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Urban Prairie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-11 01:08 PM
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15. Firefox has long been my browser of choice b/c I like to mix and match extensions and add-ons
Edited on Sat Jul-30-11 01:35 PM by Urban Prairie
and have been using it ever since it was named Firebird, and along with being able to use multiple profiles and run multiple versions of FF on Linux (yeah, at the same time, too ;-) ) Trouble is that they accelerated development of new versions, which means those who developed extensions for the browser fall behind more quickly. Firefox 5 on Linux means that many add-ons, themes and extensions become incompatible, but many can be made/forced to work (not always well) on beta/development or updated versions of Firefox with the "Addon Compatibility Reporter" extension installed.

Firefox, esp. on Windows has long had issues with memory leaks, causing it to run slower and slower, but there are ways to tweak it so that its building cache can be dumped to regain faster responsiveness.

I have also played around with Chromium (bleeding edge), Chrome (dev/beta/nightly), Opera Tor, Midori, Seamonkey, Iceweasel, Avant, Amaya, Konqueror, rekonq, Orca, Flock(discontinued) and several others, but I always end up using FF most often, and for websites that still render best with IE, there is the IE Tab2 extension that can be installed and used within FF.
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  -Study: Dumb People Use Internet Explorer IDemo  Jul-30-11 12:41 PM   #0 
  - Not as true as it used to be. IE has made huge improvements, FF is stuck in a rut, and...  Rabblevox   Jul-30-11 12:50 PM   #1 
  - Yep. IMO FF is now the dumb people browser.  tridim   Jul-30-11 01:06 PM   #13 
  - FF with ad block and no script is amazing...and fast  jzodda   Jul-30-11 02:37 PM   #29 
  - that's because it suck up so much memory  notadmblnd   Jul-30-11 03:55 PM   #53 
  - I do not understand why anyone on DU would feel the need to mock anyone for using the tools they are  tblue37   Jul-30-11 03:12 PM   #41 
  - A person would have to be pretty dumb to use IE9.  Rex   Jul-30-11 12:51 PM   #2 
  - Maybe they don't know enough to know there are other browsers, search engines, etc. nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Jul-30-11 12:52 PM   #3 
  - "dumb" means one is unable to speak  Beaverhausen   Jul-30-11 12:54 PM   #4 
  - I am dumb  Worried senior   Jul-30-11 12:58 PM   #6 
  - That would be "I ARE dumb."  WinkyDink   Jul-30-11 03:41 PM   #48 
  - According to Merriam Webster and popular usage, it also means stupid  IDemo   Jul-30-11 12:58 PM   #7 
  - i`ve never used IE...  madrchsod   Jul-30-11 12:58 PM   #5 
  - IT staff at a former employer refused to allow for any browser except MIE  hlthe2b   Jul-30-11 01:01 PM   #8 
  - Maybe the IT staff you were talking to had no choice  47of74   Jul-30-11 02:01 PM   #21 
  - They were the top... for a small government agency...  hlthe2b   Jul-30-11 02:34 PM   #28 
     - That's different  47of74   Jul-30-11 08:34 PM   #56 
     - We are still required to support IE6 (!) at work  Lance_Boyle   Aug-03-11 06:40 AM   #74 
  - Most of the reason I use it at home is because I have to support it  undeterred   Jul-30-11 03:12 PM   #42 
     - I was referring to the old security hole-ladened versions...  hlthe2b   Jul-30-11 03:40 PM   #46 
  - LOL! So TRUE! Spouse insists on IE, I keep changing him to -  lynne   Jul-30-11 01:01 PM   #9 
  - Now that I agree with - sometimes it takes forever to open because  jwirr   Jul-30-11 02:18 PM   #26 
  - Oh, my! Did you just call your spouse stupid? If he is so dumb, why are you still married?  tblue37   Jul-30-11 03:16 PM   #43 
     - Uhm maybe he married her because he is stupid?  L0oniX   Jul-30-11 03:54 PM   #52 
  - IE = Internet Exploder.  Odin2005   Jul-30-11 01:01 PM   #10 
  - If it's IE6 then I agree wholeheartedly  Ezlivin   Jul-30-11 01:03 PM   #11 
  - I talked to some business people yesterday who were using IE6  BuelahWitch   Jul-30-11 03:11 PM   #40 
  - tends to be true  Aerows   Jul-30-11 01:04 PM   #12 
  - I have spellcheck and adblock in IE.  tridim   Jul-30-11 01:07 PM   #14 
  - Firefox has long been my browser of choice b/c I like to mix and match extensions and add-ons  Urban Prairie   Jul-30-11 01:08 PM   #15 
  - Worse are those who develop sites that will only run properly on IE  hootinholler   Jul-30-11 01:10 PM   #16 
  - Ironically, as a coder and developer, FF has been pissing me off since day one.  tridim   Jul-30-11 01:18 PM   #18 
  - I use IE 8 because I HAVE to for university  laundry_queen   Jul-30-11 01:10 PM   #17 
  - Office 2010 64-bit broke my IE, which then decided to make accessing my AOL Mail  kestrel91316   Jul-30-11 01:19 PM   #19 
  - At work we just went to IE 8  47of74   Jul-30-11 01:56 PM   #20 
  - I thought dumb people used AOL. ;)  InvisibleTouch   Jul-30-11 02:04 PM   #22 
  - We started out with AOL  47of74   Jul-30-11 02:17 PM   #25 
  - Is that ClearWire?  InvisibleTouch   Jul-30-11 02:37 PM   #30 
     - It's a local company  47of74   Jul-30-11 08:44 PM   #57 
  - It has been my experience that most people used AOL only for  hlthe2b   Jul-31-11 06:05 PM   #65 
  - I use it because my daughter, a network analyst for a major corporation  jwirr   Jul-30-11 02:14 PM   #23 
  - mean thread title  Liberal_in_LA   Jul-30-11 02:15 PM   #24 
  - Kind of a dumb study really  jberryhill   Jul-30-11 02:29 PM   #27 
  - I use IE. I would gladly match IQ with anyone on DU. My life is time sensitive,  bluestate10   Jul-30-11 02:40 PM   #31 
  - Hey, bluestate--check out some of my responses on this very obnoxious thread.  tblue37   Jul-30-11 03:25 PM   #45 
  - Likewise, plus Jeopardy.  WinkyDink   Jul-30-11 03:44 PM   #50 
  - I use a combo of IE and Mozilla.  bigwillq   Jul-30-11 02:41 PM   #32 
  - Believe it--and I use none of those.  tjdee   Jul-30-11 02:43 PM   #33 
  - Please see my post #36 below. I do NOT lack imagination to seek  tblue37   Jul-30-11 03:09 PM   #38 
  - Really? Because I'm finding the IE haters to be insufferable twits. But that's just "my experience."  WinkyDink   Jul-30-11 03:43 PM   #49 
  - Their level of computer literacy has no influence on which browser they use... right?  cherokeeprogressive   Jul-30-11 02:45 PM   #34 
  - Right behind you.  Habibi   Jul-30-11 09:13 PM   #59 
  - said it well. At thing.  Shandris   Aug-01-11 01:38 AM   #70 
  - Probably just an artifact of 'default'  saras   Jul-30-11 02:58 PM   #35 
  - Well, averages are just that. Many of us older folks use  tblue37   Jul-30-11 03:06 PM   #36 
  - I use four different browsers. None are IE. I remove IE from my computers, Adobe Acrobat, too.  NYC_SKP   Jul-30-11 03:07 PM   #37 
  - Well, good for you. Thank goodness you will get to heaven now.  tblue37   Jul-30-11 03:22 PM   #44 
  - And all smart people are vegetarians and use Macs and vote Green party  undeterred   Jul-30-11 03:10 PM   #39 
  - "Asinine" is the mildest term I can use. (P.S. Non-IE users here: BFD!)  WinkyDink   Jul-30-11 03:40 PM   #47 
  - The only thing worse is the Nutscrape AOL browser.  L0oniX   Jul-30-11 03:51 PM   #51 
  - Official Microsoft site to stop usage of IE6.....  steve2470   Jul-30-11 04:04 PM   #54 
  - Incurious.  lumberjack_jeff   Jul-30-11 04:31 PM   #55 
  - Incurious and fearful of change.  Odin2005   Jul-31-11 02:32 PM   #63 
  - love google chrome - just because it saves keystrokes...but for  Laura PourMeADrink   Jul-30-11 08:59 PM   #58 
  - My IQ is so high, I don't even need a browser to surf the web.  BlueJazz   Jul-30-11 09:18 PM   #60 
  - Storing all those cookies is going to kill you though  Ezlivin   Jul-30-11 09:58 PM   #61 
     - I usually get some milk & eat those cookies...although they taste a little like...  BlueJazz   Jul-31-11 02:11 PM   #62 
  - IE6 users' IQ == 6  Matariki   Jul-31-11 02:53 PM   #64 
  - For a completely different result, graph yearly income vs. browser use...  saras   Aug-01-11 01:16 AM   #66 
  - I use firefox. Infer what you will.  LetTimmySmoke   Aug-01-11 01:26 AM   #67 
  - Mozilla Firefox runs good for me  guitar man   Aug-01-11 01:31 AM   #68 
  - Okay, the reason that IE-6 correlated with the lowest IQ is because of the lurking variable...  LetTimmySmoke   Aug-01-11 01:32 AM   #69 
  - Study brought to by Steve Jobs and McMann and Tate  Safetykitten   Aug-01-11 01:40 AM   #71 
  - From reading this thread it seems that IE users don't understand how to evaluate evidence.  LeftyMom   Aug-01-11 01:51 AM   #72 
  - Internet Explorer story was bogus  muriel_volestrangler   Aug-03-11 06:35 AM   #73 

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