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#51 Posted by Mikemcn (6968 posts) -
@UncleClassy
Firefox because of dat Adblock
Chrome has adblock, get it on the google store.
#52 Posted by recharge330 (80 posts) -

Chromium. I'd give firefox another try but it seems like their Vimium extension isn't as capable and I don't like the alternatives much. It still blows my mind when I realize most people still use a mouse to click on links. It just seems like a completely insane way to do things.

#53 Edited by Toxeia (729 posts) -

@recharge330: Chromium's an OS built around Chrome =o which is it?

@TheUnsavedHero: It didn't try to install QuickTime, so I'll give it that much so far.

Edit: Alright, my first impression of Safari is Chrome with a more... modernist toolbar I guess. Something that really surprised me is that the tabs are below the other bars. Something that Chrome started was that tabs went at the top. Opera and Firefox followed suit. IE didn't, but at least theirs is near the top, just to the right of the tabs. Safari puts them below every other bar and that seems like a terrible choice (totally my opinion, I'm used to them being on top and that's entirely what drives my feeling about it). In addition to that, there's no button by default to create a new tab. I knew the hotkey command but I still prefer to mouse over to it. Other than that, it seems like a perfectly fine browser.

Except that it can't natively play h.264 either. Chrome and IE are the only ones that do it natively it seems. That's surprising.

#54 Posted by Demoskinos (14727 posts) -

Everyone who cited AdBlock as a reason they use firefox you DO realize that there is AdBlock on Chrome too right? I've got both AdBlock and Ghostry the later of which blocks all sorts of tracking cookies on websites. Good stuff.

Online
#55 Posted by recharge330 (80 posts) -

@Toxeia: You're thinking of Chromium OS. Chromium is the linux version of chrome with some minor differences. I'm pretty sure they develop the Chromium builds first and then tweak them with things like auto updating for the Chrome release. Pretty identical experiences as far as I can tell though.

#56 Posted by c_rakestraw (843 posts) -

Firefox. Mostly because it has NoScript.

#57 Posted by FesteringNeon (2163 posts) -

I used to use Firefox exclusively.. then caught shit for it from a Chrome user. After installing Ubuntu for awhile, Chrome was the best choice for me at that time (not that I had anything against it in the first place).. but after reinstalling Windows 7, I decided to find the add-ons I liked in FF, and stick with Chrome.

I really don't notice a whole lot of difference between the two, tbh. ( the facebook photo zoom ap is nice though )

#58 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@C_Rakestraw said:

Firefox. Mostly because it has NoScript.

Yep.

@recharge330 said:

@Toxeia: You're thinking of Chromium OS. Chromium is the linux version of chrome with some minor differences. I'm pretty sure they develop the Chromium builds first and then tweak them with things like auto updating for the Chrome release. Pretty identical experiences as far as I can tell though.

Chromium isn't exclusively Linux, it's just the Open Source Project version of Chrome (using no commercial or royalty bearing libraries). There are many Windows Chromium variants including Iron and Dragon. Chrome and Chromium are not identical though they share the same base.

#59 Posted by Shindiggah (350 posts) -

On my laptop I use Chrome, but on my Desktop I use Opera and tbh I like it quite a bit better.

#60 Posted by Milkman (16618 posts) -

I feel like we have one of these threads every week.  
 
Like always, Chrome.

#61 Posted by Phatmac (5724 posts) -

Chrome wins.

#62 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

Google motherfucking Chrome.

#63 Posted by YOUNGLINK (544 posts) -

Chrome

#64 Posted by gla55jAw (2687 posts) -

Firefox, but it's been having some issues here on Giant Bomb and I've been planning on switching to Chrome...I just haven't felt like setting Chrome up yet with bookmarks and links etc. I should probably get to that.

#65 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

Chrome. Though I'd choose just about anything if it meant not going back to IE.

#66 Posted by mordukai (7149 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

Firefox. /Opinions.

Firefox's good but I like the speed, and the simplicity of chrome. I used to switch between Firefox and Safari but Chrome is now is used almost exclusively.

MOSIAC 4 LIFE!

#67 Posted by Skald (4367 posts) -

Safari, because it better integrates with Apple services.

#68 Posted by chrissedoff (2079 posts) -

Firefox has the most customizability by far.

#69 Posted by BigChickenDinner (766 posts) -

Wow, I totally did not see that coming. I thought Firefox was going to be top dog (har har) for sure. I'll never use IE because, well its fucking IE, if your unaware of its issues, I hope you find out.

Firefox has always been good to me, never get worms and what not, Adblock rocks my socks. I don't use bookmarks or anything other than the address bar. God that makes me FEEL lazy. So really Firefox is as far as I have ever needed to go.

#70 Posted by Brendan (7734 posts) -

Chrome.

#71 Posted by PerryVandell (2103 posts) -

Chrome. When it comes to loading pages, it blows all the other browsers I've tried out of the water. Plus, I like the clean aesthetic.

#72 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Firefox, just like the favourites tab.

#73 Posted by lightsoda (540 posts) -

Lynx, well, ok, chrome.

#74 Edited by Horrifying (38 posts) -

My only problem with Chrome is the "flashbang" effect with opening new pages. That shit is brutal in a dark room on a 40" screen. For those unfamiliar, opening a new tab or going to a new page always has a blank white page quickly flash before the page loads up. This is especially jarring on dark sites. No extension exists to change the color of a blank page yet as far as I know. F.lux helps, though. :|

#75 Posted by Nightriff (4972 posts) -

Safari because I use my Mac more but on my PC I use Chrome. Firefox backup on both

#76 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -

If you're any sensible user, you would probably be using Chrome. If not, at least Firefox. Though I'm not sure about the Mac users, I would presume all but IE would work on Macs.

#77 Posted by SSValis (1136 posts) -

I don't always watch porn, but when I do I prefer to go incognito

#78 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

Chrome some cool ad ons

#79 Posted by Toxeia (729 posts) -

When people bash IE (not this thread, but just generally in the computer community) I always wonder what the last version they used was. I recall seeing a bunch of articles about IE8 being more secure than Fire Fox and IE9's actually pretty decent. Other than it just being IE and having that stigma I can't find a reason not to use it.

#80 Posted by wastedcolumbo (66 posts) -

If only chrome could get adblock to work properly and not pollute task manager with a separate process for each add-on..... So Firefox for me.

#81 Posted by odezma (13 posts) -

Chrome has adblock and noscript. Almost every add-on/ext. that's been made for Firefox is also available for chrome. Most devs for Firefox have been moving over to chrome more, noticeable since they usually update their add-on/ext. for chrome first. I was a Mozilla user ever since the beginning now it's just chrome for me I just use Firefox to test website compatibility for web design. Same with other browsers, only use them to test compatibility.

#82 Posted by rawrsair (821 posts) -

Chrome Chrome Chrome

#83 Posted by forkboy (1127 posts) -

Firefox. I've never really used Chrome

#84 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@UncleClassy said:

Firefox because of dat Adblock

Chrome's AdBlock+ finally blocks video ads on all websites so you can safely make the switch if it's the only thing keeping you. I did that recently for the superior Chrome syncing (mostly for my phone) and the better printing/PDF implementation.

@odezma said:

Chrome has adblock and noscript. Almost every add-on/ext. that's been made for Firefox is also available for chrome. Most devs for Firefox have been moving over to chrome more, noticeable since they usually update their add-on/ext. for chrome first. I was a Mozilla user ever since the beginning now it's just chrome for me I just use Firefox to test website compatibility for web design. Same with other browsers, only use them to test compatibility.

AdBlock+ on Chrome was terrible for a long time because it didn't block video ads, which are far more annoying than ads of any other kind.

Gametrailers made you sit through 30 second ads quite often in the past, now they get blocked thankfully.

#85 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3482 posts) -

I'm an ardent Chrome user.

#86 Posted by Toms115 (2316 posts) -

firefox. it's all about the add-ons, baby.

#87 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@Sooty said:

@UncleClassy said:

Firefox because of dat Adblock

Chrome's AdBlock+ finally blocks video ads on all websites so you can safely make the switch if it's the only thing keeping you. I did that recently for the superior Chrome syncing (mostly for my phone) and the better printing/PDF implementation.

@odezma said:

Chrome has adblock and noscript. Almost every add-on/ext. that's been made for Firefox is also available for chrome. Most devs for Firefox have been moving over to chrome more, noticeable since they usually update their add-on/ext. for chrome first. I was a Mozilla user ever since the beginning now it's just chrome for me I just use Firefox to test website compatibility for web design. Same with other browsers, only use them to test compatibility.

AdBlock+ on Chrome was terrible for a long time because it didn't block video ads, which are far more annoying than ads of any other kind.

Gametrailers made you sit through 30 second ads quite often in the past, now they get blocked thankfully.

Just so you know Adblock Plus on Chrome doesn't actually block ads from downloading, it just stops them from loading into frames (some of the script contents still execute). This is the reason why video ads weren't blocked originally but they eventually found a hacky solution. Even the Chromium based browsers like Iron still can't fully block ads in the way that Firefox can. I don't block ads to deny income, I block ads to prevent spyware infections because there have been many cases of ads actually either purposefully or, in the case of drive-by infections, otherwise infecting PCs with malware.

To add to this Noscript for Firefox (also not usable in Chrome due to architectural differences) further prevents infections by using a Whitelist style blocking mechanism for any scripts which a page may want to run and this will prevent most drive-by and man-in-the-middle attacks (where hackers insert malicious scripts into popular websites which then push malicious code/malware such as keyloggers and the like onto your machine transparently and silently). These types of malware infections are extremely common and often untraceable due them often going unreported and thus ignored by many antiviral or anti-malware solutions.

As a result I don't comfortable using any other browser but Firefox.

#88 Posted by Village_Guy (2534 posts) -

OPERA users assemble!

#89 Edited by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

I used Firefox forever until I decided to try Chrome one day to see what the fuss was about. I haven't looked back since. The biggest draw is search integrated into the address bar; it's so convenient!

Chrome also has the draw of an Adblock variant that replaces all ads with cat pictures:

Catblock
#90 Posted by Flawed_System (388 posts) -

Firefox...I use Chrome once in awhile too.

#91 Posted by spacetrogg (59 posts) -

As much as it can drive me nuts sometimes its Chrome all the way for me.

#92 Posted by Hosstile17 (763 posts) -

Chrome. It takes up so little of your screen.

#93 Posted by odezma (13 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow: Yeah Adblock Plus sucks. I just use the regular Adblock extension. And the Noscript for Chrome is called ScriptNo and it works great. I disable it when ordering things and what not since it can interfere with payment processing.

My one problem really with Firefox is clients who prefer it over Chrome get infected easily by the fake website scanners way too often since Firefox's "attack sites and forgeries list" doesn't block many of them like Chrome. Then again, even Chrome has misses no browsers perfect.

I definitely like how chrome doesn't crash the whole browser in case of flash or add-on problems, it just adds that oops message and you just refresh the page. Firefox has the plugin container for handling the add-ons in a separate instance but even it crashes along with the browser.

I sometimes suggest a move over to Ubuntu to get around viruses/malware depending on what they use their computer for. In the end it's all about what browser or OS a user prefers. My rank of the browsers is (1. Chrome 2. Firefox 3. Opera), all other browsers are left to the sharks.

#94 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

Chrome.

#95 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@odezma said:

@SeriouslyNow: Yeah Adblock Plus sucks. I just use the regular Adblock extension. And the Noscript for Chrome is called ScriptNo and it works great. I disable it when ordering things and what not since it can interfere with payment processing.

My one problem really with Firefox is clients who prefer it over Chrome get infected easily by the fake website scanners way too often since Firefox's "attack sites and forgeries list" doesn't block many of them like Chrome. Then again, even Chrome has misses no browsers perfect.

I definitely like how chrome doesn't crash the whole browser in case of flash or add-on problems, it just adds that oops message and you just refresh the page. Firefox has the plugin container for handling the add-ons in a separate instance but even it crashes along with the browser.

I sometimes suggest a move over to Ubuntu to get around viruses/malware depending on what they use their computer for. In the end it's all about what browser or OS a user prefers. My rank of the browsers is (1. Chrome 2. Firefox 3. Opera), all other browsers are left to the sharks.

ScriptNo isn't as effective as Noscript because Chrome's base doesn't allow for such granular filtering as FF does.

Firefox's attack sites and forgeries list is the same exact one used by Google and IE, it's just a blocklist maintained by a third party group of antimalware companies and specialists.

Flash doesn't crash Firefox either, that's the whole point of Firefox loading Flash through a virtualised client process (and it's been that way for a long time too). The plugin container is MEANT to be able to be crashed as it runs in separate process (also it's a lot more secure too because it protects against script injections as FF can just judiciously close that process if the hash fails when writing to or reading from memory which is also how the crash/error trap is detected). That oops message occurs in FF too mate, with the sick face icon.

You prefer Chrome and that's cool but your assumptions aren't based in fact.

#96 Edited by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Chrome because its simple and fast.

#97 Posted by supamon (1333 posts) -

Went chrome a few years back and never ever looked back.

#98 Posted by xMP44x (2193 posts) -

Mozilla Firefox, because it's a lot more customizable than anything else and it's seemingly just as fast as Chrome. I have no reason to switch when I feel that Firefox has the most developed extension system.

#99 Posted by Xtrememuffinman (958 posts) -

Firefox.
 
INDIE SPIRIT!

#100 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

Have Chrome and use it in web development, but can't really see the appeal over Firefox.