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New poll: Browsers Wars #7!
Authored by: xkalibur on Feb 09, '06 09:36:18AM

I use Firefox because that's what I use at work, where I'm stuck on Win2K for 40 hours a week. Not only do I like having a similar interface across (at least for the browser, where I spend the majority of my time), I got tired of setting up all these cool extensions for FF then going home and saying "Doh! Can't do that in Safari!". So it's worth losing a little polish to me.

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New poll: Browsers Wars #7!
Authored by: gidds on Feb 09, '06 12:44:15PM
Me too, for the same reasons. (Though I work a couple of hours less than that.)

Also, for AdBlock. I use it to strip out banners, text ads, annoying scripts, and all manner of time-consuming and distracting stuff. When I visit a magazine site, it's to read the content, not to site there and be annoyed by all the colourful, animated stuff round the edges (and in the middle) that's trying to attract my attention away. Nor is it to get my IP address logged with umpteen other tracking sites. With very little investment of time, AdBlock is great at making the web a more peaceful, relevant, private, and welcoming place!

Firefox is a bit big, and on OS X it does have the annoying habit of freezing up while loading pages. But it's very compatible, and is very good at managing lots of pages (e.g. the ability to bookmark and open lots of tabs in one go, drag to change the order of tabs).


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New poll: Browsers Wars #7!
Authored by: manxman on Feb 09, '06 02:51:24PM

I run a site that has about 2500 page views per day. Not excessive perhaps, but having read somewhere that Firefox had 10% of browser use, I was surprised to find that this was supported by my site stats saying that, indeed, Firefox was logged as having 9.5% of the browser 'market' accessing our site. Will it come into the mainsteam as a replacement for IE on PCs because of the security issues? It would be good if it did. Where I work on a day-to day-basis, they have now decided to instal Firefox on the PCs.

I would also reiterate comments elsewhere on the web that why don't keyboard Page Up and Page Down buttons work in Firefox on a Mac? The Home and End buttons work, so why not the others?! Come on it's not brain-surgery. If open-source is to succeed it needs to be at least as good as the competition.

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