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#342949 - 03/23/11 12:07 PM Firefox 4, IE9, Chrome 11...
BlueJays1 Offline
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I like Firefox 4 so far (just downloaded it today), but I am kind of curious about the newly released IE9 (supposedly improved over past MS web browsers) and google Chrome.


What do you all use on your PC's and how does these all stack up for speed, security, features?
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#342952 - 03/23/11 12:56 PM Re: Firefox 4, IE9, Chrome 11... [Re: BlueJays1]
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I only use Firefox except for a few work related pages where I am mostly forced to use IE8. Just installed FF4 after reading this post - I like it so far (all 5 minutes of it!). It does seem quicker and I already noticed improvements in the way it handles add-ons. That by the way is what I like alot about Firefox and is why I use it - the customisation that can be done to tailor it to your needs with the add-ons.
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#342953 - 03/23/11 01:04 PM Re: Firefox 4, IE9, Chrome 11... [Re: cb919]
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I find 4 pretty quick as well. I am coming off the previous version of Firefox, IE before that. I like Firefox a lot better than IE but I have not used IE9 nor any version of google Chrome. The thing I like a lot about Firefox is the add-ons as well especially Ad block+ since I visit a lot of audio/video forums and those sites are just riddled with advertisements. Do you know if Chrome supports Ad block?

There is also this new feature that you can check in the options to tell websites not to be tracked (I am guessing this is about tracking cookies or something like that). Not sure really...
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#343009 - 03/23/11 09:52 PM Re: Firefox 4, IE9, Chrome 11... [Re: BlueJays1]
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Just upgraded to firefox 4 as well. Seems faster than firefox 3.6 that I had.

I used IE for years (Netscape Navigator before that). I switched to Google Chrome a couple years ago, then to firefox probably last year.


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#343010 - 03/23/11 09:54 PM Re: Firefox 4, IE9, Chrome 11... [Re: terzaghi]
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Thought this was cool:

Firefox 4 downloads eclipse Internet Explorer 9

Microsoft said last week that the new version of its Web browser, Internet Explorer 9, was downloaded 2.3 million times in the first 24 hours.

Firefox logo

Mozilla’s Firefox 4, which was released Tuesday, was already over 10 million as of 3:45 p.m. today.
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#343017 - 03/23/11 10:36 PM Re: Firefox 4, IE9, Chrome 11... [Re: terzaghi]
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I am a Firefox fan as well. I too only use IE for work stuff. I tried Chrome, but it never "stuck". I too upgraded to FF4, and sure enough, like all previous major updates, 3 of my add-ons aren't compatible, but it is just a matter of time before they are.
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#343031 - 03/24/11 12:57 AM Re: Firefox 4, IE9, Chrome 11... [Re: nickbuol]
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Just updated my FF as well. I don't like the tabs above model on a 24" monitor; I don't mind it on my 15" laptop, but on the big screen, it's tricky. I'll have to look into customization. Certainly feels faster, and I can definitely see using the pinned tabs, esp if I can figure out how to change the icons.
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#343047 - 03/24/11 07:43 AM Re: Firefox 4, IE9, Chrome 11... [Re: Ken.C]
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I use FF for most everything except a few work apps that still only run on Explorer 6.0. How sad is that. Company doesn't like us using anything but the corporate v.6 but if you don't have another choice, a lot of new pages simply don't work.

Did the new FF add the mouse-over previews from the taskbar that was brought in with Windows 7 ? I have to admit, I like that feature enough I started using IE sometimes at home.
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#343049 - 03/24/11 08:04 AM Re: Firefox 4, IE9, Chrome 11... [Re: Murph]
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Ken, just right click at the top and de-select "tabs-on-top"
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#343050 - 03/24/11 08:04 AM Re: Firefox 4, IE9, Chrome 11... [Re: terzaghi]
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I think my work still uses IE 6.0 as well.

We also use XP. We just upgraded to office 2007 about the time that office 2010 came out.

I am pretty adamant about always updating my operating system, software, etc. as soon as possible so running old software at works bugs me to no end...
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