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I think you are missing some of the options Safari has... such as the PDF rendering with Preview and the option to open windows and tabs in such an accurate mannar that beat FireFox, Opera, and the rest of the browsers.

Take a look at all Safari preferences.

Then the ability to decompress and open archives automatically and put the files on the desktop. The integrations with .Mac and the ability to synchronize all the labels with other Macs on the internet or in the LAN.

The easiest and coolest way to manage and read RSS feed. The ability to download single component of HTML pages without looking at the page but scrolling from the elements loaded by the browser. (I use this basically for saving flash videos from YouTube)

And the keyboard shortcuts are also great, you can press command+2 for opening the second preferred label on your Safari bar.

Now I don't remember any other feature... oh yes the SnapBack button that let you retur with one click on the home page of a site you are visiting without pressing the "back" button 5000 times

For me, Firefox is my browser.

 

It all comes down to one simple reason, I need the IGNBQ extension.

 

IGN is the main message board that I post at and I need that extension.

 

I'd switch to Camino in a heartbeat if it was able to use Firefox extensions.

For anyone that uses IE. Try going to a crack, serial, or warez related site that isn't one of the big ones. You'll find spyware gets to your system even with IE7. Then clean your system from the spyware, and try it on Firefox. Notice how you don't get spyware. ;)

 

So true, amdprophet. Or even better...don't use windows!

 

I try to stay off windows whenever downloading/searching for "questionable" things. I'll just use Linux. :(

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Soon Firefox will have Camino GUI(cocoa GUI) and will overtake camino and Safari.

 

I currently was using Camino, but since there are no extensions I am going to Firefox.

 

OS X - Firefox, with Safari as second.

Windows - Firefox

 

Will someone please make a Safari-tab. Similar to IE-Tab on windows. THat way I can use Safari from within Firefox.

 

I've been a Firefox user for a while now both on my Intel Mac and G4. I have to say that Camino is worth a shot. While it doesn't have the extensions that Firefox does, it has been a lot faster for me on both systems. So my top two votes for best browser are Camino & Firefox. Safari just leaves me open in the wild.

I've been a Firefox user for a while now both on my Intel Mac and G4. I have to say that Camino is worth a shot. While it doesn't have the extensions that Firefox does, it has been a lot faster for me on both systems. So my top two votes for best browser are Camino & Firefox. Safari just leaves me open in the wild.

 

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How About the Avant Browser it is able access all pages that I.E. gets access to the same is not true for other browsers + it has lots of features to block all kinds of info.

 

What do you think of the browser in a XP envronment??

OS X: Safari and Camino. I use Safari most of the time because I like the interface, and it's fast and stable. I use Camino because it seems to handle HTTPS and SSL sites better (when Safari has trouble rendering).

 

Windows: Firefox for most web browsing because it's fast and secure. IE6 only when absolutely necessary for work-related websites.

 

Linux: Firefox seems to run fastest on the Linux platform.

 

--daniel :)

I use FF for everything now. Ever since the google browser sync extension it has been my choice on Mac as well, before I stuck to Safari. As far as speed goes, I would pick Opera, but I love all the extensions of FF and all the customizability. So if I were to recommend any one browser to everyone, it'd be Opera. As for me I pick FF.

Windows: Firefox

Linux: Firefox

Mac: Firefox, although I use Safari a lot

 

I like the extensions I have for things like Adblock, plus I really need the ability to remember my tabs when I restart the browser. (I know you can get IE shells on Windows to get around that). Aside from these items, I prefer the richer CSS support Firefox has.

Windows: FireFox

Mac OS: Safari (I feel FF very slowly)

Linux: Lynx (I didn't use GUI much)

 

I would like that Safari had plugins as much as FF :)

I like Firefox in windoze and Linux.

In MAC OS X I can't make up my mind, I keep switching between Safari and Camino.

And I'd love to see a Safari port for windoze. :D (... when hell will freeze over, I know)

 

 

Off topic:

Don't you think there are a LOT of unregistred people who posted in this thread?! Is this topic so offending that drives members away?

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I'd switch to camino for safari but I just... can't... stop.. using... safari... I don't know why.

 

Anyway, I'd really like to see a polished metal camino - I'd switch in an instant! I'd edit the source myself but I'm too lazy :)

windows : ff (some websites are just rubbish because they only support ie :spam: )

linux : ff (it's more powerful then other choices :D )

mac os x: safari (smooth integration such as the dictionary explanation and more) :)

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Windows: ff for tab browsing and extentions

 

Mac: ff for mostly extensions and quick pw save and usage. i like ff probably b/c of its relative Thunderbird cuz i use the webmail extension to retrieve mails from HTTP email clients (POP3 is normally not free for yahoo and only supported by MS outlook for hotmail). ff could be better if they use the "magic wand" idea of filling in password AND summiting/loggingin with Command-Enter just like what Opera have. other than that, i think FF is the best cuz it's fast.

 

safari sucks cuz it crashes a lot.

 

Opera runs slower and slower for some reason as time goes by. i tried clearing the cache and saved forms/temp files. no luck.

 

it would be better if MS makes a new version of IE for mac. i would consider trying it out.

On Windows, I use Firefox, for the obvious reasons.

 

On Mac OS, I prefer Camino. Safari's interface puts me off, especially the metal buttons, which I find rather unfriendly and uninviting. Opera has the best features, like the tab recycle bin, but the interface is too Windows. Furthermore, its torrent downloading is too intrusive. Some torrents I need to open in Azureus, because I couldn't figure out how to download only certain files from a torrent using Opera. However, I found no way to turn off the Opera torrent downloading, and saving the torrent file directly to my hard disk wouldn't work on one of my sites. I know this is fairly small, but it bugged me enough to get me to give up Opera. Also, Camino has been (for me) the most reliable at loading pages.

 

I can't stand Shiira or Safari's tabs. Tabs should connect to the tab view at the bottom, not the top of the bar. Haven't these people ever looked at a real physical folder with a tab on it?

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On Windows, I use Firefox, for the obvious reasons.

 

On Mac OS, I prefer Camino. Safari's interface puts me off, especially the metal buttons, which I find rather unfriendly and uninviting. Opera has the best features, like the tab recycle bin, but the interface is too Windows. Furthermore, its torrent downloading is too intrusive. Some torrents I need to open in Azureus, because I couldn't figure out how to download only certain files from a torrent using Opera. However, I found no way to turn off the Opera torrent downloading, and saving the torrent file directly to my hard disk wouldn't work on one of my sites. I know this is fairly small, but it bugged me enough to get me to give up Opera. Also, Camino has been (for me) the most reliable at loading pages.

 

I can't stand Shiira or Safari's tabs. Tabs should connect to the tab view at the bottom, not the top of the bar. Haven't these people ever looked at a real physical folder with a tab on it?

 

Opera's handling of torrents (among other things) can be disabled by going into preferences, then Downloads. Uncheck "Hide file types handled by Opera" and then type torrent into the search box. Click the torrent entry and hit edit. Specify whatever behavior you want. I have mine to automatically download torrents to a trash folder than open up my favorite torrent client. You can use this advanced behavior on any filetype.

Yeah, I'd say that Opera's torrent client is only really there to make torrenting noob-friendly... or maybe just lazy-person-friendly?

 

I didn't mention this yet, but I've downloaded files willy-nilly off the Internet starting with IE5, from the deepest darkest corners, too, and yet I got neither viruses nor spyware. And I've disliked Firefawk since before it was Fireturd (my pet names for the project, even if they're a little immature), but having used Opera and Konq before on RAM-deprived, slow systems kind of had a lot to do with that.

 

Aaaand, Safari is nice on the Mac because that's what Mac users are expected to use (nothing to do with how I'm a KHTML fan, nooo).

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On Windows, I use Firefox, for the obvious reasons.

 

On Mac OS, I prefer Camino. Safari's interface puts me off, especially the metal buttons, which I find rather unfriendly and uninviting. Opera has the best features, like the tab recycle bin, but the interface is too Windows. Furthermore, its torrent downloading is too intrusive. Some torrents I need to open in Azureus, because I couldn't figure out how to download only certain files from a torrent using Opera. However, I found no way to turn off the Opera torrent downloading, and saving the torrent file directly to my hard disk wouldn't work on one of my sites. I know this is fairly small, but it bugged me enough to get me to give up Opera. Also, Camino has been (for me) the most reliable at loading pages.

 

I can't stand Shiira or Safari's tabs. Tabs should connect to the tab view at the bottom, not the top of the bar. Haven't these people ever looked at a real physical folder with a tab on it?

 

Insert "about:config" or "opera:config" in the Opera adress bar. A page will open, where you shall find a way to disable BitTorrent and much more.

You should also try Opera mail-client: it is really sweet.

I know this is going to be hard to believe but right now I'm typing in IE on XP. I use FF on Linux and Safari on OSX, but IE is my favourite for its simplicity and reliability (with a few mods). But then, I don't go surfing porn or warez sites (at least on my work XP system angel_not.gif). I'm quite happy with multiple windows rather than tabs (I have a multi-display setup), I get rid of all the stupid buttons and add a few of my own, and I have a couple of cool plugins and my firewall/proxy deals with dubious script, popups and ad blocking.

 

The fact is I don't want or need a whole bunch of features. I don't want streaming video, RSS or subscriptions. I don't use a browser for newsgroups, ftp, filesharing, chat, IM or POP mail. Just good old http/s. IE works with all the sites I use and contrary to popular myth, it doesn't crash, at least doing what I do. Microsoft may have a bad press on this one, but if you want a good basic browser and don't plan on visiting sites which are likely to try screwing you, IE is just fine.

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