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Which Web Browser Is Best Under Windows 8?

  1. #71

    Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    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.
    You've said it right there! Just untick everything!

    But howmany people do you know who really read the installation questions? The most people I know will click on everyting they see, like 'next, next, next' without reading . ==> I've had to help a lot of friends getting rid off "ask-toolbars" and other trash .

    So although it is the responsibility of the user to first read before they click, I think a lot of companys are deliberatly misusing the trust the people have in them. Most people think that "Google = trustworthy". So their installationpackages can also be trusted.

    Anyway, luckily the IE installation packages are still bloathware and spyware free!

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  2. #72

    May I ask why you are using more than one Browser ? This make no sense and must be very confusing.
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  3. #73

    Some browsers work better with different versions of windows. Firefox, for example, worked great with Vista but its naff with 7 and 8. IE before 9 was fine, no problems, but I hated 9 because they did away with a lot of functionality and more than a few tweaks. I am still undecided on 10 but I like buttons where I can see them, not hidden behind some anonymous symbol or gone altogether. I tried pale moon, and found adware so deleted it, I tried waterfox on my 64 bit laptop and it blew up, refusing to open my email address nor designated homepage.

    What I am looking for is a trouble free fast simple browser with tweaks and with simplicity, so now I am on Chrome. I look around but keep coming back to Chrome. IE is designed by a chimp with dyslexia.
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  4. #74

    Posts : 17
    Windows 7, Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.10

    I really dislike IE 10's handling of bookmarks (I have a couple of hundred). The full screen version seems more like a beta than a finished product. Microsoft appears to have dropped the ball on it. I'll use Chrome or Firefox for this reason alone. In the past I've been concerned with security on IE, I'm not sure that applies at present.
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  5. #75

    I think its about time Bill Gates picked up his dummy and his teddy bear and decided to cooperate with the browser & search engine people and told them look, this is what you are going to need to do when Windows X comes out, because whether he likes it or not, they are here to stay and people have a free choice. He already has a virtual stranglehold on Operating Systems but linux is catching up, fast, and thats FREE! Wake Up MS, come into the real world.
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  6. #76

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by molebo View Post
    Why only under Windows 8, Google is the best under any OS.
    I agree. The point of my post was that if you're using Win8 with IE10 in the metro mode on a touch screen PC, Microsoft *won't let you* use anything but Bing . . . . which for me means IE10 is, unfortunately, history

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  7. #77

    Posts : 45
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 ; Ubuntu 13.10 x64

    I use Chrome most of the time, because it's the fastest, and integrates nicely with my email (I can sync bookmarks and settings).

    But Firefox and IE10 are also used. In my experience, IE10 has been great in Win8. It's the fastest version of IE I've used so far. The only thing I don't like about it is lack of addons and customization.
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  8. #78

    Posts : 376
    W8.1, W7

    Firefox works perfect here in w8 (and has the best collection of add-ons, incl. the great NoScript). The metro-IE is disgusting IMO. And desktop IE (as well as metro-IE) has got this special rendering that makes fonts muddy and blurred (on 3 different laptops) = useless. Chrome works fine, as does it's (chinese) offspring CoolNovo (has sidebar option).
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  9. #79

    Posts : 20
    Windows 8 64 Bit

    Chrome, it's speedy and my stuff syncs
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  10. #80

    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    When it comes to cutting edge browser technology, Chrome Canary, Opera Next, and Firefox beta are playing catchup with the latest trends, and are likely to be more secure, and sometimes with less bugs than production versions.

    For instance, here are the HTML5Test results for the most recent versions of the major league Browsers:
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    and the most recent nightly build for Chrome Canary:
    Click image for larger version only 32 more points to a perfect score!
    Opera Next:
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    Firefox Beta:
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    And finally, Maxthon:
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    Sorry, but I just couldn't find a beta or updated Safari since May 2012, with the Windows version 5.1.x compared to the Mac V 6.

    Of course, you can pick a benchmark that IE10 comes first in too: The BIG browser benchmark: All the latest browsers tested | Page 2 | ZDNet.
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