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Which Web Browser Is Best Under Windows 8?

  1. #61


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    In the beginning I've been using IE4-IE6. Then I went on using Firefox untill IE8. In that period Firefox was really leaping behind in development. And I found out dat IE was doing all that I needed.

    Have been trying other browsers since (Opera, Chrome, Firefox, etc.), but non of them made me change using IE.

    I guess in the end I'm a MS Fan Boy

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  2. #62


    [QUOTE=alphacarina;167931][QUOTE=caperjack;149429]
    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    I've used IE my whole life except for a Linux netbook I once used with Firefox - Never found anything I liked better than IE . . . . until I bought a new Windows 8 touch screen notebook - Now it appears my IE days may be over

    Why? One word . . . . Bing! Bing is the default (and only search engine) that comes loaded with Win8 and IE10. If you are using Win8 in the desktop mode, it is possible to load other search engines and make any one of them you like the default (though it will not let you delete Bing) but if you're using Win8 in the metro mode on a touch screen PC, for some strange reason IE10 will not allow you to add any other browser to the list, so since there's nothing else there but Bing to choose from, you're stuck with it

    Sad that Microsoft seems intent on driving those of us who can't stand Bing toward some other browser, but that appears to be exactly what they are doing. I'm going to miss IE and I hope Chrome isn't too hard to get used to . . . . I guess it's the logical choice for me because I prefer Google searches to anything else

    Don
    Win+I then click Change PC settings, then click Search on left side, & turn bing off by pressing the On/Off switch
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  3. #63


    I found annoying problem with uninvited "Babylon" while installing Chrome, apart from that I like Chrome but for regular use IE10.
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  4. #64


    I am in my laptop right now via dual boot, in linux mint maya, and its fast fast fast. I tried waterfox but I keep getting error messages on download, so binned it forb now. Will try itb through win 7 shortly.
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  5. #65


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    I am in my laptop right now via dual boot, in linux mint maya, and its fast fast fast.

    Windows 7 and 8 are way way faster.
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  6. #66


    not against linux they are not but anyway, now on waterfox in win 7 and so far so good. I did note one thing though at the beginning, it did the firefox trick of not shutting down quick enough. I closed waterfox, then remembered something, went back in and got the old firefox message about its not closed down please restart pc, which is wrong anyway, it just takes longer than other browsers to shut down.
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  7. #67


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    not against linux they are not .
    oh yes, now if your PC is bloated, that's another story aside the tread is about under Windows 8.
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  8. #68


    oh well, waterfox binned. It refused to load homepage and couldnt find my email, went back to chrome and all is fine again
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  9. #69


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    I found annoying problem with uninvited "Babylon" while installing Chrome, apart from that I like Chrome but for regular use IE10.
    Wierd... you've installed Chrome using the official executable? If Google start pushing bloathware/ spyware with their browser it must prove they are really desperate to make a buck. Of they have total lack fore the privacy off their customers.
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  10. #70


    I am on chrome, no problems. you must make sure that you untick anything ticked as you proceed with the installation. Like toolbars etc that are offered to you free but anything free always has a price tag, just like phone apps.
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