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Which browser do you use?

Erik Dark
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I use Internet Explorer 6.0 but am not sure why!
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Valentin Crettaz
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... but am not sure why!
That's a good start, being aware of his own errors
R K Singh
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I use Oxford Atlas to browse maps


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Originally posted by Erik Dark:
I use Internet Explorer 6.0 but am not sure why!

i do the same, dont know why not...


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omar khan
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Joined: Feb 01, 2001
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Opera the fastest browser on earth!
Ashok Mash
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Opera & IE6


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Dave Vick
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IE 5.0 - it is the standard where I work so I have to test everything on that. At least it's not still 4.5 lie it was up until just recently.
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Erik Dark
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That's a good start, being aware of his own errors

Valentin, could you explain why you see using IE as an error?
Guy Allard
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Joined: Nov 24, 2000
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On Windows: IE, version depends on which Win OS (usually XP and 6 these days).
On Linux: Mozilla (usually), Konqueror (sometimes), Netscape (rarely).
I have tried Opera in the past and like it, but currently do not have it installed anywhere.
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Rowan Brownlee
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Joined: Aug 07, 2000
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IE - tried to find something else that works better, but no luck.
Corey McGlone
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IE - As a web developer, you have to be familiar with what your users use. I used to use Netscape but got tired of it crashing when they went to version 4.5 and never went back.


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Sameer Jamal
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What ever u use but dont use NetScape 6.0 its the worst thing I've ever seen
Jim Petersen
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Opera the one with all the ads in it as I'm not going to pay for it! Its still good though


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Bear Bibeault
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At work on Windows2K: IE 6
At home on Mac OS X: IE 5.5 and OmniWeb (IE when W3C compliance is important, OmniWeb for general browsing and reading -- its text rendering is nothing short of stunning)
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Sita Kodali
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Joined: Dec 02, 2001
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Ask me why using IE is an error, I have answers.
I use win2k and RH linux 7.2 (dual boot at work, no choice, I have to switch to winblows to connecto SQL Server 2000).
K, come to the point, during the height of NIMDA attack, I had to take pains to remove (nimda a version) whenever I visited some websites (including a host in compaq), without my permission it downloads readme.exe and starts spreading.
Recently, it started a strange memory allocation problem and takes my machine to its knees.
When I use Opera/netscape on Linux, I can see what is happening and continue using Linux unless I want to connect to database.
I can name some more... but wait for somebody to do it
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Sita Kodali
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I just installed Netscape 6.2 on winblows (seems to work much faster compared to version 6.0), though startup is not as fast as i.e, but overall a good secure alternative
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Venkat
Sita Kodali
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Joined: Dec 02, 2001
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Conspiracy theory is applicable for NS6.2 on windows. It's fine on Linux and sux on Windows - Netscape should find out that it is another example of M$ anti-competitive practices.
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Ashok Mash
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Has anyone noticed that Opera 6 has some memory leak? Just a small leak (not a 'flood').
Randall Twede
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i use IE5.5
not sure why i dont upgrade
as a website developer i hate netscape
it has too many problem to begin to list them all
to be fair there are two things i dont like about IE. a site can add itself to your favorites without your knowledge or permission. worse yet it can make itself your home page, again without your permission


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Jason Lunsford
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Joined: Mar 28, 2002
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Originally posted by J Ash:
Has anyone noticed that Opera 6 has some memory leak? Just a small leak (not a 'flood').

Is that why Opera 6 crashes after a couple hours of use? That is my only beef with what is easily my favorite browser. Over 90% of websites are rendered just fine (notable exceptions being msnbc and hotmail.) But after having it open for a few hours it mysteriously crashes for no apparent reason.
Too bad. It renders pages at blinding speed and the mouse gesture features are terrific. Hope there is a 6.01 soon to fix the issue.
 
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