Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 36

Thread: What web browser are you using?

  1. #1
    Member hippypants's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Tyler, Tx
    Posts
    1,004

    What web browser are you using?

    There seems to be many theses days. I was using both Internet Explorer and also Firefox. I had heard IE isn't very safe for web browsing. What are you using these days, and why?

  2. #2
    Highly Evolved Orangutan JKL2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Westchester, NY
    Posts
    10,013
    I usually use Chrome, but sometimes I use Firefox because some sites don't behave on Chrome.

  3. #3
    Opera.

  4. #4
    Banned Dave (in MA)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    42°09′30″N 71°08′43″W
    Posts
    3,366
    Chrome on PC and Android tablet and phone, Chromium on Linux, Silk on Fire tablet.

  5. #5
    I'm here for the moosic NogbadTheBad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    6,499
    Chrome
    Ian

    Gordon Haskell - "You've got to keep the groove in your head and play a load of bollocks instead"
    I blame Wynton, what was the question?
    There are only 10 types of people in the World, those who understand binary and those that don't.

  6. #6
    Member moecurlythanu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    The Planet Lovetron
    Posts
    7,471
    Cheetah Chrome
    He did not know that the sword he'd hold, would turn his priceless empire into fool's gold...

    http://www.discogs.com/user/moecurlythanu/collection

  7. #7
    Member Lopez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Medford, Massachusetts
    Posts
    3,524
    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Cheetah Chrome
    Good one. Couldn't figure out how to get Stiv's name into a browser.

    Firefox. Used to use Safari, then heard it was compromised somehow about a year ago.
    Lou

    Awarded the Krusty Brand Seal of Approval. It's not just good, it's good enough.

  8. #8
    Member hippypants's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Tyler, Tx
    Posts
    1,004
    Here's an article I ran into today, which rates various browsers. Some I'd never heard of. I was using Firefox pretty exclusively, and then it updated some time back and got a bit wonky. I think it finally ironed itself out. I also bought a new computer a few months back which is an Acer one of their budget models off Amazon. I wished I had stayed with Dell as you can tell slight differences in quality. For example the DVD burner in the Acer feel more like a laptop burner--not a huge deal breaker, but worth noting.

    Curious to know what brand computer you're using as well. Thanks. Just curious.

  9. #9
    Man of repute progmatist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Mesa, Arizona
    Posts
    1,719
    Chrome is going to have the best real time spell check, for posting to forums such as this. Google just has a knack for knowing what you mean to type, versus what you actually type.
    "Well my son, life is like a beanstalk, isn't it?"--Dalai Lama

  10. #10
    Studmuffin Scott Bails's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Near Philly, PA
    Posts
    4,156
    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    I usually use Chrome, but sometimes I use Firefox because some sites don't behave on Chrome.
    Yep.
    Music isn't about chops, or even about talent - it's about sound and the way that sound communicates to people. Mike Keneally

  11. #11
    Member Jerjo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    small town in ND
    Posts
    4,450
    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    I usually use Chrome, but sometimes I use Firefox because some sites don't behave on Chrome.
    Pretty much my experience as well. For sites that totally freak at the sight of an ad-block I use Microsuck Edge.
    I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down.'- Bob Newhart

  12. #12
    Highly Evolved Orangutan JKL2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Westchester, NY
    Posts
    10,013
    Quote Originally Posted by hippypants View Post
    Here's an article I ran into today, which rates various browsers. Some I'd never heard of. I was using Firefox pretty exclusively, and then it updated some time back and got a bit wonky. I think it finally ironed itself out. I also bought a new computer a few months back which is an Acer one of their budget models off Amazon. I wished I had stayed with Dell as you can tell slight differences in quality. For example the DVD burner in the Acer feel more like a laptop burner--not a huge deal breaker, but worth noting.

    Curious to know what brand computer you're using as well. Thanks. Just curious.
    I'm using an Acer laptop which has a DVD burner.

  13. #13
    Member hippypants's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Tyler, Tx
    Posts
    1,004
    Microsuck Edge.

    I guess Gates has better things to do these days, I guess he's got his...

  14. #14
    Member hippypants's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Tyler, Tx
    Posts
    1,004
    I'm using an Acer laptop which has a DVD burner.

    I've never used the burner on my Acer until trying it recently, and I'm using Windows Media Player, however it won't recognize the blank disc for a burn. Any idea what wrong with it?

  15. #15
    Outraged bystander markwoll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    2,769
    Firefox with the No-script and privacy badger add-ons.
    Do not like chrome or edge. I use them If I have to.
    We still have to use IE at work for certain applications.
    "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
    -- Aristotle
    Nostalgia, you know, ain't what it used to be. Furthermore, they tells me, it never was.
    “A Man Who Does Not Read Has No Appreciable Advantage Over the Man Who Cannot Read” - Unknown

  16. #16
    Banned Dave (in MA)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    42°09′30″N 71°08′43″W
    Posts
    3,366
    One of the "improvements" they made to Windows Media Player in Windows 10 was to remove its ability to even play DVDs. You have to find a 3rd party solution for that.

    Have you tried the Burn to disc functionality directly from Windows File Explorer?

  17. #17
    Member hippypants's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Tyler, Tx
    Posts
    1,004
    Have you tried the Burn to disc functionality directly from Windows File Explorer?

    No, I've never heard of it. I'll have to Google it.

  18. #18
    Highly Evolved Orangutan JKL2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Westchester, NY
    Posts
    10,013
    I was able to burn DVDs using Windows Media Player, so I don't know what the problem could be. Just to clarify though, I'm only copying files to the DVD, like .AVI files, or .MKV. I'm not burning disk images, or copying DVDs.

  19. #19
    Safari for browsing (like now), Firefox for web development, Chrome for porn.

    Oh, wait, I didn't mean that.
    "A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words."

    - Dr. Winston O'Boogie

  20. #20
    Member hippypants's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Tyler, Tx
    Posts
    1,004
    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    I was able to burn DVDs using Windows Media Player, so I don't know what the problem could be. Just to clarify though, I'm only copying files to the DVD, like .AVI files, or .MKV. I'm not burning disk images, or copying DVDs.
    Yeah, it's not recognizing any files. I thought it was a bad DVD drive, but it'll play CDs. So I dunno. Thanks.

  21. #21
    Outraged bystander markwoll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Posts
    2,769
    Try VLC. It will play pretty much anything.

  22. #22
    Banned Dave (in MA)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    42°09′30″N 71°08′43″W
    Posts
    3,366
    Quote Originally Posted by hippypants View Post
    Yeah, it's not recognizing any files. I thought it was a bad DVD drive, but it'll play CDs. So I dunno. Thanks.
    You should be able to burn a DVD with Windows File Explorer, but to play it back you'll need a 3rd party program like VLC, as markwoll mentioned.

  23. #23
    Highly Evolved Orangutan JKL2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Westchester, NY
    Posts
    10,013
    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    Safari for browsing (like now), Firefox for web development, Chrome for porn.

    Oh, wait, I didn't mean that.
    Is there a version of Safari for Windows? I never even thought of that. For general browsing I just want the fastest, most reliable browser that's not a memory hog. That's all I ask.

  24. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Is there a version of Safari for Windows? I never even thought of that. For general browsing I just want the fastest, most reliable browser that's not a memory hog. That's all I ask.
    I doubt it. It's not the best browser, anyway. I'm a Mac user.

    The big questions are when is PE going to add SSL security (looooooong overdue, boys) and become GDPR-compliant (required by law)?
    "A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words."

    - Dr. Winston O'Boogie

  25. #25
    Banned Dave (in MA)'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    42°09′30″N 71°08′43″W
    Posts
    3,366
    Was
    Safari for Windows
    Apple no longer offers Safari updates for Windows. Safari 5.1.7 for Windows was the last version made for Windows, and it is now outdated.

    Published Date: September 24, 2018

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •