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  • Mozilla Firefox

    570 72.70%
  • Mozilla SeaMonkey

    0 0%
  • Opera

    89 11.35%
  • Maxthon

    3 0.38%
  • Avant

    2 0.26%
  • Netscape

    1 0.13%
  • Internet Explorer

    82 10.46%
  • Flock

    2 0.26%
  • Netcaptor

    0 0%
  • Slim

    1 0.13%
  • K-Meleon

    0 0%
  • Camino (only for Mac)

    5 0.64%
  • Safari

    23 2.93%
  • AOL Explorer

    1 0.13%
  • Deepnet

    1 0.13%
  • Ace Explorer

    0 0%
  • UltraBrowser

    0 0%
  • 3B Browser

    0 0%
  • Ideal Browser

    0 0%
  • Kopassa

    0 0%
  • Enigma

    0 0%
  • Smart Bro

    1 0.13%
  • Lunascape

    1 0.13%
  • Aw2 Explorer

    0 0%
  • Yahadi Web Browser

    2 0.26%
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    I prefer Firefox on both my Mac and PC. I run PC at work and Mac at home. I like safari okay and I used it all the time in the past but now that more and more sites use CSS layout I have noticed it has problems displaying some pages that IE and FF on PC and FF on Mac render just fine.

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    Mozilla Firefox and sometimes Safari
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    Quote Originally Posted by t.aron
    I prefer Firefox on both my Mac and PC. I run PC at work and Mac at home. I like safari okay and I used it all the time in the past but now that more and more sites use CSS layout I have noticed it has problems displaying some pages that IE and FF on PC and FF on Mac render just fine.
    That's surprising; most Safari issues I've run across are Javascript related and have little to do with CSS layout.

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    Whatever is handy

    Quote Originally Posted by r937
    the best web browser: internet explorer 6

    why? because it's the one that i use
    At one time (many years ago), I was constantly comparing and criticizing all the browsers available (all four of them).
    There were things about IE that annoyed me, things about Netscape I really liked (remember, this is so long ago I purchased a copy of Netscape) and the simplicity of Lynx had me quite impressed.
    But, over time I simply settled into whatever is convenient because:
    Just like
    Coke & Pepsi
    McDonalds and Burger King
    <you name it> and <you name it>
    They all compete with the same features and a constant "one upmanship".

    Maybe I am old and lazy (actually, there is no argument that I am old) but if IE is handy I use it. If firefox is available, I use it. Et cetera, et cetera.
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    Can't vote, I just used a few of them !
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    Someone in this thread might not believe it, but it's possible to be a fan of Windows AND FireFox... it's possible not to like IE, but still like other MS products (like Word, for example). It's possible to like one company without being a total fanboy and be open to other (potentially better) products out there from other companies.
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    On a web developer forum, I would think the point of view would be one of developing. In that case, IE loses by a long shot. I can see IE doing better from a usability standpoint but ActiveX pains would hurt it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    That's surprising; most Safari issues I've run across are Javascript related and have little to do with CSS layout.
    safari passes all the tests in CSS support but it still has some problems with background image positioning and sometimes it screws up a IR that uses massive text indentation to hide the text.

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    Monkey see, monkey doo.
    I prefer FireFox. Why? Everyone says it's the best.

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    Just what exactly is the point of this poll here? I really don't get it. This is a web development community so obviously the results are going to be heavily skewed towards Firefox, which is the typical developer's browser. In addition to that, the author of this thread helped the skewing even more by placing it at the very top of the list. While it's nice to see so much effort put into getting a comprehensive list of all the browsers, the results of this poll won't mean much at all to the average web developer. The browsers really should have been listed in alphabetical order so people would at least have to THINK about other browsers before simply choosing "Firefox" and moving on. Any good poll can be skewed and manipulated just by changing the wording in the question. Placing Firefox at the very top obviously reflects the poll author's first choice and expectations, and thus contaminates the results.

    PS - No, I'm not a Firefox hater - I use it every day and in fact did vote for it, and no I don't think the author intended to skew the results a bit, it's just my observation.

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    I like FF2, too much to say. 1 word: ILikeAllThePluginsAndFunctionallityItOffersItsLikeAStaticWebPageVrsADynamicOne

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    My vote goes to Firefox (1.5..., because I worry about compatibility of some extensions I use and love)

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    Just what exactly is the point of this poll here? I really don't get it. This is a web development community so obviously the results are going to be heavily skewed towards Firefox, which is the typical developer's browser. In addition to that, the author of this thread helped the skewing even more by placing it at the very top of the list. While it's nice to see so much effort put into getting a comprehensive list of all the browsers, the results of this poll won't mean much at all to the average web developer. The browsers really should have been listed in alphabetical order so people would at least have to THINK about other browsers before simply choosing "Firefox" and moving on. Any good poll can be skewed and manipulated just by changing the wording in the question. Placing Firefox at the very top obviously reflects the poll author's first choice and expectations, and thus contaminates the results.
    I only read the first sentence and have already amen'ed it! It's like asking "What's the best search engine?" Uhhh.... uhduhh...

    But, I will voice my opinion... the best browser hands down is Firefox because it likes CSS.
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    I think this poll would be far more useful if instead "what's your favorite rendering engine" was asked.

    webkit
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    explorer (trident?)
    mosaic (is that still around?)

    - what does omniweb use?
    your brain reacts in the same way whether you are
    looking at something or thinking about it...

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    Trident (Win-IE)
    Tasman (Mac-IE)
    Gecko (Beonex, Camino, DocZilla, Epiphany, Flock, Galeon, K-Meleon, Mozilla Application Suite, Mozilla FireFox, Mozilla Seamonkey, Netscape 6+)
    Presto (Opera)
    KHTML/WebKit (Konqueror, OmniWeb, Safari)

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    I refuse to vote on this completely opinionated and biased poll.

    Why?

    WHERE IS MY OPTION FOR NCSA MOSAIC? HRMMM?

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    I prefer Internet Explorer 7
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    firefox is wot i breath!

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    1/ Opera
    2/ Flock
    3/ FF
    4/ IE7

    because I bloody well want to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by molona
    Opera is a great browser. Should it get more coverage? OK. I wonder what they do about it. FF does something to promote themselves... I never heard of Opera trying to spread the word!
    I'd say that's a b(c)old way to spread the word.


    Firefox here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charmedlover
    I prefer Opera (surprise! lol) for these main reasons:

    - faster
    - more effective bookmark management
    - real tabbed browsing
    - shortcuts (keyboard and mouse)
    - less clunky feeling
    - author mode (for testing webpages)

    Last, I hate Firefox because it's slow, clunky feeling and looking, and has a mediocre set of features.
    What she said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCornflake
    I refuse to vote on this completely opinionated and biased poll.

    Why?

    WHERE IS MY OPTION FOR NCSA MOSAIC? HRMMM?
    look at this:
    Quote Originally Posted by Mosaic Homepage
    NCSA Mosaic™ Bounce Page

    We're sorry, but NCSA Mosaic's website is no longer active.

    For alternative Web browsers to use, we recommend:

    * Microsoft Internet Explorer: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/...s/default.mspx
    * Mozilla Firefox: http://www.mozilla.com/
    * Opera: http://www.opera.com/

    Even though the NCSA Mosaic browser has been discontinued, it is still available for download along with documentation at our FTP site, ftp://ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Mosaic/.

    A history of NCSA Mosaic is available at http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/News/MosaicHistory/.
    That's why.

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    Firefox for me, mainly because of the Add-ons/ extensions: I love the way the extensions can add so much functionality to the browser! Especially the Tidy and Web-dev extensions are great.

    It also renders the best of all of the browsers I've ever used, even if it does seem a little sluggish sometimes - although that might just be me

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    how many browsers does one person need?? i use FF (mostly) and IE (interested in the improvements coming out in the new IE7 release, but am waiting until our IT QA team qualifies it with our Web apps).

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    In my opinion, the best browser is whatever is used by the majority of my clients, and that's IE6 for now, and IE7 soon.


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