What is the browser of choice?

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What is the browser of choice?

Postby sahona » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:57 pm

OK guys, my IE7 just locked up again, as it is in the habit of doing.
Can any of you give me an opinion of the best basic browser, preferably with the ability to block pop-ups.
I did have a go with firefox a while back, but then reverted to IE when I went to win7.
Google chrome worth a try?
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Re: What is the browser of choice?

Postby Orla » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:04 pm

Ive been using Firefox for a long time now, quite happy with it. Tried Chrome for a few days, went back to Firefox.
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Re: What is the browser of choice?

Postby Nick » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:20 pm

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Internet exploreer seems to have finally got its act together with IE9.
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Re: What is the browser of choice?

Postby DaveS » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:08 pm

I've been using Firefox for some years now with no particular problems. Oh, should have said, on XP (as ever, last out of the past...)
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Re: What is the browser of choice?

Postby Silkie » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:11 pm

Another vote for IE9 which seems to run well with 7, or maybe it's just my new abacus.
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Re: What is the browser of choice?

Postby Pete Cooper » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:34 pm

Yet another vote for IE9.
Shouldn't somebody say:
a) Buy a Mac :mrgreen:
b) Change to Linux :mrgreen:

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Re: What is the browser of choice?

Postby sahona » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:33 pm

Thanks gents. I'll upgrade IE and see how things go, as I 'm too old to learn new tricks. (that goes for MacJaffa as well)
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Re: What is the browser of choice?

Postby ash » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:35 pm

This thread prompted me to have a look, and I've discovered that IE9 can't be used with XP, AFAIK.

I'm probably doing it all back to front as I mainly use IE8 with XP on the older laptop, and Google Chrome with W7 on the netbook.

I tend to stick with IE as I have stacks of Favorites book marked.

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Re: What is the browser of choice?

Postby Nick » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:16 pm

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That's right Ash

IE8 is as far as you can go with XP
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Re: What is the browser of choice?

Postby sahona » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:41 pm

My "upgrade" went round in a circle as I was - apparently- already on IE9 - - so it still locks up and isn't fixed.
PS - I couldn't find a properties frame that gave me the level I was on before I started on this venture.
This is a new-ish laptop more or less untouched by human hand, it dragged me kicking and screaming into W7 and, I assume IE9.
No 80 column MFCM channel, so I guess I'm phuqued- sorry, I probably mean past my die-by date.
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Re: What is the browser of choice?

Postby wully » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:55 pm

Firefox on my Mac.

Even when I was still in the computer stone age I ran firefox instead of internet exploder...


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