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Poll: Which is the more PREFERRED browser? (45 member(s) have cast votes)

Which is the more PREFERRED browser?

  1. Firefox (28 votes [71.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 71.79%

  2. Opera (11 votes [28.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.21%

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#1 ReynoldsM

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Posted 20 January 2004 - 11:31 PM

I use both Mozilla Firefox and Opera.
Which is the more PREFERRED browser?

Please vote and share your opinions.

#2 Dx™

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Posted 21 January 2004 - 09:03 AM

i used to use opera..but now i hav netscape and mozilla...

#3 tetris

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Posted 30 January 2004 - 01:27 AM

Firebird is quick, easy and the fastest browser in the world (Y)

#4 AquaS

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Posted 30 January 2004 - 08:12 PM

Firebird is quick, easy and the fastest browser in the world (Y)

I agree :yes:

#5 XaviarX

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Posted 30 January 2004 - 11:03 PM

I voted for Firebird :)

#6 ReynoldsM

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 02:08 AM

Firebird [ 9 ]
Opera [ 1 ] :o

#7 EvilSeph

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 12:15 AM

I'll take both sides here, you decide.

Opera - Simply the Best Internet Experience

When I first become obsessed with the Internet, technology, MSN Messenger and several other things of little relevance, the first browser I used was Internet Explorer. Which, in my honest opinion lacked what I needed to efficiently and "correctly" use the Internet. As a result, I went on a browser hunt. On this browser hunt, I found a number of worthy candidates. Avant Browswer, MyIE2, Mozilla FireFox (read: Recommended: Mozilla Firefox) and then I came upon Opera.

This browser undoubtedly surpassed all other browsers, in my opinion. It had and still has everything I need. Opera has it all (which some may call bloat, and it's true, it could be considered bloat). Opera has:
- A popup blocker ~ it's blocked most, if not all my popups so far :)
- A MDI or SDI interface, depending on what you'd like.
- As far as I'm concerned, it's fully customisable
- A nice download manager
- Integrated mail client
- Nice default skin
- Unique site rendering engine
- Integrated RSS viewer
- shortcuts to search certain search engines and you can add your own
- Available for Mac, Linux and Windows
- Different styles of viewing: seeing the site as the author wants you to, or limiting elements shown../adding elements...
- Minimise to systray (currently in Opera 7.50 Preview 6)
- Integrated WML viewer
- Integrated IRC client and a lot more!

As you can see, it has EVERYTHING :), unfourtunately that comes at a price. $39 USD. You can use Opera for free with some ads showing, either random ads or Google AdSense ads.

Who knows, try it, maybe you'll like it and want to buy it =).

License:
Shareware - buy Opera

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Download:
Opera 7.50

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Still not sure what browser to use as an alternative to Internet Explorer?

Well there are plently out there, but I'm going start off by recommending Mozilla Firefox. This browser is one of the popular because it is Open-Source. Open-Source meaning if you're programming savvy you could go ahead and grab the code, modify to your liking and compile. Another attributing factor would be that Mozilla Firefox is one of the few browsers out there that use their own engine of course there are others out there that use their own engine, but the chances of those being FREE AND Open-Source are very slim.

That's right Mozilla Firefox is FREE and Open-Source.

Screenshot:
Mozilla Firefox while surfing the web

Site:
Mozilla Firefox's Website

Download:
Mozilla Firefox - Windows Version

Still, in my unbiased opinion, I strongly prefer Opera over FireFox for my own reasons.

#8 Yellow Dragon 8

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Posted 13 May 2004 - 09:47 PM

Good post EvilSeph.

#9 Monkster

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 07:27 PM

Firefox rulez!

Opera isn't bad either, but I prefer firefox.

#10 FX Soldier

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Posted 19 May 2004 - 11:32 PM

Change the old title :lol:

#11 Screen Scratcher

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 04:03 AM

Mozilla Firefox because it's free and fastest.

#12 Jatin

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Posted 21 May 2004 - 11:31 PM

Change the old title :lol:

Changed.

#13 Integrated System

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 04:02 AM

I have set Firefox as my default browser :D

#14 Power User Z

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 10:39 PM

Please read this article :D :lol:
PC World Names Opera Best Web Browser in 2004

#15 Virus Smith

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Posted 18 June 2004 - 11:32 PM

Of course Opera is one of the best browser but Firefox is the first choice of people now a days because it's totally free and fast like Opera.

#16 ReynoldsM

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 12:09 AM

Gmail does not currently support your browser

Shit! Gmail is not compatible with Opera
I want to change my vote :angry: :D

#17 Yellow Dragon 8

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 05:21 AM

Still I love firefox.

#18 U_Know

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 07:05 PM

I use Firefox; it's fast, simple, and can only get better. I mean, it's at a very high standard in version 0.9

B)

#19 FX Soldier

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 10:28 PM

Please read this article :D :lol:
PC World Names Opera Best Web Browser in 2004

It looks like Opera's own website :lol:

#20 bmetelsky

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Posted 20 June 2004 - 04:27 PM

I was a long-time Opera fan until this recent release of Firefox. Firefox seems faster to me, especially when opening lots of pages in tabbed browsing. Opera seemed fast to me, but Firefox seems blazingly fast in that regard. I also don't need all of the extra stuff that comes with Opera.

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