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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X? Web Browsers
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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: daybrother on Mar 22, '12 08:07:47AM

Despite all its shortcomings I prefer Safari. That being said, I have Firefox and Opera in the dock and use both when Safari won't do. I would say I prefer Opera over Firefox for speed and compatibility. Two days ago I tried to use a financial site and neither Firefox nor Safari would work--Opera did.
You might ask how many often use a second browser; it might give a better answer than the rankings from this latest poll.



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: cleanhead on Mar 28, '12 10:14:53AM

Camino does everything I need from a browser. It's the only one I have used every day for as long as I can remember.



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: aubreyapple on Mar 22, '12 09:27:30AM

I always used firefox until they dropped the ability to view pdf's in window. Still use firefox occasionally when a site does not work on Safari.



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: jrobert on Mar 25, '12 05:24:13AM

Schubert|it's PDF Browser Plugin - http://www.schubert-it.com/pluginpdf/ - works well for me. (No affiliation, etc.....)



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: rbsandkam on Mar 22, '12 09:54:55AM

Also ticked firefox reluctantly.
Would love to make safari my full time browser, if for no other reason, so I can sync my book arks through iCloud.
Unfortunately, too many services at work (university) do not work in Safari.



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: stilabel2 on Mar 22, '12 08:44:19PM

I use Chrome or firefox. I will not use Safari until I can remove or disable the TopSite feature and history.

My wife on the other hand uses safari to check her hotmail and access facebook for her mops group and she loves it.

It makes us a split user family.

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Michael E. Abell



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: Eselqueso on Mar 22, '12 10:03:08AM

I dumped Firefox a few months ago, because it kept using more memory and slowing down. Now I just use Safari, and keep other browsers around for testing.



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: joelw135 on Mar 22, '12 03:57:08PM

I have used Firefox for many years and have always been on the Beta Cycle, and have only a few problems, but I like the layout.



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: Hemlock on Mar 23, '12 03:08:53AM

Safari and Google Canary, both about equally. Canary is fast and I may start using it as my principal browser. Firefox occasionally....



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: poenn on Mar 23, '12 04:15:20AM

I am still using OmniWeb. I payed for it (and still would do so again) when it wasn’t yet free. I would consider using Safari for its benefits like iCloud integration, but unless it gains at least SOME of the features OW has, I don’t want to. I love OW’s sidebar tabs, its workspaces feature, the shortcuts, the site prefs and whatnot…

Well, I hope OW gets updated in the future. Since the OmniGroup made it free, there have been nearly no updates and they seem to focus on iOS these days.



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Authored by: TGV on Mar 23, '12 11:09:39AM

I'm very fond of Camino. I've been using it since it came out. It's simple, no clutter, looks good, is fast enough in most cases, fantastic history, cookie management, and one or two other things. There are some things it doesn't do well, and for those I switch to Safari, Firefox, or Chrome. I also use the latter three to do Javascript development, since Camino seriously lags behind in that area.



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: pglock on Mar 25, '12 09:37:43AM
This week I have Chrome set as my default though I find I have to switch between Chrome, Firefox (latest), Firefox 3 and Safari, and sometimes fire up windows to use FF 3 for VMware console sessions. Hmmm, open standards...
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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: buddymedbery on Mar 27, '12 04:09:19AM

I use Safari, but think it also suffers from memory bloat and sometimes slows down everything. Newest versions better. PDF issue in Firefox is a killer. Like Chrome, but it keeps losing all of my extensions, including 1Password, and I got tired of constantly restoring them.



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: Bartleby on Mar 27, '12 04:33:09AM

Opera, although (or because?) it produces the coolest glitches. Last week I couldn't access Mapquest because popups kept kicking it off the screen entirely. (Other browsers worked.) I like Opera's layout though, and the speed. Firefox remains my fallback.



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: Butterfly*8 on Mar 27, '12 04:39:08AM

I use Firefox because I find it much, much faster to use than Safari. Does it ever take a long time for Safari to load the url's on each of the tabs!! I cannot believe how slow it is compared to Firefox. I may as well walk away and come back in 10 minutes. I just have 3 or 4 windows open with maybe 6 or 8 tabs open on each one in Safari. It takes it forever. I have near immediate loading with Firefox and I have 6 windows open with about 10 tabs on each window, and it loads in seconds. I have no idea why Safari is so slow, and if it is this way for others, I cannot fathom how they can stand to use Safari. I do love the pdf opening in the regular window, though, on Safari.



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: WDS on Mar 27, '12 04:47:51AM

I have always found Camino to be both compact and very quick. Unlike Firefox or Safari, it NEVER crashes!



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: swimszoots on Mar 27, '12 05:15:13AM

I used to use Firefox primarily and Safari secondarily. Lately though, FF seems to have gotten much slower and I switched back to Chrome as my primary browser.



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: llbostic on Mar 27, '12 07:46:50AM

I used Firefox for years, mainly because I frequently used sites that didn't work well with Safari. Firefox became such a resource pig, I finally moved to Chrome for just about everything. I am pretty happy with it so far. I use Safari for sites not compatible with Chrome.



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: BarryBurek on Mar 27, '12 10:41:45AM

Chrome. I especially love that in the browser content settings preferences, you can choose Click to play for Flash and other plug-ins (no extension needed), and create exceptions as well. Also that each tab is an individual process. I found FireFox used too much memory.



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: durf786 on Mar 27, '12 11:54:22AM

Firefox, reluctantly since it crashes frequently and consumes a lot of resources. I've tried to like Safari, but I don't, and it doesn't allow pinning tabs. Chrome is pretty good, but it doesn't work on a lot of sites and now Google is tracking users. I like Opera, but some sites complain about it. It's frustrating.



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: mbrna on Mar 27, '12 02:58:19PM

Call me old fashioned, but I use Firefox because of ad-block and no-script. Do other browsers have these "capabilities"?



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: ibaconi on Mar 27, '12 05:40:43PM

Been using Safari for years. Never have had any reason to switch. Runs beautifully. I used to be tied to a PC machine at work and had to use the MS program which was disgusting. Thank Zeus for Macintosh!



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Browser wars poll #11: Which web browser do you use most on OS X?
Authored by: SuperSugar on Mar 27, '12 08:33:40PM

I run a nearly Flash free system, thus I usually use Safari. I find it is much faster than before as long as it hasn't stored a billion Favicons and there aren't a thousand extensions. Also the non-flash environment makes it seem much more responsive.

I have both Safari and Firefox extensions/add-ons/services to open the current page in Chromium (with Flash stolen from Chrome) so that if I do absolutely need to view flash content I can.

This setup makes my battery last considerably longer, my machine run way cooler, and HTML5 capable video loads faster, smoother, and automatically in best resolution. I highly recommend this.

Read more here http://daringfireball.net/2010/11/flash_free_and_cheating_with_google_chrome



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