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View Poll Results: Browser War! WHich is most popular with Saab'ers?
Internet Explorer 20 25.00%
Firefox 46 57.50%
Opera 5 6.25%
Something else 5 6.25%
Safari 4 5.00%
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Which is the most popular browser @ Saabcentral?
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How about adding Safari for Apple/MAC OS users?
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been using Opera since 6.0.

Currently using 9 Technical Preview 2.
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Been using Opera since v5.12. Switched to that from Netscape when the terrible v6.0 appeared.

Currently using v7.5, but today I installed v8.5. I can't see that the functionality which I use is any different or better than v7.5. May check out v9.0TP though.

It was ages before I upgraded from v5.12 to v6.x, and only then because I had to.

Firefox is a great browser, but I feel that Opera's at a more refined state of development, whichisn't surprising as it's been around much longer. However, for the length of time it's been around, Firefox has evolved at a staggering rate.
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The thing IMO which sets firefox above opera is stated above: its rate of development. With proper use of extensions, you can do some crazy stuff in firefox which I was never able to do in opera. Though, if firefox didn't exist, opera would definitely be my second choice.

You should remove IE from the poll and insert links to opera and firefox instead. **** IE.
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Paul and Simon should be able to pull the answers to this poll out of the server logs!
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http://www.opera.com/
http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

I originally started using Opera because there were no decent alternative non-IE browsers. Had Firefox in its present state been around then, the choice for would have been easy. Instead we had Netscape v6 which was buggy, incomplete and crashed often.

Firefox's extensions architecture is its jewel, and I really wish that Opera had a similar feature. However, it's Firefox's massive developer/hacker support that gives us the quantity and variety of extensions. Opera just doesn't seem to have that same community support, probably because it's not open-source and for most of its life has been commercial.

Even after years of development and marketing, Opera's still struggling to gain 2% market share. Firefox though has raced to nearly 28% usage (January 2006).
http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

I wonder if part of Opera's problem is that by default it's set to identify itself as IE Wot a daft default setting. The first thing I change is to get Opera to identify itself as Opera! I encourage any Opera users out there to make sure the browser's doing that, so show support in web stats.

I'll be sticking with Opera, partly because it's a good browser which I kow how to use, and partly because I like to support minority products (I do drive a Saab, afterall ).
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For the minimalist, it is even greener than your browser, lighter, faster, smaller, and saves energy!

http://OffByOne.com
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Firefox all the way!
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For the minimalist, it is even greener than your browser, lighter, faster, smaller, and saves energy!

http://OffByOne.com
Screenshot? From the FAQ it sounds like a PITA...
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The cool thing about Opera is that no one is writing virus' or exploits for it. There are over 100 secruity holes in IE and at least a dozen for FFox.
The thing I don't like about Opera though, is you don't get the 'post preview' when hovering over a link on this site. It just shows the link.
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Screenshot? From the FAQ it sounds like a PITA...

Screenshot 1
Screenshot 2


Sorry, they're huge...

I hardly ever use OBO just because the interface makes me angry and it makes most of the pages I visit look like a parking lot full of whale vomit. Oh, and whenever I try to close it, it crashes.
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Firefox for general use, but I like elinks for reading documentation and cutting thru crap.

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firefox... i used IE for the longest time, then i saw my bro using firefoxes tabbed browsing and i was like "awesome! i want that" so i got firefox... its pretty good... now whenever i use IE i try to open new tabs
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Anyone here have there name in the NY Times for the firefox 1.0 launch? I was one of the tennie tiny 10,000
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I use Firefox, cos Jamie says to. Unless I open a link from messenger, that still comes up with Windows IE.
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I have firefox, but mainly use safari since it runs a tad faster.
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It was Mozilla, till about 5 minutes, now it's Firefox! I have actually downloaded it a month ago due to some upgrade eBay made on their pages, but I have totaly forgot to install it, you guys reminded me!
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Quote:
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I have firefox, but mainly use safari since it runs a tad faster.
I find it a lot quicker, too. I have removed the metal interface and find that gives me a speed hike on my old G3. The funny thing is Apple launched it as the "turbo browser". At the time, I found it slow and likened it to our classic 900s. It was slllloooooooow ... <spool up> ... fast as ffff
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IE7 is coming which includes TAB BROWSING finally.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/...r/default.mspx
Been more then 2 years since IE updated.

I won't be switching.
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