Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st May 2012 22:06 UTC
Internet & Networking According to StatCounter's figures (whatever they're worth) Chrome is now the most popular browser in the world, overtaking Internet Explorer for the first time. How times change. Let's hope Google, Firefox, and Opera have some good Metro stuff coming up, because IE on Windows 8 has a terrible UI.
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Not gonna switch
by JuEeHa on Tue 22nd May 2012 05:57 UTC
JuEeHa
Member since:
2012-04-24

Even though it may be the most used browser I am not going switch to it. I dislike the interface that for some stupid reason Firefox is trying to mimic. Other browsers also just suit me better. Firefox is more customizable, Konqueror has a better engine (At least I think so. KHTML is awesome) and Links2 is more suitable for my current computer. (With 64MB of RAM you don't run anything that isn't specifically designed for small amounts of RAM)

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RE: Not gonna switch
by ricegf on Tue 22nd May 2012 10:25 in reply to "Not gonna switch"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Well, I use the top 4 rather heavily (IE and Firefox on Win 7 and Firefox on SUSE at work, Chrome on Ubuntu at home, and Safari on my iPad pretty much everywhere).

I have a mild preference for Chrome, because it "feels" faster. Of course, Tom's Hardware did extensive testing that indicated Chrome was the best Linux browser, while Firefox works best on Windows.

But I agree that Firefox is by far the most customizable, and the later versions "feel" much better (the ones that mimic Chrome, I'm afraid). But I'm glad you've found a browser you like.

Happily, we have excellent browser competition again, and for that I'm totally delighted. And in smartphones, too. Now if we can just get some serious desktop OS competition going...

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RE: Not gonna switch
by AmigaRobbo on Tue 22nd May 2012 11:26 in reply to "Not gonna switch"
AmigaRobbo Member since:
2005-11-15

64? Even my Amiga 1200 has more memory that man!

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RE: Not gonna switch
by zima on Thu 24th May 2012 03:37 in reply to "Not gonna switch"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

my current computer. (With 64MB of RAM

Why are you doing this to yourself?* And how did you even end up with such machine now? (my Pentium II 266, that I keep around, has 4 times that much RAM - in all offering fairly comfortable overall experience, browsing close to "modern" with Opera 9.27 ...admittedly, partly because it's a dual CPU machine)

It's fairly easy to find something much better at ~dumpsters. Or (checking my local auction site, post-leasing machines) nice and slick IBM P4 HT 3 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, 80 GB HDD, for an equivalent of ~60 USD.


* Now, sometimes I used that PII 266 as the main machine, for a short time, just to get used to it - and afterwards really experience the speed of modern PC, just for kicks. But other than that...

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