7 was released in August of '05). Frankly any corporate IT staff who still has their users on the web using IE6 is grossly negligent. It's a known security issue.

Simplex3
04-12-2011, 08:23 AM
China.

Them and South Korea. The real shocker to me is that 10% of Japan still uses it.

dirk digler
04-12-2011, 08:28 AM
I use FF4 and would probably switch to Chrome if it handled tabs like FF with Tab Mix Plus.

I haven't tried out IE9 yet

The Rick
04-12-2011, 08:30 AM
IE9 is solid. I like it. I have to support IE due to being in a business that supports ActiveX based applications.
Agreed. I still flip back and forth between Firefox and Chrome for pretty much everything, but IE9 is solid and nothing to scoff at anymore. Microsoft actually did a pretty good job with it.

Simplex3
04-12-2011, 08:32 AM
Agreed. I still flip back and forth between Firefox and Chrome for pretty much everything, but IE9 is solid and nothing to scoff at anymore. Microsoft actually did a pretty good job with it.

I will give them props. It has a decent rendering engine. I'm still a little leery that we're going to start finding a bunch of modifications to the standards that will cause rendering issues.

Saulbadguy
04-12-2011, 09:03 AM
Make sure you have GPU assisted rendering turned on for Firefox 4. :)

ElGringo
04-12-2011, 09:28 AM
Hated IE and haven't tried it at all since I first found firefox (probably firefox 1), then firefox became too bloated for me as well, so I switched to chrome, no addons, just surf the net, does all I need.

Cave Johnson
04-12-2011, 09:38 AM
First in with Safari.

Simplex3
04-12-2011, 12:31 PM
IE9 is yesterday's news. Microsoft is already talking IE10 with a beta possibly in September:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/12/ie_10_platform_preview_released/

ArrowheadHawk
04-12-2011, 03:02 PM
Chrome. I like that it will sync everything from all of my computers. No need to have 4 sets of bookmarks.

Mr. Laz
04-12-2011, 03:45 PM
IE 9 won't even load for me

hangs and crashes upon startup