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Which Web Browser Is Best Under Windows 8?

  1. #41


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    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    For the rest, people who compare Internet Explorer to Chrome or Firefox are by definition using their browsers on a very basic mode and are probably not very advanced or heavy users.
    I think that is quite insulting really. I use browsers that 'do the job for me' not because I am a nerd user or anything else. I have 19-20 web sites and used to build my own pc's. And also, remember, that nobody knows the answer to anything until they are told it.
    Insulting? I don't see where the insult is. I would apologize if so, but I can't find where the insult can be.

    It's very simple, with Chrome or Firefox you can do many more things, work much faster, save time, etc, because of the extensions or included features.

    You can take pictures with a mobile phone, but professionals use expensive cameras for a reason. This is the same case.

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  2. #42


    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    Insulting? I don't see where the insult is. I would apologize if so, but I can't find where the insult can be.
    Reasons for choosing a particular browser may vary a great deal from the ones you are able to imagine. They may like the layout and feel extensions are a distraction or be something I can't imagine either. But you naturally assume, it is because they are not advanced users.. Therein lies the insult..

    When you make assumptions on other peoples motives based on your own gut feeling that is being prejudice, and you should expect that people will take offence..
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  3. #43


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    Insulting? I don't see where the insult is. I would apologize if so, but I can't find where the insult can be.

    It's very simple, with Chrome or Firefox you can do many more things, work much faster, save time, etc, because of the extensions or included features.

    You can take pictures with a mobile phone, but professionals use expensive cameras for a reason. This is the same case.
    And another failure is using analogies that conclude that simplicity/price equates to amateurism and complexity/price to professionalism.
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  4. #44


    one thing I have noticed I that google takes eons to open in IE10, I will have a look for this 'pale moon' soon as I can.
    I downloaded Pale Moon, my Kaspersky went into overdrive - adaware!! adaware! - so I selected delete the bugs and now we shall try it again.
    Last edited by elbmek; 26 Nov 2012 at 11:30.
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  5. #45


    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    For the rest, people who compare Internet Explorer to Chrome or Firefox are by definition using their browsers on a very basic mode and are probably not very advanced or heavy users.
    I think that is quite insulting really. I use browsers that 'do the job for me' not because I am a nerd user or anything else. I have 19-20 web sites and used to build my own pc's. And also, remember, that nobody knows the answer to anything until they are told it.

    Insulting? I don't see where the insult is. I would apologize if so, but I can't find where the insult can be.

    It's very simple, with Chrome or Firefox you can do many more things, work much faster, save time, etc, because of the extensions or included features.

    You can take pictures with a mobile phone, but professionals use expensive cameras for a reason. This is the same case.
    The inference is that people who compare browsers do not know what they are talking about - 'probably not very advanced'. I accept that you did not mean it to sound that way but a favourite thing I always remember is 'what you type is not always what is read'.

    The problem with browsers is that everyone sees differently. I used to love firefox but it is becoming a dinosaur, too slow, refuses to close down quickly etc. If switching sites or programmes, I get pop ups telling me firefox has not closed down, and I have to wait about 30 secs then it works fine. A friend of mine swears by Chrome, another Opera, another IE and refuses to try anything different. The end result is confusion and doubt.

    What is the BEST? Any why? - for Win 8
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  6. #46


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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    [QUOTE=elbmek;149256][QUOTE=kmint;149161]
    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post

    What is the BEST? Any why? - for Win 8
    for me its IE10 ,I used firefox in win7 as the default ,but in win8 I rarely use firefox ,WHY ,not sure just like ie10 better
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  7. #47


    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    If IE10 had Chrome AdBlock, I'd be all for it.
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  8. #48


    Posts : 17
    Windows 7, Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.10


    Ad blocker makes a huge difference and also cuts out some of the purveyors of adware and malware. I won't use a browser that doesn't offer it--I contribute to the developer.
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  9. #49


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    You can use ActiveX Filtering and Hosts to stop just about all of that in IE.
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  10. #50


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kmint View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    I think that is quite insulting really. I use browsers that 'do the job for me' not because I am a nerd user or anything else. I have 19-20 web sites and used to build my own pc's. And also, remember, that nobody knows the answer to anything until they are told it.

    Insulting? I don't see where the insult is. I would apologize if so, but I can't find where the insult can be.

    It's very simple, with Chrome or Firefox you can do many more things, work much faster, save time, etc, because of the extensions or included features.

    You can take pictures with a mobile phone, but professionals use expensive cameras for a reason. This is the same case.
    The inference is that people who compare browsers do not know what they are talking about - 'probably not very advanced'. I accept that you did not mean it to sound that way but a favourite thing I always remember is 'what you type is not always what is read'.

    The problem with browsers is that everyone sees differently. I used to love firefox but it is becoming a dinosaur, too slow, refuses to close down quickly etc. If switching sites or programmes, I get pop ups telling me firefox has not closed down, and I have to wait about 30 secs then it works fine. A friend of mine swears by Chrome, another Opera, another IE and refuses to try anything different. The end result is confusion and doubt.

    What is the BEST? Any why? - for Win 8
    I agree with you about Firefox, I always used exactly those words, "dinosaur", "slow", "heavy", "old concepts". That is why I never used it much. But still, along with Chrome it is the browser with more extensions and features. I was using Opera many years ago, then Maxthon, then ChromePlus. The reason was speed, features and extensions. Chrome started being a very naked browser. A bit heavy but fast, although naked in features. Then ChromePlus came out with more features and then Chrome offered extensions and made the difference.

    I think it is you who took my words offensively. Any objective analysis shows that Internet Explorer has been the browser of choice of the less advanced users. Of course there are exceptions and you can be a highly advanced user who prefers IE for whatever your reasons, but that doesn't change the fact that IE offers much less than Firefox or Chrome and that most non-skilled users have used it since the 90s as they didn't even know that other browsers existed. Just as I mention Firefox as richer/better than IE but I have never used it for my own taste for being too slow and heavy. I was being objective.

    One more example. Despite I own Photoshop, I use a very old, small and simple Image Editor called PixBuilder for my day to day. The reason is that is very light and fast, opens very fast and does the basic stuff very well and very fast, while Photoshop is slower to open, heavier and more compicated (with more steps) for some usual actions. I assume that PixBuilder would be for beginners and Photoshop is much better and for professionals. And I wouldn't feel offended for reading such a statement because it is true.
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