View Full Version : which browser is the best

29-08-2004, 10:13 AM
i want to make a change from internet explorer
any ideas what to switch to
i have looked at netscape , mozilla an opera,s web sites
and they all look pritty good
has anyone using any of these
any feed back welcomed

29-08-2004, 10:20 AM
Personally, I like Mozilla Firefox. It's fast, secure and friendly UI.

29-08-2004, 10:23 AM
I reckon Opera. Not free though. The trial is fine it just has one banner that says "Buy Opera"

29-08-2004, 10:40 AM
Use the one you find nice to use - opera is pretty good !

29-08-2004, 10:59 AM
I use the latest Netscape and especially like the tabbed windows, and is readily available on PCW CDs. Firefox is supposed to be very good.

Dolby Digital
29-08-2004, 11:02 AM
Another vote for Firefox.

29-08-2004, 11:15 AM

29-08-2004, 11:23 AM
yeah firefox or mozilla

29-08-2004, 11:41 AM
opera ! ! :-)

29-08-2004, 11:44 AM
now when i get one of them up an running
can i get ried of internet explorer an outlook
completly or do i still have to keep them
in the back ground

29-08-2004, 11:59 AM
it is possible but i would keep IE for doing windows updates and for any IE only website.

29-08-2004, 12:00 PM
I dont think you should/could remove them completly you can use Mozilla as the default tho.

29-08-2004, 12:01 PM
I use Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird as default internet and email programs, but have IE and outlook in the background. You can have more then one internet and email program installed without any problems

29-08-2004, 01:56 PM
If you like customising your browser go for Opera. Otherwise Firefox beats IE hands down. ;-)

29-08-2004, 05:06 PM
Ditto for Opera but keep IE cause u will need it from time to time, some sites don't work on anything but IE Shame. :_|

cheers merlin-nz ;-)

29-08-2004, 08:58 PM
Yes, go for Opera. A lot of people also like Mozilla - haven't tried it. But keep IE.

29-08-2004, 10:38 PM
Firefox. Best thing since DIR/W

30-08-2004, 12:45 AM
My Preference (OS = windows):

Mozilla Firefox
[insert other random Gecko based browser]
Internet Explorer

Unsure about the opera placement, but that shows how little I like it, IE is almost better.

30-08-2004, 12:11 PM
I prefer Firefox because of the tabbed browsing. The ability to keep track of and run downloads from inside the browser is also good.

30-08-2004, 02:50 PM
Firefox version 0.9 as my default browser...others just for reference....

30-08-2004, 04:42 PM
How do you turn on TABed browser in Firefox?? I tried version 0.9 but the only way is to hold down the Ctrl key and then it opens a second tab.

I would use it if I new this bit.

At present I use the latest Opera mainly because of that one feature. Auto TABs.

30-08-2004, 04:52 PM
Ctrl T to open a new tab or or to open a link right click, open in new tab

30-08-2004, 04:59 PM
> How do you turn on TABed browser in Firefox?? I
> tried version 0.9 but the only way is to hold down
> the Ctrl key and then it opens a second tab.

If you go to Tools, Extensions, Get more extensions and install the Single Window and Tabbrowser Preferences extensions you can have a little more control over your tab preferences. The Single Window extension will open external links in a new tab in the background.

30-08-2004, 05:03 PM
... Or you cab grab the fuller featured TabBrowser Extensions from here. (http://white.sakura.ne.jp/~piro/xul/_tabextensions.html)

30-08-2004, 05:04 PM
Ooops .... english webpage is here. (http://white.sakura.ne.jp/~piro/xul/_tabextensions.html.en)

30-08-2004, 06:46 PM
Well that really changed things :-( .. Now it runs as slow as a dog. Every time I click on a link the CPU goes to 100% for about 20 seconds until the page starts to load. Also can't access the options menu.

Well I guess a reinstall of Firefox again..